New Canon imagePROGRAF TX Series with New Pigment Inks, Print Head, Improved Security
Continuing to broaden its lineup of large-format printers, Canon U.S.A., today announced the new imagePROGRAF TX Series, which is designed for technical-document printing and will be available in the fourth quarter of 2017s.
Consisting of four new devices (imagePROGRAF TX-3000, TX-3000 MFP T36, TX-4000 and TX-4000 MFP T36), the TX series is said to feature major advances to the core technologies of Canon’s imagePROGRAF five-color devices, including a new pigment ink, print head, and enhanced security capabilities, as well as a new 36″ scanner for the MFP models. Guests at the PRINT 17 trade show, being held from September 10-14 in Chicago, Illinois, will have an opportunity to get a first-hand look at these new devices in the Canon booth (#1213).
Positioned to seize on the expanding production-printing inkjet technical documents market, the imagePROGRAF TX Series can print as fast as 3 D-size drawings a minute, with stacking capability of up to 100 sheets. It features wireless printing capability, automatic paper-roll loading, and an optional Multifunction Roll Unit. The option to choose 160ml, 330ml or 700ml inks gives the user the ability to choose the size that best fits their needs, which can help lower their total cost of ownership.
With these features, Canon says the TX Series has “answered the growing demand to produce color drawings on un-coated paper with a low running cost.”
Using the Multifunction Roll Unit, 650-foot rolls (up to 6.7 inches in diameter) can be loaded into the printer for over 3,900 square feet of continuous printing with the ability to load two different media types at once, “making it a logical fit for high-volume environments.”
“With the announcement of Canon’s imagePROGRAF TX Series, we have brought to market what we consider to be the next standard in engineering in regard to large-format printing of technical documents,” said Toyotsugu Kuwamura, executive vice president and general manager, Business Imaging Solutions Group, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “Offering increased productivity, usability and security, these new devices bring with them technological advancements to Canon’s celebrated imagePROGRAF devices. The ability of TX Series to print striking, resilient posters, banners and technical documents makes it at home in a variety of settings, whether it’s at a construction company, architectural firm, or in an office environment. I strongly encourage attendees at PRINT 17 to visit the Canon booth and experience these new printers themselves.”
The imagePROGRAF TX Series is designed for a variety of markets, including architecture, engineering, construction, and office-document enlargements. The product lineup includes two new scan-to-copy/file/share systems, the imagePROGRAF TX-3000 MFP T36, and imagePROGRAF TX-4000 MFP T36 models. These systems offer an integrated MFP solution that features a new 36-inch scanner that can scan-to-copy in color in up to six inches per second, double the speed of the previous model, and can scan at up to 1,200 dpi to better capture the color and details of large-format documents. The scanner is positioned directly over the top cover of the printer for easy access. The systems include new feature laden SmartWorks software that allows users to scan to a multi-page PDF, mark-up drawings, and add text.
Users can scan-to-copy and scan-to-file simultaneously. A 15.6=inch monitor, which allows users to view their scans and changes they have made to their documents, come standard with the system.
All models in the imagePROGRAF TX Series can be equipped with adding a Multifunction Roll Unit for increased productivity. When used as a second roll, it enables users to load two different media widths of the same type, such as 30-inches and 36-inches, and the device, via automatic roll-switching, will select the correct roll depending on the width of the print file. The roll can also act as a take-up unit with bi-directional rewind, making it ideal for long, uninterrupted print runs. A high-capacity stacker comes standard with TX Series devices, allowing for the device to hold up to 100 A0-size sheets of paper.
For those users handling confidential documents, especially in the CAD (computer assisted design) market, the imagePROGRAF TX Series features improved security. An encrypted hard drive with IPSec support, as well as SSL/TLS and 802.1x user authentication, are provided.
Ease of Use
Ease-of-use enhancements include a new automated media-loading process, so that the user can simply place a roll of paper in the printer and then walk away while the paper feeds automatically; a 3.5-inch color LCD touch panel, direct USB drive printing; and mobile connectivity.
Users can now print PDF and JPEG files directly from a USB thumb drive for printing without a computer. Wi-Fi (IEEE 802.11b/g/n) enables easy connection to a wireless LAN in office environments.
Standard with all printers in the series is a variety of software: PosterArtist Lite, Direct Print and Share, Accounting Manager, Canon Print Service, and Device Management Console.
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