Canon U.S.A., Inc. launched is the imagePROGRAF GP Series, the world’s first aqueous inkjet models to include Fluorescent Pink ink. Comprised of the 24-inch imagePROGRAF GP-2000, 44-inch imagePROGRAF GP-4000, 24-inch imagePROGRAF GP-200 and 36-inch imagePROGRAF GP-300, this series produces neon colors for value added output and graphics.
“Radiant Infusion,” a Canon technology, layers the Fluorescent Pink ink with other inks on the paper surface during printing, to create bright and soft color reproduction. The Fluorescent Pink ink can also be used to print in specific areas such as text and objects to enable fluorescent color expression. The user also has the option to print with or without the fluorescent ink completely. The Radiant Infusion technology is also integrated into PosterArtist Lite software.
“We are proud to announce that the imagePROGRAF GP Series has obtained the world’s first “PANTONE Calibrated” license for the PANTONE PASTELS & NEONS GUIDE Coated containing the highly demanded fluorescent and pastel colors,” said Iain Pike, director of Licensing and Business Development, Pantone/X-Rite. “Canon has also acquired PANTONE Calibrated licensing with two Pantone publications which expands the choice of color specification and helps ensure output results match the exact color viewed in the Solid Coated Guide by the designer.”
“We are proud to deliver on our commitment to develop pioneering solutions that answer the demands of the industry and therefore increase business potential for Canon customers,” said Shinichi Yoshida, executive vice president and general manager, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “Today Canon is excited to introduce the imagePROGRAF GP Series, the world’s first aqueous inkjet models to include a fluorescent color. This series was built with the widest color gamut of any imagePROGRAF in history to easily produce vibrant, eye catching output.”
The imagePROGRAF GP-2000/4000 models have a 10-Color pigment-based plus Fluorescent Pink ink set, which includes Green, Orange, Red, Violet, Matte Black, Black, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Gray colors. This ink combination helps expand the range of color reproduction to achieve the largest color gamut in the history of the imagePROGRAF line-up. The GP-2000/4000 models achieve 99% coverage of “PANTONE FORMULA GUIDE Solid Coated” and 97% coverage of “PANTONE PASTELS & NEONS GUIDE coated. The GP-2000/4000 come equipped with a built-in multi-sensor which helps enable color calibration for color reproduction from print to print, as well as from printer to printer. In addition, these models are equipped with Intelligent Media Handling, which allows the operator to place the roll in the machine and the printer will automatically load the paper and detect media length, width and type. An optional Multifunction Roll System is available for these devises, which also utilizes Canon’s intelligent media handling.
The imagePROGRAF GP-200/300 printers have a 5-Color pigment based plus Fluorescent Pink ink set, which includes Matte Black, Black, Cyan, Magenta and Yellow colors. These printers support Radiant Infusion for in-house production of large format prints. The compact design of these printers allow them to fit in the small confinements of a classroom or company office without taking up too much work space.
Bundled with PosterArtist Lite, Canon’s poster creation software, users are able to create posters in 4 steps with included images and templates. Canon has partnered with photo stock companies (Pixabay, Unsplash, Pexels) to offer even more of an array of images that can be incorporated into custom poster design. This software has been updated to support Radiant Infusion technology; “Vivid mode”.
The new GP Series printers also have available as standard, a wide variety of creative and workflow software. These software features include Direct Print Plus, Accounting Manager, Device Management Console and more.
Leading RIP5 vendors in designing, proofing output, print services for large format printers, such as Caldera, CGS, EFI, Eisfeld, ONYX, Colorbyte and SAi are preparing RIPs that support the GP-4000/2000 models. Users can use software RIPs for any purpose without changing their familiar output workflow.
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