Colortrac SmartLF SG 44 Large Format Scanner (44 inch)


The award-winning Colortrac SmartLF SG Series high definition large format scanners produce the highest quality images using professional CCD cameras, ideal for high volume scanning and reprographics service professionals requiring high fidelity colour reproduction. Available in 36″ (SmartLF SG 36) and 44″ (SmartLF SG 44), the Colortrac Smart LF SG Series is available in three configurations, m (monochrome), c (colour), and e (enhanced colour).

The Colortrac SmartLF SG Series features high speed technical imaging suited for the AEC, CAD, Mapping and GIS applications as well as Electronic Document Capture (TWAIN).

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 ‘ScanOnce’  Feature

Colortrac SmartWorks Pro 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 SmartLF SG Series large format scanners are designed to scan images fast at the optimum resolution required to capture the original image detail without compromising quality. Colortrac’s CCD (charge-coupled device) technology and ClearView 2-D white LED illumination system produce up to 1200 dpi of uncompromising resolution. Colortrac’s CCD technology produces greater depth of focus compared to CIS and is ideal for non-flat, rigid or thick documents. Colortrac’s CCD produces superior colour imaging, with the widest colour gamut and provides a high dynamic range. The ability to see more detail in dark and light areas makes the SG Series perfect for capturing vibrant, accurate colours for graphics professionals.

ClearView’s instant-on, low energy, long life illumination provides optimal object illumination and 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 SmartLF SG 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 SmartLF SG Series is ideal for boosting productivity. In addition to fast scan speeds, even at high resolution, the SG Series features the new SuperSpeed USB 3.0 and optimised USB 2.0 digital interfaces. 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.

Colortrac’s ScanOnce technology 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. The SmartLF SG 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.

The Colortrac SmartLF SG Series includes an evaluation version of SmartWorks Pro software and a TWAIN driver. SmartWorks Pro SCAN & COPY is a 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. SmartWorks Pro features adjustable filters for in-line scan processing or the ability to build your own filters interactively. SmartWorks Pro saves to TIFF, JPEG, multiple page PDF, PNG, AutoCAD DWF, BMP and PCX file formats. Colortrac’s WinSync optimises windows driver technology that allows you to easily connect Colortrac scanners to your PC. The TWAIN driver provides basic control over scanner colour mode, resolution and paper sizing settings. A compatible TWAIN application is required.


The Colortrac SmartLF SG Series features an optical resolution of 1200 dpi and an extended linear interpolation from 100 to 9600 dpi in 1 dpi steps. Scan speeds are as follows:

Resolution Colortrac SmartLF SG models
200 dpi 36m 36 c 36 e 44m 44 c 44 e
8-bit grayscale and mono, inches/1 second 13 13 13 13 13 13
8-bit grayscale and mono, A1/hour 1418 1418 1418 1418 1418 1418
24-bit colour, inches/1 second na 4 8 na 4 8
24-bit colour, A1/hour na 436 872 na 436 872

The three configurations; monochrome, colour, and enhanced colour, are on-site software upgradable, so the Colortrac SmartLF SG Series can be upgraded quickly and easily as your requirements change.

The Colortrac SmartLF SG 44 scans up to 44 inches/111.8 cm and can take a maximum media width up to 46 inches/116.9 cm. The Colortrac SmartLF SG Series accepts media up to 0.6 inches (15mm) thick. Maximum image length for scanning is not limited by the scanner. The maximum resolution & size (width and length) for a SmartWorks Pro (optional software) image is limited by the file format specified, the available disk space and the computer operation system. The SmartLF SG Series includes 2GB on-board scan data memory and features face-down, front entry, rear exit and side load.

Colortrac SmartLF SG Series incorporates propriety technologies unique to Colortrac scanners. These technologies include CCD, ClearView, SureDrive, Firefly and WinSync. With the same CCD sensor technology used in professional quality cameras, Colortrac SmartLF SG Series features 6 CCDs with red, green, blue and gray sensor lines and 6 micro lens optics with integral infrared filters. CCD technology produces greater depth of focus compared to CIS and is ideal for non-flat, rigid or thick documents. CCD produces superior colour imaging, with the widest colour gamut and provides a high dynamic range. The ability to see more detail in dark and light areas makes the SG Series perfect for capturing vibrant, accurate colours for graphics professionals. The SmartLF SG Series has ClearView, a custom designed advanced 2D white 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 and optimum object illumination.

Colortrac’s SureDrive system is an innovative active pressure roller that gently presses the document against the glass. 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 scanner and 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 SmartLF SG 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 SG Series scanners incorporate the new SuperSpeed USB 3.0 digital interface with data transfer rates of up to 85MB/sec. SuperSpeed USB 3.0 is unique to Colortrac and allows the SmartLF SG Series to work at full speed using higher resolutions on wider documents. The SmartLF SG Series has enhanced USB2 circuitry which achieves a 25% improvement in data speed (35MB/sec) above the previously recognised industry average transfer rate of 28 MB/sec for a normal USB2 equipped PC. Higher data transfer give the SmartLF SG Series user the freedom to scan wider and at higher resolutions without compromising productivity, making it ideal for large amounts of archiving. The SG Series is Gigabit Ethernet network-ready.

Optional accessories for the Colortrac SmartLF SG Series include: a Document Return Guide, for retrieving scanned documents to the front; Full version SmartWorks Pro Software; Floor Stand with Catch Basket; PC, Monitor, Keyboard and Mouse Mounting Kit for Floor Stand; Repo Stand; Document Carrier Sheets and Extended Warranties.

As you would expect from Colortrac, reliable performance is a given. For added peace of mind, Colortrac SmartLF SG Series large format scanners 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.


The Colortrac SmartLF SG Series won the 2015 “Product of the Year” award in the Large Format Scanners category by The Specialty Graphics Imaging Association (SGIA).


Colortrac SmartLF SG 44 scanner: [choose m (monochrome), c (colour), e (enhanced colour )version]

Calibration Sheet

2 meter USB2/USB3 and Gigabit Ethernet Cables

Power cord

2 years Next Day On-Site Warranty

Software included:

SmartWorks Pro – Scan and Copy software (evaluation version)

TWAIN driver


Floor Stand- includes Paper Catch Basket

PC, Monitor, Keyboard and Mouse Mounting Kit for Floor Stand

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

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

Scanner upgrade tool if requirements change and colour and highest colour scan speed required for c (colour) or e (enhanced) models

SmartWorks Pro Software – full version: 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 SmartLF SG Series  Scanner Data Sheet

Colortrac Smart Works Pro software Data Sheet

Colortrac Smart Works TOUCH 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 compatibility, 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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