New Large-Format Inkjet imagePROGRAF iPF670, imagePROGRAF iPF770 Printers from Canon
January 22, 2015 – Canon U.S.A. is rolling out three new large-format printers, as well as a newly enhanced Canon Alliance Partner Program (CAPP). Canon says the 24″ imagePROGRAF iPF670 printer ($1,295 MSRP), 36″ imagePROGRAF iPF770 printer ($3,495 MSRP), and imagePROGRAF iPF770 MFP M40 Scan-to Print/File/Share System ($7,495 MSRP) provides cost-effective solutions for low-volume, on-demand print environments, and for printing posters, presentations, technical documents, drawings, company announcements, and enlargements, for users in architecture, engineering, construction, education, offices, and small retail.
Features such as Economy Print Mode, auto-rotation, and nesting, are said to help reduce total cost of operation by minimizing media waste and maintenance. Canon’s standard Accounting Manager software for PCs enables businesses to monitor costs and allocate consumables’ expenses, as well as track print jobs by user to calculate ink and media costs.
In its fastest mode, the iPF770 printer can print produce an A1 (23.39″ x 33.11″) print in about 25 seconds.
The printers have a space-saving design with fully front-accessible operation when installed against a wall. There’s also an assisted top-loading feature for media loading, plus the iPF670 printer is available without a stand for customers who want a desktop model.
The iPF770 MFP M40 is designed as a complete scan-to-print, file, and share solution, and can scan documents up-to-2mm thick. This model includes an M40 scanner, SmartWorks MFP software, stand-alone computer, touch-screen monitor, and MFP stand.
Also included is Canon’s Direct Print & Share 2.01 software, a cloud-portal solution that enables users to view, share, and print a variety of files including PDF, TIFF, JPEG and HP-GL/2 formats, from virtually anywhere. The Shortcut Print feature enables users to drag-and-drop files to print into hot folders on their PC desktops.
The iPF670 and iPF770 printers are also compatible with Canon’s imagePROGRAF Print Utility2mobile app, which enables wireless printing by allowing users to print from a compatible Apple iPad device. The app enables users to perform a number of actions, including previewing their PDF file, selecting the number of copies, orientation and print quality, before sending the print job to any of the compatible imagePROGRAF printers that share the same network. The new large-format printers also include a Print Plug-in for Microsoft Office, allowing users to convert Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, and Word documents into printed posters.
Also included is Canon’s PosterArtist Lite poster-creation software with features such as templates, clip art, and images for customers to create posters, signs, and banners. For sharing between users, files can be exported directly to Canon’s Direct Print & Share cloud-portal software.
The new imagePROGRAF devices use a five-color dye/pigment reactive replacement ink system using 130 ml ink tanks, including a reformulated magenta ink to help produce more vivid reds and yellows. The printers use Canon’s high-density PF-04 print head, which uses 15,360 ink nozzles to lay down a 4pl droplet size of ink. There’s also a Gigabit Ethernet network connection.
Canon also announced a revamped Canon Alliance Partner Program (CAPP), a co-marketing program designed to identify, develop, and market software solutions that add value to specific customer needs, with more co-marketing opportunities available to partners. Whether a solution is custom-developed by an independent software vendor through Canon’s development program, or is a standard stand-alone application that complements the imagePROGRAF devices, the purpose of the Canon Alliance Partner Program is to present the solution and its benefits to its customers. .
Canon is currently accepting new member applications. To join, fill out an application on the Canon U.S.A. website.
These imagePROGRAF models are scheduled to be available in late January 2015 through Canon Dealers and Canon Premier Partner Resellers.
- November 2014: CANON’S OCÉ DIVISION OFFICIALLY LAUNCHES ITS FIRST FULL-COLOR INKJET PRINTING SYSTEM
- August 2014: CANON ROLLS OUT OCÉ PLOTWAVE 500 LARGE-FORMAT PRINTING SYSTEM
- July 2014: CANON EXTENDS IMAGEPROGRAF LARGE-FORMAT LINEUP WITH SIX NEW MODELS
- February 2014: NEW CANON SE SERIES IMAGEPROGRAF LARGE-FORMAT PRINTERS START AT $2,495