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How to choose a wide format scanner
You need a scanner. Before you make any decisions, or speak to someone, it’s best to first ask yourself some basic questions about how you want to use your scanner..

At Colortrac, our business is your image. That's why, as the leading innovators in wide format scanning, our wide format scanners contain revolutionary technology that delivers you superior image quality for your scanning needs. Our scanner experts have provided tips to help you find the perfect scanner for you.

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What does all this mean?

The questions above will help you identify what type of scanner you need. Read on to know what your your requirements are and how Colortrac scanners can help.

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Do you know? Why your peers are choosing Colortrac wide format scanners?
Scanning your technical documents using a SmartLF Xpress wide format scanner – key benefits
  • Sharp, accurate scans suited to technical documents like CAD drawings / blueprints
  • Advanced paper transport and illumination systems mean that even folded CAD drawings / blueprints scan sharp and shadow free.
  • High 600 or 1200 dpi optical resolution – enough for scanning any technical document.
  • Choice of scanner widths up to 56″ (142.3 cm) – scan documents up to E+ and A0+ in size.
  • Fast mono and color scan speeds.
  • Low cost to buy, economic to run.
  • Upgradeable models: m (monochrome), c (color) and e (express color) – buy what you need when you need it and upgrade by email.
  • Simple to use SmartWorks TOUCH software included with the scanner lets you scan to PDF, TIFF or JPG formats and make copies of your documents on any Windows printer.
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Case Study: Largest scan ever?  
The Challenge:
Career Ready is a UK wide charity linking employers with schools to open up the world of work to young people. Graduation was approaching for Scottish students and Career Ready wanted to record this event and highlight the students' great achievements. Albi Taylor, a well-known graphic facilitator, uses words and pictures to record an event in real time. Albi produced an amazing 42 inch by 18 foot (1 m by 5.5 m) image which delighted Career Ready, all the students and employer supporters. The challenge was, how could they possibly share this image so that it was more widely accessible?
The Solution:
McPhersons Document Solutions Ltd, family run document management and scanning bureau, were able to test out their Colortrac large format scanner  when they were approached by Albi Taylor. Albi Taylor and Career Ready were both delighted with the result. Colortrac scanners will always produce greatest accuracy and their scanning software allow for control over file size.
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About Paradigm Imaging Group
Paradigm Imaging Group is the North American distributor for Colortrac, Inc. Since 1989, Paradigm Imaging Group has been a leading distributor of large format solutions serving clients in a wide variety of industries including reprographics, sign production, AEC, and public agencies at all levels of government.
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