Designed to offer “high-quality colour scanning and affordable colour and monochrome wide-format technology”, Canon U.S.A., in partnership with Colortrac (Chantilly, VA), has released the Canon Colortrac SC 42c Xpress Scanner for large-format printing. This scanner adds a 42-inch standalone option to Canon’s current line of multi-function, scan-to-copy/file printer solutions. The SC 42c is equipped with features to benefit users across a variety of industries – including architecture, federal government agencies and manufacturing. The new scanner deliver fast speeds at up to 200 dpi, scanning in 24-bit colour at up to 6 inches per second, and up to 13 inches per second in monochrome. It can also scan documents up to 42 inches wide. Additional standard features include Colortrac’s SingleSensor Technology (that combines CIS imaging technology and LEDs in a single line for maximum scan accuracy and optimal illumination), and SmartWorks Touch Software that allows users to scan, copy, print or scan to email with full image preview and edit control. These features can provide customers with an efficient, single-screen interface that conveniently groups all controls and scanner information in one location.
Via advanced document enhancement, the SC 42c can scan a wide variety of documents, including those that are technical or historical in nature. While hard copies of historic documents and maps tend to deteriorate with age, scanning these documents converts them into a digital format. The digital document can then be enhanced to remove artifacts and clarify images, helping to make these old documents easier to read and handle, without the risk of further deterioration to the original.
“Canon continues to expand its large-format offerings to specifically meet current customer demands – and the addition of the Colortrac SC 42C Xpress Scanner to the company’s line-up serves as a prime example,” said Fred Pagani, Global Scanning Americas. “We’re happy to work with Canon to bring this solution to the market in hopes that it will help businesses support their customers as they navigate through the new normal.” For those who already own a Canon imagePrograf large-format printer, the scanner can be paired with certain compatible devices to create a multifunction printer (MFP) system. For users who require more than 36-inch scans, the SC 42c Xpress can provide output up to 42 inches wide without losing speed or quality.