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Canon launches new imagePrograf GP series of large format printers

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Canon has launched a new series of seven colour imagePrograf GP large format printers for both commercial and in-house print companies. Designed predominantly for high end posters but also suitable for other graphic arts applications such as printing photographs, the new series comprises three models: the 60”/1524 mm GP-6600S and the 44”/1118 mm GP-4600S – replacing the imagePrograf Pro-6100S and Pro-4100S –  and the 24”/610 mm GP-2600S. Combined with a new pigment ink set, Lucia Pro II, the new series delivers A0 size posters on uncoated paper within 48 seconds and provides an expanded gamut of vibrant and accurately reproduced colours, together with greater image durability.


The new seven colour Lucia Pro II ink set includes orange, which reproduces more vivid, eye catching colours, and grey, which smoothly reproduces skin tones, for example. As a result, the colour gamut reproducible by the new imagePrograf GP series accurately hits 96% of the Pantone Formula Guide Solid Coated’ sample book, making the series ideal for printing corporate colours. 


Regardless of the skill or experience of the user, the new printers are easy to use and offer increased productivity, thanks to the ink ejection status monitoring system, simplified settings and easier media handling. The dual roll capability allows a second roll of a different media type and size to be loaded at the same time so that that the user can automatically switch from printing on matte to gloss paper without interrupting the workflow. By accelerating the automatic media feeding process, the media loading time has also been reduced by approximately 40%. 


In line with Canon’s goal of reducing the environmental footprint of its products and operations by using resources responsibly, minimising waste, increasing efficiency and supporting innovation, it has reduced the amount of expanded polystyrene packaging material used for the new imagePrograf GP series – for example, 89.5% less polystyrene foam is used for the GP-4600S than for its predecessor. In addition, its reduced power consumption – using 94 W or less during operation and 2.2 W or less during standby – as well as other satisfied criteria, has helped the series achieve a ‘Gold’ product rating under the US EPEAT (Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool) Registry, the highest level of registration in the field of imaging equipment products.


Mathew Faulkner, EMEA Director, marketing and innovation, Wide Format Printing Group, Canon Europe, commented: ‘With the launch of the new imagePrograf GP series, we are addressing the needs of the high end, premium poster market. The GP series retains the superb imagePrograf print quality, while the configuration of the new Lucia Pro II inks offers a much wider colour gamut and delivers outstanding Pantone coverage for more accurate corporate colour reproducibility. With image durability also very important for the high end poster market, any output printed on the new imagePrograf GP devices will be both very scratch and light resistant, helping to preserve its longevity and value. And with the improved media handling and increased automation of the series, we have also made it more productive and easier to use.’


The new imagePrograf GP series will be available from March 2024 across EMEA either directly from Canon or through one of its accredited resellers.


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