Large Format Scanners

  1. Unrivalled scanner series raises the bar in large format scanning

    Unrivalled scanner series raises the bar in large format scanning

    Contex, the world leader in large format scanning, today introduces two new models to the HD Ultra X scanner series. The series now includes 36 and 42 inch models, completing the range of scanning solutions for Contex’s newest line of premium scanners. Introduced in 2018 to rave reviews from the scanning community, the HD Ultra X scanner series, which also includes a 60 inch model, reigns as the market’s fastest and widest scanner series available. The scanner series outperforms the competition in colour matching and image scanning quality, while exceeding environmental standards. The scanner series also boasts numerous productivity-boosting capabilities to accelerate the scanning workflow, while delivering long-term value and a quick ROI. All scanners in the HD Ultra X series are immediately available from distributors worldwide.

    “Our customers are thrilled with the capabilities of the HD Ultra X scanners, and the new models give them even more options to suit their requirements,” comments Jacob Bendix, CCO and VP of Global Sales and Marketing. “Productivity, improved workflow, and colour matching have been the center of our attention, and our customers can instantly benefit from these advancements the HD Ultra X scanner series.”

    HD Ultra X scanner series expanded
    The HD Ultra X series uses CCD technology for the best quality images available in the market today. Whether scanning 36, 42, or 60 inches wide, customers can capture originals at an unprecedented 17.8 ips. The common platform also gives customers the same results from each scanner model.

    The scanner series includes several unique features and productivity boosters, including true size detection and instant-ON capabilities, which cut valuable seconds from production time. A throttle buffer control also eliminates scanner pauses, allowing operators to continuously feed documents without waiting for scanned data to be processed.

    The HD Ultra X series boasts the fastest data transfer of any scanner on the market, made possible by the GB Ethernet xDTR2.5 and USB 3.0 SuperSpeed xDTR3 data transfer technologies.

    Exclusive technologies for the most advanced image quality
    The advanced technology in the Contex HD Ultra X scanner series offers customers several exclusive imaging advantages, including the highest colour-rendering index (CRI). The scanners are equipped with Contex Perfect Light, which uses the latest LED technology combined with specially developed diffusion filters.

    Sharp scans are achieved by Contex’s exclusive lens spherical correction technology and accuracy lens enhancement (ALE), which minimizes optical distortion. Each scanner model in the the HD Ultra X series is equipped with X-Rite ICC colour technology and Fujifilm camera lenses, which deliver greater depth of focus — 0.3 inches — and CCD optics of up to 1200 dpi. The depth of focus allows users to capture documents of all types — especially thick, delicate, or with irregularities - with ease.

    Intuitive scanning advancements
    With just the press of a lever, Contex’s Optimal Thickness Adjustment Control (OTAC) enables users to quickly adjust the HD Ultra X to the required paper thickness. Feather mode also protects delicate originals and extra-thin documents.

    A speed-matched roller system ensures fast and easy document loading and eliminates skewing. Operators can choose between center and side loading, or use the adjustable paper guide for smaller documents.

    The scanner’s static-free, touchless glass system and steel anti-static feed table also minimize friction, while reducing maintenance costs over time from worn scanner glass.

    Exceeding environmental standards
    The HD Ultra X scanner series exceeds Energy Star consumption standards and is RoHS compliant.

    Additionally, the LED light source, guaranteed to last the scanner’s lifetime, saves energy by automatically turning off in between scans. Instant-ON scanning capabilities also allows operators to simply load and scan originals, without requiring the scanner to warm-up.

    HD Ultra X scanner series availability
    The HD Ultra X scanners are available as stand-alone (Contex AIO optional) or in a ScanStation Pro configuration, which includes a stand, touchscreen monitor, and Nextimage REPRO software (Contex AIO optional). The HD Ultra X scanners can be networked to any leading printer.


    About Contex
    As the world's largest developer and producer of large format imaging solutions, Contex leads the market with innovative technology and advanced scan and copy software applications. Sold worldwide in more than 90 countries, Contex solutions are recognized in a wide range of industries for reliability, value, high performance, and superb image quality.

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  2. Contex debuts IQ Flex, the most advanced large format flatbed scanner

    Contex debuts IQ Flex, the most advanced large format flatbed scanner

    Contex, the leader of wide format scanning and imaging solutions, today launches the IQ FLEX flatbed scanner. Pushing the boundaries in flatbed scanning, the IQ FLEX is the newest addition to the IQ wide format scanner series and incorporates the power of this robust technology into a flatbed. Customers can scan A2 / C-size originals of any size or shape, or documents up to A1 / D-size, and unlimited thickness. With an accuracy of 0.1% +/- 1 pixel and six-second scanning speeds, the IQ FLEX is the market’s most advanced flatbed scanner.

    “Contex is at the forefront of wide format scanning technology, and now customers can benefit from these advancements in the newest flatbed to hit the market,” comments Jacob Bendix, Vice President and Global Head of Sales and Marketing. “It truly incorporates our customer’s way of working and scanning, with the latest advancements in scanning technology.”

    Contex IQ Flex Scanner

    Oversized and Fragile Materials Are Easy to Scan, Print and Archive

    The most advanced flatbed scanner makes it easy to digitally capture books, fragile documents, textiles, artwork and more, and saves them in standard file formats. The IQ FLEX can also save files in raster format for use in any CAD or GIS application such as AutoCAD, Microstation, and ArcGIS. It also includes a 64-bit TWAIN application driver for use with EDM and other imaging software.

    Scanned images can be archived or shared via network PCs, email, cloud, or USB. Customers can also send files to print using the pre-installed HP, Canon, EPSON print drivers.

    The IQ FLEX is the only WiFi-enabled large format flatbed scanner with speeds up to 150 Mb / sec. Customers have three options for operating the IQ FLEX flatbed. The scanner includes a built-in controller with a 7-inch touch screen to operate, edit, annotate and markup scans, without the need for a CPU. For more advanced scanning and editing options, customers can add a CPU with Contex’s NextImage scanning software. Customers can also operate the scanner using their smart device with Contex’s rainforest365 app.

    About Contex

    As the world's largest developer and producer of large format imaging solutions, Contex leads the market with innovative technology and advanced scan and copy software applications. Sold worldwide in more than 90 countries, Contex solutions are recognized in a wide range of industries for reliability, value, high performance, and superb image quality.

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