Market and Applications and who uses this type of large format printer
The award-winning Contex HD Ultra Series large format CCD scanners are 1200 dpi professional scanning solutions for the best possible quality, productivity, reliability and versatility, specifically aimed at high productivity archiving teams, scanning professionals and reprographics departments. Available in 42-inches and 36-inches, Contex HD Ultra Series large format scanners feature advanced CCD technology and the ability to process the entire range of 48-bit colour data, ensuring the most accurate images.
Contex HD Ultra large format scanners are available in four different upgradable configurations,the i3650s and i4250s, for 36 inch or 42 inch colour and black and white scanning and the i3690s and i4290s, for 36 inch or 42 inch high productivity colour and black and white scanning. The HD Ultra wide format scanners are easily upgradable to meet requirements today and then grow along with your business. Contex MFP ready solutions featuring HD Ultra large format scanners include the ScanStation Pro, with software, touchscreen and ergonomic stand to fit the same space as your printer for convenient collaboration and use with existing printers for direct scan-to-print capabilities.
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 27 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 HD Ultra Large Format Scanners
Contex HD Ultra large format scanners deliver best in class image quality and the fastest most efficient way to scan, copy, file and archive wide format images, drawings, documents and records. Featuring 48-bit colour and 16-bit monochrome workflow and image processing, Contex HD Ultra large format scanners advanced CCD technology, high quality lenses from Fujifilm, 213,600 pixels with 5 x 4 linear colour CCD’s (red, green, blue and gray), delivers clean, sharp image quality with an optical resolution of up to 1200 dpi, and a maximum resolution of 9600 dpi.
Built to withstand high volume use on a daily basis, Context HD Ultra large format scanners deliver great flexibility and unmatched performance. Contex HD Ultra large format scanners feature fastest bandwidth in the industry with Gigabit Ethernet and xDTR2 and USB with xDTR connectivity. Contex HD Ultra large format scanners improve productivity with intelligent document size detection, an automated document thickness control, and the fail proof funnel shaped paper feed for ease of use. Contex HD Ultra large format scanners are easy to operate, including the ability to handle challenging documents effortlessly. Keep scanning, boosting productivity and winning new business, ensuring a very fast return on investment.
Contex HD Ultra large format scanners include leading edge software, Nextimage, and network connectivity that fits existing tools and business processes. . Nextimage Scan+Archive is a full featured scanning software including multipage (PDF, PDF/A and TIF), full image quality controls, and accounting tools. Nextimage Scan+Archive software is a standard Windows application that can be installed on as many PC’s as you like, and is designed for Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista, and XP. Scan, enhance and save originals in a single flow, with the SnapScan feature, eliminating the need for rescanning. It is the perfect link between your scanner, digital storage, existing applications and your printer. For professional colour results, Contex HD Ultra large format scanners use X-Rite i1 profiles and generate Adobe RGB, Device RGB, RAW RGB and sRGB colour space.
Contex HD Ultra large format scanners versatility means they are compatible with AutoCAD, ESRI, and other software, and compatible with large format printers from HP, Epson, Canon and other printers. Contex HD Ultra large format scanners can be electronically upgraded from 36 inch to 42 inch, and from black and white and colour to high productivity colour at any time. 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.
Specifications and specifications
Contex HD Ultra Series large format scanners feature an optical resolution of 1200 dpi and maximum resolution of 9600 dpi. Contex HD Ultra Series large format scanners feature scan speeds at 200 dpi as follows:
36-inch wideColour/grayscale, monochrome
AO-size (36 inch)
inches per second
documents per hour
documents per hour
Not applicable/12 ips
Not applicable/620 dph
Not applicable/642 dph
4 ips/12 ips
302 dph/620 dph
307 dph/642 dph
8 ips/12 ips
455 dph/620 dph
461 dph/642 dph
Contex HD Ultra i3650s and i3690s scan up to 36 inches/914 mm and take a maximum media width up to 44 inches/1120 mm. Contex HD Ultra i4250s and i4290s scan up to 42 inches/1067 mm and take a maximum media width up to 44 inches/1120 mm. The HD Ultra Series includes thick media support, with a maximum media thickness of up to 0.6 inch/15 mm. Paper feed guides support documents and the easily adjustable paper pressure protects fragile, thin documents.
Nextimage Scan+Archive software included with the HD Ultra Series features easy creation of TIF, JPG, PDF and PDF/A files, integration with cloud destinations including Google Drive, Box.com, DropBox, email, HP ePrint, Microsoft Sky Drive and batch scanning. Other file formats supported include DWF, CALS, BMP, JPEG2000(JP2), JPEG2000 Extended(JPX), TIF-G3, and TIF-G4. Nextimage features full scan functions including Automatic Image Quality for instant clean-up and alignment and comes with an integrated image viewer and an enable automatic file naming. Programmable One-Touch buttons permit common tasks to be assigned to three simple buttons. Customise and edit index colour palettes and accounting features are also included. Even full image adjustment controls are included. 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 64-bit TWAIN application driver for use with EDM and other imaging software. A 30-day trial version of Nextimage Repro is included, ideal for multifunction capabilities with touch-screen compatibility and full copy functions, along with Widesystem software.
Scan and archive all your document types easily with Contex HD Ultra Series large format scanners. Engineering or construction plans can be scanned in standard file formats directly into project folders. Contex HD Ultra large format scanners support 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 Contex HD Ultra Series large format scanners include: a low stand with paper catcher for side by side operation, a high stand for a slim profile and easy moving and storing; and an HD Ultra Multi-purpose Receiving Tray for thick document support. Nextimage Repro is a full featured scanning/copying software including built-in printer drivers and full colour controls. A 30-day trial version of Nextimage Repro is included with the HD Ultra large format scanners. The HD Ultra Series are also available in MFP (multifunction) formats, including ScanStation Pro, 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 HD Ultra Series 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.
The Contex HD Ultra Series large format scanners have been awarded “Top Product” for Best Wide Format Scanner (24 inches or larger) for the third consecutive year from Wide Format Imaging magazine. In 2012 and 2013, the HD Ultra Series large format scanners won the award, followed by the HD Ultra ScanStation solution in 2014. Chosen by its readers, the Top Product Award, recognises hardware, software and media that have caused the most excitement and have been valuable assets to technical, sign and graphic businesses over the last year.
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 (charged-couple device) imaging technology. Over the years, Contex scanners have received numerous awards from leading trade publications and analyst firms including Cadalyst, Wide-Format Imaging, and BERTL (Business Equipment Research and Test Laboratories). 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 5450, 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 2490, 3600, 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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