Contex IQ Quattro 4400 large format scanner


The award-winning Contex IQ Quattro Series large format scanners are 1200 dpi professional CIS scanning solutions for project teams and workgroups in the AEC, CAD, and GIS markets. Designed for collaboration projects requiring occasional scanning or creation of digital archives, the Contex IQ Quattro Series, available in 44, 36, and 24-inch configurations, are globally networkable and enabled to support wide format workflows for project teams including access from smartphones or tablets.

The Contex IQ Quattro 4400 large format scanners are designed to fit a multi-site network and are available in two versions, IQ Quattro 4450  for colour and grayscale/monochrome scanning and IQ Quattro 4490 for enhanced productivity. Scan small and large documents up to 44 inch size, networkable with an entire workgroup and Cloud enabled with rainforest365 so anyone in the project team can use it from their smartphone or tablet.

Contex IQ Quattro 4400 large format scanners are available a stand alone   IQ Quattro 4400, (4450 or 4490) and as  MFP-ready solutions: IQ Quattro 44 MFP Repro and IQ Quattro 44 ScanStation Pro,  including a large format scanner, Nextimage REPRO software for scanning and copying, a touch screen, and a high stand for touch screen mounting and a PC or a low stand for a side-by-side solution.

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.




The Contex IQ Quattro 4400


Nextimage software


The Contex IQ Quattro 4400 large format scanners deliver leading edge, clean, sharp image quality of technical documents, sketches, maps, documents. Contex ClearScan technology uses innovative methods of diffusion to eliminate shadows and unwanted backgrounds, producing crisp, sharp, natural scans. Built to withstand high volume use on a daily basis, the Context IQ Quattro 4400 Series has a sleek and lightweight design and features multi-site network compatibility and hi-speed Gigabit Ethernet. Delivering three times the bandwidth of USB2, Contex’s unique Gigabit Ethernet implementation with xDTR2 is lightning fast and accelerates workflows even further via network sharing where scans can be controlled from any computer.

The Contex IQ Quattro 4400 Series feature easy handling, including face-up scanning, All-Wheel-Drive (AWD) professional sheet-feed 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. Magnetic document guides support long documents and make precise document loading easier. Detachable return guides for easy document handling return documents to the user by rewinding through the scanner.

The IQ Quattro 4400 Series scan accurate images with 1200 dpi and saves on file space with intelligent 8-bit indexed colour capture, making it ideal for archiving many types of files. The Contex IQ Quattro 4400 Series includes WideSystem and Nextimage TWAIN software and compatibility with rainforest365. Nextimage Twain is a full 64-bit TWAIN application driver for use with EDM and other imaging software. A 30-day evaluation of award-winning Nextimage REPRO software is also included.

The Contex IQ Quattro 4400 Series scanners are compatible with rainforest365, a Web App, available as a free download from the Apple App Store. Rainforest365 sends documents securely to your preferred destinations and doesn’t require a PC. Instead, your smartphone or tablet controls the process. Simply load the document, scan the QR code, and send the document directly to the desired destination. Deliver images by email, directly into your DropBox and print to any HP eprint-enabled printers.


The Contex IQ Quattro 4400 Series feature an optical resolution of 1200 dpi and maximum resolution of 9600 dpi. The Contex IQ Quattro 4450 features a scan speed of 7 inches per second at 200dpi for both colour and monochrome and the Contex IQ Quattro 4490 features a scan speed of 14 inches per second at 200dpi for both colour and monochrome. The Contex IQ Quattro 4400 Series scan up to 44 inches/1118 mm and can take a maximum media width up to 47 inches/1194 mm. A maximum media thickness of up to 0.08 inch/2mm of flexible documents can be scanned. The IQ Quattro 4400 Series feature 64,800 pixels and for professional colour results, the Contex IQ Quattro 4400 Series uses X-Rite i1 profiles.

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.

Scan and archive all your document types easily with the Contex IQ Quattro 4400 Series. Engineering or construction plans can be scanned in standard file formats directly into project folders. The Contex IQ Quattro 4400 Series 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.

Contex IQ Quattro 4000 Series large format scanners includes Nextimage software, an award-winning scanning software which features easy creation of TIF, JPG, PDF and PDF/A files and integration with cloud destinations including Google Drive,, DropBox, email, HP ePrint, Microsoft Sky Drive and more. Nextimage software is available in two versions: Nextimage Scan + Archive (included) for scan-to-file or Nextimage REPRO (30 day evaluation copy included) for scan-to-file & copy. 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 features Automatic Image Quality for instant clean-up and alignment and comes with an integrated image viewer and an 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 REPRO includes multifunction capabilities plus touch-screen compatibility and Network printer support. Nextimage REPRO includes ICC colour management, full copy functions, batch copy, set copy, nesting, and closed loop colour calibration. Nextimage can be installed on as many PC’s as you like, and is compatible with Windows 10, 8, 7, and Vista.

Optional items for the Contex IQ Quattro 4400 Series include: a low stand with paper catcher for side by side operation, and a high stand with paper catcher for side by side operation. The IQ Quattro 4450 is easily upgradable to meet your needs today and then grow along with your business. The IQ Quattro 4400 Series can be configured as part of a multi-function (MFP) solution. The IQ Quattro 4400 MFP ready solutions include the MFP REPRO, and 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 IQ Quattro 4400 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 IQ Quattro Series large format scanners received the prestigious “Highly Recommended” “A” Grade, stamp of approval from Cadalyst Magazine in 2013. Cadalyst is a comprehensive resource for CAD managers and users in the AEC, GIS, and manufacturing markets. “The Contex IQ4490 is a versatile and agile wide format scanner that could be at home in any engineering or architectural office”.


Contex IQ Quattro 4400 large format CIS scanner – 44-inch: (choose either IQ Quattro 4450 or IQ Quattro 4490)

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:

WideSystem drivers

Nextimage TWAIN

Nextimage 30-day evaluation


Ergonomic Low IQ Quattro 4400 Floor Stand with paper catcher (side by side operation or for scanning only) 32.3 x 33.3 x 34.3 inch/821 x 846 x 871 mm

High IQ Quattro 4400 Floor Stand (single footprint MFP solutions)

Nextimage Scan+Archive software (scan-to-file)

Nextimage REPRO  software (scan-to-file & copy)

Electronic Upgrade from IQ Quattro 4450 to IQ Quattro 4490 for faster colour scan speeds

MFP Repro, full-featured solution with built-in work group collaboration capabilities (includes scanner, touch screen, Nextimage REPRO software, high stand or low stand)

ScanStation Pro, a professional scan, copy, file and archive solution (includes scanner, 21.5 HD touchscreen, Nextimage REPRO software, height-adjustable stand, PC basket and keyboard tray, just add your choice of PC)

Large format printer

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)

Scanner installation and training (1 day)


Contex IQ Quattro4400 Large Format Scanner Data Sheet

Contex Nextimage 5 Software Data Sheet

Nextimage 5 Printer Compatiblity list

Contex MFP Repro Solutions (IQ Quattro 24, 36, 44)  Data Sheet

Contex ScanStationPro Data Sheet (iq quattro 4450, 4490  hd ultra x 4250, 4290 6050 6090)

Contex IQ Quattro2490 Large Format Scanner Data Sheet 

Contex IQ Quattro3600 Large Format Scanner Data Sheet 


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”, 60 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 X, HD Ultra, HD 5450, and HD iFLEX) is recommended for high productivity and top quality. The Contex HD Ultra X range of large format scanners feature advanced Charge Couple Device technology with true 48-bit colour and 16-bit grayscale workflow, 7 x 4, 5 x 4, 4 x 4, or 1 x 4 linear colour CCD’s (Red, Green, Blue and Gray), premium custom 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 Perfect Light is the latest in LED technology to ensure the highest possible image quality. Contex CCD Scanners (except the iFLEX flatbed) feature Optomised Thickness Adjustment Control (OTAC) and All Wheel Drive (AWD) technologies. OTAC 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, and 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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