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Contex HD Apeiron 42 Inch Art Scanner

42"x60" Art Scanner

Contact free scanning of Detailed Originals and Fine Art, up to 42 x 60 Inches
Contex  HD Apeiron Art scanner
Full color 60", 300 dpi scan in 10 seconds with 10" clearance.

HD Apeiron/42 is a flexible scanner with natural light LEDs that do not compromise on scan quality and reliability when digitizing original artwork and fine art. Perfect for: Fine art, artwork, artifacts, posters and prints, building materials, textiles, delicate documents, and much more.

Contex Apeiron Pricing

Contex HD Apeiron Art Scanner
(includes Scanner, NextImage Apeiron Software and 2 Year Parts Warranty)

Freight shipping and Onsite Installation/Training quoted based on location and is not included in above pricing.

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HD Apeiron 42 Inch Art Scanner features

Contact-Free Scanning up to 5.1" high, 10" Clearance

The contact-free art scanner Apeiron/42 uses unparalleled technology to accurately digitize media. With the market’s most realistic image quality, full light control and a unique ability to emphasize details, the scanner is ideal for fine art, fragile artifacts and more. The clearance height of 10 inches (254 mm) and an optimal focus plane of up to 5.1 inches (130 mm) enables scanning of thicker media, such as framed artwork or wood works or samples of building materials.

Key Features
Touch screen close up view
Touch screen close up view
Touch screen close up view
Touch screen close up view
Highest Quality Cameras and Adjustable Lighting

Six cameras with Fujifilm lenses and quad-linear Toshiba color CCDs capture all details in up to 1200 dpi optical resolution.The lamps in HD Apeiron/42 recreate the natural daylight spectrum using cutting-edge LEDs with TRI-RTM technology. This, plus the clever design of LED strips mounted in elliptical reflectors, results in correct and uniform colors – and no distance fading.

Creating expressive shadows and highlights to add lifelike 3D surface sensations is also easy. HD Apeiron/42 offers four different lamp positions. The museum-correct light with no UV/IR radiation conserves the art.

Designed with the Operator in Mind

HD Apeiron/42 is the fastest contact-free large format scanner on the market. A flexible solution; it improves workflows while ensuring superior quality. The hardware is designed to support correct ergonomics for the operator; this includes an adjustable arm with a large 22” touchscreen.

Specially Designed Software

A customized and easy-to-operate version of our Nextimage award-winning software, Nextimage Apeiron, is included. All required parameters are readily accessible on the touchscreen rather than hidden behind tabs or dropdown menus. A variety of post-scanning options also allow the user to adjust parameters and effects, if desired.

Key features
  • 1200 dpi optical resolution standard
  • FADGI **** (4 star) Compliant
  • Color Profile: ICC color management powered by X-Rite®
  • Color Space: Adobe RGB, Device RGB, RAW RGB, sRGB
  • 48-bit color/16-bit monochrome Data Capture Color Depth
  • 1200 dpi optical resolution standard
  • Up to 42" wide document handling
  • Up to 60" long document handling

HD Apeiron 42" Art Scanner

Scanning Speeds
Scanning speed:
(inches per second)
300 dpi,
24-bit color
600 dpi,
24-bit color
1200 dpi,
24-bit color
Plane surface
6 ips
1.5 ips
0.12 ips
Uneven surface
5.5 ips
1.38 ips
0.28 ips
3D effect
2.75 ips
0.69 ips
0.11 ips

HD Apeiron 42" Art Scanner

Scan Size
Maximum: 42×60 in (1067×1524 mm)
Minimum: 1×1 in (24.5×24.5 mm).
Maximum Media Size
Maximum: 43.8×64 in (1113×1625 mm).
Minimum: Media smaller than the min. scan size can be cropped in the software.
Maximum focus plane above table
5.1 in (130 mm). Maximum clearance height: 10 in (254 mm)
Maximum focus depth at 300 dpi
+/- 10 mm (.394")
Maximum Weight on scanner table
Up to 44 lbs (20 kg), evenly distributed
Optical Resolution
1200 dpi (maximum 9600 dpi, interpolated)
Total number of pixels
256,320 pixels, accuracy:(+/- 1 pixel)
Data capture color depth
48-bit color/16-bit monochrome
Image types
24-bit color, Indexed color, 8-bit grayscale, 1-bit black/white, Fine lines and fills, Fixed threshold, Dither
Color spaces
Adobe RGB, Device RGB, RAW RGB, sRGB
Color profile (color/mono)
ICC color management powered by X-Rite®
Color Space
Adobe RGB / sRGB / Device RGB / Raw RGB
6 CCD cameras with Fujifilm lenses and quad-linear Toshiba color CCDs (RGB and grey)
Height adjustment, focus detection
Yes. By lasers in the scan module. (Patent pending)
Light sources
2 LED lamps with dual LED strips, mounted in elliptical reflectors. LED spectrums: 2700K, 5000K, 6500K
Light exposure
No unnecessary light exposure. Scanning light is narrowly projected to the scan line only.
Lamp specifications
No UV/IR radiation. No warm up time. Lifetime = scanner lifetime.
Lamp angles
Four options for different angles of lighting
3D effect
Yes. Post-scanning option in the software to slide for desired 3D effect
Table conveyance system
Precision timing belt transmission with triple-point direction control system
Movement controls via software
Scan module: Up/down. Table: Forward/reverse
Red emergency stop button
Included Monitor
22” touchscreen (VESA mount 75×75 mm and 100×100 mm) with adjustable position for optimal ergonomics
Included Software
Nextimage Apeiron
File Formats
Big TIFF, TIF, JPG, PDF, PDF/A, DWF, CALS, BMP, JPEG-2000(JP2), JPEG2000 Extended(JPX), TIF-G3, TIF-G4, multi-page PDF and others
Power, Weight & Dimensions
Weight & Dimensions LxWxH
412 lbs. LxWxH: 135.8×61.3×62 in (highest position)
shipping weight 495 lbs. Table Height: 35.4 inches
FADGI compliance
FADGI **** (4 stars is the best imaging practical today)
ISO compliance
ISO 19264-1:2021 compliant (Imaging quality of reflective originals)
Color rendering index (CRI)
CRI Greater Than 98
UL/Cb, FCC, CCC (China), UKCA, CE, VCCI (Japan), Laser (FDA/IEC), RoHS, Energy Star 3.0
Power Consumption
(Ready / Sleep Mode / Scanning)
Max 36W / 1.3W / 76W – ENERGY STAR 3.0 Compliant
Power Requirements
100V / 240V, 60/50Hz, 76W
COO- Country of Origin
Designed and engineered in Denmark. Assembled in China
Recommended PC requirements
2.4 GHz processor, 8 cores (16 logical processors) or better 64-bit processors, 32 GB RAM and SSD SATA drive (PC not included)
Operating systems
Windows 11 64-bit, Windows 10 64-bit
Min. USB 3.0 SuperSpeed or Gigabit Ethernet
2 Years Parts Replacement

High Speed PC

The HD Apeiron requires a powerful PC for image processing. We strongly suggest the PC shown below to accompany your Apeiron purchase.

High Speed Intel PC for Contex

Intel i7 Processor 16GB DDR4 memory, 500GB M.2NVMe PCLe Storage , 10/100/1000MBs ethernet, Thunderbolt 3 USB 3.0 ports, Intel Dual Band Wireless 802.11ac and Bluetooth 4.2, Intel Gigabit LAN, 4K HDMI graphics, Micro SD card slot, Logitech Wireless Keyboard and mouse, Windows 10 Professional Pre-loaded with all Microsoft Windows update and latest release of Contex Widesystem and NextImage software. Does not include monitor. Requires Nextimage licensing.

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Warranties for the HD Apeiron

The HD Apeiron includes a 2 year Parts Warranty where you fix the scanner yourself, but the parts are free. You can extend the parts only warranty for an additional three years.

1 YR Parts Only Extension
Extends 2 Yr. Parts Warranty for additional 12 months. Must register scanner within 3 months of delivery.

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3 YR Parts Only Extension
Extends 2 Yr. Parts Warranty for additional 36 months. Must register scanner within 3 months of delivery.

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1 YR Parts Only Post Warranty
Extends 2 Yr. Parts Warranty for additional 12 months. Must register scanner within factory warranty.

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