Market and Applications and who uses this type of large format printer
Canon’s imagePROGRAF iPF815 44” 5-colour large format printer with Hot Swap high capacity ink tanks, built-in accounting software, Enhanced HP-GL/2 and HP-RTL compatibility and a 160GB HDD is designed for the most demanding CAD & GIS applications in both Print for Pay and Large Corporate environments. The iPF815 delivers exceptional quality, versatility and incredible speed.
The imagePROGRAF iPF815 delivers exceptional line reproduction, vivid colours and high image consistency ideal for Electronic Design Automation (EDA), Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Mechanical CAD, Architecture, Engineering and Construction industries. Architects, engineers and construction firms can produce plans in exceptional detail with precise line rendering. Mechanical CAD engineers can create photorealistic visualisations of plans in applications such as AutoCAD, Mechanical Desktop or Pro/Engineer and bring them to life quickly with exceptional quality. GIS specialists can render complex “what-if” scenarios using maps, seismic analysis data or images from satellites. Even with huge file sizes generated, the imagePROGRAF iPF815 can handle your demands with accurate colour and exceptional line rendering.
Design Supply, an Accredited Canon Large Format Solutions Partner, works closely with Canon to provide the best solutions available to get the job done for your business and maximise your opportunities. With 24 years of experience in the large format printer market, Design Supply offers expertise and knowledge in tailoring the exact solution for your specific application.
Key features of the Canon imagePROGRAF iPF815
The iPF815 44” large format printer features Canon’s unique 5-colour dye and pigment reactive ink system which produces the sharpest, thinnest lines. Designed specifically for CAD & GIS applications, a minimum line width of 0.02mm can be achieved with a range accuracy of +/- 0.01%. This unique formulation improves ink adhesion to the media and minimises colour bleeding. This means clearer text, smoother curves, and sharp fine lines even on uncoated technical papers. Using reactive inks also improves scratch and marker resistance so prints are far more durable than those printed with conventional dye inks.
The iPF815 produces 2400 x 1200 dpi and produces A0 draft prints in just 45 seconds and A1 in 24 seconds. Canon’s L-COA image processing technology combined with Gigabit Ethernet compatibility ensure stunning high speed reproductions on everything from architectural plans to geographic information. The iPF815 features a built-in 160GB hard disk for storing print jobs, easier processing of vector files, and enabling mailboxes to be created for busy corporate environments.
Continuous productivity with the imagePROGRAF iPF815 is easy, with Hot Swap high capacity ink tanks in both 330ml and 700ml, enabling ink cartridges to be replaced during production. The simple roll paper loading system and the large, bright, menu-driven LCD control panel, accessible from the front, gives easy access to sophisticated functions. Borderless printing technology keep you more productive as there is no need for offline trimming and Auto Skew Correction enables unattended printing by automatically adjusting for any skew in orientation and feeds the paper/media correctly.
The printer driver flexibility of the iPF815 enables seamless integration with the way you work. The iPF815 features enhanced compatibility with HP-GL/2 and HP-RTL, to handle large vector files, autorotation and nesting. Enhanced HP-GL/2 compatibility includes the ability to set palette and pen settings for the most demanding CAD workflows. An optimised driver for AutoCAD and an HDI driver for Windows are also included. The Print Plug-In for Microsoft Office users enables printing directly from Excel, Word and PowerPoint.
The iPF815 is economical and efficient, with built-in accounting software, allowing accurate tracking of the cost per print, enabling the ability to view the data through the print driver or export it to a CSV file for use in your own files or systems. An Economy mode can be selected which uses less ink, ideal when printing draft documents. Canon’s eMaintenance software automatically detects and manages mechanical problems and low ink levels, linking directly to a Canon Service Centre for maximum up time.
Specifications and specifications
Design posters like a pro without any prior experience thanks to Canon’s PosterArtist software, which is optional with the iPF815. In just four simple steps you can create professional looking posters, banners and signs using a variety of templates, high resolution, royalty-free images and clipart. The imagePROGRAF iPF815 has an optional Take-Up Unit to easily manage large runs.
As you would expect from Canon, reliable performance is a given. For added peace of mind, Canon imagePROGRAF printers and print heads feature a 12-month warranty.
There is a complete range of Canon and third party media compatible with the imagePROGRAF iPF815, available from Design Supply’s media specialists whose expertise can help you determine the best solutions for your particular printing needs.
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Canon imagePROGRAF CAD & GIS (5-colour) wide format printers use a number of advanced Canon proprietary technologies to achieve fine lines, small text and highly detailed graphics produced with incredible accuracy and sharpness.
FINE™ (Full-photolithography Inkjet Nozzle Engineering) print-head technology for 5-colour imagePROGRAF printers features a total of 15,360 nozzles into a 1” high density print head. Bi-directional printing design of the imagePROGAF printers means print times are significantly faster than conventional print systems which require multiple passes for each line to compensate for uneven droplet size and placement on the paper. An innovative ink-nozzle manufacturing method results in precisely uniform 4 picoliter droplets resulting in 2400 x 1200 dots per inch (dpi) and outstanding print performance.
Canon’s CAD and GIS (5-colour) range of imagePROGRAF printers feature a 5-colour dye/pigment reactive ink system designed specifically for the CAD/GIS market featuring new magenta ink making reds even more vibrant. This unique formulation improves ink adhesion to the media and minimises colour bleeding. When black ink intersects with coloured ink (for example, words printed on a colour background) the black and cyan inks induce a chemical reaction that prevents black from bleeding into the colours. This means clearer text, smoother curves, and sharp fine lines even on uncoated technical papers. Using reactive inks also improves scratch and marker resistance so prints are far more durable than those printed with conventional dye inks.
The CAD & GIS (5-colour) range of imagePROGRAF printers utilise two types of black ink for the best possible results on all types of media. For photo-type a black ink (BK) is used and for high contrast prints on matte paper, a matte black (MBK) is used. This process ensures smooth graduations across every media type and is highly efficient as the relevant ink is automatically selected for each media type.
Canon’s advanced L-COA (Large Format printer Common Architecture) image processor delivers faster high-quality output and print optimization. L-COA helps your printer carry out the most complex print jobs – where files can often exceed 200MB – with ease.
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