New Canon Wide-Format Printers for Fine-Art, Photography Printing
Canon U.S.A. today launched its new imagePROGRAF PRO Series wide-format printers that consist of the: PRO-6100 (MSRP $11,995), PRO-4100 (MSRP $5,995), PRO-2100 (MSRP $2,995), PRO-6100S, and PRO-4100S models.Canon says these large-format printer solutions provide new innovative technologies for fine-art, photographers and production signage printing users.
Building on the previous PRO Series, these new printers feature a “first-of-its-kind” intelligent 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 border-less output on all standard and custom widths.
The new PRO Series features an upgraded 4.3 touch-screen operation panel. the three main functions, media switching, feeding and cutting, are convenient hard buttons located on the front of the product’s interface to contribute to better media handling and save users the hassle of having to navigate through multiple functions. The printers have also all been updated with a transparent clear window designed to allow end users to easily see whether printing has begun, and check printed images and the printing size.
The standard, built-in multi-sensor is said to 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, operators with multiple printers can centralize status and color management across a variety of devices. The series is also developed with advanced security features, including support of PIN printing to help protect data, and increased administrative control of end-user printing. Users also now have the ability to turn off the Chroma Optimizer, per individual media type, allowing more creative control of the printing process.
The new PRO Series also includes as standard a wide variety of creative and workflow software to help increase the productivity and efficiency of large-format printing environments.
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, which is ideal for wedding packages, and Direct Print & Share, allowing production end users to batch print files and create hot folders for drag and drop printing.
Models from the new imagePROGRAF PRO Series will be showcased at the PHOTOPLUS 2019 (Booth #121) conference taking place from October 24-26 in New York City at the Jacob Javits Convention Center.
The new imagePROGRAF PRO Series is now available for purchase. For more information, visit Canon here.
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