Other Plustek USB-Scanner
EPSON 1260 special-section
HowTos & Installation-Instructions
Please note, that this is not an official Plustek site, for questions and
drivers, concerning M$ Windoze, checkout
Plustek Worldwide or Plustek Germany.
Don't bother us here - you're completely wrong!!!
For more information about SANE, checkout the SANE-Homepage.The driver is based on code that has been donated by Plustek and on the base work done by Rick Bronson. As test devices there are the currently scanner models PT12, OP12000T, OP9636T, OP9636P Turbo, OP9630P, OP4830P, OP 3AI and the USB models UT12, UT16, UT24, OpticSlim1200, Mustek Bearpaws, HP ScanJet 2200C, UMAX3400, UMAX5400, CanoScan N650U, N1220U, N670U and N1240U and EPSON Perfection 1250Photo/1260Photo.
|OpticPro 9630PL||by Mark Sutton|
|OpticPro 9636P||by Michael Hofmann|
|OpticPro 96000P||by Daniel Seifert|
|OpticPro 12000P||by Florent Capdeville|
|OpticPro 1236P||by Thierry Itty|
|OpticPro 4831P||by Diego Salgado S. and Gustavo D. Vranjes|
|OpticPro 6000P||by Christian Noack|
|OpticPro 600P||by Michael Herder|
|OpticPro 4800P||by Nathan Stenzel and Rob C.|
|Primax 4800 Direct||by Giorgio Agrelli|
|Primax Compact 9600 Direct 30-Bit||by Georgy Salnikov|
|Aries Scan-It Pro 4800||by Peter Meiring|
If you own a USB model, you can skip this paragraph and directly go down to
the USB section.
Although the driver works very well a lot of testing has to be done. The ASIC 9800x part of the driver is stable, the other part is stable as well but may cause problems on systems at heavy load. So please report any problems you may have with the driver.
CAUTION: As there's no sensor to check the upper end of the scan area, it might be possible (on ASIC 96001/3 based models), that the driver moves the CCD-sensor to that boundary and you will hear an awful noise. If that happens, immediately turn off scanner power to avoid any damages.
The following list is based on the information I got from
and from several users. It is maybe incomplete or incorrect. There are
might other models from Plustek as OEM versions. If you're in doubt, open
the scanner and have a look at the chips you'll find inside.
|OpticPro P12/PT12||Asic 98003, 36Bit, 600x1200 dpi||Yes (since Version 0.38-24)|
|OpticPro P8||Asic 96003, 36Bit, 300x600 dpi||Yes - poor quality|
|OpticPro 9636T/12000T||Asic 98001, 36Bit, 600x1200 dpi, Transparency Unit||Yes|
|OpticPro 9636P Turbo/+||Asic 98001, 36Bit, 600x1200 dpi||Yes|
|OpticPro 12000P Turbo||Asic 98001, 36Bit, 600x1200 dpi||Yes (same as 9636P Turbo)*|
|OpticPro 9636P||Asic 96003, 36Bit, 600x1200 dpi||Yes - use driver switch mov=4 (since Version 0.36-34)|
|OpticPro A3I||Asic 96003, 36Bit, 400x800 dpi||Yes - use driver switch mov=5 (since Version 0.37-20)|
|OpticPro 9630P/FBIV||Asic 96003, 30Bit, 600x1200 dpi||Yes|
|OpticPro 9630PL (Legal 14")||Asic 96003, 30Bit, 600x1200 dpi||Yes - use driver switch mov=1 (since Version 0.36)|
|OpticPro 96000P, 12000P||Asic 96003, 30Bit, 600x1200 dpi||Yes (maybe also 1230P and 9631P)|
|OpticPro 1236P||Asic 96003, 30Bit, 600x1200 dpi||Yes (reported as OP 96000P)|
|OpticPro 4831P||Asic 96003, 30Bit, 300x600 dpi||Yes|
|OpticPro 600P/6000P||Asic 96003, 30Bit, 300x600 dpi||Yes|
|OpticPro 4830P/FBIII||Asic 96003, 30Bit, 300x600 dpi||Yes|
|OpticPro 4800P/FBII||Asic 96001, 24Bit, 300x600 dpi||Yes|
|Spectra 1200/ColorScan 6000||Asic 92001||No|
|OpticPro 19200S||SCSI Model - rebadged Artec AM12S scanner||No - Supported by the Artec Backend|
* As these models also use the 98001 Asic, they should work with the
- This has to be tested...
|Colorado 4800||OpticPro 4800P|
|Compact 4800 Direct||OpticPro 600P, but the Primax supports only 24-Bit color depth - use driver switch mov=2 (since Version 0.36)|
|Compact 4800 Direct 30-Bit||OpticPro 4830P|
|Compact 9600 Direct 30-Bit||OpticPro 9630P|
Please correct me if I'm wrong. Some of these models have to be tested too.
Pieter Meiring has reported, that the Aries Scan-It Pro 4800 is also a rebadged Plustek
Scanner and it works with the driver.
Santiago Capel Torres has reported, that the Genius Colorpage Vivid III V2 will work too, although the pictures are not that perfect... We work on that.
The backend supports models like the OpticPro U12, UT12, UT16, U24, UT24 and also other devices, which use the National Semiconductor LM9831/2 chipset. For SANE-Support for other Plustek USB-Scanner see this list.
Any comments and new device entries are welcome...
There's some documentation in the tar-ball (Plustek-USB.txt), also avaialable in french now (Plustek-USB-fr.txt). The code itself is based on code I got from Plustek. To install it, you will need at least SANE-1.0.7. Simply unpack the tar-ball in the sane-backends directory, THEN do the ./configure step and the make all/install stuff.
You will need the kernel-module scanner loaded and you have to configure your scanner in the plustek.conf file. ATTENTION: You might need to specify vendor- and product-id for the "scanner" module!!!
The list below shows the supported devices. It might happen, that you have a scanner that is in the list, but it's product ID does not match - in general such a device is not supported, as they often contain a different chipset. I.e. Plustek has at least two different devices with the same name (U12/UT12) but two different chipsets.
Especially the Product ID 0x0001 is not supported by this backend. It is supported by the U12 backend.
Again, if the device is not listed, it's not supported! If not sure, please ask!
That's it for now - have fun.
Table of supported devices
|Manufacturer + Vendor ID||Scanner||Product ID||Status||ASIC|
|Plustek - 0x07B3||0x0005||not identified yet||LM9832|
|0x0007||not identified yet||LM9832|
|0x000F||not identified yet||LM9832|
|0x0012||not identified yet||LM9832|
|0x0014||not identified yet||LM9832|
|Optic Pro U24||0x0015||working||LM9832|
|0x0016||not identified yet||LM9832|
|OpticPro UT12 / UT16 / UT24||0x0017||works / works / works||LM9832|
|Mustek - 0x0400||BearPaw 1200||0x1000||working||LM9832|
|KYE (Genius) - 0x0458||ColorPage-HR6 V2||0x2007||working||LM9832|
|ColorPage-HR6 V2||0x2008||not tested||LM9832|
|Hewlett Packard - 0x03F0||Scanjet 2100C||0x0505||mostly working||LM9831|
|Epson - 0x04B8||Perfection 1250/Photo||0x010F||USE SANE 1.0.10 or version >= 0.45||LM9832|
|Perfection 1260/Photo||0x011D||USE SANE 1.0.10 or version >= 0.45
See also Epson 1260 Section
|Umax - 0x1606||Umax 3400||0x0060||working||LM9832|
|Canon - 0x04A9||CanoScan D660U||0x2208||working||LM9832|
|CanoScan N1220U||0x2207||working >= V0.46||LM9832|
|CanoScan N670U/N676U/LiDE 20||0x220D||working >= V0.46||LM9833|
|CanoScan N1240U/LiDE 30||0x220E||working >= V0.46||LM9833|
|OpticPro U12/1212U/UT12||0x001||U12 Backend||alpha backend|
|OpticPro 1248u||0x0400 & 0x0401||GT68xx Backend||working|
|OpticPro U16B & UT16B||0x0402 & 0x0403||GT68xx Backend||should work|
|OpticSlim 1200||0x0413||GT68xx Backend||working|
|OpticSlim 2400||0x0422||GT68xx Backend||working|
|OpticPro S6||0x0???||none||not supported|
|OpticPro S12/ST12||0x06??||none||not supported|
|OpticPro S24/ST24||0x06??||none||not supported|
|OpticPro ST28||0x0???||none||not supported|
|OpticPro ST48||0x0???||none||not supported|
There is support for this scanner at least since SANE-1.0.8 but please
use SANE-1.0.10 or higher,
as the other versions will damage your scanner. The motor settings turned
out to be wrong. This problem has been fixed in SANE-1.0.10 and higher or with backend
code 0.45-5 or higher.
If it is already too late and your EPSON won't work anymore and there's no way to return it back to the store where you have bought it, you might wan't to repair it on your own. The mail from Thorsten Schnebeck describes what to do.
On Tobias Nährings' electronics page you can find a description for a special power-supply with over-current protection for the EPSON 1260 and a lot of information why the fuse gets blown...
!!! DON'T USE SANE-Versions BELOW 1.0.10 FOR THE EPSON 1260 !!!
Currently (as of 11/2003) the most up to date sources, can be obtained directly from SANE-Download.
This section provides the source code you might need to make your scanner work.
Please note: THE PLUSTEK-MODULE STUFF IS ONLY NEEDED FOR THE PARALLELPORT SCANNERS.
FOR USB UPDATES FIRST CHECK IF NEEDED, MOST OF THEM ARE ALREADY IN SANE.
If not, you'll need a PLUSTEK-SANE tar-ball, goto the Complete Tar-Balls area.
SANE-1.0.3 and higher already contains the backend-code. And so it should be possible to install SANE from a precompiled distribution. After compiling and installing the correct module, you should be able to use your scanner. The table below shows, which SANE version will work with which module-code, if there's a NO in the table, then you have to download the corresponding plustek-sane tar-ball with the backend-code and recompile/reinstall your SANE-package:
|SANE-1.0.3||SANE-1.0.4||SANE-1.0.5||SANE-1.0.6||SANE-1.0.7||SANE-1.0.8||SANE-1.0.9||SANE-1.0.10||SANE-1.0.11||SANE-1.0.12||SANE-1.0.13 and higher|
From version 0.36 on we now use an additional number in the filename. This number
is the build number. This has been introduced to distinguish between the driver versions
that has been inofficially sent to some users for testing.
To use the stuff below, you MUST recompile and reinstall your SANE-package!
|plustek-sane-0_39_7.tar.gz||ASIC 96003 scanner with 600dpi won't work please use build 3|
|Testing Area||Merlin (LM983x) Testprogram||Small utility to check if your device has a LM983x ASIC.|
|plustek-0.45-TEST1.tar.gz||Test version with Canon coarse calibration code and UMAX 3400 patches.|
|plustek-0.45-TEST2.tar.gz||Test version with improved Canon picture quality.|
|plustek-0.45-TEST3.tar.gz||Test version that makes CanoScan coarse calibration work.|
|plustek-0.45-TEST4.tar.gz||Test version, makes CanoScan N1240U work, fixes EPSON 1260 problems.|
|plustek-0.45-TEST5.tar.gz||Test version, supports CanoScan N1220U (not tested).|
|plustek-0.46-TEST1.tar.gz||Test version, new CanoScan calibration stuff.|
|- January 2000||started to review and rewrite Version 0.27 and managed to make the OP9636T work|
|- April 2000||made the 4830 and 9630 work|
|- 16.05.2000||made the 12000P and 96000P work (also fixed the color Problem on the 9630)|
|- 19.05.2000||Launched this page (and Version 0.35 of the driver)|
|- 09.07.2000||The backend code has been checked in to SANE-CVS and will be part of SANE-1.0.3|
|- 16.07.2000||Launched Version 0.36|
|- 22.07.2000||Updated the wrong Makefiles and some internal structures|
|- 29.07.2000||Added the patch to make the OpticPro 4800P work correctly|
|- 26.08.2000||The OpticPro 4831 and 9636P has been reported to work|
|Multi-device support has been added
backend is now part of SANE-1.0.3
|- 10.11.2000||Support for the upcomming Kernel 2.4 has been added|
|The OpticPro A3I is working now|
|procfs support has been added (it's possible to get the button-status)|
|The Primax Compact 9600 direct and the Aries Scan-It Pro 4800 has been reported to work|
|- 24.12.2000||Updated module information in the download section|
|also released Build 36 of V0.36 and Build 22 of V0.37 (only minor fixes)|
|- 29.12.2000||Updated module information in the download section|
|- 09.04.2001||V0.39 has been released|
|- 16.07.2001||Update of this page|
|- 13.09.2001||Build 7 of V0.39 released, it contains a new makefile and minor fixes|
|- 03.11.2001||The USB test-version has been released|
|- 28.11.2001||Build 7 of the USB test-version including HP2200c and Mustek Bearpaw support has been released|
|- 13.12.2001||Build 12 of the USB test-version is working for OpticPro UT12, the KYE Genius Colorpage
has been reported to work, the HP2200c stuff has been improved...
|- 18.12.2001||Build 13 has been released, it handles now canceling the scanning process.
I also received two new test devices: OpticPro UT16 and OpticPro UT24
|- 29.12.2001||Build 14 has been released. This version is the first USB version, that
is included in the SANE CVS tree
|- 12.01.2002||Version 0.41-0 has been released as test version for the USB devices. It is identical
to what is currently in the SANE CVS tree.
|- 20.01.2002||Version 0.41-2 has been released. Also an updated 0.40 has been released - it should fix some ECP issues.|
|- 30.01.2002||Version 0.41-3 has been released. This is part of the upcomming SANE-1.0.7 and requires also the latest parallelport driver version, as the IOCTL interface has changed. The configuration has changed too.|
|- 17.02.2002||Test Version 0.42-0 has been released. This version supports downloadable gamma tables and also the UMAX 3400|
|- 23.02.2002||Version 0.40-16 and 0.41-4 have been released. They contain fixes to allow compilation for upcomming Kernel 2.4.18 and scanning with 36bits in color mode|
|- 28.02.2002||Version 0.40-17 and 0.41-5 have been released. They contain fixes to allow
canceling a scan on a parallelport device.
Test-Version 0.42-3 has also been released. It fixes some bugs concerning the gamma tables and parallel-port devices.
|- 02.03.2002||Test-Version 0.42-4 has been released. It adds support for the HP Scanjet 2100C.|
|- 10.03.2002||Version 0.42-5 has been released and integrated to the current SANE-CVS|
|- 17.03.2002||Version 0.42-6 has been released, only a minor fix|
|- 04.08.2002||Test-Version 0.43-5 has been released. It allows a more flexible motor control for the various scanner models|
|- 16.08.2002||Version 0.43-7 has been released. This one goes also to SANE. It fixes the HP2200C stuff and the Bearpaw problems so far.|
|- 28.09.2002||Version 0.44-0 has been released. This one goes also to SANE 1.0.9. It adds support for CIS scanners like CanoScan N670U.|
|- 04.10.2002||Version 0.44-3 has been released. It contains fixes for the LampOff problem and TPA geometry for EPSON1250.|
|- 12.10.2002||Version 0.44-6 has been released. It contains several options to tweak the calibration and scan position of USB based scanners|
|- 13.10.2002||Version 0.44-7 has been released. It allows negative scanning without map inversion.|
|- 15.10.2002||Version 0.44-9 has been released. It fixes the HP2100C shading issues.|
|- 17.10.2002||Version 0.44-10 has been released. It fixes a bug that produces large debug files. Also put checkmerlin testprogram to this page.|
|- 01.11.2002||Testversion 0.45-TEST2 has been released. It mainly improves Canon 670 picture quality and fixes the UMAX 3400 sizes.|
|- 24.11.2002||Testversion 0.45-TEST3 is out. It makes the coarse calibration of the CanonScan models work.|
|- 16.12.2002||Testversion 0.45-TEST4 is out. Added CanoScan N1240U support and fixed (hopefully) the EPSON 1260 motor problem. Added Epson TPA autodetection, at least for the 1260.|
|- 20.12.2002||Testversion 0.45-TEST5 is out. Added CanoScan N1220U support which is not tested so far.|
|- 11.01.2003||All changes since V0.44 have been checked in and will go into SANE-1.0.10. version 0.45-1 reflects these changes.|
|- 24.01.2003||Minor update prior to SANE-1.0.10 release.|
|- 01.02.2003||Bugfix update prior to SANE-1.0.10 release. Version 0.45-4 is part of SANE-1.0.10.|
|- 04.03.2003||Released version 0.45-5, which should fix the TPA warmup problems on the Epson models. The HP2100c should also work and the Genius models will work again.|
|- 11.05.2003||Added special notes for EPSON 1260.|
|- 13.06.2003||Added updated installation instructions from Johannes Prix.|
|- 14.08.2003||Released version 0.45-7, which should fix some minor bugs.|
|- 18.08.2003||Released version 0.46-test1, this one includes the new calibration routines obtained from Monty for the CanoScan devices, wow this rocks ;-)|
|- 12.11.2003||Parallel-port and USB backends are now separated. In SANE version 1.0.13, there are now plustek (for USB) and plustek_pp (for parallel-port) backends available. See SANE-Download page for the sources.|
|- 09.01.2004||Put a new version of the backend to the download section, now as complete SANE-backends snapshot.|
WARNING: If you hear a strange noise and the sensor has already
reached the end of the scanning area turn OFF power immediately
too prevent any damages.
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with the word subscribe in the body.
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If you only want to search the archive,
might also be helpful.
Click here to access our archive.
|Rick Bronson||rick AT viclink.com||for base implementation and a lot of information|
|Kevin Sisson||kjsisson AT bellsouth.net||for parallel port interface testing and coding|
|Michael Herder||hm-m AT gmx.net||for OpticPro 600P tests and various patches|
|Giorgio Agrelli||giorgio_a AT inwind.it||for the Primax 4800 Direct tests and the HOWTO|
|Mark Sutton||mes AT capelazoo.com||for his help and feedback on the 9630PL|
|Alejandro Imass||aimass AT css.net-a1||for providing the first HOWTO|
|Daniel Seifert||dseifert AT gmx.de||for sending me his OpticPro 96000P for testing|
|Michael Hofmann||westbound AT gmx.net||for OpticPro 9636P tests and feedback|
|Florent Capdeville||fcapdeville AT mail.dotcom.fr||for OpticPro 12000P tests and feedback|
|Thierry Itty||thierry.itty AT besancon.org||for OpticPro 1236P tests and feedback|
|Diego Salgado S.||diego AT underground.cl||for OpticPro 4831P tests and feedback|
|Gustavo D. Vranjes||gvranjes AT abaconet.com.ar||for OpticPro 4831P tests, feedback and spanish translation|
|Christian Noack||Christian.Noack AT daedalos.com||for OpticPro 6000P tests and patch|
|Nathan Stenzel||nathanstenzel AT users.sourceforge.net||for OpticPro 4800P tests and feedback|
|Rob Castro||robbiecastro AT hotmail.com||for OpticPro 4800P tests and feedback|
|Pieter Meiring||pieter.meiring AT libertysurf.co.uk||for Aries Scan-It tests and feedback|
|Georgy Salnikov||sge AT nmr.nioch.rsc.ru||for Primax Compact 9600 Direct tests and feedback|
|Santiago Capel Torres||bluefish AT ono.com||for Genius Colorpage Vivid III V2 tests and feedback|
|Johannes Prix||johannes.prix AT kfunigraz.ac.at||for the HTML instructions and HowTos|
|Monty||monty AT xiph.org||for the new CanoScan calibration code - great work man ;-)|
|Stefan Nilsen||stefan.nilsen AT telia.com||for HP Scanjet 2200C testing and coding|
|Henning Meier-Geinitz||henning AT meier-geinitz.de||for Mustek Bearpaw testing and coding|
|Tasnim Ahmed||tasnim_ahmed AT yahoo.com||for KYE Genius Colorpage HR6 testing and feedback|
|Abhijit Sovakar||a.sovakar AT gmx.de||for OpticPro UT24 testing and feedback|
|Holger Bischof||bischof AT cs.tu-berlin.de||for OpticPro U12 testing and feedback|
|Kev Green||kyrian AT ore.org||for OpticPro UT12 testing/documentation and RPMs|
|Gene Heskett||gene.heskett AT verizon.net||for Epson Perfection 1250/Photo testing and coding|
|Reinhard Max||max AT suse.de||for Epson Perfection 1250/Photo testing and coding|
|Allan N. Hessenflow||allanh AT kallisti.com||for Umax 3400 testing and coding|
|Craig Smoothey||craig AT smoothey.org||for HP Scanjet 2100C testing and coding|
|Till Kamppeter||till.kamppeter AT gmx.net||for EPSON1260 Photo testing and feedback|
|Rakotomandimby Mihamina||mrakotom AT wanadoo.fr||for french translation of the Plustek-USB.txt file|
|Ryan||dusteur AT exite.com||for Genius ColorPage HR7 testing|
|Tobias Nähring||naehring AT iee.et.tu-dresden.de||for EPSON 1260 power-supply with current-protection|
|Thorsten Schnebeck||thorsten.schnebeck AT gmx.de||for EPSON 1260 repair description|
Mike Haid for lending me his OpticPro A3I
Peter Dangl for lending me his HP 690C printer
Alex Holden for running the LinuxHacker pages including the mailing list
|Last change 19.01.2006, Copyright © by G.Jaeger (gerhard AT gjaeger DOT de)|