WideTEK 36DS


WideTEK 36 – Large Format Scanner for Two Sided Documents up to 36 Inches (915 mm) Wide

WideTEK 36 DS - the world's first wide format double sided scanner for digitization of two sided printed documents up to 36 inches (915 mm) in width. At a resolution of 300 dpi the scanner needs only 2.5 seconds to scan the front and back sides of a newspaper page in one pass through the scanner.

The idea of double sided scanning in one production step primarily means less production effort: The document no longer needs to be flipped over and scanned again on the other side. That makes the scanner an ideal companion for press clipping, archiving and library services.

The scanner features two camera boxes, both consisting of three CCD systems, integrated into the upper and lower part of the device. The WideTEK 36 DS captures both sides of the newspaper at the same time.

After scanning, software separates the scanned document into four single images; capturing the left and right half of the front and back of the newspaper - everything in one single step.

The scanner is equipped with two processor units. This allows an extremely fast data throughput. The patented stitching procedure merges the images of the cameras seamlessly together. The resolution of 1200 dpi guarantee brilliant scan results.

The WideTEK 36 DS encompasses the proven technologies of the rest of the WideTEK scanner family.

Compact Design – Double the Scanning Power

The mechanical construction of the WideTEK 36 DS is also a highlight. The more extensive mechanics and additional camera and light units were integrated into the device without dramatically enlarging its dimensions. The duplex scanner is only 13 centimetres larger than the compact WideTEK 36.

The complete camera optical system is integrated in two dust-free sealed housing. Once optimally adjusted, all components are protected against external influences and require no maintenance.

Special transport rollers, with individually spring loaded ball bearing pairs serving as pressure points; ensure the best possible gentle document transport. WideTEK 36 DS digitizes even historical and fragile documents without damage to the source document.

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Model SCT-WT36DS-300


Document Formats

Autoformat Size Recognition

DIN Formats
DIN A5 to DIN A0

US ANSI Formats
Legal, US E

User defined Formats


Document Specification

Document Width
Up to 965 mm (38 inches)

Document Thickness
Up to 2.5 mm (0.1 inch)

Paper Path Face
up/Face down, Front entry, Front or rear exit

Scan Width
Up to 915 mm (36 inches)

1200 x 600 dpi

Scan Speed (24 bit)
1200 dpi – 1.6 m/min (1 inch/sec)
600 dpi – 3.2 m/min (2.1 inch/sec)
450dpi – 3.2 m/min (2.1 inch/sec)
400 dpi – 4.7 m/min (3.1 inch/sec)
300 dpi – 12.6 m/min (8.3 inch/sec)
200 dpi – 18.9 m/min (12.4 inch/sec)

Scan Speed (BW)
1200 dpi – 1.6 m/min (1 inch/sec)
600 dpi – 3.2 m/min (2.1 inch/sec)
450 dpi – 3.2 m/min (2.1 inch/sec)
400 dpi – 18.9 m/min (12.4 inch/sec)
≤ 400 dpi – 18.9 m/min (12.4 inch/sec)

Scan Length (full scan width at 400 m 15,748 inches
38 m (1496 inches) – 24 bit color depth – bitonal 150 dpi resolution)


Technical Specifications

Color Depth
36 bit color, 12 Bit gray scale

Scan Output
24 bit color, 8 bit gray scale, bitonal, photo mode

File Formats
JPEG, PNM, TIFF decompressed, TIFF G4 (CCITT), PDF (optional)

1 GBit Fast Ethernet with TCP/IP based Scan2Net® Interface

2 Tri-color camera systems each with 3 x CCD camera, 136,800 pixels, encapsulated and dust-proof

Light Source
White LEDs, classificated to IEC 60825-1: class 1, no IR/UV emission

Dimensions and Weight

220 x 1094 x 685 mm ( 9 x 43 x 27 inches)

Scanner (H x W x D)

Dimensions Scanner incl.
1070 x 1094 x 685 mm (42 x 43 x 27 inches)

Floorstand (H x W x D)

Weight Scanner
Approx. 64 kg (141 lbs)

Approx. 84 kg (185 lbs) Scanner incl. Floorstand


Electrical Specifications

Electrical Connection
100-240V AC, 50/60 Hz

Power Consumption
0.1 W (Sleep) / 8 W (Standby) / 120 W (Ready to scan) / 200 W (Scanning)

Ambient Conditions

Operating Temperature
+5 to +40 °C, +40 to +105 °F

Relative Humidity
20 to 80 % (non-condensed)

Noise Level
< 35 dbA (Scanning) / < 25 dbA (Standby)



Floorstand + Table
optional for external Monitor

Foot Switch
optional Polyester Film Envelope A1, optional 165μm, 38×26″ (Clear envelope)


Batch Scan Wizard(included)
For Large Quantities of Documents

Creating PDF/A Formats

Walk-up Scanning to USB Stick

Virtual Graphic Application

For Creating an Individual ICC Profile

Extended Warranty



Digitale color balance
Automatic black value
Automatic white balance
Online ICC profiling
Web-based firmware updates

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