Canon Adds WideTEK Scanners from Image Access to Large-Format Line

Canon Adds WideTEK Scanners from Image Access to Large-Format Line


Melville, NY—Canon USA added two large-format scanners to its imagePrograf printer portfolio—the Image Access WideTEK 36CL CIS scanner and 48-inch CCD scanner. Moreover, the Image Access WideTEK 48 CCD scanner is for scanning photographs, artwork and related images up to 48 inches wide. The Image Access WideTEK 36CL CIS scanner is for text documents and CAD drawings up to 36 inches wide.

“In expanding Canon’s successful large-format portfolio with the introduction of the Image Access WideTEK 36CL and WideTEK 48 scanners, we’re not just advancing technology. We’re empowering businesses to effortlessly archive and digitize their most intricate documents,” said Shinichi “Sam” Yoshida, executive vice president and general manager, Canon USA, Inc.

“These scanners epitomize our commitment to innovation, speed and precision, ensuring that every detail, from delicate artwork to complex CAD drawings, is captured with unparalleled accuracy. This expansion marks another milestone in Canon’s dedication to delivering transformative solutions that meet the evolving needs of our customers across diverse industries.”

Canon Adds WideTEK Scanners

The WideTEK 36CL is one of the fastest color CIS scanners on the market. It runs at up to 10 inches per second at 200 dpi in full color. Furthermore, scanning speeds are 15 inches per second in black and white or grayscale mode. In addition, Image Access engineered the scanner to produce sharp images, with high color accuracy. Document rotation is also done on the fly. What’s more, a scan of an E-sized/A0 document in portrait mode at up to 200 dpi in 24-bit color takes 10 seconds to scan. It takes another two seconds to crop & deskew, preview and store.

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WideTEK 48 CCD Scanner

Additionally, the WideTEK 48 CCD scanner can digitize graphics documents up to 48 inches wide. It’s an option for large-format scanning in offices or for production service providers scanning high volumes. This scanner utilizes special transport rollers that serve as pressure points, to help ensure safe document transport for historical and fragile documents. Further, its unique background drum does not touch the glass plate, to avoid scratches and document skews. To achieve extra contrast on sepias and film-based documents, operators can exchange the standard black drum with a white drum, with no tools required.

These scanners are additions to Canon’s current lineup of imageProgaf, ColorWave and PlotWave multifunction technical document solutions. The 48-inch CCD scanner is aimed at the photography, graphics and fine art markets. Further, it is a complementary solution to the Canon imagePrograf Pro and GP photographic and graphics printers.

More Tech Specs

WideTEK scanners have their technical foundation in the Scan2Net platform. It replaces the proprietary scanner drivers and software that traditional scanners require with the fastest common, nonproprietary inter-device connection available: TCP/IP over Ethernet. Said to have network interface speeds higher than USB 3.0 or camera link, Scan2Net devices also offer a low connectivity cost.

In addition, they feature a 64-bit Linux-based real-time operating system, dedicated to scanner specific imaging and mechanical control tasks. Consequently, they are stand-alone systems that scan at high speed directly to FTP servers, hot folders, USB drives as well as cloud applications. They can also copy to printers directly, without using an extra PC.

Both scanners also feature a 7-inch, high resolution multi-touch screen to perform all the scanner functions without the need for a computer. Additionally, a Full HD 22-inch touchscreen monitor is available to add on to each model.