Colortrac introduces new large-format scanning systems and software

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The Colortrac SmartLF SCi Scanner.

Colortrac (St. Ives, UK) has introduced two new large-format scanners (the SmartLF SCi and the SmartLF SGi) along with new scanning software (SmartWorks Imaging) to support both devices. The SmartLF SCi and SmartLF SGi Scanners are ideal for capturing, enhancing, sharing and copying information from large-format documents of all types – such as hand-drawn originals, old plans, marked-up construction drawings, textured artwork, thick media, and more. Both deliver fast performance with optimized preset controls and an extended list of internal printer drivers to connect directly to large-format printers.

The Colortrac SmartLF SGi Scanner.

SmartWorks Imaging, the newest member of the SmartWorks software family, is a fresh implementation of the scan-once workflow that’s much easier to navigate than its predecessor, SmartWorks Pro. The software offers several new features including a new multi-page thumbnail pop-out view, extended PDF for longer and wider documents, and higher dpi. With a new interface, the software also adds a number of new capabilities such as closed-loop printer colour calibration, quick-fix image correction tools, and a full edit history for easy one-click “undo.” SmartWorks Imaging is also dongle-free and includes new drivers for HP and Epson. Users can also download the free SmartWorks Imaging Link – an app that lets them operate the scanners by remote control from a tablet.

The SmartLF SGi Scanner is suitable for almost any type of document – including technical drawings, maps, artwork and photographs. With its CCD technology and greater focal length, it can even handle originals with texture, and media up to 15 mm thick. The scanner delivers realistic colour and superb accuracy (up to 1,200 optical dpi). Available in 36” and 44” widths, the scanners are designed to work at high speeds while requiring little maintenance. The SmartLF SCi Scanner is ideal for engineering drawings, construction plans, maps and line drawings. The scanners feature Colortrac’s innovative ClearView technology, a line of up to 144 LEDs to guarantee maximum scanning accuracy. A Suredrive powered soft roller provides even pressure across the original, while the SuperSpeed USB 3.0 interface ensures fast, efficient data transfer. The SmartLF SCi Scanners are available in 25”, 36” and 42” widths.

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