Contex ScanStation Pro HD 42 MFP-ready Large Format Scanner



The Contex ScanStation Pro HD 42 is the most efficient way to scan, copy, file and archive any wide format document, ideal for professional scanning and reprographics markets. As a standalone scanning solution or combined with your preferred large format printer, the Contex ScanStation Pro HD 42 feature flexible and upgradable configurations, depending on ergonomic, scan size and speed requirements. The ScanStation Pro HD 42 can be configured alongside your printer with a low stand, or above your printer for a space-saving solution. The Contex ScanStation Pro HD 42 includes a high-volume Contex scanner (HD Ultra i4250s or HD Ultra i4290s), Nextimage Repro software, height-adjustable stand, PC basket and keyboard tray, and a 21.5″ full HD touchscreen. The ScanStation Pro Series includes four sizes: ScanStation Pro IQ 36 (includes either IQ Quattro 3650/3690), ScanStation Pro IQ 44 (includes either IQ Quattro 4450/4490) ScanStation Pro HD 42 (includes either HD Ultra i4250s/i4290s), or ScanStation Pro HD5450 (includes HD5450 ),

The Contex ScanStation Pro HD 42 is designed to work with your IT infrastructure and can be paired with your computer of choice and an existing or new large format printer. The Contex ScanStation Pro HD 42 increases productivity and efficiency and decreases operating costs.

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 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.


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The Contex ScanStation Pro HD 42 delivers clean, sharp image quality of technical documents, sketches, maps, and oversized documents. Built to withstand high volume use on a daily basis, the Context ScanStation Pro HD 42 scans up to 455 documents per hour and features a unique REimage technology which speeds up workflow by more than 30%, increasing efficiency and decreasing operation costs. REimage technology ensures the best image quality while speeding up the end to end process. REimage technology reduces pre-scan preparation and post-scan validation and archiving processes by completely removing the need to retrieve and rescan your originals at any stage by anytime access to RAW scans to capture specific contents not chosen in the first file formats.

The Contex ScanStation Pro HD 42 includes award-winning Nextimage Repro software, designed specifically for fast batch scanning and bringing out every detail of the originals. Nextimage Repro software provides the ultimate scanning experience, with full multi-function capabilities plus touch-screen compatibility and printer support. Nextimage Repro software includes integrated printer drivers which automatically connect with an unlimited range of large format printers. Nextimage Repro software includes scan, copy and collaborate features. Scan, enhance and save originals in a single flow with the new SnapScan feature, eliminating the need to rescanning.

The Contex ScanStation Pro HD 42 features an integrated 21.5″ high definition TFT LCD screen for editing files with superb clarity. The fully-featured touchscreen offers all zoom, pinch and swipe functions and can be mounted either side of the scanner and features sharp 1920 x 1080 dpi resolution. Both High and Low Stand versions feature right or left side touch-screen mounting.

The Contex ScanStation Pro HD 42 includes either a low stand with paper catcher for side by side operation or a High Stand for a slim profile and easy moving and storing. The High Stand features the smallest footprint solution and supports printer heights from 995 to 1195 mm in 25mm increments (39.2 to 47 inches in about 1 inch increments). The High Stand is designed to fit the Canon iPF 600/700/900 Series, the Epson SC-T Series, and the HP T Series, Z-Series and 500/800 Series. The Low Stand versions for the Contex ScanStation Pro HD 42 features side-by-side scanning and printing with a working height of 922, 947, and 972 mm (36.3, 37.3, 38.3 inches, designed to fit the Epson Stylus Pro, Mutoh, Oce and some HP printers.

The ScanStation Pro HD 42 includes an extensive list of optimized drivers for large format printers, including HP, Canon, Epson, Oce and Mutoh. Additionally, all Windows printers are supported.


The Contex ScanStation Pro HD 42 features 5 x 4 linear colour CCD technology and an optical resolution of 1200 dpi and maximum resolution of 9600 dpi. The ScanStation Pro HD 42 scans colour documents at 200 dpi at 4 inches per second (with the i4250s), at 8 inches per second (with the i4290s) and grayscale, monochrome documents at 12 inches per second. The ScanStation Pro HD 42 configuration is software upgradable at any time, from the HD Ultra i4250s to the HD Ultra i4290s version. The Contex ScanStation Pro HD 42 accept a maximum media thickness of up to 0.6 inch/15mm and has a maximum media width of 44 inch/1120mm, and scans 42 inch/1067mm.

Nextimage Repro software included with all Contex ScanStation Pro HD 42 features scan to multipage PDF or TIF. With simple and powerful GUI with clear controls, Nextimage Repro is 64-bit Windows compatible, and includes scan-to-email, auto file-naming templates for easy indexing, undo/redo buttons and keyboard shortcuts, and ICC and Closed Loop colour copying. The software is available in multiple languages, including English, Chinese Simplified, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Russian, Spanish, and Turkish.

Optional items required for the Contex ScanStation Pro HD 42 are a PC and a Large Format Printer. Maximum size and weight for the PC is 490 x 400 x 107mm and 12kg (19.3 x 15.7 x 4.21 inches, 26 lbs). The recommended PC is a “slimline” desktop PC, 2.0GHz Intel Core 2 Duo or faster, 2GB RAM.

As you would expect from Contex, reliable performance is a given. For added peace of mind, Contex ScanStation Pro HD 42 features 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 HD Ultra i4250s or i4290s large format CCD scanner – 42 inch

Low or High height adjustable stand

21.5″ wide screen touch monitor

PC basket and keyboard tray

2 m USB cable


UK power cable

Installation sheet

Normalisation and calibration target

2 year return to factory warranty

First year on-site swap-out extended warranty

Software included:

Nextimage 64-bitTWAIN

Nextimage Repro

WideSystem software




Warranty upgrade options (annual price for Year 2 onwards):

Diamond – on-site first 2 years PLUS installation and training

Platinum – on-site first 2 years OR additional years annual cost

Platinum – on-site first 3 years

Gold – swap-out first 2 years OR additional years annual cost

Gold – swap-out first 3 years

Annual on-site supplement for Ireland (£150 plus transport from airport)


Contex ScanStationPro IQ Quattro 4450,4490,4250,4290 hd x 4290, 6050, 6090 Data Sheet 

Contex ScanStation Pro IQ Quattro 3650,3690,4450, 4490, HD i4250s, i4290s, MFP-Ready Large Format Scanners Data Sheet

Contex HD Ultra i3650s, i3690s, i4250s, i4290s Large Format Scanners Data Sheet

Contex Nextimage software Data Sheet

Contex Nextimage printer compatibility List



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″, 44″, and 54″ 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.

Contex IQ Quattro 2490, 3600 and 4400 large format scanners are a fourth generation Contex CIS technology using a number of advanced Contex proprietary technologies to achieve superb image quality and reliability. Contex IQ technology includes, 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. With xDTR, the IQ Quattro can capture an A1 or D-size colour document in the same time or less than an A” or C-size document with a CIS scanner without xDTR. When batch scanning or scanning at 400 dpi or more, the difference is even greater.

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 or 4 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 up 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.

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