IJ Scan Utility (macOS) - Scanning Both Sides of Each Document at One Time (MB5120 / MB5420)

Article ID: ART176179 | Date published: 01/17/2020 | Date last updated: 01/21/2020


This article explains how to scan both sides of documents at one time in IJ Scan Utility on macOS.



Scanning Both Sides of Each Document at One Time

Scan both sides of each document at one time using the ADF (Auto Document Feeder).


  • You can scan multiple documents at one time from the ADF when scanning via Document, Custom, Driver, OCR, or E-mail.

  • The screens for scanning documents are used as examples in the following descriptions.

  1. Place the documents on the ADF.

  2. Start IJ Scan Utility.

  3. Click Settings....

    figure: IJ Scan Utility

    The Settings dialog appears.

  4. Click Document Scan.

    figure: Settings dialog
  5. Select Document (ADF / Platen) or Document (ADF Duplex) for Select Source.

    figure: Settings dialog


    • Select the Scan both sides when scanning from the ADF checkbox in Scan Options when scanning via Document (ADF / Platen).

  6. Set the color mode, document size, and scanning resolution as required.

    Click Document Scan Orientation Settings... to specify the orientation of the documents to be scanned. In the displayed dialog, you can specify the Orientation and Binding Side.

    When setting is completed, click OK.

    figure: Settings dialog

    The IJ Scan Utility main screen appears.


  7. Click Document.

    figure: IJ Scan Utility

    Both sides of the documents are scanned automatically.


  • Click Cancel to cancel the scan.

  • Scanned images are saved in the folder set for Save in in the corresponding Settings dialog displayed by clicking Settings.... In each Settings dialog, you can also make advanced scan settings.


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