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varioPRINT iX-series

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With the varioPRINT iX-series press, Canon launches iQuariusiX, the next generation of this proven technology.

iQuariusiX technology takes the guesswork out of the science that enables ink and paper to work together. It makes it possible to handle a wide range of media and to print at incredibly high speeds while retaining razor-sharp details, outstanding color, and a perfectly flat finish.

iQuariusiX is based on four technology innovations:

  • Quality control: For consistent quality on all applications
  • Ink innovation: For superior quality on a wide range of media
  • Drying technology: For a robust end result, ready for post-processing
  • Media transport: For reliable and accurate, non-stop operations and handling of all media

Stack and finish

Straight stack delivery ready for processing. Online connection to finishers for end-to-end automated workflows.

iQuariusiX Quality control

Nozzle activity control

Automatically detects and corrects nozzle failure or misfiring in near real-time

Nozzle uniformity control

Controls individual nozzles to ensure consistently high, smooth print quality

True 1200 dpi print process

Co-developed 1200 dpi printheads optimized for use in iX-series and true 1200 dpi image processing

iQuariusiX Ink innovation

iX performance ink

Water-based inks with a proprietary formulation for excellent image quality and robustness on many different media types

Next-generation ColorGrip

Special formulation promotes production performance of the water-based iX inks on a wide media range.

Paper input modules

Climate-controlled and vacuum-fed paper input modules supporting all media from all trays

iQuariusiX Drying technology

Drying system drum

First drying step. Hot air impingement evaporates water from the ink on the print.

Post-fixation unit with InkFusion technology

Second drying step. Heat with humidification for robust ink layer so prints can be cut, stitched, perforated, and folded without issue.

iQuariusiX Media transport

Precision sheet control

Seamless stainless steel belt with small perforated holes and air suction accurately positions and transports sheets at high speed. Enables a combination of papers with outstanding registration.

Sheet entry control

Sheets with deformations automatically detected and discarded before entering the print process.

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Print technology Inkjet, Drop-on-demand, piezoelectric
Ink Proprietary polymer pigment water-based iX inks
Drop size Variable, MultiLevel
Print speed varioPRINT iX3200:
312 letter duplex images per minute
9,360 8.5 x 11 sheets 4/4 per hour
4,170 14 x 20 sheets 4/4 per hour
Duty cycle varioPRINT iX3200: 1,000,000 – 10,000,000 letter
Print resolution 1200 × 1200 dpi
Paper weight Uncoated: 60 - 350 gsm
Coated: 90 - 350 gsm
Substrates Commodity coated and uncoated papers including specialties
Standard configuration 2 Paper Input Module (PIM Flex XL)
1 High Capacity Stacker
Paper sizes PIM Flex XL: All sizes between 8” x 8” and 14 x 20” supported
Maximum printable area 13.3 x 19.8
Paper capacity 3 PIMS x 4,600 sheets per PIM (13,800) 20 lb. bond
Paper trays 2 × 600 sheets, 2 × 1,650 sheets (80 gsm)
Standard paper capacity 4,500 sheets
Paper size Paper trays 1 and 2: 600 sheets 20 lb. bond 8 x 8 to 14 x 20
Paper trays 3 and 4: 1,700 sheets 20 lb. bond 8 x 8 to 14 x 20
Dimensions (W×D×H) 37.2 x 34.8 x 44.4
Weight 441 lbs
Stacks 2 × 3,000 sheets (80 gsm) per stacker
Dimensions (W×D×H) 36 x 30 x 43.2
Weight 353 lbs
  Inline camera inspection
Dimensions (W×D×H) 3.2 x 1.2 x 4.6
Weight 448 lbs
Network connectivity Internal: 1 x 10 Gbit Ethernet; External: 2 x 1 Gbit (10/100/1000 Base-T), TCP/IP (LPR /LPD, 9100 Socket), Static IP / Auto-IP (DHCP), IPv4, IPv6 (only in Document printing mode)
Page Description Languages PDF 1.7 (Extension Level 3), APPE DP mode is 5.4, APPE for TP mode is 4.9, PDF/VT (Level 1), Postscript, PPML 2.2, IPDS IS/3, SRA PCL6
Job submission lpr, Hotfolders via WebDAV, Socket (streaming), JDF/JMF, IPP 2.0, Remote PDF Driver
Protocols SNMP v1, SNMP v3, Host Resources MIB, MIB II, Printer MIB, Job Monitoring MIB, Job Management MIB (partially), IEEE 802.1x
Spot Color Libraries PANTONE+ Solid (Coated & Uncoated), PANTONE GOE (Coated & Uncoated), HKS (K,N), HKS (K,N) 3000+
PANTONE+ Solid 336 New (Coated & Uncoated)
Connection fuse 230/400 VAC, 100A; 100-240 VAC, 13-20A; 100-240 VAC, 13-20A; 200-240 VAC, 13-20A; 100-240 VAC, 13-20A
Power consumption printing 14.9 kW
Power consumption idle 7.1 kW
Power consumption sleep 0.9 kW
Compressed air 5-12 bar, dry and oil free
Water Reverse osmosis water system
Temperature Required range 20–26 °C, 68-78.80 Fahrenheit
Humidity Required range 40–60%
Operating noise Printing 72 dB, Standby 61 dB
Length × Width × Height 33 x 9.2 x 7.3
Weight Approximately 15,900 lbs. (main engine, 2 PIMs, 1 HCS)
Paper trays Duo Paper Trays
High Capacity Stacker Second High Capacity Stacker
Integrated camera mounting unit  
Inline finishing DFD interface
SFD interface
PRISMAsync DPlink
PRISMAlytics Dashboard*
PRISMAsync Simulator

* Included in Base Configuration

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Product Demos

varioPRINT iX Sheetfed Inkjet Press Demo

Dotting the “i” in Commercial Print with varioPRINT iX

varioPRINT iX-series Overview

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