Ripple Patterns Appear in an Image

You may see a ripple pattern (called a moiré) in scanned images of printed documents. This is caused by interference from differing pitches in the scanner's screen and your original's halftone screen. To reduce this effect, adjust these Epson Scan 2 settings (if available) and try scanning again:

Related tasks
Scanning in Epson Scan 2
Cleaning Inside Your Scanner
Related references
Image Format Options