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Lexmark MC2425

Lexmark Document Distributor: Scanning an Image Using a Script FAQ

Affected Products:

Solution: Lexmark Document Distributor

Issue Description:

The following Lexmark document distributor ( LDD) script line for a Scan to E-mail workflow is used for producing a 1-bit monochrome scan file for Lexmark products before 2016:

scprompt.setDeviceParm("contentType", ScanPrompt.TEXT_MODE);

However, using the same script on 2016Lexmark products will produce an 8-bit monochrome image scan.


The reason for this is that additional functionality was added to the 2016 Lexmark products; therefore, the current behavior is FAD (functioning as designed).

However, the new functionality prevents inferring a bit depth setting the same way as previous product generations.

This change will be reflected in the next revision of the software development kit ( SDK) documentation.


For the Lexmark 2016 products, the following LDD script needs to be used, which will explicitly set the mono bit depth to 1 in order to get a 1-bit scan:


Still Need Help?

Have the following available when calling Lexmark Technical Support;

  • Printer model(s)

  • Printer serial number

  • Name and version of the solution


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