ColorStream 6000 Series
Continuous Feed Presses Color
- Advanced print head calibration
- 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, printing in speed ramps feature, First page printing, Reliability
High-end print quality: DigiDot Technology, Multilevel Dot Modulation, PreFire, InkSafe Technology feature, 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 Flexibility and growth path
Unrivaled operational efficiency: HeadSafe, printing in speed ramps feature, waste-free Print pause for visual quality checks, 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: Native PDF, IPDS and PCL6, Integrated closed-loop color control, Operator calibration tool, Advanced color management, Late binding workflows, Paper shrinking compensation, Nozzle-freeing methods, Two-up mode, Duplex synchronization/data integrity
Productivity and flexibility for high-speed color production
The ColorStream 6000 series color inkjet system prints at 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 optional multilevel dot modulation, crisp details and smooth halftones can be produced at full rated speed.
Smart innovations for smart communication in color
That means that you are now offering either higher quality – even on lighter papers – or your existing quality at the cost advantage of less expensive papers.
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 supply as well as seamless integration into existing environments with regards to workflow and finishing make it easy to replace older toner-based continuous feed printing systems with the new ColorStream 6000 series Twin, thus accelerating the transition to color.
For customers with monochrome applications, the new “Fast Black” option also 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 continuous feed technologies including the DigiDot piezoelectric drop-on-demand technology, the industry's fastest 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"- 54"|
|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 - 300 GSM (with testing)|
|Substrates||Uncoated, Inkjet treated, Preprinted, perforated, prepunched laser and recycled newspaper|
|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, limited range 61–84 °F|
|Humidity||Optimal range 40–60%, limited range 40–80%|
|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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