How To Scan On MAXIFY GX7020x

How To Scan On MAXIFY GX7020x

Do you want to access your important files easily, quickly, and on the go? Are you looking for a convenient and secure way to save an important document? Do you want to minimize the paper storage space at your workplace? Are you looking to convert your document (that is in hard copy) to a digital format? If your reply is yes, we suggest you “scan.” Nowadays, scanning is preferred by many people to save and access their documents securely. Most printers come with scanning and other useful scanning features. Scanning and saving an original to a computer or sending it via e-mail is as easy as pie. Take it easy if this is your first scanning experience. We have covered almost all the methods that enable you to scan and save the original as per your preferences with the Canon MAXIFY GX7020x printer. No one likes or wishes to face an issue or a problem when working with the printer. So, before we kick off, let’s see some useful tips that help us perform the scan job easily, quickly, and, most importantly, without problems or errors. After that, we will see how to scan on the MAXIFY GX7020x.

Scan On MAXIFY GX7020x

Tips For A Smooth And Successful Scan Experience

  • If you’re using the scan function for the first time, ensure that your printer’s hardware setup is complete and that it is turned on.
  • Also, the most compatible and latest scanner driver for Windows or Mac is installed on your computer (to which you have connected the printer and from which you wish to initiate the scan job).
  • If you’re looking to initiate the scan job from your Windows or Mac computer, ensure that the latest IJ Scan Utility is installed on it. This Utility is provided along with the printer’s MP driver.
  • Loading the original to be scanned properly is paramount. The Canon MAXIFY GX7020x printer comes with both a flatbed scanner and an auto document feeder.
  • If you want to perform “single-sided scanning” or scan an image, use the printer’s flatbed scanner to load the original. Similarly, use the ADF to perform duplex scanning and scan multiple pages of the document simultaneously.
  • Make sure that the original’s print side is facing down while loading it on the scanner glass and facing up while loading it in the document feeder.
  • Also, ensure that the original is not overloaded (for ADF) and that you load only clean, straight papers for scanning.
  • Sometimes, a communication issue can lead to many scan-related problems. The communication issue mostly occurs if the devices (printer and computer) are connected to different networks. So, verify and connect (if necessary) the devices to the same network.

We hope that you will find the information above useful. If all is set, let’s see how to scan on the MAXIFY 7020x without waiting further.

Simplex Scanning: Basic Steps

Are you looking to perform “single-sided scanning” or “simplex scanning” with your Canon MAXIFY GX7020x printer? If yes, this section is for you. Simplex scanning is nothing more than scanning an original’s single side (the side you want to scan) using the scanner’s glass. You will find this easy to perform if you already have experience scanning originals from the printer’s operational panel. Are you new to scanning? If yes, don’t worry. We are here to assist you throughout the scanning job. Here, we have outlined simple instructions on how to scan the single side of the document from the printer’s operational panel in no time. So, are you reading? If yes, let’s get into the scanning.

  • Switch on your Canon printer if it is turned off.
  • Now, gently raise your printer’s document cover.
  • Verify the plate. If you find a dirt or dust particle on the platen, clean it using a soft, lint-free cloth.
  • Place the original to be scanned on the platen now. Have you loaded the original with the print side facing down? Yes? Perfect!
  • Lower the document cover. You will find the Scan menu on your printer’s Home screen. Locate it and tap on it.
  • Tap The Scan Menu
  • What do you see? The screen enables you to select the location where you want to save the scanned original, right?
  • Tap on the destination of your choice.
  • Now, the screen showing the default scan settings will open.
  • Press the Color Start (for scanning the original in color) or Black Start (for scanning the original in black and white) button on the printer’s operation panel if you wish to scan the original with the default scan settings.
  • Do you want to scan the original with the advanced scan settings? If yes, set the scan settings as per your preferences.
  • Once you are done with the scan settings, press the Color Start or Black Start button to initiate the scan job.
  • The printer will start scanning your original within a few seconds.

Can you see the light movement on the platen and hear a noise from your printer? If so, you can confirm that the printer has started scanning your original. That’s awesome! Congratulations on scanning a document with your Canon MAXIFY GX7020x printer. Read the rest of this page to learn more about the Canon MAXIFY GX7020x scanner’s functions.

Single- Pass Duplex Scanning

In the section above, we saw how to scan a single-sided document with the Canon MAXIFY GX7020x printer. Here, we will see how to perform duplex scanning. This Canon printer offers single-pass duplex scanning. So, scanning the double sides of the document with this printer is like a piece of cake. The best thing is that duplex scanning can be done from the printer’s control panel or the IJ Scan Utility program that is installed on your computer. Both methods are straightforward. We have talked about the same thing in the section below. Go through both sections and choose the one you find easier to perform. So, why wait? Let’s see how to perform single-pass duplex scanning on your Canon MAXIFY printer. Before we kick off, load all the pages of the original in the printer’s ADF with the side to scan facing up.

From The Printer’s Operational Panel

  • We believe that your MAXIFY printer is powered on and that its home screen is open.
  • Tap on the Scan menu and choose the destination to save the scanned document.
  • Now, the Scan standby screen will open. Here, tap on the Scan Settings option.
  • Scroll through the Scan Settings screen and choose the ADF duplex scan option. Are you doing well? Perfect! Keep going. You’re almost there.
  • Set the other scan settings as per your liking and press the Start Color or Start Black button on the printer’s operation panel.

Using Your Computer

  • Open the IJ Scan Utility on your computer. Need assistance in opening this Utility? Opening this Utility is as easy as pie. Follow the instructions below to learn more about it.
  • In Windows, click the Start (Windows 10) button. Can you see the Canon Utilities folder? Yes? Then, click on it. IJ Scan Utility can be found in the Canon Utilities section. Click on it to open the IJ Scan Utility on your computer.
  • Or else, use the search field to locate and open it.
  • On Mac, open the Applications window from the Go menu. Have you done it? If so, double-click on the Canon Utilities folder, followed by IJ Scan Utility.
  • Now, you will find the Canon IJ Scan Utility Lite icon in the opened window. Double-click on it. This will open the IJ Scan Utility Lite for Mac on your computer.
  • Now, the Canon IJ Scan Utility screen, as shown below, will open on your computer. Ensure that your Canon printer is selected correctly.
  • If you find a name other than your printer name in the drop-down menu beside “Product Name,” choose your printer manually from the drop-down menu.
  • After doing that, click on the Settings button.
  • Click The Settings Button
  • The main IJ Scan Utility settings screen will open now. Click on the Scanning from a Computer icon, as shown in the image below.
  • IJ Scan Utility settings
  • Now, a list of options will appear on the screen’s left panel. Select the Doc (Duplex) Scanner option.
  • The Scan Options, Scan Settings, and other sections related to duplex scanning will show up on the screen’s right side.
  • Choose the Document (ADF Duplex) option from the Source Type drop-down menu under the Scan Options section. You can continue scanning with the default scan settings or reconfigure them as per your preferences.
  • After configuring the necessary scan settings, click OK > Doc (Duplex) [on the Canon IJ Scan Utility’s main screen].
  • The printer will start scanning your documents after you click the Doc (Duplex) button.

The printer will finish scanning your original within a few seconds or minutes. Wait for the scanning to be finished. Once the scanning is done, you can find the soft copy of the original in the destination location that you have selected while configuring the scan settings.

Scan To PC

Are you looking to learn how to scan with the MAXIFY GX7020x printer and save the original to your computer? Yes? Then, your search ends here. You can scan an original and forward it to a computer (that is connected to the printer) directly from this printer’s operational panel. Do you know what the interesting thing about it is? No? Here it is. You can initiate the “scan to PC” job directly from the printer’s operation panel or the IJ Scan Utility tool. “How can I do it?” you may be wondering. It is straightforward, and you can complete it within a few minutes. Continue reading to learn more about it.

From The Printer’s Operational Panel

  • Initiate the scan operation by referring to the instructions above.
  • Choose PC when you reach the screen that looks like the one below.
  • Now, the Select PC screen, which shows the computers that are connected to your printer and within the same network range, will open.
  • Choose your PC from the list to continue “scanning to PC.” Is your printer name not displayed? Yes? Then, tap on the Search again button to find and select your printer.
  • Once your computer is selected, the Scan standby screen will open. Here, you can set the document type and other scan settings as per your preferences.
  • Have you finished with the configuration? If so, press the Start (black or color) button to begin the scanning.

The printer will scan and save the original to your computer per specified settings.

Canon MAXIFY printer

Using Your Computer

Do you want to scan the originals with the advanced scan settings and save them to your computer? Then, initiate the “scan to PC” job from your computer using the IJ Scan Utility. Don’t worry. You can do this in four simple steps. You will read more about it in the section below. So, why wait? Let’s get started.

  • The first step is to load the original to be scanned in the printer’s ADF or on the printer’s platen. Have you finished loading the original? Yes? Then, go to the next step.
  • The second step is to open the IJ Scan Utility’s Settings screen on your computer. For that, open Utility and click on the Settings button.
  • The second to last step is to open the Scanner Button Actions (Mac) or Scanning from the Operation Panel (Windows) tab. We believe that the screen shown below has opened on your computer.
  • The last step is to configure the scan settings. If you’re a Windows user, you might be asked to choose the scan mode. Choose the mode from the left panel and set the other scan settings as per your preferences. Finally, click OK.

The Canon MAXIFY printer will start scanning your original with the specified settings once you click OK. It is that simple and fast.

Canon MAXIFY

Scan To E-mail

Are you looking for an easy and secure way to share an important document with someone far away from you? If yes, we suggest you scan it and e-mail it to him or her. The Canon MAXIFY GX7020x printer makes this scanning job easier and simpler. For further details, please go through the instructions below.

  • Begin by loading the original to be scanned on the printer’s platen or in the ADF.
  • Choose Scan > Attach to E-mail from your printer’s home screen. Now, you will have two options: “E-mail directly from device” and “E-mail from PC.”
  • From the list, select the option that best fits your needs.
  • Now, if you have selected the “E-mail from PC” option, the Select PC screen will open, as shown in the image below.
  • Select Pc Screen
  • Choose your PC from the list. After doing that, follow the instructions on the screen to scan and save the original to your computer. Once the document’s scanned copy is saved to your computer, you can use an e-mail client to send it to one of your recipients.
  • Similarly, if your selection is to send e-mail directly from your device, the “Select recipients” screen with three different options will open up. Choose one of the three options to scan and send the document to a recipient of your choice. It is that simple.
  • Select Recipients Screen

All right there? We hope the information above has made it easier for you to scan the original and email it to the intended recipient.

Scanning and Saving Multiple PDF Pages

Did you perform the simplex and duplex scanning easily, quickly, and without an issue by referring to the instructions above? If so, you can scan and save multiple pages of the document as a PDF file in no time. Are you looking to scan multiple pages with the Canon MAXIFY GX7020x printer? Or Do you need help scanning multiple document pages with your printer? Yes? Then, take it with a grain of salt. In the section below, you will find steps on how to scan multiple pages of the document.

  • Load the originals onto your printer if you want to do it.
  • Open the IJ Scan Utility on your computer.
  • Ensure that your printer is selected. Now, click on the Settings screen.
  • The Settings screen will open. Here, click on the Scanning from a Computer tab (that is marked with a green square) in the image below.
  • If we are right, you will see a list of options in the left panel of the screen. Choose the Custom Scan or Document Scan option. (Both of these provide the same functionality.)
  • Now, a list of options will display on the right side of the screen. Set the scan type and other scan settings as per your liking.
  • Remember to choose the PDF option from the Data format drop-down menu under the Save Settings section.
  • Once you are done configuring the scan settings, click OK to start scanning the originals.
Open The Settings Screen

Is your printer scanning all the loaded documents and saving them to the computer as a PDF file? Yes? You did it. Good Job!

Scan And Save To A USB Flash Drive

Not only can you scan and save the original to your computer or send it to an e-mail recipient, but you can also forward the scanned document or image directly to a USB flash drive with this Canon MAXIFY printer within a few minutes. How do I do it? The simple and correct procedure is provided in the section below. Read it and utilize it properly to scan and save the original to a USB flash drive.

  • Have you loaded the original you want to scan? No? Load it now.
  • After that, open the Scan screen on your printer by tapping the Scan menu on the printer’s home screen.
  • Now, insert the USB flash drive into your printer’s USB port. Ensure that you do this properly. After doing that, choose USB flash drive, followed by the Save to USB flash drive option on your printer screen.
  • Set the scan settings as per your preferences, and press the Start button.

Have you scanned and saved the original to your USB flash drive by following the instructions above? Yes? Good Job.

Choose USB Flash Drive

Scan To A Shared Folder

If you can perform the “scan to USB flash drive” or “scan to PC” job, you can scan and save an original to a folder (on your computer) of your choosing within a few minutes with this Canon printer. The procedures for “scanning to folder” and “scanning to USB flash drive” are also somewhat similar. This section contains detailed instructions on scanning with the MAXIFY GX7020x and saving it to a USB flash drive.

  • Load the original and open the Scan menu screen on your printer.
  • Scroll down the Scan screen until you see the “Destination Folder” option. Have you found it? Yes? Then, tap on it.
  • Now, the Scan standby screen will open. Here, tap on the ShareFolder option and choose the folder to save the scanned document.
  • Are you doing well? Great! You’re almost there.
  • Set the scan settings to your liking and press the Start button.

That’s it. The printer will scan and save the original to the folder you specify.

Destination Folder Option

The Bottom Line

As you can see, scanning with the Canon MAXIFY GX7020x printer is easy and simple. If you have basic printer knowledge and a few minutes with your printer, you can scan any document and save or forward it to a computer, an e-mail, a shared folder, or a USB flash drive. Did you find this article that shows “how to scan on a MAXIFY GX7020x” useful? Yes? Then, share this article with the person who is looking for the right guide to scan the document with their MAXIFY printer or other printers in the Canon MAXIFY GX7000 series. Do you want to learn more about this printer? Do you need real-time assistance in scanning with this printer? Then give us a call now. Our technical team will reach you shortly and assist you with your printer queries.

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