Contex Adds HP PageWide XL Printer Driver to Nextimage’s Extensive List of Supported Devices

 The Market’s Fastest Wide Format Scanners Can Now Pair With the Market’s Fastest Printer

Chantilly, VA -- January 7, 2016 -- Contex, the world's leader of wide format scanning and imaging solutions, today announces that its Nextimage Repro scanning software now supports the HP PageWide XL Printer portfolio. With this capability, Contex is making it possible for the market’s fastest wide format scanners to print to the market’s fastest printer.1 Like all application printer drivers, this capability is at no cost to Contex customers, and is immediately available for Nextimage Repro users.

“Contex builds intelligence into Nextimage Repro that simplifies the scanning, copying and printing process,” comments Morten, Marketing Director, Contex A/S. “By developing an application printer driver for the HP PageWide XL Printer portfolio, we are making it possible for Contex customers to get the most accurate output, while taking advantage of the exceptional scanning and printing speeds”

Application Printer Drivers vs Windows Printer Drivers

With the HP PageWide XL Printer driver support, Contex solidifies its position as the wide format scanning technology leader supporting the most output devices, now exceeding 60 printers. Exclusive to Contex wide format scanners, these drivers surpass regular Windows printer drivers in both speed and ease of use, especially with variable large formats.

The application printer drivers are built into Nextimage Repro, which automatically detects new networked devices. To begin printing to HP PageWide XL Printers, Contex customers simply need to plug the printer into the Contex scanner.or network. Within seconds, Nextimage Repro can send scans to print.

Perfect Color from Scan to Print

Contex’s color calibration wizard ensures color accuracy between the scanned image and output. The wizard walks users through the steps to calibrate the scanner and printer. The Nextimage feature ensures that the color in the scan matches the color in the output.

The multi-function scanning and copying or printing capabilities are only available in Nextimage Repro. Nextimage Scan + Archive customers can upgrade to the Repro version for a nominal fee. Free software trials are available for download.

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About Contex

As the world's largest developer and producer of large format imaging solutions, Contex leads the market with innovative technology and advanced scan and copy software applications. Over the years, Contex scanners have received numerous awards from leading trade publications and analyst firms including Cadalyst, Wide Format Imaging and BERTL. Sold worldwide in more than 90 countries, Contex solutions are recognized in a wide range of industries for reliability, value, high performance and superb image quality. For more information, please visit

(1) Printing at up to 30 D/A1 pages/minute and up to 1500 D/A1 pages/hour, the HP PageWide XL 8000 Printer is faster than alternatives for large-format printing of technical documents, GIS maps, and point-of-sale (POS) posters under $200,000 USD as of March, 2015 including 36-inch wide LED printers (printing up 22 D/A1 pages/minute) and wide-format printers based on Memjet technology (printing up to 800 D/A1 pages/hour). Based on internal HP testing of the HP PageWide XL 8000 Printer in line drawing print mode on uncoated bond paper printing in D/A1 landscape.


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