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Canon Intros Imaging Devices

Color production systems include printers, servers By Dave Nagel
Canon today introduced two new models in its line of color production systems--the CLC 3900+ and the CLC 5000+, two new color laser printers designed for entry-level and mid-range color production work. The company has also introduced two EFI Fiery-based servers for the new printers. All of the new products are available now.

The new printers, offering 800 x 400 DPI resolutions, and targeted toward the print for pay and reprographics markets. The CLC 3900+, a 39 PPM color laser production system designed for entry-level production, replaces the CLC 3900 in Canon's lineup. It has a maximum recommended monthly volume of 150,000 letter-size impressions. The CLC 5000+, which replaces the CLC 5000, offers 50 PPM printing for mid-range production. maximum recommended monthly volumes of 200,000 letter-size impressions. Both models gain enhanced media handling capabilities and can now auto duplex 60-pound cover and 90-pound index media from their paper decks.

The CLC 3900+ and 5000+ will be priced in their base configurations at $54,990 and $89,500, respectively.

Canon also introduced two new ColorPASS servers for the new printers, the Z5100 and Z4600. The new models are based on the Fiery Z18 and Z9 servers from Electronics for Imaging and offer the latest Fiery System 5 software tools, including Command WorkStation 4 (for centralized print job management); ColorWise 3 (for color management); Fiery DocBuilder Pro imposition software.

The ColorPASS-Z5100 offers full-speed variable data printing and supports a range of VDP languages, including PPML and other proprietary languages. The Fiery Graphic Arts Package is also available for the ColorPASS-Z5100 as an option.

The ColorPASS-Z5100 with Fiery System 5 software sells for $49,100. The Fiery Graphic Arts Package is optional on the ColorPASS-Z5100 and sells for $5,595. The ColorPASS-Z4600 sells for $36,500.

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Contact the author: Dave Nagel is the producer of Creative Mac and Digital Media Designer; host of several World Wide User Groups, including Synthetik Studio Artist, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, Adobe LiveMotion, Creative Mac and Digital Media Designer; and executive producer of the Digital Media Net family of publications. You can reach him at

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