Capturing Excellent Images Since 1989
Since its foundation Colortrac has been a pioneer and leading innovator in cost-effective color and monochrome wide format scanners. We were the first manufacturer to deliver affordable digital color image capture for large format copying and wide format scanning applications in the graphic arts, construction, engineering, GIS, mapping and many other large format scanner applications. SmartLF Gx+ is Colortrac’s sixth generation of CCD large format scanner and our most innovative and accomplished so far. SmartLF Cx is the market leading CIS wide format scanner worldwide. SmartLF Ci is Colortrac’s exciting new, fourth generation CIS wide format scanner.
Colortrac provides high quality wide format scanners and large format copy solutions for digital color and monochrome applications for customers engaged in:
- Corporate In-house Services
- Electronic Document Management (EDM)
- Electronic Document Capture (EDC)
- Engineering (CAD / CAM / CAE)
- Geographical Information Systems (GIS)
- Graphic and Fine Arts Reproduction
The company was founded in 1989 to develop digital large format scanning solutions for the Oil exploration industry. Ten years later, in the third quarter of 1999, Colortrac acquired US based ANAtech and Tangent Imaging Systems. The consolidated enterprise benefits from a detailed knowledge base of first-class, patented, wide format scanning technology developed since the early 1980′s. The acquisitions significantly strengthened Colortrac capabilities in 2D adaptive thresholding for monochrome images and in closed-loop color calibration technology for large format scan-to-copy and scan-to-print applications. Colortrac continues to focus on product innovation in its mission to expand the market for wide format scanning and large format image processing applications.
In 1999, Colortrac was one of just 80 UK companies that won the prestigious Queen’s Award for Export Achievement. The company is located near Cambridge in the UK, a globally recognized centre of excellence for science and computer technology, and has sales and support offices in Beijing China and Chantilly, VA, USA.
The successful launch of the SmartLF 4080 range of large format scanners in September 2004 established Colortrac as the market leader for entry-level CIS scanning technology. In December 2005 Colortrac announced their expansion with the formation of a new Chinese subsidiary, Colortrac Imaging Systems (Suzhou) Co., Ltd. The new company sources components and produces electro-mechanical assemblies for export to the UK where they are combined with UK-manufactured electronics and software to produce finished scanners for sale world-wide.
Colortrac Suzhou is a key element of our growth strategy as we seek to expand manufacturing capacity for the tremendously successful SmartLF large format scanner line. Colortrac Imaging Systems enables Colortrac to fully control all its manufacturing activities, reduces production costs and ensures product quality for our customers.