How to do TWAIN scanning on a Kyocera printer

This guide applies to Kyocera MFPs connected to either USB or to a local area network (LAN) for TWAIN scanning.

The TWAIN standard is used to pull images from a scanner directly into a software application that supports this method.

Kyocera multifunction printers (MFP) can support the TWAIN method of scanning. A TWAIN driver for your device needs to be installed on your PC which runs between the scanner hardware and a scanning application. 

Note: Kyocera provides the TWAIN driver which allows the hardware to communicate but the driver installation does not contain scanning software. 

Download and install the TWAIN driver 

Visit the Kyocera website Support Centre download section

Enter your Kyocera multifunction printer model name and choose the correct model as it appears in the drop-down list.

Service Centre device drop down list

Under Drivers select TWAIN & WIA Scanner Driver and the website will automatically detect your computer’s operating system version.

Drivers to download for printing device

Once the file is downloaded on your computer, locate the file in your downloads folder (or wherever you saved the file). Extract the contents of the zipped file, go into the TWAIN folder and run Setup.exe

Follow the prompts to complete the installation of the TWAIN driver. 

Setup TWAIN driver application

Installation notification

Click the Windows Start icon and look for TWAIN driver setting under the Kyocera folder.

TWAIN driver setting

Your device will need to be set up as a TWAIN source, so to do this, click Add.

Kyocera TWAIN driver

Configuring the TWAIN driver 

Configuring the TWAIN driver settings is dependent on how the MFP device is connected, either via USB or network. 

Choose the section appropriate for your setup: 

  • Network = 6.1 or USB = 6.2

6.1 The MFP is connected to the network:

6.1.1 Give the TWAIN scanner a Name and select your model from the drop-down list. Be sure to select the option that does not contain USB next to the model.

Select not USB option

6.1.2 If you know the IP address of the printer, enter it under where it says Scanner Address then click OK

TWAIN scanner address

Note: If you do not know the IP address, it can be found by printing a status page directly from the machine. To do this, press System Menu > Report > Report Print > Status Page. 

Sample status page

Take note of the number next to IP Address on the status page and enter it in the Scanner Address field (including all the full stops) then click OK

6.1.3 Your printer should now come up in the list of scanners. Click Close to finish.


6.2 The MFP is connected via USB:

6.2.1 Give the TWAIN scanner a Name and select your model from the list. Be sure to select the USB option of the model, then click OK.

Select USB option

6.2.2 Your printer now comes up in the list of scanners, click Close to finish.

Kyocera TWAIN device connected 

The Kyocera MFP is now set up as a TWAIN scanner. 

To perform a scan, choose the appropriate menu options within your scanning application. Different scanning applications may have different menu options or methods for performing a scan so please refer to the documentation of your scanning software for more information on its usage.  

Further assistance

If you require further assistance, please feel free to contact us directly via:

  • Chat: the chat in the bottom right corner of our website. ↘️
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    • Australia: 135 962 and choose option 3
    • New Zealand: 0800 459 623

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