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Canon ColorPASS GX-300

Colour Controllers and RIPs

ColorPASS GX-300

Canon ColorPASS GX-300

Further Information

Designed for print on demand applications requiring high productivity and extensive workflow capabilities, the ColorPASS GX-300 is a high performance server for the imageRUNNER ADVANCE C9000 PRO Series.


  • State of the art server for high productivity
  • Intelligent processing including RIP whilst printing
  • Extensive colour management
  • Powerful yet intuitive operation
  • Graphics Arts Premium Edition (opt)
  • Variable Data Printing workflows

Detailed Features

The ColorPASS GX-300 print controller is a high performance server designed for extensive print on demand applications and where more advanced workflow support is required. It has been designed for optimal results with Canon’s imageRUNNER ADVANCE C9000 PRO Series.

High performance levels

The ColorPASS GX-300 utilises state-of-the-art technology to enable extremely fast processing and supports a wide variety of file formats, embracing the diversity of data produced in digital colour production.

SmartRIP 2 technology uses highly intelligent processing to increase RIP performance, delivering the smoothest lines and crispest text at high resolution. Significant multitasking capabilities also ensure that the ColorPASS GX-300 can concurrently RIP one print job, whilst processing another, for deadline beating results.

Stunning quality

Pre-press tasks are aided with the help of ColorWise 3. This next generation colour management system enables extensive colour controls, from calibration to ICC profile management, as well as spot processing and greater processing for printing. When a file has a mixture of CMYK and RGB data, it’s possible to control each type of data independently.

Outstanding document control tools

Command Workstation 5, provided with your ColorPASS GX-300 makes light production more intuitive and flexible than ever. It enables centralised job management, connects to servers on the network, and achieves optimal results for increased job productivity. The user-friendly interface features extensive drag-and-drop capabilities; meaning even operators with limited skills can confidently manage sophisticated workflows.

Hot folders are supported, allowing jobs to be dragged and dropped to folders with pre-configured settings, saving time - particularly when processing more complex jobs. Variable Data Printing workflows can also be established with support for all the industry standard formats.

Product specification


Product Name imageRUNNER ADVANCE C9060 PRO & C9070 PRO


Fiery Platform PRO80
Base Operating System System 8 release 2
CPU E8400 2 x 3.0GHz
RAM Memory 2Gb
Hard Drive 160Gb data
Device for Reading Removable Storage DVD/CD RW
Features Settings backup and restore
System Update
Check for Product Updates
USB Media Server (MS Office Doc conversion
LCD browse capability)
Fiery Master Installer


Features PostScript 3 (Downloaded native PDF print support v1.7, 136 Adobe PS fonts installed, PS Font backup support, TIFF v6, PDF/X support, Use PDF X-Objects (via job properties), Double Byte Font Support (CID fonts only), Spot colour support (in PS, EPS, and PDF))
Smart RIP Technology


Features Supports VDP Formats (Freeform v1 and v2.1, PPML (v2.2) compliance and PODi certification, Creo VPS Compatibility)
Record & Set Level Finishing Support (Freeform v1 and v2.1, PPML (Optional), Creo VPS (Optional))
VDP record range printing (Define Record Length)


Features Global object detection
Creo VPS
Freeform v1 and v2.1


Features Auto Protocol switching
Auto Port switching
Remote Desktop support - LCD enabled
NetWare 6.5 compliance (includes iPrint)
Novell YES Certification
WebJet Admin capable
IP Sec Support
SSL Support (IPP over SSL, LDAP over SSL)
Certificate Management
IPv6 support
Static IP (Auto IP DHCP, BOOTP)
Point and Print for MS (Win 2000/2003/XP)
Bonjour support (formerly Rendezvous) - Compatible with MacOS OS 10.4 and up
SNMP (SNMP v3 Security, Common Printer MIB, SNMP Configurable Community Name, SNMP On/Off Switch)
Port 9100 (w/BiDi)
Email client (Print via Email (PS/PDF))
Network Time Protocol
EFI SDK v2.x
802.1x support
MAC filtering
IP Filtering
Port Blocking (Filtering)


Version V3.7
Features Calibrator (ColorCal (w/Autogray), X-Rite DTP 32 Series II & 41 - Remote/Local with FACI kit, Calibration comparison page, Apply calibration to all sets)
Colour Editor
Profile Manager for ICC Profiles (Edit Profiles, Device link profile support)
Spot-On (Pantone / HKS / Toyo / DIC support) - HKS, DIC, Toyo Ink named colour profiles (enabled with Spot-On), Substitute Colours (enabled w/ Spot-On), Composite overprint for spot colours)


Features Colour Settings: Expert Colour Settings (RGB Source Profile, RGB Rendering Style, RGB Separation, CMYK Simulation Profile, CMYK Simulation Methods, Spot Colour Matching, Pure Black Text and Graphics, Rich Black Setting, Black Overprint, Print Gray using Black only, Output Profile, Composite overprint (for CMYK and spot colours, Combine Separations (CMYK), Auto Trapping (fixed))
Image settings: Brightness, image smoothing
Pantone Calibrated
Pantone GOE support


Features Electronic Collation (Forward Order electronic collation (1-N), Reverse Order electronic collation (N-1)
Queue multiple Ripped jobs for printing
Spool-Rip-Print simultaneously
Reorder held jobs
Process Next
Print Next
Rush Print
Schedule Print
Suspend on Mismatch
Cancel On Mismatch
Archiving (through CWS) (To USB based device, To Network, To Internal hard drive, Search)
Media Server (through CWS) (USB based device, CD/DVD ROM, Network, Internal hard drive)
User Authentication
Secure Printing (From Fiery LCD)
Secure Erase
Microsoft print server support
Member printing
Microsoft Print Server Support (PnP from print server, Print from Fiery Driver, Terminal server)
Mixed Media Support (w/VDP support) (Tab shift, Insert tab (enabled w/Production page option), Tab kick out to specified tray, Integrated front/back cover support, Table UI, Media defined profiles (Automated Colour Mapping)Booklet Maker, Booklet Wizard, Perfect Binder Support (Engine Dependent))
Scale to Fit Printing
Quick Doc Merge
Paper Catalog (Database of all characteristics for each media type, Import / Export Paper Catalog, Client User Preferences, Media Defined Profiles, Manual Backup / Restore)


Features Fiery Scan user tools (Fiery Remote Scan (plug-in and application) v5.5, LCD)
Scan initiation - ADF scan support, Scan Destination (Scan to Mailbox, Scan to Hold Queue (for use with Job Merge/Edit, Scan to Email, Scan to internet fax, Scan to FTP, Scan to local hard drive)
Scan retrieval - Through twain plug-in and application
Scan to SMB shared folder


Features Internet Explorer support v7.0
Firefox support v2.0
Safari support v3.0
Setup / Configure (User Authentication Management, Back-up and Restore Settings)
Downloads (Printer drivers, Client Software Installer)
File search path
WebTools Link (via driver properties)
MyDocs (Mailbox support)


Features Downloadable from WebTools
Security (admin, operator, guest logins)
Job properties
Job merge
Job Preview
Job Status helper
Find file by general and advanced attributes
Single Fiery view
Clear Server enhancements
ColorWise Pro Tools support (launcher)
Launches ImageViewer (enabled w/GA, Premium option) (Optional)


Features Compatible with all EFI servers currently using CWS v4.X
Security (admin, operator, guest logins)
Launch additional tools - ColorWise Pro Tools, EFI Impose option (Optional), EFI Compose option (Optional), Launches ImageViewer v1.1 – enabled w/GA, Premium option (Optional) Job properties v1.1
Mixed Media (job properties per page or range)
Job merge
Booklet Maker overrides
Multiple Job Preview
Job reorder (of held jobs)
Load Balancing (Manual) PS/PDF jobs
Find file by general and advanced attributes
Multiple Fiery view


Features Tab based UI
Section 508 usability (see Specification for details)
Compatible with Win 2000
Compatible with Win 2003 32 & 64bit
Compatible with Win Vista 32 & 64bit
User Authentication support
Mixed Media (job properties per page or range)
Media Manager (engine dependent)
Job Monitor (status of user-sent jobs)
FreeForm previews (PostScript only)
Booklet Maker v3.0
Printer and Consumable status
Image Shift
Tab Shift
Job Templates
Help tooltips


Features EFI Fiery Driver (Macintosh)
Tab based UI
User Authentication support
Mixed Media (job properties per page or range)
Media Manager (engine dependant)
FreeForm previews (postscript only)
Booklet Maker V3.0
Printer and Consumable status
Image Shift


EFI Hotfolder Postscript - PS,EPS files
PDF to PostScript filter
Imposition (using EFI Impose option) (Optional)
PPD overrides (that match available printer)
Support for filters
New Job Properties
To Hold/Print/Direct queues
Microsoft Office filters for Hot Folders - Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Word
Virtual Printers FTP protocol support
LPR protocol support
SMB protocol support
SAP/ERP printing capable
Virtual Printer Imposition (using EFI Impose option
PPD overrides (that match available printer)
Configurable PPD overrides


Options GUI Furniture (industrial design, include Stand,
LCD, Kbd, mouse)
Removable HDD
JDF Connector Compliant
Fiery Central Compliant
Secure Erase
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