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Contex Magnum XL 54 Feeds Images to Ideal's Online PlanRoom

For online viewing, ordering, and sale of large-format graphics




The Online PlanRoom from Ideal Scanners & Systems was designed primarily to enable all members of a construction project team to have easy access to all the computer-generated drawings and files scanned and archived by reprographic firms. But the customizable nature of the program makes it suitable for the quick scanning and online sale of wide-format color prints. According to Ideal's Jay Maggenheim, when the Online PlanRoom software is used in conjunction with Contex's 54-in. wide Magnum color scanner, it can open up new print-on-demand opportunities for large-format printing service bureaus, sign shops, and P-O-P display producers.

Ideal's Online PlanRoom is a secure hosting center that allows businesses to scan, index, edit, upload, search, retrieve, view, sell, and print all types of large-format graphics. Anyone with a web browser can instantly view and access the stored documents.

The Magnum XL's onboard color correction and 2D-filters for color sharpening and softening provide good results with a wide variety of input images. Color is captured at 42 bits and the scanner can handle media up to 0.6 in. thick. Ideal is a leading distributor of Contex wide-format scanners. (Ideal Scanners & Systems: 800-764-3325,; Contex:



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The First Installment of the new Interior Décor and Textiles Webinar Series, Bridging the Gap Between Commercial Peel-and-Stick Wall Graphics & Professional Home Décor, focuses on the technology used for these applications. Our expert panel of speakers cover topics such as what equipment to purchase, what to look for when purchasing, and the various applications you can offer with the equipment you currently have. Watch the first episode, sponsored by TVF, above.

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