Thank you for your feedback



How to Scan Using the Lexmark X5600 Series and X6600 Series All-In-One

Document ID:HO3499
 
  Properties  

Environment

How to scan; Scanning; Scanning to PC; Scanning to Mac; Cancel scan; Microsoft Windows XP; Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition; Microsoft Windows Vista; Microsoft Windows 2000

Solution

Overview

This article explains how to scan on your Lexmark X5600 Series and X6600 Series All-In-One using different methods and operating systems.

Scanning original documents

You can scan and print photos, text documents, magazine articles, newspapers, and other publications. You can also scan a document for faxing.

Using the printer control panel
1. Load an original document faceup into the Automatic Document Feeder (ADF) or facedown on the scanner glass. See image below.


Notes:
• Do not load postcards, photos, small items, transparencies, photo paper, or thin media (such as magazine clippings) into the ADF. Place these items on the scanner glass.
• Adjust the paper guide on the ADF tray to the width of the original document.
• When using the scanner glass, close the top cover to avoid dark edges on the scanned image.
• When scanning photos for editing please make sure a photo-editing application is installed on the computer so its name can be downloaded to the Application List.
• When scanning to a computer over a network, please make sure that:


    • The printer is connected to a network through a print server or through a wireless network connection.


    • The printer, the print server (if used), and the computer receiving the scanned image are all turned on.


    • The printer is configured to scan over a network.


    2. From the printer control panel, press .

    "Scan to" appears on the display. You can send the scanned image to a computer, flash drive, memory card, or to a computer over a network.
    • If you choose to send the scanned image to the computer:


    StepAction
     1Press .
     2Wait until the printer has finished downloading the scan applications list.
     3Press the left or right arrow button until the application that you want appears, and then press .
     4Use the arrow buttons to select the quality and original image size, and then press  each time you make a selection.
     5
    To scan black-and-white documents, press Black.

    NOTE: The default setting when you are using the Scan mode is Color.
    Therefore, you do not need to press Color if you are scanning a color document.
     6Press.
     7Follow the instructions on the computer screen.

    • If you choose to send the scanned image to a memory card or flash drive:


    StepAction
     1
    Insert the memory device. NOTE: Make sure that the memory device is not write-protected.
     2Press the up or down arrow button until Memory Card or USB Flash Drive is highlighted, and then press .
     3Use the arrow buttons to select the quality and original image size, and then press  each time you make a selection.
     4
    To scan black-and-white documents, press Black.

    NOTE: The default setting when you are using the Scan mode is Color.
    Therefore, you do not need to press Color if you are scanning a color document.
     5Press.

    NOTE: Do not remove the memory device until the menu indicates that the file has been saved.

    • If you choose to send the scanned image to a computer over the network:


    StepAction
     1Press the arrow buttons until Network appears, and then press .
     2
    If prompted, press the arrow buttons until the computer name of the network computer appears, and then press .

    Notes:
    – You may be prompted to enter a PIN if the computer requires it. To assign a computer name and a PIN to the network computer, see the Help for the printer software that is associated with your operating system.
    – If your printer has a numeric keypad, enter the PIN using the keypad, and then press .
    – If your printer does not have a numeric keypad, use the left or right arrow button to decrease or increase the value for each digit (the default value is 0000) in the PIN, and then press  each time
    you select a digit.
     3Wait until the printer has finished downloading the scan applications list.
     4Press the left or right arrow button until the application that you want appears, and then press .
     5Use the arrow buttons to select the quality and original image size, and then press  each time you make a selection.
     6
    To scan black-and-white documents, press Black.

    NOTE: The default setting when you are using the Scan mode is Color.
    Therefore, you do not need to press Color if you are scanning a color document.
     7Press .

    NOTE: Do not remove the memory device until the menu indicates that the file has been saved.

    Using Windows
    StepAction
     1
    Load an original document faceup into the Automatic Document Feeder (ADF) or facedown on the scanner glass.

    Notes:
    • Do not load postcards, photos, small items, transparencies, photo paper, or thin media (such as magazine clippings) into the ADF. Place these items on the scanner glass.
    • Adjust the paper guide on the ADF tray to the width of the original document.
    • When using the scanner glass, close the top cover to avoid dark edges on the scanned image.
     2
    Do one of the following:

    • In Windows Vista, click .
    • In Windows XP and earlier, click Start.
     3Click All Programs or Programs, and then select the printer program folder from the list.
     4Click Lexmark Productivity Studio.
     5From the Photo Printing section of the main screen, click Scan.
     6Follow the instructions on the computer screen.

    Using Macintosh
    StepAction
     1
    Load an original document faceup into the Automatic Document Feeder (ADF) or facedown on the scanner glass.

    Notes:
    • Do not load postcards, photos, small items, transparencies, photo paper, or thin media (such as magazine clippings) into the ADF. Place these items on the scanner glass.
    • Adjust the paper guide on the ADF tray to the width of the original document.
    • When using the scanner glass, close the top cover to avoid dark edges on the scanned image.
     2From the Finder desktop, double-click the printer folder.
     3Double-click XXXX Series Center, where XXXX is the printer series.
     4From the “What is being scanned?” menu, choose the type of document to be scanned.
     5Click Scan.
     6Follow the instructions on the computer screen.

    Canceling scan jobs

    Using the printer control panel

    To cancel a scan job started in the printer control panel, press .

    Using Windows
    To cancel a scan job started in the Lexmark Productivity Studio, click Stop on the computer screen.
    Using Macintosh
    To cancel a scan job started in the Lexmark All-in-One Center, click Cancel on the computer screen.

    Still have questions?

    Please contact Lexmark Technical Support for additional assistance. NOTE: When calling for service you will need to know your printer model type and serial number (SN).
    Please call from near the printer in case the technician on the phone asks you to perform a task involving the printer.


    Link:
    Please enter the email address you would like to send a copy of this page to.