Contex Scanners

Superior technology

Capture every detail of maps, drawings, posters or fine art

Designed for: High-productivity archiving teams, Scanning professionals and Reprographics departments 
  • Scan documents up to three times faster and get the best ROI
  • Capture every detail on maps, drawings, posters or fine art
  • Best-in-class image quality for scan, copy, file and archive
Contex HD Ultra

Call us today at (602)224-9971 so we can help you find the right plotter to fit your needs

True productivity is not just scan speed

A fast scanner takes care of the scanning process.
A productive scanner improves your entire workflow.

Time is money. Save time, ink and paper by getting the image right the first time.



Only the best inside

The HD Ultra is designed and manufactured in Denmark where great care is put into every part of the scanner.

This is why Contex uses custom designed Fujifilm lenses in the HD Ultra scanner.

Full 48-bit Color

Where other scanners ignore some color data, the HD Ultra is the world’s only wide format scanner with full 48-bit color workflow.

In addition HD Ultra delivers Adobe RGB and Device RGB for the largest gamut in the industry.

Contex colors are ensured by xRITE i1 




Thick media scanning with patended ATAC

With the HD Ultra you can scan media with a thickness up to 15 mm in same high quality without damaging the originals.

Using the patented ATAC (Automated Thicknes Adjustment Control) on the HD Ultra scanner you adjust the height automatically by pressing the media thickness buttons. The ATAC ensures fast and accurate thick media scanning.



64-bit hardware and software

More physical memory for large image files. Windows 10 64-bit can support up to 2TB of physical memory

Scan your documents three times faster and enhance the file in AutoCAD, ESRI and other document workflows

The HD Ultra 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 is simply the best large format scanner available.

36 inch or 42 inch scanner

Choose between 36 or 42 inches width, each in three 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.

Accelerates 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 HD Ultra 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 new HD Ultra 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.

The Contex scanner has great texture detail and color accuracy. It allows us to capture materials of varying thickness and provide our clients with a high-quality product. Time savings is a big benefit, too.”

Thick media scannning

The HD Ultra scanners can scan up 15 mm thick originals such as posters mounted on foam boards, Gator Boards, and all other kinds of mountings.The unique Automatic Thickness Adjustment Control (ATAC) makes large and bulky documents easier to handle with the touch of a button.

Funnel-shaped paper feed

Fail-proof funnel-shaped paper feed for ease of paper insertion. Load curled and damaged documents just as fast and easy as crisp new orriginals

Paper pressure adjustment

Use the right pressure for different document types and get optimal result everytime. Decrease pressure to scan old, fragile orginals and increase pressure for new, crisp documents.

Paper return guides

The HD Ultra scanner includes 2 paper return guides for easy operation. Have documents returned to the operator or simply remove to have document placed in the document basked included with the stand.

Fast paper width sensors

Sensors in the HD Ultra scanner detects the media width of stand size document as they are loaded in the scanner.

Right side loading

For easy loading the HD Ultra is designed with right side loading guide. Slide the document allong the quide for fast and accurate document loading.

Key technologies in Contex HD Ultra 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 series of scanners utilizes a long list of key technologies unique to a Contex scanner.

CCD technology

The HD Ultra 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.

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.

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.

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 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.


Delivering 3 times the bandwidth of USB2, 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.

 HD Ultra i3650sHD Ultra i4250sHD Ultra i3690sHD Ultra i4290s
Width36 inch (914 mm)42 inch (1067mm)36 inch (914 mm)42 inch (1067mm)
Upgradable to 42 inch scan widthUpgradableIncludedUpgradableIncluded
Working height 136.3 / 37.3 / 38.3 inch (922 / 947 / 972 mm)
Scanning Speed 2 (inch/sec.): Scanner speed while scanning 36-inch wide document.
200 dpi RGB Color4,08,0
Upgradable to 4.0 inch/sec colorIncludedIncluded
Upgradable to 8.0 inch/sec colorUpgradableIncluded
200 dpi Grayscale / Monochrome12.012.0
Productivity* (documents/hour): Batch scanning for 60 minutes. Includes paper load and eject time. Measured in completed scans.
Arch E-size, RGB Color, 200 dpi302455
Arch E-size, Monochrome, 200 dpi620620
A0-size, RGB Color, 200dpi307461
A0-size, Monochrome, 200dpi642642
Maximum Media Width44 inch (1120 mm)44 inch (1120 mm)
Optical Resolution1200 dpi1200 dpi
Maximum Resolution9600 dpi9600 dpi
Total number of Pixels213600 pixels213600 pixels
CCD Cameras5 x 4 liniar color CCD’s (R,G,B and Gray)5 x 4 liniar color CCD’s (R,G,B and Gray)
Maximum Media Thickness0.6 inch (15 mm)0.6 inch (15 mm)
Accuracy0.1% +/- 1 pixel0.1% +/- 1 pixel
Data Capture (color/mono)48-bit / 16-bit48-bit / 16-bit
Full 48-bit Data Workflow 348-bit / 48-bit / 48-bit / 48-bit48-bit / 48-bit / 48-bit / 48-bit
Color SpaceAdobe RGB / Device RGB / RAW RGB / sRGBAdobe RGB / Device RGB / RAW RGB / sRGB
USB with xDTRIncludedIncluded
Gigabit Ethernet with xDTR2IncludedIncluded
Network workflowPull / PushPull / Push
Accuracy Lens Enhancement (ALE)IncludedIncluded
ENERGY STAR CertifiedIncludedIncluded
Software 4AutoCAD®, MicrostationTM, ArcGISTM and all other CAD, GIS and other image editing / storage applications
Fileformats 5TIF, JPG, PDF, DWF, CALS, BMP, JPEG-2000(JP2), JPEG2000 Extended(JPX), TIF-G3, TIF-G4, others
Device Drivers32 and 64-bit Windows 10, 8, Windows 7 and Vista
Nextimage64-bit TWAIN application driver included for use with EDM and other imaging software
Power Requirements100 – 240V, 60/50Hz, 80W
Weight & Dimensions48 kg, LxWxH: 52.8 x 18.7 x 7.9 inches (1341 x 475 x 200 mm)
Certifications/complianceRoHS, cUL, CE, COSTUMS-UNION, CCC, VCCI, KC, Ukr, ENERGY STAR Certified
Country of OriginDesigned and engineered in Denmark, manufactured in China

1) Requires optional scanner stand

2) 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.

3) Bit depth for: Data Capture / Scanner Processing / PC Processing / Image File. Create a optional 48-bit TIFF image

4) Contex applications create industry standard raster file formats that can be used in any CAD or GIS application

5) Requires optional Nextimage software

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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