March 27
Canon Ships New ColorPASS System
New print controller includes automatic TCP/IP configuration

by David Nagel
Senior Producer

Canon USA Inc., Lake Success, N.Y., has started shipping the new ColorPASS-Z90 print controller for the CLC 2400 and CLC 1000 color copiers and printers. The controller was developed for Canon by EFI and includes a dual Pentium III 500 MHz system with 18.2 GB of hard disk space, 512 MB SDRAM, CD-ROM and Zip drive. The ColorPASS-Z90 features NetWise 2.0, which performs automatic TCP/IP configuration, IPX Auto Frame Type and other features; Fiery Driver for real-time, two-way communication to a suite of printer drivers; and Fiery Link software for remote printer management capabilities. Also available as an option is the Advanced Controller Interface Kit, which includes a flat-panel monitor, keyboard and mouse. Other features include:

  • ColorWise 2.0 color management system for downloading of ICC and custom profiles and simulations to match the calibration of monitors, scanners and other output devices;
  • ECT file compression technology, which compresses large files without the loss of any data, for faster RIP performance;
  • A single-user license of DocBuilder Pro imposition software, which allows a user to edit and assemble documents on the unit prior to sending them for processing.

The ColorPASS-Z90 is available with a suggested retail price of $43,720. Optional three-user licenses of DocBuilder Pro are available at a suggested retail price of $7,950, with seven-user licenses available at a suggested retail price of $16,500. The Advanced Controller Interface Kit has a suggested retail price of $2,995. The Canon CLC 2400 and CLC 1000 offer 24 PPM and 31 PPM printing respectively. The CLC 2400 has a base suggested retail price of $54,950, and the CLC 1000 has a base suggested retail price of $80,900. For more information, visit

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