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IBM InfoPrint Color 70 (3170)

 
 
 
 



The IBM 3170 consists of the InfoColor 70, the InfoPrint Color 100, and the InfoPrint Color 130.

Model Abstract 3170-001

The IBM 3170 Full Color Digital Printer/Press Model 001 produces high- quality process color jobs at a speed of 70 A4 impressions per minute (up to 4200 per hour) when printing duplex, or 35 A4 impressions per minute in simplex mode. Either simplex or duplex, the print speed is 35 A4 sheets per minute. It prints at a spatial resolution of 600 dots per inch (dpi) with up to 16 gray levels per dot for each of the four basic colors. Proprietary screening allows images to be printed at a screen frequency of 170 lines per inch. It is compatible with PostScript** datastreams from standard pre-press platforms, and attaches via an Ethernet local area network (LAN).

Model Abstract 3170-01C

The IBM 3170 Model 01C has the functions of Model 001 plus the added capabilities of the Electronic Collator. The Electronic Collator provides the capability of storing up to 32GB of compressed and rasterized data. This is equivalent to about 500 pages of a typical magazine with a data depth of 4 bits per spot (bps), or 1,000 pages at 2 bps. For pure text, the Collator could store 5,000 to 10,000 pages. This Electronic Collator consists of a high-speed disk array that can store collated pages, to enable printing of large collated documents. Collated documents, with each page entirely different, can be printed at the rated IBM 3170 print speeds. Multiple copies of a book can be printed so that the pages of each copy are printed in collated order. The first collated set is available before the second is started.

Model Abstract 3170-002

The IBM 3170 InfoColor 70 Model 002 full-color printers produce high- quality process color jobs at a speed of 70 A4 impressions per minute (up to 4200 per hour) when printing duplex, or 35 A4 impressions per minute in simplex mode.

Model Abstract 3170-02C

The IBM 3170 InfoColor 70 Model 02C Printer and Collator contains a high-speed disk array that can store collated pages, to enable printing of large collated documents. Collated documents, with each page entirely different, can be printed at the rated print speeds. Multiple copies of a book can be printed so that the pages of each copy are printed in collated order. The first collated set is available before the second is started.

Model Abstract 3170-02D

The IBM 3170 InfoColor 70 Model 02D with 64GB Collator offers improved price/performance and twice the storage capacity of the previous model. It contains a 64GB disk array that consists of 16 4GB disk drives and IBM's PowerPC technology. It produces high-quality process color jobs at a speed of 70 A4 impressions per minute (up to 4200 per hour) when printing duplex, or 35 A4 impressions per minute in simplex mode. The 64GB disk array can store about 1000 typical full-color magazine pages at 4 bits-per-spot (bps), or 2,000 typical pages at 2 bps, to enable printing of large collated documents. Collated documents, with each page entirely different (with or without variable data), can be printed at the rated print speeds. Multiple copies of a book can be printed so that the pages of each copy are printed in collated order. The first collated set is available before the second is started.

Model Abstract 3170-03D

The IBM 3170 Model 03D InfoPrint Color 100 printer brings the advantages of electronic publishing to color printing. The IBM InfoPrint 100 is ideal for short-run, high-quality, full color applications. The InfoPrint Color 100 extends variable data capabilities to the entire page, allowing 100% of each printed page to be completely different - independent of page content and at full-rated speed. This degree of variability means more effective marketing communications, better relationship building, and ultimately, the potential to generate more revenue per customer.

Model Abstract 3170-004

The IBM 3170 Infoprint Color 130 Model 004 is a Web printer that features a full 475.1 mm (18.7 inch) print width on 500 to 508 mm width paper. Combining electrophotographic print technology and PostScript Level 3 compatibility, the IBM Infoprint Color 130 produces high quality full color image and text printing. The Infoprint Color 130 has a resolution of 600x600 dpi (dots-per-inch) with a gray scale capability of 4 bits-per-spot.

Model Abstract 3170-005 <>The IBM 3170 Infoprint Color 130 Plus Model 005 has the Advanced Function Common Control Unit (AFCCU) controller, designed for high-performance full-color printing. Incorporating the latest RISC technology, the AFFCU features: 4-way 450-MHz processor configuration, 4 GB of high-speed memory, and 72 GB of high-speed storage.

The IBM InfoPrint Color 100 provides:
  • Prints a full 475.1-mm (18.7-inch) image width on a 500 to 508-mm (19.7 to 20.0-inch) width web
  • Capability for 8- and 16-page signatures
  • Printing at up to 105 letter-size impressions per minute (up to 6,300 per hour) when printing 2-up duplex
  • Cross web adjustments for improved print image registration
  • Improved paper conditioning for improved print quality
  • 64 GB disk array storage for storing rasterized jobs
  • Faster RIP speed with the IBM dual processor control unit

Features of the IBM InfoColor 70 Models include:

  • Dramatically reduced printing cost
  • Improved toner that reduces toner cost
  • PowerPC technology enhances expandability and configuration flexibility
  • Process Control enhancements
  • Improved Print Quality
    • Automated density control
    • Improved Euroscale and SWOP Color Correction Tables
    • International Color Consortium (ICC) Compliant Profiles
    • Optional Autotrapping in Rasterization (RIP)
  • Improved diagnostics and Operator Alarm Messages
  • IBM exclusive Operator Graphical User Interface enhancements
  • Choice of Language for Operator Display
  • National Language Keyboards
  • Improved Storage Capacity
    • 4-mm Tape for Back-up/Restore for RIP Processor DASD
    • Larger (4.4GB) standard RIP DASD to store more jobs
    • Optional features to increase RIP DASD Capacity to 8.6GB
  • Additional media (paper) support for application flexibility
  • Token-Ring attachment
  • Ethernet attachment (TCP/IP, IPX, EtherTalk)
  • Longer drum life and 150K developer mix life
  • Plug-ins and Xtensions for popular Desktop publishing applications to simplify and enhance preparation of variable data print jobs
Model Highlights 3170-01C

The Electronic Collator:

  • Allows pages to be printed in collated order
  • Adds significant new function to the IBM 3170 Color Printer
  • Allows printing of virtually unlimited variable data
    • 2 or 4 bits per spot
  • Features electronic page-picking to build customized brochures and books
  • Allows personalized mass-mailings with variable data
  • Facilitates automation of daily runs through book-ticket files
  • Provides 32GB of DASD Storage
    • 16 Disks - each with 2GB capacity
  • Provides 2 or 4 bits per spot capability
  • Provides data compression to store more pages
    • Text reduction by 20 times
    • Image reduction by 5%
  • Allows collated printing of up to 500 typical magazine pages (4 bits per spot)
  • Provides failure monitoring and diagnostics
Model Highlights 3170-02D

The IBM InfoColor 70 64GB Collator provides:

  • 64GB disk array storage consisting of 16 4GB disk drives
  • Capacity for up to 2,000 typical magazine pages
  • Improved price/performance
  • An upgrade for existing 32GB Collator Models
  • IBM exclusive Operator Graphical User Interface enhancements for Collator operator interface
Model Highlights 3170-004
  • High performance press server to store, combine and transfer ripped color objects for printing
  • Powerful RIP server with dual 800 Mhz Intel Pentium** III processors
  • Superior output quality with 4 bits-per-spot
  • Prints a full 475.1-mm (18.7-inch) image width on a 500 to 508 mm (19.7 to 20.0-inch) width web
  • Third-generation Xeikon Print engine with quality, productivity and ease-of-use improvements
  • Version 3 toner and developer mix for improved print quality and enhanced process stability
  • Up to 138 full-color letter-size impressions-per-minute
  • XML-based book ticket file to manage print jobs
  • 8-and 16-page signatures
Model Highlights 3170-005

The IBM Infoprint Color 130 Plus offers you the ability to print fully variable content pages in color using AFP technology.

With this powerful tool, you gain:

  • Superior output quality with up to 130 full-color A4 (138 full-color 8.5 x 11-inch letter-sized) impressions per minute with a resolution of 600 dots per inch (dpi) with 4 bits per dot
  • The leading-edge combination of AFP's error recovery, data integrity, and resource management
  • High print throughput based on new AFP resource management technology with PostScript's graphics strengths
  • More efficient operation and consistent print quality with fully automated density and registration function
Model Summary Matrix
        Sheets Per   Images Per
Model Minute Minute Description
----- --------- ----------- ----------------------------
001 35 70 A4 Duplex
01C 35 70 A4 Duplex/32GB Collator
002 35 70 A4 Duplex Power PC (PPC)
02C 35 70 A4 Duplex/PPC/32GB Collator
02D 35 70 A4 Duplex/PPC/64GB Collator
03D 52.5 105 Letter Duplex/PC/64GB Wide Collator
004 50/65 A4 100/130 A4 Duplex/PC/Print Server/Press
005 50/65 A4 100/130 A4 Duplex/PC/AFP/Press

Model Conversions
  • Model 001 to Model 01C
  • Model 001 to Model 002
  • Model 01C to Model 02C
  • Model 001 to Model 02C
  • Model 002 to Model 02C
  • Model 001 to Model 02D
  • Model 01C to Model 02D
  • Model 002 to Model 02D
  • Model 02C to Model 02D
  • Model 004 to Model 005
  • Model 03D (serial #2025 and higher) to Model 005

Model Upgrades

  • Upgrade from Model 001 to Model 01C

    The following features on the 3170 Model 001 are not functional when the 3170 Model 001 is upgraded to a 3170 Model 01C:

    • 4GB Additional - Image Spooling Disk Array (#4342 or #5342)
    • Image Memory - 144 MB/Station (#4373 or #5373)
    • Variable Data System - Black (#4875 or #5875)
    • Variable Data System - Color (#4875 or #5875)
    • Variable Data - Add Color to Black (#4877)

    The Variable Data features are not required on the Model 01C, since full color variable data is included in the Model 01C.

    The 4GB Additional - Image Spooling Disk Array (#4342 or #5342) are not used on the Model 01C since the Collator DASD provides a similar function.

    The Image Memory - 144 MB/Station (#4373 or #5373) is also not used on the Model 01C. The Multi-Page function is replaced by the Collator function.

    If present on the Model 001, these features remain the property of the customer.

  • Upgrade from Model 001 or Model 002 to Model 02C

    The following features are not functional when the 3170 Model 001 or InfoColor 70 Model 002 is upgraded to an IBM InfoColor 70 Model 02C:

    • 4GB Additional - Image Spooling Disk Array (#4342 or #5342)
    • Image Memory - 144 MB/Station (#4373 or #5373)
    • Variable Data System - Black (#4875 or #5875)
    • Variable Data System - Color (#4875 or #5875)
    • Variable Data - Add Color to Black (#4877)

    The Variable Data features are not required on the Model 02C, since full color variable data is included in the Model 02C.

    The 4GB Additional - Image Spooling Disk Array (#4342 or #5342) are not used on the Model 02C since the Collator DASD provides a similar function.

    The Image Memory - 144 MB/Station (#4373 or #5373) is not used on the Model 02C. The Multi-Page function is replaced by the Collator function.

    If present on the IBM 3170 Model 001 or IBM InfoColor 70 Model 002, these features remain the property of the customer.

  • Upgrades from Model 001 or 01C to InfoColor 70 Model 002 or 02C

    The Color Transform Assist feature on the Model 001 and 01C is not available on the Model 002 or 02C, and hence is not available when a Model 001 or 01C is upgraded to a Model 002 or 02C.

    If present on the Model 001 or Model 01C, the Color Transform feature remains the property of the customer.

  • Upgrade from Model 001 or Model 002 to Model 02D

    The following features are not functional when the 3170 Model 001 or InfoColor 70 Model 002 is upgraded to an IBM InfoColor 70 Model 02D:

    • 4GB Additional - Image Spooling Disk Array (#4342 or #5342)
    • Image Memory - 144 MB/Station (#4373 or #5373)
    • Variable Data System - Black (#4875 or #5875)
    • Variable Data System - Color (#4875 or #5875)
    • Variable Data - Add Color to Black (#4877)

    The Variable Data features are not required on the Model 02D, since full color variable data is included in the Model 02D.

    The 4GB Additional - Image Spooling Disk Array (#4342 or #5342) are not used on the Model 02D since the Collator DASD provides a similar function.

    The Image Memory - 144 MB/Station (#4373 or #5373) is not used on the Model 02D. The Multi-Page function is replaced by the Collator function.

    If present on the IBM 3170 Model 001 or IBM InfoColor 70 Model 002, these features remain the property of the customer.

  • Upgrades from IBM 3170 Model 001 or 01C to IBM InfoColor 70 Model 02D

    On Upgrades from IBM 3170 Models 001 or 01C to IBM InfoColor 70 Model 02D, there is no functional equivalent of Color Transform Assist (feature #4221 and #5221 on Model 001 or 01C) on the Model 002 or 02D. This feature cannot be used on the Model 002 or 02D.

    If present on the Model 001 or 01C, this feature remains the property of the customer.

  • Upgrades of IBM 3170 Model 01C or InfoColor 70 Model 02C to Model 02D

    The additional DASD is not incremental. The existing 2GB disks are replaced by 4GB disks.

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