Colortrac SmartLF Gx+ Series
No warm up, no waiting
While a fluorescently lit scanner can be used within five minutes of switching on, you need to let it warm up for about an hour in order for the tubes to reach their optimum light intensity and for the tube temperature to reach equilibrium. If you do not do this, color and stitch inaccuracies may result.
Significant power saving
The SmartLF Gx+ 42 uses nearly 30% less power when scanning and 94% less power when idle. The scanner has a programmable timer that will switch the unit into power saving (ENERGY STAR®) mode when it is not operated for the defined period.
In addition, its instant-on capability means that you can leave it 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!
Fluorescently lit scanners require more frequent calibration because the tubes age and change characteristics over their life. LEDs maintain consistent output.
Unlike fluorescent tubes LEDs do not contain mercury, which makes them more environmentally friendly.
Fast scanning speed
Along with the SmartLF Gx+ 28, the Gx+ 42 is Colortrac’s fastest scanner to date. All models scan monochrome at 12 inches per second (200 dpi). If you need high volume color scanning, choose the express color e model which scans color at 4 inches per second (200 dpi).
Gigabit Ethernet connectivity
The SmartLF Gx+ 42 large format scanner is networkable – it has a Gigabit Ethernet connection as well as a USB2 connection. Gigabit Ethernet transmits data between the scanner and the PC faster than USB2. It also allows you to place the scanner further from the host PC or network socket than USB2.
Intelligent Adaptive Thresholding (IAT)
IAT allows you to create better quality scans of dirty documents more quickly. The free SmartWorks EZ Touch software supplied with the SmartLF Gx+ 42 wide format scanner has three IAT settings; SmartWorks Pro software (not included with the scanner) has comprehensive IAT that you can set in real time using slider bars.
Preserves delicate originals
SmartLF Gx+ 42 Advanced Active Paper Transport protects your documents. The SmartLF Gx+ 42’s Advanced Active Paper Transport (APT) applies the minimum force necessary for preserving delicate originals, while achieving the required traction and accuracy to ensure images are sharp and shadow free.
We have even managed to feed newspaper through the SmartLF Gx+ 42 wide format scanner without using a document carrier sheet – you can’t say that about many large format scanners!
Simple scanner interface
You can access all main functions from a simple to use control panel on the scanner, which includes buttons for Scan, Copy, Stop, Rewind and Forward.
Plug ‘n’ Play USB2 Interface
Simply plug the scanner into your PC and use it.
The SmartLF Gx+ 42 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 Gx+ 42’s paper feed for cleaning.