Canon has launched a new line up of large format inkjet printers: the imagePrograf TX-2000, TX-3000 and TX-4000, available in 24 inch, 36 inch and 44 inch sizes. The new devices offer productivity, usability and security, alongside high print quality and low running costs, making it ideal for both the high end CAD inkjet market and the entry level LED plotter market.
The series also includes an MFP solution, imagePrograf TX-3000MFP T36 and TX-4000MFP T36, equipped with fast scanning, and newly developed Lucia TD pigment ink. With updates to all core technologies including the ink system, printhead and mechanical platform, the new TX series printers are ideal for customers looking for high production, high quality printing, in colour and at competitive speeds.
The newly developed Lucia TD ink produces fine lines, sharp text and vibrant colours, making it ideal for high precision CAD drawings and posters alike. Specifically formulated for weather resistance, including water resistance, printed drawings can be viewed at outdoor construction or engineering sites, in long term storage and on outdoor posters. Thanks to its colour reproduction even on plain paper, ink performance exceeds the needs for poster quality on both coated and uncoated paper.
Hiroaki Shirakawa, large format print product management manager, said: ‘The world of print continues to change and Canon is pioneering in the industry to ensure we are delivering against the changing needs of our customers. Where previously, CAD drawings were printed in centres using LED plotters, today, many offices or construction sites require their own inkjet printers to produce drawings on-demand. In response to this, we have designed a high performance, high-speed inkjet that is ideally suited to replace entry level LED plotters that comes with a host of other advantages such as colour printing, low total cost of ownership as well as unbeatable quality and sharpness.’
All models in the series, including the 36 inch, can be expanded with two rolls. The optional dual roll system enables high volume printing from two rolls of the same kind, or hassle free switching between different media types to meet various printing needs. The series also accepts rolls up to 170 mm in diameter, with the lower unit equipped with a multifunction roll system, enabling users to take advantage of the continuous output and rewinding printouts on rolls. A new high capacity stacker also offers holding room for 100 A0 sheets, and can be easily folded up to save space when not in use.
The new imagePrograf TX series will be available across EMEA from early December 2017.