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Western Graphtec Introduces Six Scanners

(February 2005) posted on Tue Feb 08, 2005

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Western Graphtec has introduced six new
wide-format scanners: Standard and Pro
models of CS600, CS500, and IS200 42-in.
scanners. These scanners are designed for
scanning, archiving, copying, and the production
of large-format artwork with resolutions
up to 600 dpi. The CS600/500 models
are 24-bit full-color scanners; the IS200 is
an 8-bit monochrome scanner. The Pro models
include a high-quality scanning mode
with interpolated resolution up to 4800 dpi
(as opposed to 800 dpi in standard models)
and high-speed scanning mode (for 40%
faster throughput versus standard models).

The CS600/500 scanners feature
speeds of 3 in./sec (24-bit color at 400
dpi) and 9 in./sec (monochrome); the
scanners are also compatible with sRGB
color space. The CS600 has automatic
thickness control and can handle rigid originals
up to 0.8 in. thick; the CS500 can handle
flexible originals up to 0.06 in. thick.
The IS200 scanner features maximum
monochrome scanning speed of 9 in./sec
at 8-bit graytone and 400-dpi resolution.

All six scanners utilize Contact Image
Sensor (CIS) technology, as opposed to
CCD scanning; CIS eliminates the process
of continual re-aligning and recalibrating
the scanner and requires no warm-up. In
addition, all Graphtec scanners feature
Scanning Master 21+ driver software,
which facilitates setup and control.

List prices: IS200"?$9995; IS200-
Pro"?$10,995; CS500"?$15,995; CS500-
Pro"?$17,995; CS600"?$18,995; CS600-

Paradigm Imaging is the exclusive distributor
for Graphtec scanners in the US
and Canada. (Western Graphtec:; Paradigm Imaging: