Canon has launched two new wide-format printers to be used for technical and architectural applications, according to largeformatreview.com.
The Canon ImagePrograf iPF760 and iPF765 printers have been created to replace - among other older models in the range - the iPF755 and can print at resolutions of 2,400 x 1,200 dots per inch. They should be available in the UK from next month.
With the capability to produce large posters and technical documents in colour, the printers are being aimed towards those in the Computer-Aided Design (CAD) - i.e. the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (EAC) and Geographical Information System areas.
At 914mm wide, the printers incorporate several new features - including a horizontal A1 document stacking basket and a 250GB hard drive in the iPF765. Simple to use, the printers boast audio alerts when cartridges need replacing to make maintenance far easier. Plus a reserve ink supply means that a print job won't stop part-way through should ink run out.
Commenting on the launch, Yuichi Miyano, Canon Europe's director of large-format solutions, told printweek.com: "Building on the success of the ImagePrograf range, Canon has upgraded and enhanced the features of its current models to enable customers to continue to grow in the CAD, GIS and AEC markets.
"High quality, large format prints can now be simply, quickly and continuously produced in an office of any size, without interruption and without occupying substantial office space."