IQ FLEX – 18″ X 24″ Flatbed Color Scanner, CIS Technology – Scan sizes 18″ X 24″, Oversize scanning (2 stage) up to 24″ X 36″, Maximum image area 19.2″ X 25.2″, Scanning speed – 6 seconds for a full image scan into RGB Color/Grayscale/Monochrome @ 200 dpi. Optical resolution 1200 x 1200, Embedded Controller with 7″ Multi Touch Screen, 800 x 480 pixels.


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Product Description

  • Sharp focus Contex CIS CleanScan+ technology with up to 1200×1200 dpi optical resolution
  • Scan A2 / C-size originals in 6 seconds (1)
  • Scan oversized originals up to A1 / D-size
  • Book scan with automatic page split and spine area removal
  • Connect to networks via Wi-Fi or LAN
  • Save your scans directly to memory stick using the high speed USB 3.0 interface
  • Walk-up scan with rainforest365 cloud services (2) using your mobile or portable tablet device
  • Intuitive on-board user interface ideal for first-time users or the experienced scanner operator
  • Optional Nextimage 5 software for professional scanner users that require a fully-featured scanning software experience (3)
  • Scan papers, Mylar, polyester, canvas, card, water colours, acrylics, oil-based artwork, textiles and many other substrates (4)
  • Copy your originals directly to the most popular large format printers using the in-built Contex printer drivers (5)
  • Digitally mark-up originals without printing. Simply scan, annotate then email. No computer required!
  • Fully personalize your network scan connection with Contex LINK software
NOTES: Cloud services require internet connection. (1) 200 dpi color. (2) See website for rainforest365 specification. Apple iOS available initially with Android to follow. (3) Nextimage 5 is a software cost option and requires an additional external computer. (4) Sharp focus is reduced for originals placed further than 1.0mm above the scan glass.  (5) Copy print drivers included in basic scanner for many HP and Canon large format printers. See website for full list



Scan sizes
Maximum standard sheet size Arch C-size (18” x 24”)  /  ISO A2 (457 x 610 mm)
Maximum image area (total pixels) 19.2” x 25.2”  (487mm x 639.6mm)
Oversize scanning (2-stage scanning) Arch D-size (24” x 36”)  /  ISO A1 (610 x 914 mm)
Color Scanning speed
RGB Color or Grayscale/ Monochrome at 200dpi, full image area scan 1 6 seconds
Capture Technology
Optical resolution 1200 x 1200 dpi
Maximum Resolution 9600 dpi
Sensor Technology CIS Contex CleanScan+
Maximum Media Thickness Limited only by capacity
Accuracy 0.1% +/- 1 pixel
Data Capture (color/mono) 48-bit / 16-bit
Color Space 2 Adobe RGB / Device RGB / RAW RGB / sRGB
Effective number of Pixels 23017 pixels (w) x 30217 pixels (l)
Supported OS (incl. drivers) Windows 10, 8, 7 and Vista
File formats3 PDF, PDF/A, TIF and JPG
Download Destinations Dropbox, Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive, Box.com, rainforest365 ready
Network Wireless (IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n) up to 150Mbps / Gigabit Ethernet
Included software (download) Contex LINK networking and cloud access utility
WIDEsystem driver and scanner maintenance utility
Optional software 4 NextImage5, AutoCAD® , Microstationtm, ArcGIStm and all other CAD, GIS and 64-bit TWAIN application driver included for use with EDM and other imaging software
Nextimage5 additional file formats TIF, JPG, PDF, PDF/A, DWF, CALS, BMP, JPEG-2000(JP2), JPEG2000 Extended(JPX), TIF-G3,
TIF-G4, multi-page PDF and others
Embedded Controller
Touch Screen 7” Multi Touch Screen. 800 x 480 pixels
Processor Atom Quad-Core
Memory (ram/flash) 8GB / 16 GB
Destinations Network PCs, Cloud, Email, Copy and USB key (USB3.0)
File formats PDF, PDF/A, TIF and JPG
Supported printers Selected HP, Canon and EPSON wide format printers.
Power, weight and dimensions
Power Consumption
(Ready / Sleep Mode / Scanning)
Max 10W / 0.5W / 23W – ENERGY STAR certified
Power Requirements 100 – 240V, 60/50Hz, 80W
Unpacked Weight/ Dimensions (L x W x H5) 35 kg (77Ibs) / 661 mm (26”) x 1176 mm (46”) x 194 mm (8”)
Packed Weight 43 kg (95Ibs)
Packaging EPE foam shock protection frame inside thick cardboard box
Certifications and Warranty
Operating Maximum Ambient Temperature This product has been submitted and evaluated for use at the maximum ambient temperature specification of 40 degrees C
Certifications/compliance RoHS, cUL, CE, Customs Union, CCC, VCCI, KC, BSMI, Ukr, ENERGY STAR certified
Safety IEC 60950. Certificates: cUL (USA and Canada), CE (Europe), CCC (China), PSE (Japan), EAC (Russia, Kazakhstan, Belarus), KC (Korea), BSMI (Taiwan), Ukr (Ukraine) and BIS (India)
Electro Magnetic Compatibility (EMC) Compliant with Class A requirements, including FCC rules (USA), ICES (Canada), EMC Directive (EU), CCC (China), VCCI (Japan), EAC (Russia, Kazakhstan, Belarus), KC (Korea), BSMI (Taiwan), Ukr (Ukraine) and BIS (India)
Enviromental ENERGY STAR© Certified, EuP (EU), WEEE (EU), RoHS (EU) and REACH (EU)
Country of Origin Designed in Denmark. Manufactured in China
Warranty 2-year warranty. Fast, easy parts replacement
What’s in the box Scanner, 2m Ethernet cable, Wi-Fi USB dongle, external power supply, quick guide: installation, quick guide: scanner cleaning
and calibration, calibration sheet and cleaning cloth


  1. Average speed at 200dpi. Scanning speeds depend on scan destination, dpi and network configuration. Contex recommends Intel Core Duo, Core 2 Duo, or better processors, 2GB RAM. Speed tests performed using Nextimage software, PC with Intel Core i5-2500 Quad processor, 8GB RAM, 7200rpm HDD, Windows 7 64-bit Ultimate.
  2. Color spaces: sRGB with embedded controller, other color spaces available using Nextimage software
  3. Requires optional Nextimage software.
  4. Contex applications create industry standard raster file formats that can be used in any CAD or GIS application
  5. Scanner lid in lowered position with touch screen raised


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