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Paradigm Imaging Group Announces the New Colortrac SG Series Scanners

30 Sep, 2014

Costa Mesa, CA – September 30, 2014 – Paradigm Imaging Group, the North American distributor for Colortrac, Inc., announces the launch of a brand new product solution from Colortrac:  SmartLF SG series – Colortrac’s FASTEST most PRODUCTIVE CCD scanner

Sharp and accurate – with superb color

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

SmartLF SG Series large format scanners have all the advantages of CCD technology’s superior color imaging – the ability to scan a wide gamut (range of colors) 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.

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 SG is able to maximize the benefits of CCD while saving time and energy. ClearView white LED illumination used in SmartLF SG 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 SG scanners on and scan!

High productivity

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). In addition, 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 SG large format scanner and SmartWorks Pro software scanning only needs to happen once.  “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.


There are (3) high definition scanner models in each size (36in or 44in) with performance levels and features optimized for different applications and scanning needs. If requirements change, the M (monochrome) and C (color) models can be easily remotely upgraded to a higher level. The E (enhanced) upgrade offers the highest color scan speed. In addition, scanning widths can be upgraded as well, from 36” to a 44” scan width!

Suitable for

•   Hi-Fidelity color reproduction for scanning and reprographics service professionals

•   High Speed Technical Imaging within AEC, CAD, Mapping and GIS

•   Electronic Document Capture (TWAIN)


Colortrac CCD Key Technologies

•   LED illumination: long life, low energy and instant-on

•   High speed Ethernet and USB3 interface: maintain high speed at high dpi – get more done

•   Fast 8 ips color scan speed: high productivity

•   Manual thick media system: fast, mechanically simple, low maintenance – quick and easy to use

•   ScanOnce: Efficient scanning and copying workflow

•   FireFly: SuperSpeed USB3

•   SureDrive: Single driven media pressure roller

•   ClearView: Innovative Dual LED lighting

•   WinSync: Optimised Windows driver technology


About Paradigm Imaging Group

Paradigm Imaging Group is a large format solutions provider whose expertise extends from scanning and printing products to imaging systems integration, software development and product distribution. Paradigm counts among its clients companies in reprographics, architecture, engineering, construction and manufacturing, as well as numerous public agencies at all levels of government. Since 1989, Paradigm has grown to become a leading provider of large format scanning and printing solutions.  Web site: http://www.paradigmimaging.com

About Colortrac

Founded in 1989 and based in St Ives, Cambridgeshire, UK, a region of British excellence in science and technology, Colortrac Ltd is the leading innovator in professional wide format color scanners and image acquisition software solutions. They are creating unique solutions to simplify scanning challenges across the full spectrum of applications, ranging from Graphic Arts to CAD, GIS, EDM and FM technical document scanning.  Colortrac Ltd has offices in Beijing and Suzhou, P.R. China, in Chantilly, Virginia, USA and in Yokohama, Japan.

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