This is a re-post from the msn site

This report will 4 parts

The Canon CLC 5000 (not be confused with the Canon iR 5000, ablack & white digital introduced late last year) is Canon's latest high-end color production center. The CLC 5000 began shipping in limited quantities late in the first quarter of this year.

Canon's goals for this machine include superior image quality, enhanced productivity, the reliability required to handle long runs, document finishing capabilities new to machines in the color copying market, and more powerful connectivity.

View of the Canon CLC 5000 Feature

50 cpm per minute, scan once print many, 25 cpm for ledger size.

Paper weights from 16lb to 140lb Index upto 12 x 18.

Max image area of 11.9 x 17.8.

Two paper drawers plus Oversized Paper Deck hold upto 3,350 sheets at max capacity.

Automatic Image Refinement (AIR): 400 x 400 dpi resolution, interpolated to 800 x 400 dpi for all supported page sizes.

Finer, brighter toner (FB Toner), with a color gamut expanded by 26%.

Stackless Duplexing.

Max volume of 200,000 pages.

Options include editing board, recirculating DF, Film Projector and Rotarty Changer, staple-Sorter, and On-Line booklet maker with saddle stitching, folding, and trimming capabilities for up to 16 sheets.

Color Pass Z-5000 (EFI) with Adobe PS 3 for Mac & PC.

Cost of appox 150,000 including copier, Oversized Paper Deck, Staple-Sorter and Color Pass Z-5000 RIP.

Estimated cost of .18 per click for machine, service, and supplies, based on 40,000 copies/month, dropping to under .14 cents per click based on 100K per month.

More later, stay tuned!!!!
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The Canon CLC 5000 is available in either of two basic configurations: with a letter paper deck that holds uptp 4,000 sheets of 20lb. bond; or with a user adjustable Oversized Paper Deck that jolds up to 2,000 sheets of letter, ledger, or 12 x 18 paper. Either deck will also handle card stock up to 90lb Index oir 60lb cover stock, or up to 250 transparancy sheets. Note that the paper decks are not removable or interchangable; you order the CLC 5000 with either one or the other. However, it would appear that the Oversized Paper Deck would be the obvious choice for the P4P market
Canon has made a number of improvements to raise the standard on image quality. The CLC 5000 uses Canon's new FB Toner, or Finer, Brighter Toner, resulting in more accurate document reproduction, replicating fine details and outputting the widest range of colors. Canon claims an expansion of the color gamut by 26% over their previous models.

THe CLC 5000's resolution is improved over previous models. Using what Canon calls its Color Automatic Image Refinement Technology, it interpolates 400 x 400 dpi resolution to 800 x 400 dpi by, in effect, cutting the horizontal laser spot in half. Lines and text are noticably sharper.

Canon has altered the order in which colors are printed on this machine, now putting cyan before any other colors (then magenta, yellow and black), thereby boosting brightness. Each color is transferred in a single step to improve color accuracy. Using Canon's Automatic Registration Adjustment feature, it self calibrates to reduce mis-registration, reduce downtime and increase productivity.

Scan Once Print Many technolofy produces multiple copies in a single scan, thereby reducing wear and tear on the original, and increasing the consistency of output images. The CLC 5000 uses non-compressed images at its rated speed of 50 cpm. Up to right 11 x 17 documents can be stored in memory.

The CLC 5000 uses 50% less fuser oil than previous models, resulting in less sheen on the copies. While output still isn't likely to be mistaken for process printing by an experienced print buyer, it has taken another step in that direction. Keep in mind that the only output I've seen from this machine was in the showroom of a Canon Dealer, where it should be top notch. And it was. The iamge quality was as good as or better than any Canon CLC I'ver ever seen.
At 50 copies per minute, the CLC 5000 is a significant step up from the CLC 1000 or the CLC 3100. Its image area is large enough to produce 11" x 17" full bleed images on 12 x 18 paper.

Utilizing a stack-less duplex design, it's possible to produce unlimited sets - and the first duplexed page is produced much more quickly. THe machine slows just slightly to 40cpm when duplexing.

Coming in the third quarter of this year will ne a new on-line booklet-maker option, offering sadlle-stitching, folding, and trimming capabilities for booklets of up to 16 sheets (64 impressions). It will also adjust "creep", automatically taking into account paper thickness aqnd quantity. The booklet-maker is expected to have a list price of about $25K.

The stapler-sorter, available now, has a cascading feature, holdong upto 600 sheets output into the 20 bins of the sorter (30 per bin) when you don't need sorting.

Paper handling is improved considerably on this machine. Each of the two drawers will handle paper weights of 16lb to 28lb. bond as wellas transparencies; each drawer holds the equivalent of 550 sheets of 20lb Bond. The user-adjustable Over-sized paper deck will hold letter, ledger, or 12 x 18 paper, upto 2,000 sheets of 20lb bond, and can handle upto 90lb index or 60lb Coverstock, or 250 transparency sheets.

The Stack By-pass will handle 16lb bond to 140lb index as well as transparencies, upto 250 sheets of 20lb bond. The CLC 5000 slows to 9CPM for transparencies, and 8cpm when printing to ledger sized 140lb index through the by-pass.

Although the CLC 5000 is more likely to be used as a connected machine for a vast majority of jobs, some jobs are still copied off the glass. One of the first6 things that I noticed is the the control panel looked like the CLC 700/800.

Part #4 Connectivity/Front End (next week)

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