Wide-Format Scanning Redefined - Graphtec CSX500 Series
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The Graphtec CSX510-09E wide-format scanner is well suited for firms that don't scan often but want the ability to do so in house. Engineers, architects, GIS users, reprographers, graphic artists, and CAD users all can take advantage of the CSX510 scanner.
The CSX510 is a 24-bit color scanner with a standard optical resolution of 600 dpi that can max out at 4,800 dpi. The scanner accommodates sheets as wide as 38", but it will scan surfaces only as wide as 36.7". It can handle drawings, images, or pictures as small as 10.1”.
The CSX510 can scan a typical black-and-white line drawing at its normal settings at approximately 3.5 inches per second (ips). That means that a typical A0 size sheet will scan in roughly 16 seconds. In 24-bit color mode, the CSX510 will scan at an approximate rate of 1.2 ips, meaning that a color A0 size image will take approximately 85 seconds to scan at its normal settings. Set at a higher scanning resolution or higher scanning quality, this speed is greatly reduced. Testing showed little difference in quality between scans of black-and-white line drawings of different levels when both resolution and scan quality were increased, but there was a difference in quality on the color scans. I also observed a difference in file size and scan time when the settings were increased, but this result is to be expected. For more technical information about the scanner and its features, see the accompanying online feature www.tecworx.co.za.
The Graphtec CSX5100-09E wide-format color scanner is a great find for users who need in-house color and monochrome scanning abilities. It doesn't perform as quickly as Graphtec's high-end models, but those are designed for higher-volume scanning. Its quality, however, is nearly as high as those models' and more than adequate for this type of need. Highly Recommended. FIND OUT MORE ON THE TECWORX WEBSITE - www.tecworx.co.za
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