A useful wide format scanner life is normally anywhere between 5 and 10+ years.

Colortrac maintain spare parts for all their scanner products for a minimum of 5 years after they are withdrawn from sale. For popular models very often spare parts are available for longer periods than this.

The actual useful life of a Colortrac large format scanner will depend on how hard it is used, where it is used and how well it is cared for.

A scanner that is used 24/7 for very high volume archiving projects probably will not last as long as one that is used for general purpose scanning and copying in a drawing office.