Canon launches new large format printers

Canon is launching a new line-up of large format printers with the imagePrograf TX Series and imagePrograf PRO-6000 hitting Australian shores.

Michael Mashman, manager, Large Format Print, Canon Business Services says, “With the world of print, customers’ needs are changing. Canon is pioneering in the industry to ensure we can deliver against these requirements. We have expanded our range of large format printers to meet the growing demands of our broad customer base, which spans from photographers and graphic artists, design and construction companies. The ability to print high quality large format images in-house means these customers have the capability to quickly create, scan and share large documents, whenever they need them.”

Anjana Maikap, Product Marketing Manager, Canon Business Services, says: “Where previously CAD drawings were printed in centres using LED plotters, today many businesses want their own inkjet printers so they can produce drawings when they need them. Our new imagePrograf TX Series provides a high performance, high-speed inkjet.”

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The new imagePrograf TX Series includes the imagePrograf TX-2000, TX-3000 and TX-4000, available in 24-inch, 36-inch and 44-inch widths respectively. Canon says the new devices offer a number of enhanced features that were only available in higher-end toner devices before, making them ideal replacements for the high-end CAD market. The company says the entire TX Series is also available as a multifunction print (MFP) solution when combined with the new T-Series scanner and All-In-One 15.6” touchscreen PC.

Additionally, the imagePrograf TX-2000MFP T24, the TX-3000MFP T36 and the TX-4000MFP T36 complete the series, which Canon says allow customers to choose a machine from the series that is suitable for their environment based on their needs, budget and available space.  The company claims that the combination of the MFP capabilities with the newly developed LUCIA TD pigment ink, print service providers are able to offer a print, scan, copy solution to their technical clients, as well as durable, light-fast posters to their graphics customers.

All models in the Series are available with the optional Mulitfunctional Roll Unit, a system which Canon says allows two rolls of media to be loaded at the same time. The machines are said to be able to automatically switch different types or sizes of paper to help reduce waste and misprints. For users wishing to use the same size and type of media on both rolls, Canon says the devices can now have up to a total of 400m (80gsm Bond) paper loaded, reducing the number of times you need to change the roll. The lower roll unit is also said to work as a take-up reel, making it more versatile. Canon says for customers wanting a cut-sheet output, the new 100-sheet stacker allows print jobs to be collated in order, reducing the amount of time spent compiling large sets of documents.

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Canon says its SmartWorks MFP version 5 is equipped with customisable menus and buttons, with a new copy and archive mode to improve productivity and making it ideal for supporting office workflows, whatever the printing environment. The company claims the machine’s intuitive user interface, straightforward roll loading and direct printing from USB flash drives offer users optimum usability.

The imagePrograf PRO-6000 completes Canon’s PRO-Series range of 12 colour printers with the company saying it delivers the same high print quality across the range from 17” to 60” wide. Canon says the machine ensures print consistency for multiple machine users as all devices use the same print head, ink type and processors.

Canon says the device is designed to meet the needs of photo professionals and graphic artists who want sharp and brilliant prints. The imagePrograf PRO-6000 is meant to be versatile, with an ability to print on various media types, such as a full range of photo papers, fine art papers and specialist materials, such as fabric and canvas. Like previous models, the PRO-6000’s sleek design emphasises its link with Canon’s EOS digital cameras and red-line L-Series lenses.

Maikarp says, “With the introduction of our largest model the imagePrograf PRO-6000, we round out our full line of high quality PRO Series printers. Our PRO Series now offers an expansive line-up of large-format inkjet solutions and sizes for a broad range of applications in the photo, fine art, proofing and Graphic Art market segments. The consistency in technology from 17” to 60” allows customers to have print consistency when printing from different machines.”