The VERSASCAN Range of Large Format A1 through DOUBLE A0 Flatbed Scanners manufactured by SMA Electronic Document GmbH of Germany

Digital Scanning & Microfilm Equipment – DS & ME has been honored to be the Distributor of the VERSASCAN Range of Large Format A1 through DOUBLE A0 Flatbed Scanners manufactured by SMA Electronic Document GmbH of Germany for the Australian, Papua New Guinea & Oceania market for the past TWENTY-20 years.

Technical Information about the SMA Range of VERSASCAN Fine Art Scanners

  • Scanning bed dimensions model 4870: 48×70 inches = 1,219 x 1,778 mm (size of originals is unlimited with inline digital stitching)
  • Number of cameras: 4
  • Number of light sources: 7 LED (free of UV and IR)
  • Colour depth: 24 bit (colour) 8 bit (grayscale)
  • Capable resolution: 300 dpi to 1200 dpi
  • Supported file formats: TIF (recommended), JPG, PNG, PSD

The VERSASCAN Range of Large Format A1 through DOUBLE A0 Flatbed Scanners incorporates state-of-the-art Visual3D technology.

As the scan head passes across the original, dual adjustable light sources illuminate the scanning area at different angles.

This enables the four cameras to capture depth and texture, simulating a 3D effect that wasn’t possible before.

Brush strokes, grain, and subtle tones come to life, allowing us to digitize surfaces such as painted canvas, wood, fabrics, and metals.

The VERSASCAN Range of Large Format A1 through DOUBLE A0 Flatbed Scanners includes the various scanners listed below.

The VERSASCAN model 2550 A1 PLUS which offers quite a bit more scanning range than other A1 scanners. With a Scanning range of 635 x 1270 mm = 25 x 50 inches it is a cross between an A1 and A0 scanner.

Full details available online @ SMA VERSASCAN A1 to Double A0 Size Flatbed Scanners

The VERSASCAN model 3650 is SMA’s best seller. With a Scanning range of 914 x 1270 mm = 36 x 50 inches. The VERSASCAN 3650 is known around the world for quality, performance, and durability. This A0 flatbed scanner
covers most scanning jobs.
SMA VERSASCAN 3650 – Simply the Best Flatbed Scanner in the World!
The VERSASCAN model 36100.
The perfect choice for large challenges. With a scanning length of 2.54 meters, it is the only scanner of its kind. With a Scanning range of 914 x 2540 mm = 36 x 100 inches, it takes care of those long originals that nobody else can scan.
The VERSASCAN model 4870. SMA’s other DOUBLE A0 flatbed scanner with a Scanning range of 1219 x 1778 mm = 48 x 70 inches, it is a step further from the
VERSASCAN 3650 offering extra scanning range towards the width as well as the length.

The SMA model 4870 Large Format Flatbed Scanner for Artwork & Fine Art plus the Décor/Industry and Cultural Heritage applications

Artwork Scanning and Reproductions from the Left Bank Art Group – Toby Simm Managing Director
Fine Art Scanning Services | Large Flatbed Scanner 48″ by 70″ | Chica Prints

SMA Electronic Document GmbH of Germany Releases their NEW Contactless Scanner EPIC 4870

Contact free scanning with a Scanning range of 1219 x 1778 mm = 48 x 70 inches


SMA proudly presents V3D – a new scanning technology which allows users to scan many diverse types of originals. It offers the capability of digitizing structured surfaces such as wood, rubber, plastic, fabrics, carpet and many more types of material. Finally, light reflecting items such as coins, seals and metal prints can be captured at the highest quality. V3D technology presents new opportunities as it can be applied to materials outside the normal archive and library world.

What is V3D Scanning?

V3D stands for VISUAL 3D. It is a newly designed scanning technology that produces results that look like 3D. The process is based on different lighting scenarios where the same area is being captured with several different lighting angles on the fly. The software then combines the separate images into one image. As a result, V3D images offer perfect reproductions of almost any structured surface. In addition, it increases the depth of the field significantly. This approach is unique and raises the outstanding
image quality of SMA scanners to another level. The V3D function can be disabled and regular 2D scanning can be performed.

Absolutely Unique

SMA is the only company in the world that offers a full line of large format flatbed scanners varying from A1+ to double A0+ as
well as a line of manual and robotic book scanners. All flatbed scanners are suitable for scanning large and fragile originals that
do not require a book cradle or cannot be handled by a feeder. Due to its newly designed roll-away mount it is easy to move the scanners around – regardless of their size. Simply unlock the flatbed scanner, fold it up and off you go. Alternatively, a motorized height adjustment is available in order to accommodate different working positions. The book scanners are designed to handle
large and thick books with a pressure sensor controlling the book cradle. All SMA scanners offer the highest possible optical resolution in the market – in particular in large sizes such as A0 and above.

Total Convenience

Operating SMA flatbed scanners is as easy as operating a photo copier. Open the lid, place the document, close the lid and hit the scan button – that’s it! Alternatively, the scanner can conveniently be operated via foot switch. The same applies for our book scanners. Simply place the book and hit the scan button. The rest of the process is fully automatic. All the operator has to do is to flip the page and release the scan. All SMA scanners are equipped with a special LED light illuminator that does not produce any
ultraviolet or infrared radiation. Harmless and uniform illumination is guaranteed. The illuminator of all SMA scanners is located inside the scan head and is simply moved across the original. As a result, all SMA scanners can be operated independent from ambient light and do not irritate the operator ‘s eyes.

Fast, faster, SMA

SMA scanners were designed for applications where speed is an issue. The utilized scanning and interface technology guarantees the highest possible productivity. Further, the capability of scanning bidirectionally cuts the mechanical impact in half and increases productivity further. It doesn’t get any faster than that!

Quality Made in Germany

Our line of scanners is equipped with a unique scan engine Made in Germany. It provides high quality images based on state-of-the-art technology. Bitonal, grey scale or color images can be produced with a resolution of up to 1200 ppi. All our scanners achieve an extremely high geometrical accuracy which makes them ideal for usage in the GIS, cartography, and land survey

More SMA Products

For long-term preservation SMA offers an extensive line of Archive Writers along with microfilm processors as well as micrographic consumables.


Simplify High Volume Scanning

Batch Scan Wizard is a fast and easy to use software solution from Image Access for professional management of large scanning volumes and jobs. The software increases data throughput and reduces operational tasks substantially. Batch Scan Wizard is ideal for processing large volume scanning jobs but is just as useful for smaller volumes in which more advanced operations like page splitting or extracting specific areas on a document is required.

The operator creates a job and configures a template for the job. Then, all images scanned are collected in the job until the job is closed by the operator. In addition to the standard scan parameters like brightness, contrast, color mode or file format Batch Scan Wizard lets operators predefine specific areas of a document to extract, scan and save as separate images. Nothing is lost, because you can reopen a stored scan job and change it with the features cut, delete, insert, and replace for any selected image
in the job. You can also change the filename or directory location of the job.

Batch Scan Wizard supports all Scan2Net® scanners and their functions. Using Batch Scan Wizard’s rescan function, a previously scanned image is held in memory. Color mode, file format, rotation, mirror and camera settings can be modified without having to rescan. The new settings will affect the image immediately, without having to physically rescan the document. When you have optimized your scan parameters, you can save the new images or replace an image in your batch.

The new, freely configurable workflow tracking in Batch Scan Wizard supports you with information about your files in each scanning job. This record includes date and time for each image scanned, the scanning parameters used, the PC used and the location of your images.

Batch Scan wizard scan job indexing will help with the compilation of individual variables and/or combinations of variables for the automatic creation of file and directory names and their directory structures.

Batch Scan Wizard Functions:

  • Create custom templates for specific scanning parameters, file naming conventions and directory locations
  • Automatic generation of file and directory names and directory structures using individual or combinations of variables
  • Freely configurable file, directory, and scan template names (via manual input, barcode or using variables)
  • Configurable keyboard shortcuts to optimize processing speed
  • Supports all Scan2Net® functions as well as page splitting, page region extractions, zoom, rotate, invert and mirror
  • Interface allows operators to select a variable number of image windows
  • Individual image scaling horizontally, vertically or adapted to the window size
  • Cut, delete, replace and insert a selected image into a previously generated job
  • Multiprocessor and hyperthreading support
  • Indexing scan jobs
  • Keyboard shortcuts, file menu and mouse context menus
  • File format output: Multipage PDF (PDF/A) und TIFF, JPEG, JPEG 2000, PNM, PNG, BMP, TIFF (Raw, G3, G4, LZW, JPEG),
    AutoCAD DWF, JBIG, DjVu, DICOM, PCX, Postscript, EPS, Raw data
  • Image enhancement features such as cropping, masking, desqewing, brightness, contrast, gamma, despeckle
  • Threshold can be set to fixed or dynamic
  • Integrated full-screen display

PerfectStitch – The Easiest Way to Make One Out of Two!

The PerfectStitch software is the easiest, most intuitive solution for fast and accurate stitching of two JPEG or TIFF images.

Using the high-quality images generated by SMA scanners, you can achieve a perfect stitching result in three simple steps.

Double the scan area of your scanner with Perfect Stitch!

For any book, drawing, map or plan plus archival document or fragile material no matter the size – e.g. less than A 5 = 148 x 210 mm = ( 5.83 x 8.27 inches ) or up to Double A 0 Plus = 2,000 x 1,210 mm = ( 78.7 x 47.64 inches ) – which requires Scanning, Digitising = Digitizing & or Imaging for your Digitisation Projects, no matter how large or small then contact Laurie Varendorff @ email @ Laurie Varendorff ARMA; or Phone: Australia @ 0417 094 147 – International @ +61 417 094 147 at Digital Scanning & Microfilm Equipment – DS & ME.

Laurie will be able to advise if DS & ME has the specialised equipment available for the Scanning, Digitising, & or Imaging from a minimum size of A 6 = 148 mm in width by 105 mm in height up to a maximum size of over Double A 0 = 1189 mm plus in width by 841 mm plus in height for books or Fragile Document/s, Map/s, Plan/s or Engineering, Architectural plus other types of Drawing/s required to meet a prospective client’s individual requirements.

For any form of microfilm aperture card, jacket, microfiche, microfilm – 16 / 35 mm Roll, micrographic & microform requirements, no matter how small or complex, please contact us via the Contact Us @ DS & ME facility at this website or email Laurie Varendorff at  – Digital Scanning & Microfilm Equipment – DS & ME – Email: Laurie Varendorff & we will do everything in our power to fulfil your requirements.

For Further Assistance? If you require details on the range of Digital Microfilm Reader – Viewer – Scanner – Printers available in the Australian – New Zealand – & Oceania Region or any of DS & ME’s extensive range of Microfilm or Book & Large Format Fragile Document Scanners on any the products or services listed on this website or require a quotation you can send an e-mail, or phone Laurie Varendorff via email @ Laurie Varendorff; or Phone: Australia @ 0417 094 147 – International @ +61 417 094 147

Digital Scanning & Microfilm Equipment – DS & ME for All Things Book & Fragile Archival Document plus Micrographic Scanning, Digitising & Imaging services the Australian – New Zealand – Papua New Guinea & Oceania Market which includes all states & territories of Australia including Western Australia, South Australia, Victoria, Tasmania, New South Wales, the Australian Capital Territory, Queensland, the Northern Territory plus New Zealand – NZ  plus surrounding areas in Oceania where our Business Partners provide us with the authority to promote, install & to provide ongoing technical support for their nominated equipment range.