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Documents for Scanning (ADF)

1) Paper size

The following paper sizes can be scanned.


  • A: 50.8 to 216.0 mm (2.0 to 8.5 in.)
  • B: 54.0 to 355.6 mm (2.1 to 14.0 in.) (*1)
  • C: 54.0 to 216.0 mm (2.1 to 8.5 in.)
  • D: 50.8 to 355.6 mm (2.0 to 14.0 in.) (*1 )

    *1: Long page scanning supports documents with a length up to 5,588 mm (220 in.).

2) Paper type

The following paper types are recommended:

  • Wood-free paper
  • Wood-containing paper
  • PPC paper (recycled)
  • Plastic card

When using paper types other than the above, make sure to test with the same type of paper first to check if the document can be scanned.

3) Paper weight (thickness)

The following paper weights can be used:

  • 27 to 413 g/m² (7 to 111 lb)
  • 127 to 209 g/m² (34 to 56.1 lb) for A8 size
  • 1.4 mm or less for plastic cards (*1)

    *1: Up to 1.25 mm is supported for scanning at 300 dpi (80 ppm) in landscape when using the fi-7180/fi-7280. This setting can be changed in the Software Operation Panel to scan plastic cards with a thickness up to 1.4 mm.
    Display the Software Operation Panel in the following procedure.

    • Windows XP/Windows Vista/Windows Server 2008/Windows 7
      Select [Start] menu [All Programs] [fi Series] [Software Operation Panel].
    • Windows Server 2012/Windows 8
      Right-click the Start screen to display the app bar, click [All apps] and click [Software Operation Panel] under [fi Series].
    • Windows Server 2012 R2/Windows 8.1
      Click [↓] on the lower left side of the Start screen [Software Operation Panel] under [fi Series].
      To display [↓], move the mouse cursor.

4) Precautions

The following types of documents may not be scanned successfully:

  • Documents of non-uniform thickness (e.g. envelopes, documents with attachments)
  • Wrinkled or curled documents

Scanning Scannning

  • Folded or torn documents
  • Tracing paper
  • Coated paper
  • Carbon paper
  • Photosensitive paper
  • Perforated documents
  • Documents that are not square or rectangular
  • Thin paper (less than 41 g/m²)
  • Photographs (photographic paper)

The following types of documents must not be scanned:

  • Paper-clipped or stapled documents
  • Documents on which the ink is still wet
  • Documents smaller than A8 size (portrait)
  • Documents wider than 216 mm (8.5 in.)
  • Documents other than paper/plastic card such as fabric, metal foil and OHP film
  • Important documents which must not be damaged

An error may occur when there are punched holes in the shaded area in the following figure.