Canon Australia introduces a new range of large format inkjet printers for the CAD and poster printing markets. Available in a choice of 4 models and 4 MFP solutions, Canon’s new imagePROGRAF TM series incorporates many of the features available in the high-end TX printers including new core technologies, fully pigment 5-colour LUCIA TD ink, a print head with six integrated 1.07-inch wide tips, and the L-COA PRO image processor.

The new imagePROGRAF TM series primarily addresses the needs of the midrange/ entry level segments by assuring the acclaimed Canon print quality and speed. Sharp line drawings and vibrant posters are possible even on economical uncoated paper or inkjet plain paper. The TM series’ specifications and performance encourage deployment by smaller offices and companies as well as open-plan studios and similar environments.

For instance, TM printers are quieter by up to 60 per cent in comparison with the imagePROGRAF iPF series with all distracting noises eliminated, ensuring a more comfortable working environment. Features such as compact dimensions, fully front-accessible operations and flush wall installation allow easy set-up in limited spaces.

Key features of Canon’s new imagePROGRAF TM series inkjet printers include newly-developed LUCIA TD 5-colour pigment ink capable of reproducing fine lines and clear text required for printing CAD drawings, even when using plain paper that lacks ink-absorbing layers; high colouring on plain inkjet paper enabling the output of vivid, low-cost posters on plain paper, contributing to economical and efficient in-house printing; improved print head scanning and reduced time between processing each print; and option to add one of Global Scanning’s fast, high quality scanners, including the T36/T25 with a user-friendly touchscreen display to create the perfect multifunctional office companion.

For continuous printing of drawings on A1 landscape plain paper in the fastest mode, the imagePROGRAF TM-300/305 can produce 144 prints per hour, representing an increase in speed of up to 23 per cent compared to its predecessor, the imagePROGRAF iPF series.

Canon will also release 4 types of waterproof poster media with adhesive backing that achieves excellent weather resistance, enabling users to create outdoor signage suitable for a variety of scenarios.

Models in Canon’s imagePROGRAF TM series:

Standard 24” and 36” models: imagePROGRAF TM-200; imagePROGRAF TM-205 (includes HDD); imagePROGRAF TM-300; imagePROGRAF TM-305 (includes HDD)

24” and 36” MFP solutions: imagePROGRAF TM-200 MFP L24ei; imagePROGRAF TM-205 MFP T25 (with touch-screen scanner); imagePROGRAF TM-300 MFP L36ei; imagePROGRAF TM-305 MFP T36 (with touch-screen scanner) [All scanners are manufactured by Global Scanning (UK).]