Devices aimed at CAD, AEC, and GIS professional areas
Canon Europe has beefed up its large format printer range with the launch of two new imagePROGRAF devices with optional MFP capabilities for design and engineering professionals.
The two new 36-inch devices - the imagePROGRAF iPF765 and iPF760 – have a number of features designed to save time and streamline workflow. This includes a horizontal stacking basket for A1 plots to ensure prints stay flat once they have been printed, and improved printing management. In particular, the imagePROGRAF iPF765, which replaces the imagePROGRAF iPF755, now has a 250 GB hard drive (of which 32 GB is dedicated file-processing memory).Canon says this will streamline workflow in a networked environment, or where large-sized documents with complex imagery are required.
Both printers were developed for use by professionals in a variety of different markets. These include computer-aided design (CAD); architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC); geographical information system (GIS) and other technical document professional areas and produce large technical documents and posters in colour. Each machine includes software utilities for users in the retail signage industry, as well as general office environments.
“Building on the success of the imagePROGRAF range, Canon has upgraded and enhanced the features of its current models to enable its customers to continue to grow in the CAD, GIS and AEC markets,” said Yuichi Miyano, Director of Large Format Solutions, Canon Europe. “By listening to the feedback from its customers, Canon has fine tuned its systems – by increasing memory and integrating the flatbed stacker - to enhance user productivity and efficiency. High quality, large format prints can now be simply, quickly and continuously produced in an office of any size, without interruption and without occupying substantial office space.”
The new printers boast a simple interface and advanced administrative mode making the ENERGY STAR-certified imagePROGRAF iPF765 and iPF760 easy to use and secure. Another feature is the small footprint which enables them to fit discreetly into most office spaces. There is an audio notification of low ink and cartridge replacement to simplify maintenance, while a reserve ink supply in sub-ink tanks enables replacement without stopping a print job. An enhanced accounting function logs all printer activity, recording the client ID, ink and media consumption, media type and output size, and providing close control over all operating costs.
A further feature allows customers to integrate scanning technology into their operations with the imagePROGRAF MFP solution, made possible by Canon’s new scanner stand and supported by improved software for enhanced usability.
The Canon imagePROGRAF models are scheduled to be available in August through Authorised Canon Partners. More information is available on the Canon website at www.canon-europe.com
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