Contex Receives Prestigious “A” Grade, “Highly Recommended” Stamp of Approval
Contex' IQ 4490 wide format scanner is recognized by Cadalyst Magazine for impressive speed, craftsmanship and easy-to-use software interface. The IQ 4490 is the second Contex scanner to receive this prestigious recognition, following the XD2490’s “A” grade back in 2010.
In his review, Cadalyst contributor Curt Moreno praises the IQ 4490’s sleek design and level of detail, noting, “The Contex IQ 4490 is a versatile and agile wide-format scanner that could be at home in any engineering or architectural office.”
Vivid detail in black and white as well as color
Moreno scanned documents in color and monochrome, noting the IQ 4490’s ability to capture vivid detail. This is made possible by the scanner’s optical resolution of 1,200 dpi, a maximum interpolated resolution of 9,600 dpi, and accuracy of 0.1% ±1 pixel.
“In my tests, all D-sized sheets were scanned with fine detail in black and white as well as color,” states Moreno. He compliments the speed of the IQ 4490, reporting that the scanner boasts a maximum speed of an “impressive 10-inches per second” in 400-dpi monochrome and rates a remarkable 744 D-size scans per hour in 200-dpi monochrome.
Moreno highlights the IQ 4490’s stand design as another excellent feature of the scanner. “In a world dominated by cheaply made, disposable device supports, Contex ships a milled aluminum stand that exhibits a level of craftsmanship equaling that of its scanners,” he notes. “Other scanner and printer manufacturers should note the quality of this accessory and follow suit.”
Read the full review of the Contex IQ 4490 wide format scanner.