Canon Europe has launched the new imagePrograf TM Series of large format inkjet printers for customers producing CAD, GIS and poster applications.
The new imagePrograf TM Series features eight different models, all aimed at customers printing low- to mid-volumes.
The five 36-inch models are: TM-300; TM-305 (with built-in HDD and PDF support); TM-300MFP L36ei (multifunctional printer with low-volume scanning solution); TM-300MFP T36 (multifunctional printer with higher scanning solution); TM-305MFP T36 (high performance multifunctional printer).
The three 24-inch models are: TM-200; TM-205 (with built-in HDD and PDF support); TM-200MFP L24ei (multifunctional printer with low-volume scanning solution).
The imagePrograf TM Series are compact and quiet devices optimised for space-constrained office environments. The printer’s footprint is as small as 982 x 887 mm for the TM-200/205 models, a reduction of 9% compared to the imagePrograf iPF Series.
An intuitive operation panel means that users do not require training or specialist skills to operate the device, enabling employees to produce high quality prints in the workplace with ease.
PosterArtist V3.0 poster creation software helps operators to produce multi-lingual posters with over 900 expressions in 10 different languages and using over 350 templates and images, while Free Layout Plus offers a template tool for the design of folded posters.
The new printers also offer strong security features, including secure authentication and user controls.
The imagePrograf TM Series boasts Canon’s Lucia TD 5-colour pigment inks. This unique ink, which includes MBK with high surface tension, produces lines and text that are dense and crisp with minimal feathering. Vibrant colours can also be produced from LUCIA TD ink with pigments staying closer to the media surface. This enables customers to economically print high quality documents and posters on inexpensive uncoated plain paper.
The Lucia TD water resistant 5-colour pigment inks used for the imagePrograf TM Series can print on water resistant media, offering immediate benefits for customers producing plans and drawings that need to be viewed outside, or creating posters for outdoor use.
Canon offers a range of optimised water resistant media, including polypropylene and adhesive vinyl, for banner and poster displays.
With the imagePrograf TM Series, businesses have the capability to produce CAD drawings, GIS maps and posters on demand and in-house, reducing outsourcing costs and response times.