Market and Applications
Canon's new imagePROGRAF TM Series large format printers are designed for customers producing CAD, GIS and poster applications in the corporate, construction and engineering, retail, education and government sectors. The Canon imagePROGRAF TM Series is ideal for producing low to mid volumes of high quality drawings, maps and posters on demand in-house. Built on the proven technology of the TX Series, the TM Series delivers ultra-sharp lines and colour vibrancy, with 60% noise reduction and a compact design, perfect for small offices.
The Canon imagePROGRAF TM-305 is a 36 inch/A0, 5-colour large format printer with a 500 GB hard disk and 2GB standard memory. Other printers in the Canon imagePROGRAF TM Series include the TM-300, a 36-inch/A0 version with a 2GB standard memory, the TM-200, a 24 inch/A1 version, and the TM-205, a 24-inch/A1 version with a 500 GB hard disk. There are also multi-function printing/scanning solutions available using the TM-305, including the Canon imagePROGRAF TM-300/TM-305 MFP T36.
Design Supply, an Accredited Canon Gold Partner, works closely with Canon to provide the best solutions available to get the job done for your business and maximize your opportunities. With more than 27 years of experience in the large format printer market, Design Supply offers expertise and knowledge in tailoring the exact solution for your specific application.
The Canon imagePROGRAF TM large format printers feature state of the art design, enhanced performance and productivity. Designed for practicality and usability, the Canon TM Series fits into compact environments easily with its slim chassis and can be placed flush against a wall. Easy and intuitive to operate, the Canon TM Series features roll paper loading with a natural posture and a colour touchscreen display, optimising workflow. State of the art noise reduction technology make the new Canon TM Series one of the quietest machines on the market, ideal for small spaces.
The Canon imagePROGRAF TM large format printers feature enhanced performance with high speed printing of 40 seconds for A0 prints. Canon's new 5-colour, all pigment LUCIA TD inks offer excellent water resistance enabling easy handling of drawings and posters, indoor and outdoor. Produce fine lines, sharp text and vibrant colours, perfect for high-precision CAD drawings and posters alike. Specifically formulated for weather resistance, including water resistance, printed drawings can be viewed at outdoor construction and engineering sites, in long-term storage and on outdoor posters. Thanks to superb colour reproduction even on economical uncoated paper, ink performance exceeds the needs for poster quality on both coated and uncoated paper. In addition to high quality CAD prints the Canon TM Series delivers vivid posters on plain papers and outdoor poster solutions. Enhanced reliability and convenience include security features such as interface control and restricted-use protocol, allowing confidential printing data to be rigidly controlled. Printing cost management is easy with the built-in Account Manager which collects job logs and automatically calculates costs per job or time period and can be set up for multiple printers.
The Canon imagePROGRAF TM large format printers feature enhanced productivity. Canon LUCIA TD inks, available in both 150ml and 300ml, can be replaced during printing for maximum productivity. Direct Print and Share allows multiple files of different file formats to be efficiently printed with simple drag and drop operation. New features such as thumbnail preview and maximised window enhance operation efficiency and streamlines workflow of printing drawings. Printing sequence optimisation makes the Canon TM Series up to 10% faster than current models. Drawings are neatly stacked in the order of printing. New software features include: PosterArtist Lite's 10-language glossary for multi-lingual poster production; Free Layout Plus's ability to easily create large-size prints of documents from familiar software like Microsoft Office and extra-large posters by combining multiple printer-width prints. Smartphone push notifications of job completion or errors can be sent to smartphones, enabling users to check print status while away from the printer.
The Canon imagePROGRAF TM Series large format printers feature updates to all core technologies, including the ink system, print head and mechanical platform. The 5-colour all pigment LUCIA TD inks are available in 300ml and 130ml sizes, and deliver improved print quality on plain paper and higher density clearer lines and text on uncoated paper with vivid colour expression. The new 6-channel, 1.07 print head optimises ink transfer and delivers 2400 x 1200 dpi resolution, and produces A1 draft prints in just 24 seconds and an A0 in 40 seconds. A compact 1289 x 887 x 1060 mm, the TM-300 Series slim-line design with a front-loading paper system, front access ink tank system, and front output means you can print and change paper and ink easily even when printer is installed in a tight space or flush against a wall. A large, bright, menu-driven LCD control panel gives easy access to sophisticated functions. The TM-305 includes an internal 500GB hard disk and with 128GB standard memory and 2GB of physical memory, making no print job is too complex. The TM-305 supports direct printing of PDF's from a USB stick, without the use of a PC or computer.
Printer driver flexibility for the Canon imagePROGRAF TM Series large format printers addresses the needs of a diverse range of users. The Canon TM Series software includes an imagePROGRAF TM-Series Printer Driver, Quick Utility Toolbox, Print Plug-in for Office, and PosterArtist Lite. Other software is available to download from the Web, including Direct Print & Share and Free Layout Plus. The TM-300 Series Printer driver supports SG Raster (Swift Graphic Raster), HPGL/2, HP RTL, and JPEG (ver. JFIF 1.02). The TM-305 Series Printer driver supports SG Raster (Swift Graphic Raster), HPGL/2, HP RTL, JPEG (ver. JFIF 1.02) and PDF (ver. 1.7). Design posters like a pro without any prior experience thanks to Canon's PosterArtist Lite software. 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 and enables users to save and share posters in the cloud. Create superb posters and share with other collaborative team members! PosterArtist Lite software has a newly added feature of a 10-language glossary for multi-lingual poster production. Free Layout Plus easily creates large-size prints of documents from familiar software like Microsoft Office. Extra-large posters can be made up by combining multiple printer-width prints. Direct Print and Share allows multiple files of different file formats to be efficiently printed with simple drag and drop operation. New features such as thumbnail preview and maximised window enhance operation efficiency and streamlines workflow of printing drawings.
The Canon imagePROGRAF TM-305 36"/A0 large format printer features the LUCIA TD 5-colour all pigment ink system which produces the sharpest, thinnest lines. Designed specifically for CAD, GIS, and Poster applications, a minimum line width of 0.02mm can be achieved with a range accuracy of +/- 0.01%. The LUCIA TD Ink system features a newly formulated MBK, which features high surface tension, eliminating feathering and generating crisp, sharp lines. Drawings can be precisely reproduced even on uncoated papers. LUCIA TD inks also create weather resistant prints, enabling outdoor viewing and easy handling of drawings. Enhanced reactivity between the LUCIA TD pigments and media components means pigments stays close on the media surface, allowing colours to be vivid, even on plain paper.
The Canon imagePROGRAF TM-305 large format printer accepts roll and cut media with a thickness range of 0.07 to 0.8mm. The minimum print length is 203mm, and the maximum print length for roll paper is 18 meters, and cut sheet up to 1.6 meters. The maximum media roll diameter is 150mm. 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 Canon imagePROGRAF TM-305 includes a printer stand and multi-position basket, in the flat position it can neatly stack in the order of printing up to 20 sheets on A1, A2 landscape drawings.
Additional roll holders are available for the Canon imagePROGRAF TM-305. The TM-305 is also available as MFP solutions, including the Canon imagePROGRAF TM-305 MFP T36, designed for scanning, copying and archiving requirements without requiring a PC.
There is a complete range of Canon and third party media compatible with the Canon imagePROGRAF TM-305, available from Design Supply's media specialists. A series of water resistant poster media is available, so outdoor posters can be created in-house. Design Supply's expertise can help you determine the best solutions for your particular printing needs and budget.
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.
Canon imagePROGRAF TM Series proprietary technologies
Canon imagePROGRAF TM Series CAD, GIS, and Poster (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. The Canon TM Series builds on the previous success of the Canon TX Series, with updates to all core technologies, including the print head, ink system, and mechanical platform.
FINE (Full-photolithography Inkjet Nozzle Engineering) print-head technology for 5-colour imagePROGRAF printers features a total of 15,360 nozzles into a new 1.07" high density, 6 chip print head. There are 5,120 nozzles for MBK, and 2,560 nozzles for C, M, Y, and K. 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 5 picoliter droplets resulting in 2400 x 1200 dots per inch (dpi) and outstanding print performance. The non-firing nozzle detection and compensation system ensures excellent repeatable image quality for every print.
Canon imagePROGRAF TM Series Large Format Printers feature the LUCIA TD 5-colour all pigment ink system designed specifically for the CAD/GIS/poster making market. Canon LUCIA TD pigment inks are water resistant, enabling outdoor viewing and easy handling of drawings. The unique formulation of LUCIA TD inks enhances reactivity between pigment inks and media components. Pigments stay close on the media surface, allowing colours to be vivid, even on plain paper. LUCIA TD inks improve ink adhesion to the media and minimise 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 pigment inks also improves scratch and marker resistance so prints are far more durable than those printed with conventional dye inks. Canon imagePROGRAF TM Large Format 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. The LUCIA TD MBK is a newly developed pigment ink with high surface tension, resulting in less feathering, and lines remain crisp and sharp.
Canon imagePROGRAF TM Series large format printers incorporate a sophisticated, ergonomic design in a compact body, with fully -front accessible operation that enables the printers to be flush against a wall. The TM Series features easy roll paper loading with a natural posture and a colour touchscreen display for easy and intuitive operation. The Canon TM Series features state of the art noise reduction technology, making the new Canon TM Series one of the quietest large format printers on the market. The TM Series features a smaller exhaust fan, and the platen fan, for keeping paper flat for enhanced precision printing. With its new silencer design the TM Series cancels the noise from the platen fan, with the exhaust fan, reducing the main operation noise. The TM-Series large format printers incorporates further noise suppressing design, including the roll-feeding system which reduces the noise caused by paper vibration, and the cutter system which suppresses the cutting noise with clean and sharp performance. As a result, the Canon imagePROGRAF TM Series has significant reduction in the main operation noise by up to 60% relative to current models.
Canon's advanced L-COA PRO (Large Format Printer Common Architecture) image processor delivers faster high-quality output and print optimisation, even data-heavy HP-GL/2 files such as electrical CAD drawings with intricate lines can be processed quickly. L-COA PRO helps your printer carry out the most complex print jobs - where files can often exceed 200MB - with ease.
In addition, newly added disk encryption, protocol locking and secure data transmission makes the imagePROGRAF TM Series the most robust on the market with measures such as SNMPV3 and IPSec support to prevent leaks and intrusions.
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