Not Your Average Copycats
Digital color copying may not be as glamorous as some of the new digital color presses on the market today, but for relatively modest prices, print producers can turn to digital color copiers for a wide range of duties, including short-run color documents, booklets, pamphlets and presentations. But before shopping, it is best to review corporate needs, since digital color copiers come in a wide range of shapes, sizes and designs. The following is an overview of the most popular products for purchase from the manufacturer or its reseller partners, such as IKON Office Solutions and other convenient distributors:
As powerful as a Canon
Canon describes its CLC 5000 as more than just a color copier, noting it is a high-end production center. The 5000, just one of the models in Canon's CLC line, is based on Color Laser Electrophotographic technology and relies on Color Automatic Image Refinement Technology. The CLC 5000 can be coupled with a Canon ColorPASS-Z5000 RIP, which supports PostScript 3 and PDF 1.3 processing.
Name: Canon CLC 5000
Speed: 50 ppm
Resolution: 800x400 dpi
Paper Dimensions: 4,000-sheet letter and 2,000-sheet oversized deck that accepts letter, ledger or 12x18" sheets
Additional features: Front-loading drawers; five-reduction and four-reduction presets; automatic duplexing
Copies in just a Minolta
Minolta says its CF9001 is an ideal color copier solution for graphic design, marketing communications and print production. It is capable of color scanning, copying and printing, thanks to Screen LIMOS III imaging and Dry Electrostatic Transfer technologies. An optional Electronics for Imaging (EFI) Fiery RIP can be added to network this copier to a workstation for direct file input. The CF9001 configuration is based on a four-sheet paper path to increase duplexing output speed. For operator ease, the CF9001 has been equipped with a touch-screen LCD panel display and a Color Test Mode that allows users to print out seven image variations on a single 8.5x11" sheet for color analysis, eliminating wasted paper.