Contex has made a host of enhancements to the HD Ultra wide format scanner series, which now offers 48-bit colour processing, 20cm (8-inch) per-second scanning and comes standard with 1200 dpi, GB Ethernet. The HD Ultra raises the bar even higher with unprecedented speed, colour accuracy, and imaging processing.

The wide format device now scans at 642 ISO A0 documents per hour – clocking in at twice the speed of its competitors. New colour spaces, with colour accuracy ensured by X-Rite, give users additional options to represent scanned colours. The full 48-bit colour image processing feature also delivers unmatched image reproduction.

‘We are delivering the fastest, most advanced wide format scanners in the market at competitive prices,’ said Morten Nielsen, Product Manager, Contex A/S. ‘The new HD Ultra with Adobe RGB and additional colour spaces sets new standards for quality in wide format scanning. This is a tremendous advantage in productivity for our customers.’

New Colour Spaces with X-Rite for Colour Accuracy

The HD Ultra boasts new colour spaces, Adobe RGB and Device RGB. Adobe RGB, the preferred choice of many colour professionals, allows for differences in very bright and saturated colours. Device RGB delivers colours as they are scanned, maintaining all the variations registered by the scanner. The default sRGB colour space transforms the scanned colours into the sRGB standard, resulting in vivid images. Colour accuracy with the HD Ultra is ensured with X-Rite ICC profiles.

Additionally, the new HD Ultra provides unparalleled colour reproduction with full 48-bit colour processing, unlike the traditional 48-bit capture and 24-bit processing from other scanners. It also produces both the 24-bit (processed from 48-bit) and the full 48-bit raw image TIFF files. The greater bit-depth–delivering more than 280 trillion colours versus only millions – giving users unprecedented control over the scanned image.

The new HD Ultra is available in six models. Users can choose colour or monochrome models with varying scanning speeds and width. All models are fully upgradable and come standard with 1200 dpi and GB Ethernet.