Date Achievement
2020 Introduction of SmartLF I Series and SmartWorks Imaging scan software sees the first Colortrac system to support tablet-based Wi-Fi scanning.
2016 SmartLF launches SmartLF Scan! a world first in large format scanning providing high-quality images in a low-cost and portable package able to function independently of a pc and pc scanning software.
2015 The SmartLF SG is selected as the 2015 wide format scanner product of the year by the Specialty Graphic Imaging Association.
2014 All Colortrac scanners are awarded ENERGY STAR® status.
2014 The innovative SingleSensor technology is awarded a US patent.
2012 Colortrac launches the innovative SingleSensor technology. A huge improvement on staggered CIS, SingleSensor combines the single line accuracy of CCD scanners with the low cost of CIS scanners.
2012 Colortrac introduces the first large format scanner with the new superfast USB3 communications interface.
2012 Attains the Queen’s Award for International Trade.
2010 First large format manufacturer to receive a rating of ‘Best in Class’ from BERTL (Business Equipment Research & Test Laboratories) for both CIS and CCD scanners.
2009 Readers of Wide-Format Imaging magazine voted the Colortrac SmartLF Gx 42 professional color graphics scanner series the “Best Large Format Scanner” available in the Wide-Format Scanner 2009 category.
2009 First large format manufacturer to receive the 4.5 stars and a rating of ‘Outstanding’ from BERTL (Business Equipment Research & Test Laboratories) for both CIS and CCD scanners.
2008 Colortrac is the first wide format scanner manufacturer to put its name to a corporate Code of Conduct which aims to promote fair employment conditions, protect Human Rights, ensure a safe working environment, manage environmental issues responsibly and adhere to high ethical standards worldwide.
2008 Cementing Colortrac’s commitment to protecting our climate and energy efficiency, Colortrac becomes an ENERGY STAR® partner and the SmartLF Ci 40 is awarded ENERGY STAR® status.
2007 Colortrac introduces the Gx CCD scanner with LED lighting, the world’s first large format CCD scanner not to need a 30 minute warm-up time. ‘Instant-On’, as it became known, allowed scanning to begin in less than 7 seconds.
2007 Colortrac introduces its innovative driven soft roller design in the Gx scanner. SureDrive, which ensures good sensor contact and efficient paper transport, remains a feature of all Colortrac scanners manufactured after this date.
2006 The SmartLF range wins the prestigious China Computer Users Association Award. It was selected as the First Choice of Industry and Product of the Year 2006.
2005 Forms a new Chinese subsidiary, Colortrac Imaging Systems (Suzhou) Co., Ltd. The new company 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.
2004 Continuing its focus on technological advancement, Colortrac launches its first CIS scanner and price busting SmartLF 4080.
1999 Attains the Queen’s Award for Export Achievement.
1999 Colortrac acquires US based ANAtech and Tangent Imaging Systems.
1998 First large format scanner manufacturer to introduce thick media handling.
1998 Attains the Deloitte & Touche Technology Fast 50 award.
1989 The company is founded in 1989 to develop digital large format scanning solutions for the Oil exploration industry.