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All LAFS members may scan for FREE using their lafilm.edu account. Please view below to learn more about how to use the Library’s scanner.
What types of material can I scan?
You can scan documents or photographs. Other materials please consult with Library Staff. Please note that some restrictions may apply for copyright reasons.
Can I adjust the resolution of the scan?
You can adjust the resolution by using the scanners. Choose high resolution for archival quality, optically scanned directly from the source. Choose standard resolution to closely approximate the image, as seen on the monitor. Ask Library Staff for further assistance.
Is there a limit on the size of the file I can scan?
If you are emailing a scanned file, the size cannot exceed 10MB.
How much do the scanners cost to use?
The scanners are free to use. There is no charge if you email or download scans to a USB drive but, in order to use the scanning function, you must use your lafilm credentials.
How much does it cost to print from a scan?
10¢ per scanned page for black and white
30¢ per scanned page for color
5¢ per scanned page for black and white
15¢ per scanned page for color
How are scanners reserved?
Scanners are available on a first come, first served basis. There is a 10 minute time limit when others are waiting.
What training does the Library provide?
Library Staff can provide limited assistance with using the Pinter/Scanner.
How can I save my scans?
There are three ways to save your scans: by printing, emailing, or saving to a USB flash drive*.
Print directly in black & white or in color
Email the scanned pages to a lafilm.edu email address
Save to USB flash drives as PDF files or in PNG, TIFF or JPEG formats or as PDG, TIFF or JPG files.
NOTE: PNG (Portable Network Graphics) image files can be compressed without losing data. TIFF (Tagged Image File Format) image files maintain all data with maximum color and depth; these files are very large in volume. PDF (Portable Document Format) files offer a nearly universal open standard, two-dimensional document exchange format that works best with text-only material. JPEG (an acronym for creators Joint Photographic Experts Group) is the most common format for storing and transmitting photographic images, losing data in the compression process.
NOTE: Your scanned materials will not be saved by the machines; as soon as you remove your copy card all information is deleted and nothing is saved by the MFD.
*USB drives will be recognized by the MFD as long as they do not contain software files and are formatted to FAT32. SFPL is not responsible for lost or damaged files.