updated 05:05 pm EST, Thu February 22, 2007
Large format CCD scanners
Paradigm Imaging Group today introduced its new line of imagePRO large format CCD scanners, offering optimized color imaging performance with a wide color gamut and 1200dpi optical resolution. The company's Gx 42m HD and GxT 42m HD Monochrome scanners are designed to capture a dynamic range of black and white photos as well as CAD drawings at speeds up to six IPS, while the Gx 42c HD and GxT 42c HD Color models provide wide color gamut scanning at speeds up to .75 IPS. Paradigm is also selling its Gx 42e HD and GxT 42e HD Enhanced Color scanners, providing enhanced wide color gamut alongside faster color scanning for up to three IPS (pricing was unavailable).
The 42" large format scanners capture documents at resolutions from 100-9600dpi, and users can capture images from media starting with 6-48 inch wide by any length. The GxT models accommodate motorized thick media scanning of mounted originals up to a 0.8-inch thickness.
The imaging system at the heart of the Gx 42 large format scanner consists of five ultra-compact, digital CCD camera units (DCUs). Each DCU is capable of scanning images at 1200 x 600dpi optical input resolution (with a maximum of 600 x 600dpi optical output by the scanner) and captures 48-bit color or 16-bit pan-chromatic monochrome data. The CCDs have 10,800 pixels of RGB triplets plus pan-chromatic monochrome for a total of 216,000 pixels in the scanner.