Documents Suitable for Use with the Carrier Sheet

The bundled Carrier Sheet is a sheet designed to transport documents through the ScanSnap.

You can scan documents that are larger than A4/Letter size, photographs and clippings.

Conditions for documents that can be scanned using the Carrier Sheet are as follows:

Caution
  • Do not use a damaged Carrier Sheet. Otherwise, it may damage or cause the ScanSnap to malfunction.

  • Be careful not to cut your finger on the edge of the Carrier Sheet.


Paper type

Documents that cannot be fed directly into the ScanSnap

Paper weight

Up to 209 g/m2 (55.7 lb)

When scanning documents folded in half:

Up to 104.5 g/m2 (27.9 lb)

Paper size

Carrier sheet size (216 × 297 mm)

A3 (297 × 420 mm) (*)

A4 (210 × 297 mm)

A5 (148 × 210 mm)

A6 (105 × 148 mm)

B4 (JIS) (257 × 364 mm) (*)

B5 (JIS) (182 × 257 mm)

B6 (JIS) (128 × 182 mm)

Postcard (100 × 148 mm)

Business card (90 × 55 mm)

Letter (8.5 × 11 in. (216 × 279.4 mm))

11 × 17 in. (279.4 × 431.8 mm) (*)

Photo E (83 × 117 mm)

Photo L (89 × 127 mm)

Photo LL (5 × 7 in. (127 × 178 mm))

Photo KG (4 × 6 in.)


*: Fold in half to scan.

Documents for Which the Carrier Sheet is Recommended for Scanning

It is recommended that you use the Carrier Sheet to scan the following documents.

  • Documents written in pencil

    Because there may be black traces left on the documents, it is recommended that you use the Carrier Sheet to scan such documents.

    Clean the rollers occasionally when you scan such documents directly without using a Carrier Sheet because dirt accumulating on the rollers may cause feeding errors.

    For details about how to clean the ScanSnap, refer to Cleaning the Inside of the ScanSnap.

  • Carbonless paper

    Because carbonless paper may contain chemicals that can harm the ScanSnap internal rollers, it is recommended that you use the Carrier Sheet to scan such documents.

    Make sure to clean the rollers occasionally to maintain the scanner performance when scanning carbonless paper directly without using the Carrier Sheet. For details about how to clean the ScanSnap, refer to Cleaning the Inside of the ScanSnap.

    Depending on the type of carbonless paper, the life span of the scanner may be shortened compared to scanning standard office paper.

  • Scanning the following types of documents without using the Carrier Sheet can result in documents being damaged or scanned incorrectly

    • Documents smaller than 50.8 × 50.8 (mm)/2 × 2 (in.) (width × length)

    • Documents whose paper weight is less than 40 g/m2 (10.7 lb)

    • Documents of non-uniform thickness (for example, envelopes and paper sheets with attached materials)

    • Wrinkled or curled documents

    • Folded or torn documents

    • Tracing paper

    • Coated paper

    • Photographs (photographic paper)

    • Perforated or punched documents

    • Odd shaped documents (not square or rectangular)

    • Carbon paper or thermal paper

    • Documents with memo papers or sticky notes attached

ATTENTION

  • Using the Carrier Sheet

    Be careful of the following when you use the Carrier Sheet:

    • Do not stain, or cut the end with a black & white pattern. Otherwise, the Carrier Sheet will not be recognized properly.

    • Do not place the Carrier Sheet upside down. Otherwise, a paper jam may occur and damage the Carrier Sheet and the document inside.

    • Do not fold or pull the Carrier Sheet.

    • Paper jams may occur when several small size documents such as photographs and postcards are placed inside the Carrier Sheet to be scanned at once. It is recommended that you scan such documents one at a time.

    • If paper jams occur frequently, select the [Remove blank pages] checkbox to prevent unnecessary scanned images from being saved to Evernote, and then feed about 50 sheets of PPC paper (recycled paper). After feeding them, scan the documents with the Carrier Sheet.

  • Storing the Carrier Sheet

    Be careful of the following when you store the Carrier Sheet:

    • Do not leave your document inside the Carrier Sheet for a long time. Otherwise, the ink on the document may be transferred onto the Carrier Sheet.

    • To avoid deformation, do not use or leave the Carrier Sheet in high temperature places such as under direct sunlight or near a heating apparatus for a long time.

    • To avoid deformation, store the Carrier Sheet on a flat surface without any weight on it.

  • When you scan receipts, directly load them in the ScanSnap.

    When you use the Carrier Sheet, select [Receipts] for [Scan mode] in the pop-up menu, and then scan the receipts.