New Wide Format MFP Systems for Schools and Small Businesses
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.
“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.”
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.
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.
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.