How to Scan Document Wirelessly from Your Epson Printer

The stunning feature of an Epson printer to scan document and photos is way far helpful in our advancing digital world.  It lessens, if not eliminate, the need to solely rely on photocopying machine; facilitates sending copies of document or photos faster, as attachment to an email and importantly allows digital storage of said files.

For this feature to be functional, this has to be set up during the Epson printer installation or at any time you feel the need to do so.  The printer set up instructions are quite easy to follow. Tickle your curiosity on how this works, be guided on the  Scan Document Wireless from Your Epson Printer below and start enjoying this feature.

Scan Document Wireless from Your Epson Printer

  1. Plug your printer into a power source. Turn it on.
  2. Make sure your printer is connected to the same Wi-Fi network as your computer. You’ll need to access the control panel, Wireless Wizard set up, then follow the instructions to connect.
  3. Open or lift up the printer’s flatbed scanner.
  4. Place document or photo to be scanned facing down.
  5. Turn on your computer. Make sure you’re connected to the same Wi-Fi network as your printer’s.
  6. Open the Epson application from your computer. Click Start menu then Programs. Look for the Epson program or Epson Scan link. The program will detect the connected printer in your network. (Printer will not be detected if on Epson Printer Offline status).
  7. Select a shortcut. From the left panel, you can see a list of available scan settings for the most common scanning tasks or types.
  8. Adjust settings. On the right panel, after you’ve chosen a scan shortcut, you can further adjust your settings:

Select scan size—Define how large the scanned document or photo is. You can choose from the Entire Scan Area, a Letter, an A4, and other various dimensions.

Select output type—Define the output file’s color. It can be set to Color, Grayscale, or Black & White

Select resolution—Define the output file’s resolution in dots per inch (dpi).

Select item type—Define whether your output is a Document or a Photo.

Select file type—Define the file type of your output file. It can be in Bitmap, JPEG, PNG, TIFF, or PDF formats.

Preview your image. Tick on Show Scan Preview. It is a good idea to review what the output will be like before confirming the scanning process.

Further customize your settings, click on the Advanced Settings link toward the bottom of the box.

Scan— A dialog box will appear to show you the progress while scanning.

Lighten or Darken—You can further adjust the output’s Brightness and Contrast in the Preview screen. Just drag the corresponding bars until you find your proper setting.

Rotate—You can either rotate 90 degrees to the right or to the left by clicking on the corresponding buttons.

Crop—You can do some final cropping and selections before finally scanning the photo or document.

Save your image.

Click on Save to define your output file’s name and location in your computer