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Grayblue Background on scans

I have used Canon printers for a long time and never had a problem. I have recently bought a Canon DR-1210C and I like the functionality but the scans themselves seem to have a background color.

I have done numerous different scan types, PDF, JPG, BMP in different modes and different DPI and they all tend to have a grayish blue background color to them. With previous scanners if I scanned a black and white document I got a black and white output. If you can can advise what settings I may trying modifying to adjust this problem I would be greatly appreciative.

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    Have looked at all the settings. Running a HP notebook with windows 7 scanner drive

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A color scan will give real output as it is. If the background is grey, the output will also be grey. If you select 256 Color output, there may be small change in color, as compared to the original. If you select grey output, all colors will be converted to Grey. If these files are converted to PDF, it will be same, except in ODF format.

If you select B&W you can save the file in TIFF format. Unlike grey or color, each pixel can be either black or white only. To scan in black and white you must select right brightness. By doing os you can eliminate background (technically noise) and capture foreground(data)

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