Canon U.S.A., Inc. has announced the new imagePROGRAF PRO Series printers: PRO-6100, PRO-4100, PRO-2100, PRO-6100S and PRO-4100S models. These large-format solutions offer new technologies for fine art, photographers and production signage users.
These new printers feature a “first-of-its-kind” automatic media feeding and media reading system, which allows the operator to move away from the printer after placing the roll in the machine, removing the need to feed the roll or select the media type. After the roll is loaded into the machine the media is automatically fed while the built-in multi-sensor measures the surface reflection and media thickness to identify the media type. The device features a new technology in which it can automatically detect the media length as well, without the need to print a barcode as with Canon’s previous devices and as with current third-party devices. These new models also have the ability to print borderless on all standard and custom widths.
“Print has the ability to bring ideas to life, and Canon is happy to provide its customers with the ability to do so more efficiently through the new imagePROGRAF PRO Series,” said Shinichi Yoshida executive vice president and general manager, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “Utilizing Canon’s intelligent media feeding and reading system, our customers can now spend more time exploring their creativity, and less time having to deal with the manual hassle of feeding rolls into the machine.”
Built with an upgraded 4.3-inch touch-screen operation panel. The three main functions, media switching, feeding and cutting, are hard buttons on the front of the product’s interface. The printers have all been updated with a transparent clear window designed to allow end-users to see whether printing has begun, and check printed images and the printing size.
The standard, built-in multi-sensor helps enable easy and economical color calibration for consistent color reproduction from print to print, as well as from printer to printer. With the Device Management Console software, production professionals with multiple printers can centralize status and color management across a variety of devices. The series is also developed with security features, including support of PIN printing to help protect data and increased administrative control of end-user printing. Additionally, users now have the ability to turn off the Chroma Optimizer, per individual media type.
The new PRO Series also includes as standard a wide variety of creative and workflow software. These software features include Professional Print & Layout, which supports auto nesting and achieves a streamlined workflow for printing photos, providing customers with the ability to create and save custom template designs.
“The imagePROGRAF PRO-2100 printer has the great color and density we expected from Canon and the new borderless printing feature has increased our productivity while cutting waste,” said Larry Hook, director, Cashman Pro Lab. “This cost-effective solution offers our users the high-quality prints they desire while being a solution that is easy for employees to operate. We look forward to purchasing another printer in the near future to keep up with our print demands.”
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