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Canon imagePRESS Server A3100

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imagePRESS Server A3100

Canon imagePRESS Server A3100

Further Information

The imagePRESS Server A3100 is a high-end server designed for the most demanding production environments and drives the imagePRESSC7000VP / C6000 VP / C6000.

Benefits

  • For the most intensive production environments
  • Comprehensive colour management and control
  • Graphics Arts package Premium Edition
  • Powerful VDP workflows & integration
  • Sophisticated security features

Detailed Features

Designed for the most demanding users of Canon’s imagePRESS C7000VP / C6000VP / C6000, this server delivers exceptional productivity, advanced colour management and powerful VDP capabilities.

Control colour quality

A suite of tools for colour management, proofing and quality control ensure optimum results with your colour production engines. The Graphics Arts Package Premium Edition is a comprehensive range of facilities that helps operators to provide consistent, predictable colour, enabling time saving, and accurate proofs to be created. Additional facilities enable the accurate reproduction of PANTONE® colours, plus automatic trapping functions for control of trapping and registration.

The colour management system ColorWise® is also incorporated for maximum control and accuracy across platforms, applications and media types.

Maximum productivity

Built for the most demanding workflows, the imagePRESS Server A3100 incorporates an extremely rapid dual processor that prints and processes simultaneously for maximum throughput. A complete set of job management and make-ready tools to allow operators to quickly and accurately process even the most complex tasks. A powerful booklet maker feature is also on hand for the fast production of professional saddle-stitched booklets.

The Impose tool assists in the imposition of static and Variable Data Printing jobs. VDP workflows are enabled thanks to a comprehensive suite of facilities that integrate with all industry-leading languages.

A user-friendly interface provides a real-time view of print production status, helping to speed up production and reduce errors.

Safe and secure

A suite of security features that comply with industry standards help to ensure confidential information stays that way.

Product specification

SUPPORTED PRODUCTS

Product Name imagePRESS C7000VP
imagePRESS C6000VP
imagePRESS C6000

BASIC SPECIFICATIONS

Fiery Platform QX100
Base Operating System MS Windows XPe
CPU Intel Xeon Dual Core
RAM Memory 2Gb
Software Version 1.0
Hard Drive 2 x 250 Gb for Data
1 x 80Gb for OS
Device for Reading Removable Storage DVD
Features Backup and Restore: System Settings
System Update v2
Check for Product Updates
USB Media Server v2
MS Office Doc conversion
LCD browse capability
Encryption of Critical Information
Fiery Master Installer v3.6

PAGE DESCRIPTION LANGUAGES

Features PostScript 3: CPSI 3017, Downloaded native PDF print support v1.7, 136 Adobe PS fonts installed, PS Font backup support, Tiff v6, PDF/X support, Optimized PDF Support (Use PDF X-Objects (via job properties)), Double Byte Font Support (CID fonts only), Spot colour support (in PS, EPS, and PDF)
Enhanced PCL 6 / PCL 5 - 80 scalable PCL fonts installed (Bitstream), 80 scalable PCL fonts installed(Agfa, replaces Bitstream) (Optional), PCL/PostScript Autoswitching
Smart RIP Technology

VARIABLE DATA

Features Supports VDP Formats - Freeform v1 and v2.1, PPML compatibility _v1.5_&_2.2, Creo VPS Compatibility
Record & Set Level Finishing Support - Freeform v1 and v2.1, PPML, Creo VPS Compatibility, Record Info for VDP jobs
VDP record range printing
Define Record Length
VDP Caching

VDP RESOURCE MANAGER

Features Global Object Detection:
PPML
Creo VPS
Freeform v1 & v2.1

NETWORKING

Features Auto Protocol switching
Auto Port switching
Remote Desktop support - LCD enabled
NDPS
Netware Compliance (IPP, NDPS) v6.5
Novell YES Certification
WebJet Admin capable
IP Sec Support
SSL Support (IPP/LDAP/HTTP/POP/SMTP over SSL)
Certificate Management
IPv6 Support
SMB
AppleTalk
TCP/IP
Static IP
Auto IP - DHCP, BOOTP
Point and Print (for MS)
Bonjour support (formerly Rendezvous) - Compatible with MacOS OS 10.4+
SNMP - SNMP v3 Security, Common Printer MIB, SNMP Configurable Community Name, SNMP On/Off Switch
Port 9100 (w/BiDi)
IPP
Email client - Print via Email (PS/PDF), Network Time Protocol
EFI SDK v1.0
802.1x support
MAC filtering
IP Filtering
Port Blocking (Filtering)

COLORWISE PRO TOOLS

Version V3.8
Features Calibrator - ColorCal (w/Autogray), ED-100 (legacy support), ES1000 support, X-Rite DTP 32 Series II & 41 (Remote, Local with GUI kit), Calibration Comparison Page, Apply Calibration to all sets
Colour Editor
Profile Manager - Profile Manager for ICC Profiles, Device Link Profile Support
Spot-On v1 (Pantone / HKS/ Toyo / DIC Support) - SpotOn Color Editor (HKS / Toyo / DIC support), Substitute Colours, Composite Overprint of Spot Colours

COLOUR & IMAGING

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 (RGB & CMYK), Output Profile, Composite Overprint of CMYK, Combine Separations (CMYK), Auto Trapping (Fixed)
Image Settings - Brightness, Image Smoothing, Image Quality
Pantone Calibrated

JOB MANAGEMENT

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
RIP 1 Print 2
RIP while Print
Reorder Held Jobs
Print Next
Process Next
Rush print
Schedule Print
Suspend on Mismatch v2
Cancel on Mismatch
Archiving (through CWS) - To USB based device, To Network, To Internal hard drive, Search
Media Server (through CWS) v2 - USB based device, CD/DVD ROM, Network, Internal hard drive
User Authentication
USB Printing support (PC to local printer)
Secure Printing (From Fiery LCD) Engine-Based
Secure Erase
Microsoft print server support - PnP from print server, Print from Fiery Driver, Terminal Server
Mixed Media Support (w/VDP support) - Tab Shift, Insert Tab, Tab Kickout to Specified Tray, Integrated front/back cover support, Table UI, Media Defined Profiles (Automated Colour Mapping)
Booklet Maker By Copier v3.0 - Booklet Wizard By Copier, 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

FIERY SCAN

Features Fiery Scan user tools - Fiery Remote Scan(plug-in and application) v5.5, LCD, WebScan
Scan initiation - Fiery-based image modification (if possible), 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 to SMB Shared Folder (if LCD is available)
Fiery Bridge v1.0
Scan retrieval - Through twain plug-in and application

WEBTOOLS

Version V3.0
Features Internet Explorer Support v7.0X
Firefox Support v2.0X
Safari Support v1.2X
Status
Setup / Configure - User Authentication Management, Back-up and Restore Settings, File Search Path
Downloads - Printer Drivers, Client Software Installer
WebTools Link (via driver properties)
Scan
MyDocs - Mailbox support

COMMAND STATION FOR MAC

Features Downloadable from WebTools
Security (admin, operator, guest logins)
Job properties v1.1
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)
Download

COMMAND STATION FOR PC

Features Compatible with all EFI servers currently using CWS v3.X
Security (admin, operator, guest logins)
Launch additional tools - ColorWise Pro Tools, EFI Impose Option, EFI Compose Option, EFI ImageViewer (enabled with GAPPE)
Job properties v1.1
Mixed Media (job properties per page or range)
Job merge
Booklet Maker overrides
Multiple Job Preview
Load Balancing (Manual) PS/PDF jobs
Find file by general and advanced attributes
Multiple Fiery view
Tool tips style help
Clear Server enhancements
Download
Support for Remote Setup (WebTools 3)
Enhanced job log
CWS HowTo
Virtual Printers setup
Quick Doc Merge
Paper Catalog

EFI DRIVER

Version V3.2
Features Tab Based UI
Section 508 usability (see specification for details)
Compatible with Win 2000/2003/XP
Compatible with Vista and WinXP 32
User Authentication support
Mixed Media (job properties per page or range)
Job Monitor (status of user-sent jobs)
FreeForm previews (PostScript only)
Booklet Maker v3.0 - Perfect Binder Support (Engine Dependent)
Printer and Consumable status
Watermarks
Image shift
Tab Shift
Job Templates
Help tooltips

MAC PRINT CENTER PLUG-INS

Features Job notes
ColorWise Expert settings
Image shift
Center Margin
Mixed Media
Printer status

EFI HOTFOLDER & VIRTUAL PRINTERS

EFI Hotfolder Postscript - PS,EPS files
PDF to PostScript filter
Hotfolder Imposition (using EFI Impose option)
PPD overrides (that match available printer)
Support for filters
New Job Properties V3
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

LOCALISATION

Features Localisation s/w & OS - EFIGS (English, French, Italian, German, Spanish), Japanese

SUPPORTED HARDWARE & SOFTWARE

Options GUI Kit (Mouse, Keyboard, LCD Monitor)
GUI Kit Furniture (Industrial Design, including Stand,
LCD, Kbd, Mouse)
Removable HDD

FIERY GRAPHIC ARTS PACKAGE

Name GAPPE
Features Unlimited Separations
Paper Simulation - Paper Simulation Editing
Configurable Auto Trapping
Progressives
Halftone and Screening (Engine Dependent) - Halftone Simulation with frequency per colour
Soft Proof
Control Bar
Spot-On v2 - Substitute Colours
Image Viewer - Raster colour editing, Export Soft Proof PDF
Postflight
Preflight
2 Colour Print Mapping
Drivers Support for: Postflight, Progressives, Control Bar,
Paper Simulation
Job Submission Hot Folder Filters: DCS2 to PostScript, TIFF/IT-P1 to PostScript, 1-Bit TIFF (engine dependent), JPEG to PDF, TIFF6 to PDF , PDF/X preflight (PDF/X-1a, PDF/X-3), PDF2Go Compatible, EPS to PostScript, CT/LW to PostScript, ExportPS to PostScript Filter

EFI COMPOSE

Version V2.0
Features Acrobat Support v8
Visual preview of thumbs, tabs
Constrain between mixed media options
Support multiple inserts from the interposer
Apply mixed media and imposition settings to same job
Find pages by attributes
Full screen preview
Support set of default tab settings
Late Stage Editing (via PitStop)
Tab: assign text to an ear and preview just the ear
Mixed Media attributes setting per page or page range
Insert a whole PDF job or pages of a PDF job
Select/Delete specified page range
Per page duplex selection
Single tab template per job

EFI IMPOSE

Version V2.7
Features Demo Mode
Create\Save imposed job in PDF format
New Gang-Up styles
User Preference for default scaling factor
User Preference for PS to PDF conversion
Sheet’s none-printable area preview
Delivery Options
Front/Back Cover printing settings
Mixed Media definition
VDP Imposition - Enhanced with faster preview and any record number
Acrobat support
Support for Booklet Maker - Repeat Booklet Printing
Perfect Binder Support (engine dependent)
Duplo offline finisher support (engine dependent)
Insert custom text for blank pages
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