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. Freedom 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.
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.
Because 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.
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.
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.
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.