Contex Scanners
HD Ultra X

The new standard for large format scanners

Contex designed the HD Ultra X to meet the needs of technical experts, graphical professionals, archivists and repro departments. Whether you intend to scan maps, drawings, posters, newspapers or fine art, this scanner will always capture every detail exactly as you see it.

Contex HD Ultra X 6000

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With a top speed of 17.8 ips and size-flexibility, valuable time is saved


HD Ultra X can adjust to almost any workflow


Market leading image quality, CCD technology and 48-bit RAW data capture

HD Ultra X is the fastest collection of scanners Contex has ever made. With a top speed of up to 17.8 ips, workflow tempo is significantly increased. Switch between three different speed levels directly on the scanner’s intuitive touch panel.
This series includes the world’s first 60-inch CCD scanner, but also comes in 36- and 42-inch widths. The size-flexibility, Contex’s Nextimage software and the unprecedented scan width provides the flexibility to be smart and create a more efficient workflow.
With the HD Ultra X series, Contex has tried to reduce the total cost of ownership. Using optimized LED lights, so replacing the lamps becomes unnecessary. Maintenance is significantly less than other large format scanners. Additionally, the glass is super-resistant to scratches and Contex has created a paper handling design that will prolong the life of the consumables.
This all adds up to the most efficient and flexible large format scanner series on the market.
High-quality lenses

Contex CCD scanners use premium Fujifilm lenses to bring high-resolution images in the best quality available on the market today.

Instant-ON feature

Save valuable time with the ability to start scanning without the warm-up time.

True size detection

It detects the width automatically. The HD Ultra X finds the paper width as it scans. No wasted time. No more backwards and forwards movement of document while feeding it into the scanner. Just load and scan.


With Optimised Thickness Adjustment Control, adjusting the scanner to the originals just before scanning is easy.  With one press of a lever, raise and lower the OTAC to suit required media thickness. It is very fast.

Speed adjustment

Three different speed levels on the touch panel makes it easy to adapt the scanner to the workflow and the original´s requirements.

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.

Gbit throttling buffer control

1GB buffer eliminates scanner pausing. Maintaining scan speeds to meet those deadlines

Static Free 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.

Contex Perfect Light

Contex Perfect Light in the HD Ultra X comes from engineers carefully selecting the very latest in light-emitting diode technology (LEDs) and combining this with specially developed diffusion filters.


Combining automatic thickness adjustment control (ATAC), all wheel drive (AWD), automatic contour correction and a new paper pressure adjustment, Flex- Doc enables scanning 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 funnel-shaped 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 the document size and adjust the required settings automatically.


This allows all users in a work-group to operate the scanner from their own computer via Ethernet.


To get the best results, the 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 wide format scanner with true 48-bit color capture.


Contex uses All-Digital cameras with advanced point-of-origin capture and on-board digital conversion ensuring minimum noise and an extended dynamic range. The unique four-linear CCD technology, with a special panchromatic line, ensures that no colors are lost when scanning monochrome. Quality color-matched fluorescent lamps ensure the market’s highest standards for color correctness.


Accuracy Lens Enhancement (ALE) technology that electronically maintains 0.1% +- pixel precision across any two points of the scan line thus exceeding even the most rigid requirements in the industry today. Contex delivers a very high grade of precision stability in the scanned image.

HD Ultra X 3650HD Ultra X 4250HD Ultra X 6050HD Ultra X 3690HD Ultra X 4290HD Ultra X 6090
Width36 inch (914 mm)42 inch (1067mm)60 inch (1524 mm)36 inch (914mm)42 inch (1067 mm)60 inch (1524mm)
Upgradable to 42 inch scan widthUpgradableIncludedN/AUpgradableIncludedN/A
Working height 136.3 / 37.3 / 38.3 inches (922 / 947 / 972 mm)
Scanning Speed 2 (inch/sec.): At maximum scan width of scanner
200 dpi RGB Color8.917.8
Upgradable color speedUpgradableIncluded
200 dpi Grayscale / Monochrome17.8
Productivity* (documents/hour) Batch scanning for 60 minutes. Includes paper load and eject time. Measured in completed scans
Arch E-size, portrait Monochrome/RGB color, 200 dpi519875
Arch E-size, landscape Monochrome/RGB color, 200 dpiN/A642N/A1055
A0-size, portrait Monochrome/RGB color, 200 dpi537903
A0-size, landscape Monochrome/RGB color, 200 dpiN/A693N/A1057
Maximum Media Width43.3 inches (1100 mm)61.8 inches (1570 mm)43.3 inches (1100 mm)61.8 inches (1570 mm)
Optical Resolution1200 dpi
Maximum Resolution9600 dpi
CCD cameras5 x 4 linear color CCDs (RGB and gray)7 x 4 linear color CCDs (RGB and gray)5 x 4 linear color CCDs (RGB and gray)7 x 4 linear color CCDs (RGB and gray)
Depth of focus0.3 inches (7 mm)
Maximum Media Thickness0.6 inches (15 mm)
Total number of Pixels213600 pixels299040 pixels213600 pixels299040 pixels
Accuracy0.1% +/- 1 pixel
Data Capture (color/mono)48-bit color / 16-bit grayscale
Color SpaceAdobe RGB, Device RGB, RAW RGB, sRGB
USB 3.0 with xDTR3Included
Gigabit Ethernet with xDTR2.5Included
Network workflowPull / Push
Software 3WIDEsystem (driver), Nextimage 5, iOS app (portable device), Android tablet/phone OS also
Fileformats 4Big 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 Drivers64-bit Windows 10, 8, Windows 7
Nextimage TWAIN64-bit TWAIN application driver included for use with EDM and other imaging software
Power consumptionReady: Max 39 W, Sleep mode: <1 W, Scanning: 130 W. Built-in power supply.
Weight & Dimensions49.3 kg (109 lbs) LxWxH: 1360 mm (53.6’’) x 540 mm (21’’) x 279 mm (11’’)62.5 kg (173.8 lbs) / LxWxH: 1810 mm (71’’) x 540 mm (21’’) x 279 mm (11’’)49.3 kg (109 lbs) LxWxH: 1360 mm (53.6’’) x 540 mm (21’’) x 279 mm (11’’)62.5 kg (173.8 lbs) / LxWxH: 1810 mm (71’’) x 540 mm (21’’) x 279 mm (11’’)
Certifications/complianceRoHS, cUL, CE, Customs Union, CCC, VCCI, Ukr, ENERGY STAR certified
Country of OriginDesigned and engineered in Denmark, manufactured in China
TAA compliant scannerTAA compliant scanners are for US customers only and are assembled in Denmark
1) Requires optional scanner stand 2) Contex recommends Intel Core Duo, Core 2 Duo, or better processors, 8GB RAM + Fast-disk. Speed tests performed using Nextimage software, PC with Intel Core i7 4770K 3.5 GHz ,16 GB RAM, SSD – 1TB, USB 3.0 SuperSpeed and Win 64-bit. 3) Contex applications create industry standard raster file formats that can be used in any CAD or GIS application. 4) Requires optional Nextimage software. All trademarks remain the property of their respective holders, and are used only to directly describe the product being provided. Their use in no way indicates any relationship between Contex and the holders of the mentioned trademarks.


Nextimage Scan+Archive is powerful and user-friendly scanning and archiving software. For the full Nextimage experience, with complete multi-function capabilities plus touch-screen compatibility and printer support, choose Nextimage Repro.

NextImage Scan+ArchiveNextImage Repro
 Touch-screen mode
Full Scan FunctionsFull Scan Functions
Multi-page PDF, TIF filesMulti-page PDF, TIF files
TIF, JPG, PDF, DWF, CALS, BMP, JPEG-2000(JP2), JPEG2000 Extended(JPX), TIF-G3, TIF-G4, othersTIF, JPG, PDF, DWF, CALS, BMP, JPEG-2000(JP2), JPEG2000 Extended(JPX), TIF-G3, TIF-G4, others
Automatic file naming templatesAutomatic file naming templates
Customize/edit index color paletteCustomize/edit index color palette
 Full Copy Functions
 Supports unlimited printers
 Batch copy
 Closed loop color calibration
 ICC color management
Full Image Adjustment ControlFull Image Adjustment Control
Auto-align / deskewAuto-align / deskew
Smooth / sharpen filterSmooth / sharpen filter
Black / white level adjustmentBlack / white level adjustment
RGB level adjustmentsRGB level adjustments
Histogram viewHistogram view
Measurement toolMeasurement tool
ScanStation-ProContex AIO

ScanStation Pro is the solution for the professional environment  – high quality at a high pace.

The solution includes
  • Nextimage 5 REPRO software
  • low or high floor stand
  • 21,5-inch touchscreen
  • arms for monitor and bracket
  • shelves for PC and keyboard


With the Contex AIO application on your tablet or smartphone, you can control Nextimage from a distance.

This means that you don’t have to go back and forth between your computer(where you installed Nextimage) and the scanner.

Just stand next to your scanner with Contex AIO and choose the task you want the scanner to complete.

Before you know it it’s done.

In that way, Contex AIO helps you improve your workflow, makes you more productive and ultimately it makes your life a whole lot easier.

Contex HD Ultra X 6000Contex HD Ultra X with AIO