Canon launches new imagePROGRAF devices
Canon Australia launched a new line-up of large format printers, with the imagePROGRAF TX Series and imagePROGRAF PRO-6000 hitting Australian shores in February 2018.
With the launch of these new devices, Canon expands its capabilities in large format printing and brings the latest technologies to its Australian business customers.
“With the world of print, customers’ needs are changing. Canon is pioneering in the industry to ensure we can deliver against these requirements,” said Michael Mashman, Manager - Large Format Print, Canon Business Services. “We’ve 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.”
imagePROGRAF TX Series
Canon’s new imagePROGRAF TX Series includes the imagePROGRAF TX-2000, TX-3000 and TX-4000. They are available in 24-inch, 36-inch and 44-inch widths respectively. The new devices offer a number of enhanced features that were only available in higher-end toner devices therefore making them ideal replacements for the high-end CAD market.
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” touch-screen PC. The imagePROGRAF TX-2000MFP T24, the TX-3000MFP T36 and the TX-4000MFP T36, complete the new TX-Series allowing customers to buy a machine that is suitable for their environment based on their needs, budget and available space. When business combines 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 from the one footprint.
All models in the Series are available with the optional Mulitfunctional Roll Unit. This system allows two rolls of media to be loaded at the same time. The machines are able to automatically switch to help reduce waste and misprints. Alternatively, business may wish to use the same size and type of media on both rolls, in which case, there is up to a total of 400m (80gsm Bond) paper loaded, reducing the number of times required to change the roll. The lower roll unit also works as a take-up reel, making it a truly versatile solution. However, if cut-sheet output is still required, the new 100-sheet stacker allows print jobs to be collated in order, reducing the amount of time spent compiling large sets of documents.
SmartWorks MFP version 5 is equipped with customisable menus and buttons. The new copy and archive mode improves productivity and makes it ideal for supporting office workflows, whatever the printing environment. The intuitive user interface, straightforward roll loading and direct printing from USB flash drives offer users optimum usability.
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.”
The imagePROGRAF PRO-6000 completes Canon’s PRO-Series range of 12 colour printers and helps to ensure the same high print quality across the range from 17” to 60” wide. This ensures print consistency for multiple machine users as all devices use the same print head, ink type and processors. Designed to meet the needs of photo professionals and graphic artists who want sharp, brilliant and beautiful prints to share with the world.
The imagePROGRAF PRO-6000 offers versatility, including the 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.
“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,” added Maikap.
These highly anticipated printers are now available for sale in the Australian market.