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36" Scanner - SD 3600 Series

Brand: Contex
Product Code: sd3600-ctx
Availability: In Stock
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With the highest quality imaging available and the ability to scan documents three times faster, the HD Ultra Series has what you need to increase productivity while still maintaining the quality you and your clients demand. With sizes ranging from 36 to 42 inches, it doesn’t matter if you are scanning maps for use in a new drilling project, or scanning prints of fine art work to display online or print, the HD Ultra Series will provide fast, high quality scans that are second to none.

By utilizing Contex’s CCD technology, Fujifilm lenses, true 48 bit color, and Contex Natural Light, users will be able to utilize the entire 48 bit color data, creating the most accurate and vibrant scans you can find in a wide-format scanner.

The Contex HD Series is compatible with multiple software formats (including ESRI and AutoCAD) and many different printers (including Canon and HP), making incorporation of your new scanner into your current work flow as simple as possible. 

If you are seeking a high quality scanner that will never let you down, look no further than the Contex HD Series.


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The Contex SD3600 packs a huge amount of wide format value into its compact 36”, portable package. With its lightweight design, exceptional ease of use and very attractive price, it is a must-have scanner for any office that wants to save time and money by scanning oversized maps and technical drawings in-house.


Scan wide format documents right in your office

With the SD3600, anyone in your office can now scan wide format documents for copying, sharing and collaborating. You’ll save time and money by handling oversize documents in-house. And you’ll benefit from unmatched ease of use, consistent high quality, and enhanced productivity—all at an affordable price.


Space-saving design

The SD 3600 features a new compact design. It fits discreetly into your office environment, and its many functions are perfectly engineered for easy setup, use and maintenance.


Lightweight and transportable

Many businesses find it convenient to be able to move their scanners around the office, close to archiving equipment or printers, for example. The compact, lightweight SD3600 fits into small spaces, is very easy to transport, and can be shared across you network, so you can use it from any location.


Grows with your business

Another great advantage is upgradeable speed and resolution. That means your scanner can meet all your needs today, and then grow along with your business.


Key features

  • Up to 1200dpi high resolution scanning
  • Compact, lightweight design
  • Programmable One-Touch buttons – common tasks can be assigned to 3 simple buttons
  • All-Wheel-Drive (AWD) for a perfect grip on your documents
  • Exceptional productivity, scanning up to 336 D-size color documents per hour (324 A1/hour)
  • User upgradable – Need color? More speed? Higher resolution?
  • Upgrading is electronic, fast and easy See what you scan with face-up scanning
  • SmartShare function for scanner sharing across a network, and sending files to remote PCs
  • ENERGY STAR compliant, using less than 4W in standby
  • Nextimage – powerful sharing, archiving, and copying in one application




SD 3650+

SD 3690+

Optical Resolution 1200 dpi 1200 dpi
Maximum Resolution 9600 dpi 9600 dpi
Maximum Scan Width 36in. (914 mm) 36in. (914 mm)
Maximum Media Width 38in. (965 mm) 38in. (965 mm)
Maximum Media Thickness 0.08-inch (2 mm) 0.08-inch (2 mm)
Accuracy 0.1% +/- 1 pixel 0.1% +/- 1 pixel
Data Capture (color/mono) 48-bit / 16-bit 48-bit / 16-bit
Color Space sRGB sRGB
Interface USB 2.0 with xDTR
Power Requirements 100 - 240V, 60/50Hz
Power (Operational/Sleep mode) Less than 20W / Less than 2W - ENERGY STAR Certified
Weight & Dimensions LxWxH 21.1 kg (46.5 lbs) / 45.6 x 12.9 x 5.5 inches (115.9 x 32.7 x 14.0 cm)
Certifications/compliance ENERGY STAR Certified, RoHS, UL, CE, GOST-R, VCCI, FCC: CLASS A


Software Nextimage 30-day trial included

Device Drivers 32 and 64-bit Windows 8, 7, XP and Vista
TWAIN TWAIN driver included for use with EDM and other imaging software


Scanning Speed*** (inch/sec.):

Scanner speed while scanning 36-inch wide document.

200 dpi RGB Color 1.5* 3.0
200 dpi Index Color 1.5* 3.0
200 dpi Grayscale/Monochrome 10.0 10.0


Productivity** (documents/hour):

Batch scanning for 60 minutes. Includes paper load and eject time. Measured in completed scans.

D-size, RGB Color, 200 dpi 198 336
D-size, Monochrome, 200 dpi 780 780
A1-size, RGB Color, 200 dpi 192 324
A1-size, Monochrome, 744 744
Working Height*** 32.3 / 33.3 / 34.3 inch (821 / 846 / 871 mm)


* Upgradable to 3.0 ips Color
** Scanning speeds depend on document width and computer configuration. Contex recommends Intel Core Duo, Core 2 Duo, or better processors, 2GB RAM, Hi-speed USB2. Speed tests performed using Nextimage software, PC with Intel Core i5-2500 Quad processor, 8GB RAM, Hi-speed USB2, 7200rpm HDD, Windows 7 64-bit Ultimate.    
*** Requires optional scanner stand



Key technologies in Contex SD3600 series scanners

As the world’s largest developer and producer of wide format imaging solutions, Contex leads the market with innovative technology and advanced scan and copy software solutions. The SD3600 series of scanners utilizes a long list of key technologies unique to a Contex scanner.


Unibody CIS Technology

Contex patented Unibody CIS technology, a unique image-capture design, based on a single aluminum extrusion and custom CIS modules ensuring market leading accuracy in every image.


Color Fringe Removal (CFR) is a Contex Patent

Color Fringing is a natural consequence of CIS technology sequentially flashing R-G-B.Thanks to Contex innovative thinking CFR will remove this problem with advanced filter technology.


Signal Intensity Matching (SIGMA) is a Contex Patent

Sensor heating during a scan can cause inhomogeneous images. Thanks to Contex innovative thinking Contex SD3600 series scanners will minimize sensor differences LIVE during a scan.



Contex scanners with xDTR improve overall productivity by increasing the data transfer speed of the USB interface, so more image data can be sent to the PC, faster. This means larger documents (and more documents) can be scanned at higher resolutions without waiting for data transfer to complete. A scanner without xDTR may capture an A2 or C-size color document in eight seconds, while a scanner with xDTR can capture an A1 or D-size color document in the same time, or less. If scanning batches of documents or scanning at 400dpi or more, the difference is even greater.