Please Note: The SmartLF Ci 40 has been discontinued and replaced by the new SmartLf  SC 42 Wide Format Scanner.

Creates sharp, accurate scans

The Ci 40 wide format scanner’s CIS imaging technology gives extremely sharp, finely resolved and geometrically accurate images that are especially suited to scanning technical documents. Its high 600 dpi optical resolution is more than enough for any technical large format scanning job. (The optimal scanning resolution for most technical documents is 200 to 400 dpi.)

A unique Advanced Single Roller Paper Transport (ASRPT) system comprising a single, large diameter precision ground roller with a dynamic spring mounted media guide mechanism maintains accurate document positioning as the document passes through the scanner.

The single large, slowly revolving roller introduces less error than the multiple smaller rollers found in all other large format scanners that must complete many revolutions per scan. This makes Ci series scanners the most accurate large format scanners in the SmartLF range.

ASRPT is combined with a bright bi-directional LED illumination system so that even folded documents scan sharply in focus and shadow free.

Images are scanned using 48-bits (color) or 16-bits (monochrome), with the best 24 and 8-bits selected as image data respectively.

Saves you time

Ready for use within seconds of power on

Because it’s a CIS large format scanner with LED illumination, the Ci 40 doesn’t require warm-up time and there’s no need for calibration before use.

Fast scanning speed

Whether you’re scanning monochrome or color, the Ci 40 flies. All models scan monochrome at 10 inches per second (200 dpi). If you need high volume color scanning, choose the express color e model which scans color at 3.33 inches per second (200 dpi).

“Scan-it-once” philosophy
(Requires SmartWorks Pro software, not included with scanner.)

With other wide format scanners you have to perform multiple pre-scans of selected image areas to get scan settings right. With the Ci 40 large format scanner and SmartWorks software you scan only once, then perform thresholding and image enhancements on the scan in real time.

Scan-it-once technology gives you a huge workflow advantage. You can perform quality assurance and adjustments in-line, “right-first-time”, instead of needing to re-scan quality control failures off-line after batch scanning is completed.

An additional advantage of scan-it-once technology is that it minimizes document movement (and possible wear) through the scanner and document skew caused by back and forth “checking”.

Intelligent Adaptive Thresholding (IAT)

IAT allows you to create better quality scans of dirty documents more quickly. The free SmartWorks EZ software supplied with the Ci 40 has three IAT settings; SmartWorks software (not included with the scanner) has comprehensive IAT that you can set in real time using slider bars.

Fast Gigabit Ethernet connectivity

The Ci 40 large format scanner is networkable – it has a Gigabit Ethernet connection as well as a USB2 connection. Gigabit Ethernet transmits data between the scanner and the PC faster than USB2. It also allows you to place the scanner further from the host PC or network socket than USB2, which has a 2m maximum recommended cable length.

Preserves delicate originals

The Ci 40’s Advanced Single Roller Paper Transport (ASRPT) applies the minimum force necessary for preserving delicate originals, while achieving the required traction and accuracy to ensure images are sharp and shadow free.

We have even managed to feed newspaper through the Ci 40 wide format scanner without using a document carrier sheet – you can’t say that about many large format scanners!

Easy to use

Face-up scanning with front exit

The Ci 40 large format scanner lets you choose between side justified and center justified document loading. The document is scanned face-up so you can see the content as you scan it, reducing the potential for error. Scanned documents are ejected at the front of scanner, making them easier to retrieve.

Easy, competent included software

The supplied SmartWorks EZ software is designed for operation by non-specialist users and is very simple to use while providing all the basic scan to file and scan to copy functionality you need.

Simple scanner interface

You can access all main functions from a simple to use control panel on the scanner, which includes buttons for Scan, Copy, Stop, Rewind and Forward.

Plug ‘n’ Play USB2 Interface

Simply plug the scanner into your PC and use it.

Compact and lightweight

CIS technology uses compact, lightweight components that have good tolerance to vibration. The Ci 40 is the lightest E size / A0 scanner on the market at just 49 lbs (22 kg) which makes it easily portable. It is compact and lightweight enough to use on a desk or table top without a floor stand.

Environmentally friendly

The Ci 40 wide format scanner is RoHS compliant; energy efficient (it has earned the ENERGY STAR®); does not use consumable fluorescent lamps which contain mercury; and uses recycle friendly components.

Saves you money

Low cost

The Ci 40 is a CIS technology large format scanner. Quality CIS wide format scanners cost less to manufacture than quality CCD scanners – they use simpler optical pathways with fewer components. This cost saving is passed on to you when you purchase the scanner.

No need to buy scanning software

The Ci 40 wide format scanner is supplied with free SmartWorks EZ software. SmartWorks EZ is easy to use scanning software designed for the non-specialist. It includes all essential functions such as scan to file (PDF, TIFF, JPG) and scan to copy (any Windows printer).

Economic to run

As a CIS large format scanner using LED illumination the Ci 40 uses less power than fluorescent tube illuminated scanners. In addition, because LEDs do not require warm-up time the Ci 40 can be used immediately after power on and can be switched off when not in use. The Ci 40 is ENERGY STAR® qualified.

Low maintenance

The Ci 40 requires minimal service and calibration. The utility software included with it provides you with all the maintenance applications you need to keep your large format scanner in prime condition and up-to-date with the latest firmware and drivers.

In addition, the Ci 40’s paper feed can be easily accessed for cleaning.

Three upgradeable models

There are three upgradeable SmartLF Ci 40 large format scanner models: m (monochrome), c (color) and e (express color).

If your initial requirement is for a monochrome wide format scanner only, you can buy a monochrome scanner now and upgrade to color if and when you need it. If your initial requirement is for infrequent color scanning, you can buy a color wide format scanner now and upgrade to a faster express color model should your color scanning volume increase.

You can upgrade your scanner quickly and easily, by email. There is no need for you to return the scanner to us or for a service engineer to call.

Ci 40m Mono Ci 40c Color Ci 40e Express Color
Upgradeable m ➔ c
m ➔ e
c ➔ e N/A
Optical Resolution 600dpi 600dpi 600dpi
Interpolated Resolution 9600dpi 9600dpi 9600dpi
Max Scan Width 40in (101.6cm) 40in (101.6cm) 40in (101.6cm)
Max Media Width 41in (104.1cm) 41in (104.1cm) 41in (104.1cm)
Max Media Thickness 0.012in (0.3mm/275gsm) 0.012in (0.3mm/275gsm) 0.012in (0.3mm/275gsm)
Accuracy +/-0.1% +/-1 pixel +/-0.1% +/-1 pixel +/-0.1% +/-1 pixel
Imaging Technology 5 x CIS 5 x CIS 5 X CIS
Data Capture (color/grayscale) 16-bit 48-bit/16-bit 48-bit/16-bit
Scan Speed 1-bit mono (in/sec) @200dpi 10.00 10.00 10.00
Scan Speed 8-bit grayscale (in/sec) @200dpi 10.00 10.00 10.00
Scan Speed 24-bit color (in/sec) @200dpi N/A 1.67 3.33
Paper Path Face-up, front entry, front exit
Interface High Speed USB 2.0/Gigabit Ethernet – network-ready
Power Requirements External power supply 100~250 VAC autosensing +/-10%, 50 – 60Hz
Less than 40Wh (scanning) / 4.2Wh (standby)
Operating conditions 10oC – 35oC, 35% – 80% RH non-condensing
Weight & Dimensions (WxHxD) 49lbs (22kg) 48.5 x 8 x 10.6in (123.2 x 20.1 x 27cm)
Host Platform Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, 32-bit and 64-bit architectures
Certifications CB, CE, FCC, UL, RoHS. ENERGY STAR®
Included Software SmartWorks EZ SCAN/COPY/EMAIL software – supports TIFF, JPEG, PNG & PDF; WIA/STI interface
Optional Software SmartWorks Pro SCAN & COPY software – industry leading,
professional scanning and color-copying software
SmartWorks Pro SCAN software – industry leading, professional scanning software
SmartWorks Pro COPIER software – industry leading, professional color-copying software
ISIS interface driver giving EDM/EDC capability
Accessories Floor stand, Paper catch basket, Universal Repro Stand, PC and monitor mounting kit (floor stand required)
  • 600dpi optical with 9600dpi maximum resolution
  • 40in image width – perfect for scanning
  • A0/E-size documents
  • NEW Includes SmartWorks EZ SCAN/COPY/
  • EMAIL software
  • Sharp, fine image detail – superb black & white capture
  • CIS
  • technology with extra long-life, instant-on,
  • long life bi-directional LED illumination
  • Convenient front document feed and exit for easy
  • retrieval and minimal footprint
  • High speed scans in monochrome and grayscale
  • Scans media up to 0.012in (0.3mm/275gsm) – suits
  • ALL technical documents
  • On-site upgrade from monochrome to color and
  • express color – via Email
  • Fast, high quality scans from power-on, no warmup, no waiting!
  • Easy connectivity via USB2 or Gigabit Ethernet
  • Unique ISIS certified wide format EDM document capture
  • Qualified – powers down when idle
  • SmartWorks Pro SCAN & COPY software – industry leading, professional scanning and color-copying software
  • SmartWorks Pro SCAN software – industry leading, professional scanning software
  • SmartWorks Pro COPIER software – industry leading, professional color-copying software
  • ISIS interface driver giving EDM/EDC capability (certified by EMC)

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