Canon Releasing Four New Large Format Printers

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Canon Releasing Four New Large Format Printers
Canon imagePROGRAF GP-4000.

According to Junichi Wachi – Director of LFP EMEA, Canon Europe – as retail, hospitality and leisure businesses across EMEA focus on reopening and recovery, bright, vibrant promotional poster graphics have a critical role to play in grabbing consumers’ attention, driving footfall and stimulating sales.

For graphics producers, creative agencies and in-house print departments serving these businesses, the new imagePROGRAF GP Series printers have been developed to make vivid colours pop, bringing campaign visuals to life, day after day and print after print.

Canon Europe is releasing four new imagePROGRAF series large format printers. These new models include the imagePROGRAF GP-4000 (112cm/44 inch) and GP-2000 (61cm/24 inch) that use 10 colours including red, orange, green and violet ink plus fluorescent pink ink, and the imagePROGRAF GP-300 (91cm/36 inch) and GP-200 (61cm/24 inch) that use 5 colours plus fluorescent pink ink.

‘With a choice of four GP printer models offering 10 or 5 pigmented aqueous inks plus fluorescent pink ink and three different printing widths, businesses of all sizes can reproduce a wider colour gamut and add zing with fluorescent pink to make eye-catching posters that really pack a punch. And these new large format printers are just as productive, efficient and easy to use as the rest of the imagePROGRAF family, so customers can focus on the future and get ready to come back brighter.’

The world’s first large format printer with aqueous pigment fluorescent ink (among major manufacturers of aqueous pigment large format printers excluding sublimation transfer system) achieves high impact graphical output.

A ‘Radiant Infusion’ technology layers a newly developed fluorescent pink ink with other inks on the paper surface during printing, which enables bright and soft colour reproduction, while the bundled PC software ‘PosterArtist Lite’ enables users to create high impact posters easily. In addition, the imagePROGRAF GP-4000/2000 features red, orange, green and violet inks that expand the range of colour reproduction to achieve the largest colour gamut for the imagePROGRAF series.

The new printers have received a ‘PANTONE™-calibrated’ licence for a wide range of applications. The series has been awarded the world’s first ‘PANTONE™-calibrated’ licence (as of 31/08 according to professional services performed by PANTONE™) for ‘PANTONE PASTELS and NEONS GUIDE Coated’ (1), which includes fluorescent and pastel colours. In addition, the GP-4000/2000 models achieved 99% coverage (2) of the ‘PANTONE FORMULA GUIDE Solid Coated’ used in a wide range of applications, such as printing and design, and obtained a further ‘PANTONE-calibrate’ licence. As the choice of colour specification at the time of design expands, it becomes possible to express the colour intended by the designer.

Main features of the imagePROGRAF GP-4000 and 2000

Canon Releasing Four New Large Format Printers
imagePROGRAF GP-2000 large format printer

– The world’s first large format printer with newly developed red, orange, green and violet and aqueous pigment fluorescent inks that realise high value-added output.

– The world’s first aqueous pigment large format printer with 10 colours plus fluorescent pink ink

– ‘Radiant Infusion’ technology layers a newly developed fluorescent pink ink, used for the first time in the world in a large format inkjet printer, with other inks on the paper surface during printing. This achieves bright and soft colour reproduction and enables more vivid printing. The bundled PC software, ‘PosterArtist Lite’, enables users to create high impact posters easily.

– In addition to the fluorescent pink ink, 10 colours, including four newly developed red, orange, green and violet inks, expand the range of colour reproduction to achieve the largest colour gamut for the imagePROGRAF series.

– Fluorescent pink ink can also be used to print specific areas such as text and figures in pink and orange to enable fluorescent colour expression that makes those areas stand out.

– Printing with and without fluorescent ink can be selected.

– The newly developed inks enable production for applications that demand faithful colour reproduction, such as: corporate colours – graphics that include fluorescent colours, which are difficult to reproduce with a conventional inkjet printer – and colour proofs with a wide colour gamut.

Main features of the imagePROGRAF GP-300 and 200

Canon Releasing Four New Large Format Printers
imagePROGRAF GP-300 large format printer

 

Canon Releasing Four New Large Format Printers
imagePROGRAF GP-200 large format printer

– The world’s first large format printer with aqueous pigment fluorescent ink achieves more eye-catching poster output.

– The world’s first aqueous pigment large format inkjet printer using fluorescent pink ink with 5 colour pigment ink.

– ‘Radiant Infusion’ technology that layers a newly developed fluorescent pink ink with other inks on the paper surface during printing, which enables bright and soft colour reproduction, and the bundled PC software, ‘PosterArtist Lite’, enables users to create colourful posters easily.

– Fluorescent pink ink can also be used to print specific areas such as text and figures to enable fluorescent colour expression that makes those areas stand out.

– Printing with and without fluorescent ink can be selected.

– With the ability to create compelling advertisements and posters, enhanced with fluorescent colours, the imagePROGRAF GP-300/200 support in-house production of large format outputs with increased appeal and visibility for various industries, such as retail stores, restaurants, government offices, schools and general companies.

– The bundled PC software ‘PosterArtist Lite’ enables easy creation of high-grade posters with vivid colours.

– All operations related to printing, such as setting and replacing roll paper and ink tanks and removing printouts, can be performed from the front of the printer. Since the printer can be installed flush against the wall, effective use of space is achieved, which means even retail stores, offices and other locations with limited space, can produce large format outputs.

– Print job data saved to the HDD can be printed directly from the printer without using a PC. This enables users to easily reprint without using a PC when additional printing is needed.

1. PANTONE PASTELS & NEONS GUIDE Coated color gamut coverage rate is 97% for GP-4000/2000 when using Photo Paper Pro Platinum with imagePROGRAF printer driver at [Poster/Photo (Fluorescent)] [Highest] (600dpi), and 85% for GP-300/200 when using Premium Semi-Glossy Paper 2 with imagePROGRAF printer driver at [Poster/Photo (Fluorescent)] [Highest] (600dpi).

2. PANTONE FORMULA GUIDE Solid Coated color gamut coverage rate of GP-300/200 is 94% when using Premium Semi-Glossy Paper 2 with imagePROGRAF printer driver at [Poster/Photo (Fluorescent)] [Highest] (600dpi).

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