What size documents can I scan using my imageFORMULA R50 document scanner?

Article ID: ART177611 | Date published: 10/05/2020 | Date last updated: 10/05/2020


 The scanner can scan documents ranging in size from business cards to LTR/A4. The document sizes that this scanner can scan are shown below.



Plain Paper
Business Card
Card (Plastic)

Plain Paper

Width:   50.8 mm to 216 mm (2" to 8.5")
Length: 54 mm to 356 mm (2.1" to 14")
  (You can scan documents up to 3,000 mm (118.1") long by setting the scanner to the Long Document mode.)
Paper thickness
   27 to 209 g/m2 (7 to 56 lb bond) 0.04 mm to 0.25 mm (0.00157" to 0.00984")

Loading capacity
   A4 size and smaller:  60 sheets (80 g/m2 (22 lb bond))
   Larger than A4 size:  40 sheets (80 g/m2 (22 lb bond))
   Make sure stacks do not exceed 6 mm (0.236") in height for either of the above.

The documents to be scanned must satisfy certain criteria. Read the following items carefully.
  • When scanning multiple documents of different sizes, place the documents so that they cover the entire span of the feed rollers by aligning the centers and leading edges of the documents.
    Proper way to align documents of mutilpe sizes
  • It is recommended that documents exceeding 356 mm (14") size are fed one sheet at a time.
  • Scanning documents before the ink is dry can cause problems with the scanner. Always make sure that the ink on a document is dry before scanning it.
  • Scanning documents that are written in pencil or similar material may make the rollers and scanning glass dirty, which can lead to smudges on the scanned image and transfer the dirt to subsequent documents. Always clean the internal parts of the scanner after scanning such documents.
  • When scanning a two-sided document that is printed on thin paper, the image on the opposite side of each page may show through. In this case, adjust the scanning intensity in the application software before scanning the document.
  • Laminated documents may not be scanned correctly, depending on the document.
  • Scanning the following types of documents can cause a paper jam or malfunction. To scan such a document, make a photocopy of the document and then scan the photocopy.
    Documents that can cause jamming
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Business Card

Size:                    50 mm x 85 mm (2" x 3.35") or larger
Paper thickness: 380 g/m2 (80 lb bond) 0.45 mm (0.0177") or smaller
If a stack of business cards cannot be fed properly, reduce the number of cards in the stack.

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Card (plastic)

Size:                  54 mm x 86 mm (2.12" x 3.37") (ISO Standard)
Card thickness: 1.4 mm (0.055") or smaller
Orientation:        Horizontal feeding only
Embossed cards can be scanned.
Loading capacity: 3 cards (non-embossed), 1 card (embossed)
Please read! CAUTION
  • When scanning cards, place them to be fed horizontally. If you place cards to be fed vertically, they may not be ejected properly, and cards that get jammed may be damaged when you remove them.
  • Embossed cards may not be able to be scanned correctly, depending on the type of embossment.
  • When scanning cards, clear the [Detect by Ultrasonic] check box in the [Error Detection] tab on the scanner driver settings screen.
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