Three New Wide-Format Scanners From Vidar
Two Nova XP 36 and Atlas SP25 and P42
Vidar has introduced three new wide-format color scanners: the Atlas SP25, Atlas P42, and the Nova XP 36. Both Atlas scanners offer 48-bit color capture (16-bit graytone capture); FireWire and USB connectivity; support Windows and Mac platforms; and can scan originals up to 0.6 in. thick (15 mm). In addition, both scanners feature Vidar's Advanced Power Management System, which allows users to leave the scanner in low-power mode and program it to power up before arriving at work.
The Atlas SP25 offers a 25-in. scanning width and a single trilinear color CCD. It can scan up to 4 in./sec in graytone, and 1.5 in./sec in 24-bit RGB. The Atlas SP 25 comes in a basic (800-dpi max. resolution) and plus model (2400-dpi max. resolution) and is designed for use by photo labs, graphic designers, and in-house repro shops.
The Atlas P42 has a 42-in. scanning width, utilizes a triple 4-linear CCD, and offers its Automatic Thick Media Adjustment Control. It comes in a basic (800-dpi max. resolution) and plus model (2400- dpi max. resolution). The Atlas P42 can scan up to 5 or 10 in./sec in graytone (basic/plus); and 1.5 or 3 in./sec in 24-bit RGB (basic/plus); and is for repro houses and quick-print shops.
The Nova XP 36, a 36-in. color and monochrome scanner, includes Vidar's new Accuracy Lens Enhancement Technology, FireWire connectivity, and smoother handling of large originals with its All-Wheel Drive. It can capture 40-bit color for photorealistic images and has built-in basic color calibration. Tekgraf is the exclusive distributor for Vidar scanners in the US. (Vidar: www.vidar.com; Tekgraf: www.tekgraf.com)