Canon TA Office Wide-Format Inkjet Printers Are Ideal for First-Time Users

First-time users of wide-format inkjet printers may be interested in Canon’s new TA-Series of pigment-ink printers. The easy-to-use, budget-friendly Canon imagePROGRAF TA Series includes two models.

The 24-inch desktop Canon imagePROGRAF TA-20 enables workers in home offices and small restaurants, shops, and offices to expand their in-house printing capabilities to make posters, photo enlargements, event and presentation graphics, and temporary outdoor signs.

The 36-inch Canon imagePROGRAF TA-30 with stand is ideal for schools, stores, libraries, and design studios that want to enable employees to make more of their own proofs, posters, charts, and signs.

Unlike many office printers that use aqueous dye inks, the TA printers use aqueous pigment ink. When posters are printed on weather-resistant media, they can last up to 6 months outdoors without lamination.

Both printers can handle rolls or sheets of the following office, photo, display, and sign media:

  • coated and uncoated bond and poster papers;
  • gloss, luster, and matte photo papers;
  • peel-and-stick fabric for repositionable posters and wall signs;
  • banner vinyls and adhesive vinyls for hanging banners and mounted signs;
  • water-resistant, tear-resistant polypropylene films for signs and display graphics

With Canon’s water-resistant media, you can make posters and signs that will last outdoors for up to six months outdoors without lamination.

The TA-20 can print on sheets from 8 to 17 inches wide and rolls from from 8 to 24 inches wide. The TA-30 can print on sheets from 8 to 17 inches wide and on rolls from 8 to 36 inches wide.

Two Types of Black Inks

Both printers feature 5 colors of Canon LUCIA TD pigment ink: Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black, and Matte Black.

The printer automatically switches between black and matte black inks depending on the type of paper you use. The black inks print exceptional photographic images on semi-gloss and gloss photo papers. The matte black inks print crisp lines and fine text in drawings, charts, and documents on coated or uncoated bond papers.

Canon TA-20 wide-format printer
Canon TA-20 wide-format printer
Canon TA-30 wide format printer

The printers are designed for quiet, fast, economical operation. You can quickly print one or two posters as needed. Or, use the Fast Mode to print up to 104 24 x 36 inch posters in an hour.

The Economy Print Mode enables you to use up to 40 percent less ink when printing everyday documents on plain papers.

Wi-Fi compatability enables you to print from almost anywhere in the office or job site.

Other Features

The printers include a variety of Canon innovations.

Borderless printing on roll media eliminates the extra step of trimming photo and poster prints.

Sub-ink tanks let you replace an empty ink cartridge without stopping the print job in progress.

The advanced air-feeding system keeps media flat for consistent printing.

Security features prevent leaks of confidential information.

PosterArtist Lite software enables you to create professional-looking posters in minutes.

FreeLayout Plus software enables you to create larger posters from multiple printed sheets or set up brochures that will be printed on both sides and folded. A plug-in feature enables you to print directly from Microsoft Office files.

Accounting Manager software helps you monitor the costs per print.

Direct Print & Share portal lets you upload print files to your online storage account, share them with other users, and print them out from almost anywhere. A Shortcut Print feature lets you drag and drop files into a folder and the files will start printing automatically.

Media Configuration Tool lets you store the print settings for each of the different media types you choose to use.

AutoCAD Optimized Driver helps users of AutoCAD optimize printing productivity and reliability

The TA printers ship with 330 ml of ink, which is more than 150% more than comparable entry-level wide-format inkjet printers.

Call the helpful wide-format printing pros at Freedom Paper at 866-310-3335 for information about pricing, discounts, and warranties.

Download a fact sheet about the Canon TA Series here.

Canon imagePROGRAF TM Series of Wide-Format Printers Use Pigment Inks

Canon TM 305 MFP

With its new imagePROGRAF TM series, Canon U.S.A. has added seven models of 24-inch and 36-inch pigment-ink printers to its line-up of easy-to-use imagePROGRAF wide-format inkjet printers. Like the imagePROGRAF TX series, the Canon imagePROGRAF TM series of printers uses five LUCIA TD water-resistant pigment inks.

So, you can use these printers to make full-color CAD drawings, GIS maps, and office presentations on everyday bond and presentation papers or colorful short-term outdoor posters, signs, and displays on water-resistant materials (such as polypropylene film or self-adhesive vinyl).

Canon image PROGRAF TM-200

Canon recommends the imagePROGRAF TM series for use in retail stores, restaurants, and office as well as traditional architectural, engineering, and construction environments.

If you routinely print multi-page PDF files or sets of documents, the models in the TM series can do it faster than Canon’s previous five-color models. Other features include 60% quieter operation for less distraction in the office, wireless printing, and an intuitive touchscreen panel.

If your office frequently handles sensitive materials such as military project plans or drawings for innovative products, you will be interested in Canon’s security features. Security features on the TM Series includes Secure Disk Erase, which conforms to United States Department of Defense standards (DoD5220.00-M) as well as IPSec support, SSL/TLS and 802.1x authentication.

“Our company always strives to make our technology as versatile as possible to meet the needs of all types of users, whether they are architects or artists,” said Shinichi Yoshida, executive vice president and general manager, Business Imaging Solutions Group, Canon U.S.A. “We are very excited to launch the imagePROGRAF TM Series, which allows customers to use our large format printers in ways that they may not have used them before.”

Printer Models

The printers in the TM series use five tanks of LUCIA TD pigment inks: Matte Black (MBK), Cyan (C), Magenta (M), Yellow (Y) and Black (BK). The printer are shipped with 130 ml tanks of MBK ink for monochrome technical drawings and everyday documents on bond papers and 90 ml of C, M, Y, and BK inks for color documents and prints on photo papers. You can order replacement tanks in two sizes: 130 ml or 300 ml.

The printers can handle either rolls of material on 2 or 3 inch cores or cut-sheet paper as small as 8 inches wide.

imagePROGRAF TM-200 ($2,495) can handle sheets or rolls up to 24 inches wide.

imagePROGRAF TM-300 ($4,495) can handle sheets or rolls up to 36 inches wide.

imagePROGRAF TM-305 ($4,995) is a 36-inch model that can print JPEG and PDF files directly from a thumb drive. It includes a 500 GB hard drive and comes with stacking basket.

Multifunction Models: Printers with Scanners

If your office needs the ability to scan and copy large-format prints and share or archive the print files, Canon offers two multi-function TM-series printers that feature an integrated 36-inch T36 scanner, a touchscreen computer, and SmartWorks software. To save space, the scanner can be attached to the printer. With the MFP T36 models you can scan multi-page PDF documents and simultaneously scan-to-copy and scan-to-file.

The T36 scanners can scan monochrome drawings at speeds up to 13 inches second and color documents at up to 6 inches per second. You can scan documents up to 2.0 mm thick.

Canon imagePROGRAF TM-305 MFP T36
Canon imagePROGRAF TM-305 MFP T36

For entry-level, low-volume users of wide-format multi-function printers, Canon has launched the imagePROGRAF TM-200 MFP L24ei and TM-300 MFP L36ei models. The Lei models have a more intuitive user interface and a reduced first copy output time compared to previous models. You can also scan files to the PDF/A file format for long-term archiving.

24 inch imagePROGRAF TM-200 MFP L24ei (MSRP: $3,795)

36 inch imagePROGRAF TM-300 MFP L36ei (MSRP: $5,995)

36 inch imagePROGRAF TM-300 MFP T36 (MSRP: $6,995)

36 inch imagePROGRAF TM-305 MFP T36 (MSRP: $7,495)


The TM Series of imagePROGRAF comes with a collection of software tools to make it easier to design posters and simple signs or nest multiple smaller documents across the entire width of a roll of wide-format printing materials.

Free Layout Plus in a new plug-in to Microsoft Office programs that enables you to nest, tile, and create custom layouts before printing your files on a wide-format inkjet printer.

PosterArtist Lite enables you to create professional-looking posters in four easy steps. The newest version supports the creation of multi-lingual posters and larger, multi-tiled posters.

AutoCAD Optimized Print Driver enables accurate printing of drawing data created with AutoCAD.

Accounting Manager software enables you to track the amount of ink and paper being consumed by up to 50 printers.Easy PhotoPrint Editor is a new, simple solution for creating photo layouts, business cards, and calendars that can be printed on the TM printers.

Direct Print & Share is Canon’s cloud portal for sharing files to be printed at various locations. It now features thumbnail previews of multiple images and faster processing speeds.

Click here to download a brochure about the new TM series of printers.

The printers are currently available for purchase on the Freedom Paper website.

For advice on which model would be right for your office and info on special deals or discounts, call 866-310-3335.