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Canon launches new imagePrograf TM series

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Canon is launching its new imagePrograf TM series of A0+ and A1+ printers for producers of technical and promotional large format printing applications in sectors from architecture, engineering, construction and manufacturing to retail, hospitality and education.

The portfolio incorporates five models – the TM-355, TM-350 and TM-340 for A0+ prints and the TM-255 and TM-240 for A1+ output – all featuring a newly formulated, vibrant magenta ink.

The range is designed to meet diverse printing needs, from CAD construction and design drawings to retail and restaurant posters and school classroom displays. The refined body design and small footprint ensures they fit within virtually any office or retail space, even when combined with the optional large format scanner.

The series features a newly developed image processing engine, which enables quick start up. The TM-355/350 offers top printing speeds of up to 3.2 pages per minute, about 28% faster than previous models, ensuring greater productivity for time critical prints.

Ink enhancements deliver greater vibrancy even on uncoated paper. The newly designed image processing table and optimised magenta ink ensure excellent red colour development for vivid reproduction and sharper contrasts. This equates to more clarity when highlighting corrections and revisions in CAD drawings or displaying critical technical annotations.

By utilising all-colour pigment ink which is also water resistant, the printers can produce eye catching posters and point of sale items that attract attention and do not fade easily over a long period of time. Customers printing posters can produce borderless prints using the full roll width, which removes the time consuming task of trimming the margins after printing.

The new flattop design makes it easier to switch paper rolls, and the printers automatically detect and display paper type and estimate how much paper is remaining. With colour calibration included as standard, these labour saving features contribute to greater operational efficiency.

The large touch screen panel shows the paper width and type, as well as the remaining roll paper and ink levels at a glance. In addition, it can be tilted to adjust the angle for easy viewing according to the user's point of view and position.

The design also helps to reduce operating noise across the series up to about 39 decibels (dB) in certain models, which is approximately a third lower than their predecessors, making it suitable for any working environment.

Duncan Smith, country director, production at Canon UK and Ireland, said: ‘Setting a new bar for compact multi-use large format printers, the new imagePrograf TM series creates incredibly vibrant prints, with a small footprint and less noise. Whatever your company size, however restricted your space, you can now conveniently produce a wide variety of print applications which would traditionally have to be outsourced, from CAD drawings to posters and retail point of sale materials, improving productivity and efficiency without compromising quality.’

Canon is committed to its efforts to reduce waste and environmental impact throughout all of its operations. The new series has achieved 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. Expanded polystyrene foam has also been eliminated from the products’ packing materials in favour of full cardboard packaging.

The TM series printers are supplied with Direct Print Plus software which means multiple files in different formats can be ordered to print in a batch with a simple drag and drop operation, helping users to print all types of drawing efficiently. For promotional applications, customers can use Canon’s PosterArtist web application to create original poster and flyer designs by choosing from a wide range of free templates to suit their needs.


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