SmartLF SC series scanners and SmartWorks software have been designed using unique elements icon_jigsaw_smallof Colortrac Innovative Technologies.   In a clear indication that Colortrac have listened to their customers, they continue to provide them with large format scanning solutions having a distinct higher performance, image quality and price advantages to assist them in satisfying their wide format documents scanning requirements.



SingleSensor – Colortrac Image Capture Technology

The innovative Colortrac SingleSensor technology – designed for optimum image capture across full scan width – Patents applied for

Key Features

  • Uses up to 50,400 individual image sensors in a straight line across the width of the scanner
    • SC 42 = 50,400 individual image sensors
    • SC 36 = 43,200 individual image sensors
    • SC 25 = 30,000 individual image sensors
  • Compact, robust, single-piece design with a significantly higher optical quality and alignment stability
  • Gives each scanner an optical resolution of 1200dpi and a maximum scanning resolution of 2400dpi
  • Simple mechanics and easily accessible

Key Benefits – General

  • Stitched for life at the factory for use in normal office environments
  • Optimum Quality straight out of the box
  • Simpler mechanics mean easier service

Key Benefits – Versus CCDs

  • Separate CCDs arranged in a line, but possible Left/Right and Front/Back stitch issues
  • Complex mechanical lenses & mirrors – difficult to maintain image quality

Key Benefits – Versus Staggered CIS

  • Possible front/back stitch issues

ClearView – Colortrac Lighting Technology Colortrac ClearView

Innovative Dual LED lighting system – designed to optimize image capture of high fidelity documents

Key Features

  • Consistent light levels across full scan width
  • Bi-directional LED illumination
    • SC 42 = 144 RGB LED switched lights
    • SC 36 = 144 RGB LED switched lights
    • SC 25 = 96 RGB LED switched lights
  • Supported colour spaces
    • Adobe RGB
    • Raw RGB
    • Profiled RGB
    • sRGB
  • 50,000 hours projected lifetime
  • Instant-on, zero maintenance, low power consumption

Key Benefits – General

  • Eliminates shadows due to document folds or creases
  • Lights for life – expected life 8x5x52=24 years
  • Instant-on lighting – no warm up time
  • Good color performance
  • Minimizes the power required to provide best lighting for any scanning requirement

Key Benefits – Versus Fluorescent Tubes

  • Warm up time = Varying intensity = Varying colour
  • Limited life = higher lifetime cost
  • Non Ecological – Disposal of toxic mercury in tubes is a problem
  • High voltages and higher power consumption
  • Poor reliability

Key Benefits – Versus Staggered CIS

  • Light leakage between Contact Image Sensors
  • CIS to CIS color variation and non-uniform colour performance
  • Single sided illumination – Only 5 independent staggered, single sided LEDs

SureDrive – Colortrac Document Transport TechnologySureDrive Jigsaw

Innovative and elegant single driven hold-up roller document drive solution

Key Features

  • Single, driven, soft-surface, hold-up roller
  • Ensures even and constant pressure across the total scanning width
  • Keeps documents held gently, but firmly against the scan glass
  • Smooths folded or creased documents
  • Superior media transport for lightweight documents up to 0.08” / 2.0mm thick

Key Benefits – Versus non-driven hold down plate (Contex HD)

  • Even pressure, but requires adjustment for light documents

Key Benefits – Versus non-driven staggered rollers

  • Varying pressure across the document as staggered
  • Non-driven
  • Lower pressure
  • Light weight documents will jam

FireFly – Colortrac Data Transfer TechnologyFirefly_jigsaw_small

Innovative, custom-built scanner interfaces designed to transfer data at the highest possible speeds

Key Features

  • SuperSpeed USB3
    • Up to 85 MB/s data transfer rate
    • Backward compatible with USB2
  • USB2
    • Colortrac improvements increase  data transfer speed by 40%  from 24 to 35 MB/s
  • Scan to Cloud – compatible with:
    • Microsoft SkyDrive
    • Apple iCloud
    • Google Drive
    • Dropbox
  • Ethernet
    • GigE on Gx+ series only

Key Benefits

  • Reduces the data bottleneck caused by slow USB2 interfaces
  • Increases scanner productivity when handling a varied range of archive jobs
  • Scan higher dpi originals without reducing overall scan productivity
  • Experience higher data transfer speeds than other scanners using the same computer and USB2 port!

WinSync – Colortrac Scanner Driver Technology


Interfacing Colortrac software applications to Windows in the most direct and efficient way possible

Key Features

  • Scanner drivers utilise the latest Microsoft driver interfacing practices
  • Newly developed drivers prove more reliable than adaptations of old drivers
  • New drivers are automatically already optimised for the latest operating systems e.g. Windows 8

Key Benefits

  • Functional out-of-the-box
  • Reduces time needed for scanner installation
  • Non-technical install
  • Maximum efficiency

SuperSpeed – Latest USB standard  

SuperSpeed USB 3.0 gives a major improvement in data speed, while maintaining backwards compatibility with USB 2.0 devices

Key Features

  • Now standard in Windows 8 enabled hardware
  • Higher data transfer rates Up to 85 MB/s data transfer rate
  • Increased maximum bus power
  • New power management features
  • Full-duplex data transfers
  • Backward USB 2.0 compatibility
  • New connectors and cables

Key Benefits

  • Reduces the data bottleneck caused by slow USB2 interfaces
  • More bus power when needed
  • Less power used when idle