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TimChilli
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Impossible to reduce scan file size below 3MB

Product Name: Xerox Workstation 6515
Operating System: Windows 10

I'm at my wit's end with this machine. The less said about the wireless setup the better, but now I'm having incredible difficulty getting it to scan a document (5 pages of b&w text) without it generating a 3MB+ file size at the end.

 

Part of my job involves uploading legal documents to an online portal, which imposes a restriction on files greater than 2MB. I have tinkered with the limited settings available on the Zerox Print and Scan Experience software (which is terrible), but nothin gets the file size down.

 

For the love of all that's holy, can someone put me out of my misery?

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TimChilli
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Re: Impossible to reduce scan file size below 3MB

Just bumping this in the hope that someone can help.

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George850650-XRXN
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Re: Impossible to reduce scan file size below 3MB

Tim,

Your device has Scan to Email / Scan to File capability. You should explore using those options.  On a VersaLink C405 I scanned a 6 page B/W test document at 200 dpi to PDF. 

Xerox Print and Scan Experience - 1.7mb

Scan to Email - 97 kb

I hope this helps.  

TimChilli
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Re: Impossible to reduce scan file size below 3MB

Thanks for replying.

My computer has the Windows Fax & Scan programme, but that's not recognising the Xerox scanner (Workstation 6515).

I struggle to see what other options I have with Xerox Print & Scan Experience. Not only is the file size enormous, but the scan quality is very poor (blurred, indistinguishable characters - even when I increase the resolution settings to 400 x 400).

I absolutely must be missing something important here, as surely this Xerox product is more than capable of producing clear scans without devouring all known disk space.

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Paul-12TA
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Re: Impossible to reduce scan file size below 3MB

My advice is to consider forcing the scan colour to be Black and White and not default of 'Auto' where some little irrelevant colour in the document will force it into full colour mode. Black and white scans are much quicker and the files are much smaller too. Try it and report back. Paul
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gabiene
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Re: Impossible to reduce scan file size below 3MB

Hi,

Try this:

On the machine EWS login as admin and go to Apps>Scan to>General Settings and Policies and enable MRC High Compression.

 

Gabi

TimChilli
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Re: Impossible to reduce scan file size below 3MB

So these are the only options I can play with using the Xerox Print & Scan Experience app on my desktop:

These settings produce the following result (see below)

As you can see, the text is blurry and of a poor resolution

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TimChilli
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Re: Impossible to reduce scan file size below 3MB

No idea why the images aren't displaying
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TimChilli
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Re: Impossible to reduce scan file size below 3MB

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