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Canon launches new printers, inks, media

Wednesday, 31 October 2018
By Wayne Robinson

Indoor outdoor: At the new imagePrograph TM series launch are (l-r) Gavin Gomes, director, Canon Business Services; Norifumi Kitajima, group executive for large format inkjet products; Akira (Dave) Yoshida, managing director, Canon; and Simon Russell, general manager – marketing, Canon

Canon used its Sun Studios complex for the official launch of its eight strong new imagePrograph TM series of wide format printers, designed for poster printing, CAD and the AEC markets.

Alongside these models, Canon is releasing four types of waterproof poster media with adhesive backing, that it says achieves excellent weather resistance, enabling users to create outdoor signage for a variety of scenarios.

Using the new printers and the new media means there is no need to laminate prints for outdoor work.

Simon Russell, general manager – marketing at Canon says, “There is a new pigment ink developed by Canon which delivers a vibrancy that is new to this level of the market, and the five inks give really black blacks. The prints are light resistant, water resistant, so can be used for both indoor and outdoor applications.

“The Lucia TD five-colour pigment ink is also capable of reproducing fine lines and clear text required for printing CAD drawings, even when using plain paper that lacks ink-absorbing layers.”

The new TM series have many of the same features introduced in high-end TX printers – new core technologies, fully pigment 5-color Lucia TD ink, a print head with six integrated 1.07-inch wide tips, and the L-COA Pro image processor.

TM printers are also quieter by up to 60 per cent in comparison to the imagePrograf iPF series and compact, with fully front-accessible operations and flush wall installation, making them easier to set up where space is limited.

Speaking to Print21 at the launch event Norifumi Kitajima, group executive for large format inkjet products – essentially the man behind the development – said, “There is a large demand in Australia for high quality, fast printers that can deliver vibrant images and fine detail. The imagePrograph TM series addresses these requirements.”

The new imagePrograph TM range is available in 24” and 36” versions.

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