HP scanner inaccurate

Georgi Kourtev gkourtev at gmail.com
Tue Mar 30 07:00:46 UTC 2010

On Tuesday 30 March 2010 00:53:44 William Hamra wrote:
> hi everyone, i wanted to scan some papers today, for the first time ever
> using this scanner. it's an HP laserjet 1100MFPn, printer, scanner,
> photocopier, with network port (unused, plugged in USB). i used it
> mainly for printing, and today, wanted to try scanning...
> i started xsane, and acquired a preview, placed a rectangle around where
> i want to scan, and clicked scan, the scanned area was off from my
> selection by about 3 centimenters....
> i tried skanlite, same thing, skanlite thinks the scanner is bigger than
> it really is, the result is completely off.
> how can i fix this? calibrate the scanner somehow? i know i can do a
> full scan then crop what's not needed very easily using gwenview, or
> gimp... but that's not the point, my previous scanner always scanned
> perfectly, using both programs...
> thanks for any help

I have the same problem with HP LaserJet M1120n MFP (all-in-one) using Xsane.  
Furthermore, when trying to scan a standard A4 document the bottom 2-3 cm are 
cut off no matter I have choose the option 'Full scale scan', 'A4 scan' or even 
manually enter the size of the paper.

Any help will be appreciated indeed!

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