Contex publishes free industry resource for successful large-format scanning

Steve Blanken.

Contex (Chantilly, Virginia), an industry leader in large-format scanning, has announced the availability of a new report, Requirements for Successful Large Format Scanning. The report addresses four “must-haves” for scanning – hardware design, software options, productivity and flexibility, and image quality. “Combined, these essential requirements make it possible to deliver the best scans at the fastest speeds with the highest image quality,” said the company. “Our latest report is a helpful resource for understanding the subtle nuances of a well-designed scanning solution. For anyone considering a new scanner or upgrading, this document is a must-read,” said Steve Blanken, General Manager of Contex Americas.

Requirements for Successful Large Format Scanning addresses several key issues, including subtle design features that “make a big difference” with scanning. For example, said Contex, scanners should have large-capacity input buffers that allow operators to scan one document after the next without a delays or lag time. High-quality camera lenses and scanning technology also make it possible to capture every detail in detailed, clear colour. Guide-plate options should also let operators scan any type of document – thick or thin, rigid or flexible. A simple and intuitive interface should allow even the newest of operators to feel confident when using a scanner.

Please visit to download the free report.