The ‘Xpress’ difference

Colortrac SmartLF SC Xpress Series is now even faster for everyday scanning tasks.  At 200 dpi the paper speed has been doubled which means that an A0 / E size document scanned in 24-bit colour now scans at a full 12 inches per second, very nearly the same speed as a monochrome scan.   At 300 dpi the speed has also been doubled.  Scan speeds at higher dpis are not affected.  This performance requires a USB3 enabled computer connection.  For USB2 connections these speeds will be halved.

The new compact SmartLF SC 25 Xpress large format scanner is the best general purpose solution for scanning wide format Technical Imaging and Color Graphics documents up to Arch D, ANSI D, ISO A1 or B2.  With a small footprint, it is ideal for Small Office, Home Office, On-site Building Services, Architectural, Engineering, Construction, Facilities Management or Electronic Document Capture (EDC).  Using the optional Document Return Guide, it allows you to feed and retrieve documents from the front, making the reduced footprint of the solution ideal for small offices.

SingleSensor Technology

The SmartLF SC 25 Xpress is an addition to the expanding range of large format scanners using the patented SingleSensor digital imaging technology.  This Colortrac invention combines contact image sensors (CIS) in a robust, single-piece unit, that enables a significantly higher optical quality and dramatically increase in pixel alignment stability.  The 25 inch wide scanner has 30,000 short image-path sensors and a custom designed bi-directional LED lighting arrangement.  These work together to reduce optical errors to a minimum ensuring all scan and copy data is of the highest possible color and dimensional accuracy.  Shadow effects in folds of creased documents are also reduced by the innovative active pressure roller that gently presses the document against the SingleSensor.  The SmartLF SC 25 Xpress uses “instant-on” low energy illumination technology and is Energy Star qualified.  The scanner is manufactured to meet or exceed all relevant safety and electrical standards.

Larger Document Staging Area

The new design incorporates a larger face-up staging platform to make loading documents into the scanner faster and easier.  SC 25 Xpress is the first Colortrac scanner designed specifically to auto-size documents face-up in the centre of the scanner, a change which helps the operator to see what they are scanni ng and also to load creased documents more effectively.  For documents conforming to standard drawing sheet sizes (manual mode) the scanner can accept media side & center using SmartWorks Pro or at the side only using the SmartWorks TOUCH software.  The straight-through paper path of SC 25 has a maximum media width of 27 inches (686mm) and accepts documents and maps up to 0.08 inches (2 mm) in thickness.  This is more than enough to meet the requirements of AEC, CAD, GIS and the majority of work done by copy shop or service bureaux.

Dynamic Document Feed

The SmartLF SC 25 Xpress SingleSensor allows the use of a simplified arrangement of rollers to ensure that the document always stays in contact with the optics.  Driven rollers either side of the optical path and an active soft pressure roller running the full length of the SingleSensor allow the scanner to dynamically respond and actively work against the optical disturbances caused by document lift and paper creasing.  This technology ensures that delicate or fragile media such as newspaper and old blueprints can be safely and accurately scanned without problem.

SuperSpeed PC Interface

The SmartLF SC Xpress large format scanner series are the first scanners to incorporate the new SuperSpeed USB 3.0 digital interface.  With a dramatic x10 increase in the internal data transfer rates, the new USB 3.0 interface works at up to 5Gb/sec.  In terms of speed of scan data saved to the computer this represents more than double the previous rate of 28MB/sec (USB2) to 65 -85 MB/sec for USB3 depending on computer manufacturer.  SuperSpeed USB 3.0 is unique to Colortrac and allows the SmartLF SC 25 Xpress scanner to work at full speed using higher resolutions on wider documents than ever before.  For those without a USB3 equipped computer SmartLF SC 25 Xpress  enhanced USB2 circuitry achieves a 25% improvement in data speed (35MB/sec) above the previously recognised industry average transfer rate of 28MB/sec for a normal USB2 equipped pc.

Higher data transfer gives the SmartLF SC 25 Xpress operator the freedom to scan wider and at higher resolutions without affecting productivity.  If you have large amounts of archiving then SmartLF SC 25 Xpress is the perfect solution.

SC 25m Xpress SC 25c Xpress SC 25e Xpress

Upgradeable

m ➔ c   m ➔ e

c ➔ e

N/A

Optical Resolution

1200dpi

1200dpi

1200dpi

Extended resolution

Linear interpolation from 100 to 9600dpi in 1 dpi steps

Max Scan Width

25in (63.5cm)

25in (63.5cm)

25in (63.5cm)

Max Media Width

27in (68.6cm)

27in (68.6cm)

27in (68.6cm)

Max Media Thickness

0.08in (2mm)

0.08in (2mm)

0.08in (2mm)

Min Document Size

6.0in (152mm) x 6.0in (152mm)

6.0in (152mm) x 6.0in (152mm)

6.0in (152mm) x 6.0in (152mm)

Max Scan Length

Depends on file format and software application. See scanner software information

Accuracy

+/-0.1% +/-1 pixel +/-0.1% +/-1 pixel +/-0.1% +/-1 pixel

Auto Size Display

Detects and displays the width of the document as it is loaded (mm or inches)

Imaging Technology

SingleSensor SingleSensor SingleSensor

Data Capture (color/grayscale)

16-bit 48-bit/16-bit 48-bit/16-bit

Color Space

N/A Raw RGB from scanner. sRGB using SmartWorks TOUCH.
Adobe RGB and Profiled RGB from optional SmartWorks Pro
Raw RGB from scanner. sRGB using SmartWorks  TOUCH.
Adobe RGB and Profiled RGB from optional SmartWorks Pro

Scan Speed 1-bit mono (in/sec) 8-bit grayscale   @200dpi

13.00 13.00 13.00

Scan Speed 24-bit color (in/sec) @200dpi

N/A 6.0 12.0

Paper Path

Face-up, front entry, rear exit or rewind to front
Face-up, front entry, front exit with optional Document Return Guide

Interface

SuperSpeed USB 3.0 data   transfer rates up to 85MB/sec
Optimised USB2 transfer rates up to 35MB/sec (using 2m USB cable supplied)

Power Requirements

External power supply 100~240VAC auto-sensing +/-10%, 50-60Hz
Scanner power consumption: 53W scanning / 1.35W sleep/ 0.16W standby (scanner off, ext. power supply on)

Operating conditions

10oC – 35oC, 35% – 80% relative humidity non-condensing

Weight & Dimensions (WxHxD)

Scanner: 40 lbs (18 kg) /   34.2 x 6.0 x 15 inches (87 x 15.2 x 38.1 cm)
Packed: 46 lbs (21 kg) / 40 x 9.3 x 20.1 inches (101 x 24 x 52 cm)

Operating System and Interface(s)

Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7 – 32-bit and 64-bit architectures

Certifications

ENERGY STAR qualified, CB, CE, CCC, FCC, UL, RoHS compliant

Included software

SmartWorks TOUCH
Simple-to-use software for scanning, copying and printing. Intuitive interface designed for touch screens or mouse and keyboard
operation. Select the mode, choose the document type closest to the original and press go. All document types can be individually
modified.
Save to PDF, PDF/A, MPDF, JPEG, JPEG2000, PNG, AutoCAD DWF, TIFF, TIFF LZW, TIF-G4, MTIFF, PCX, BMP. Batch scanning, full preview and all Windows driven printers supported.

Optional Software

 

SmartWorks Pro
2 product versions SCAN / SCAN & COPY ~ professional solutions for best in class image restoration, scan productivity &   hi-fidelity copy quality. Fully colour-managed scan, view & copy system.

Accessories

Floor Stand – includes Paper Catch Basket plus optional PC, Monitor, Keyboard and Mouse   mounting kit.
Repro Stand – adjustable height to fit most popular Large Format printers. Includes Keyboard tray, PC & Flat screen monitor mounting kit. Optional Document Return Guide for front-feed, front-return capability.

Notes

1 Power requirements for SC Xpress models
2 SmartLF SC Xpress scanners and SmartWorks Pro software scanning at 9600dpi in any colour mode to a TIFF uncompressed file format is restricted to a scan width of 40mm (1.5”) and scan length not exceeding 160mm (6.3”). Scanning larger widths at 9600 dpi or scanning to other file formats is not possible
3 USB3 is required to achieve uninterrupted maximum scan speeds for all SC Xpress Series scanners at the ‘e’ upgrade level for originals wider than 24″ scanned above 200dpi. Colortrac recommends the software speed or quality settings be used to eliminate stop/start and maximise scan image quality at higher scan dpi/width combinations if a USB3 connection is not available
4 Thick documents up to 2mm must be flexible. Colortrac does not guarantee quoted speeds for thick media. Thick media should be scanned at reduced speeds to obtain optimal image quality. For heavy and/or thick materials the operator may need to support the document as it enters and exits the scanner. For larger sizes of heavy and/or thick media Colortrac recommend the scanner be placed first on a flat surface and the operator supports the document as it enters and exits the scanner. Colortrac recommends the Paper Return Guide is removed when using heavy and/or thick media in the scanner
  • 200% improvement of scan speeds at 200 dpi and 300 dpi
  • Single Sensor: Unique Colortrac CIS modules
  • FireFly: SuperSpeed USB3
  • SureDrive Single driven media pressure roller
  • ClearView Innovative Dual LED lighting
  • WinSync Optimised Windows driver technology
  • ScanOnce Efficient scanning and copying workflow

 

  • SmartWorks Pro SCAN & COPY software – industry leading, professional scanning and color-copying software
  • SmartWorks Pro SCAN software – industry leading, professional scanning software

 

Document Return Guide

SC25 with Document Return Guide fitted The SmartLF SC 25 Xpress has an optional Document Return Guide that allows users to have scanned documents directed over the top of the scanner to the front for easy retrieval.  It also allows users to place the scanner on desktops or on Floor Stands against walls to minimize the overall footprint and to maintain the operators ease of use when space around the scanner is restricted.

 

Floor Stand

SmartLF SC 25 front on a Floor Stand with an optional Document Return Guide Minimizes the installed footprint of your wide format scanner and positions the document feed at a comfortable and convenient height.  A basket catches scanned documents as they are ejected from the scanner and collects them at the back of the scanner for recovery later. The optional Document Return Guide reduces the footprint of the scanner allowing the user to feed and retrieve documents from the front.  This makes an SC 25 Xpress the perfect choice for small offices.

 


 

Floor Stand with Optional Add-on Kit

SmartLF SC36 Stand & PC Add-on KitPC and LCD flat screen mounting option combines wide format scanner and computer into a self-contained scan processing station that can be moved around an office as required.  The PC and flat screen mounting kit requires the floor stand (see above). Monitor bracket accepts VESA standard monitors and has eight holes arranged in two squares, four at 75mm and four at 100mm measured horizontally and vertically between the centres.
*Note: the PC, LCD flat screen, mini-keyboard and mouse are not included.

 

Repro Stand

SmartLF SC 25 on Repro standAn alternative floor stand that holds the scanner above most popular large format printers including products from HP, Canon, Epson and other printer manufacturers.  Repro Stand conveniently holds a PC, flat screen and mini-keyboard and minimizes the combined footprint of scanner and printer creating a practical, high productivity workstation. Scanner height is adjustable through four height settings. There is no limit to the width of the printer.
*Note: the PC, LCD flat screen, mini-keyboard and mouse are not included.

Product Colortrac SmartLF Repro Stand
Adjustable through 4 height variations allowing for maximum printer heights of:- Height 1: 45 inches (1143 mm)
Height 2: 43 inches (1093 mm)
Height 3: 40.8 inches (1038 mm)
Height 4: 39 inches (988 mm)
Adjustable Monitor Arm – screen fastening Height from Floor: 55 inches (1396 mm)
Maximum Scanner + Stand Width 66.1 inches (1680 mm)
Maximum Scanner + Stand Depth 34 inches (864 mm)
Maximum Monitor Weight 13lbs (6kg)
Maximum Computer Weight 33lbs (15kg)

 

 Document Carrier Sheets

Packed in tubes of 5 sheets. Available in ARCH D / A1 and ARCH E / A0 sizes, with black or white backing sheet. Hinged on the short side.

  • Scan and protect dry, ageing and/or valuable documents.
  • Protect the scanner glass from documents contaminated with storage dirt and dust.
  • Scan badly torn documents or documents with missing edges.
  • Scan multiple lightweight and/or odd shaped originals & upholstery patterns.
  • Scan transparencies more effectively.
  • White backing sheet improves light reflection and scan quality.
  • Black backing sheet prevents the back side image appearing underneath the image of the front side when scanning newspapers, double-sided maps and other semi-transparent originals printed on both sides.

Reliability of  Auto-Size Finder (ASF) function

The reliability of the Auto-Size Finder (ASF) function embedded in Colortrac SmartLF scanners is dependent on a number of factors.  In no particular order these include:

  • Scanner Stitch
  • Scanner Calibration (sometimes referred to as Normalization)
  • Contrast of the original compared to the media hold-up / hold-down roller
  • Type, thickness & flexibility of the original media (paper, film etc)
  • Age / wear & tear of the media hold-up / hold-down roller
  • Contamination by dirt and dust in the media path of the scanner – on the scan glass and/or on the media hold-up / hold-down roller
  • Scratches on the scan glass on the imaging line
  • Skew of the original during load and staging in the scanner
  • Side or centre feed in the scanner
  • Ambient lighting, temperature and relative humidity of the scanning environment

Colortrac R&D qualify the scanner design and ASF using as many different size originals as is practical.  The minimum width is 200mm (8inches), maximum width is up to the maximum imaging width of the scanner range being developed, with as many different media types/colours as possible.  Tests are conducted at 21C +/-2C, 50% +/- 5% RH in a normal office lighting environment. Each original document in the test set is loaded and staged a minimum of 4 times and sized correctly on a new, unused scanner.  The overall criteria used to qualify the scanner / ASF design is that the edges are detected so that no more than 1mm of original is clipped and no more than 4mm of hold down roller is visible on each side. This measurement is taken at 15mm from the top of the image. Colortrac makes no warranty and accepts no liability for any loss or damages arising from the use or reliability of the ASF function.  If the user finds that the combination of scanner, original media, scanner age, environmental and other conditions above prevent a reasonably reliable ASF function, then the document size should be selected from the standard sizes offered by the software or custom sizes specified depending on the requirements of the job and variation in media sizes being scanned.