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ArtSystems is appointed the exclusive trade distributor for Colortrac’s extensive range of SmartLF large format scanners and SmartWorks software in the UK & Ireland. Colortrac is a British company and widely recognised as the market leading innovator in professional wide format scanners and image capture and copying software solutions. Their latest SmartLF SC series scanners incorporating SingleSensor technology have changed the paradigm for large format scanning, creating a new market landscape.

Steve Hawker MD ArtSystems commented - “We have long been aware of Colortrac and have always been impressed with their products and their channel management. But the key for us in wanting to become a partner with them has been their long-term view of where the large format scanning market is going and the best technologies to address these developments.

Their vision confirms our own; that the future of this market is going to be driven by technologies that have the greatest application reach and that can open up the technology to users who do not currently have wide format scanning within their data workflow.”

Colortrac’s new SingleSensor digital imaging technology is a significant development for wide format scanning. SingleSensor technology significantly raises performance by combining up to 50,400 individual image sensors in a compact, robust and single-piece design, delivering higher image quality and alignment stability eliminating the need for staggered CIS image sensors.

This technology gives each SmartLF SC scanner an optical resolution of 1200dpi or when using SmartWorks Pro software, this can be increased to the maximum scanning resolution of 9600dpi. SingleSensor also captures a larger range of colour tones scanning in RAW RGB, but additionally can provide images in sRGB whichever the customer requires.

ClearView is a new technology that comprises the custom designed “instant-on” low energy and bi-directional LED lighting, and works together with SingleSensor to provide consistent light levels across the full imaging width to ensure all scan and copy data is of the highest possible colour and dimensional accuracy.

Colortrac has grown significantly in the last 10 years and especially since we launched our SmartLF branded Large Format scanners in 2004. These products have always been positioned to provide a new lower price point and excellent value for money with the precise aim of expanding the market for our products. This strategy has been very successful and SmartLF large format scanners now offer very high quality and performance with unprecedented ease of installation & use for non-specialist users. These achievements were recognised in 2012 with the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in International Trade.

Peter Brown Colortrac Executive Director said “We’re really pleased and excited to announce this partnership with ArtSystems, their enviable reputation in the wide format print and imaging sector is known by everyone and that is proven by the market leading brands they offer to their customers. As a distributor they are unique in their approach to channel development and have a track record of success that speaks for itself. Great things are ahead!”

In February ArtSystems and Colortrac will be running a series of channel briefings to reseller partners and a channel event to introduce the full Colortrac range to ArtSystems customers, to be followed by an on-going reseller channel programme.


For further information contact:
Rob van Brakel,
Marketing Manager,
Colortrac Limited.
Tel: +44 (0)1480 464618

About Colortrac ...
Founded in 1989 and based in St Ives, Cambridgeshire UK, a region of British excellence in science and technology, Colortrac Ltd is the leading innovator in professional wide format scanners and image acquisition software solutions with many new technically innovative patents created by their Research and Development departments, including the NEW SingleSensor scanning technology.

Colortrac was the first wide format scanner manufacturer to recognize the individual merits of both Charge Coupled Display (CCD), Contact Image Sensor (CIS) and will incorporate the newly introduced SingleSensor technology into some of their new SmartLF scanners. Coupled with a full range of supporting SmartWorks software, they are creating unique customer solutions to simplify scanning problems across the full spectrum of applications. These range from the demanding Graphics Arts market to practical, productive CAD, GIS, EDM and FM technical document scanning.

Colortrac Ltd Headquarters is located near Cambridge, UK and has offices in Beijing and Suzhou - P.R. China, Chantilly and Virginia – USA, Yokohama - Japan, Mexico City and Hong Kong.

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