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Canon imagePRESS CR Server A7000

Colour Controllers and RIPs

Canon imagePRESS CR Server A7000

Further Information

Driven by CREO Color Server Technology, the imagePRESS CR Server A7000 offers intuitive controls, exceptional quality and superb productivity for a raft of digital print applications.


  • Exclusive CREO Color Server for imagePRESS C7000VP / C6000VP / C6000
  • Open Connectivity with Automated Workflow Management Tools
  • Accurate, consistent results
  • Extensive Variable Data Print (VDP) capabilities
  • Simple to learn and operate

Detailed Features

Canon’s imagePRESS engines are now available as part of a CREO Color Server workflow thanks to the imagePRESS CR Server A7000. Featuring outstanding levels of control, excellent colour management and extensive VDP capabilities, it helps you explore the full potential of Canon’s production engines.

Unique architecture

The CREO Color Server incorporates a unique architecture, providing optimum performance with two independent processing subsystems. This allows files to be RiPed to the image disk – with tens of gigabytes of storage – and not limited by the CPU memory.

The imagePRESS CR Server A7000 also cuts processing times and boosts productivity by allowing operators to make changes to RIPed jobs without the need to re-impose and re-RIP the job.

Out-of-the-box colour and image quality

Colour management tools provide an excellent match to offset, ensuring results better fits the standards, expectations and tastes of commercial print buyers. Quality management features ensure outstanding image quality, high colour accuracy and consistency.

Easy yet powerful VDP

Create personalised direct mail, transactional data statements and hard-hitting marketing materials thanks to extensive VDP capabilities. A VDP file creator makes the process as simple as possible and features a large suite of pre-defined VDP templates and images.

The unique architecture enables VDP files to be assembled on the fly, saving disk space and heightening productivity. Even complex, double-sided jobs can be produced in one automated print run.

Full support for all leading VDP file formats is provided (PPML, VPS and PDF), regardless of the original authoring tool.

Simple to operate

The imagePRESS CR Server A7000’s straightforward, easy-to-understand

interface provides a single point of control over the entire print production process. Beginners and experienced professionals can operate sophisticated colour printing applications with ease and flexibility.

The imagePRESS CR Server A7000 is compatible with most networking environments, and popular third-party devices and tools.

Leading workflow solutions

The imagePRESS CR Server A7000 provides built-in JDF connectivity for integration with industry-leading workflow solutions such as KODAK PRINERGY Software and Agfa: Apogee. This helps deliver seamless integration and automation between all production steps, for faster turnaround times and reduced labour.

Product specification


Product Name imagePRESS C7000VP
imagePRESS C6000VP
imagePRESS C6000
*Universal Send Kit and Network Scan not supported with imagePRESS CR Server A7000


CPU Intel Core 2 Quad, 2.66GHZ, 6MB, 1333MHZ
RAM Memory 2GB, DDR2, ECC, 800MHZ
Hard Drive User Disk: 1 x 250GB, SATA2, 7200RPM
Printer (Image) Disk: 3 x 250GB, SATA2, 7200RPM
Interface Ports 6 x USBs
1 Serial Port
Ethernet Ports 2 Ethernet ports
Monitor, Mouse and Keyboard 19inch LCD monitor included
Mouse and Keyboard included
Densitometer X-Rite i1 Spectrophotometer included


OS Windows XP Professional
Network Ethernet 10/100/1000BaseT
802.1x authentication
File Sharing Net Bios-Protocols: TCP / IP, Net BEUI
NFS (optional for user) - In order to support NFS, the user must
install the NFS client on the system. (Microsoft SFU is certified
IPV6-Level only supporting LPR printing
Printing Net Bios - Protocols: Over TCP/IP, Net BEUI
Print Server for Mac OS - Protocol: Bonjour, Printing over IP
LPR - Protocol: TCP/IP, LPR/LPD implementation is of MS
(compliant to RFC1179.)
Support SMB Printing
Support *.inf remote printer install
File Input Formats Postscript Level 1,2 & 3
VPS (Variable Print Specifications)
PPML 2.2
EPS (All versions)
Adobe PDF version 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 1.7
Jpeg (except for Progressive Jpeg and Jpeg 2000
which are not supported)
Tiff 6.0 (16 bit tiff is not supported)
Pre Separated PS files
Brisque jobspp
CT All versions
LW All versions
Tiff 6
Automatic Picture Replacement EPS
TIFF: CMYK, B&W, Indexed (RGB, B&W)
OPI Support Supported OPI versions are version 1.3 and version 2.0
OPI on Creo DFE is supported through the APR mechanism
Third Party Software OS - Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Web Browser - Internet Explorer (Microsoft) version 6.0
Anti-Virus Applications – McAfee Virus scan version 8.5
(not included in the Creo Color server system)
Microsoft SQL Server Desktop
Adobe Acrobat 9.0 Standard
ATI Display Driver
Color Server UI
Nero OEM (Burning CD application)
JRE (Java Runtime Environment)
Adobe InDesign Server (limited-use version)
Enfocus PitStop Professional
Supero Doctor III
Norton Ghost
Phoenix cME TrustedCore Pro Setup utility
Software / Utilities For Macintosh Tools
C7000VP ColorServerPrintDriverInstaller
For Windows Tools
PodCheck installer
taskmon installer
Remote Site Manager
Gallop Whether a job will be processed and printed concurrently or not
Enables to begin printing a defined number of pages while
the job is still being processed.


Quality Management Spot Color Editor
Black Overprint
PS Overprint:
CMYK source profile
RGB source profile


Duplo Near Line Support Support Device
Duplo DC-645
Color Server Remote Tools Remote Site Manager
Creo Color Server Job Ticket Software Create a job ticket
Open a job ticket
Load job parameters from a selected server
Send a job to print using a job ticket that was created
Creo Web Center Downloading utilities, links, and access to the WebViewer
Supported browser: Explorer 5.0 and Higher, Safari for MacOS
View the status of jobs in the Creo Color Server queues and the printer engine information
Download remote client tools, utility applications, colour profiles and print drivers
Find links to related vendors or products
Creo Acrobat Plug-in for Tabs Printing The Tabs plug-in is a Creo Color Server plug-in developed for use with Adobe Acrobat


Office Hot Folder Tool Automatically created for every virtual printer and enable printing a batch
of files. Hot folders can be mounted on both Macintosh and PC
Supported file formats are: .ppt/.doc/.xls/.pub


Virtual Printers Predefined workflows automatically applied to your jobs
List the existing VPs
Add new VP (based on an existing VP)
Modify settings of an existing VP
Delete an existing VP (Pre defined VP’s can’t be deleted)
Publish VP over the network
Override Print Driver parameters


JDF Workflow The JDF workflow complies with ICS for digital printing level 1, based on JDF 1.3 specifications
JMF Support General information of Creo Color Server capabilities
Printer status and configuration information
Queue related information
Job related information


Easy VDP File Creator Select a template from a list of predefined templates
Select a template schema
Add records
Preview the job
Print the job


Auto Update Tool The Auto Update tool enables you to install software updates
CR Server Stand-A1 Process Power Pack-A1 Photo Touch Up
The Photo Touch-Up automatically adjusts photo image in PDF file on the fly
Exposure and colour cast
Image noise
Shadows and highlights
Red eye
JPEG artifacts
Parallel RIP
When processing 2 jobs in parallel, the Parallel RIP can process the second job without having to wait for the first print job to be completed, and so, improving productivity of the device.
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