WideTEK® 36DS

Large Format Scanners

WideTEK® 36DS - the world´s first wide format duplex scanner for digitization of two sided printed documents up to 36 inches (915 mm) in width.

  • Scans both sides of a source document in a single pass
  • LED lamps, no warm up, IR/UV free
  • Large touchscreen for simplified operation
  • User interface configurable in your language
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Product Overview

WideTEK® 36DS - Wide Format Duplex Scanner for documents to 36 Inches (915 mm) Wide

WideTEK® 36DS - the world´s first wide format duplex 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 a single 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® 36DS 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 scanner resolution of 1200 dpi guarantees brilliant scan results.

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

Compact Design - Double the Scanning Power


The mechanical construction of the WideTEK® 36DS 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 centimeters larger than the compact WideTEK® 36. The complete camera optical system is integrated in two dust-free sealed housings. 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® 36DS digitizes even historical and fragile documents without damage to the source document.


WideTEK® 36DS Functions and Features

Functions, features and options available on the WideTEK® 36DS wide format duplex scanner.

WideTEK® 36DS Functions

WideTEK® 36DS Features

WideTEK® 36DS Options


Markets & Applications

The WideTEK® 36DS wide format duplex scanner is a valuable production device for the following markets and applications. This list is neither complete nor exclusive, there are more markets and applications than listed and it should be taken only as a general guideline. If you have a specific application that is not listed here, please check with your sales representative.

WideTEK® 36DS Markets

WideTEK® 36DS Applications


Maximum Document Size970 mm (38.2 inch) width. Information about the maximum scan length in the technical specification.
Maximum Scan Widthmax. 915 mm (36 inch)
Document Thicknessmax. 2.5 mm (0.1 in.)
Autoformat Size Recognitionyes
DIN FormatDIN A5 - DIN A0
ANSI FormatLegal, US E
User Defined Formatyes
Scanner Resolution1200 x 1200 dpi (optionally 9600 x 9600 dpi interpolated)
Optical Resolution1200 x 600 dpi
Pixel Dimension 9.3 x 9.3 µm
Paper PathFace up/Face down, Front entry, Front or rear exit
Scan Speed Color200 dpi - 22.9 m/min (15 inch/s)
300 dpi - 15.2 m/min (10 inch/s)
600 dpi - 6 m/min (4 inch/s)
1200 dpi - 3 m/min (2 inch/s)
Scan Speed BWWie 24 Bit Farbe
Color Depth48 bit color, 16 bit grayscale
Scan Output24 bit color, 8 bit color indexed, 8 bit grayscale, bitonal, enhanced halftone
File FormatsMultipage PDF (PDF/A) and TIFF, JPEG, JPEG 2000, PNM, PNG, BMP,
TIFF (Raw, G3, G4, LZW, JPEG), AutoCAD DWF, JBIG, DjVu,
DICOM, PCX, Postscript, EPS, Raw data
Scan direction± 0.08% across 36 inch scanning width
Transport direction± 0.08% with new transport rollers
Technical Specifications
Touchscreen7 inch color WVGA (wide VGA) touchscreen
Monitor22 inch preview screen (optionally available)
USB Port1 USB Port
Interface1 GBit Fast Ethernet with TCP/IP based Scan2Net® interface
Camera3 Tri-color CCD camera, 67.500 pixels, encapsulated and dust-proof
Light SourceTwo lamps with white LEDs, integrated optical diffusor,
no IR/UV radiation
Lamp Life Time50,000 h (typ.)
Dimensions Scanner
(H x W x D)
248 x 1094 x 685 mm (9.8 x 43 x 27 inches)
Weight Scanner64 kg (141 lbs.)
Electrical Specifications
Electrical Connection100-240 V AC, 47 - 63 Hz (external power supply,
complies with ECO standard CEC level VI)
Power Consumption< 0.5 W (Sleep) / 10.4 W (Standby) /
100 W (Ready to scan) / 190 W (Scanning)
Ambient Conditions
Operating Temp5 to 40 °C (40 to 105 °F)
Rel Humidity20 to 80 % (non-condensing)
Noise< 35 dB(A) (Scanning) / < 25 dB(A) (Standby)




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