All Graphtec scanners currently use the CIS sensor system, ensuring sharp, crisp and clear image reproduction. This technical advantage is further reinforced by a very accurate paper feed and hold technology. Even deep wrinkles on paper can be smoothed to provide optimal image reproduction. Graphtec scanners provide stunning high-resolution images compared to other products in the market. Graphtec scanners (CS610/510/CSX300) achieve a wider color gamut using the CIS method instead of the older CCD method. (CS610/510/CSX300) can produce high levels of precision and accuracy, as well as a high Optical Resolution of 600dpi. These are truly state-of-the-art scanners that not only meet the needs of industries requiring precise images such as civil engineering drawings, city planning drawings and apparel paper patterns, but also satisfy the needs of the graphic arts and printing industries.
What is the CIS (Contact Image Sensor) method used in the image scanner?
Image scanners can use one of two methods to scan documents—CIS or CCD.
Graphtec employs the leading-edge CIS method for optical systems in its scanners.
Enabling extremely high-resolution and high-accuracy input with large-format scanners, the CIS (Contact Image Sensor) method is a state-of-the-art scanning technology that uses contact image sensors developed solely by Graphtec.
(optical reduction method)
Light from the light source is reflected by the document’s surface. This reflected light is reflected further by a mirror, directed through a lens, and received by the CCD.
Since the CCD reads light reduced by the lens, this method is called the “optical reduction method”.
(contact image sensor method)
The light from the three RGB color LEDs used as light source are reflected by the document. This reflected light is received in turn by the CIS sensor, which performs the actual scanning. The LEDs, lens, and sensor are integrated into a single module. Since these components are all rods of the same length in close contact, this method is called the “contact image sensor” method. This is the method used by Graphtec.
This method is ideal for markets that require precision for applications such as civil engineering survey drawings, urban planning drawings, and apparel patterns.
Features of CIS method
Sharp image scanning
All models provide 600dpi optical resolution and 9600 dpi interpolated resolution allowing high-resolution and high-quality scanning.
Further high-resolution and high-quality scanning is enhanced by Graphtec technology that improve contact between document and sensor.
No Warm-up time
The scanner is ready for scanning 10 seconds after power on *1, thus saving energy.
This feature meets several environmental standards.
P ower consumption is 5w or less when it is in power save mode.*2
Compact design saves space, operability and resource.
*1 18s for CS510/610/IS210
*2 6.3W or less for CS610
GRAPHTEC CIS method
High-speed is provided with our long-established document feeding technology.
CS/IS Series scanning system
Scans thick medium up to 20.3 mm (0.8 inch)
CS610 Series supports the ITA (Intelligent Thickness Adjustment) feature, allowing for scanning of thick medium up to 20.3 mm (0.8 inch). To load a medium using the ITA feature while automatically detecting its thickness, first press the ITA button to activate the function. Then gently push the top edge of the medium against the top cover, which allows the cover to rise up. After loading the medium, the cover closes to place it in position.
Supports a mechanism that can "Iron out" the wrinkles on paper and ensure reliable paper feeding
CS 610/510 and IS210 adopt a new paper pressure feeding mechanism, which helps smooth out even the badly wrinkled paper and ensure optimal image reproduction. Thick medium can be securely held to guarantee correct feeding, resulting in accurate scanning.
Equipped with sliding paper guides with a right-left balancing function
All series now have as standard the sliding paper guides with a right-left balancing function, a very useful mechanism when loading medium, and has proved very popular among many users.
Specifications CS 210
ANSI E to ISO A4
Maximum scanning medium width
1,092 mm/43 inches ( centered )
Effective scanning area
Width : 1,066.8 mm/42 inches ( centered )
Length : 999.999 m ( maximum ) *1
1.5 mm (0.06 inches) or less (including the carrier sheet)
Document thickness detection
(in 1 dpi increments)
50 to 800 dpi
Main scanning system
Contact image sensor system (five A4 sensors in a zigzag pattern)
Sub scanning system
Document travel (sheet through) system
Scanning speed *2
When the document thickness is 1.5 mm/0.06 inches or less ( 400 dpi, ISO A0 )
Monochrome : 13s
Gray : 19s
When the document thickness is 1.5 mm/0.06 inches to 20.32 mm/0.8 inches ( 400 dpi, ISO A0 )
Windows Vista, Windows XP Professional, Windows XP Home Edition, Windows 2000 Professional
*1 The maximum length of 999m can be set at the ScanningMaster21+. But actual scanning length varies depending on the specification of PC and the condition of scanned document.The scanning of the long length is out of the guarantee.
*2 Including data transfer time Scanning system requirements (Scanning speed may decrease depending on PC specifications)
CPU : Pentium4 3.2GHz or higher ; Memory : 1 GB or more ; Interface : USB2.0
*3 Notes on scanning precision
Scanning precision may vary slightly depending on the grad eand thickness of the medium being scanned, and on the operating conditions. The precision figures above were measured under the operating conditions
Test chart used: Mylar sheet #200
Guaranteed precision conditions: Temperature 20 +/- 3 °C ; Humidity 60% +/- 10% R.H.
Guaranteed scanning precision range: Width : 1,066.8mm ; Length : 1,508.7mm ; Thickness : 1.5mm or less
Scanning precision at 1 meter length
*4 Power save mode is set when the document is not loaded and not operated more than 13 minutes
Power save mode is canceled when document is loaded
Versatile “Scanning Master 21+” driver software enables a range of scanner and data operations
The Scanning Master 21+ software for scanners provides a wide range of features, including a powerful backup solution for those using scanners. This software converts scanned data into digital data and offers simple data editing and correction functions. Specify scan settings for specific needs.
Simple copy function
Offers an integral Scan-to-Print function. After scanning the document, you can have scanned data printed automatically via the Windows driver.
Skewed documents fed into the scanner are automatically deskewed for skews of up to ±7.1°. Available for grayscale, 256-bit color, and full-color data as well as bilevel data.
Automatic despeckling function
Automatically removes speckles as the document is scanned.
Any speckles below the specified pixel level are removed for monochrome data. For grayscale and color data, the software applies an averaging function to match surrounding colors.
Entire drawing/Detailed drawing function
Displays the entire image in a separate window. This function lets you confirm which part of the image to display.
Displays a detailed drawing of the image displayed at the current cursor position in a separate window.
Lets you make scan settings/documentspecific scan settings
You can set scanning conditions suitable for different document types (e.g., maps, drawings, or blueprints) in advance to enable easy selection of the most appropriate scanning environment.
Moreover, these conditions can be edited and new scanning conditions added and stored.
Suppressing the background color
To enable scanning, you can adjust White point, Crease reduction threshold level, and Crease reduction intensity values to turn the background of the tracing paper or mylar film white.
Continuous scanning function
Press the scanner Scan key on the main body to enable continuous scanning. File names are automatically numbered and saved sequentially.
Saving scanned data as PDF files
Select the appropriate command from the File menu to save scanned data in PDF file format. This feature enables various data management and application methods.