Contex Large Format Scanners



Contex has a long history.  Originally founded in 1923 Contex was for many years involved in the design and manufacture of inventive and "time-saving" business machines like printing machines, mechanical and electronic calculators, and electrostatic copiers.  These machines were distributed and sold worldwide under the Rex-Rotary and Gestetner brand names.  In the early 1980's the existing business was wound up and the foundation laid for the establishment of Contex Scanning Technology.  In 1986, development of modular scanning technology began and in 1988 Contex introduced its first B/W (monochrome) large-format scanner and presented a complete line of B/W scanners in 1990.  The first wide-format color scanners were introduced in 1996 and now encompass scanner models with 25", 36", 40" and 54" all-in-one, color & monochrome scanners.


Contex Scanners


MAGNUM XL 54 Color Scanners
Very fast color and monochrome scanning.
54 inch (137.2cm) wide imaging area. 0.6"(15mm) thick documents.
Quadruple 4-linear CCDs (RGB Triplets + Panchromatic B/W). 42 bit color capture.14 bit graytone capture.
FireWire and SCSI interface.
Special features include Automatic Thickness Adjustment Control, and highly effective all-wheel-drive paper guide.
Models
BASE - 800 dpi, Speed at 400 dpi turbo graytone and B/W 4.0"/sec. Speed at 400 dpi turbo RGB 1.5"/sec.
PLUS - 9600 dpi, Speed at 400 dpi turbo graytone and B/W 8.0"/sec. Speed at 400 dpi turbo RGB 3.0"/sec.

CHROMA XL 42 Color Scanners
Very fast color and monochrome scanning.
42 inch (106.7cm) wide imaging area. 0.6"(15mm) thick documents.
Triple 4-linear CCDs (RGB Triplets + Panchromatic B/W). 48 bit color capture.16 bit graytone capture.
Hi-Speed USB and FireWire interface.
Models
BASE - 800 dpi, Speed at 400 dpi turbo graytone and B/W 5.0"/sec. Speed at 400 dpi turbo RGB 1.5"/sec.
PLUS - 9600 dpi, Speed at 400 dpi turbo graytone and B/W 10.0"/sec. Speed at 400 dpi turbo RGB 3.0"/sec.

CRYSTAL XL 42 Color Scanners
Color scanner with ultra fast monochrome scanning capabilities.
42 inch (106.7cm) wide imaging area. 0.6"(15mm) thick documents.
Triple 4-linear CCDs (RGB Triplets + Panchromatic B/W). 48 bit color capture.16 bit graytone capture.
Hi-Speed USB and FireWire interface.
Models
BASE - 800 dpi. Speed at 400 dpi turbo graytone and B/W 5.0"/sec. Speed at 400 dpi turbo RGB 0.6"/sec.
PLUS - 9600 dpi. Speed at 400 dpi turbo graytone and B/W 10.0"/sec. Speed at 400 dpi turbo RGB 0.6"/sec.

PUMA HS 36 Color Scanners
New scanner with iJET technology (integrated copy/scan functionality).
High speed and high optical resolution of 600 dpi.
36 inch (91.5cm) wide imaging area. 0.6"(15mm) thick documents.
Triple 4-linear CCDs (RGB Triplets + Panchromatic B/W). 48 bit color capture.16 bit graytone capture.
Hi-Speed USB and LAN interface. USB output port for printer.
Models
BASE - 1200 dpi, Speed at 400 dpi turbo graytone and B/W 6.0"/sec. Speed at 400 dpi turbo RGB 1.5"/sec.
PLUS - 9600 dpi, Speed at 400 dpi turbo graytone and B/W 12.0"/sec. Speed at 400 dpi turbo RGB 3.0"/sec.

COPYMATE 18 Color Flatbed Scanners
New scanner with iJET technology (integrated copy/scan functionality).
18" x 24" (45,7cmx61cm) imaging area.
Single 4-linear CCD (RGB Triplets + Panchromatic B/W). 48 bit color capture.16 bit graytone capture.
Hi-Speed USB and LAN interface. USB output port for printer.
9600 dpi, Speed at 400 dpi turbo graytone and B/W 10.0"/sec. Speed at 400 dpi turbo RGB 3.0"/sec.

COUGAR Tx 36" Color Scanners
36 inch (91.5cm) wide imaging area. 0.6"(15mm) thick documents.
4-linear CCDs (RGB Triplets + Panchromatic B/W). 42 bit color capture.14 bit graytone capture.
FireWire and SCSI interface.
Models
BASE - 800 dpi, Speed at 400 dpi turbo graytone and B/W 3.0"/sec. Speed at 400 dpi turbo RGB 1.5"/sec.
PLUS - 9600 dpi, Speed at 400 dpi turbo graytone and B/W 6.0"/sec. Speed at 400 dpi turbo RGB 3.0"/sec.

CHAMELEON Tx 36" - Color Scanners
Color scanner with ultra fast monochrome scanning capabilities.
36 inch (91.5cm) wide imaging area. 0.6"(15mm) thick documents.
4-linear CCDs (RGB Triplets + Panchromatic B/W). 42 bit color capture.14 bit graytone capture.
FireWire and SCSI interface.
Models
BASE - 800 dpi. Speed at 400 dpi turbo graytone and B/W 3.0"/sec. Speed at 400 dpi turbo RGB 0.3"/sec.
PLUS - 9600 dpi. Speed at 400 dpi turbo graytone and B/W 6.0"/sec. Speed at 400 dpi turbo RGB 0.3"/sec

HAWK-EYE Cx 36 Color Scanners
new max dpi Color scanner with ultra fast monochrome scanning capabilities.
36 inch (91.5cm) wide imaging area. 0.47" (12mm) thick documents.
Single 4-linear CCD (RGB Triplets + Panchromatic B/W). 48 bit color capture.16 bit graytone capture.
Hi-Speed USB and FireWire interface.
Models
BASE-400 dpi. Speed at 400 dpi turbo graytone and B/W 10.0"/sec. Speed at 400 dpi turbo RGB 0.3"/sec.
PLUS- 9600 dpi. Speed at 400 dpi turbo graytone and B/W 10.0"/sec. Speed at 400 dpi turbo RGB 3.0"/sec.

HAWK-EYE Mx 36 Monochrome Scanners
Monochrome scanner with ultra fast scanning capabilities.
36 inch (91.5cm) wide imaging area. 0.47" (12mm) thick documents.
Single CCD with Panchromatic B/W. 16 bit graytone capture.
Hi-Speed USB and FireWire interface.
Max 9600 dpi. Speed at 400 dpi turbo graytone and B/W 10.0"/sec.

PREMIER Tx 36" Scanners - Monochrome Scanners
Fast and Quality large format monochrome scanning at an affordable price.
36 inch (91.5cm) wide imaging area. 0.6"(15mm) thick documents.
4-linear CCDs (RGB Triplets + Panchromatic B/W). 14 bit graytone capture.
FireWire and SCSI interface.
Models
BASE - 600 dpi, speed at 400 dpi turbo graytone and B/W 4.0"/sec.
PLUS - 9600 dpi, speed at 400 dpi turbo graytone and B/W 8.0"/sec.

COUGAR Sx 25 Color Scanners
new max dpi 25 inch (63.5cm) wide imaging area. 0.6"(15mm) thick documents.
Single tri-linear color CCDs. 48 bit color capture and 16 bit graytone capture.
Hi-Speed USB and FireWire interface.
Models
BASE - 800 dpi. Speed at 400 dpi turbo graytone and B/W 4.0"/sec. Speed at 400 dpi turbo RGB 0.5"/sec.
PLUS - 9600 dpi. Speed at 400 dpi turbo graytone and B/W 4.0"/sec. Speed at 400 dpi turbo RGB 1.5"/sec

CHAMELEON Sx 25 Scanners - Monochrome and Color
BASE monochrome model upgradable to PLUS color model.
25 inch (63.5cm) wide imaging area. 0.6"(15mm) thick documents.
Single tri-linear color CCDs. 48 bit color capture on PLUS model. 16 bit graytone capture on PLUS and BASE model.
Hi-Speed USB and FireWire interface.
Models
BASE monochrome scanner - 800 dpi, speed at 400 dpi turbo graytone and B/W 4.0"/sec.
PLUS color scanner - 9600 dpi, speed at 400 dpi turbo graytone and B/W 4.0"/sec, speed at 400 dpi turbo RGB 0.3"/sec.


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