Canon imagePROGRAF TX Printers Win Awards from Two Industry Publications

The Canon imagePROGRAF TX series pigment ink printers for technical drawings, office documents, and simple signs received prestigious awards from two leading business publications: Construction Executive and Wide-Format & Signage.

Use Canon TX-series printers to output monochrome drawings, colorful renderings, short-term outdoor signs, and self-adhesive graphic materials.

Construction Executive named the TX Series as one of its 2018 “Hot Product Award” winners. The TX Series was one of 19 products selected for their ability to help construction companies improve productivity and streamline operations. Click here to read more about why they selected the TX series. Click here to see the full list of Hot Product Award winners.

Construction Executive magazine awarded a 2018 Hot Product award to the Canon imagePROGRAF TX printers series of printers.

Construction Executive is the magazine for the business of construction. It reaches more than 53,000 contractors and construction-related business owners and includes articles to help them run a more profitable and productive construction business. It is published by the Associated Builders and Contractors Services Corp.

Wide-Format & Signage honored the Canon imagePROGRAF TX-3000 MFP T36 as one of 20 winners of a 2018 Readers’ Choice Top Products Awards. After 150 products were nominated by Wide-Format & Signage readers and print-service providers, members of the visual-communications community voted for the winners.

In announcing the awards, the editors noted that, “Canon continues to innovate and build on its award-winning technology, year after year. These advances have allowed Canon to design solutions to help improve productivity, maximize use, and enhance security features in a seamless system that can put you at the forefront of the large-format printing industry. Built for today’s culture— where more is asked with less— Canon now offers a multifaceted advanced solution for the high production, technical document inkjet printer market -the 36-inch imagePROGRAF TX-3000 MFP T36 Large format Scan-to-Copy/File/Share System.” Click here to see the full list of winners.

Top Product 2018 award from Wide Format & Signage
Members of the Wide-Format & Signage community chose the Canon imagePROGRAF TX-3000 MFP 36-in. printer with 36 in. scanner as a 2018 Top Product

Wide-Format & Signage magazine is published by What They Think, a multi-channel media-service for members of the visual-communications industry. What They Think also publishes,, Inket’s Age magazine, and Printing News magazine.

Buy Canon TX-Series Printers from Freedom Paper

Freedom Paper is a proud reseller of the full line of Canon imagePROGRAF TX wide-format printers and multi-function printers.

The product line includes 4 models of 5-color pigment-ink printers and printer/scanner combinations:

Canon imagePROGRAF TX-3000 36 in. printer
Canon imagePROGRAF TX-4000 44 in. printer
Canon imagePROGRAF TX-3000 MFP 36 in. printer with 36 in. scanner
Canon imagePROGRAF TX-4000 MFP 44 in. printer with 36 in. scanner

Download the brochure for more details or visit the Freedom Paper website. Chat online with our wide-format printer experts online or call us at 866-310-3335 for advice and special deals.

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.

ONYX Software Works with Canon imagePROGRAF TX Wide-Format Printers

Canon’s imagePROGRAF TX Series of wide-format aqueous pigment-ink printers for AEC drawings, business documents, and in-house signage is now compatible with ONYX 12.2 wide-format print workflow and RIP (raster-image-processor) software.

ONYX software enables print-service providers to set up fast, efficient, color-managed workflows to produce data-rich files on multiple types and brands of wide-format digital printers, inkjet media, and cutting devices.

Canon imagePROGRAF TX-4000

Canon imagePROGRAF TX-4000


“By giving our customers the opportunity to incorporate the efficiency of Onyx software with the powerful quality of the imagePROGRAF TX Series, Canon has provided customers with the versatility they desire to help meet their goals and improve their printing operations,” said Toyotsugu Kuwamura, executive vice president and general manager, Business Imaging Solutions Group, Canon U.S.A.

Some of the features ONYX software provides include:

  • faster RIP and data transfer speeds with optimized color calculations across all applications
  • a multi-roll user interface and an interactive workflow that can display a live view of loaded media with automated roll selection between jobs in the RIP queue.
  • enhanced media and page size handling to streamline printer configurations and job set up
  • a user-interface that shows device-specific information including ink levels, printer status, and media information
  • streamlined workflows with job scaling and rotation options available directly from the file-open dialog. This helps minimize the amount of time required to print each job.

The imagePROGRAF TX Series printers are compatible with the full ONYX software product line, including ONYX Thrive workflow software, ONYX ProductionHouse, ONYX PosterShop, and ONXY RIPCenter RIP software.

About the TX Series Printers

Developed to be the “next standard of engineering,” the Canon imagePROGRAF TX Series lends itself to a variety of markets, including architecture, engineering, construction, general business, and in-house signage.

With the new five-color LUCIA TD pigment ink set, the TX series provides added durability and water resistance and the option to print on both inkjet and non-inkjet paper.

The TX series printers feature automatic media loading and a second roll option with a multi-function roll unit that can also be used as a bi-directional take-up unit.

The TX Series includes the 36-inch Canon imagePROGRAF TX-3000 and the 44-inch Canon imagePROGRAF TX-4000.  Both of these models are available with a multi-function printer (MFP) with an integrated 36-inch scanner that can scan-to-copy in color in up to six inches per second. Its high-resolution scanning can capture the color and details of large-format documents.

For indoor or outdoor signage, Canon offers weather-resistant materials for the TX Series, including

  • Canon Water Resistant Matte Polypropylene
  • Canon Water Resistant Adhesive Matte Vinyl
  • Canon Water Resistant Matte Banner Vinyl

When printed with the LUCIA TD pigment inks in the TX-Series printers, graphics on these three weather-resistant materials can last up to six months outdoors without lamination.

For more information about Canon’s imagePROGRAF TX Series printers, call the wide-format printing experts at Freedom Paper at 866-310-3335 or chat with us online at


HP Unveils Secure DesignJet Printers for GIS Mapping and CAD Workgroups

HP Inc. has announced its new HP DesignJet T1700 series of printers. These next-generation, 44-inch printers enable CAD and GIS (geographic information system) workgroups to efficiently and securely produce highly accurate documents and maps.

Security is a top concern in enterprises today because of the pervasiveness of connected devices and open office spaces.“At the same time, data breaches are growing at an alarming pace. In the first half of 2017, the worldwide breach level index was up more than 160 percent,” said Guayente Sanmartin, general manager and global head, HP Large Format Design Printing. “The HP DesignJet T1700 Printer Series includes unique advanced security technologies designed to keep corporate network partners, their documents, and data protected.”

The improved security can help enterprises print CAD and GIS documents while protecting printers and data from unauthorized or malicious access. These features are can be particularly valuable to workgroups involved with infrastructure construction, urban planning, and utility-related industries such as oil, water, gas, and electricity.

Security Features

Features to safeguard data include:

–a self-encrypting hard drive that ensures that data is only readable by the printer itself, even if the hard drive is removed;

–HP Secure Boot for BIOS (basic input/output system) protection;

–Whitelisting that only allows approved firmware to be installed and run on the device.

Processing Power for Big GIS Files

GIS files are growing in size, due to their complexity and the amount of data used. To smoothly process this data and improve the printing experience of GIS professionals, the HP DesignJet T1700 includes a new, powerful processing architecture that uses a 500 GB hard disk.

The DesignJet T1700 PostScript models embeds the Adobe PDF Print Engine. This means the printer can efficiently handle data-rich print files. This frees the computer used to generate the big print file to move ahead with other projects.

Improved Color Quality

To enable GIS workgroups to make better decisions, the HP DesignJet T1700 features improved color quality and precision for more accurate maps and renderings.

A new set of six HP Bright Office inks with tuned color profiles and a high-density printhead delivers bold color and more accurate image quality, with precise colors, grays, and soft tones.

The HP Bright Office inkset uses a matte-black aqueous-pigment ink and five colors of dye inks: cyan, magenta, yellow, gray, and photo-black.

The printer’s HP Click printing software enables everyone on the team to easily print project sets and PDF documents.

Double-Roll and PostScript Options

Four options of the HP DesignJet T1700 are available:

HP DesignJet T1700 (list price: $5,395)
HP DesignJet T1700 PostScript® (list price: $6,695)
HP DesignJet T700dr (list price: $7,245)
HP DesignJet 1700dr PostScript® (list price: $8,395)

The “dr” (double-roll) models automatically switch between two rolls of inkjet media. You can print longer runs without a roll change or switch from one media type to another.

The HP DesignJet T1700 can handle a variety of materials, including bond and coated bond papers, technical papers (such as tracing paper and translucent bonds), clear and matte films, photographic papers, backlit film, and self-adhesive polypropylene and self-adhesive vinyl.

The printers can handle sheets from 8.3 to 44 inches wide and rolls from 11 to 44 inches wide.

For more information on the printer models, visit the HP DesignJet website. Contact Freedom Paper at 866-310-3335 if you would like to be notified when the printer is available for purchase.

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:

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.


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 Canon imagePROGRAF TX-3000 or TX-4000 printer, please call our customer-service team at Freedom Paper at 866-310-3335.

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.


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, 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.


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


HP DesignJet T830 Multifunction Printer Data Sheet

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HP DesignJet T930 Printer Data Sheet

HP Designjet T1530 Printer Data Sheet

HP Designjet T2530 Multifunction Printer Data Sheet

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Upgraded Canon imagePROGRAF Printers for Technical Professionals

Canon U.S.A. has launched a series of Canon imagePROGRAF color wide-format inkjet printers for professionals in architecture, engineering, construction, and computer-aided design. The 44-inch aqueous-ink printers are designed for productive, high-volume operation in medium-to-large workgroups of technical professionals.

The three new printer models are listed below with their manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP):

Canon imagePROGRAF iPF830 ($5,495)
Canon imagePROFGRAF iPF840 ($6,495)
Canon imagePROGRAF iPF850 ($7,995)

All three models feature 15,360 nozzles and Canon’s innovative reactive dye/pigment inkset for intricate full-color renderings, technical drawings, and maps. Reactive Ink technology uses four highly colorfast dye inks (CMYK) for producing bold, expressive color, plus one channel of pigment matte black ink.

The inks provide superior adhesion to media, resistance to scratching and markers, and minimal “bleeding” between colors and text. Even small text printed on colored backgrounds or on uncoated technical papers is crisp and legible. The “high-chroma” magenta ink included in the iPF830, iPF840, and iPF850 inkset improves the printing of precise lines, smooth curves and small text on technical and office documents.

Productivity Features

To support uninterrupted, high-production printing, the iPF840 and iPF850 models feature a two-roll media system that can handle different types and widths of print material up to 44 inches. The media rolls can be switched automatically without manual intervention.

Workgroups can further improve productivity by using the optional high-capacity 700 ml ink tanks. With this option, users don’t have to pause print jobs in order to replace an empty tank.

The Economy Print Mode, helps lower the cost per print and can output an A1 size print on plain paper in 22 seconds. Cost-per-print tracking enables users to monitor and reduce print costs over time.

The iPF850 comes with a high-capacity stacker that can hold up to 100 sheets of different-sized paper (up to A0). The stacker neatly gathers newly printed documents to prevent paper curling and enable users to quickly collect their documents.

“Overall, the imagePROGRAF iPF850 has a great design, providing a definite time-saver when doing large sets of prints,” said Nate Herman, professional engineer at Sathre-Bergquist, Inc. “It is very quick and easy to pull the stacker out when changing paper and it rolls back into place effortlessly with no need to worry about making sure it is aligned. Prints stack perfectly well and can be taken right off the stacker and stapled which saves a tremendous amount of time.”

Other features of the new printers include: Gigabit Ethernet for fast file transfer and a built-in 320 GB hard drive that simplifies handling multiple complex jobs in shared printer environments. With the built-in hard drive, users can relieve workloads from their computers, store and retrieve print jobs with the touch of a button, and take advantage of a Remote User Interface and password-protected mailboxes to keep the workgroup productive.

MFP M40 Models

For workgroups that could benefit from built-in scan-to-print, scan-to-file, and file-sharing capabilities, each of the new imagePROGRAF printers is also available as multi-function device. Each system includes an M40 scanner, SmartWorks MFP software, a computer, touch-screen monitor, and MFP stand.

The MFP M40 models of the imagePROGRAF iPF850, iPF840, and iPF 830 can scan documents up to 2 mm thick. The suggested retail price for each of three MFP M40 models is as follows:

  • Canon imagePROGRAF iPF830 MFP M40: $9,495
  • Canon imagePROGRAF iPF840 MFP M40: $10,495
  • Canon imagePROGRAF iPF850 MFP M40: $11,995

“In today’s business environment, companies require the proper tools to help conserve costs and time without compromising quality,” said Junichi Yoshitake, senior vice president and general manager, of Business Imaging Solutions Group, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “With an upgraded system to help improve productivity and ink tanks designed for better efficiency, these new imagePROGRAF large format printers can help professionals to quickly and cost-effectively achieve precise technical documents.”

User-Friendly Software

Efficiency-enhancing features go beyond hardware with these new imagePROGRAF large format printers. Available software provides the additional functionality that technical workgroups in specific industries might appreciate.

For example, Canon’s PosterArtist Lite gives users the tools to easily create professional-looking posters, signs, and banners. The software includes royalty-free templates, backgrounds, clip art, and fonts.

Canon’s Direct Print & Share cloud portal software includes a shortcut feature for batch printing and allows files to be dragged and dropped into hot folders on the desktop.

Canon’s imagePROGRAF Print Utility app enables print jobs to be managed from mobile devices. The mobile app facilitates wireless printing from a compatible Apple iPad® device.

Four independent software vendors have also made their software compatible with these new imagePROGRAF printers

Onyx Graphics, a Canon Group Company, is a long-time leader in print-management software for large-format graphics production. Onyx Graphics helps customers increase productivity, reduce costs, and gain a competitive edge with superior print and color quality.

SAi provides professional design-to-production software solutions for companies engaged in signmaking, digital printing, screen printing and CNC machining.

System Development Inc. (SDI) makes computer graphics viewing, editing, montaging, converting, and printing software for the oil and gas, aerospace, and automotive CAE/CAD industries.

CADlink Technology Corporation is a well-established developer and worldwide distributor of design and production software for digital printing, signmaking, and CNC machining.

The Canon imagePROGRAF iPF850, iPF840 and iPF830 printers were shown publicly for the first time at the 2015 ESRI User Conference in San Diego and began shipping July 20.

Larger Media Rolls

In conjunction with the release of the imagePROGRAF iPF830, iPF840, and iPF850 models, Canon has added four new large-format media options to the imagePROGRAF media portfolio. For the first time, Canon will offer both 150-foot and 300-foot rolls of four products:

  • 20 lb. bond
  • 20 lb. recycled bond
  • 24 lb. bond
  • 24 lb. premium coated bond

Users who load two 42 in. x 300 ft. rolls of paper on one of the imagePROGRAF iPF840 or iPF850 will be able to run 2,000 sq. ft. of uninterrupted printing.

These papers are also offered in 30-inch widths. Because the new iPF840 or iPF850 printers can switch automatically between paper widths and types, users can choose to load the printer with a 30-inch roll of 24 lb. premium coated bond for special projects and a 42-inch roll of 20 lb. bond for economical everyday printing.

Canon’s new recycled bond paper supports Canon’s corporate philosophy of Kyosei, a pledge to work to harmonize environmental commitment with the economic interests of the company’s business activities.

Tips for Selecting A Canon Wide Format Printer

Canon Wide Format Printer Buying Guide

If you can’t decide which Canon wide format printer would be best for the needs of your office, Canon Solutions America publishes some terrific resources that can help you better understand the options.

Nine Considerations When Buying a Large Format Printer

This 16-page Large Format Printer Buyer’s Guide is a general guide that explains that choosing which printer to buy doesn’t have to be complex if you know exactly what to look for.

The four main considerations in your selection process are:

  • Color and/or black-and-white
  • Costs
  • Performance and speed
  • Image quality

Other factors to take into consideration include:

  • Ease of use
  • Security
  • Product options
  • Floor space
  • Environmental concerns

The free guide emphasizes that it’s unwise to base your purchase decision on the purchase price alone: “You may think that you’re getting a bargain on the printer itself, but if the machine breaks down frequently, or can’t keep up with your demand for prints, then you will be paying too much in the long run.”

Some of the hidden costs related to the printing process itself might include:

  • Printing on the wrong media type or media size
  • Printing files twice because it’s unclear if the printer is processing the file
  • Printing multiple times to get the best print quality
  • The amount of time you have to wait to finish the job

Taking product options into consideration is important to ensure that your printer will be able to meet your requirements as your business evolves over the next few years. According to the guide, “If you buy a feature now because you think you might need it next year, you might be throwing money away. On the other hand, if your needs change other than in ways you had expected, you might need to buy a new printer.”

Make sure that you can get:

  • onsite hardware upgrades such as a scanner, folder, additional paper rolls, and additional working memory.
  • software updates so that the printer’s firmware stays compatible with new IT developments
  • changes to your service contract to get shorter response time if needed

When evaluating how much floor space you need, look beyond the physical dimensions of the printer. In addition to the size measurements found in the technical spec sheets for each product, consider how much space is required to load media, collect the originals, collect and collate the prints, load originals for scanning, and more. Media and ink cartridges needs to be store in close proximity for easy access.

Environmental considerations include how much waste is generated by empty ink cartridges, poor-quality prints, or paper trimming. Other environmental factors include energy consumption and cooling requirements and the ability to recycle your printer.

This guide emphasizes that “There is no one-size fits all solution” and provides tips that can help you make an informed choice based on “the best quality large format print that your work deserves.”


On the website, you can learn which Canon imagePROGRAF wide format printers are recommended for CAD/AEC firms, GIS, or Contractors and Subcontractors.

The Canon imagePROGRAF product line includes models for high-volume production printing, large workgroups and busy offices, small to medium office workgroups, personal large-format printing, and desktop large-format printing.

Plus, you can read more about Canon hardware innovations that provide clearer text, faster output, and reduced ink consumption and software innovations for ease of use, reduced print errors, and job accounting to manage printing costs.

Canon’s unique Media Configuration Tool enables you to register new or custom media types.

And with the free layout tool, you can nest multiple images on one page to help conserve media.

The Print Plug-In for Microsoft Office enables you to print Word documents, Excel spreadsheets, and Powerpoint presentations with ease.

Canon’s five-color imagePROGRAF printers actually include six ink channels, so the printer can be loaded with two channels of pigment based matte black ink. This doubles the rate at which most text and line drawings can be output.

The website includes video interviews with Canon users and raise questions such as:

  • Can you afford not to upgrade?
  • Is your old “good enough printer” giving you what your business really needs?
  • Are prints made on your old printer easy to read? Or are hard-to-read prints leading to costly errors?
  • Is your old printer struggling to handle larger files?
  • Do you need to consolidate operations?
  • Do you need to reduce costs?

The 21seconds website points out that, “If you haven’t shopped for a wide format printer recently, you may be pleasantly surprised. Over the years, with each new generation of large-format printers brought to market, Canon has steadily improved performance and vlue while minimizing costs.” The large format printer you buy today can have a lower total cost of ownership and outperform printers that are even just a few years old.

When you have narrowed your options, visit the Freedom Paper website to order your printer. If you have additional questions, call our expert customer sales team at 866-310-3335. We can help you get a great deal!


Canon Solutions America: Nine Considerations When Buying a Large Format Printer

Freedom Paper: Canon imagePROGRAF Printers for Technical and General Use


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