The Contex SD3600 packs a huge amount of wide format value into its compact 36”, portable package. With its lightweight design, exceptional ease of use and very attractive price, it is a must-have scanner for any office that wants to save time and money by scanning oversized maps and technical drawings in-house.
Scan wide format documents right in your office
With the SD3600, anyone in your office can now scan wide format documents for copying, sharing and collaborating. You’ll save time and money by handling oversize documents in-house. And you’ll benefit from unmatched ease of use, consistent high quality, and enhanced productivity—all at an affordable price.
The SD 3600 features a new compact design. It fits discreetly into your office environment, and its many functions are perfectly engineered for easy setup, use and maintenance.
Lightweight and transportable
Many businesses find it convenient to be able to move their scanners around the office, close to archiving equipment or printers, for example. The compact, lightweight SD3600 fits into small spaces, is very easy to transport, and can be shared across you network, so you can use it from any location.
Grows with your business
Another great advantage is upgradeable speed and resolution. That means your scanner can meet all your needs today, and then grow along with your business.
Up to 1200dpi high resolution scanning
Compact, lightweight design
Programmable One-Touch buttons – common tasks can be assigned to 3 simple buttons
All-Wheel-Drive (AWD) for a perfect grip on your documents
Exceptional productivity, scanning up to 336 D-size color documents per hour (324 A1/hour)
User upgradable – Need color? More speed? Higher resolution?
Upgrading is electronic, fast and easy See what you scan with face-up scanning
SmartShare function for scanner sharing across a network, and sending files to remote PCs
ENERGY STAR compliant, using less than 4W in standby
Nextimage – powerful sharing, archiving, and copying in one application
Maximum Scan Width
Maximum Media Width
Maximum Media Thickness(flexible documents only)
0.1% +/- 1 pixel
0.1% +/- 1 pixel
0.1% +/- 1 pixel
Data Capture (color/mono)
48-bit / 16-bit**
48-bit / 16-bit
USB 2.0 with xDTR
110 – 240V, 60/50Hz, 25W
Power (Operational / Sleep mode)
Less than 20W / Less than 2W – ENERGY STAR compliant
Weight & Dimensions
LxWxH 21.1 kg (46.5 lbs) / 45.6 x 12.9 x 5.5 inches (115.9 x 32.7 x 14.0 cm)
ENERGY STAR, RoHS, UL, CE, GOST-R, VCCI, FCC: CLASS A
Software Nextimage 30-day trial included
32 and 64-bit Windows 8, 7, XP and Vista
TWAIN driver included for use with EDM and other imaging software
Scanning Speed*** (inch/sec.): Scanner speed while scanning 36-inch wide document.
200dpi RGB Color
200dpi Index Color
Productivity*** (documents/hour): Batch scanning for 60 minutes. Includes paper load and eject time. Measured in completed scans.
D-size, RGB Color, 200dpi
D-size, Monochrome, 200dpi
A1-size, RGB Color, 200dpi
* Upgradable to 1200dpi Optical Resolution, 9600 dpi Max. Resolution
** Upgradable to Color (3.0 ips)
*** Scanning speeds depend on document width and computer configuration. For best performance, Contex recommends Intel Core Duo, Core 2 Duo, or better processors, 2GB RAM, Hi-speed USB2. Scanning speed tests performed using Nextimage software, PC with intel Core 2 Quad processor, 3GB RAM, Hi-speed USB2, 7200rpm SATA hard drive, Windows XP Professional
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Key technologies in Contex SD3600 series scanners
As the world’s largest developer and producer of wide format imaging solutions, Contex leads the market with innovative technology and advanced scan and copy software solutions. The SD3600 series of scanners utilizes a long list of key technologies unique to a Contex scanner.
Unibody CIS Technology
Contex patented Unibody CIS technology, a unique image-capture design, based on a single aluminum extrusion and custom CIS modules ensuring market leading accuracy in every image.
Color Fringe Removal (CFR) is a Contex Patent
Color Fringing is a natural consequence of CIS technology sequentially flashing R-G-B.Thanks to Contex innovative thinking CFR will remove this problem with advanced filter technology.
Signal Intensity Matching (SIGMA) is a Contex Patent
Sensor heating during a scan can cause inhomogeneous images. Thanks to Contex innovative thinking Contex SD3600 series scanners will minimize sensor differences LIVE during a scan.
Contex scanners with xDTR improve overall productivity by increasing the data transfer speed of the USB interface, so more image data can be sent to the PC, faster. This means larger documents (and more documents) can be scanned at higher resolutions without waiting for data transfer to complete. A scanner without xDTR may capture an A2 or C-size color document in eight seconds, while a scanner with xDTR can capture an A1 or D-size color document in the same time, or less. If scanning batches of documents or scanning at 400dpi or more, the difference is even greater.
Nextimage software delivers a complete set of tools to ensure image quality for both archival and printing. Never before has it been so easy to get professional results – with minimal adjustment.
SnapScan: Scan – Enhance – Save
With the new SnapScan feature you scan, enhance and save your originals in a single flow. No rescanning needed. It is the perfect link between your scanner, digital storage, existing applications, and your printers.
SnapScan makes scanning faster while protecting your fragile originals by allowing the operator full control over image adjustments without having to rescan.
Auto-generated 8-bit color palette
lets you automatically generate a palette from the existing 24-bit scan.
ICC Color Management
Nextimage supports ICC/ICM profiles. It can embed ICC profiles in scanned files, whether it is JPG, JPEG 2000 or TIFF, preserving colors when files are loaded into other applications.
You can also use ICC/ICM profiles to manage colors when making copies with Nextimage.
Intelligent Sharpen/Smoothing Filters
Nextimage is loaded with new image processing options. One of these is the smart new Smoothen filter that intelligently removes pattern noise without blurring the edges in the original. Combine it with the sharpen algorithm to get razor sharp results with smooth noiseless colors.
Closed Loop Calibration (CLC)
Nextimage also comes with built-in closed loop calibration for managing colors when making copies. The CLC wizard helps you create a media profile that is optimized for the individual media in the printer. Simply print a reference pattern on your printer, and then scan it to create the perfect relationship between your scanner and printer.
New Adaptive Thresholding Algorithm
Nextimage also comes with a newly developed B&W algorithm that combines background cleaning and preservation of grayscales in one mode. Use it for both clean new originals and for low contrast blueprints.