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Contex IQ Quattro X 4450
44" Large Format Scanner

recommended scanner IQ Quattro X 4450 large format scanner

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

Stand and software sold separately. Please check the pricing tab below for those.

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

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Includes $750 Firmware Activation License
free shipping

Leasing as low as $156 a month with deferred payment options available.

Call ScanTastik @ 1-800-977-4935 if you need a formal quote
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Contex IQ Quattro X 44" 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 4400 Quattro X 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 44" models. Each model scans in Black & White or Grayscale at the same speeds. The ONLY difference is the scanning speed in color and the price.
IQ Quattro X 4450 model*
B/W: 17.8 IPS
Color: 8.9 IPS
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An activation license can cost between $200 to $4,500, depending on the model.

Nextimage Software

(This software is required to operate the scanner, choose your version below:)

SOFTWARE is NOT included with the scanner because there are two different types of software you may prefer to purchase, based on the type of scanning you will do.

Click here to read about the differences between the two

Choose ONE of the two software versions below to run your scanner.
Scan + Archive

Scan, Batch Scan, Image Adjustment Control
(Digital Download only)

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Repro Software

Scan + Archive, Scan to Copy, Client Batch Accounting
(Digital Download only)

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Nextimage UPGRADE
From S+A to Repro Version

(Digital Download only)

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Stands for the IQ 4400 Series

Low Adjustable Stand
(includes document basket)
large format scanner stand

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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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