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Kenji Takabayashi
Written by Kenji Takabayashi

Scanner Capture Guidelines

Here is a detailed guide on how to properly capture calibrated fabric samples using EPSON Scan 2 software from the Epson V850 Pro.


This article provides a detailed guide to install, configure, and scan your textiles for digitization. Following these recommendations will avoid any automatic image processing that could alter the digital fabric's appearance.

1. Install

First, install the EPSON Scan 2 proprietary software to control the scanning device (EPSON Perfection v850 Pro).

  1. Go to:
  2. EPSON Perfection v850 Pro - Drivers.
  3. EPSON Perfection v600 Photo
  4. Download the latest Scanner Driver and EPSON Scan Utility version.
  5. Run the downloaded executable file and follow the instructions provided to install the software.
  6. Plug the scanner into your computer and launch the EPSON Scan software. If the device is not recognized, restart your computer and try again.

2. Configure

  1. Open EPSON Scan software.

Check that the following parameters are properly set:

Epson Scan 2:

  • Scanner: Epson Perfection V850 (Or V600)
  • Scan Settings: Not Selected
  • Mode: Photo Mode

Main Settings:

  • Document Source: Scanner Glass (not Slide Attachment)
  • Document Type: Reflective
  • Image Type: 24-bit Color
  • Scanning Quality: Standard

ADVANCED SETTINGS:

Once you have double-checked that your settings match the image above, go to the Configuration window and select the Color tab.

  1. Select Color Control and disable the Continuous auto exposure option.
  2. Select ICM and check that EPSON Standard is selected as Source (scanner).

Your Configuration>Color tab should look like the following screenshot. Click OK.

3. Scan

Now that all of the automatic processes have been disabled and the color profile has been selected, you can proceed and scan your sample.

  1. Place your fabric on the scanner glass. Be sure that the sample is properly aligned and that there are no wrinkles or dust.
  2. Click on Preview and select the area and resolution you want to capture.
  3. Making sure that your material is scanned correctly will save you time and streamline your tiling process.

  1. Click on Scan.
  2. File: Save Settings window will pop-up. Here you can select the image format in which the resulting scanned will be stored.
  3. We recommend using PNG in order to avoid information loss during the encoding stage.  (TIFF can work as well)

Click OK and your sample will be scanned.

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