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ColorStream 6000 series

Web-fed Color Presses

ColorStream 6000 Series Color Inkjet Printer Brochure

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ColorStream 6000 Series Color Inkjet Printer Datasheet

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  • 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.

Low-risk innovation

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:

  • HeadSafe
    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
  • Reliability
    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
Print Width 6.5"-21.25"
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
H-Twin: 268inches
Width (without paper) Simplex configuration: 55 inches
I-Twin: 55 inches
L-Twin: 197 inches
H-Twin: 283 inches
Height 78.74 inches
Weight (without paper) Simplex configuration: 5,512 lbs    
I-Twin / L-Twin / H-Twin: 11,685 lbs
Power Requirements
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
Connectivity Gigabit Ethernet
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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