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Graphtec Introduces Four New Wide-Format Color Scanners

(February 2005) posted on Wed Feb 02, 2005

Adds to CS series with CS500 and CS600


Western Graphtec has added to its CS
series of wide-format scanners with the
introduction of the CS500 and CS600
series scanners. Both offer a standard
and pro model; the pro models feature
high-quality and high-speed scanning
modes. The scanners are designed for
use by graphic arts, fine-art, photography,
prepress, reprographics, and sign
professionals.

The 42-in. wide, 24-bit color scanners
offer top speeds of 9 ips in monochrome
or 3 ips in 8- or 24-bit color at 400 dpi. Top
optical resolution for standard models is
600 dpi and up to 800 dpi interpolated
resolutions; pro models offer interpolated
resolutions up to 4800 dpi.

One of the standout features of the
CS600 scanner is its ability to scan rigid,
thick originals"?up to 0.8 in. thick. This
hands-free operation allows users to turn
on the automatic Intelligent Thickness
Adjustment mode, and place the original
on the scanner; the machine recognizes
the original's thickness and loads it automatically.
The CS500 can scan flexible
media up to 0.06 in. thick.

Both the CS500 and 600 models utilize
Contact Image Sensor (CIS) technology
(also found in Graphtec's CS1000,
CS2000, CS300, and CS400 series scanners)
in place of the commonly used CCD
scanning. This technology eliminates timeconsuming
re-alignment and recalibration
of the scanning device and means no
warm-up time (scanners are ready to go
within seconds of turning the power on).

In addition, the SC scanners incorporate
a document-handling system to
archive old drawings, maps, and other
delicate graphic images. All Graphtec
scanners include Scanning Master 21+
Driver software, which facilitates scanner
control, enables post-scan editing
and includes scan-to-file and scan-toprint,
scan-to-e-mail, and scan-to-copy
functions.

The scanners include FireWire and
USB connections. All scanners are ready
for shipping now. Expected pricing:
CS500: $16,000; CS500 Pro: $18,000;
CS600: $19,000; CS600 Pro: $21,000.
Both CS500 and 600 models are upgradable
to the Pro versions after purchase.
(Western Graphtec:www.graphtecusa.com)


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