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Placing Film or Slides

Removing the Document Mat
Placing Film in the Auto Film Loader
Placing Film in the Holder
Placing Slides in the Holder
Storing the Film Holder
Replacing the Document Mat

Removing the Document Mat

To scan film strips or slides, you need to remove the document mat from the scanner cover.

Open the scanner cover and gently slide up the document mat to remove it.

Use a non-abrasive microfiber cloth to wipe the document table before placing your film or slides.

To place film in the auto film loader, see Placing Film in the Auto Film Loader.

To place film in the film holder, see Placing Film in the Holder.

To place a slide for scanning, see Placing Slides in the Holder.

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Placing Film in the Auto Film Loader

The Perfection V350 Photo comes with an auto film loader on the scanner cover that lets you load a film strip for scanning automatically.

Before loading a filmstrip in the auto film loader, make sure it meets these requirements to avoid damaging your film or the film loader.


Note:

If you want to scan film that does not meet these requirements, use the film holder, instead. See Placing Film in the Holder.

  • The film is dry.

  • The film is not infrared film.

  • The film is 35 mm wide and 2.9 to 9.1 inches (74 to 232 mm) long.

  • The film strip contains at least 2 photos, but not more than 6.

  • The film has no damaged edges or holes along the sides.

  • The film has no folds, ripples, bends, or curls.

  • The film has no stickers on it.
    If there is a sticker on the film strip away from the image, you can carefully cut off the part with the sticker.

Make sure you have installed Epson Scan and have turned on your computer.

Make sure you removed the document mat. See Removing the Document Mat.

Close the scanner cover.


Note:

Make sure nothing is on the document table before you close it.

Press and release the back of the auto film loader cover to open it.

Flip out the metal film guide and press it all the way down.


Note:

Always open the film guide whenever you use the auto film loader, no matter how short the film strip is; otherwise, it may cause a film jam.

Place a film strip into the auto film loader with its shiny base side facing down. Your images and any wording on the film strip should appear backwards on the side that faces up. Slowly slide the film into the loader. Let go of the film when the scanner begins to automatically feed it into position.


Note:

If you have difficulty inserting your film, slightly bend the film so that it straightens out.

To scan your film, see Starting a Scan With the Scanner Buttons.


Caution:
  • Hold the edge of the film gently or use gloves to touch the film; otherwise you may damage the film.

  • When loading starts, let go of the film; otherwise, it may cause a film jam.

  • Do not touch the film, close the auto film loader cover, press the Eject button, or open the scanner cover during scanning.

  • If the film does not feed into the auto film loader, wait 10 seconds and try again.

When you are ready to eject your film, see Ejecting Film.

Ejecting Film

When you finish scanning, eject the film from the auto film loader.

Press the Eject button.

Remove the film after the Status light turns on.


Note:
  • Do not pull out the film. Wait until it is ejected automatically.

  • Do not turn off the scanner before ejecting film. If you do so accidentally, turn on the scanner again and press the Eject button.

Flip the metal film guide back in and close the auto film loader cover.


Note:

If the Status light is flashing red, your film may have jammed. See Film Jams in the Auto Film Loader for details.

When you are finished scanning film, be sure to replace the document mat before scanning documents or photos. See Replacing the Document Mat.

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Placing Film in the Holder

Slide your film strip all the way into the film holder with the shiny base side facing down. Your images and any wording on the film strip should appear backwards on the side that faces up.


Note:
  • Hold the edge of the film gently or use gloves to touch the film; otherwise you may damage the film.

  • Make sure the white stickers on the back of the film holder and the areas around them are not scratched, dusty, or covered in any way. If the areas are obscured, the scanner may have trouble recognizing your film in Full Auto Mode.

  • Do not cover the small holes in the film holder.

Make sure the film strip is placed as shown.

Scanning the first 3 frames of the film strip:
Place the film holder on the document table so that it is aligned as shown. Make sure the tab labelled “B” on the film holder fits into the area labelled “B” on the scanner.

    Scanning the last 3 frames of the film strip:
    Remove the film strip from the film holder, then re-insert it with the last frame first. Place the film holder on the document table so that it is aligned as shown above.

Make sure you removed the document mat. See Removing the Document Mat.

Close the scanner cover.

To scan your film, see Starting a Scan With the Scanner Buttons.

When you are finished scanning film, be sure to replace the document mat before scanning documents or photos. See Replacing the Document Mat.

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Placing Slides in the Holder

You can scan two 35 mm slides at a time using the slide portion of the film holder.


Note:
  • Make sure the white stickers on the back of the film holder and the areas around them are not scratched, dusty, or covered in any way. If the areas are obscured, the scanner may have trouble recognizing your film in Full Auto Mode.

  • Do not cover the small holes in the film holder.

Place the film holder on the top of the document table. Make sure the tab labelled “A” on the film holder fits into the area labelled “A” on the scanner.

Place one or two slides in the film holder with their shiny base side facing down. Your images should appear backwards on the side that faces up. The images should be oriented as shown.


Note:

Make sure you place the long edge of the slide in the film holder as shown above, for both landscape and portrait-oriented photos.

Close the scanner cover.

To scan your slide, see Starting a Scan With the Scanner Buttons.

When you are finished scanning slides, be sure to replace the document mat before scanning documents or photos. See Replacing the Document Mat.

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Storing the Film Holder

When you are not using the film holder, you can store it inside the scanner cover.

Open the scanner cover and remove the document mat. For instructions, see Removing the Document Mat.

Slide the film holder into the scanner cover.

Replace the document mat. See Replacing the Document Mat for instructions.

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Replacing the Document Mat

Replace the document mat by sliding it into the notches beneath the scanner cover. Make sure the white surface faces outwards.

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