On the Parameters tab, you can set the scanned file's parameters, such as resolution and format. You can select from a number of options for each parameter.

There are predefined parameters, but you can also create your own parameters.

All parameters are dependent on the particular printing device type. Therefore, some values might not be available.

Predefined Easy Scan Parameters

Some parameters (e.g. resolution, color) significantly influence the scanned file's size. For example, a combination of higher resolution and full color will dramatically increase the file size.

You can allow users to change their scan settings from the terminal screen.

Easy Scan changing options on the terminal

To do this, you have to modify the settings of the particular parameter on the Parameters tab on the Easy Scan action node properties panel. Open the parameter properties panel, uncheck the Prohibit change of value option (checked by default) and Save.

Parameter properties panel

Predefined Parameters

Each parameter has a Default option. If selected, the actual values are taken from the default scan settings of the printing device and are displayed on the terminal (supported from MyQ HP Embedded terminal 8.2 patch 3+). If the device’s default values cannot be mapped to the MyQ scan profile value, Default will be displayed. It is not possible to modify the default values for Easy scan parameters in the device's web UI, as these parameters are fixed.

Easy Scan parameters on the terminal taken from the device defaults

  • Resolution - The outgoing file's resolution. You can select from the following options:

    • 200 dpi

    • 300 dpi

    • 400 dpi

    • 600 dpi

    • 1200 dpi

    • Default

  • Color - The outgoing file's color scale. You can select from the following options:

    • Color

    • Grayscale

    • B&W (two tones) -This is available for all the Format options except for JPEG. If JPEG is selected, the Color setting will be automatically changed to Grayscale.

    • Automatic

    • Default

  • Format - The outgoing file's format. You can select from the following options:

    • PDF

    • JPEG

    • TIFF

    • XPS

    • HCPDF

    • Default

  • Duplex - Simplex and Duplex scanning options. You can select from the following:

    • Single Sided

    • Duplex - binding on top

    • Duplex - binding on side

    • Default

  • Continuous scan - With the continuous scan option Enabled, scan jobs are not sent until Done is tapped. After clicking Scan, the printing device scans another page.

    Continuous Scan - Scan and Done buttons on the terminal

    You can select from the following:

    • Disabled

    • Enabled

    • Default

  • Scan separation - If a document with multiple pages is scanned, scanned pages can be stored either separately (each page in a separate file) or all together in one file. You can select from the following options:

    • All pages together

    • Separate each page - This is available for all the Format options except for XPS. If XPS is selected, the scanned pages will be stored in one file.

    • Default

  • Original Image - Determines the way in which the printing device is going to process the scanned page. You can select from the following options:

    • Text + Photo

    • Photo

    • Text

    • Default

  • Original Orientation - Determines the page's orientation in the outgoing file. The paper's position is relative to the person standing at the printing device. You can select from the following options:

    • Top Edge on Top: The page is displayed in a horizontal position (top edge of the page opposite to the person).

    • Top Edge on Left: The page is displayed in a vertical position (top edge of the page on the left-hand side of the person).

    • Default

Limitations:

Small printers (A4)

  • Size can be set to auto when the originals are put in the printer as described in the next point but setting the page size manually is recommended.

  • Original orientation works as intended by MyQ settings only when the shorter edge of the page is facing the document feeder. The same orientation also applies to the glass, for all formats.

    Shorter edge facing the document feeder

Large printers (A3)

  • The resulting image can be cropped or have wrong orientation if the size is set to auto, but it works for the A4 format when is oriented as described below.

  • Original orientation works as intended by MyQ settings when the original document is put in the printer as described (due to HP considering the top edge in different ways for some formats):

    • A4 and letter must have the longer edge facing the document feeder (or left side of the glass).

      Longer edge facing the document feeder
    • Other formats must have the shorter edge facing the document feeder (or left side of the glass).

      Shorter edge facing the document feeder
  • Size - The scanned output's size. This determines the size of the scanning area, therefore it should correspond to the actual size of the scanned paper. You can select from the following options:

    • Automatic

    • A3

    • A4

    • A5

    • Folio

    • Ledger

    • Letter

    • Legal

    • Statement

    • Default

  • Mixed size - This parameter enables automatic paper size recognition when different sizes of paper are used during scanning. To be able to use the Mixed size setting, the A4, A3, Ledger or Letter
    option must be selected in the Size setting. You can select from the following options:

    • On: The Size parameter is ignored and the size of each scanned image is recognized by the printing device.

    • Off: The Size parameter is used to decide the size of the scanned image.

    • Default

  • Skip blank pages - With this parameter, you can select to skip blank pages in the scanned document. You can select from the following options:

    • Default

    • Yes

    • No