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.

For more information about the Canon imagePROGRAF TX-3000, download this technical data sheet.

For more information about the Canon imagePROGRAF TX-4000, download this technical data sheet.

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.

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 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 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

 

 

New Wide Format MFP Systems for Schools and Small Businesses

Canon iPF770-MFP-L36

Canon U.S.A. has introduced two entry-level wide format MFP (multi-function printer) systems for scanning, copying, archiving, and distributing large-format documents such as maps, drawings, renderings, posters, and charts.

The easy-to-use imagePROGRAF iPF770 MFP L36 and iPF670 MFP L24 systems are for offices and schools that have limited floor space and low-volume, uncomplicated scanning requirements. Both of these scan-to-copy-to-file systems include easy-to-use scanning and printing software and don’t require a lot of training to operate.

Canon’s entry-level wide format MFP systems provide all the tools you need to digitally archive, print, and distribute large documents that won’t fit on a desktop flatbed scanner.

The imagePROGRAF iPF770 MFP L36 is a reliable 36-in. scanner and printer combination for smaller architecture, engineering, and consulting firms and contracting businesses that want to scan and copy their own technical drawings and presentations. It lists for around $6,000.

The 24-inch imagePROGRAF iPF670 MFP L24 system enables small-business employees and teachers, librarians, and students in K-12 schools to easily scan, copy, print, and digitally store oversized documents such as presentations, artwork, posters, charts, infographics, and photos. This model lists for about $4,000.

Canon imagePROGRAF iPF670 MFP L24

Canon imagePROGRAF iPF670 MFP L24

 

“Regardless of the business’s income or an employee’s level of experience, Canon provides affordable and intuitive systems to meet the large format scanning needs of nearly any type of business,” said Junichi Yoshitake, senior vice president and general manager, Business Imaging Solutions Group, Canon U.S.A. “As the entry-level counterparts to the iPF MFP M40, these new imagePROGRAF devices can inspire companies to perform their own large-format scanning.”

 

CPosters from Canon's entry- level wide format MFP

In Canon’s video about their entry-level MFP systems on 21seconds.net, see how easy it is for employees in stores, design firms, and schools to scan small documents and enlarge them to poster size.

Video: Canon Entry-Level Scan-to-Print-to-Copy Systems

Scanner Features

The scanners on the MFP L24 and MFP L36 models will meet or exceed the everyday large-format scanning and copying needs of most small businesses and organizations that don’t provide print-for-pay or centralized reprographic services. .

For example, the scan-to-copy interface on these new Canon wide format MFP systems is push-button automatic. No PC is required to make a scan or a copy. Users can choose from three scan modes: Draft, Standard, and Best.

Like Canon’s iPF MFP M40 systems, the scanners include SingleSensor Technology for more consistent, accurate color replication. The single component image sensor spans the full width of the scanner and has long-life LED bi-directional illumination.

Compared to scanners that use an array of smaller sensors, full-width, single-sensor technology reduces the risk of misaligned scan data. The LEDs require no warm-up time and provide a wide, consistent color gamut with low power consumption and less potential for shadowing at creases and folds.

From the integrated control panel on Canon’s entry-level wide format MFP systems, you can choose the cost-saving Economy Print Mode, auto-crop borders, adjust brightness and exposure, and select the number of copies.

The L24 model scanner can scan images up to 24 wide on media that is up to 26 inches wide. The L36 model scanner can scan images up to 36 inches wide on media that is up to 38 inches wide. The scanner can handle media up to .5 mm (about 19 mil) thick.

Printer Features

Each printer features five 130 ml tanks of ink: Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, and Black dye inks for full-color photos and a pigment matte Black ink for long-lasting technical drawings.

The sub-ink tank system allows all the ink in the tank to be used before it’s replaced. You can also replace an ink tank while a job is being printed without sacrificing print quality.

Like many of Canon’s other iPF MFP systems, the imagePROGRAF iPF670 MFP L24 and iPF770 MFP L36 systems can handle a range of media, including economy and coated bond papers, photographic papers, and sign, banner, and display media up to 31.4 mil thick.

The L24 model can handle cut sheet media from 8 to 24 inches wide or rolls from 10 to 24 inches wide. The L36 model can handle cut sheets from 8 to 36 inches wide and rolls from 10 to 36 inches wide.

The top media loading system makes it easy to load rolls and sheets even when the compact printer is placed against a wall.

Software

The imagePROGRAF iPF770 MFP L36 and imagePROGRAF iPF670 MFP L24 include software that can enhance the versatility and productivity of the systems.

Canon’s PosterArtist Lite software gives you all the tools you need to design and output professional looking, large-format signs, posters, and banners.

The Print Plug-in for Microsoft Office® allows users of all skills levels to print posters or banners directly from Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, or Word.

Direct Print & Share software is a cloud-based portal that allows for the sharing and batch printing of JPEG, TIFF, PDF, and HP-GL/2 files from almost anywhere in the world.

The imagePROGRAF Print Utility is an iOS app that can be used to wirelessly print PDF files directly from an iPad.
Accounting Manager software can help network administrators track and ink and media expenses and allocate costs to the specific project.

For More Information

The iPF770 MFP L36 or iPF670 MFP L24 is currently available from Freedom Paper. Call our customer-service team at 888-310-3335 for more details and special pricing.

Video: Canon Entry Level Scan-to-Print to Copy Systems

Brochure: Canon iPF770 MFP and iPF670 MFP L24

New HP DesignJet T Printers Facilitate Mobile Printing of AEC Documents

HP Inc. has unveiled five new HP DesignJet T technical printers for better, faster, and easier printing with wireless networks and mobile devices. Each HP DesignJet T printer has specific features for different sizes of AEC workgroups as well as individual users, small businesses, and remote workers.

The flagship model, the HP DesignJet T830 Multifunction Printer (MFP) is compact and durable for use in the temporary offices at construction sites.

“Even as AEC and design professionals become increasingly mobile, they prefer making edits and reviewing plans on the printed page,” said Xavier Garcia, vice president and general manager, Large Format Printing, HP. “HP’s innovative new large-format printers and MFPs simplify collaboration with next-level features and mobile printing capabilities to meet this blended reality and print whatever and wherever AEC professionals need to.”

All five new HP DesignJet T printers are 36-inch, aqueous-ink printers with user-replaceable thermal printheads. Two models use four inks. Three models use six inks for a wider color gamut and better photographic printing.

Four-ink models: The DesignJet T830 and DesignJet T730 combine cyan, magenta, and yellow dye inks with black pigment inks for fast, efficient output of line drawings, renderings, and presentations. These printers can handle rolls or sheets of uncoated and coated bond papers and photo papers up to 11.8 mil thick.

Six-ink models: The HP DesignJet T930, DesignJet T1530, and DesignJet T2530 workgroup printers use six HP Original dye inks (cyan, magenta, yellow, black, photo black, and gray) to output professional-quality drawings, renderings, presentations, maps, and orthophotos for CAD and GIS applications. With the HP gray and photo black inks on these printers, you can achieve precise line accuracy, dark blacks, and true neutral grays.

The T930, T1530, and T2530 printers feature enhanced or advanced security protocols and can output on rolls or sheets of uncoated or coated bond paper and photo papers up 19.7 mil thick. They can be upgraded to run Adobe PostScript for printing PDFs or high-resolution graphics.

 

Here’s a quick overview of the five printers and the new HP All-in-One (AiO) Printer Remote app.

HP Designjet T830 Multifunction Printer (MFP)

This compact HP DesignJet T printer includes an integrated 36-inch scanner and a damage-resistant design. The DesignJet T830 Multifunction Printer was built to be transported to different job sites and operated without an on-site LAN.

At each job site, revisions can quickly be scanned and shared to all of the stakeholders in the project. The revised drawings can either be printed and distributed at the job site or stored and shared through online repositories such as Dropbox, Box, or Google Docs.

HP DesignJet T830 MFP with output

HP DesignJet T830 MFP

The MFP can be operated either from touchscreen on the printer, or with the HP AiO Printer Remote app on a smartphone or tablet. With HP’s Wi-Fi Direct feature, you can easily connect the printer to the same wireless network as the mobile device you will print from.

The T830 MFP was specifically engineered to endure dust and potential hits from being moved to job sites. Reinforced wheels and feet on the printer stands make printing at job sites more convenient. An optional HP Designjet Rugged Case offers enhanced damage and dust protection.

HP DesignJet T730 Printer

The HP DesignJet T730 printer for small businesses is a compact Wi-Fi printer for in-office or mobile printing of line drawings, renderings, presentations, and general-purpose documents. With HP Mobile Printing, you can print from a mobile device such as a smartphone or tablet with a few simple clicks. When you’re out of the office, you can attach a document to an e-mail and send it directly to your printer via ePrint.

Except for the integrated scanner, the DesignJet T720 is similar to the T830 MFP. Both printers enable you to economically deliver prints for meetings, mark up real-time changes, and quickly share copies of the revised plans for project stakeholders.

Both printers feature a touchscreen front panel with a smartphone-like interface. You can easily swipe through the options on the touchscreen. With other features of the DesignJet T830 and T720 you can:

  • Print high-quality A1/D-size line drawings in 25 seconds (about 3 times faster than previous HP models).
  • Cut paper waste by 50 percent by using an automatic sheet feeder to print half-size drawings up to 13 inches wide.
  • Choose the ink cartridge size (40 ml, 130 ml, or 300 ml) that will be most economical for your requirements. If you print frequently, save money and cartridge-replacement time by buying inks in the 300 ml cartridge packs. If you only make a few prints a week, minimize initial costs and potential expiration issues by buying inks in 40 ml or 130 ml cartridges.
  • Save ink and time when printing drafts by selecting the Econofast print mode.
  • Detach the stand from the printer to move the printer from office to office.
The HP DesignJet T930

The HP DesignJet T930 provides improved print quality, productivity, and data security for small- and medium-sized AEC and GIS teams that print line drawings, renderings, presentations, maps, and orthophotos.

For uninterrupted printing, it can hold 300-ft.-long media rolls and cartridges with up to 300 ml of ink. Its integrated stacking tray can hold up to 50 flat, collated prints. This printer integrates easily with other office devices and is compatible with iOS and Android mobile devices through HP Mobile Printing.

The HP DesignJet T1530

This dual-roll printer is for maximum workgroup productivity and enterprise security in high-volume printing environment. It includes an integrated 50-page output stacking tray and enables you to print without interruption. This printer can handle a 300-ft. rolls of paper and cartridges with 300 ml of ink.

The HP DesignJet T2530 MFP

This easy-to-operate multi-function printer is for advanced design and engineering workgroups that need to scan, copy, and print professional quality CAD and GIS documents, This dual-roll printer can output an A1/D size print in about 21 seconds and scan color documents at speeds of up to 2.5 inches per second. The control panel on the MFP enables you to print, scan, or copy without using a PC.

HP DesignJet T2530 MFP

HP DesignJet T2530 MFP

Mobile Printing Capabilities for Collaboration

The new HP All-in-One (AiO) Printer Remote is a free mobile app for convenient printing and scanning to HP web-enabled printers and MFPs from both Apple and Android devices. The app makes printing in the field as easy as printing in the office. Built-in mobile printing features include printer discovery through wireless Internet, Wi-Fi Direct, and NFC, as well as e-mail printing to HP e-Print-enabled printers.

The HP AiO Printer Remote application makes mobile scanning and sharing easier by offering a direct connection of online repositories such as Dropbox, Box, and Google Drive.

The ability to print from everywhere has become increasingly important, particularly to contractors.

“Architectural drawings are at the heart of what we do as contractors, and getting them to the site quickly is key,” said Neil Geraghty, surveyor, Duke Construction. “With the HP DesignJet T830 MFP, we are able to quickly and affordably produce high-quality, large-format prints in-house, while HP mobile printing makes choosing, editing, and printing files easy to do from any location.”

New and Improved Media for HP DesignJet T Printers

Freedom Paper will be selling these new printers, as well as the Original HP Inks, cartridges, and printheads. Plus, we offer HP’s updated papers, all of which are FSC-certified.

HP Bright White Inkjet Paper

HP Universal Bond Paper

HP Universal Heavyweight Bond Paper

HP Universal Satin Photo Paper

If you have any questions about these new HP printers and the updated HP papers, please call the digital printing experts at Freedom Paper at 1-866-310-3335

FOR MORE INFORMATION

HP DesignJet T830 Multifunction Printer Data Sheet

HP DesignJet T730 Printer Data Sheet

HP DesignJet T930 Printer Data Sheet

HP Designjet T1530 Printer Data Sheet

HP Designjet T2530 Multifunction Printer Data Sheet

YouTube: HP DesignJet T830

You Tube: HP DesignJet T730 for Small Businesses

YouTube: HP DesignJet T930

YouTube: HP DesignJet T1530

YouTube: HP DesignJet 2530

How New Canon Printers Differ from the HP Designjet 500

If you still use an HP Designjet 500, perhaps it’s time to consider a new Canon imagePROGRAF printer.

When the HP Designjet 500 was introduced more than 10 years ago, it was one of the first affordable standalone color wide-format inkjet printers for office use. The HP Designjet 500 provided a convenient way for architects, engineers, home builders, and other individual users of CAD and GIS software to print their own line drawings, presentation panels and bids, renderings, maps, and business charts.

Since then, software has become more robust, files have become bigger, and everyone must work faster, more efficiently, and more collaboratively.

To keep up with these changes in the workplace, inkjet printer manufacturers have developed faster, more versatile wide-format inkjet printers. For example, here are just a few benefits of upgrading from a discontinued printer such as the HP Designjet 500 to a new, more versatile Canon imagePROGRAF printer.

Your prints will last longer. Aqueous ink formulations have been significantly improved over the last 10 years. Canon’s five-color reactive inkset combines longer-lasting dye inks with a pigment black ink that provides sharp lines and text that don’t bleed into blocks of color.

You will see sharper lines and clearer photos in all types of prints. Canon’s newest models of wide-format inkjet printers for technical printing can output drawings, maps, and photos at resolutions of 2400 x 1200 dpi. This results in sharper lines and finer details than the 1200 x 600 dpi maximum resolution of the HP Designjet .

You don’t have to wait as long for files to process and print. When the HP Designjet 500 was introduced, its top speed of 17 drawings per hour was impressive. That speed pales in comparison to new Canon printers that can output an Arch D size drawing on plain paper in about 22 seconds.

Canon imagePROGRAF iPF840

New printers such as the Canon imagePROGRAF iPF840 can print on everything from plain bond papers and films to photo papers, canvas, banner media, and fine art papers up to 31 mil thick.

Plus, file sizes have grown bigger because design software now makes it possible to include more color, higher-resolution images, and detailed renderings in every print. The Gigabit Ethernet connectivity in new printers makes it possible to transfer all this data in less time. Once the files have been transferred, you can store them on the 320GB hard drive built into the printer so you can quickly print out additional copies later.

You can collaborate more easily. Canon’s Direct Print & Share file sharing software makes it possible to compile print jobs that include PDF, JPEG, TIFF, and HP/GL-2 files submitted by different people.

You can print on a wider choice of newer materials. The first Designjet printers for technical drawings are unable to handle papers or films thicker than 9 mil. The newest Canon imagePROGRAF printers (the iPF850/iPF840/iPF830) can not only handle bond papers and films, but also inkjet photo papers, canvas, banner media, and fine-art media up to 31 mils thick. On the iPF850 and iPF840, you can load two rolls of media and switch between them automatically. Switch between different types of media or keep longer jobs running without having to stop and load another roll.

You have greater control over ink costs per print. Buying ink in 700 ml tanks instead of HP Designjet cartridges that only hold 28 or 69 ml of ink can save time and money over the long run. With the sub-ink tanks on a Canon’s imagePROGRAF printer, you can swap out inks without having to stop and interrupt the print job.

The Accounting Manager feature in Canon print software lets you track the ink and media costs of each print job. With the built-in Economy Mode, you can save time and ink when making prints for your own use.

You can print PDFs wirelessly from an iPad. Use the imagePROGRAF Print Utility iPad app to print PDF, jpg, or png files. You can enlarge or reduce the print size, choose monochrome or color, and choose portrait or landscape orientation.

You can create professional-looking posters whenever you need them. With PosterArtist Lite software, you don’t have to hire a graphic designer to make posters for your office or engineering department. Simply download a template and follow the tips available on the PosterArtist website.

Call Us to Learn More

It’s a testament to the strength of HP engineering that you can still get useful output from the HP Designjet 500 or 510. But once you upgrade to a modern printer, you will be amazed to see how much speed, quality, and efficiency you’ve been missing.

Continuing to use an outdated printer is like using a flip-phone or computer than was introduced more than 10 years ago.

If you disagree, let us know how and why you still use your trusty old HP Designjet 500.

If you’re ready to choose a newer, more modern model of wide-format inkjet printer for your office or studio, call the customer-service team at Freedom Paper 1-866-310-3335. We have helped thousands of individuals upgrade to the perfect model for the way they work today, and we can help you too!

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Canon imagePROGRAF Printers

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