Canon advanced digital photocopiers are feature rich and offer outstanding image quality. The copiers use digital technology to ensure that each printed document is faithfully reproduced exactly as you intended. Dual and quad beam lasers produce pin sharp, accurate text and crisp blacks for a professional finish every time.Colour photocopiers render images smoothly to give a full spectrum of perfect colour, essential for todays demanding business environment. The Canon C1+ now features an additional clear toner which allows for even greater creativity, enabling spot varnishing and gloss highlighting effects, whilst the new imageRUNNER Advance range represent a huge leap forward in office technology.
A Rip is a device which can be installed or embedded onto a printer such as a Canon networked copier / printer or an external processor which is connected to the printer via a cable. The Rip or Raster Image Processor interprets the printer data and converts it to a raster image which is used by the printer to form the document.
Canon partnered with EFI - Electronics For Imaging - when the first colour copiers were brought to the market. Their productivity and reliability are now well proven.
When you hit File : Print you send printer control information about your document to the printer, the Rip receives it and processes the data independently. By using its own computing hardware and dedicated image processing components the Rip takes control of the job without loading your PC or the printer which has the effect of hugely speeding up the print output time.This massive increase in productivity is especially noticeable when printing complex print jobs, postscript files , and colour prints as the processing load for this kind of work is usually quite heavy.
When printing postscript files you will want to ensure that the document that comes out of the printer as you intended, using the correct fonts etc. By using a Fiery Rip you can be confident that your documents will print correctly. Without a Rip, font substitution may occur using a close match, but this can lead to unexpected results.
As well as being a market leading processor the Fiery Rip is a comprehensive print controller with a vast suite of additional functionality. These extra features contribute to make the Rip a natural choice for graphic design , light volume and even high production environments.
Fiery Command workstation is the primary software package within which print jobs are monitored and controlled. Documents can be stored on the Rip after processing and reprinted directly from the Rip , therefore avoiding the need to resend over the network and consume network bandwidth. Different documents can also be combined together even if they are of a different file type, and individual pages can be moved within the this new file to create a new document. This new document can then be printed using the full finishing capabilities of the Canon machine.
Precise colour control is vital in today's demanding colour printing market and the Fiery Rips handle this aspect perfectly. The Spot On colour tool provides superior colour matching capabilities, and substitute colours can be set up to be printed to your precise specifications. This is important when logos and company colours need to be reproduced to exactly match corporate guidelines.
For more information on the Canon Professional Colour Copier range visit the product pages:
Canon CLC4040 Canon CLC5151
The use of hot folders streamlines the printing process even further. Regular print jobs such as printing an A5 colour booklet can be setup as a folder on your desktop. To print the job you simply drag and drop the file into the folder, this then applies the settings and prints the job without having to open an application, click file – print and then setup the printer properties, thus saving time and increasing productivity.
Variable Data Printing - VDP
This useful feature reduces network traffic and desktop processing of mail merge documents. Traditionally a mail merge would be done on your computer and then sent to the printer, however documents have to be sent over the network individually. Documents with colour for example can be quite large in file size so this can put a huge load on your network. With the Efi Fiery Rip processing the document , the template file is sent over the network once and the variable data such as addresses is applied in the Rip avoiding the need to send multiple large files to the printer.
There are many more features that are available with the Fiery Rip, to find out more download the brochures or contact us today.