Colortrac Professional MFP-Ready SC 42 Large Format Scanner


The Colortrac Professional MFP-ready Solution is a large format package optimised for low volume multi-function printer duties. Featuring Colortrac SmartLF SC MFP Series scanner, Repro Stand, SmartWorks Touch MFP software and Document Return Guide, all you need to do is add your large format printer, PC and monitor or touch screen for a complete multi-functional system. Available in 25″ (SmartLF SC 25 MFP), 36″ (SmartLF SC 36 MFP) and 42″ (SmartLF SC 42 MFP), the Colortrac Professional MFP-ready Solution is an affordable, reliable scanning and copying solution for wide format maps, site plans, engineering drawings, blueprints, architectural renderings and many other technical documents.

Whether an Architect, Engineer, GIS professional, Archivist, Administrator, the Colortrac Professional MFP – ready Solution will achieve excellent image quality and productivity.The Colortrac Professional MFP-ready Solution is compatible with large format printers from Canon, Epson and HP and most PCc, monitors, and touchscreens.

Design Supply, an Authorised Colortrac Reseller, works closely with Colortrac to provide the best solutions available to get the job done for your business and maximise your opportunities. With more than 28 years of experience in the large format market, Design Supply offers expertise and knowledge in tailoring the exact solution for your specific application.




Colortrac SmartLF Scanners: SingleSensor

Colortrac SmartLF SC Series Scanners: Image Quality

Colortrac SmartLF SC Series Scanners: Productivity

Colortrac ‘ScanOnce’  Feature

Colortrac SmartWorks Pro/TOUCH Software: Three Product options (Scan, Copier, Scan and Copy) and demo mode

Colortrac SmartWorks Software: User Pre-Sets

Colortrac SmartWorks Software: Printing to a Hot Folder


The Colortrac Professional MFP-ready Solution includes the SmartLF SC MFP Series wide format scanner, designed to scan images fast at the optimum resolution required to capture the original image detail without compromising quality. Colortrac’s SingleSensor technology and ClearView instant-on bi-directional LED illumination system produce up to 1200 dpi of uncompromising resolution. Whatever condition of the original, SingleSensor produces unrivalled accurate image scans, even if the original is folded, creased or crumpled. ClearView’s even lighting prevents shadows and creases and combined with the Colortrac’s SureDrive roller feed system, provides even pressure across the full width of the document, pushing it against the scan glass at the critical moment of capture. The Smart LF SC MFP Series supports colour management workflows and can capture a colour gamut that far exceeds the sRGB colour spaces, used as an industry recognised standard.

The Colortrac Professional MFP-ready Solution is ideal for boosting productivity. In addition to fast scan speeds, even at high resolution, the SC MFP Series features the new SuperSpeed USB 3.0 digital interface. SuperSpeed data transfer means there are fewer communication bottlenecks and you can always scan the largest documents in the greatest detail fast. Colortrac’s ClearView LED lighting system uses instant-on low energy illumination technology and is Energy Star qualified. The large staging platform makes loading documents into the scanner fast and easy. Scanned documents exit at the rear or with the Document Return Guide, documents return to the front. The SmartLF SC MFP Series is designed specifically to auto-size documents face up in the centre of the scanner, which helps the operator see what they are scanning and load creased documents more effectively. Colortrac’s WinSync optimises windows driver technology that allows you to easily connect Colortrac scanners to your PC.

The Colortrac Professional MFP-ready Solution includes SmartWorks TOUCH MFP software, a touch-screen/mouse and keyboard operated Windows scanning software exclusively for Colortac Professional MFP-ready Solutions. Compatible with Windows 10, 8,7, and Vista, SmartWorks TOUCH MFP features pre-set colour, dpi and clean up from Document Type and allows you to send a copy of the original directly to your printer, or scan a copy to disk, USB drive or email. SmartWorks TOUCH MFP software allows you to reprint previously scanned originals, make multiple copies of an original, enlarge or reduce the size of a copy and prints/copy to any Windows Printer.

SmartWorks TOUCH MFP software features ScanOnce technology which means no need to preview scans to adjust settings for a rescan because all editing is applied after the scan. ScanOnce saves the full dpi and allows the user to zoom, pan and edit on screen. ScanOnce Preview allows for real-time adjustment of images before copying, printing or saving. SmartWorks TOUCH MFP software supports single page PDF, PDF/A, JPEG, PNG, TIFF, and TIFF G4 file formats.

Colortrac Professional MFP-ready Solution includes a fully height-adjustable Repro Stand, minimising the combined footprint of the scanner and printer and creating a practical, professional copy and scan workstation. The wide format scanner is positioned at the optimum height above your large format printer (large format printer not included) and the Repro Stand accommodates a PC, flat screen and keyboard (PC, flat screen and keyboard not included).The Repro Stand conforms to VESA PC monitor standards, so virtually any large format printer, PC, flat screen and keyboard can be used.


The Colortrac Professional MFP-ready Solution features an optical resolution of 1200 dpi. The Professional SC MFP scan speeds are as follows:

Colortrac Professional MFP-ready Solutions
Resolution, 200 dpi SmartLF SC 25 MFP Smart LF SC 36 MFP SmartLF SC 42 MFP
8-bit grayscale and mono 13 inches/sec 1,418 A1/hour 13 inches/sec 1,418 A1/hour 13 inches/sec 1,418 A1/hour
24-bit colour 3 inches/sec 327 A1/hour 3 inches/sec 327 A1/hour 3 inches/sec 327 A1/hour
24-bit colour with optional upgrade 6 inches/sec 654 A1/hour 6 inches/sec 654 A1/hour 6 inches/sec 654 A1/hour

The Colortrac SmartLF SC 42 MFP scans up to 42 inches/106.7 cm and can take a maximum media width up to 44 inches/111.7 cm. The Colortrac SmartLF SC MFP Series accepts media up to 0.08 inches (2.0mm) thick. The minimum media size the Colortrac SmartLF SC MFP Series can scan is 6 x 6 inches/15.2 x 15.2 cm. Maximum image length for scanning is 96 inches (2438mm) using SmartWorks TOUCH MFP software (included). The Colortrac SmartLF SC 42 MFP has a maximum of 50,400 pixels.

Colortrac SmartLF SC MFP Series incorporates propriety technologies unique to Colortrac scanners. These technologies include SingleSensor, ClearView, SureDrive, Firefly and WinSync. Colortrac’s SingleSensor scanning is a patented technology which combines contact image sensors (CIS) in a robust, single-piece unit, enabling a significantly higher optical quality and dramatically increasing pixel alignment stability. The SmartLF SC MFP Series has 30,000 short image-path sensors and a custom designed advanced bi-directional LED lighting system. The bi-directional lighting system, called ClearView, combines 96 to 144 extra long-life switchable red/green/blue LEDs across the full width of the scanner for optimum illumination and instant-on scanning capability. SingleSensor and ClearView work together to reduce optical errors to a minimum ensuring all scan and copy data is of the highest possible colour and dimensional accuracy. Because each sensor is on the same imaging line combined with bright, even light from the LEDs across the full width of the scanner, scans have a wide and consistent colour gamut across the full width of the document. Colortrac’s SingleSensor is colour calibrated and has a scan accuracy of +/-0.1% +/-1 pixel.

Colortrac’s SureDrive system is an innovative active pressure roller that gently presses the document against the SingleSensor. The single, full-width, motor-driven hold -up roller eliminates variations in document speed or feed inconsistencies, eliminating the possibility of misaligned data. The soft pressure roller running the full length of the SingleSensor allows the scanner to dynamically respond and actively work against the optical disturbances caused by document lift and paper creasing. Shadow effects in folds of creased documents are also reduced. This technology ensures that delicate or fragile media such as newspapers and old blueprints can be safely and accurately scanned without problem. WinSync means the Colortrac Smart LF SC MFP Series is compatible with Windows 10, 8, 7, and Vista.

Colortrac’s Firefly technology refers to the new SuperSpeed USB 3.0 and optimised USB2.0 interface. The SmartLF SC MFP Series scanners are the first to incorporate the new SuperSpeed USB 3.0 digital interface with up to 75MB/s. SuperSpeed USB 3.0 is unique to Colortrac and allows the SmartLF SC MFP Series to work at full speed using higher resolutions on wider documents. Higher data transfer give the SmartLF SC MFP Series user the freedom to scan wider and at higher resolutions without compromising productivity, making it ideal for large amounts of archiving.

The Colortrac Repro Stand features an adjustable PC, flatscreen and keyboard so users can create the best working position, especially useful for large jobs and archiving. The Repro Stand accommodates any printer width, and allows printer heights of 45 inch/1143 mm, 43 inch/1093 mm, 40.8 inch/1038 mm and 39 inch/988 mm. The monitor support arm height from the floor is 55 inches/1396 mm and the depth of the stand is 34 to 44 inches/864 – 1116 mm. The maximum width of the stand is 79.5 inches/2021 mm.

SmartWorks TOUCH MFP software features two-finger pinch, zoom and flick controls for touch monitors. It also features scanning resolution settings of 100, 200, 300, 400, 600, and1200 dpi. 9 Document-type pre-sets make scanning simple, including pencil and tracing drawings, highlighted drawings and different colour, gray and black and white originals. Image editing controls include White and Black Point, Manual Deskew, Rotate, Sharpen, Invert and Mirror.

Choose your own PC, Large Format Printer, Touchscreen and or Monitor, and your MFP solution is complete. Optional accessories for the Colortrac Professional MFP Solution include: Document Carrier Sheets, SmartWorks Pro software, and extended warranties.

SmartWorks Pro SCAN & COPY is optional professional software providing more advanced controls and colour calibration, including profiled RGB, and improving all scanning and copying applications. SmartWorks Pro is ideal for batch scanning and includes auto-size and number-sequencing technology which instantly adjusts the scan according to the size of the document so you can effortlessly scan a batch of different sizes without having to adjust your settings.

As you would expect from Colortrac, reliable performance is a given. For added peace of mind, Colortrac Professional MFP-ready Solutions feature a 2 year next day on-site warranty. Count on dependable support to create the best image possible from Colortrac and Design Supply. Ask us at Design Supply, and we can tailor the best solution possible for your needs.



Colortrac Professional MFP Solution: SmartLF SC 42 MFP scanner, Repro Stand, Document Return Guide, SmartWorks TOUCH MFP software

Calibration Sheet

Document Return Guide for front-feed, front-return capability

Repro Stand – adjustable height to fit most popular Large Format Printers. Includes Keyboard Tray, PC and Flat Screen Monitor Mounting Kit

2 meter USB Cable

Power cord

2 years Next Day On-Site Warranty

Software included:

SmartWorks TOUCH MFP software


Any printer with a Windows Driver



Document Carrier Sheets -packed in tubes of 5 sheets, available in ARCH D/A1 and ARCH E/A0 sizes, with black or white backing sheet. Hinged on short side.

Colortrac Upgrade SC MFP 42c to 42e – 3ips to 6ips colour for Smart LF SC 42 MFP scanner

SmartWorks Pro Software – two options: Scan Only or Scan & Copy

Extended Warranty options:

1 Year Extended Warranty, at time of purchase

1 Year Extended Warranty, within 2 years of purchase

3 Year Extended Warranty, at time of purchase

3 Year Extended Warranty, within 2 years of purchase


Colortrac Professional MFP Data Sheet

Colortrac SmartWorks Touch Data Sheet

Colortrac SmartWorks Pro Data Sheet


Colortrac is a UK-based pioneer of large format scanning and a leading innovator in affordable colour and monochrome wide format scanning technology. Colortrac was founded in 1989 to develop digital large format scanning solutions for the oil exploration industry. Ten years later, in 1999, Colortrac acquired US-based ANAtech and Tangent Imaging Systems. Colortrac has a legacy of innovation and continues to develop first class, patented wide format scanning technologies developed since the early 1980s.

Colortrac launched thick media handling in 1998, LED lighting to improve illumination and output in 2007 and USB 3.0 connections between computer and scanner to speed connections in 2012. In 2014, Colortrac was the first to introduce what it calls a full-width scanner, featuring a SingleSensor that makes the scanners easier to use, with less need for calibration. Users are able to walk up to a scanner, do a scan and walk away with no formal training. In 2016, Colortrac introduced the first truly portable, lightest, easiest to use, lowest cost large format scanner on the market.

Colortrac offers a full range of large format scanning solutions incorporating first class technological breakthroughs. Colortrac’s SingleSensor/CIS is a major step forward in large format image capture and a huge improvement on staggered CIS technology. SingleSensor features single straight-line scanning accuracy from CCD scanners with low cost of CIS technology and is at the heart of Colortrac’s CIS scanners. SingleSensor requires virtually no routine maintenance by users and provides high definition, exceptional colour and dimensional accuracy, combined with ultra-fast scan speeds.

Colortrac has also concentrated on LED illumination for scanning, providing long life, low energy consumption with even, balanced lighting for high fidelity image reproduction. Colortrac scanners feature soft, motor-driven rollers superb for thin paper handling or thick mounted board handling.

Additionally, Colortrac have combined a number of key technologies, called ScanOnce, FireFly, SureDrive, ClearView and WinSync to create an award winning line of large format scanners. ScanOnce is efficient scanning and copying workflow, FireFly is SuperSpeed USB3 compatiblity, SureDrive is a single driven media pressure roller, ClearView is the innovative dual LED lighting and WinSync is an optimised Windows driver technology.

Today, Colortrac offers 25″, 36″, 42″, and 56″, MFP ready, enhanced, colour and monochrome, SingleSensor CIS and CCD scanners, and SmartWorks Pro and SmartWorks Touch software. Headquartered near Cambridge, UK, Colortrac has offices in China, USA, Japan, Singapore and Mexico. In 1999, Colortrac received the Queen’s Award for Export Achievement and in 2012, received the Queen’s Award for International Trade.


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