Color System 4050

30 Jun, 2001 By: Michael Lennox

The Océ Color System 4050 scans documents 51.5" wide and captures up to 50" of the document.

5 stars out of 5

The Océ Color System 4050 ($26,800) scans documents 51.5" wide and captures up to 50" of the document. Capable of scanning documents up to 0.6" thick, the Color System 4050 works equally well for mounted documents and standard-sheet thicknesses. The Color System 4050 was one of the faster scanners reviewed, scanning a D-size 24-bit image at 400dpi in 1 minute, 30 seconds. Hardware-based image enhancement filters produce the highest-quality scanned images possible. The Color System 4050 also has dual Ultra-fast SCSI connections that allow two systems to access the scanner. You can use it for both scan-to-file archiving and scan-to-print applications without swapping cables.

OceScan 2.1's powerful, easy-to-use filters help you create clean scans even from less-than-perfect originals.

Beginners will get started easily with Océ Scan 2, the Color System 4050's software. Advanced users can use its powerful features to make precise refinements to images. Océ Scan 2 lets you select from a variety of preset media types, such as light blueprints or dark brown sepias, to optimize settings and enhance details. Additional color-feature extraction controls and sharpening and softening filters help bring out detail in poor-quality documents.

Océ Scan 2 supports dozens of image formats and lets you convert between these formats individually or in batch mode. You set calibration through a step-by-step wizard. The Color System 4050 supports the use of ICC profiles, the industry standard for color calibration, to ensure color fidelity between scanner and printer.

Another application provided with the reviewed system, Océ Color Copy 5, is a straightforward scan-to-print application that controls all details of the scanning and printing process.

The Océ Color System 4050 is a quality product, coupled with excellent software. It's a great choice for any wide-format scanning application. Highly Recommended.

About the Author: Michael Lennox