Contex HD Apeiron 42 Scanner

The HD Apeiron 42 is a flexible scanner with natural light LEDs that do not compromise on scan quality and reliability when digitizing original artwork and fine art. This scanner is perfect for fine art, artwork, artifacts, posters and prints, building materials, textiles, delicate documents, and much more. The contact-free art scanner Apeiron 42 uses unparalleled technology to accurately digitize media. With the market’s most realistic image quality, full light control and a unique ability to emphasize details, the scanner is ideal for fine art, fragile artifacts and more. This is especially suited for museums, copy shops, material manufacturers, and others, who now have a powerful new way to boost the quality of detailed and delicate originals with unprecedented accuracy.


3D Example

Contex HD Apeiron 42 Scanner - 3D Examples

Software Included

The clearance height of 10 inches (254 mm) and an optimal focus plane of up to 5.1 inches (130 mm) enables scanning of thicker media, such as framed artwork or wood works or samples of building materials.

Six cameras with Fujifilm lenses and quad-linear Toshiba color CCDs capture all details in up to 1200 dpi optical resolution.

The lamps in HD Apeiron 42 recreate the natural daylight spectrum using cutting-edge LEDs with TRI-RTM technology. This, plus the clever design of LED strips mounted in elliptical reflectors, results in correct and uniform colors – and no distance fading.

Creating expressive shadows and highlights to add lifelike 3D surface sensations is also easy. HD Apeiron 42 offers four different lamp positions. The museum-correct light with no UV/IR radiation conserves the art.

HD Apeiron 42 is the fastest contact-free large format scanner on the market. A flexible solution; it improves workflows while ensuring superior quality. The hardware is designed to support correct ergonomics for the operator; this includes an adjustable arm with a large 22” touchscreen.

A customized and easy-to-operate version of our Nextimage award-winning software, Nextimage Apeiron, is included. All required parameters are readily accessible on the touchscreen rather than hidden behind tabs or dropdown menus. A variety of post-scanning options also allow the user to adjust parameters and effects, if desired.

HD Apeiron 42 is a flexible product that improves existing workflows when digitizing original artwork and artifacts.


Technical Specifications

Maximum Scan Height / Maximum Focal Plane Above Table: 5.1 inch (130 mm)
Maximum Media Length: 64 inch (1625)
Table conveyance system: Precision timing belt transmission with triple-point direction control system
Lamp angles: Four options for different angles of lighting
Lamp specifications: No UV/IR radiation. No warm up time. Lifetime = scanner lifetime. LED spectrums: 2700K, 5000K, 6500K. 2 LED lamps with dual LED strips, mounted in elliptical reflectors.
3D effect: Yes. Post-scanning option in the software to slide for desired 3D effect
Technology: CCD
Maximum Resolution (interpolated): 9600 dpi
Optical Resolution: 1200 dpi
Maximum Scan Width: 42 inch (1067 mm)
Maximum Media Width: 43.8 inch (1113 mm)
Maximum Media Thickness: 10 inch (254 mm)
Accuracy: 0.1% +/- 1 pixel
Color Space: sRGB, Adobe RGB, Device RGB
Power Consumption: Ready (standby): 36W. Sleep: 1.3W. Scan: 76W (Energy Star® 3.0 compliant)
File formats: Big TIFF, TIF, JPG, PDF, PDF/A, DWF, CALS, BMP, JPEG-2000(JP2), JPEG2000 Extended(JPX), TIF-G3, TIF-G4, multi-page PDF and others
Operating System: Windows 11 64-bit, Windows 10 64-bit
CCD cameras: 6 CCD cameras with Fujifilm lenses and quad-linear Toshiba CCDs (RGB and grey)
Depth of focus: +/- 10 mm (at 300 dpi)
Total number of pixels: 256,320 pixels
Country of origin: Designed and engineered in Denmark, manufactured in China
Certifications/compliance: FADGI **** (4 stars), CRI level >98, ISO 19264-1:2021 compliant
Power supply: 110 V / 230 V / 240 V, 60/50 Hz
Weight: Approx 412 lbs (187 kg) – no professional movers required
300 dpi: 6 ips color scan speed
Recommended PC (not included): 2.4 GHz processor, 8 cores (16 logical processors) or better 64-bit processors, 32 GB RAM and SSD SATA drive (PC not included)
Maximum Scan Length: 60 inch (1524 mm)
Included software: Nextimage Apeiron
Energy Star® certified: Yes, version 3.0
Connectivity: Min. USB 3.0 SuperSpeed or Gigabit Ethernet


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