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ColorWave 3600/3800 Series
ColorWave Color Printers
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Wide Format Printer Buyer's Guide
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The most productive all-in-one large format printing system - monochrome and color
Push the boundaries of your large format printing with the ColorWave 3600/3800 series large format printing system, a monochrome and color printer, scanner, and copier in one convenient single footprint. Gain a competitive edge with distinctive high-quality wide format drawings and presentations without the need for expensive coated paper. Save greatly on space, supplies, and maintenance by using one system for both color and monochrome work. With its intuitive design, the ColorWave 3600/3800 color printer is one of the easiest to use walk-up printers in the market today. Produce up to 225 D - sized monochrome and color prints per hour - to meet a rush deadline without breaking a sweat. This large format printing system can hold up to four media rolls and prints come out dry, cut-to-size, and ready to use.
The Canon patented CrystalPoint technology ensures robust, waterfast prints with sharp lines, high readability of fine details, and smooth, even area fills.
Key Highlights of ColorWave 3000 Series Printers
- Manage complex jobs and avoid misprints with the intuitive Clear Connect software suite & user interface and support of multiple driver software applications.
- Enjoy convenient, fast and reliable multitasking with the secure POWERsync controller (running on Windows 10 IoT Enterprise OS).
- Optional online folder, offering different folded packages that can be prepared and printed right from your desktop.
- Instantly dry prints on flexible media choices including bond, film, waterfast Tyvek, polypropylene and recycled paper.
- Intuitively print, copy and scan on one system using the seamlessly integrated Scanner Express for effortless and time saving operation.
Patented CrystalPoint Technology
The best of solid toner paired with inkjet printing technology uses accurate dot positioning to create crisp, vibrant graphics that dry instantly on plain and recycled media. The wide format plotter delivers instantly dry prints, so there is zero drying time and your prints can be handled, stacked or folded immediately.
Like other members of the Canon large format family, this color printer works just like a tablet thanks to the ClearConnect user interface. The ClearConnect software suite also gives you more flexible and effortless ways to submit and manage files. Print from your desktop via Publisher Select or Direct Print software to manage complex document sets. You can even print from the cloud using your smartphone or tablet.
The ColorWave 3600/3800 series printers / plotters utilize unique TonerPearls toner making a totally clean printing / plotting system: no fine dust, no odor and minimal waste disposal.
The ColorWave 3600/3800 large format printer / copier / scanner converts solid toner "pearls" into a gel which is jetted and crystallized onto any type of paper or other media. By utilizing solid toner without fusing chemicals, the printer delivers virtually emission-free printing with no ozone, odor, or fine powder emissions.
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|Description||Large format black & white and color on one productive system|
|Imaging Technology||CrystalPoint technology|
|Toner||TonerPearls for CYMK, 500 grams per color|
|Speed||B&W: CAD: 225 D size//hr.
Color: CAD: 212 D size//hr.
|Configuration||Printer only or all-in-one / single footprint multi-functional|
|Size Main Engine
(W x D x H)
|82.7” x 34.5” x 63.2”|
|Weight Main Engine||556 lbs. (252 kg) - 829 lbs. (376 kg)|
|Paper Rolls||2 - 6 rolls|
|Maximum Paper Capacity||3,900 ft., 650 ft. on a roll (1200 m, 200 m per roll)|
|Paper Weight||16 - 40 lb. bond (60 - 160 g/m2); up to 8 mil specialty media|
|Roll Width||11" - 42" (297 - 1067 mm)|
|Output Delivery||Top delivery tray, Stacker Select, Folder Express 3011, take-up unit|
|Media Type||Paper: Plain 75-90-120-160g (Bond), Recycled, Colored, Fluorescent, Blueback Specialties: Polyester film, Self-adhesive film/paper, Tyvek™, Roll up film, Soft banner, Vellum|
|Client Operating System Support||Windows® 2000 / XP / Windows Vista® / 7 / Windows Server® 2003 / Windows Server® 2008, Terminal Server, Citrix® MetaFrame, Mac OS® 9 / Mac OS X®|
|Processor||4 Core, 4 Thread Core i3-8100
6 Core, 6 Thread Core i5-8500
|Memory||8 GB DDR4|
|Hard Disk||2 x 500 gb|
|Interface||10/100/1000 Base-T with RJ45|
|Page Description Language||HP-GL, HP-GL/2, TIFF, JPEG, Adobe PostScript 3/PDF/APPE, CALS-I, NIRS, ASCII, CalComp, C4|
|New Set of Security Features||New Set of Security Features Whitepaper|
|Options||Adobe Postscript 3 / PDF/APPE printing
Adobe fonts: Chinese Traditional / Chinese Simplified / Japanese / Korean
|Description||Contact Image Sensor (CIS) with Color Image Logic™ Technology|
|Scan Resolution||600 x 600 dpi|
|Scan Speed||Copying: Up to 31.8 ft./min. (9.7 m/min.)
B/W Scanning: Up to 47.9 ft./min. (14.6 m/min.)
Color Scanning: Up to 15.7 ft./min. (4.8 m/min.)
|Scan Format||TIFF, PDF, PDF/A, JPEG, CALS, multi-page PDF, multi-page PDF/A and multi-page TIFF|
|Scan Destination||Local USB flash drive, FTP, SMB, Controller, mobile device via Océ Mobile WebTools|
|Original Width||8.2" - 36" (208 - 914 mm)|
|Original Length||8.2" - 52.5 ft. (208 mm - 16 m)|
|Original Thickness||Maximum 0.03" (0.8 mm) non-rigid documents|
|Zoom||Scale to standard format Custom: 10 - 1,000%|
|Preset Modes||Lines & text, Lines & text draft, Folded lines & text, Photo, Colored, Dark original, Blueprint|
(W x D x H)
|43" x 12" x 5.5" (1,097 x 308 x 140 mm)|
|Weight Scanner||46 lbs. (24.5 kg)|
|Hardware||Stacker Select, take-up unit|
|Software||Repro Desk Studio, Repro Desk Select, Repro Desk Professional and Direct Print software|
Colorado Series Media Guide
One guide that covers all the different type of wide format media to create all kinds of applications on the Colorado Series Printers. From paper, posters, pop , banners, window perforated vinyl, polypropylene , window films and canvas specialty products.
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Large Format Solutions Service and Support Brochure
Our mission is to provide quality service and support that consistently meets your productivity requirements. That means providing the highest quality parts along with rapid, responsive service that flexes as your needs change.
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Large Format Graphics Solutions Overview
At Canon Solutions America, we are committed to helping our customers grow their business success. We can provide one-stop support, helping reduce the finger-pointing often experienced when integrating and troubleshooting cross-vendor media, hardware, and applications issues.
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Is your large format printer a potential target for hackers?
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ColorWave 3600 Printer Cost of Drawings
Use this reference document to help estimate the cost of drawings printed on the ColorWave 3600, from 8 application types including B/W CAD, Color CAD, Rendering and more!
Consumable Supplies for the ColorWave® 3000 Series Printers
Are you looking to break into new wide format markets? Increase your margins and differentiate yourself from the competition? The new ColorWave 3000 Series printers and the wide range of media they can print on for a wide array of applications may be your answer!
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CrystalPoint Technology Brief
With CrystalPoint technology, you can have the best of both worlds: crisp, high quality color and black-and white prints, even on plain and recycled paper. It is ideal for a wide range of applications including CAD plots, GIS documents, and graphic arts.
Image Logic Technology Brief
Image Logic is a proprietary, patented, state-of-the-art technology that provides the most productive, reliable, and easy-to-use solution for high quality copying and scanning available on the market. This unique technology consistently turns imperfect originals into high quality copies and scans. Key to its efficiency is that it works automatically with little, if any, intervention by the user.
Drivers and Software
In this area you will find information related to software supporting large format, production printing and office printing equipment, including: Applications and Utilities, Color Profiles, Drivers, Patches and Updates, Security Information, and User Manuals.
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