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Contex HD Ultra X 3690
36 Inch Large Format Scanner

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Contex HD Ultra X 3690

36 Inch Large Format Scanner

  • Scans 36 inch widths, unlimited length
  • Color scans at up to 18 inches per second (RGB)
  • High Res. 1200 dpi CCD cameras
  • Automatic crop and deskew
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Includes $3000 Firmware Activation License

Software and Stand not included

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MPN: 6700G511
Superior technology for your large format

HD Ultra X is the fastest collection of scanners Contex has ever made. With a top speed of up to 17.8 inches per second (ips), you can increase your workflow tempo significantly. You can also switch between three different speed levels directly on the scanner’s intuitive touch panel.

With the HD Ultra X series, Contex has reduced the total cost of ownership. They have installed optimized LED lights, so you don’t have to think about replacing the lamps. Nor do you have to worry about maintenance to the same extent as other large format scanners. Best of all they've made the glass super-resistant to scratches and created a paper handling design that will prolong the life of your consumables.

All the Contex HD Ultra X models include a 2 year Parts warranty.

Contex HD Ultra X 36" Scanner


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Scan your documents three times faster and enhance the file in
AutoCAD, ESRI and other document workflows

The new HD Ultra X delivers the best quality image in the world today. No matter whether you scan maps, drawings, posters or fine art, you’ll always capture every detail, on the first try. Designed to meet the needs of technical experts, graphic professionals and reprographics departments, the new HD Ultra X is simply the best large format scanner available. Choose between 36, 42 or 60 inches width, each in two different configurations to fit your needs for productivity and image quality. A space-saving MFP version is also available.

The ultimate standard for your digitizing needs

With Contex-enhanced CCD imaging, archiving and productivity-boosting features, you get best-in-class image quality and the fastest and most efficient way to scan, copy, file and archive wide format images, drawings, documents and records.

Accelerates workflows

The HD Ultra X is built for productivity, and the key to productivity for high-volume applications is speed. Not just “inches per second” but actual throughput. Able to scan three times as many documents in a day as any other scanner and designed to improve document management, the new HD Ultra X is all about helping you win projects, boost productivity and lower costs.

Fits in your digital workflow

Compatible with AutoCAD®, ESRI® and other software and printers like HP, Canon, Epson etc., the HD Ultra X is astonishingly versatile. Automated paper thickness control, intelligent document size detection, and the ability to handle challenging documents effortlessly mean you can just keep scanning, boosting productivity, winning new business, and ensuring a fast return on your investment.

MFP version available
Large Format scanner and printer MFP Repro

Our multifunction high-stand option for the HD Ultra X model turns your large format printer into a high quality scan and copy system while saving space.

Key Features
  • Up to 9600dpi high resolution scanning
  • Upgradable to 17 inches per second color scanning
  • Programmable One-Touch buttons – common tasks can be assigned to 3 simple buttons
  • Exceptional productivity, scanning up to 875 E-size documents per hour
  • User upgradable – the x50 series can upgrade to x90
  • Nextimage 5.0 – powerful sharing, archiving, and copying in one application
  • All-Wheel-Drive (AWD) for a perfect grip on your documents
  • ENERGY STAR compliant
  • Includes 2 year parts warranty, upgradable to onsite

Key technologies in Contex HD Ultra X 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 HD Ultra X series of scanners utilizes a long list of key technologies unique to a Contex scanner.

USB 3.0 SuperSpeed xDTR3

Contex has adapted their xDTR technology to work with the USB 3.0 SuperSpeed protocol increasing its performance dramatically. It has the fastest data transfer rate of any scanner on the market.

Gigabit Ethernet xDTR2.5

Optimized for up to 100 MB per second. Up to 60% faster transfer rate than with xDTR2 thanks to new improved electronics.

CCD Cameras

Fujifilm lenses

Like photography, scanned image quality depends heavily on lens quality. Using lenses that are specifically designed for the scanning resolution will ensure against various problems, from uneven sharpness to chromatic errors and color fringing (black lines show up in color). This is why Contex uses custom Fujifilm lenses in all CCD based scanners.

Contex True Size Detection

HD Ultra X finds the paper width as it scans. No wasted time. No shoe shine just instant width detection. No more backwards and forwards movement of document while feeding it into the scanner. Just load and scan.

Touchless Glass System

Enjoy virtually scratch free glass plates thanks to the new design of the white background pressure plate in the HD Ultra X. The pressure point is offset of the scanning line helping the glass stay free from scratches. The Minimal-friction, floating transport design of glass plate with new quick-release magnetic scan glass system, makes replacement or cleaning of glass plate easier and faster than ever.


Optimized Thickness Adjustment Control. With one press of a lever, raise and lower the OTAC to suit required media thickness. It is very fast.


Combining automatic thickness adjustment control (ATAC), all wheel drive (AWD), automatic contour correction and a new paper pressure adjustment, Flex- Doc enables you to scan anything from newspaper-thin documents to posters on foam boards, gator boards and other bulky documents up to 0.6” thick.


With removable, no-rewind paper return guides, right-side loading, a funnelshaped feeder, and a convenient new exit tray, FlexFeed takes the hassle out of scanning any document, even up to 60″ wide.


SnapSize makes it faster and easier to switch between different-sized documents by eliminating the need for manual software adjustments. Precision optical paper sensors register your document size and adjust the required settings automatically.

Common Specifications
for ALL the ULTRA X Series

Maximum Scan Width
36 in. on the 36xx Series
42 in. on the 42xx Series
36xx Series are field upgradeable
to 42" scan width capable
Maximum Media Width
44 in. (1120 mm)
Camera Type
5 x 4 linier color CCDs (R,G,B and Gray)
Maximum Resolution
9600 dpi
Maximum Media Thickness
0.6 in. (15mm)
Scanning Speed
200 DPI RGBColor
3650: 8.9 Inches Per Second
3690: 17.8 IPS
Scanning Speed
200 DPI Black/White/Grayscale
3650: 17.8 IPS
3690: 17.8 IPS
0.1% +/- 1 pixel
Data Capture (color/mono)
48-bit color / 16-bit grayscale
Optical Resolution
1200 dpi
Color Space
(for color enabled models)
Adobe RGB / Device RGB /
USB 3.1 GEN1 with xDTR
Gigabit Ethernet with xDTR2
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
Device Drivers
Windows 10, Windows 8.1-32 and 64-bit,
64-bit TWAIN drivers available for use with EDM and other imaging software.
USE / Requirements
110/220/240V,60/50Hz, 80W
Weight & Dimensions
109 (lbs) 49.3 kg, LxWxH: 53.6 x 21 x 11 inches (136 x 54 x 28 cm)
*Scanning speeds depend on document width and computer configuration
Contex recommends Intel Core Duo, Core 2 Duo, or better processors, 4GB RAM, Hi-speed USB2.

HD Ultra X 36" Model Prices

There are TWO 36" models. Each model scans in Black/White or Grayscale at the same speeds. The ONLY difference is the COLOR speed and price.
HD Ultra X 3650*
Color: 8.9" IPS
b/w, g: 17.9 IPS
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HD Ultra X 3690*
Color:17.8" IPS
b/w, g: 17.9 IPS
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Scan & Archive Scan Software
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Low Adjustable Stand
(includes document basket)
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Professional Services
Installation & Training
Includes 2 hours of Remote Installation and Training. Additional training time available.
  • Scanner, Stand Assy.
  • Software Installation and Licensing
  • Scanner calibration
  • Software training
  • Scanner Maintenance
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Onsite Installation and Training is available, please call for a quote.

Warranties for the HD Ultra X Series

The Ultra X Series includes a 2 Year Parts Warranty. The parts are free, but you must repair the scanner yourself. If you would like a Contex certified technician to come onsite and repair your scanner, you should upgrade to a Two Year Onsite Warranty.

Contex 2 year Onsite warranty upgrade
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