Market and Applications and who uses this type of large format printer
The Contex SD 3600 large format scanner is a 1200 dpi scanning solution for the AEC, CAD, and GIS markets. Available in 36-inch/A0, the Contex SD 3600 CIS large format scanner is ideal for copying, sharing, and collaborating technical drawings, maps, and as-builds in-house. The Contex SD 3600 features improved colour scanning speeds of up to 336 Arch-D/324 A1.
The Contex SD 3600 large format scanner’s unmatched ease of use, lightweight design, and enhanced productivity at an affordable price make it a must-have for any office that wants to save time and money by scanning maps and technical drawings in-house.
Design Supply, a Contex Accredited Partner, works closely with Contex to provide the best solutions available to get the job done for your business and maximize your opportunities. With more than 25 years of experience in the large format market, Design Supply offers expertise and knowledge in tailoring the exact solution for your specific application.
Key features of the Contex SD 3600 Large Format Scanner
The Contex SD 3600 large format scanner space-saving design fits discreetly into your office environment, and its many functions are perfectly engineered for easy setup, use and maintenance. The compact, lightweight SD 3600 fits into small spaces, is easy to transport, whether the scanner needs to be near archiving equipment or printers, and can be shared across your network, so you can use it from any location.
The Contex SD 3600 features a SmartShare function for scanner sharing across a network and sending files to remote PC’s. Using a standard USB connection, the Contex SD 3600 connects to any PC or laptop. Simply install Nextimage4, the scanning application included with the SD 3600, and scanning is ready to commence. Nextimage4 can be installed on as many PC’s as you like, and is designed for Windows 10, 8, 7, and Vista.
The Contex SD 3600 features easy handling, including face-up scanning, All-Wheel-Drive (AWD) document feeding and Programmable One-Touch buttons. All-Wheel-Drive delivers perfect document grip, and Programmable One-Touch buttons permit common tasks to be assigned to three simple buttons.
Contex applications create industry standard raster file formats that can be used with any CAD or GIS application, including AutoCAD, Microstation, ArcGIS, and all other CAD, GIS, image editing and storage applications.
Additional information and specifications
The Contex SD 3600 features an optical resolution of 1200 dpi and maximum resolution of 9600 dpi. The Contex SD 3600 features a scan speeds as follows at 200dpi:
inches per second
Arch D-size/hour (documents per hour)
A1/hour (documents per hour)
3 ips/10 ips
336 dph/780 dph
324 dph/744 dph
The Contex SD 3600 scans up to 36 inches/914 mm and can take a maximum media width up to 38 inches/965 mm. A maximum media thickness of up to 0.08 inch/2mm can be scanned. The SD 3600 can scan an unlimited length.
Nextimage4 is basic scanning software included with the SD 3600 and features easy creation of TIF, JPG, PDF and PDF/A files and integration with Cloud destinations including Google Drive, Box.com, Dropbox and more. Nextimage4 features Automatic Image Quality for instant clean-up and alignment and comes with an integrated image viewer and enable automatic file naming. The software is available in multiple languages, including English, Chinese, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, Russian and Polish. Nextimage Twain is also included, which is a 32-bit TWAIN application driver for use with EDM and other imaging software. A 30-day trial version of Nextimage Repro is included, along with Widesystem drivers.
Scan and document all your document types easily with the Contex SD 3600. Engineering or construction plans can be scanned in standard file formats directly into project folders. The Contex SD 3600 supports standard document formats including PDF and PDF/A. These are formats that can be opened and printed in scale using Adobe Reader. PDF/A is designed for long term storage, and is a file format protected from changes and is recommended for storing as-builds and documentation. For sharing and collaboration, use the standard PDF as this enables highlighting and annotations.
Optional items for the Contex SD 3600 include: a stand with paper catcher, for easy moving and storing; Nextimage Scan+Archive software and Nextimage Repro software. Nextimage Scan+Archive software is a full featured scanning software including multipage (PDF, PDF/A and TIF), full image quality controls, and accounting tools. Nextimage Repro if a full featured scanning/copying software including built-in printer drivers and full colour controls. The SD 3600 is also available as a MFP (multifunction) device to fit the same space as your printer for convenient collaboration and use with existing printers for direct scan-to-print capabilities.
As you would expect from Contex, reliable performance is a given. For added peace of mind, Contex SD 3600 large format scanners feature a 2-year return to factory warranty including a first year on-site swap-out extended warranty. Count on dependable support to create the best image possible from Contex and Design Supply. Ask us at Design Supply, and we can tailor the best solution possible for your needs.
Contex is one of Denmark’s fastest growing IT companies and the world’s largest developer and producer of large format scanning and large format imaging solutions. Originally founded in 1923, the company designed and manufactured inventive, time-saving business machines, including printing machines, mechanical and electronic calculators, and electrostatic copiers, which were distributed and sold worldwide under the Rex-Rotary and Gestetner brand names. By the early 1980s, the foundation for Contex Scanning Technology began and Contex evolved into the leader of the global imaging industry in large format scanning, copying and image enhancement. The development of modular scanning technology began in 1986 and in 1988, Contex introduced its first monochrome large format scanner. Contex released a complete line of monochrome scanners in 1990 and launched its first large format colour scanners in 1996. Today, Contex offers 18”, 25”, 36”, 42", 44”, 54”, and all –in-one, colour and monochrome scanners with CIS (colour image sensors) and CCD (charge couple device) technologies. Contex provides scanning solutions in over 90 countries and is recognised by a wide range of industries for reliability, value, high-performance and superb image quality.
The Contex HD range of CCD large format scanners (HD Ultra, HD 5400, and HD iFLEX) is recommended for high productivity and top quality. The Contex HD range of large format scanners feature advanced Charge Couple Device technology with true 48-bit colour and 16-bit grayscale workflow, 5 x 4, 4 x 4, or 1 x 4 linear colour CCD’s (Red, Green, Blue and Gray), high quality lenses from Fujifilm, and an advanced image processing algorithm, achieving superior image quality and an optical resolution of 600 to 1200 dpi and a maximum resolution of 9600 dpi. The Contex HD range of large format scanners have the ability to process the entire range of 48-bit colour data ensuring the most accurate images with Accuracy Lens Enhancement (ALE) ensures precision of 0.1% accuracy. Contex Natural Light ensures the highest possible image quality. Contex CCD Scanners (except the iFLEX flatbed) feature Automatic Thickness Adjustment Control (ATAC) and All Wheel Drive (AWD) technologies. ATAC is for scanning thick originals and monitoring pressure on the surface of the document. AWD is a precision paper feed tracking system which ensures a perfectly straight scanning path and distortion-free scans. Gigabit Ethernet, xDTR2 and xDTR improves overall productivity by increasing the data transfer speed, so more image data can be sent to the PC faster.
Contex CIS range of large format scanners (SD ONE+, SD 3600, IQ Quattro 2400, and IQ Quattro 4400) feature a number of advanced Contex proprietary technologies to achieve superb image quality and reliability. The Contex Colour Imaging Sensor technology feature fourth generation CleanScan CIS technology combined with CFR, SIGMA and xDTR to ensure the highest quality CIS scanners in the market. Contex CleanScan CIS technology is based on custom CIS modules with dual-sided LED light and Dual Diffusion, which suppress shadows and unwanted backgrounds. The patented Contex Colour Fringe Removal (CFR) technology is an advanced filtering technology, producing superior image quality with excellent lines. Signal Intensity Matching (SIGMA) is a Contex patented technology that minimises sensor differences live during a scan, to adjust for differences in sensor heating. xDTR improves overall productivity by increasing the data transfer speed of the USB interface, so more image data can be sent to the PC faster. This means a larger document (and more documents) can be scanned at higher resolutions without waiting for data transfer to complete.
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