For scanning monochrome and grayscale only, we recommend one of the Colortrac SmartLF ‘m’ (monochrome) models.

Grayscale CIS SingleSensor scanners:

Grayscale CCD scanners:

SmartLF ‘m’ large format grayscale scanner

Colortrac monochrome/grayscale scanners are perfect for scanning technical documents like engineering and architectural drawings to create high quality digital copies. The SmartLF large format scanner ranges offers sharp high speed black and white and grayscale reproductions utilizing the latest SingleSensor or CCD technology to create high resolution bi-tonal images with an optical resolution of up to 1200 dpi.

Grayscale technologies

Colortrac monochrome scanners produce panchromatic grayscale in which the shades of gray closely follow the intensities of an equivalent color scan. This produces a much more natural result than scanning with a single color channel, a practice still used by some scanner manufacturers. DNA (Dynamic Normalisation Application ) is a Colortrac technique used to set the dark and light levels vital for good grayscale response. If scans need to be bi-tonal (simply black or white) then the Colortrac ‘basic’ and ‘adaptive’ thresholding techniques will ensure all drawing details can be captured within the smallest possible scan file size.

Upgradable large format scanners

If you find out that you need a color scanner and not just a grayscale scanner then an ‘m’ scanner can easily be upgraded to a color ‘c’ or an enhanced ‘e’ model. This is done online and the process only takes a few minutes.

Contact Colortrac for details: Upgrade your Colortrac scanner

Large format scanning software

All SmartLF SCi and SmartLF SGi scanners include SmartWorks Touch software. All the functionality you need provided via an easy to use single touchscreen interface.

Our optional software SmartWorks Imaging is developed for professional scanner users who want total control over the scanning process and the best results possible whatever the quality of the original.

Contact us

Get in contact, if you have a specific question about Colortrac’s A0/Arch E-size large format scanners, or scanning in general: