Published April 13, 2023 | Version v2
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Setting up the Epson Expression 12000XL for root scanning


  • 1. Oak Ridge National Laboratory


For RhizoVision Explorer, we recommend imaging equipment that uses a backlight to capture a silhouette of the roots. The Epson Expression 12000XL Photo Scanner with transparency unit is a large format scanner with an approximately 30 cm x 40 cm scan area and is ideal for this use case. This document goes over how to set it up for root scanning.

If you use this guide to set up a scanner, scan roots, and report measurements in presentations or publications, please cite this repository.


V2: Updated the 12000XL scanner name from Perfection to Expression


Setting up 12000XL for root scanning - v2 - York 2023.pdf

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