Contex SD 3690+
36" Large Format Scanner


Scan right in your office

With its lightweight design, exceptional ease of use and
very attractive price, the SD 3690+ is a must-have scanner
This model has been discontinued 12/2016.

SD 3690+ Series Features

The Contex SD3690+ packs a huge amount of wide format value into its compact 36”, portable package. With its lightweight design, exceptional ease of use and very attractive price, it is a must-have scanner for any office that wants to save time and money by scanning oversized maps and technical drawings in-house.
Scan wide format documents right in your office
With the SD3690+, anyone in your office can now scan wide format documents for copying, sharing and collaborating. You’ll save time and money by handling oversized documents in-house. And you’ll benefit from unmatched ease of use, consistent high quality, and enhanced productivity—all at an affordable price.
Space-saving Design
The SD 3690+ features a new compact design. It fits discreetly into your office environment, and its many functions are perfectly engineered for easy setup, use and maintenance.
Unibody CIS Technology
Contex patented Unibody CIS technology, a unique image-capture design, based on a single aluminum extrusion and custom CIS modules ensuring market leading accuracy in every image.
Lightweight and Transportable
Many businesses find it convenient to be able to move their scanners around the office, close to archiving equipment or printers, for example. The compact, lightweight SD3690+ fits into small spaces, is very easy to transport, and can be shared across you network, so you can use it from any location.
Grows with your business
Another great advantage is upgradeable speed and resolution. That means your scanner can meet all your needs today, and then grow along with your business.
Key Features
  • Up to 1200dpi high resolution scanning
  • Compact, lightweight design
  • Programmable One-Touch buttons – common tasks can be assigned to 3 simple buttons
  • Exceptional productivity, scanning up to 336 D-size color documents per hour (324 A1/hour)
  • User upgradable – Need color? More speed? Higher resolution?
  • Nextimage 2.0 – powerful sharing, archiving, and copying in one application
  • All-Wheel-Drive (AWD) for a perfect grip on your documents
  • SmartShare function for scanner sharing across a network, and sending files to remote PCs
  • One-touch scanning
  • ENERGY STAR compliant, using less than 4W in standby mode

Key technologies in Contex SD36900+ series scanners

As the world’s largest developer and producer of wide format imaging solutions, Contex leads the market with innovative technology and advanced scan and copy software solutions. The SD3600 series of scanners utilizes a long list of key technologies unique to a Contex scanner.

Unibody CIS Technology

Contex patented Unibody CIS technology, a unique image-capture design, based on a single aluminum extrusion and custom CIS modules ensuring market leading accuracy in every image.

Color Fringe Removal (CFR) is a Contex Patent

Color Fringing is a natural consequence of CIS technology sequentially flashing R-G-B.Thanks to Contex innovative thinking CFR will remove this problem with advanced filter technology.  

Signal Intensity Matching (SIGMA) is a Contex Patent

Sensor heating during a scan can cause inhomogeneous images. Thanks to Contex innovative thinking Contex SD3600 series scanners will minimize sensor differences LIVE during a scan.


Contex scanners with xDTR improve overall productivity by increasing the data transfer speed of the USB interface, so more image data can be sent to the PC, faster. This means larger documents (and more documents) can be scanned at higher resolutions without waiting for data transfer to complete. A scanner without xDTR may capture an A2 or C-size color document in eight seconds, while a scanner with xDTR can capture an A1 or D-size color document in the same time, or less. If scanning batches of documents or scanning at 400dpi or more, the difference is even greater.

Common Specifications
for the SD 3690+ Series

Maximum Scan Width 36 in. (914 mm)
Maximum Media Width 38 in. (965 mm)
Optical Resolution 1200 dpi (600 dpi on the SD3610**)
Maximum Resolution 9600 dpi (600 dpi max. on the SD3610**)
Maximum Media Thickness 0.08 in. (2mm)
Accuracy 0.1% +/- 1 pixel
Data Capture (color/mono) 48-bit/16-bit (16 bit B/W only for the SD3610**)
Color Space  sRGB (SD3610 is Monchrome only**)
Interface USB 2.0 with xDTR
File formats TIF, JPG, PDF, DWF, CALS, BMP, JPEG-2000(JP2), JPEG2000 Extended(JPX), TIF-G3, TIF-G4, others
Device Drivers 32 and 64-bit Windows 10, 8, 7,and Vista
TWAIN 32 bit TWAIN drivers available for use with EDM and other imaging software.
NOTE: Nextimage 30 day trial included.
USE / Requirements
8W / 2W / 22W – ENERGY STAR compliant
110/220/240V,60/50Hz, 25W
Weight & Dimensions LxWxH LxWxH 21.1 kg (46.5 lbs) / 45.6 x 12.9 x 5.5 inches (115.9 x 32.7 x 14.0 cm)
Certifications/compliance ENERGY STAR, RoHS, UL, CE, GOST-R, VCCI, FCC: CLASS A
*Scanning speeds depend on document width and computer configuration
Contex recommends Intel Core Duo, Core 2 Duo, or better processors, 2GB RAM, Hi-speed USB2.
Speed tests performed using Nextimage software, PC with Intel Core i5-2500 Quad processor, 8GB RAM, Hi-speed USB2, 7200rpm HDD, Windows 7 64-bit Ultimate.
** The SD3610 is a monochrome scanner and can be USER upgraded to color scanning capable
Download the Spec. sheet in PDF

SD 3690+ Series

Description/Model   SD 3690+
Scanning Speed* (inch/sec.): Scanner speed while scanning 36-inch wide document.
200 dpi RGB Color   3.0
200 dpi Index Color   3.0
200 dpi  Grayscale/Monochrome   10.0
Productivity* (documents/hour): Batch scanning for 60 minutes. Includes paper load and eject time. Measured in completed scans.
Arch D-size, RGB Color, 200dpi   336
Arch D-size, Monochrome, 200dpi   780
A1-size, RGB Color, 200dpi   324
A1-size, Monochrome, 200dpi   744

Accessories for the SD 3690Plus

Low Adjustable Stand
(includes document basket)
Your Price
$ 549
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High Adjustable Stand (MFP) Your Price
$ 1425
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Nextimage Software

Scan + Archive

(Digital Download only)
List Price
Your Price
$ 575
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Repro Software

(Digital Download only)
List Price
Your Price
$ 1145
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Nextimage UPGRADE
From S+A to Repro Version

(Digital Download only)
Your Price
$ 800
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Warranties for the SD Series

For the SD 36 Series, this model includes a 2 year Parts Warranty. 
You can upgrade to a Two Year On site Warranty
Your Price
$ 925
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