Canon imagePROGRAF TX Series Uses Pigment Inks for Color AEC Drawings

Canon TX-4000 wide format printer

The new Canon imagePROGRAF TX Series of wide-format inkjet printers is designed for architects, engineers, builders, and office professionals who want to produce higher volumes of color drawings on uncoated paper with lower running costs. The small-footprint devices are built for speed, stability, and usability in small offices.

Unlike previous 5-color models that used 4 colors of aqueous dye inks in combination with a pigment black ink, the four printers in the TX Series use a new 5-color LUCIA TD pigment ink set for bright colors on plain paper. With the new TD printhead, the printers can output up to three D-sized prints per minute.

Canon imagePROGRAF TX-4000

Canon imagePROGRAF TX- 4000

Other features include multiple security options, stacking capability up to 100 sheets, wireless printing capability, automatic roll loading, and an optional Mutifunction Roll Unit.

“With the announcement of Canon’s imagePROGRAF TX Series, we have brought to market what we consider to be the next standard of engineering in regards to large-format printing of technical documents,” said Toyotsugu Kuwamura, executive vice president and general manager of the Business Imaging Solutions Group of Canon U.S.A. “The ability of the TX series to print striking, resilient posters, banners, and technical documents make them at home in a variety of settings, whether it’s a construction company, architectural firm, or office environment.”

The TX series includes four models:

  •  imagePROGRAF TX-3000 (36 inches)
  • imagePROGRAF TX-3000 MFP T36 (36 inches with T36-model scanner)
  • image PROGRAF TX 4000 (44 inches)
  • imagePROGRAF TX 4000 MFP T36 (44 inches with T36-model scanner)

LUCIA TD Pigment Inks

All TX-Series printers use five colors (C, M, Y, Bk, MBk) of a brand-new LUCIA TD pigment ink to make high-quality prints on standard bond papers. The inks deliver a balanced combination of black density and bleed resistance and support accurate reproduction of lines and text and uniformity in the fill areas. Compared to the  imagePROGRAF 830/840/850 series, the TX Series printers produce a wider color gamut on the uncoated inkjet papers typically used for drawings and documents.

The LUCIA TD pigment inks are also more weather-resistant than the dye inks used in the Canon imagePROGRAF 830/840/850 printers and earlier generations of Canon imagePROGRAF technical printers. Maps, drawings, and signs printed on Canon’s water-resistant matte polypropylene can withstand the outdoor conditions of a construction site.

To keep running costs low, you can choose from three ink tank sizes (160 ml, 330 ml, and 700 ml), depending on the colors you use most often. You can run tanks of different sizes and change them out as needed without interrupting an ongoing print job. A visual display shows whether the sub ink tanks are full, half-full, or almost empty.

Media Handling

The automatic paper loading system starts feeding the paper into the printer as soon as you load the roll on the printer.

With the optional Multifunction Roll Unit, you can load two 650-foot rolls of material (up to 6.7 inches in diameter) for more than 3,900 square feet of continuous printing. Or, you load two different widths of the same media type, and automatically switch between the two as needed. For long, uninterrupted print runs, you can set up the Multifunction Roll Unit to act as a take-up reel.

The standard, high-volume TX stacker can handle 100 A0-size sheets of 75 gsm, uncoated paper.

Ease of Use

You don’t need a computer to print PDF or JPEG files on an imagePROGRAF TX series printer. Simply insert a USB thumb drive and preview the job in the operation panel. In an office environment with a wireless network, you can send files wirelessly to the printer.

Improved Security

To minimize leaks of confidential information, the imagePROGRAF TX printers include strengthened security features such as an encrypted hard drive with IPSec support for secure storage. SSL/TSL and 802.1x authetnication support secure communications.

Compact, Uni-Body Construction

The robust chassis and unibody design of the TX series printers ensures the accuracy of ink-drop placement. The smaller footprint of the devices means even the 44-inch model can fit in smaller office spaces.

Software

Free software that is available for the TX Series printers includes:

-Direct Print & Share (Canon’s cloud-portal file-sharing solution);

-Accounting Manager for tracking ink and media usage and costs per job

-PosterArtist Lite for creating professional-looking posters in four easy steps

-Optimized Module for printing directly from compatible AutoCAD software

-Print Plug-In for Microsoft Office for printing enlargements of Microsoft Word, Excel, or PowerPoint documents

-Media Configuration Tool for managing media information in the operation panel and printer driver.

Multifunction Models

For the multi-function printer (MFP) models, a new new 36-inch scanner is attached to the top of the printer. The scanner handle documents and boards or thick papers up to 0.08 inches thick and scan images in resolutions up to 1200 dpi.

Canon imagePROGRAF TX3000 MFP

Canon imagePROGRAF TX-3000 MFP T36

Color documents are scanned at 6 inches per second and black-and-white documents can be scanned at 12 inches per second. You don’t have to stop a long print job in order to scan a document. Dual LEDs in the scanner reduce the appearance of scans or creases in the folds.

The 15.6-in. monitor included with the system enables you to view the scans and use the new SmartWorks software to make any necessary adjustments. With SmartWorks, you scan scan multi-page PDFs and enhance the look of the images. For example, you can de-skew the image, reset the white point and the black point, and sharpen or invert the image.

With the direct link to Canon’s Direct Print & Share software, you can scan and upload documents to the cloud and download and print them whenever you choose. Or, you can easily share the uploaded files with co-workers.

The imagePROGRAF TX Series will be available for purchase in the fourth quarter of 2017.

If you have questions or are interested in buying a printer, please call our customer-service team at Freedom Paper at 866-310-3335.

Canon Unveils Entry-Level Wide-Format Printer

If you want the convenience of printing extra-large documents in the comfort of your office, check out this new entry-level wide-format printer from Canon. The Canon imagePROGRAF iPF670E is a 24-inch tabletop version of Canon’s iPF670 printer for technical drawings. With a manufacturer’s suggested list price of $995, the compactly designed iPF670E is designed for use on a counter, table, or desk instead of a printer stand.

Canon entry-level wide-format printer

Canon imagePROGRAF iPF670E

The imagePROGRAF iPF670E uses five colors of aqueous dye and pigment inks for efficient, low-cost printing of low volumes of CAD drawings, GIS maps, posters, charts, and other larger-size business documents.

“With the introduction of the entry­-level counterpart to the iPF670, we are excited to offer a competitive solution for budget-minded customers interested in adding wide-format printing capabilities to their offices,” said Toyotsugu Kuwamura, executive vice president and general manager, Business Imaging Solutions Group, Canon U.S.A., Inc.

Ink Tanks and Colors

The Canon iPF670E uses a six-channel printhead to deliver 5 colors of inks.

Four ink channels supply highly colorfast dye inks (cyan, magenta, yellow, and black) for bold, expressive colors on poster papers and gloss photo media.

Two ink channels supply pigment matte black ink (MBK) for printing precise lines, smooth curves and small text on the plain bond papers used for everyday office documents and technical drawings.

Canon’s unique inkset helps minimize the risk of “bleeding” between printed colors and text. Even small text printed on colored backgrounds or on uncoated technical papers is crisp and legible on an imagePROGRAF printer.

Unlike competitive new printers that arrive with only about 100 ml of ink to  get started, the Canon iPF670E comes equipped with six 90 ml ink tanks — for a total of 540 ml of ink. The 90 ml ink tanks support lower overall ink costs and allow you to use the printer for a longer time before you need to replace the tanks.

With the printer’s hot-swap ink tanks, you can replace an empty ink tank in the middle of the print job without ruining the print.

The non-firing nozzle detection and compensation feature ensures that print quality won’t be affected by a clogged nozzle in the printhead. In the event that a nozzle clog occurs, the iPF670E automatically compensates for the blockage by taking advantage of another available nozzle. The printhead has more than 15,000 nozzles.

Types of Media Supported

The imagePROGRAF iPF670E runs faster than competitive printers and can hold bigger rolls of media. Inkjet media rolls up to 5.9 inches in diameter can be loaded onto the iPF670E, including 300-ft. rolls of 20 lb. and 24 lb. bond papers.

Other media types that can be printed on the iPF670E include coated bond papers, double matte film, satin and gloss photo papers, polypropylene banner material, and adhesive matte vinyl.

Software

Several useful software programs can be downloaded free for use with the Canon imagePROGRAF iPF670E.

Accounting Manager: Keep track of ink and media costs per job and use the data for billing purposes.

PosterArtist Lite: Create posters with ease, even if your workgroup doesn’t include a graphic designer. PosterArtist Lite includes royalty-free photos, backgrounds and clip art, and pre-designed templates for posters that will be used in presentations, at trade shows, and as temporary indoor signs.

Print Plug-in for Microsoft Office: Make poster-size enlargements of 8 x 11,5-inch Word documents, Excel charts, or PowerPoint slides.

Direct Print & Share: To easily print large-format documents, simply drag and drop the file you want to print into a hot folder. The job will use pre-loaded settings to start printing your files automatically. You can set up multiple hot folders for the types of jobs you will print routinely.

Options

Optional accessories include a printer stand and a roll-holder set for holding media rolls with 3-inch cores. A full version of Poster Artist software is also available.

For More Information

Click here to download a spec sheet about Canon’s new entry-level wide-format printer.

Call us at Freedom Paper at 866-310-3335 if you are interested in ordering the Canon imagePROGRAF iPF670E. Or chat with us online at www.freedompaper.com.

Three Great Resources for Users of Canon PRO 1000 Printers

Canon’s Digital Learning Center features instructive articles about specific features of the Canon Pro 1000 printer and other models in Canon’s imagePROGRAF PRO-series of printers.

Here are three examples of the type of information you can find in the Print section of the Canon Digital Learning Center:

Easy Steps to Keeping Your Printer Running Smoothly
In this article for owners of Canon Pro 1000 printers, author Rachel Halford explains that “your printer is precision instrument that is designed to provide consistent, high quality prints for years. Like your car, your camera, and many other pieces of equipment in your life, your printer will work best when it is used and maintained regularly.”

Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-1000

Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-1000

The article outlines steps for ink nozzle maintenance, printhead alignment, roller feed cleaning, and bottom plate cleaning.

“Over time, fibers from your papers will build up on the paper feed roller and may cause your paper to jam or slip when you are printing,” says Halford. “For the best possible results, clean your paper feed roller when you see a visible buildup on the roller or when you notice that the paper is jamming unexpectedly. Cleaning will cause some wear on the roller, so be careful to clean only when needed.”

A bottom-plate cleaning may be necessary if you create a lot of borderless prints on your Canon Pro 1000. Over time, some ink may spray onto the bottom plate. Periodic cleaning can keep excess ink from transferring onto your paper.

Understanding Paper Sizes with the imagePROGRAF PRO-1000
This article discusses the different cut-sheet paper sizes included in printer driver of the Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-1000, including standard U.S. photo sizes, standard paper sizes used in Europe and Asia, and paper sizes used in Japan and Taiwan. It also includes sizes for printing specialty products such as postcards.

Also included are suggested margin options and recommended printing areas for each paper size.

Using the Media Configuration Tool
The Canon Media Configuration Tool allows you to manage and customize your most commonly used papers. You will be able to see the paper listed on the front panel of your printer as well as in the printer driver.

“You can register up to 25 unique paper types,” explains Halford. “When you select a paper category, such as Photo Papers, you will see all of the corresponding papers listed.”

Canon’s Media Configuration Tool enables you to remove paper types you will never use and create easy-to-find custom paper names. You can re-order the list of paper types to create more intuitive menus. And, you can back-up and restore the print settings for your preferred paper types.

When using photo papers other than Canon-brand papers, you can create a custom paper type to ensure that you use the correct paper settings with every print. The post explains how to adjust the settings in the Media Configuration Tool for paper feed, drying time, ink limits, printhead height, calibration, and ICC profiles.

“Taking the time to make use of the Media Configuration Tool can help you increase the quality and consistency of your printed output,” notes Halford. With streamlined paper options, easy-to-identify custom settings, and backups, “You can ensure that you are using the exact same settings and getting the results you expect every time you print.”

Call Us with Questions

Freedom Paper is a proud seller of Canon imagePROGRAF printers and Canon inks. If you have questions about features of the Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-1000 printer or other models in the Canon’s PRO-Series of photo and graphics printers, please call us at 866-310-3335 or chat with us online.

Canon imagePROGRAF PRO Printers Win Buyers Laboratory Awards

Canon wide-format printers have won three prestigious awards from Buyers Laboratory.

Part of Keypoint Intelligence, Buyers Laboratory is an independent provider of analytical information for buyers and providers of digital imaging hardware, software, and services. Each year, Buyers Laboratory tests more than 150 devices from different manufacturers and provides extensive side-by-side comparisons that include comprehensive specifications and the performance results and ratings from BLI’s Lab, Solutions, and Environmental Test Results.

In December, BLI announced that Canon has earned the coveted 2017 Wide Format Printer Line of the Year Award for their wide-format graphic arts and technical printers.

BLI also presented “Pick” awards to the 11-color imagePROGRAF PRO-2000/PRO-4000 series for photography and fine art and the 8-color imagePROGRAF PRO-4000S/PRO-6000S models for indoor signage for their outstanding performance.

 

Canon PRO-6000S and PRO-4000S

Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-6000S and PRO-4000S

2017 Line of the Year

BLI’s Line of the Year designation is awarded each year to the vendor whose products are determined to be best overall in their respective categories based on the cumulative results of BLI’s product testing. The breadth of the manufacturer’s portfolio in the category and its ability to produce quality products suitable to a broad spectrum of customer needs are also considered.

“The comprehensiveness of Canon’s offerings together with the outstanding lab performance of all the models have earned Canon the 2017 Line of the Year award for its wide-format graphics and technical printers,” explained Marlene Orr, director, Office Equipment Product Analysis at BLI. “As proof of their quality, every Canon wide-format model tested in the past year has earned BLI’s Highly Recommended rating.”

Individual Pick Awards

Bestowed once a year, the individual Pick awards recognize products that are best in their respective classes based on the results of BLI’s rigorous two-month laboratory evaluation. The BLI technicians and analysts who select the Pick awards consider factors such as: reliability, image quality, ease of use, color management, productivity, and connectivity.

Canon’s imagePROGRAF PRO-2000/PRO-4000 series was selected as the “Outstanding Professional Photo and Fine Art Wide-Format Printer Series” for 2017.

Canon’s imagePROGRAF PRO-4000S/PRO-6000S was honored as “Outstanding Poster and Indoor Signage Wide-Format Series” for 2017.

“Whether printing a single page, multi-page document, or a batch of files from different formats in quick succession, the imagePROGRAF printers all deliver fast speeds and excellent performance,” said David Sweetman, BLI’s director of research and lab services EMEA/Asia. “Most importantly, image quality was outstanding for graphics and photographs, with bright, saturated colors and natural-looking skin tones.”

“We are proud that our new models have been recognized for their outstanding performance and reliability,” said Yuichi Miyano, business group director of Canon Europe’s Wide Format Group. “The details of the report are very important to us, as they show where Canon is achieving its goals and also where we can make further improvements. It is a sign of our commitment that these devices have won BLI Pick awards. We will continue with our innovation and investment to make sure we continue this success.”

“With the expansion of the imagePROGRAF PRO series of printers, Canon has swept this year’s annual “Pick” and “Line of the Year” awards in the Wide Format Printer category,” said Joe Tischner, wide format analyst, Buyers Laboratory LLC. “From the imagePROGRAF PRO-4000 and imagePROGRAF PRO-2000 models, designed to provide the spectacular output that imaging professionals require, to the affordably priced imagePROGRAF PRO-6000S and imagePROGRAF PRO-4000S models for vibrant signage and displays, Canon has once again demonstrated its commitment to providing innovative solutions for the large-format industry.”

“We are proud that BLI has recognized the imagePROGRAF line of large-format printers for its high quality, ease of use, and brilliant results,” said Toyotsugu Kuwamura, executive vide president and general manager, Business Imaging Solutions Gorup, Canon U.S.A., Inc.

Freedom  Paper Sells Canon Printers

Freedom Paper is proud to sell the Canon imagePROGRAF line of wide-format printers, including the new PRO-2000, PRO-4000, PRO-4000S, and PRO-6000S.

Your can read more about the printers in an announcement post we published on this blog in March. Before you buy, call our customer-service team at 866-310-3335 for information on special pricing, discounts, and financing options.

Reflections on 25th Anniversary of HP DesignJet Printer

With over 3.3 million HP DesignJet products sold since 1991, HP DesignJet celebrated the 25th Anniversary the first DesignJet large-format inkjet printer on October 10, 2016. On a special website, HP published interviews, timelines, and videos.

In a post on LinkedIn, Francois Martin remembered how some architects and engineers reacted when HP switched from pen plotters to wide-format inkjet printers for making large drawings.

Insights from an Architect

In an interview with HP, architect Matias del Campo, co-founder of SPAN Architects, reflected on some of his career milestones with HP DesignJet technology.

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Matias del Campo of SPAN Architects

HP had already launched 54 products and registered over 2,200 patents when Matias del Campo first began printing his plans at a local copy shop on the HP DesignJet 1000, introduced in 1999.

At that time, the DesignJet 1000 printed an A1/D-sized line drawing in about 1.5 minutes. That was about half the time as the first HP DesignJet and was a higher quality print.

As del Campo remembers it, “The quality of line drawings and the print speed were amazing. I could illustrate even very complex designs very clearly, whether they were CAD line drawing or full color renderings. With every new HP DesignJet, I thought ‘this has to be the maximum that the technology can achieve.’ And each time they are faster and image quality is higher. Now, it is what I expect from HP.”

When del Campo set up SPAN Architects with architect Sandra Manninger in Vienna, Austria in 2003, HP DesignJet had recently introduced a family of affordable multi-format printers, allowing SPAN to compete with established design studios.

“For a small studio starting out on a limited budget, our multi-format HP DesignJet printer was perfect. We saved print costs on outsourcing but more importantly, we could compete for more projects, at least one a week. HP has democratized the ability to compete for projects. You don’t need to be a large company to own and run an HP DesignJet printer, but you can compete on a larger scale,” del Campo stated.

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Today SPAN Architects also has offices in Detroit, Michigan and in Shanghai in China. The company leverages leading edge construction methods and technologies to create affordable projects with appealing designs. Projects are printed and shared using a 36-inch, web-connected HP DesignJet T920 Printer.

SPAN is currently involved in the interior design of flagship stores for world renowned brands in a number of locations in China. The firm is also designing a 1,200-unit housing development project in Jakarta in the Republic of Indonesia. They are using modular construction techniques to create distinct, attractive designs that remain affordable.

“What really has amazed me over the years is HP’s ability to consistently develop and incorporate solutions and services that transform the design workflow for architects,” says del Campo. “HP reaches out to designers and creates easy-to-use solutions that respond to our needs. As a student in architecture, I used an HP DesignJet printer to print my first plans. In its 25th Anniversary year, HP DesignJet printers remain at the forefront of printing technology: seamless integration and web-connected; ease of use; and accessible to even non-expert users. I can’t wait to see what they’ll invent next.”

Timeline of DesignJet Evolution

On their 25th Anniversary website and in this video, HP highlights milestones in the DesignJet’s evolution.

1991: First monochrome HP DesignJet

1993: HP DesignJet 200 —single color plotter

1998: HP DesignJet 2500CP —color graphics printer with Adobe PostScript

1999: HP DesignJet 1000 —for CAD drawing and GIS maps

2000: HP DesignJet 5000— graphics printer w/6 pigment inks
2000: HP DesignJet 500 and 800 —office and technical printers

2005: HP DesignJet 30, 90, 70, and 130 — 24-inch desktop printers

2006: HP DesignJet Z series —photo printers with 12 pigment inks

2007: HP DesignJet Z6100—high-quality/high-speed graphics printer

2010: HP DesignJet T2300 —MFP multi-function printer with cloud connectivity

2012: HP DesignJet T120 and 520 —compact, easy-to-use WiFi printers

2013: HP DesignJet T920/1500 —web-connected printers with integrated stacking tray

2015: HP DesignJet T830 —Multi-function printer for use at construction sites

Reflecting on Engineering Challenges

In the video below, Francois Martin, global marketing lead, HP Graphics Solutions Business, and Jep Tarradas, R&D director, Large Format Production, share their thoughts on the HP DesignJet journey that has been transforming the industry for 25 years and counting.

 

From Pen Plotters to Inkjet Printers

In the LinkedIn post “Happy 25th Anniversary DesignJet – Leadership Based on Performance,” Francois Martin talked about what it was like to build the first large-format inkjet printer called DesignJet.

He says HP was already known for making workhorse pen plotters — the 7550A DraftMaster and DraftPro. Pen plotters painstakingly drew each CAD plot line by line. A single D/A1/E/A0-sized print could take 15 to 30 minutes to complete.

“In some cases, you had to redo it because the last five lines might be missing. Pens ran out of ink with no way to warn the operator,” Martin recalled.

When the first monochrome DesignJet printer was introduced, some customers wondered how a 300 dpi moving printhead could print a straight line, when the line was made from thousands of segments as the printhead moves left ad right across the paper. Some missed the magic of a mechanical pen drawing a circle.

Today, Martin says 70 to 80 percent of large format drawings are produced on HP DesignJet printers.

He believes printed materials are still “must-haves” for designers and deliver details that can’t be seen on any screen. And with a printed plan spread across the desk, an engineer can add a line, a note, or an annotation that will help the design become a reality.

 

At the HP Graphics Experience Center in Barcelona, HP employees celebrated the 25th anniversary of the first HP DesignJet.

At the HP Graphics Experience Center in Barcelona, HP employees celebrated the 25th anniversary of the first HP DesignJet.

Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-1000: The Reviews Are In

It’s been almost one year since Canon introduced the imagePROGRAF PRO-1000. This 17-inch inkjet photo printer is small enough to sit on a desktop but incorporates many of the advanced technologies of Canon’s wide-format imagePROGRAF printers.

Canon-ipf-pro-1000-office-LoResBefore buying a Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-1000, it can be helpful to read highlights from reviews posted on various websites. Several reviews were written by photography professionals or enthusiasts with extensive experience in fine art photo printing. On the PC Magazine website, the Canon PRO-1000 inkjet photo printer was discussed by expert with experience testing consumer or office inkjet printers that were used to print a mix of photos, graphics, and documents.

Imaging Resource

Fine-art photographer Jeremy Gray described the Canon PRO-1000 as “an excellent printer at a great price.” He praised the stylish design and the fact that it ships with a set of full-size, full-volume ink cartridges (worth about $715). He also praised the printer’s ability to automatically switch from matte to photo black ink and produce prints with very deep blacks. He pointed out that although the print speeds Canon lists are based on “standard-quality” print mode, the printer is still fast at the “highest quality” print mode.

Like other reviewers, Gray noted that the printer can’t handle roll media to make panoramic prints.

Read Jeremy Gray’s review for insights on print sizes, print modes, print speeds, efficiency, and image quality on different media types. He also compares the PRO 1000 to the Epson SureColor P800 and Epson Stylus Pro 3880.

“You can crunch number and run extensive tests on color gamut, color accuracy, and ink density, but at the end of the day, the only thing that matters about print quality is how a print actually looks,” said Gray. “When you frame and hang a print, how it looks on the wall trumps anything else. I’m pleased to report that prints from the Canon PRO-1000 will look fantastic on any wall.”

Nature Photography Blog

In this mini-review, wildlife and nature photographer Christopher Dodds noted that “The Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-1000 is the only Canon desktop printer that incorporates the vacuum platen.” This feature, formerly used only on large-format printers, uses air suction to keep the paper flat as it feeds through the printer. This prevents errors such as “floating” and “edge curl” and allows borderless printing on fine-art papers.

With the Print Studio Pro plug-in software, he said “Color management is easier than ever, with a simple box to allow ICC profile selection and rendering intent. A brand-new feature enables soft proofing.”

To evaluate print quality, Dodds said, “I deliberately chose to print a color image with a lot of dark colors and tones.” He knew the image would test the limits of printer and prove that the Canon PRO-1000 could produce printers that were better than its predecessor.

“I was immediately blown away by the remarkable difference in color depth and accuracy,” wrote Dodds.  “All of the dark areas immediately opened up.”  Although the improvements in print quality were subtle, he was motivated to make new prints of some of his older images.

Dodds also commented on the economic considerations of upgrading to the Canon PRO-1000. He believes nature photographers who sell fine art prints could easily recoup the cost of upgrading to the Canon PRO-1000 by using the 80ml ink cartridges that come with it to make sellable prints.

Luminous Landscape

On the Luminous Landscape subscription website for passionate photography enthusiasts, Mark Segal states that “Reviewing a printer, like reviewing paper, is difficult because what matters most are the results, and results have an important subjective element. You almost need to see and handle the prints to really know the quality, but you can’t do that from an article on the Internet.”

Having said that, Segal used both subjective and objective methods to evaluate the image quality, printer’s color gamut, resolution, gradations, accuracy, and maximum black. He also discussed the printer’s usability, including factors such as paper dimensions, paper feeds, use of third-party papers, the printer driver, ancillary software and printer maintenance.

He praised the paper feed on the PRO-1000, noting that “I have never used easier or more reliable paper feeds than those on the PRO-1000. The experience was flawless every time. I did not get one paper skew message.”

When Segal compared the gamut of the Canon PRO-1000 with that of Epson’s SureColor P800 and the Epson Stylus Pro 4900 wide-format inkjet printer, he noted that many photos don’t need the huge gamut of the Epson 4900 to look great.

Segal concluded that “Inkjet printing technology has fully matured, and the Canon PRO-1000 is up there with the best of them.”

He said, “The Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-1000 delivers excellent print quality. It is user friendly and I didn’t see it lacking any essential features important to serious print makers.”

You can watch video comments about the Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-1000 and read the in-depth review by subscribing to the Luminous Landscape website for $12/year.

Northlight Images Review

In this very thorough and detailed review, photographer Keith Cooper of Northlight Images confirmed that for prints up to A2 size, the PRO-1000 is a desktop printer that performs like a large-format printer. Although the maximum page-length limit is an issue for photographers who want to make large panoramic prints, Cooper said this is “a printer that I feel really can do justice to my own professional photography.”

Throughout this review, Cooper uses photographs and screen grabs to illustrate some of the printer’s features and the results of his tests. For example, this review includes photos of the color LCD screen and screen grabs that show some of the options provided during printer set-up and maintenance.  Cooper also uses screen grabs to illustrate how to set up custom paper sizes and print calibration targets. And, Cooper provides a detailed explanation of how he evaluates the black-and-white printing capabilities of an inkjet printer.

Using magnified photographs, he illustrates the difference between prints made in the “High” quality setting and those made in the “Highest” quality setting.

Like other reviewers, Cooper printed images that would enable him to compare how the Canon PRO-1000 performs compared to other printers he uses. For example, he wondered how well the 11-color inkset on the Canon PRO-1000 performs with the Chroma Optimizer compared to the 12-color Canon iPF8300 which uses green ink instead of the Chroma Optimizer.  When he tested an image of leafy green trees on a bright sunny day, the print from the PRO-1000 with Chroma Optimizer removed any concern he had for its lack of a green-ink cartridge.

Cooper notes that the new ink set with the Chroma Optimizer gloss coat in the PRO-1000 “pushes the depth and intensity to levels where it’s definitely the skill of the photographer that’s more likely to limit the quality of the print. If your images are great, then your prints can match them.”

PC Magazine

In this review posted on the PC magazine website, William Harrel praised the exceptional print quality, built-in Wi-Fi, and “particularly good grayscale images.” He said the PRO-1000 “churns out stunning photos with deep blacks and brilliant colors.”

He also called attention to the lack of a roll-paper option and Wi-Fi Direct, Near Field Communications, or routerless peer-to-peer connections with mobile devices. But he pointed out that “Printing smartphone photos on this printer would probably be overkill.”  And because the PRO-1000 supports Wireless PictBridge, you should be able to print from any PictBridge compatible digital camera.

For those readers who may have never used a professional inkjet photo printer, Harrel points out that the print speed of the PRO-1000 is noticeably slower than consumer-grade photo printers that also print text documents.

“Photography is front and center with the PRO-1000, and as expected, it excels at printing photos,” writes Harrel. “As long you start with quality image files, your photos should look nothing short of spectacular.”

Although the printer is slow for printing business documents, Harrel said “It churned out what appeared to me to be typesetter-quality text.” This was particularly noteworthy because he was using everyday multi-purpose inkjet paper. Harrel said, “Fonts down to 4 points were well shaped and highly legible. It did well when printing graphics too, with no noticeable banding. Dark fills and blacks remained constant, with few or no flaws.”

Call Us!

If you have questions about the Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-1000 printer, the customer-service team at Freedom Paper would be happy to answer them.  Call us at 866-310-3335. We can also tell you about current deals or discounts and some of the excellent cut-sheet inkjet photo papers we offer from Innova, Museo, Hahnemuhle, Moab, and Kodak Professional.

You can see the Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-1000 in the Canon booth at Imaging USA, January 8-10, 2017 in San Antonio, TX.

 

Canon Wide Format Inkjet Printers Fit in All Types of Offices

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If your old wide format inkjet printer no longer keeps pace with the way your business works today, Freedom Paper can help you select an upgraded model at a price that won’t bust your budget. premierpartner-logo-newFreedom Paper sells Canon imagePROGRAF wide-format inkjet printers for all types and sizes of businesses, schools, non-profit groups, government agencies, and creative and AEC workgroups.

Canon imagePROGRAF wide-format printers are versatile, easy to use, and don’t cost a lot to operate. Canon technology can help you control ink costs, print faster and more efficiently, and make prints remotely. For example: Canon’s high-density printhead means better imaging with fewer misprints. With the larger ink tanks on Canon printers, your ink costs per milliliter will be noticeably lower than with small cartridges.

Engineered with Canon’s world-class expertise in photographic imaging, imagePROGRAF printers excel in reproducing color photographs along with technical drawings, charts, maps, learning materials, and posters. The High Chroma Magenta ink in the 5-color Reactive Inks used on technical-document printers optimizes image quality on a wide range of media types.

Most imagePROGRAF printers can handle uncoated and coated bonds, tracing paper, inkjet photo papers, poster papers, display films, fine art papers and canvas, banner vinyl for indoor signs, and other flexible inkjet materials up to .08 mm (31.5 mils) thick.  You can use the Media Configuration Tool to select the optimal print settings for whichever type or brand of media your company prefers.

With software supplied with the printers, you can easily convert Word documents, Excel spreadsheets, and PowerPoint presentations into poster-size prints.  Or, you can use the professional designed templates in PosterArtist Lite software to quickly make posters for charts, events, and promotions.

For business team members who work at multiple job sites, print files can be stored or shared via the cloud and previewed and sent to an imagePROGRAF printer via an iPad. You can access and print files from any Internet connection and print PDF, JPEG, TIFF, or HPGL-2 files simply by dropping them into a hot folder.

Whether you need a 17-inch inkjet printer that sits on a desktop or 24-, 36-, 44-, or 60-inch models, our customer-service team can provide personalized advice on which model would best suit your needs. We can also tell you about special financing and leasing options and any rebates and trade-in offers that might currently be available.

Which Category Suits Your Needs?

Below is a quick overview of the four types of Canon imagePROGRAF printers that Freedom Paper currently offers: (1) Technical and General Use Printers with 5 colors of Reactive Inks; (2) Durable Poster Printers with 6 colors of LUCIA EX pigment inks; (3) Production Graphics Printers with 8 colors of LUCIA EX pigment inks; and (4) Photographic and Art Printers with 12 colors of LUCIA EX pigment inks or 11 colors of LUCIA PRO inks.

TECHNICAL AND GENERAL USE PRINTERS
5-Color Reactive Dye and Pigment Inks

Canon’s proprietary 5-color Reactive Ink Sets include cyan, magenta, yellow, and black dye inks with a matte black pigment ink. This ink combination is ideal for printing intricate maps, graphs, architectural renderings, as well as posters, classroom learning aids, and oversized office documents.

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Drawings printed with Canon’s Reactive Inks provide easy-to-read text, even when small fonts are printed on colored backgrounds. The matte-black pigment ink is chemically engineered to prevent “bleeding” at the border between color and back output.

The Economy print mode significantly reduces ink consumption and the long-life printheads deliver maximum reliability and keep maintenance costs low.

Canon’s iPF 830, 840, and 850: These three 44-inch wide-format inkjet printers are designed primarily for groups of architects, engineers, construction, and GIS professionals who want to efficiently print batches of engineering schematics, construction drawings, architectural renderings, maps, and charts on uncoated and coated bond papers. The 44-inch width gives you many more output options than a 36-inch printer.

For example, your company’s sales and marketing team can also use the iPF830, iPF840, and iPF850 to output full-color sales presentations, photo enlargements, marketing posters, and meeting graphics.

The iPF830, iPF840, and iPF850 are all designed for unattended, low-cost printing. The high-capacity ink tanks (330 ml and 700 ml) reduce the frequency of tank replacement. You can buy the smaller-size cartridges for colors you don’t use too often. The sub-ink-tank system lets you change out ink tanks without stopping the print job.

The single-roll Canon imagePROGRAF iPF830 is a good choice for smaller offices. The iPF840 and iPF850 are recommended for larger workgroups in which different employees will want prints on different types of media.

The Canon imagePROGRAF iPF840 can automatically switch between two media rolls and has a portable media basket for up to 20 sheets.

The Canon imagePROGRAF iPF850 holds two media rolls and is equipped with a high-capacity stacker than can stack up to 100 sheets.

Canon imagePROGRAF iPF610, iPF670, and iPF770: The 36-inch iPF770 and 24-inch iPF670 and iPF610 are good, affordable options for small offices and entry-level users who want to print their own posters, presentations, and smaller quantities of technical drawings.

With the 130 ml ink tanks on these printers, you’ll notice a substantial improvement in ink costs compared to printers that use 28 to 80 ml cartridges.

These printers can are also be used with iPad and have the Direct Print & Share software for file-sharing. You can store posters designed at one school or office for downloading and printing at another school or office. The Microsoft Office plug-in means you can convert Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint documents into posters.

DURABLE POSTER PRINTING
6 colors of LUCIA EX Inks

The 24-inch iPF6400SE and 44-inch iPF8400SE are designed for easy, on-site printing retail signs and infographics. Because these printers use LUCIA EX aqueous pigment inks, these printers can produce eye-catching posters, window graphics, and signs that are more water-resistant than can be produced with the 5-color Reactive Inks. The pigment inks also resist fading in direct sunlight.

These printers are great if you don’t need the speed of Canon’s 8-color graphics printers or high-quality of Canon’s 12-color photo printers.

The six ink colors include: cyan, magenta, yellow, black, matte black, and red. The red ink extends the color gamut, particularly in the red/orange/yellow spectrum that is so popular in signmaking.

posters-infogrpahicsBecause you can make borderless prints, you don’t have to trim colorful posters that have been designed to fill the page.

GRAPHICS AND PHOTO PRINTERS
8 or 12 colors of LUCIA EX Inks

Canon’s graphics and photo printers are designed for companies that routinely print photos or photo-rich advertising graphics that must be color accurate and consistent from print to print.  These printers include tools for managing and controlling how colors are printed.

This series of printers not only includes 24, 44, and 60-inch printers for companies that print photo enlargements and wide-format graphics, but also 17-inch printers for the photographers, designers, and graphic-arts professionals who create and proof ad graphics and gallery-quality photographs.

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8-color Graphics Printers: The 8-color models support the fast, cost-effective printing of advertising graphics and decorative art prints that don’t need to meet the high-quality expectations of museum curators, gallery owners, or art collectors. Photographs used in advertising graphics are often viewed quickly from a distance and/or used only a part of seasonal campaigns.

Models in the 8-color series include the 24-inch iPF6400S, 44-inch iPF8400S, and 60-inch iPF9400S.

The eight colors on these printers include: Red, Blue, Green, Gray, Photo Gray, Cyan, Photo Cyan, Magenta, Photo Magenta, Yellow, Regular Black, and Matte Black.

12-color Photo Printers: Canon’s 12- and 11-color inkjet photo printers are for top-quality printing of fine art and photography that will be closely examined in art galleries and museums. These printers are also used to print wedding and family portraits that will be treasured for generations.

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With the right inkjet media, Canon’s 12-color and 11-color inksets can reproduce very fine details in the shadow and highlight areas of a high-resolution photograph.

Wide-format models in this series include the 24-inch iPF6450, 44-inch iPF8400, and 60-inch iPF9400.

The 17-inch iPF5100 and imagePROGRAF PRO-1000 models are for photographers, designers, and graphic arts professionals who want to output color-accurate photographs and proofs.

These models include software for outputting images directly from the Digital Photo Professional software that comes with Canon cameras or Adobe Photoshop. With Digital Photo Professional software, you can transfer RAW data images directly from the EOS digital camera into the printer. This plug-in expands color control options, supports custom ICC profiles, and enables advanced gray adjustments for monochrome output. The Print Plug-In for Adobe Photoshop enables 16-bit processing of images. This reduces jagged edges for improved gradations between colors and better image quality.

The 12 colors of ink in the iPF series of wide-format printers include: Cyan, Photo Cyan, Magenta, Photo Magenta, Yellow, Red, Green, Blue, Black, Matte Black, Gray, and Photo Gray. The matte black ink is automatically used when you print photos or artwork on a matte fine-art paper.

The 17-inch imagePROGRAF PRO-1000 features 11 colors of advanced LUCIA PRO inks with a clear Chroma Optimizer. The 11 ink colors include: Photo Magenta, Red, Cyan, Photo Gray, Matte Black, Photo Black, Blue, Gray, Yellow, and Magenta. This combination improves color reproduction, image clarity, and enhanced detail in darker areas of the image.

The PRO-1000 features a 50% larger printhead than the iPF5100 and special features to ensure that cut sheets of paper don’t get skewed when feeding. The PRO-1000 printer was built specifically for cut sheets of paper. The iPF5100 can handle rolls or sheets of inkjet papers.

Any Questions?

If you have any questions about any of these printers, or want to ask about special financing options, please call Freedom Paper’s customer service team at 866-310-3335. We would be happy to tell you more.

If it’s been awhile since you’re upgraded your wide-format printer, we think you will be amazed by how much Canon imagePROGRAF printers can do to improve the quality and efficiently of your work.

 

 

Canon imagePROGRAF PRO 1000 Wins TIPA Award as Best Photo Printer

Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-1000

The Technical Image Press Association (TIPA) named the 17 inch Canon imagePROGRAF PRO 1000 inkjet printer as the Best Photo Printer launched over the past year. The TIPA award-winning products for 2016 were announced in April when editors from TIPA member magazines met for their General Assembly. The 2016 TIPA Awards will be presented at the Photokina imaging show in Cologne, Germany in September.

Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-1000

Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-1000

 

TIPA product evaluators praised the Canon imagePROGRAF PRO 1000 for combining the ease-of-use of a desktop, cut-sheet printer with many features from Canon’s high-end imagePRROGRAF wide-format inkjet photo printers.

The evaluators also liked the 11-color (plus Chroma Optimizer) LUCIA PRO pigment inks that are delivered via a FINE printhead with a tubular ink delivery system that results in faster print speeds and stable high-quality printing.

Other noteworthy features include a newly formulated Photo Black ink and a vacuum paper feeding system that keeps paper flat during printing for more accurate ink placement regardless of paper weight and type.

Canon also won four other 2016 TIPA awards, including: Best DSLR Professional/Hi-Res Camera (EOS-5DS-R); Best Photo/Video Professional Camera (Canon EOS-1D X Mark II); the Best Easy Compact Camera (IXUS 285HS); and Best Expert Compact Camera (Canon PowerShot G5 X).

About the TIPA Awards

A TIPA Awards is regarded as one of the highest accolades a photo or imaging product can receive. Products are evaluated by TIPA’s technical committee and editors of leading photography magazines from around the world. Only products that TIPA’s General Assembly think deserve recognition are taken into consideration for voting

Three magazines in the U.S. belong to TIPA: Shutterbug, Rangefinder, and Photo District News. Some of the other TIPA photography publications include: Better Photography (India), Digital Photo (United Kingdom), Camera (Australia), Digitalis Foto Magazin (Hungary), Fisheye (France), Photo Life (Canada), Photographie (Germany), PiX Magazine (South Africa), Chinese Photography (China), and Photographos (Greece).

TIPA editors take into account innovation, the use of leading-edge technology, design and ergonomics, ease-of-use, and price/performance ratio. The list of the TIPA Awards categories is regularly updated according to the market’s technological trends.

Canon imagePROGRAF PRO Series Includes 4 New Wide Format Printers

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Last October Canon U.S.A introduced the 17-inch imagePROGRAF PRO 1000 inkjet photo printer for photography professionals. This week, Canon announced that four new large-format inkjet printers are being added to the imagePROGRAF PRO Series of printers.

All four new models use LUCIA PRO aqueous pigment inks to produce vivid, long-lasting prints on a wide range of photo papers, art papers, canvas, poster papers, and sign and display materials.

Two models (the 24-inch imagePROGRAF PRO 2000 and 44-inch imagePROGRAF PRO 4000) are specifically designed to produce spectacular image quality for photography and fine art printing.

The other two models (the 44-inch imagePROGRAF PRO 4000S and 60-inch imagePROGRAF PRO 6000S) are geared for efficient production of photographic posters and vivid displays.

Photo Printers Use 11 Inks and Chroma Optimizer

The two photo and fine art printers include 11 colors of LUCIA PRO pigment inks plus a transparent Chroma Optimizer. The ink colors are Photo Black, Matte Black, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Photo Cyan, Photo Magenta, Gray, Photo Gray, Red, and Blue.

Because this inkset can produce a wide gamut of colors, the PRO-2000 and the PRO-4000 provide superb image quality on glossy photo and matte fine art papers. The excellent shadow reproduction and increased black optical density provided by the 11 inks are particularly important in making black-and-white prints.

The Chroma Optimizer is used when printing on glossy or semi-gloss papers. It supports reduced bronzing, improved scratch resistance, greater image clarity, and uniform gloss levels across the print surface.

Canon imagePROGRAF PRO 2000

The Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-2000 is a 24-inch, 11-color inkjet photo printer for superb image quality and fine art printing.

Like the imagePROGRAF PRO-1000, the new Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-2000 and imagePROGRAF PRO-4000 inkjet photo printers complement Canon’s professional line of DSLR cameras.

“From the time a photo is taken, to the time it is reproduced in print, imaging professionals require output solutions that accurately preserve the detail and vibrancy of that moment,” said Toyotsugu Kuwamura, senior vice president and general manager, Business Imaging Solutions Group, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “The new imagePROGRAF PRO Series models not only deliver an impressive and well-appointed design equal to Canon’s EOS digital cameras, but are also equipped with advanced technology features to faithfully reproduce high-quality photos taken by Canon’s EOS digital cameras with outstanding image quality.”

Users of Canon EOS digital cameras can optimize print quality with a unique input-to-output workflow that Canon describes as “Crystal Fidelity.” To visually reinforce the value of a Canon camera to Canon printer workflow, the distinctive red line on the PRO Series printers matches the line that brands Canon’s EF L-Series lenses.

Photography studios, printmaking service bureaus, classrooms and labs that require a high level of productivity will be interested in the optional Multifunction Roll System for the PRO-2000 and PRO-4000 printers. During the day, the Multifunction Roll System can be set up to hold two different types of paper – such as a glossy photo paper on one roll and a matte fine art paper on the other. The Multifunction Roll system will intelligently send the job to the correct media. At night, users who want to do a longer, unattended print run can use the Multifunction Roll system as a take-up roll.

Poster and Display Printers Use 8 Inks for Faster Printing

The Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-4000S and PRO-6000S printers are designed for the efficient production of high-quality photographic posters and vivid display graphics.

The PRO 4000S and PRO 6000S use 8 colors of LUCIA PRO inks. But these 8-color printers use the same 12-channel printhead as the PRO 4000 photo printer.

Instead of sending 11 different colors of inks and a Choma Optimizer through the 12 ink channels, the printhead, the 4000S and 6000S use two sets of the four key colors (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, and Matte Black) along with four colors that many not be needed in signs and graphics that don’t feature photographs: Photo Cyan, Photo Magenta, Photo Black, and Gray.  This set-up provides the flexibility to produce high-quality imagery when needed with the ability to deliver higher ink densities of the four key colors at faster speeds.

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The Canon imagePROGRAF PRO 6000 in a 60-inch, 8-color printer for efficient printing of posters and displays.

 

The Canon imagePROGRAF PRO 4000S and PRO 6000S printers are ideal for use in print shops and central reprographic departments that use multiple types of printers. For example:  these 44-inch and 60-inch roll-to-roll display-graphics printers are a perfect complement to flatbed sign-production printers, such as the Océ Arizona series of UV-cure-ink printers from Canon Solutions America.

The PRO-4000S and PRO-6000S are also good choices for graphics providers that must manage color consistency on multiple imagePROGRAF PRO printers in different locations.  Organizations that want to manage up to 50 imagePROGRAF PRO Series printers from a single location can use the Device Management Console to monitor activity such as error messages and the status of calibrations.

The 44-inch Canon image PROGRAF PRO-4000S can be purchased with or without the Multi-function Roll System.

The 60-inch Canon image PROGRAF PRO-6000S includes the Multifunction Roll System.

Features that Set the PRO Series Apart

All four new imagePROGRAF PRO models have several distinguishing features.

The newly developed wide (1.28-inch) FINE printhead has 12 ink channels that can fire over 32 million droplets per second. Anti-clog technology in the printhead can automatically detect a clogged nozzle and redirect the ink to a back-up nozzle. This improves efficiency, reduces cleaning cycles, and prevents wasted ink.

The compact, space-saving design of the printers was enabled in part by the use of the wider printhead.

The newly developed L-COA PRO high-speed image processing engine supports high-precision image reproduction and faster processing of high-resolution image data.

The Color Density Sensor and Calibration system maintains high print quality and color consistency from the first print to the last.

The redesigned high-precision mechanical platform provides a uniform, rigid frame that reduces vibration during printing and results in more accurate ink ejection.

The effortless, touch-free media feeding system means photographers no longer have to worry that fingerprints from loading the media will blemish the print. Simply set the roll holder in the printer, rotate the roll holder handles, and let the media automatically feed into the printer.

A USB port enables you to print from a thumb drive. You can don’t need a computer to send JPEG or PDF files to an imagePROGRAF PRO Series large-format printer. Simply insert the thumb drive into the USB port on the printer, and preview the file on the printer’s redesigned 3.5-inch color LCD touchscreen.

Wi-Fi Connectivity (IEEE 802.11b/g/n) allows for smooth and easy connection to wireless LAN in office environments.

The Sub-Ink tank (that is so popular on other imagePROGRAF models) is included on the PRO series printers. Because it’s not necessary to stop a print job to change an empty ink cartridge, users avoid downtime and minimize wasting ink.

User-Friendly Software

To enhance the experience of using these printer the new imagePROGRAF PRO printers come with user-friendly software.

Print Studio Pro is a plugin for Adobe® Photoshop®, Adobe Lightroom®2 and Canon Digital Photo Professional software. When you export image files to the printer, Print Studio Pro preserves color data that contribute to the fine details and gradations that are integral to making a highly accurate reproduction of the original captured image.

The Quick Utility Toolbox provides a portal through which you can launch and control software from one central interface.

The Accounting Manager allows PC users to track consumable costs such as ink and media and help you determine your overall printing expenses.

Poster Artist Lite makes it easy to design posters from an archive of templates and illustrations.

Media Configuration Tool makes it easy to get optimal results from Canon and other brands of photo and art papers.

Brochures

More details about these printers are available in brochures that can be downloaded through the links below.

Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-2000 and PRO-4000

Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-4000S and PRO-6000S

Call Us With Questions

Freedom Paper sells all printers in the Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-Series line. For more information on features, availability, and special pricing, please call us at 866-310-3335.

We can also be your one-stop source for Canon inks and a huge range of compatible printing materials. Choose photo papers, art papers, poster papers, banner materials, self-adhesive fabrics, and canvas from Canon, Freedom Paper, and other well-known brands.

 

 

 

Rescue Team Uses HP DesignJet MFP to Print Maps for Missing Person Searches

Maps printed on HP T2500 MFP

Here’s a great example of how a volunteer organization is using a wide-format HP Designjet MFP (multi-function printer) to improve communications among its members and collaborating organizations.

New Jersey Search and Rescue (NJSAR) is a team of highly trained volunteers that provides New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania with incident management, mountain rescue, ground search, medical, and K-9 search-and-rescue services. NJSAR is on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year and conducts an average of 25 missing-person searches each year.

To aid in search-and-rescue missions, NJSAR recently installed an HP DesignJet T2500 Multifunction Printer (MFP) to produce large-format maps. The HP DesignJet T2500 MFP scans, prints and copies 36-inch maps to help the team collaborate and streamline communications. When time is of the essence, the machine’s mobile-printing capabilities allow search teams to print straight from their Apple® or Android™ smartphones or tablets.

Maps printed on HP T2500 MFP

Members of New Jersey Search and Rescue consult maps printed on HP T2500 MFP.

“Before installing the HP DesignJet T2500 MFP, our team was limited to printing tiled maps on 8.5 x 11-inch paper and taping the pieces together. Or, we just used small maps, which made it difficult for incident management staff to collaborate on scene,” explained David Clarke, president, New Jersey Search and Rescue. “With the HP DesignJet T2500 MFP, we are equipped to produce large-scale maps quickly and reliably to help us optimize our search efforts and help return missing persons to their families.”

Search missions involve many organizations including search-and-rescue teams, local law enforcement, EMS, fire and local government entities. The large-format maps printed on the HP DesignJet T2500 MFP are critical in delineating search areas, keeping track of searchers’ locations, recording clues, highlighting areas of interest and defining regions that have already been searched.

At the end of a search-and-rescue mission, the maps used have been annotated and highlighted by numerous members of the command staff, creating an irreplaceable record of what happened that day. NJSAR team members can simply feed these maps into the 36-inch scanner on the HP DesignJet T2500 MFP to instantly create digitized records of the mission. The digitized records can then be shared with law enforcement and other partners.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

New Jersey Search and Rescue

HP DesignJet T2530 Multifunction Printer

Supplies for HP DesignJet MFP Printers

 

 

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