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How to Create a Scan Profile via the Printer's Embedded Web Server

Document ID:HO3459

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Problem

Perform multiple scans; Temporary profile; Multiple use profile; Scan to PC more than once; Prevent another profile creation; Scan-to-pc; Scan back to PC;

Solution

Overview


This article provides the prerequisites and steps required to create a Scan Profile via the printer's Embedded Web Server (EWS).

 

Index
 

 


Before you begin


Make sure the following prerequisites are met:

NOTE: Google Chrome is used as an example for prerequisites involving the use of a browser.

 

Check Java version


Step Action
1
Open any browsers (e.g., Internet Explorer, Mozilla FireFox, Safari, or Google Chrome).
 
2
Go to https://www.java.com/verify to verify the java version.
 
3

Click on Agree and Continue.

Note: If authentication is required, fill out user name and password, and then click OK.

4

If this pop-up displays, click Run.

Note: The page will automatically refresh and detect your browser's Java version.

5
Make sure you have Java version 7 Update 51 or higher. If not, click Download Java Now to obtain the latest version.
 


Check Browser version


Step Action
1
Open Google Chrome.
 
2
Click the Chrome menu  found on the upper right corner of the page.
 
3

Click on Help and aboutAbout Google Chrome.

Note: Make sure the version is up to date.


Allow Pop-ups


By default, Google Chrome prevents pop-ups from automatically appearing and cluttering your screen. You can turn the pop-up blocker on or off. When it's on and a pop-up is blocked, the address bar will show a pop-up blocker icon .

Step Action
1
Open Google Chrome.
 
2
Click the Chrome menu  found on the upper right corner of the page.
 
3
Click on Settings.
 
4
Click on Show advanced settings.
 
5
Under Privacy, click on Content Settings.
 
6
Scroll down until you see Pop-ups, select Allow all sites to show pop-ups, and then click Done.
 


Enable NPAPI plugins


Step Action
1
Open Google Chrome.
 
2
Type chrome://flags/#enable-npapi on the address bar, and then press Enter.
 
3
Click on the Enable link under the Enable NPAPI flag.
 
4
Click on Relaunch Now found on the bottom left corner of the page.
 


Check Firmware version


Perform either of the following options:

a. Using the printer Control Panel – On the printer, press Menu > Reports > Menu Settings Page.

b. Using the EWS – Access the printer's EWS, go to Reports > Device Settings.

NOTE: The Base is the firmware of the device. See Document ID: FA877 for more information. 


Add printer IP on Java Exception Site List


For Windows systems:

Step Action
1
Click the Start button, and then type configure java.
 
2
Click on Configure Java.
 
3
Click on the Security tab.
 
4
Click on Edit Site List, and then click Add.
 
5
Type http://<printer's IP address>, and then click Add.
 
6

If this pop-up displays, click Continue, and then click OK.

Note: The printer's IP address will show on the Exception Site List.

For Macintosh systems:

Step Action
1
Click the Apple symbol, and then go to System Preferences.
 
2
Click on Java found on the bottom left corner of the menu.
 
3
Click on the Security tab.
 
4
Click on Edit Site List, and then click Add.
 
5
Type http://<printer's IP address>, and then click Add.
 
6

If this pop-up displays, click Continue, and then click OK.

Note: The printer's IP address will show on the Exception Site List.


Add Proxy exceptions


Please contact your system administrators to modify proxy settings.

NOTE: HTTP protocol uses port 80, while HTTPS protocol uses port 443.

 

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Scan Profile Setup


Scan Profile can only be accessed via the printer's EWS.

Step Action
1

Open the printer’s EWS using any web browsers (e.g., Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, etc.)

Note: See Document ID: SO4541 to view steps to access printer's EWS.

2

Click on Scan Profile, and then click Create Scan Profile.

Note: If this pop-up displays, click Run.

3


Wait for the Scan Profile window to load. This is window is also known as the Java Listener window.
 

4

Specify the desired Scan Settings (Laser sample) or any of the following Quick Setup options, and then click Next.

For Laser MFPs:

Quick Setup PDF Settings Advanced Imaging Color Balance

Custom
Text - BW - PDF
Text - BW - TIFF
Text/Photo - BW - PDF
Text/Photo - Color - PDF
Photo - Color - JPEG
Photo - Color - TIFF


 

PDF Version
Secure PDF

 

 


 

Background Removal
Contrast
Shadow Detail
Sharpness
Temperature
Color Dropout
Color Dropout Threshold
Scan edge to edge
Negative Image
Mirror Image

Cyan - Red
Magenta - Green
Yellow - Blue

 

 

 

For Inkjet MFPs:

Quick Setup Page Options Advanced Options
Custom
Text Document
Photo (For display)
Photo (For editing)
Presentation/article
Drawing Sketch
Last Used Scan Options

Sides
Orientation
Original Paper Size



 

Background Removal
Contrast
Scan edge to edge



 

Note: For Color MFPs, use Color(24 bit); while for Black and White MFPs, use Gray(8 bit).

5

Specify the scan location, file name, and then type an updated User Name and Scan Name (e.g., from username to username-test). Click here to view sample image.

Tip! Enable the "Multiple use profile" option to prevent port closure and preserve the profile for continued use. You may use this option in any of the following scenarios:

  • The number of pages to scan exceeds the number of pages allowed by the Auto Document Feeder (ADF).
  • You do not want to recreate a scan profile multiple times.
  • You need groups of scanned pages to be indexed by number (e.g., Checks_1.pdf, Checks_2.pdf, Checks_3.pdf).
6
Click Submit for the following window to display.
 
7

Perform the instructions specified in Step 3 to complete the scan process.

  1. Go to the printer, and then load the documents.
  2. Press # key followed by the shortcut number indicated on the Scan Profile window.
  3. Press Start.

Note: You may click Launch to view the file or navigate to the specified scan location.

Click here for an illustration of Scan Profile using Inkjet printers.
Click here for an illustration of Scan Profile using Laser printers.

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Procedure for Older MFPs


The procedure is similar, but there are slight differences:

Step Action
1

Open the printer’s EWS using any web browsers (e.g., Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, etc.)

Note: See Document ID: SO4541 to view steps to access printer's EWS.

2
Click on Create Scan Profiles.
 
3
Click on PC Scan Profiles.
 
4
Specify the Scan Settings, and then click Next.
 
5
Specify the scan location and file name.
 
6
Assign a Profile Name. This name will appear on the MFP control panel.
 
7

Click Submit to save the profile on the MFP. A receiving image window will appear on the desktop to indicate that the computer is waiting to receive the scan output file.

Warning! Do not close the dialog box, or you will not be able to complete your scan.

8
Go to the printer, and then load the documents.
 
9
On the MFP control panel, press the Fax/Scan mode button until SCAN > PROFILE appears on the screen.
 
10
Press Menu > until the chosen scan profile name shows on the screen.
 
11
Press Go/Send to start scanning.
 
12

Return to the PC when the job is finished. The job status window changes to Image Received.

Note: Once the scan output file appears in the list, select the file and launch an application to open.

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Java Listener behavior
 

  • The Scan Profile (shortcut) disappears after one scan job, unless you close the Java listener window or you did not enable Multiple use profile during profile creation.
  • Older versions of Sun's Java (JRE-Java Runtime Environment/JVM-Java Virtual Machine) may pose problems.
  • The random TCP/IP port range lies somewhere between 9751 and 12000.
  • An operating system or third-party firewall may prevent successful communication.
  • If Create or Create Scan Profile does not appear, a problem with Java is indicated. Clear the History and the Temp directories, and then click Refresh (or press Ctrl+F5) within your browser application.
  • Scan failure may also indicate a pending or broken profile or link. Go to Settings > Manage Shortcuts > Manage Profile Shortcuts via the EWS to check for this possibility. Delete and recreate the scan to PC profile as necessary.

NOTE: You can minimize the listener window if necessary to prevent accidental closure.

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Other Scan Methods not covered in this article
 

  • Scan to Network app (SNF) 
  • Network TWAIN
  • Local TWAIN
  • WSD scan
  • WIA scan

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Related articles


See Document ID: HO3024 – How to Change the Scan Port Range on the X64x, X85x and 4600 Scanner-Equipped MFPs
See Document ID: SO3271 – Java Requirements for X64x, X85x and 4600 Scanner-Equipped MFPs
See Document ID: SO4463 – How to Set Up Scan to PC on a Lexmark X560 All-In-One

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Still Need Help?


If you need additional assistance, please close this window, go to your product's support page and locate  Get In Touch with Lexmark! for contact information. NOTE: When calling for support, you will need your printer model/machine type and serial number (SN).

 Please be near the products described in this article to expedite the support process and reduce call-back situations.

 



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