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The NEW
Contex HD Ultra X Series
42" Large Format Scanner

Contex HD Ultra i4250 Scanner
Shown with the Optional ScanStation Pro Kit
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 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.

HD Ultra X 42" Series Features

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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 or 42 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.

Productivity accelerates
business workflows

The HD Ultra 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

Our multifunction high-stand option for the HD Ultra X turns your large-format printer into a high quality copier while saving space.

Key Features
  • Up to 9600dpi high resolution scanning
  • Upgradable to 17 inches per second color scanning (17.8 on the 60")
  • Programmable One-Touch buttons – common tasks can be assigned to 3 simple buttons
  • Exceptional productivity, scanning up to 800 E-size documents per hour
  • User upgradable – Need color? More speed? Higher resolution?
  • 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 repair

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.

CCD technology

The HD Ultra X series scanners captures all details with advanced 48-bit CCD technology. By combining CCD with Contex Natural Light and high quality camera optics you are ensured the best possible results in every scan.

Full 48 bit workflow

To get the best results, your scanner and software should work with full 48-bit data. Where other scanners ignore some of this data, the HD Ultra is the world’s only wide format scanner with true 48-bit scanning.

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.

X-Rite ICC profiles

Using X-Rite generated profiles ensures the highest possible color accuracy for the demanding customers. X-Rite is the global leader in color science and technology.

Adobe RGB, Device RGB and sRGB

Contex HD Ultra X scanners have several different options for color space. In addition to the common sRGB the HD Ultra also offers color spaces with wider gamut as preferred by color specialists. Adobe RGB and Device RGB has a larger color gamut than sRGB, hereby allowing differences in very bright and saturated colors to be maintained in the file.

Contex Natural Light

The light source is custom fluorescent with a high Color Rendering Index (CRI > 95) to produce the most accurate colors possible. The CCD itself is high resolution and capable of capturing 48-bit color, but Contex have the unique ability to process the entire 48-bit color data - resulting in the most accurate color images you can get from a scanner today.

xDTR2

Delivering 3 times the bandwidth of USB 2, our unique Gigabit Ethernet implementation with xDTR2 is lightning fast and accelerates workflows even further via network sharing, where scans can be controlled from any computer.

Common Specifications
for ALL the HD 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
43.3 in. (1100 mm)
Optical Resolution
1200 dpi
Maximum Resolution
9600 dpi
Maximum Media Thickness
0.6 in. (15mm)
Accuracy
0.1% +/- 1 pixel
Data Capture (color/mono)
48-bit color / 16-bit grayscale
Network Workflow
Pull / Push
SmartShare
Included
Color Space
(for color enabled models)
Adobe RGB / Device RGB /
RAW RGB / sRGB
Interface
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
64-bit Windows 10, 8, and 7
TWAIN
64-bit TWAIN drivers available for use with EDM and other imaging software.
Power
Use / Requirements
110/220/240V,60/50Hz, 80W
Weight & Dimensions
LxWxH
109 (lbs) 49.3 kg, LxWxH: 53.6 x 21 x 11 inches (136 x 54 x 28 cm)
Certifications/compliance
RoHS, UL, CE, GOST-R, CCC, VCCI, KETI, BSMI, ENERGY STAR compliant
*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.

Both the 36" and 42" HD Ultra X Models use the same "base machine". The configuration on the scanner is program based and will be "unlocked" depending on which model you purchase. Scan Area, Speed, and Color are your 3 (x3) variables.


HD Ultra 42 Series Model/Speed Comparisons

Model
HD i4250
HD i4290
Scanning Speed* (inch/sec.): Scanner speed while scanning 36-inch wide document.
200 dpi RGB Color
8.9"
17.9"
Upgradeable to 17.9" per sec/Color
Yes
Included
200 dpi
Grayscale
Monochrome
17.0
17.0
Productivity* (documents/hour): Batch scanning for 60 minutes. Includes paper load and eject time. Measured in completed scans.
Arch E-size, Portrait, Color/Monochrome, 200dpi
519
875
A0-size, Portrait, Color/Monochrome, 200dpi
537
903

HD Ultra X 42" Series Prices

There are TWO 42" models. Each model scans in Black & White or Grayscale at the same speed. The ONLY difference is the COLOR speed and price.
HD Ultra X 4250*
Color:8.9" IPS
b/w, g: 17.9 IPS
List Price
$9495
Your Price
$8495
HD Ultra X 4290*
Color:17.8" IPS
b/w, g: 17.9 IPS
List Price
$10495
Your Price
$9495

OUR PRICES INCLUDE ACTIVATION LICENSES AND FREE SHIPPING!
An activation license can cost between $500 to $4,500, depending on the model.

Follow this link for the ScanStation Pro Bundled Pricing


Nextimage Software

SOFTWARE is NOT included with the scanner since there are two different types of software you may prefer to purchase.

Choose ONE of the two software versions below, to run your scanner.
Click here to read about the differences between the two
Nextimage
Scan + Archive
Software

(digital download)
List Price
$650
Your Price
$575
Nextimage
Repro Software
Nextimage
Reprographics Software

For scanning directly to a printer, batch copying, archiving, batch control by job and customer.
(digital download)
List Price
$1295
Your Price
$1145
Nextimage UPGRADE
From S+A to Repro Version

(Digital Download only)
Your Price
$ 800

Stands for the HD Ultra Series


Low Adjustable Stand
(includes document basket)
HD ultra Low Stand
Your Price
$795


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Exit Media Tray
Holds up 30 E size drawings. Folds down when not in use. For batch scanning, thick document scanning.
Your Price
$995


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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
Your Price
$ 995

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