Get your digital archives running

The HD ScanStation Repro is designed for professional users with request for the best possible productivity, reliability, quality and versatility — day after day.

Scanning is about mastering light and from light you create colors. Mastering light to the extreme means beautiful, exact colors and crispy, sharp scans. In Contex we have refined this capability over 25 years so we are able to bring you the best possible in scanning technology for your digital archive.

The high quality of the HD Ultra series scanners ensures the best possible image files. Once your documents are scanned you will never need to touch them again and your information is protected for the future.

    What’s in the solution?

The Contex HD ScanStation Repro

  • Award winning HD Ultra 42 inch scanner or HD 5450
  • 17 inch touch screen
  • Full featured Nextimage Repro software for scan and copy
  • Ergonomic ScanStation Stand. Adjustable working height and the option to operate the screen from
    left or right

Key features

  • Full-featured scanning and copying touch screen solution
  • Preview, crop and adjust scans with professional image controls
  • Batch mode for higher volume jobs
  • Scan to multipage PDF or TIF
  • Track scans and copies per account
  • Real-time image adjustments – no re-scanning
  • Check final scan quality with a single click
  • Auto file-naming templates for easy indexing
  • Make large and bulky documents easier to handle with ATAC (automatic thickness control)

HD Ultra i4250s
ScanStation Repro
HD Ultra i4290s
ScanStation Repro
HD 5450 PLUS
Scanning Speed1 (inch/sec.):
Scanner speed while scanning 36-inch wide document.
= Included. o = Upgradable.
200 dpi RGB Color 4.0 8.0 3.0
Upgradable to 8.0 inch/sec color o
200 dpi Grayscale / Monochrome 12.0 12.0 12.0
Productivity1 (documents/hour):
Batch scanning for 60 minutes. Includes paper load and eject time. Measured in completed scans.
Arch E-size, RGB Color, 200dpi 302 455 258
Arch E-size, Monochrome, 200dpi 620 620 622
A0-size, RGB Color, 200dpi 307 461 214
A0-size, Monochrome, 200dpi 642 642 551


Maximum Scan Width 42 inch (1067mm) 54 inch (1372 mm)
Maximum Media Width 44 inch (1120 mm) 56 inch (1372 mm)
Optical Resolution 1200 dpi 508 dpi
Maximum Resolution 9600 dpi 9600 dpi
CCD Cameras 5 x 4 liniar color CCD’s (R,G,B and Gray) 4 x 4 linear color CCD’s (R,G,B and Gray)
Maximum Media Thickness 0.6 inch (15 mm) 0.6 inch (15 mm)
Accuracy 0.1% +/- 1 pixel 0.1% +/- 1 pixel
Data Capture (color/mono) 48-bit / 16-bit 48-bit / 16-bit
Full 48-bit Data Workflow2 48-bit / 48-bit / 48-bit / 48-bit
Color Space Adobe RGB / Device RGB / RAW RGB / sRGB sRGB
Gigabit Ethernet with xDTR2
Energy Star compliant

Stand and touch screen

Working Height 36.3 / 37.3 / 38.3 inch (922 / 947 / 972 mm) 36.0 / 37.0 / 38.0 inch
(915 / 940 / 965 mm)
Touch Screen 17″ TFT active matrix LCD / 1280 x 1024 pixels
Screen Mounting Optional. Left or Right side
PC Platform Max PC size/weight: 490x400x107mm, 12kg (19.3×15.7×4.21in, 26lbs.)

Full-featured Nextimage software included

Language versions Chinese, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Russian, Spanish
Operating system 32 and 64-bit: Windows 8, 7, Vista, and XP
Nextimage TWAIN 32-bit TWAIN application driver included for use with EDM and other imaging software
Fileformats TIF, JPG, PDF, PDF/A, DWF, CALS, BMP, JPEG-2000(JP2), JPEG2000 Extended(JPX), TIF-G3, TIF-G4, others
Auto Naming Templates Configurable Counters, Date, Time and other. Use in folder and file names or both
Software3 AutoCAD®, Microstationtm, ArcGIStm and all other CAD, GIS and other image editing / storage applications
Power Requirements 110 – 240V, 60/50Hz, 80W 110-240V, 60/50Hz, 180w
Scanner Weight & Dimensions 48 kg, LxWxH: 52.8 x 18.7 x 7.9 inches (134 x 47.5 x 20 cm) 79 kg, LxWxH:67 x 19 x 7 inches (169 x 47 x 18 cm)
Certifications/compliance RoHS, UL, CE, GOST-R, CCC, VCCI, KETI, BSMI, ENERGY STAR compliant RoHS, UL, CE, GOST-R, CCC, VCCI, KETI, BSMI


1 Scanning speeds depend on document width and computer configuration. Contex recommends Intel Core Duo,
Core 2 Duo, or better processors, 2GB RAM, Hi-speed USB2. Speed tests performed using Nextimage software, PC with Intel Core i5-2500 Quad processor, 8GB RAM, Hi-speed USB2, 7200rpm HDD, Windows 7 64-bit Ultimate.
2 Bit depth for: Data Capture / Scanner Processing / PC Processing / Image File. Create a optional 48-bit TIFF image
3 Contex applications create industry standard raster file formats that can be used in any CAD or GIS application.
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Key technologies in Contex HD Ultra series scanners

As the world’s largest developer and producer of wide format imaging solutions, Contex leads the market with innovative technology and advanced scan and copy software solutions. The HD Ultra series of scanners utilizes a long list of key technologies unique to a Contex scanner.

CCD technology

The HD Ultra series scanners captures all details with advanced 48-bit CCD technology. By combining CCD with Contex Natural Light and high quality camera optics you are ensured the best possible results in every scan.

Fujifilm lenses

Like photography, scanned image quality depends heavily on lens quality. Using lenses that are specifically designed for the scanning resolution will ensure against various problems, from uneven sharpness to chromatic errors and color fringing (black lines show up in color). This is why Contex uses custom Fujifilm lenses in all CCD based scanners.

Full 48 bit workflow

To get the best results, your scanner and software should work with full 48-bit data. Where other scanners ignore some of this data, the HD Ultra is the world’s only wide format scanner with true 48-bit.

X-Rite ICC profiles

Using X-Rite generated profiles ensures the highest possible color accuracy for the demanding customers. X-Rite is the global leader in color science and technology.


Adobe RGB, Device RGB and sRGB

Contex HD Ultra scanners have several different options for color space. In addition to the common sRGB the HD Ultra also offers color spaces with wider gamut as preferred by color specialists.

Adobe RGB and Device RGB has a larger color gamut than sRGB, hereby allowing differences in very bright and saturated colors to be maintained in the file.

Contex Natural Light

The light source is custom fluorescent with a high Color Rendering Index (CRI > 95) to produce the most accurate colors possible. The CCD itself is high resolution and capable of capturing 48-bit color, but Contex have the unique ability to process the entire 48-bit color data – resulting in the most accurate color images you can get from a scanner today.


Delivering 3 times the bandwidth of USB2, our unique Gigabit Ethernet implementation with xDTR2 is lightning fast and accelerates workflows even further via network sharing, where scans can be controlled from any computer.


Nextimage software delivers a complete set of tools to ensure image quality for both archival and printing. Never before has it been so easy to get professional results – with minimal adjustment.

SnapScan: Scan – Enhance – Save

With the new SnapScan feature you scan, enhance and save your originals in a single flow. No rescanning needed. It is the perfect link between your scanner, digital storage, existing applications, and your printers.

SnapScan makes scanning faster while protecting your fragile originals by allowing the operator full control over image adjustments without having to rescan.

Auto-generated 8-bit color palette

lets you automatically generate a palette from the existing 24-bit scan.


ICC Color Management

Nextimage supports ICC/ICM profiles. It can embed ICC profiles in scanned files, whether it is JPG, JPEG 2000 or TIFF, preserving colors when files are loaded into other applications.

You can also use ICC/ICM profiles to manage colors when making copies with Nextimage.


Intelligent Sharpen/Smoothing Filters
Nextimage is loaded with new image processing options. One of these is the smart new Smoothen filter that intelligently removes pattern noise without blurring the edges in the original. Combine it with the sharpen algorithm to get razor sharp results with smooth noiseless colors.


Closed Loop Calibration (CLC)

Nextimage also comes with built-in closed loop calibration for managing colors when making copies. The CLC wizard helps you create a media profile that is optimized for the individual media in the printer. Simply print a reference pattern on your printer, and then scan it to create the perfect relationship between your scanner and printer.


New Adaptive Thresholding Algorithm

Nextimage also comes with a newly developed B&W algorithm that combines background cleaning and preservation of grayscales in one mode. Use it for both clean new originals and for low contrast blueprints.


PRODUCTIVITY: Build your high-volume digital archive in no time

The key to productivity for high-volume applications is speed. Not just “inches per second” but actual throughput. The HD ScanStation Repro is able to scan three times as many documents in a day as any other scanner – to help you win projects, boost productivity and lower costs.
With our professional version of the Nextimage software, your workflows become even more productive.
File formats
When creating digital archives our solutions offers the widest selection of file formats to ensure the right solution for you archives. Select standard TIF formats for loose less compression and high quality image files or select formats like PDF/A designed for long time storage and reduced files size. Other formats are also available.TWAIN
Less searching for the right settings, less adjustment to get the right quality, and less waiting to view results. No matter whether you scan maps, technical drawings, posters or art, you’ll always capture every detail, on the first try.

ERGONOMICS: More scanning, less clicking

Designed to improve large-format document management, the HD ScanStation Repro gives you the best ergonomic conditions. Choose between different height settings and mount the touchscreen to the left or right as you prefer – all to give the scanning operator the best options for a correct working position.

SOLUTION: Improves your workflow

With the most efficient and advanced large-format scanning solution you get a complete work station including our awarded Nextimage software, to fulfil your need for high-volume scanning. A reliable solution to obtain the best quality image, every time.