Contex Scanners

Contex IQ FLEX Delivers New and Unique Functionality to Large Format Flatbed Scanning

For Scanning Fragile or Irregular Shaped Documents, Oversize Documents, Books and Ordinary Documents

Creativity & productivity without compromise

Full flatbed area up to A2/C-size
Scan oversized originals up to A1/D-size

Wi-Fi enabled

The only Wi-Fi enabled flatbed large format scanner. Wi-Fi compatibility makes IQ FLEX easy to set up and use.

Contex IQ FLEX

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

Powered by 64-bit technology and Wi-Fi enabled

Operate it through the Contex custom 64-bit Linux based built-in controller or opt-up to the full professional Nextimage5 award winning software (supported Windows 7/8/10 64-bit OS).

Wi-Fi enabled makes it flexible to connect to your networks (freely choose to connect via Wi-Fi or LAN Gigabit Ethernet).

Up to A1 / D-size

True A1 / D-size scanning in an A2 / C-size package

Simply place the documents and follow the guide on-screen. The IQ FLEX scanner will scan all your oversize documents up to A1 / D-size.

Full 1200 dpi CIS technology

Manufactured using Contex CleanScan+ CIS modules and with an optical resolution up to 1200 dpi IQ FLEX outperforms other technologies that use single direction light sources. Unwanted shadows in folds and creases are removed while high-contrast CIS technology converts your documents to crisp, clean digital reproductions. Contex IQ Flex is the leading flatbed scanner for your projects.

Bring out the BEST in your printer…

…combine it with a Contex Scanner

Contex works closely with leading printer manufacturers to offer truly integrated printer drivers. Where other manufacturers rely on Windows printer drivers, Contex internal drivers simplify operation by bringing loaded media information and printer status details directly into the Contex interface.

Printer drivers included

HP, Canon and Epson native printer drivers are included as standard.

Simply press scan

Place documents or flat-laying objects on the scanner bed and then press the green scan button on the built-in touchscreen controller – it’s that easy!

Customize your user scan profile

Combine IQ FLEX with Contex LINK software and you have the opportunity to really customize your scan experience.  With this small, free network application you can scan to any network folder, email and even upload to services in the cloud.

More possibilities

Protect fragile originals by placing them gently on the scanner bed or utilize the flexibility of IQ FLEX to scan books, textiles and/or artwork that you would like to transform into digital content.

Also optimize your book scanning experience by automatically removing the spine and splitting the pages with our ‘Book’ scanning mode.

Full 48-bit Color

Where other scanners ignore some color data, the IQ FLEX offers full 48-bit color workflow.

In addition, the IQ FLEX delivers Adobe RGB and Device RGB for the largest gamut in the industry.

Contex colors are ensured by xRITE i1.

Scan to Cloud

IQ FLEX is also rainforest365 enabled and will send documents directly to your preferred cloud destinations.

Optional Scanning Software

Benefit from the fully-featured Nextimage software (cost option) while controlling IQ FLEX from your computer.  Nextimage provides true 1:1 pixel viewing, more file formats, extra printer drivers, copy functionality, editing and much more.

Large format flatbed scanner for creativity and productivity without compromise

The large flatbed surface, a fast scan speed and ultra-flexible design makes IQ FLEX the perfect solution for the demanding user. Protect fragile originals by placing them gently on the scanner bed or utilize its flexibility to scan books, textiles, original artwork any many other types of original. IQ FLEX is the most flexible A2/C-size flatbed in the market and even scans larger documents up to A1/D-size using a clever Oversize scan function.

Key features

  • Sharp focus Contex CIS CleanScan+ technology with up to 1200×1200 dpi optical resolution
  • Scan A2 / C-size originals in 6 seconds (1)
  • Scan oversized originals up to A1 / D-size
  • Book scan with automatic page split and spine area removal
  • Connect to networks via Wi-Fi or LAN
  • Save your scans directly to memory stick using the high speed USB 3.0 interface
  • Walk-up scan with rainforest365 cloud services (2) using your mobile or portable tablet device
  • Intuitive on-board user interface ideal for first-time users or the experienced scanner operator
  • Optional Nextimage 5 software for professional scanner users that require a fully-featured scanning software experience (3)
  • Scan papers, Mylar, polyester, canvas, card, water colors, acrylics, oil-based artwork, textiles and many other substrates (4)
  • Copy your originals directly to the most popular large format printers using the in-built Contex printer drivers (5)
  • Digitally mark-up originals without printing. Simply scan, annotate then email. No computer required!
  • Fully personalize your network scan connection with Contex LINK software
NOTES: Cloud services require internet connection. (1) 200 dpi color. (2) See website for rainforest365 specification. Apple iOS available initially with Android to follow. (3) Nextimage 5 is a software cost option and requires an additional external computer. (4) Sharp focus is reduced for originals placed further than 1.0mm above the scan glass.  (5) Copy print drivers included in basic scanner for many HP and Canon large format printers. See website for full list


Flexible design means many more opportunities

IQ FLEX is able to scan virtually any type and shape of document such as original artwork, product catalogs and pages from bulky legal binders or even historical artefacts. Position the surface to be scanned flat on the scanner glass, then lower the lid to have IQ FLEX create perfectly crisp, digital images of even your most fragile or difficult to handle originals.

Up to A1/D-size originals

A simple Wizard guides the operator through the Oversize document scanning operation: simply place the document on the scanner and follow the directions. This clever feature brings valuable A1 / D-size document scanning to the IQ FLEX making it a truly versatile scanner for its size.

Book scanning at very reasonable cost

The Contex IQ FLEX is both a document scanner and a capable book scanner. Automatic book size detection, page separation and spine data removal combine to make this a device with an assured ROI (return on investment) performance.

Touch smart

IQ FLEX is equipped with a touchscreen computer the size of a small tablet PC allowing you to scan, annotate, file, copy, email and even cloud-share your digital documents in order to optimize your digital workflow.

Mark-up directly at the scanner

Save money on ink and media. No need to print before you make simple mark-up changes to your drawing, make them on the touchscreen.  Keep it digital!

Contex CleanScan+ CIS modules

Unwanted shadows in folds and creases are removed while high-contrast CIS technology converts your documents to crisp, clean digital reproductions. Contex IQ Flex is the leading flatbed scanner for your projects.

Quality is a brand promise

IQ FLEX high color fidelity is delivered in Adobe RGB or sRGB full 48-bit color and up to 1200 x 1200 dpi optical resolution for crisp, clear, high-contrast scanning results every time.

IQ FLEX defines flexibility

IQ FLEX is unrivalled in its flexibility. Flexibility in terms of document shape, physical document depth, file save formats and choice of printer.  Flexibility in how you control, connect and share the scanner and its output.  By adding Nextimage you can even create multi-page documents.  A truly flexible scanning solution.

Cloud connected – Get images where you need them

Rainforest365 for IQ FLEX provides personalised control of the scanner when connected to the internet from any data enabled mobile or Wi-Fi connected portable computing device.  Deliver scanned images by email, to DropBox, Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive and other cloud services.

EmailDropBoxHP ePrintrainforest365Google

Contex IQ FLEX Large Format Flatbed Scanner

Scan sizes
Maximum standard sheet sizeArch C-size (18” x 24”)  /  ISO A2 (457 x 610 mm)
Maximum image area (total pixels)19.2” x 25.2”  (487mm x 639.6mm)
Oversize scanning (2-stage scanning)Arch D-size (24” x 36”)  /  ISO A1 (610 x 914 mm)
Color Scanning speed
RGB Color or Grayscale/ Monochrome at 200dpi, full image area scan 16 seconds
Capture Technology
Optical resolution1200 x 1200 dpi
Maximum Resolution9600 dpi
Sensor TechnologyCIS Contex CleanScan+
Maximum Media ThicknessLimited only by capacity
Accuracy0.1% +/- 1 pixel
Data Capture (color/mono)48-bit / 16-bit
Color Space 2Adobe RGB / Device RGB / RAW RGB / sRGB
Effective number of Pixels23017 pixels (w) x 30217 pixels (l)
Supported OS (incl. drivers)Windows 10, 8, 7 and Vista
File formats3PDF, PDF/A, TIF and JPG
Download DestinationsDropbox, Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive,, rainforest365 ready
NetworkWireless (IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n) up to 150Mbps / Gigabit Ethernet
Included software (download)Contex LINK networking and cloud access utility
WIDEsystem driver and scanner maintenance utility
Optional software 4NextImage5, AutoCAD® , Microstationtm, ArcGIStm and all other CAD, GIS and 64-bit TWAIN application driver included for use with EDM and other imaging software
Nextimage5 additional file formatsTIF, JPG, PDF, PDF/A, DWF, CALS, BMP, JPEG-2000(JP2), JPEG2000 Extended(JPX), TIF-G3,
TIF-G4, multi-page PDF and others
Embedded Controller
Touch Screen7” Multi Touch Screen. 800 x 480 pixels
ProcessorAtom Quad-Core
Memory (ram/flash)8GB / 16 GB
DestinationsNetwork PCs, Cloud, Email, Copy and USB key (USB3.0)
File formatsPDF, PDF/A, TIF and JPG
Supported printersSelected HP, Canon and EPSON wide format printers.
Power, weight and dimensions
Power Consumption
(Ready / Sleep Mode / Scanning)
Max 10W / 0.5W / 23W – ENERGY STAR certified
Power Requirements100 – 240V, 60/50Hz, 80W
Unpacked Weight/ Dimensions (L x W x H5)35 kg (77Ibs) / 661 mm (26”) x 1176 mm (46”) x 194 mm (8”)
Packed Weight43 kg (95Ibs)
PackagingEPE foam shock protection frame inside thick cardboard box
Certifications and Warranty
Operating Maximum Ambient TemperatureThis product has been submitted and evaluated for use at the maximum ambient temperature specification of 40 degrees C
Certifications/complianceRoHS, cUL, CE, Customs Union, CCC, VCCI, KC, BSMI, Ukr, ENERGY STAR certified
SafetyIEC 60950. Certificates: cUL (USA and Canada), CE (Europe), CCC (China), PSE (Japan), EAC (Russia, Kazakhstan, Belarus), KC (Korea), BSMI (Taiwan), Ukr (Ukraine) and BIS (India)
Electro Magnetic Compatibility (EMC)Compliant with Class A requirements, including FCC rules (USA), ICES (Canada), EMC Directive (EU), CCC (China), VCCI (Japan), EAC (Russia, Kazakhstan, Belarus), KC (Korea), BSMI (Taiwan), Ukr (Ukraine) and BIS (India)
EnvironmentalENERGY STAR© Certified, EuP (EU), WEEE (EU), RoHS (EU) and REACH (EU)
Country of OriginDesigned in Denmark. Manufactured in China
Warranty2-year warranty. Fast, easy parts replacement
What’s in the boxScanner, 2m Ethernet cable, Wi-Fi USB dongle, external power supply, quick guide: installation, quick guide: scanner cleaning
and calibration, calibration sheet and cleaning cloth
  1. Average speed at 200dpi. Scanning speeds depend on scan destination, dpi and network configuration. Contex recommends Intel Core Duo, Core 2 Duo, or better processors, 2GB RAM. Speed tests performed using Nextimage software, PC with Intel Core i5-2500 Quad processor, 8GB RAM, 7200rpm HDD, Windows 7 64-bit Ultimate.
  2. Color spaces: sRGB with embedded controller, other color spaces available using Nextimage software
  3. Requires optional Nextimage software.
  4. Contex applications create industry standard raster file formats that can be used in any CAD or GIS application
  5. Scanner lid in lowered position with touch screen raised

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Nextimage FREE Software included with the scanner

File formats supportedTIF, JPG, PDF or PDF/A files
Working with image filesIntegrated viewer with simple scanning tools. Auto detection of document size and background suppression.
Use PDF format to scan in 1:1 to share and print.
Operation systems32 and 64-bit Windows 8, 7 and Vista
System requirements1.66GHz Dual Core Processor
7200rpm SATA hard drive with 5GB free space
High Speed USB interface
Supported languagesChinese, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, Russian, Polish

Upgrade to more powerful sofware

Nextimage software is available in three versions. Nextimage Free is provided with the IQ FLEX. You can upgrade to Nextimage Scan+Archive for powerful and user-friendly scanning and archiving. 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