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Dare to Digitize

(December 2012) posted on Mon Dec 10, 2012

Large-format, flatbed, film, and specialty-scanner solutions.

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The CanoScan 9000F film scanner features 9600 x 9600-dpi optical resolution, 48-bit input/output, an Auto Document Fix that automatically analyzes and corrects text and images, an Auto Scan mode, and more. The 9000F can scan up to four 35-mm slides or 12 35-mm filmstrips simultaneously. Also available: the CanoScan 5600F film scanner and the CanoScan LiDE 210 and 110 photo scanners.

The company’s SmartLF Gx+ series includes 28-, 42-, and 56-in. models, all available in mono, color, and Express Color versions (in addition, “T” versions are available that can accommodate thicker media up to 0.8 in.). The two smaller sizes offer 1200-dpi optical (9600-dpi max); the 56-in. model offers 600-dpi optical (9600-dpi max). Also available are Colortrac’s line of SmartLF wide-format scanners, including the Ci24 (24-in.), Ci40 (40-in.), and 42-in. SmartLF SC scanner.

Contex enhanced its HD Ultra wide-format scanner series earlier this year, increasing speed, color accuracy, and image processing on all models. The HD Ultra now scans at 8 in./sec in color, offers full 48-bit color processing, and boasts new Adobe RGB and Device RGB color spaces. It’s available in six models; users can choose color or monochrome models with various scanning speeds and width (36- or 42-in.). All models are upgradable and come standard with 1200-dpi optical resolution (9600-dpi max) and GB Ethernet; max media thickness is 0.6-in. An MFP version is also available.

The company’s HD 5400 scanner features a 54-in. design for oversized documents, and also offers 48-bit color and 16-bit grayscale image data capture, 508-dpi optical resolution (9600 dpi max), a Scan-to-Net function, and more.

Also available are the SD 4400 (44-in. scan width, 1200-dpi optical resolution) and SD 3600 (36-in. scan width, 600- and 1200-dpi resolutions), as well as the XD2490, a 24-in., sheetfed scanner with an optical resolution of 1200 dpi and a maximum media thickness of 0.08-in. As this issue went to press, the company introduced its IQ scanner series.

Cruse Digital Equipment
Cruse offers several versions of its overhead scanners, including the Synchron Table ST, which is capable of handling originals up to 59 x 98 in. (295ST); it offers an integrated controller, professional ICC profiles, auto light correction, image-stacking capabilities (optional), and more. Top resolution is 14,000 x 24,000 (pixels).