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Highly flexible and versatile high speed, full-color inkjet printer
The new ColorStream 6000 series is Canon’s latest offering to make the future of inkjet printing even more colorful. The ColorStream 6000 inkjet printer has the reliability and the flexibility of the ColorStream 3000, the compact layout of the ColorStream 3000Z, as well as the outstanding features of the ColorStream 6000. This combination makes it the most versatile and productive inkjet web press available today.
The ColorStream 6000 series offers high speed, high-quality full-color inkjet printers with a speed range of 157 to 417 feet per minute (344 up to 1818 letter images per minute) in full color and an optional fast monochrome mode at 492 feet per minute.Through its unique combination of efficiency, flexibility and quality this color inkjet printer simplifies and accelerates the transition from monochrome to full-color or even 5 or 6 colors. The DigiDot multilevel dot modulation produces crisp details and smooth halftones with a perceived quality of 1200 dpi. Canon's DigiDot technology is made even better with the new advanced print head calibration and the unique PreFire refresh technology.
The ColorStream 6000 inkjet press offers productivity and flexibility for high-speed color and monochrome production of transaction, transpromo, direct mail, book and manual applications with the reliability, print quality and media range associated with the DigiDot technology. The ColorStream 6000 series line of color inkjet printers provides a modular offering in various single and twin configurations. The flexible inkjet printing system allows you to adapt the printing mode to match your pace of the transition to color.
A full-color ColorStream 6000 series inkjet printer can be set up as a monochrome-only printing system when needed with the Canon HeadSafe print head protection. The production and media flexibility contributes to a future-proof system that simplifies the transition of applications and business models to more sophisticated documents with variable personalization and smarter communication in color.
- PreFire refresh technology
- High-Speed monochrome option
- Top-notch printing productivity
- DigiDot imaging technology
- Seamless workflow integration
- Configuration Flexibility
Benefit from proven high-volume inkjet printing technology
Top-notch productivity: Print speeds from 157 to 417 fpm, up to 21.25” print width, waste free print pause and printing in speed ramps reliability
High-end print quality: DigiDot technology, multilevel dot modulation, PreFire and InkSafe technology, Ink economy, paper shrinking compensation, choice of dye, pigment, specialty, spot color or MICR inks, nozzle-freeing methods
Outstanding production flexibility: Premium vs. performance mode, Twin flexibility, color to mono flexibility and growth path
Unrivaled operational efficiency: HeadSafe, printing in speed ramps feature, waste-free print pause for visual quality checks and first page printing
Datacenter infrastructure fit: Weight, size, and leveling pad placement allow for installation on raised floor environments, system breaks down to several small components to allow for access through tight doorways or elevators, power and environmental requirements are similar to typical digital print devices
SRA MP controller and User Interface: Integrated closed-loop color control, operator calibration tool, advanced color management, late binding workflows, paper shrinking compensation, , duplex synchronization/data integrity
Productivity and flexibility for high-speed color production
The ColorStream 6000 series color inkjet system prints at up to 417 feet per minute with a print width of 21.25". That translates to 909 letter images per minute for a single unit or 1818 letter images per minute for a twin configuration with average volumes up to 12 million letter images per month on a single system or up to 59 million letter images per month on a twin system, all at 600 x 600 dpi resolution. With DigiDot multilevel dot modulation, crisp details and smooth halftones can be produced at full rated speed with a perceived 1200 dpi image quality.
Smart innovations for smart communication in color
Several smart features of the ColorStream 6000 series Twin color inkjet press enable a fast switch between long monochrome runs and full-color prints. The twin concept allows an easy entry into the world of inkjet printing by starting with a simplex mono version. The data center-infrastructure fit regarding size, weight and power as well as seamless integration into existing environments with regards to workflow and finishing make it easy to replace older toner-based web-fed printing systems with the new ColorStream 6000 series Twin, thus accelerating the transition to color.
For customers with monochrome applications, the new “Fast Monochrome” option allows higher printing speed by applying the optional double head black configuration. This feature will allow higher printing speeds up to 492 ft/m (150 m/min) increasing productivity up to 65 million letter pages per month in monochrome.
The ColorStream 6000 series twin inkjet printing systems build on the best of Canon's web-fed technologies including the DigiDot piezoelectric drop-on-demand technology, inkjet print heads to produce stunning color at top speeds, SRA MP controller power and the flexibility of ColorStream I, L, and H-shape twin configurations. Together with the Canon service power and the investment protection and upgradability approach this ensures you a low-risk innovation.
The ColorStream 6000 series shares all the strong points of its predecessors:
Fast switching between monochrome and color
- Waste-free pause and printing in speed ramps
Easy integration, less waste
- Variable page length
No constraints on your image size
- Reduced footprint
Helps improve your space productivity
Unrivalled industry benchmark in terms of uptime and stability
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|Inkjet||DigiDot drop-on-demand, piezoelectric|
|Ink||Water based dye and pigment, InkSafe™ technology (contact your local sales representative for details)|
|Operating||Canon next generation look & feel user interface|
|Paper Transport||Pinless, tight web, automatic tension control|
|Paper Input||Canon tight web unwinder (included in basic unit)|
|Paper Output||Open post-processing interface with Type1 connectivity|
|Print Resolution||600 × 600 dpi with 2-bit multilevel option|
|Page Composition||Simplex configuration: 2-up simplex
I-Twin / L-Twin / H-Twin: 2-up duplex
|Print Speed Letter Images Per Minute||Simplex configuration: 536
I-Twin / L-Twin / H-Twin
|Duty Cycle Per Month||Simplex configuration: 10-28 million letter images
I-Twin / L-Twin / H-Twin: 21-65 million letter images
|Page Length||6"- 60"|
|Paper Width Simplex||6.5"-22"|
|Paper Width Duplex||6.5"-22"|
|Paper Configuration||I-Twin / L-Twin / H-Twin
Simplex configuration: not applicable
|Paper Weight||60–160 gr/m2|
|Extended Paper Weight||30 - 250 GSM (with testing)|
|Substrates||Uncoated, Inkjet treated, inkjet coated (matte), preprinted, perforated, pre-punched, recycled, and newsprint|
|Reel Shafts||70 mm, 3", 5" and 6"|
|Physical Data (Roll to Roll)|
|Length (without paper)||Simplex configuration: 137 inches
I-Twin: 357 inches
L-Twin: 283 inches
|Width (without paper)||Simplex configuration: 55 inches
I-Twin: 55 inches
L-Twin: 197 inches
H-Twin: 283 inches
|Weight (without paper)||Simplex configuration: 5,512 lbs
I-Twin / L-Twin / H-Twin: 11,685 lbs
|USA 60Hz||Simplex printer configuration: 208VAC 103 Amp
I-Twin / L-Twin / H-Twin printer: 2 – 208VAC 103 Amp connections
|Temperature||Optimal range 68–79 °F|
|Humidity||Optimal range 40–60%|
|Operating noise||Maximum 75 dB|
|Controller||SRA MP Controller: third-generation, high-performance blade processors|
|Printer Data Format||AFP/IPDS, PDF, PCL , Line Data* , LCDS*, Metacode*, PostScript*, PPML*, TIFF*, VIPP* * Via PRISMAproduction|
|Print Manager (optional)||PRISMAproduction|
|Options (Under Review)|
|Available Color Configurations||Simplex configuration: 1/0–6/0
I-Twin / L-Twin / H-Twin: 1/1–6/6
|MICR and Special Colors||Available for all configurations.|
|Web Inspection Camera||Available for all configurations.|
|Rewind Unit||Available for all configurations.|
|Operator Attention Light||Available for all configurations.|
|Paper Dust Elimination System||Available for all configurations.|
|Adobe PDF Print Engine 2.5||Available for all configurations.|
|Operator Calibration||Available for all configurations.|
|2-bit Multilevel||Available for all configurations.|
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