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Graphtec Introduces Two Wide-Format Scanners

The CS400 and CS300

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Western Graphtec has added two new 40-in. color scanners"?the CS400 and CS300. The 24-bit color CS400 and the 8-bit color CS300 can both scan images up to 52 ft long at resolutions up to 600 dpi, and both offer speeds up to 9 in./sec (for monochrome images) and 3 in./sec (color images).

These scanners employ Contact Array Image Sensor technology to produce accurate, high-resolution scans that eliminate optical distortions common to CCD technology. In addition, they decrease recalibration and do not require any warm-up time.

The CS400 can scan color photographs, graphics, and detailed architechtural drawings, and is compatible with sRGB color space. The CS300 is designed for GIS, mapping, and document-archiving applications.

The scanners feature Graphtec's Scanning Master 21+ software, which includes a scan-to-print function so it can be combined with a wide-format printer. The software also allows scan-to-print, scan-to-file, scan-to-e-mail, and scan-to-copy functions, and supports a wide variety of file formats. FireWire and USB connections, and automatic energy-saving mode, as well as a sliding document guide (for accurate alignment) are included. The US Street price is CS400-$13,995; CS300-$11,995. (Western Graphtec: www.graphtecusa.com)

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