Phaser 600


Phaser™ 600

Main Features

Color Printing Technology

Easy-to-use, solid-ink technology provides low cost, laser-quality color printing with very little maintenance. Large-capacity ink supply can be replenished anytime for uninterrupted printing.


300 dpi with Adobe Brilliant Screens. Automated image smoothing for low-resolution files printed at wide-format sizes.

Print Speed

Standard Mode: 144 sq. ins. per minute; E- or A0-size print in 12 minutes
Enhanced Mode: 72 sq. ins. per minute; E- or A0-size print in 24 minutes

Production Features

Roll-feed with automatic trim, by print or project. Print Preview provides a "thumbnail" print before printing the full-size image. Reprint recalls the last image processed and reprints it immediately, in multiple copies if desired, without tying up your computer.

Connectivity and Networking

Workgroup Connectivity

Windows/DOS and OS/2 PCs; Macintosh; UNIX VMS workstations.


  • Standard: Bi-directional Parallel port; SCSI port for external font disk and/or Phaser Copystation.
  • Optional PhaserShareTM Network Cards: Ethernet interface with support for Novell® NetWare®, EtherTalk®, and TCP/IP, and Tokentalk protocols; or LocalTalk and Serial. The optional PhaserShare network cards include printer management software that allows WIndows users to easily manage the 600 over Novell NetWare networks. All ports and protocols are simultaneously active.

PhaserLinkTM Software

Tektronix PhaserLink software is platform-independent; it works with standard Web browsers. Just set the printer's address on your Intranet and every user can help themselves to printer status, configuration settings, your Intranet support site, or Tektronix' searchable support site -- filled with a library of technical information.


8 Mbytes standard, expandable to 40 Mbytes.

Hard Disk

1 Gigabyte internal hard drive provides plenty of room for faster image download, additional fonts, and support for Reprint feature.

Image Processing, Language, and Fonts

Image Processing

Controller: Powerful 50-MHz RISC processor with advanced image handling for accelerated throughput.


Genuine Adobe® PostScript® Level 2 , with automatic language sensing and switching.


  Standard 17 fonts
  Optional 39 fonts
Additional fonts may be downloaded in memory; built-in support for PostScript Type 1, Type 3, and TrueTypeTM fonts, SCSI port for external hard-disk storage of additional fonts.


Media Types

36" (914 mm) and 24" (610 mm) rolls up to 200 feet (60.9 m), or sheet-fed media.
Margins: Leading 0.9" (22 mm), Trailing 0.3" (8 mm), Sides 0.2" (5 mm).
Images up to 150 feet (45.7 m) in length. Prints on paper, film, vinyl, canvas, virtually any media that will reliably feed through the printer.
Tektronix glossy finish lamination media available for laminating Phaser 600 color prints.

Media Thickness

  Paper 0.003" to 0.020"
  Fabric 0.010" to 0.030"
  Film 0.0025" to 0.020"

Print Size

  ANSI Architectural
  E (34" x 44") E (36" x 48")
  D (22" x 34") D (24" x 36")
  C (17" x 22") C (18" x 24")
  B (11" x 17") B (12" x 18")
  A (8.5" x 11")  
  Misc. JIS Metric ISO Metric
  (30" x 42")
A0 (841 x 1189 mm)
  B1 (728 x 1030 mm) A1 (594 x 841 mm)
  B2 (515 x 728 mm) A2 (420 x 594 mm)
  B3 (364 x 515 mm) A3 (297 x 420 mm)
  B4 (257 x 364 mm) A4 (210 x 297 mm)

Color Control

TekColorTM Dynamic Correction provides accurate simulations of commercial printing presses. Choose standard simulations for SWOP (Publication grade), Commercial, SNAP (Newsprint), or Euroscale presses. With PhaserMatchTM software you can fine-tune the color reproduction curve, color density curve, and dot gain to create custom color profiles for your press, ink, and paper.

Printer Drivers

Standard: PC and Macintosh PhaserPrintTM plug-in provides direct download from Adobe PhotoshopTM.
Optional: Driver for SUN, SGI, HP, IBM, and DEC Workstations (order 4690F20).

Color Standards

  • PANTONE®*-approved solid color simulations,
  • Adobe PostScript device-independent color,
  • CIE international color standards, and
  • Support for ICM and Apple ColorSync color management systems.

*Pantone Inc.'s check-standard trademark for color reproduction and color reproduction materials.


  Height 1038 mm (40.87 in.)
  Depth 670 mm (26.39 in.)
  Width 1700 mm (66.93 in.)
  Weight 136 kg (300 lbs.)


A one year on-site warranty is standard, with optional plans for extended service.

Phaser Copystation

Turn your Phaser 600 color printer into a color copier. Simply add a Tektronix Phaser Copystation desktop copy unit. Make wide-format color copies from any original up to 8.5 x 14 in. (210 x 356 mm). Fine-tune your color prints with individual color adjustments. Automatically scales originals to fit the media loaded, or you can manually reduce or enlarge your originals.


The Phaser 600 color printer is available in a base configuration or with factory installed Extended Features.

Phaser 600 Base
  Memory (RAM) 8 MB 40 MB
  Print Preview - Yes
  Reprint - Yes
  Resident Fonts 17 39
  Copystation Support
- Yes
  Supplies Start-up Kit Standard Standard

See your authorized Tektronix dealer for additional ordering information for accessories, supplies, and extended service plans.