You can directly load documents such as meeting materials or business cards to scan in the ScanSnap.

Load documents in the ScanSnap in the following procedure.

For details about documents that can be loaded, refer to Documents That Can Be Loaded Directly in the ScanSnap.

  1. If you are loading multiple sheets, check the number of sheets.

    The maximum number of sheets in the ScanSnap is as follows:

    For A4 or smaller sizes: Up to 50 sheets can be loaded (with paper weight of 80 g/m2 [20 lb] and thickness of the document stack under 5 mm [0.2 in.]).


    If you try to scan more than the maximum amount that can be loaded, the following problems may occur:

    • Files cannot be properly created due to excessive file size.

    • Paper jams during scanning

  2. Fan the documents.

    1. Hold both ends of the documents and fan them a few times.

    2. Rotate the documents by 90 degrees and fan them in the same manner.

  3. Straighten the edges of the documents and slightly displace the top edges at an angle.

    Slightly Displacing the Top Edges at an Angle


    Paper jams or damage to documents may occur if you scan the documents without aligning the edges first.

  4. Open the ADF paper chute (cover) of the ScanSnap.

    Opening the ADF Paper Chute (Cover)
  5. Pull the stacker towards you.

    Pulling the Stacker towards You
  6. Depending on documents to scan, pull out the extension on the ADF paper chute (cover) and open the stacker.

    Pulling Out the Extension and Opening the Stacker
  7. Load the documents in the ADF paper chute (cover).

    Load the documents face-down and top-first with their back facing you. Load the documents so that they are not beyond the reference marks within the side guides.

    Loading the Document

    If you scan a magnetic card or IC card, do not bring the black magnetic part in contact with the magnetic part of the ADF top section. Otherwise, the data on the card may be lost.


    • Do not accumulate more than 50 sheets (with paper weight of 80 g/m2 [20 lb]) in the stacker.

  8. Adjust the side guides to the width of the documents.

    Hold the side guides in the middle and then move them so that there is no space left between the side guides and the documents.

    Otherwise, the documents may be fed skewed.

    Adjusting the Side Guides to the Width of the Documents
  9. Press the Scan button on the ScanSnap.

    Scanning starts and the scanned image is saved.