Contex SD 3650 Large Format Scanner


The Contex SD 3600 large format scanner is a 1200 dpi scanning solution for the AEC, CAD, and GIS markets.  Available in 36-inch/A0, the Contex SD 3600 CIS large format scanner is ideal for copying, sharing, and collaborating technical drawings, maps, and as-builds in-house.  The Contex SD 3600 is available in two versions, SD 3650, which scans colour documents up to 198 Arch-D/192 A1  an hour at 200dpi, and the SD 3690, with improved colour scanning speeds of up to 336 Arch-D/324 A1, easily upgradable to meet your needs today and then grow along with your business.

The Contex SD 3600 large format scanner’s unmatched ease of use, lightweight design, and enhanced productivity at an affordable price make it a must-have for any office that wants to save time and money by scanning maps and technical drawings in-house.

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 25 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 SD 3600 large format scanner space-saving design fits discreetly into your office environment, and its many functions are perfectly engineered for easy setup, use and maintenance. The compact, lightweight SD 3600 fits into small spaces, is easy to transport, whether the scanner needs to be near archiving equipment or printers, and can be shared across your network, so you can use it from any location.

The Contex SD 3600 features a SmartShare function for scanner sharing across a network and sending files to remote PC’s. Using a standard USB connection, the Contex SD 3600 connects to any PC or laptop. Simply install Nextimage4, the scanning application included with the SD 3600, and scanning is ready to commence. Nextimage4 can be installed on as many PC’s as you like, and is designed for Windows 10, 8, 7, and Vista.

The Contex SD 3600 features easy handling, including face-up scanning, All-Wheel-Drive (AWD) document feeding 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.

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.




Contex SD 3600 large format CIS scanner – 36-inch: (choose either SD 3650 or SD 3690)

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:

Nextimage4 – (USB drive) including:

Nextimage TWAIN

Nextimage Repro 30-day trial

WideSystem drivers


Ergonomic Low SD 3600 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 SD 3600 Floor Stand (single footprint MFP solutions)

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

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

Electronic Upgrade from SD 3650 to SD 3690 for faster colour scan speeds

MFP2GO, turn your printer into a copier (includes scanner, controller and high stand)

MFP Repro, turn your printer into a copier (scanner, Nextimage REPRO software, high stand or low stand)

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 is one of Denmark’s fastest growing IT companies and is 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. 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 5400, 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 2400, and IQ Quattro 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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