Canon U.S.A., (http://www.usa.canon.com) has rolled out three three new affordable large format printers and a newly enhanced Canon Alliance Partner Program (CAPP).
The 24-inch imagePROGRAF iPF670, the 36-inch imagePROGRAF iPF770 printers, and the imagePROGRAF iPF770 MFP M40 Scan-to Print/File/Share System provides cost-effective solutions for low-volume, on-demand print environments. These models support a variety of applications including: posters, presentations, technical documents, drawings, company announcements, and enlargements.
Ideal for a variety of industries including architecture, engineering and construction, education, offices and small retail, the iPF670 and iPF770 printers offer advanced technology to assist small businesses in maximizing the return on their investment. Economy Print Mode, auto-rotation and nesting, help reduce total cost of operation by minimizing media waste and maintenance. Additionally, Accounting Manager, software to assist businesses monitor costs and allocate consumable expenses, comes standard and allows management to track print jobs by user to calculate ink and media costs.
Similar to the BLI 2014 award-winning imagePROGRAF printers, the iPF670 and iPF770 printers feature an on-the-fly ink replacement design, consistent quality of print across various paper types, and the ability to print from mobile devices and share and print files directly from the cloud.
Suitable for businesses that need to print documents quickly while retaining high image quality, the imagePROGRAF models are designed for maximum versatility and performance. In its fastest mode, the iPF770 printer boasts the ability to produce an A1 (23.39″ x 33.11″) print in about 25 seconds.
The printers have a space-saving design with fully front-accessible operation for flush wall installation, to fit into almost any environment. There’s also an assisted top-loading feature for easy media loading, plus the iPF670 printer is available without a stand for customers seeking a desktop model.
The iPF770 MFP M40 designed as a complete scan-to-print, file, and share solution, has the capability to scan documents up-to-2mm thick. This model includes an M40 scanner, SmartWorks MFP software, stand-alone computer, touch screen monitor and MFP stand to meet a variety of office needs.
To help increase efficiency in workflow and management, the iPF670 and iPF770 printers include software designed to be simple and intuitive, making high-quality printing possible for individuals of any level of experience. Addressing the needs of a diverse range of users, Canon’s Direct Print & Share 2.01 software is a cloud portal solution that empowers users to view, share and print a variety of files including PDF, TIFF, JPEG and HP-GL/2 formats, from virtually anywhere. Users can utilize the “Shortcut Print” feature to drag and drop files to print into hot folders on their desktops helping to streamline their workflow process.
The iPF670 and iPF770 printers are also compatible with Canon’s imagePROGRAF Print Utility2 mobile app, which facilitates wireless printing by allowing users to print from a compatible iPad. The app enables users to perform a number of actions, including previewing their PDF file, selecting the number of copies, orientation and print quality before sending the job to any of the compatible imagePROGRAF printers that share the same network.
Continuing to produce Canon’s high-quality output, the new imagePROGRAF devices use a five-color dye/pigment reactive replacement ink system using 130 ml ink tanks, including a reformulated magenta ink to help produce more vivid reds and yellows. Canon inks provide adhesion to media, are scratch-and marker-resistant and help produce crisp and legible text. These devices include Canon’s high-density PF-04 print head, which uses 15,360 nozzles to lay down a 4pl droplet size of ink, and a Gigabit Ethernet connection.
These imagePROGRAF models have manufacturer’s suggested retail prices of US$3,495 (iPF770), $1,295 (iPF670 without stand), $1,595 (iPF670 with stand) and $7,495 (iPF770 MFP M40).