Set scanner controls


Use a mouse, keyboard or other controls to set up the scanner precisely.

Alternative labels

plan scanner controls
determine scanner controls
setting scanner controls
program scanner controls
set scanner control

Skill type


Skill reusability level


Relationships with occupations

Essential skill

Set scanner controls is an essential skill of the following occupations:

Prepress technician: Prepress technicians prepare printing processes by formatting, setting and composing text and graphics into a suitable form. This includes the capture of text and image and processing it electronically. They also prepare, maintain and troubleshoot printing presses.
Lithographer: Lithographers make and prepare metal plates to be used as the original in various printing processes and media. Plates are usually laser-etched from digital sources with computer-to-plate technology, but can also be made by applying types of emulsions to the printing plate.
Scanning operator: Scanning operators tend scanners. They feed print materials into the machine and set controls on the machine or on a controlling computer to obtain the highest resolution scan.

Optional skill

Set scanner controls is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this skill may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.

Digital printer: Digital printers work with machines that print directly to the medium, without an intervening plate. Digital printers usually use laser or inkjet technology to print individual pages without lengthy or labour intensive technical steps intervening between the finished digital product and the print.




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Last updated on September 20, 2022