Sharp and accurate – with superb color

The SmartLF SGi  series 36″ and 44″ scanners are perfect for capturing sharply defined detail on technical drawings and maps as well as the vibrant, accurate colors needed by graphics professionals.

SmartLF SGi series large format scanners have all the advantages of CCD technology’s superior color imaging – the ability to scan a wide gamut (range of colours) and a high dynamic range (ability to see detail in dark and light areas) – combined with 1200 dpi optical resolution, the highest optical resolution available in any CCD wide format scanner in the market today. This makes them perfect for capturing vibrant, accurate colors for graphics professionals as well as sharply defined line detail on technical documents and maps.

SmartLF SGi scanners use the advanced SureDrive paper transport system to maintain accurate document positioning as the document passes through the scanner. Combining this with the ClearView bright white bi-directional LED illumination system ensures that with SG even folded documents scan accurately and as shadow-free as possible.

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

All the benefits of CCD – without the downsides

Traditional CCD scanners have superior color imaging but are disadvantaged by their fluorescent lighting systems. By using white LEDs instead of fluorescent tubes, the SmartLF SGi is able to maximize the benefits of CCD while saving time and energy.

NEW SmartWorks Imaging

Optimized all the way through, SmartWorks Imaging is clearer and easier to navigate than SmartWorks Pro. With a faster performance, revised preset control, better printer drivers and a new multi-page thumbnail pop-out feature, SmartWorks Imaging is the perfect productivity partner for SmartLF SCi and SmartLF SGi large format scanners.

LINK Remote Control

Work smarter with LINK. This portable tablet app works with any computer already connected to the scanner and running SmartWorks Imaging to bring effortless control of the scanner to your fingertips. Use LINK to reduce body movement and to improve operator comfort while scanning.

Simplified thick media system

Thick media operation is now full-time on all SGi series scanners.  To raise the lid and increase the thickness capability of the scanner raise the lever on the left-hand side of the scanner lid to its maximum position then load the document manually.   Lower the lever to grip the media and begin scanning.  All media must be loaded panel-side justified with SGi.

No warm up, no waiting

While a fluorescently lit scanner can be used within five minutes of switching on, it should really be left to warm up for about 30 minutes in order for the tubes to reach their optimum light intensity and for the tube temperature to reach equilibrium. If this is not done color match and possible stitch inaccuracies caused by a still cold chassis may result.

ClearView white LED illumination used in SmartLF SGi produces high quality scans just like fluorescent illumination but unlike fluorescent tubes the color temperature from LEDs remains stable from first power-up to final power-down.  No more waiting for warm-up to complete, simply turn SGi scanners on and scan!

2GB scan data memory

SmartLF SGi is the first scanner from Colortrac to have 2GB of onboard scan data memory. This ensures smooth progress of the document through the scanner even if the computer  experiences sudden sluggishness or the Ethernet network is unexpectedly busy.

Significant power saving

SmartLF SGi uses nearly 30% less power when scanning and 94% less power when idle. The scanner has a programmable timer that switches the unit into power saving (ENERGY STAR®) mode when it is not operated for the defined period.

In addition the ‘instant-on’ LED lighting inside every SG means that you can leave the scanner switched off most of the time and only turn it on when you need to use it.

Light for life

While you would normally expect to replace fluorescent tubes every year or two, LEDs are long life. Unlike fluorescent tubes, which stay on the whole time the scanner is switched on, LEDs only come on during the actual scanning process. They have an estimated working life of 50,000 hours which equates to over six years of constant 24/7 scanning!

Less calibration

Fluorescently lit scanners require more frequent calibration because the tubes age and change characteristics over their life. LEDs maintain consistent output and because of this maintenance is required far less frequently.

No mercury

Unlike fluorescent tubes LEDs do not contain mercury, which makes them more environmentally friendly.

More cameras – more accuracy

The SmartLF SGi has six CCDs across the scan width to minimize geometric distortion, more than any other similarly sized scanner.

Traditional CCD scanners are prone to stitch and accuracy issues caused by sensor misalignment. These are minimized in the SmartLF SGi by housing the six CCDs within a rigid monocoque camera chassis.

High productivity

Fast scanning speed

All models scan monochrome at 13 inches per second (200 dpi). If you need high volume color scanning, choose the express color e model which scans color at 8 inches per second (200 dpi).

Gigabit Ethernet connectivity

The SmartLF SGi large format scanner is networkable – it has a Gigabit Ethernet connection as well as a USB2/USB3 connection. The Gigabit Ethernet port can transmit scan data between the scanner and the PC as fast as the USB3 port network traffic allowing.  An Ethernet connection also allows placement of the scanner further from the host PC than when using a USB2 or USB3 connection.

“Scan-it-once” philosophy

SmartWorks Pro software takes ‘scan-it-once’ to its heart.

With other wide format scanners operators often need to perform multiple pre-scans of selected image areas to get scan settings right. With the SmartLF SGi large format scanner and SmartWorks Pro the ‘scan-it-once’ system although present in SmartWorks TOUCH, really goes up a gear. Once the scan data is on-screen thresholding and any image enhancements required on the scan such as sharpening or background clean-up can be made in real time and in very controllable increments.

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 repeated back and forth “checking”.

Intelligent Adaptive Thresholding (IAT)

IAT allows operators to create better quality scans of dirty documents very quickly by reacting automatically to a range of different background dirt intensities.

Preserves delicate originals

The SmartLF SGi SureDrive  paper transport system applies the minimum force necessary for preserving delicate originals, while achieving the required traction and accuracy to ensure images are sharp and shadow free.

Professional-level scan and copying software

SmartWorks Pro is available in two versions and either SmartWorks Pro SCAN or SmartWorks Pro SCAN & COPY must normally be purchased separately to use with this scanner .  A trial version of the software operating exactly as the full version but watermarking every scan and copy is shipped with each SG scanner.  Every SGi scanner includes SmartWorks TOUCH (see Software) and a basic Twain interface for use inside viewing certain applications designed to support Twain.  See website for more details.

Simple scanner control panel interface

The basic but effective scanner control panel has buttons to start and stop any scan or copy as well providing manual control over document movement.

Plug ‘n’ Play USB 2.0 /USB 3.0 and Ethernet interfaces

Simply plug the scanner into your PC and use it.  The SGi scanner automatically detects whether the port on the computer is USB3 or USB2 and alters the maximum scan speed so the computer is not overloaded with data. When using Ethernet SmartWorks Pro software is designed to detect any SGi scanner attached to the network automatically and operates using DHCP networking protocol.

Low maintenance

SmartLF SGi 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. The scan glass is held down by magnets for quick and easy removal or replacement and there is easy access to the SmartLF SGi’s paper feed for cleaning.

Environmentally friendly

SmartLF SGi wide format scanner is RoHS compliant; energy efficient (it has earned the ENERGY STAR®); does not use consumable fluorescent lamps which contain mercury; uses recycle friendly components; and is optimized for quiet operation.

Upgradable

The SmartLF SGi large format scanner is available in three models: m (monochrome), c (color) and e (enhanced 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 enhanced 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.

 

SGi 36m/44m Mono SGi 36c/44c  Color SGi 36e/44e Express Color
Upgradeable m ➔ c
m ➔ e
c ➔ e N/A
Optical Resolution 1200dpi 1200dpi 1200dpi
Software Scan Resolution Up to 1200 dpi (optical) and 96001dpi (interpolated) with SmartWorks Pro Scan
and SmartWorks Pro Scan & Copy software
Max Scan Width 36in (91.4 cm) / 44in (111.8 cm) 36in (91.4 cm) / 44in (111.8 cm) 36in (91.4 cm) / 44in (111.8 cm)
Max Media Width 46in (116.8cm) 46in (116.8cm) 46in (116.8cm)
Max Media Thickness 0.6in (15mm) 0.6in (15mm) 0.6in (15mm)
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
Imaging Technology 6 x CCD 6 x CCD 6 x CCD
Data capture color/grayscale 16-bit 48-bit / 16-bit 48-bit / 16-bit
Software output color/grayscale 8-bit 24-bit / 8-bit 24-bit / 8-bit
Color Space N/A Raw RGB from scanner. sRGB using SmartWorks TOUCH
sRGB, Adobe RGB and Device RGB (Profiled RGB) from SmartWorks Imaging and SmartWorks Pro

Raw RGB from scanner. sRGB using SmartWorks TOUCH
sRGB, Adobe RGB and Device RGB (Profiled RGB) from SmartWorks Imaging and SmartWorks Pro

Scan Speed 1-bit mono (in/sec) @200dpi 13.00 13.00 13.00
Scan Speed 8-bit grayscale (in/sec) @200dpi 13.00 13.00 13.00
Scan Speed 24-bit color (in/sec) @200dpi N/A 4.00 8.0
Productivity  (documents/hour) 474 229 2 365 2
Paper Path Face-down, front entry, rear exit
Interface USB 3.0 interface for data transfer rates up to 85MB/sec. Optimised USB2 interface for transfer rates up to 35MB/sec.
Network ready Gigabit Ethernet interface.
Power Requirements External power supply 100~250 VAC autosensing +/-10%, 50-60 Hz
Scanner power consumption 72Wh (scanning) 2.5Wh (standby)
Operating conditions 10oC – 35oC, 35% – 80% RH non-condensing
Weight & Dimensions (LxWxH) Scanner: 112 lbs (51 kg) / 56 x 18 x 8 inches (143 x 45 x 21 cm)
Packed: 123 lbs (56 kg) / 62 x 22 x 12 inches (157 x 57 x 31 cm)
Operating System and Interface(s) Windows 10 and Windows 8.1, 32-bit and 64-bit architectures.  USB2, SuperSpeed USB3 and GBit Ethernet
Certifications ENERGY STAR Qualified, UL/cUL, FCC, CB, CE, C-TICK, VCCI, PCT/EAC, CCC, RoHS
Included Software SmartWorks TOUCH (USB connection only), TWAIN, Evaluation copy of SmartWorks Pro SCAN & COPY (watermarks scans and copies).
Optional Software SmartWorks Imaging – New, faster professional scanning product with image editing and extended internal printer drivers
SmartWorks Pro SCAN & COPY software – industry leading, professional scanning and color-copying software.
SmartWorks Pro SCAN software – industry leading, professional scanning software.
Accessories Floor Stand (includes catch basket), Document Return Guides, Repro Stand, PC Mounting Kit (floor stand required)
Notes 1 SmartLF SGi scanners and SmartWorks Pro software when used to scan 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.
2 Productivity for color scanners using maximum color speeds for c and e models. Mono productivity using maximum m model scan speed. Assumes fixed paper size (no paper size detection) batch scanning at 200dpi. Includes load and eject time.

SmartWorks Imaging Professional scanning software – NEW
LINK remote control app/utility – NEW
SingleSensor for reliability and reduced maintenance
Colortrac no-nonsense, high-performance, value-for-money large format scanning expertise

SmartWorks Imaging – New, faster professional scanning product with image editing and extended internal printer drivers
SmartWorks Pro SCAN & COPY software – industry leading, professional scanning and color-copying software.
SmartWorks Pro SCAN software – industry leading, professional scanning software.
SmartWorks LINK – NEW Android and iOS app for portable tablets allowing full wireless control of SmartWorks Imaging running on the computer.

Tablet Holder (included)

The tablet holder included with all SGi series scanners accepts portable tablet devices running the new LINK software. The mount benefits from a washable and reusable fixing system that allows the mount to removed for scanner servicing.

Document Return Guide (option)

SmartLF SGi 36/44 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 (option)

A Floor Stand 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.


 

 

PC and LCD Flat Screen Mounting Option for Floor Stand (option)

PC 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 (option)

An 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. VESA monitor fixings as above.
*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 (option)

Packed in tubes of 5 sheets.

Available in ARCH D / A1 and ARCH E / A0 size, 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.

SGi 36 scanners can be customer-upgraded to higher models for scan width and color using a simple software utility available via email from your dealer. No tools are needed.