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Press Releases

Image Access regularly releases news and information to the press. The press releases below offer you the latest news in PDF format as well as photos and other graphics which can be downloaded in full resolution for publication. If you need more information, contact us: Debra Ingendoh, Marketing, Media and Public Relations. We will be happy to answer your questions and provide further details.

Press Releases 2024

April 17, 2024
Canon USA Announces Cooperation with Image Access

On March 28, 2024, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, announced the addition of two large format scanners from Image Access to its imagePROGRAF printer portfolio, the WideTEK® 36CL CIS scanner and the WideTEK® 48 CCD scanner.

March 27, 2024
A Revolution in Art Digitization - WideTEK® 60ART-800

Dive into the future of artwork digitization and much more with the WideTEK 60ART, next-generation art scanner. With its cutting-edge technology, you can capture not only paintings but also a wide variety of other objects, digitize them simply and reproduce them in breathtaking detail.

Press Releases 2023

October 10, 2023
Image Access Exhibits at the 2023 Printing United Expo in Atlanta

Image Access is pleased to announce that we will again exhibit at the 2023 Printing United Expo in Atlanta, Georgia from October 18-20, 2023. Printing United brings the printing industry together in one place to experience over a million square feet of equipment, solutions, and the latest trends. Last year, the Printing United Expo drew over 4,500 visitors and this year even more are expected to attend. In our largest booth ever, Image Access will offer attendees a chance to experience many WideTEK and Bookeye products firsthand.

August 15, 2023
Image Access Exhibits Bookeye® 5 Scanner Family at IFLA in Rotterdam

After overcoming the global pandemic, an increased demand for digitization has emerged. Answering this increased demand, Image Access particularly pleased to present our digitization solutions at this year´s IFLA conference. The corresponding exhibition will be held in Rotterdam, open from Monday, August 21 through Thursday the 24th. Image Access will display the full range of brand new Bookeye book scanning solutions at our booth A9. The Bookeye 5 generation will be on display at the IFLA Congress in various sizes and models.

April 5, 2023
Image Access on Tour to Two Major North American Shows AAM and Graphics Canada

Image Access LP will exhibit at Graphics Canada in the Toronto International Centre from May 11 to May 13, 2023. This year is the 60th anniversary of Graphics Canada, the country´s longest-running and most popular trade show for graphic arts and printing. From May 19 to 22, 2023, Image Access will attend and exhibit at the American Alliance of Museums Expo in Denver, Colorado.

Press Releases 2022

November 3, 2022
Bookeye® 5 V1A-C35/50: Professional Book scanner generation 5 - Bigger, better, Image Access

Bookeye® 5 V1A-C35/C50 is the professional solution for demanding digitization projects that require high-quality images at maximum productivity rates while eliminating strenuous, repetitive tasks required of an operator to get the job done. The "biggest brother" of the book scanner family scans originals up to A1 in size at high speeds, with the unique book cradle for books up to 50 cm thick. The motor-driven glass plate operates three modes: fixed glass plate, without glass plate, and with an automatic mode.

September 15, 2022
VISION 2022 - Image Access participating as exhibitor for the first time

Image Access will exhibit for the first time at VISION in Stuttgart from 04 - 06 October 2022. VISION is the worlds leading trade show for image processing. Image Access will present its new WideSCAN bars, which are suitable for a wide range of inline inspections and scanning applications and are available in four different lengths of 12, 24, 36 and 48 inches.

September 13, 2022
Strong partners: Image Access + Compucenter de México

Compucenter de México is a long-time distributor of Image Access and provides Bookeye and WideTEK scanners to a wide range of customers in the Latin American region. (Content is only available in Spanish).

July 14, 2022
Image Access exhibits the full range of new Bookeye® 5 scanners at the IFLA exhibition in Dublin

After a break of two years we are more than excited to exhibit again at the IFLA World Library Information Congress and will bring the latest products to the 2022 IFLA Exhibition. This year, the exhibition will be held in Dublin, opened from Tuesday, July 26 till Thursday the 28th. We will exhibit together with our distributor Covergold Ltd. Image Access will display a full range of brand new Bookeye book scanning solutions at our booth B104.

April 5, 2022
Image Access To Show Bookeye® 5 V2A at RSA Spring Conference

Image Access LP is proud to announce that we will be attending the RSA Spring Conference 2022. The Spring meeting will be held in Lexington, Kentucky from April 20th through April 22nd. We will present the new Bookeye 5 V2A Automatic Book Scanner during the vendor reception on the evening of April 20th.

March 7, 2022
Bookeye® 5 V1A Professional - Cutting-Edge Technology for Book Scanning

The scanner of choice for wide format book scanning, the Bookeye® 5 V1A Professional book scanner for digitization projects which require formats more than DINA1+, up to 25x36 inches, is the fastest A1+ book scanner on the market and is extremely book-friendly, and safe. It has the lowest possible footprint in the industry for a desktop model A1+ book scanner.

January 18, 2022
Success Despite a Global Crisis - Image Access Reports Record-Breaking Year

The last two years have been dominated by the global Corona crisis, an extremely challenging time for many companies. Despite supply chain issues and international logistical challenges brought on by the crisis in 2020, Image Access was able to exceed the turnover of previous years, reporting record-breaking sales of scanners in 2021.

Press Releases 2021

November 30, 2021
World´s Fastest UV, VIS, IR, 3D and Backlight Flatbed Scanner in A3+ (12" x 18") Format

The WideTEK® 12-SPECTRUM scanner captures images faster and more accurately than many much higher priced lab instruments. This backlight flatbed scanner captures objects under ultraviolet (UV) at 365nm, visible light (VIS) as well as the infrared (IR) contrast of objects under IR light at 850nm in formats up to DIN A3+ (12" x 18").

September 15, 2021
The Best in Book Scanning - Bookeye® 5 Automatic

The latest additions to the 5th generation line of Image Access book scanners, the Bookeye 5 V3A/V2A Automatic are the perfect solution for automated high end digitization of books, magazines, posters, folders, or bound documents of all kinds. Completely redesigned to meet the latest technological standards and to comply with the strictest environmental standards, it offers unsurpassed image quality paired with simple operation, a modern design, and literally maintenance-free operation for all professional applications.

June 8, 2021
Introducing WideTEK 24F - A Revolutionary New Flatbed Scanner

While the nearest competitor needs 18 seconds for a full scan at 600dpi, the WideTEK 24F completes the same scan in 4 seconds and then, just one second later, it has already performed image cleanup, compression and transfer to anywhere in the network.

February 9, 2021
Is It a Scan or Just a Picture? Watch Our Video to See Why It Matters

If you`ve ever wondered what the difference is between a picture and a scan, this latest video will explain it to you in detail. Why does it matter? The answer is simple: huge differences in quality.

Press Releases 2020

September 8, 2020
e-Learning with Image Access - Online Service Training and Explanation Videos

Due to a number of factors including cost, travel and time restrictions, service training onsite at Image Access headquarters in Europe or in the U.S. is less frequently requested by customers. But the need for technical training on our products remains. Image Access invested a great deal of effort in e-Learning and can now offer service videos online and in multiple languages for the technicians of our distribution partners worldwide.

June 16, 2020
The Evolution of Bookeye - Bookeye® 5 V2 models now available!

The latest evolution in overhead book scanners, Bookeye® 5 V2, offers the fastest scanning speeds, is packed with new features and functionality, and impresses in a smaller, even more sleek design. In 1997, Image Access developed the first Bookeye® overhead book scanner, completely changing the way books and other documents were scanned and copied.

Press Releases 2019

December 10, 2019
Enhance productivity dramatically with a WideTEK® Stacker

The WT44STACK-1000 is a large format stacker that works seamlessly with any WideTEK scanner, even the WideTEK 36DS double sided scanner. The WT44STACK-1000 stacks up to 200 44? wide documents of a wide variety of media accurately and precisely.

September 30, 2019
Image Access exhibits at PRINTING United Expo in Dallas

Image Access will exhibit at the PRINTING United Expo at the Convention Center in Dallas, Texas from October 23 to 25, 2019 in booth 4323. PRINTING United is a new trade show built on the strong foundation of the former SGIA Expo.

August 28, 2019
Image Access will exhibit for the first time at the ICOM exhibition in Kyoto

Image Access will participate for the first time at the ICOM General Conference and the corresponding 2019 ICOM Exhibition and present interesting models to fulfill the specific requirements of museums: WideTEK 25, Bookeye 4 V2 and as a major highlight, the WideTEK 36ART. This major international conference will be held in the historic imperial city of Kyoto in Japan. You can find Image Access at booth N40.

August 27, 2019
Product Developments from Image Access

Image Access GmbH from Wuppertal has been a successful manufacturer of large format and book scanners for 25 years. Launched in 1994 with a series of graphics cards, the company now produces and sells a wide range of large format scanners worldwide, which are developed and manufactured exclusively at the German company location since its inception.

August 15, 2019
Image Access exhibits the full range of Bookeye® scanners on at the IFLA exhibition in Athens

Every year, Image Access exhibits at the IFLA World Library Information Congress and will again bring the latest products to the 2019 IFLA Exhibition. Image Access will display a full range of Bookeye book scanning solutions at our booth A115. The Bookeye 4 V3 Kiosk system is a smart alternative to copiers. The larger brother, the Bookeye 4 V2 self-service scanner will be on display with a billing system. You can also see the high-end model of the worlds number 1 book scanner, Bookeye 4 V2 Semiautomatic. Finally, we will exhibit the Bookeye 4 V1A.

May 8, 2019
David Gerbholz Now Responsible for Sales in U.S. and Canada

Image Access would like to announce that David Gerbholz, who joined Image Access in January 2019 and assumed responsibility for all customers west of the Mississippi, is now responsible for sales and customer relationships in all of North America and Canada, effective May 1, 2019. 

May 3, 2019
Bookeye® and WideTEK® Scanners on Tour at International Library and Museum Shows in May

From May 7 - 10, 2019, the 2019 ELAG Conference will take place in the Staatsbibiliotek (State Library of Berlin) in Berlin, Germany. ELAG is Europes leading conference on the use of information technology in libraries and documentation centers. For over thirty years, the ELAG (European Library Automation Group) conference has offered library and IT professionals the opportunity to discuss new technologies and developments and share best practices. Accompanying the conference, there will be an exhibition featuring companies specialized in library automation technologies, presenting their latest developments and projects.

February 14, 2019
Image Access Celebrates 25th Anniversary

Thomas Ingendoh, CEO and founder of Image Access, started the business in February 1994 from the ground up, with a vision of producing the best camera optics on the market. In the 25 years since, Image Access has become the technology leader in large format scanning. "We always focused on the core technology of scanners and grew from a camera manufacturer to today´s large format scanner manufacturer" said CEO Ingendoh. From its first graphic board with a full color resolution of 1600*1200, developed in 1994 and sold through Siemens Medical; Image Access has emerged to become a highly diversified wide format scanner vendor with the most expansive product offering in the industry -- not only sheet feed scanners up to 60" wide but also book scanners and flatbed scanners in various sizes and a large number of OEM devices.

Press Releases 2018

August 15, 2018
Image Access Exhibits New Products at the IFLA Exhibition in Kuala Lumpur

Image Access exhibits every year at the IFLA World Library Information Congress and will again bring the latest products to the 2018 IFLA Exhibition. On our booth B150, we will have a premiere as we display two new models for the first time at IFLA: the Bookeye® 4 V2 Semiautomatic and the WideTEK® 36ART.

June 25, 2018
Image Access Introduces New 60" Scanner at Record Breaking Low Price

Image Access, the world leader in large format scanning technology, is introducing the WideTEK® 60CL, the largest WideTEK scanner. This new product complements the powerful line of WideTEK scanners, with models now ranging from 36" to 48" and 60" scanning widths. Speed can be up to 15"/s for the full width in grayscale but is limited to 10"/s for safe paper handling.

April 19, 2018
Experience the WideTEK® 36ART on its Worldwide Tour

In May 2018, Image Access will continue its worldwide tour with the Annual Meeting & Museum Expo in Phoenix, Arizona and the Museums + Heritage Show at Olympia London, UK.

April 10, 2018
Image Access To Sponsor At RSA And ReproMAX Conferences

In April 2018, Image Access LP will attend two reprographic association conferences in the U.S. as a vendor sponsor; the RSA Shareholders Meeting in San Diego and the ReproMAX Annual Spring Conference.

March 6, 2018
WideTEK® 48CL - Fastest Sheetfeed in 48 Inches

Industrial quality production scanner running at top speeds.
The WideTEK® 48CL-600 is the newest member of the CL series of wide format scanners designed by Image Access to offer industrial quality scanning without the high price tag normally associated with a scanner of this size for applications in architecture, surveying, reprography or media clipping.