Melville, NY—Canon USA added imagePrograf Pro series printers: the Pro-6100, Pro-4100, Pro-2100, Pro-6100S and Pro-4100S models. The large-format solutions offer new technologies for photographers as well as fine art and signage applications.
Canon says the new printers utilize a “first-of-its-kind” intelligent automatic media feeding and reading system. As a result, operators can move away from the printer after placing the roll in the machine; they do not have to feed it or select the media type. After the roll is loaded, the media is automatically fed while a built-in multi-sensor measures the surface reflection and media thickness to identify the media type.
This new technology can automatically detect the media length as well, without operators printing a barcode as with previous devices. Moreover, the new units print borderless on all standard and custom widths—a time- and cost-saving feature added to benefit print professionals.
“Print has the ability to bring ideas to life, and Canon is happy to provide its customers with the ability to do so more efficiently through the new imagePrograf Pro series,” said Shinichi Yoshida executive vice president and general manager, Canon USA, Inc.
“Utilizing Canon’s intelligent media feeding and reading system, our customers can now spend more time exploring their creativity, and less time having to deal with the manual hassle of feeding rolls into the machine.”
imagePrograf Pro Series Features
The Pro printers provide customers with an easy-to-use experience that values time as well as productivity. With an intuitive, upgraded 4.3-inch touch-screen operation panel, they offer better operability and visibility. For added usability, the three main functions—media switching, feeding and cutting—are hard buttons on the front of the product’s interface. As a result, operators do not have to navigate through multiple functions. Moreover, the printers were updated with a transparent clear window that allows users to see whether printing has begun, as well as check printed images and the printing size.
What’s more, the standard, built-in multi-sensor enables easier and economical color calibration for consistent color reproduction from print to print. With the Device Management Console software, production professionals with multiple printers can centralize status and color management across various devices. The series also boasts advanced security features; they include support of PIN printing to protect data and increased administrative control of end-user printing.
In addition, users now have the ability to turn off the chroma optimizer per individual media type. This allows more creative control of the printing process. The new printers also include as standard a variety of creative and workflow software for large-format printing environments.
The software features include Professional Print & Layout, which supports auto nesting and achieves a streamlined workflow for printing photos. It also gives customers the ability to create and save custom template designs, ideal for wedding packages. In addition, Direct Print & Share permits users to batch print files and create hot folders for drag-and-drop printing.
Canon’s new imagePrograf Pro printers are now available.