Press Release

Product Developments from Image Access
Art scanner enhanced with backlight and extended scan table options, even more flexible MFP solutions at the best prices on the market

Wuppertal - August 27, 2019

Image Access GmbH from Wuppertal has been a successful manufacturer of large format and book scanners for 25 years. Launched in 1994 with a series of graphics cards, the company now produces and sells a wide range of large format scanners worldwide, which are developed and manufactured exclusively at the German company location since its inception.

Brilliant image quality with or without backlight on an extended scan table
New developments for the WideTEK 36ART fine art scanner, the backlight option, which was released in the first half of 2019 and the extended scanning table option, released recently and already shipping further enhance this unique solution.

The backlight unit enables operators to scan  transparent material of all kinds, such as lead glass, glass negatives, cut-out stencils or sepias. Using the pre-installed backlight module, the user can scan with or without backlight as required by scanning task, by simply turning the light on or off. The WideTEK® 36ART enables contact free scanning of works at 600dpi in formats up to 914 x 1524mm / 36 x 60 inches.

Optionally, a new scan table extension of 700 mm (27.6 inches) can be purchased which allows originals up to a length of 2224 mm (87.6 inches) to be scanned contact free. Works of fine art like oil and acrylic paintings, watercolors, charcoal and pastel drawings, mixed media collages and antique works of art are preserved gently by moving the artworks under the CCD camera elements, protecting originals from any damage and making it possible to even scan a painting that is still wet, as long as it can be placed on the scanning table.

Using the latest camera technology this scanner exceeds all criteria set forth in the FADGI *** guidelines and ISO 19264-1 level B. With its patent pending laser focusing and 3D image capture, the WideTEK 36ART digitizes all surface textures, from the finest stroke of the brush to gouache painting techniques.

Powerful, Flexible and Affordable MFP Solutions
With the WideTEK 36CL-MF series of scanners, Image Access has developed solutions especially for working with the printer of your choice. Together with Canon large format printers such as the TX-3/4000, TDS/LFP, imagePROGRAF PRO and TM-300 series printers, the WideTEK 36-MF scanners form the basis of space-saving, economical MFP systems.

The scanners feature 64bit Linux built in PC, a 21" touchscreen, closed loop color calibration and the pre-installed software ScanWizard and PrintWizard for scanning productivity. The compact design, the attractive price and high scanning speed of 10 inches per second at 200 dpi in color mode and 1.7 inches per second even at 600 dpi resolution make this an efficient solution for multifunction scan/copy applications. In bitonal and grayscale mode, these speeds triple, but can be customized if necessary - for example for particularly fragile templates.

For Canon TX Printers
The WideTEK® 36CL-600-MF1 was specifically designed for use with the Canon TX /4000 printer also includes the Canon TX floor stand, which is adapted to the contour of the printer and can be quickly and easily attached to the printer. Users can push the scanner to the back or to the front to have full access to the front of the printer. In its normal position, the scanner can be easily operated and the ink tanks are fully accessible. The scanner slides gently into the rear position and locks there for full access to the front cover. The scanner can be operated in both positions, depending on the user's preference.

For Canon TDS/LFP Printers
The WideTEK 36CL-MF2 for the TDS/LFP and many imagePROGRAF PRO printer models also impresses with its ergonomic stand including paper catch. Documents can either be ejected, rewound, or returned over the back of the device.

For Canon TM Printers
The WideTEK ® 36CL-600-MF5 for the Canon TM series printers includes the Canon TM stand, which was developed specifically for the TM series printers, to give this MFP solution the smallest footprint possible.

For HP & Epson Printers
Other All in One MFP solutions are also available with the WideTEK 36CL-MF3 for HP DesignJet and PageWide printers, and the WideTEK 36CL-MF4 for Epson printers. The WideTEK 36CL-MF4 features a height-adjustable stand, for printer heights of min. 880 mm to max. 1180 mm.

Detailed product descriptions and technical details about all scanners from Image Access can also be seen in the current issue of the Product Catalog.


About Image Access

Image Access is the technology leader in the large format scanning market and offers products in all large format segments: Bookeye® overhead scanners for valuable books more than A1 in size, WideTEK® ART non-contact fine art scanner for formats up to 36 x 60 inches, WideTEK® flatbed scanners for formats greater than A2 / 25x18.5", WideTEK® sheet feed scanners for documents between 36", 48" and 60", 36" duplex scanners for high volume production of double sided scans and WideTEK® MFP solutions.

Stained-glass windows, scanned with backlight unit of the
WideTEK® 36ART

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WideTEK® 36ART with the optional scanning table extension

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WideTEK® 36CL-MF1 from front

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WideTEK® 36CL-MF1 from behind

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WideTEK® 36CL-MF5 from front

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WideTEK® 36CL-MF5 from side

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