Canon CLC5100 to target high-volume digital

Designed to optimise production and increase profitability in serious on-demand print environments such as print-for-pay, corporate reprographic departments, graphics firms and commercial printers, the CLC5100 introduces speeds up to 51 page-per-minute. It also offers a number of advances in paper handling options, workflow management and economics for faster turnaround and increased Return on Investment, while maintaining the company’s commitment to quality printing, says Canon.

Steven Brown, Canon Australia, national product manager for Production & Graphic Arts, believes that the CLC5100 gives production houses and graphic designers access to the highest quality colour imaging production available.

“Production environments are put under great pressure to offer their clients something unique – which is both creative and cost-efficient. The CLC5100 addresses this need for production ’differentiators’ by offering more media flexibility, higher speeds and professional-grade imagery,” says Brown.

Replacing the CLC5000+, Canon says the CLC5100 allows entry to high-level production houses to cut costs via accelerated jobs, less waste, reduced operator involvement and easier off-line finishing. Such finishing options include Canon’s Nagel Finisher, a production-level saddle-stitch finishing device for professionally finished booklets and the High Capacity B1 Stacker, supporting 3000 sheets for extended runs.

The CLC5100 also features new delivery and fixing unit systems, enhanced internal colour management technology for overall system efficiency, accelerated production turnaround and increased colour consistency. In addition, the implementation of Canon’s new Paper Deck-R1 with Air Assist offers improvements in heavy stock and coated media workflow.

Featuring a combination of four-drum technology and Canon’s exclusive Finer Brighter (FB) toner and Automatic Image Refinement, Canon says the CLC5100 offers print resolutions up to the equivalent of 800x400dpi and a maximum recommended monthly volume of 150,000 A4-sized impressions.

Canon offers three controller options geared towards those environments handling full-speed variable data printing. Adaptable to specific applications depending on production and workflow requirements, Canon customers can select from the Velocity Workflow suite, ColorPASS-Z7000 and the upcoming Cyclone rip.

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