Canon TM-255 A1 Large Format Printer


Original price was: £2,550.00.

Our Price: £998.00 + VAT

Canon TM-255 A1 printer ideal  for producing low to mid volumes of high quality drawings, maps and posters on demand in-house.

3 Years Lease

5 Years Lease


Canon TM-255 A1 printer


500 GB encrypted hard disk

128 GB standard memory

USB port

130 and 300 ml ink tanks

Ideal  for producing mid volumes of high quality drawings, maps and posters on demand in-house.

This sustainable A1 printer delivers ultra-sharp lines and colour vibrancy with an improved magenta ink.

Improved productivity and noise reduction and a compact design, perfect for small offices.

Design Supply an Accredited Canon Gold Partner with more than 35 years of experience in the large format printer market.

Design Supply offers expertise and knowledge in tailoring the exact solution for your specific application.


Canon imagePROGRAF TM-240, TM-255, TM-340, TM-350, TM-355 Large Format Printers



The Canon imagePROGRAF TM-255 delivers high quality CAD drawings, renderings, store sale signs, and school event posters. The TM-255 is ideal for daily printing, delivering brilliant image quality, improved productivity and reliability, more intuitive functionality and better environmental sustainability.

The Canon TM-255 features brilliant image quality, thanks to the improved Canon LUCIA TD magenta ink,  finer black line detail, improved Canon colour matching table, and the built-in colour calibration multi-sensor.

The Canon imagePROGRAF TM-255 large format printer features improved productivity and reliability.  Reliable productivity and faster processing time you’ll notice, including quick return from sleep mode, and saving time trimming excess margins with borderless printing, delivering full bleed images of any size, straight from the device.

Designed for practicality, usability, and convenience, the Canon TM-255 fits into compact environments easily with its linear and lean design and fully front-accessible operation, means it can be placed flush against a wall. Easy and intuitive to operate, the Canon TM-255 features flat top design, smart media handling and an adjustable display panel. Canon’s 5-colour, 130 and 300 ml all pigment Canon LUCIA TD inks offer excellent weather  resistance enabling easy handling of drawings and posters, indoor and outdoor.

The TM-255 features improved sustainability and 30% lower energy consumption and power reduction during standby and less noise printing makes it ideal for quiet offices.Help meet your environmental goals with the TM-255, now packaged with recyclable cardboard, following the discontinued use of petroleum derived polystyrene foam in packing materials.

Direct printing from a USB drive is available with the TM-255.  Print JPEG and PDF files via a USB drive to the printer’s USB port. Print preview is displayed on the operational panel, so data can be reviewed before printing, preventing file selection errors and other mistakes.

The TM-255 includes an encrypted 500 GB HDD for additional security requirements such as pin code printing and new uniFLOW integration.




Brilliant Image Quality

The Canon imagePROGRAF TM-255 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 uniquely 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 5-colour all pigment LUCIA TD inks are available in 130 and 300 ml, and deliver improved magenta  and black print quality on plain paper and higher density clearer lines and text on uncoated paper with vivid colour expression.

The improved LUCIA TD magenta ink expands the colour gamut and improves the  clarity and vibrancy of red, perfect for high-precision CAD drawings and posters alike.  The TM-255 delivers better and brighter reds, especially for company logos and corporate colours.

The Canon Lucia TD Inks include two types of black inks with different surface tension.  Matte Black (MBK) ink with high surface tension enables minimal spreading of ink droplets, and pigment remains near the surface.  This is suitable for producing crisp lines and dense text with minimal feathering. Black lines are sharper and more crisp making small text and detailed expression like hatching is better reproduced with the TM-255.

Print vivid posters with intense and vivid colours, even on plain paper with the newly designed colour matching table for the TM-255 . Increased saturation and density improves visibility, producing posters that are printed in vivid and deep colours. Combined with the new Magenta LUCID Ink, true red lines are achieved. Posters, including corporate colours, will be more consistent and accurate.

The TM-255  includes a built-in colour calibration multi-sensor, ideal for users with multiple Canon printers in multiple locations.  The colour density sensor delivers colour stability and consistency among multiple Canon printers, by compensating for individual differences in print head and variations in ouput colour due to aging.

Improved Productivity and Reliability

The Canon imagePROGRAF TM-255 large format printer features enhanced performance with high speed printing of 20 seconds for A1 prints. The 6-channel, 1.07 print head optimises ink transfer and delivers 2400 x 1200 dpi resolution.

The Canon TM-255 features the L-COA Pro II processing engine with up to 28% faster productivity than the previous Canon TM Series. The L-COA PRO II returns to printing faster from sleep mode, provides faster processing page-to page, improves PDF print performance and lowers total power consumption.

The Canon TM-255 features borderless printing. Borderless printing can be performed on rolls of all standard widths by printing until outside of the media to eliminate the margins,  or non-standard widths through highly accurate margins.  The borderless printing technology embedded in the TM-255 includes an advanced multi-sensor that detects the edge of the paper in real time, to print to the inside edge of the paper.  The advanced multi-sensor algorithm enables and controls the position to start printing by considering the thickness of the paper and the position of the printhead and borderless printing is achieved by accurate margin adjustment.  Further fine correction of printing position can by achieved by using an adjustment chart.  Borderless printing is possible on all roll paper widths, regardless of paper type or paper size. You can even produce three-sided borderless prints for target image sizes, so you only need to cut one side to finish. 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 TM-255 includes an internal encrypted 500GB hard disk and with 128GB standard memory and 2GB of physical memory, making no print job is too complex. The TM-255 supports direct printing of PDF’s from a USB stick, without the use of a PC or computer.

More Intuitive Functionality

The Canon TM-255 features flat top design, creating  a worktop area for replacing roll paper or checking print samples. The roll cover features improved visibility.

Canon’s smart media handling for the TM-255 includes automatic paper feed, automatic paper detection, and an automatic estimate of remaining amount, reducing mistakes in paper settings and contributing to operation efficiency.  When using roll media, the media type is detected automatically, as well as remaining paper length.

The Canon imagePROGRAF TM-255 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.

The Canon TM-255 features a  tilting touchscreen panel, which  displays media type, media size, remaining length and remaining ink amount, removing the guesswork for multiple users.  Adjust the angle for easy viewing and the LCD panel size from 3 to 4.3 inches for best readability.

The Canon TM-255 features 130 and 300 ml ink tanks, installed at the front  of the printer. Canon LUCIA TD inks can be replaced during printing for maximum productivity.

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. LUCIA TD  pigment inks suppress bleeding at the edges of thin lines, achieving high quality text and lines by precisely controlling the position where ink droplets land in bi-directional printing.  In addition to high quality CAD prints the Canon TM-255 delivers vivid posters on plain papers and outdoor poster solutions. Pigment inks are used in all colours, minimising fading and increasing the longevity of the prints.

Environmental sustainability

State of the art noise reduction technology make the new Canon TM-255 one of the quietest machines on the market, ideal for small spaces. The low vibration motor, silencer and other technologies reduce the printing noise, making the printer less distracting, even next to your desk. The previous TM Series have a operating noise of 44 dB, the TM-255, TM-350, TM-355 have 1/2 of the operation noise at 41 dB.

The Canon L-COA PRO II processor lowers total power consumption,  returns to printing faster from sleep mode, provides faster processing page-to page, and improves PDF print performance.

Software Solutions for the Canon TM-255 Large Format Printer include Poster Artist, Direct Print Plus, Free Layout Plus, Media Configuration Tool, Account Manager, Quick Utility Toolbox and Device Management Console. 

Poster Artist enables anyone to easily design stylish posters and flyers.  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! Make posters in a web browser,  or select a template to create a new poster, or select a theme in Poster Artist and print right away to a Canon printer.

Direct Print Plus is a job submission tool for efficient output workflow.  Multiple files of different file formats can be efficiently printed with simple drag and drop operation. Quickly view previews and make print settings immediately, and use minimum one click print, to streamline your workflow.  Direct Print Plus prevents failed printing with smart warning messages including missing image and paper mismatch.

Free Layout Plus gives you the ability to easily create large-size prints of documents from familiar software like Microsoft Office including PowerPoint and Word or Adobe PhotoShop and extra-large posters by combining multiple printer-width prints.    Free Layout Plus also enables the creation and printing of folded, double-sided posters for hanging.

Media Configuration Tool allows the editing media information such as changing names and order of media in operation panel or Printer driver.  Custom media information can be added to suit individual printing needs and purposes.

Account Manager calculates cost of ink and paper used. 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. Data can be compiled by department or by user. Quick Utility Toolbox enables one touch activation of functions you want to use. Device Management Console enables centralised management of multiple printers including the TM Series.

All Canon TM Software is available to download from the Web. The TM-255/355/350 also supports CALS G4 (submission via FTP only) and PDF (Ver 1.7).  All TM Printers work with Apple AirPrint.

Additional roll holders are available for the Canon imagePROGRAF TM-255.  The TM -255 also has an IC Card Reader Holder for added security.  The TM-255 is also available in an MFP solutions, the Canon imagePROGRAF TM-255 MFP Lm 24, 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-255, 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-255 printer with 2 GB standard memory and 500 GB encrypted hard disk: 6238C003AA
  • 1 x Print head PF-06: 2352C001AB
  • 1 x Set starter ink tanks (MBK: 130 ml, BK/C/M/Y: 90 ml)
  • Installation guide
  • UK Power cable
  • Safety/Standard Environment leaflet
  • LFP Eur address sheet
  • Important information sheet
  • Notice for PosterArtist WEB
  • 12 month warranty

Software available as Download from Web:

  • Device Management Console
  • Quick Utility Toolbox
  • PosterArtist
  • Direct Print Plus
  • Free Layout Plus
  • Media Configuration Tool
  • Account Manager
  • Other software


  • 2″/3″ Roll Holder: RH2-28: 1153C005AA
  • IC Card Reader Holder: RA-02: 4976C002AA


  • Ink Tank  300ml (M): PFI-321: 6269C001AA
  • Ink Tank 300ml (MBK, BK, C, Y): PFI-320: 2889C001AA, 2890C001AA, 2891C001AA, 2893C001AA
  • Ink Tank  130ml (M): PFI-121: 6267C001AA
  • Ink Tank 130ml (MBK, BK, C, Y): PFI-120: 2884C001AA, 2885C001AA, 2886C001AA, 2888C001AA
  • Print Head: PF-06: 2352C001AB
  • Maintenance Cartridge: MC-31:  1156C005AC
  • Cutter blade: CT-08: 1155C002AA

Warranty & Support Options:



Canon imagePROGRAF TM-255 Datasheet

Canon imagePROGRAF TM-240 Datasheet

Canon imagePROGRAF TM-340 Datasheet

Canon imagePROGRAF TM-350 and Canon imagePROGRAF TM-355 Datasheet

Canon imagePROGRAF TM-240 MFP Lm24 Datasheet

Canon imagePROGRAF TM-255 MFP Lm24 Datasheet

Canon imagePROGRAF TM-340 MFP Lm36

Canon imagePROGRAF TM-350 MFP Lm36 and Canon imagePROGRAF TM-355 MFP Lm36 Datasheet

Canon imagePROGRAF TM-350 MFP Z36 and Canon imagePROGRAF TM-355 MFP Z36 Datasheet



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.  The LUCIA TD Magenta ink is newly developed for the TM-240, TM-255, TM-340, TM-350, and TM-355 printers, delivering more vivid reds and a wider colour gamut.

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  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.

State of the art noise reduction technology continues to improve with  Canon TM-240, TM-255, TM-340, TM-350 and TM-355,  making them the quietest machines on the market, ideal for small spaces. The low vibration motor, silencer and other technologies reduce the printing noise, making the printer less distracting, even next to your desk. The previous TM Series have a operating noise of 44 dB, the TM-255, TM-350, TM-355 have 1/2 of the operation noise at 41 dB, and the TM-240 and TM-340 have 1/3 of the operation noise at 39 dB.

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.

The Canon L-COA Pro II processing engine used with the TM-240, TM-255, TM-340, TM-350 and TM-355  has up to 28% faster productivity than the previous Canon TM Series. The L-COA PRO II returns to printing faster from sleep mode, provides faster processing page-to page, improves PDF print performance and lowers total power consumption.

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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