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How to get rid of a black strip (1") on the leading edge of scanned documents?

We are getting a black strip on the leading edge of the 8.5 x 11 documents, and it cuts off the bottom of the image, unless we scan all documents as legal. Rollers have been changed, and glass cleaned.

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Re: How to get rid of a black strip (1") on the leading...

You must be using Auto contrast/brightness. Change to manual, try one or two scans changing the brightness tab moving left or right and choose desire output quality. Remember the settings for that set of documents. The brightness will vary depending upon data (foreground) and noise (background). For a different set of docs you may need to adjust the settings slightly.

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