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ColorWave 3600/3800 Series


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Large Format Buyers Guide Cover

Wide Format Printer Buyer's Guide

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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.
Resolution 600 dpi
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
Description POWERsync controller
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
Size Scanner
(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

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Materials Safety Data Information

Downloads for drivers, manuals, software, firmware and safety data

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Arizona and Colorado Series Media Guides

These guides cover all the different types of wide format media and supplies to create all kinds of applications on the Arizona or Colorado Series Printers. From paper, posters, pop, banners, window perf, vinyl, polypropylene, window films, canvas and 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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Security Risk

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!

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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!

Download Consumable Supplies for the ColorWave® 3500 and 3600 Printers
Download Consumable Supplies for the ColorWave® 3700 and 3800 Printers

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.

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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.

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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.

Drivers and Software

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Product Demos

ColorWave 3600/3800 and PlotWave 3000/5000/7500 Printer Series Portfolio Trailer

ColorWave 3600/3800 Printer Series Full Demo

ColorWave 3600/3800 Printer Series Trailer Video


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