About Wide Scanners and Systems

Wide Scanners and Systems, Inc. is a Woman Owned Small Business and an Authorized Reseller for Contex, the world’s largest developer and producer of large format imaging solutions. Our primary purpose is to provide quality manufactured wide format scanning products and solutions to Architectural, Engineering, Construction, GIS, and Graphic Arts professionals. Wide Scanners and Systems is a customer-focused organization, balanced by a clear understanding that honesty, forthrightness and integrity are the key elements in building successful relationships.


Wide Scanners and Systems was established in October 2008, prior to its acquisition of GTCO CalComp’s Scanner Division. Ruth Mitchell, President and co-founder of Wide Scanners and Systems brings her years of experience to the table based on her strong business and legal background. Bill Mitchell, Vice President and co-founder of Wide Scanners and Systems, has served the wide format scanner industry for 26 years. Prior to the establishment of Wide Scanners and Systems, Bill served as GTCO CalComp’s Product Manager for the wide format scanner product line. Earlier in his career, Bill held the position of North American Sales Manager for Contex Scanning Technology, Ontario, California.

Mission Statement

Our goal is to be the most reliable, high-quality supplier of wide format imaging solutions while dramatically improving the overall productivity of individuals and organizations worldwide.