Finishers for Canon Copiers
Canon Copiers have optional equipment called finishers that allows the machines to perform multiple jobs. Finishers are optional pieces of equipment that can be added to multifunction devices to give them additional features.
The Canon C5500 and the C910 offer multiple finishers that can be added to each machine.
The C5500 is made for an office space. It is a color copier that prints at 35 PPM or 18PPM when using 11″ x 17″ paper. It’s max paper size is 12″x 18″ and its standard paper capacity is 1200.
The C910 is designed to be production focused. This machine can handle a variety of different paper weights and sizes, while still printing at a high quality. It can print at 3 speeds, 70, 80, and 90 PPM. It has a max paper size of 13″ x 51.2″ and it can reach a max paper weight of 350 GSM or 130lb Bond.
Different Types of Finishers
Internal finishers have the capability to staple and hole punch documents. In some cases, they are also able to tri-fold booklets.
These finishers are not designed to handle a large volume of printing.
External finishers have the capability to staple, hole punch, and collate documents. There are generally two sizes associated with external finishers, 1000 sheets or 3000 sheets. These different sizes are able to handle different types of volume.
These finishers will generally be able to staple 50 sheets of 20lb paper. Larger finishers will be able to staple 75-100 sheets of 20lb paper.
The thicker the paper means the lower the amount of sheets you can staple at one time.
These finishers have the same features as most external finishers. The big difference here is that booklet finishers are able to make half-fold and saddle-stitched booklets.
The max average number of sheets in a saddle-stitch booklet is 15-20 sheets of 20lb paper.
Bridges are needed if you want to add external finishers to your machine. This feature will allow your machine to carry paper from your copier to your external finisher.
Comparing C5500 Finishers to the C910 Finishers
What Finishers are Available for Each Machine?
Both the C5500 and C910 offer Internal, External, and Booklet finishers.
The C5500 offers an inner finisher, external staple finisher, and booklet finisher.
The C910 has a wider variety of finishers. It has 2 types of staple finishers and 2 types of booklet finishers. The staple finishers are internal finishers while the booklet finishers are external finishers.
What Can Each Finisher Do?
Both the C5500 and C910 finishers have a lot in common. Both machines offer staple finishers, 2 to 3 hole puncher add ons to finishers, and booklet finishers that can create saddle-stitched booklets. The main difference is that the C910 finishers offer more variety and more specs in their finishers.
The C5500 Inner Finisher allows you to staple 50 sheets while printing or 5 sheets of staple free. You can also staple up to 40 sheets when using staple on demand. However, keep in mind that the thicker the paper you use, the lower the maximum amount of sheets you can staple.
The C5500 External Staple Finisher has the same stapling specs as the Inner Finisher does. One difference this finisher has compared to the internal finisher is that it can staple up to 50 sheets when using staple on demand. Another big difference between this finisher and the Inner Finisher is that the max output for the external finisher is 3250 sheets, while the internal finisher is 545 sheets.
The C5500 Booklet Finisher has the same stapling and output specs as the External Staple Finisher. The difference between these finishers is that the Booklet Finisher can create saddle-stitched booklets with 20 pages. The output tray can hold 10 of the 20 page booklets.
The C910 has 2 types of Staple Finishers that are both internal finishers. One is the Staple Finisher AC1. This internal finisher allows users to staple up to 65 sheets or Eco stitch up to 5 sheets. The other internal finisher offered for this machine is the Staple Finisher W1. This finisher can staple up to 100 sheets. It has a paper weight range of 14lb Bond to 110lb Cover.
The C910 also has 2 types of Booklet Finishers that are both external finishers. One is the Bookelt Finisher AC1. This finisher can do everything the C5500 Booklet Finisher can do. The other external finisher offered for this machine is the Booklet Finisher W1. This finisher can saddle-stitch up to 25 sheets or V-fold up to 5 sheets without stitch. It has a paper weight range from 14lb Bond to 110lb Cover.
The biggest difference between the C5500 external finisher and the C910 external finishers is that the C910 finishers can create a variety of different booklets. These finishers allow the C910 to create spiral bound booklets, ring bound booklets, and square fold booklets.
What is Each Machine Good For?
The C5500 is best fit for office use and simple stapling and folding jobs.
The C910 was designed to be production focused. This machine is meant to work with a large variety of different paper weights and sizes, but still print documents at a high quality. This machine, with certain features, can create a variety of booklets unlike the C5500.
Both the C5500 and the C910 can fold paper, but the C910 has more options and a larger variety.
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