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The varioPRINT iX-series digital press revolutionizes the commercial printing business experience.
The varioPRINT iX inkjet color digital press combines stunning image quality and a wide media range with the high productivity and attractive cost-efficiency of inkjet printing. So, commercial printers can say “Yes” to virtually any job, based on the agreed turnaround time and price, resulting in more profit and more business.
DO MORE IN LESS TIME
Based on proven iQuariusiX technology, the varioPRINT iX-series press offers high uptime, reliability, and productivity to produce more in less time. It is ideal for printers who need predictive and fast production with minimal calibration and time-intensive setup. It delivers maximum output and more business.
SEAMLESS WORKFLOW INTEGRATION
Powered by the PRISMAsync controller, the varioPRINT iX-series digital press can be seamlessly integrated into a variety of workflows for maximum productivity.
MAKE STUNNING APPLICATIONS
Thanks to the iQuariusiX innovations, the varioPRINT iX-series print quality rivals any other established print technology. It prints coated and uncoated media up to 350 gsm, with consistently high quality.
A WIDE RANGE OF MEDIA
In all printing, it’s about delivering the right application with the right quality. That demands a wide range of media supported by the right finishing. That’s what you get with the varioPRINT iX-series press, for a mix of printing stock of various weight and color all in one run.
- Offset coated media from 90 to 350 gsm
- Uncoated media from 60 to 350 gsm
- Variety of media with matte, silk, and gloss surfaces
- Consolidated mono and color printing
- Mixed media during a run
- Wide choice of online connected finishing with open DFD interface
FOR THE HIGHEST UPTIME AND MACHINE AVAILABILITY
Proactive service of the varioPRINT iX-series sheetfed inkjet press is a data-driven service concept, using sophisticated data analysis to increase the uptime of each press. It significantly reduces service visits and allows proactively scheduled visits at the most convenient time.
USAGE AND CONDITION-BASED MAINTENANCE
The printer indicates how many prints have been made since the last service moment, and data analysis algorithms detect whether one of the device’s subsystems are showing signs of wear. So Canon Service can schedule the next appointment at the most convenient time for the user, in advance, thus keeping the engine running when you need it the most.
BETTER CORRECTIVE MAINTENANCE
If a part should ever break, Remote Diagnostic Systems increase the efficiency of service visits. The machine data helps Canon technicians prepare before they visit, so they have all the right parts and cleaning agents at hand. Canon recognizes time is money and we strive to keep you running so you can provide your customers with the SLA they need.
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
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.
|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 INPUT MODULE FLEX XL|
|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|
|HIGH CAPACITY STACKER|
|Stacks||2 × 3,000 sheets (80 gsm) per stacker|
|Dimensions (W×D×H)||36 x 30 x 43.2|
|INTEGRATED CAMERA MOUNTING UNIT (OPTIONAL)|
|Inline camera inspection|
|Dimensions (W×D×H)||3.2 x 1.2 x 4.6|
|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
* Included in Base Configuration
varioPRINT iX Sheetfed Inkjet Press Demo
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varioPRINT iX-series Overview