New large format printers from Canon in September 2008

Available from Design Supply the new Canon imagePROGRAF iPF810 and imagePROGRAF iPF820

The Canon imagePROGRAF iPF810 and imagePROGRAF iPF820 are both five-colour dye and pigment printers that combine fast output production speeds with efficient ink usage and a low total cost of ownership, making them two of the most appealing printers in the sector.

The imagePROGRAF iPF810 and iPF820 are capable of reproducing A1 prints in 24 seconds and A0 prints in 47 seconds, significantly faster than some of their market leading rivals. In addition, they can reproduce fine line widths down to 0.02mm1, with a range accuracy of 0.1%1, a factor that is crucial in the CAD / GIS markets where precision in building plans, maps and technical designs is critical.

The iPF810 and iPF820 are both geared towards the CAD/GIS Production and Print-For-Pay environments where fast, cost effective printing is the requirement and an ideal solution for companies who are not equipped with their own LFP capability.

The other option is for large corporate CAD and GIS companies, and local governments with multiple users who need fast, high capacity printers for fast turnaround to produce large amounts of documents.

The major difference between the printers is the iPF820 is equipped with a dual roll capability with auto switching, enabling it to handle large print runs with different types and sizes of media. The iPF810, on the other hand, has an optional take-up unit for fast consecutive printing and enabling unmanned printing.

Both printers are capable of borderless printing – a feature unique to Canon – saving time in finishing by removing the need for edge trimming. “Hot swap” ink tanks in 330ml and 700ml capacity enables the user to switch ink cartridge units on the fly, without interrupting the print run.

An 80GB hard drive also provides the capacity to store repeat jobs to queue print jobs to the devices and dedicate up to 30 different mailboxes to individual clients, jobs or users. For security, files can be selected not to save, or safely deleted from the hard drive, for additional peace of mind.

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