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Contex IQ Quattro X 4450
44" Large Format Scanner

recommended scanner IQ Quattro X 4450 large format scanner

IQ Quattro X 4450
44" Large Format Scanner

8.9 Inches per second in color.
17.8 Inches per second in B/W or Grayscale

Market leading CIS quality for maps and technical documents
- up to 44" wide

Includes $750 Firmware Activation License

Contex IQ Quattro X 44 Inch Large Format Scanner


Connects directly to your global network,
supporting your wide-format workflows

Contex' highly recommended IQ-X large-format scanners offer you an outstanding collaborative workflow whether you work with in-house scanning activities or in project groups of global players. Using simple one-touch buttons you can scan directly over the network to your desk and continue working instantly. You get exceptional professional-grade quality with true 1200 dpi optical resolution and patented technologies that ensure accurate results the first time.

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.

High Standards

Contex sets the highest standards in scanning technical documents, maps and drawings. The IQ 44X0 Series is built to withstand high-volume use on daily basis and is available in a new sleek and lightweight design. With IQ 44X0 Series you get a total scanning solution with leading-edge software and network connectivity that fit your existing tools and business processes.

Digital documents at once, anywhere

Instant-on scanning and one-touch interface save time in scanning large documents. Simply load your document and the scanner immediately comes to live. Click a one-touch button to scan directly to your preferred destination. Nextimage software makes scanning to file, to print, or to the network fast and simple.

Key IQ Quattro X features
  • Gigabit Ethernet with xDTR3 standard
  • Scanner sharing across a network, and sending files to remote desktop
  • Enhanced image quality with Contex patented CIS technology and new CIS modules
  • Superior image quality with Contex patented color-fringe removal (CFR)
  • ENERGY STAR compliant, using just 1W in standby
  • 1200dpi optical resolution standard
  • All-Wheel-Drive (AWD) for a perfect grip on your documents
  • See what you scan with face-up scanning
  • One-touch scanning
  • User upgradable – Need color? More speed? Higher resolution? Upgrading is electronic, fast and easy

Using the bandwidth of USB3.0, our unique Gigabit Ethernet implementation with xDTR3 is lightning fast and accelerates workflows even further via network sharing, where scans can be controlled from any computer.

IQ Quattro X 4450 44 Inch Scanner

Maximum Scan Width
44 in. (1118mm)
Maximum Media Width
47in. (1194mm)
Optical Resolution
1200 dpi
Maximum Resolution
9600 dpi (Interpolated)
Maximum Media Thickness
0.08 in. (2mm)
Scanning Speed
200 DPI RGBColor
4450: 8.9 Inches Per Second
4490: 17.8 IPS
Scanning Speed
200 DPI Black/White/Grayscale
4450: 17.8 IPS
4490: 17.8 IPS
0.1% +/- 1 pixel
Data Capture (color/mono)
Color Space
Adobe RGB / sRGB / Device RGB / Raw RGB
Light Source
Dual LED with CIS Clean Scan
Light Type
USB 3.0 with xDTR3
Gigabit Ethernet
Gigabit Ethernet with xDTR2.5
Nextimage TWAIN, Nextimage Remote tablet app (free download for iOS and Android), WIDEsystem (driver)
File formats
TIF, JPG, PDF, PDF/A, DWF, CALS, BMP, JPEG-2000(JP2), JPEG2000 Extended (JPX), TIF-G3, TIF-G4 and others
Device Drivers
Windows Server 2019, Windows 10, 8.1, 64-bit +32 bit
Printer Support
HP, Canon, Epson and Océ printers. See for full list
USE / Requirements
18W / 1.0W / 37W ENERGY STAR compliant
100-240V,60/50Hz, (built-in Power Supply)
Weight & Dimensions LxWxH
LxWxH 54 lbs / 53.1 x 19.3 x 6.3 inches
Country of origin
Designed and engineered in Denmark, Europe. Manufactured in China.
Optional Scanner stand
Low adjustable stand (3 settings): 32.6/33.8/34.8 in (827/859/884 mm)
High adjustable stand (9 settings): 43 to 50.9 inches in steps of 1 inch (1092 to 1292 mm in 25 mm steps)
*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.

IQ Quattro X Model Comparison

IQ i4450
IQ i4490
Scanning Speed in Inches Per Second (ips) in Color
IQ i4450: 8.9"
IQ i4490: 17.8"
Upgradeable to 17.8" per sec/Color
IQ i4450: Yes
IQ i4490: Included
200 dpi Scans in Grayscale or Black-White
IQ i4450: 17.8 IPS
IQ i4490: 17.8 IPS
There are two versions of the 44 Inch models, the 4450 and the 4490. Each model scans in Black & White or Grayscale at the same speeds.
The ONLY feature difference is the scanning speed in color of the 4490 is 2x faster.
IQ Quattro X Series
4450 model
B/W: 17.8 IPS
Color: 8.9 IPS
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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 IQ Series

Including the IQ Flex, IQ 3600 and IQ 4400 models

For the IQ Series, the models include a 2 year Parts Warranty where you fix the scanner yourself, but the parts are free. You can upgrade to a Two Year On site Warranty where Contex will fix it on site for you.

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