Boosting Performance and Productivity; Propelling Business Growth
Selangor (20 November 2014) — The Professional Printing Products (PPP) Division of Canon Marketing (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd has proudly released three latest additions to its imagePROGRAF range of large format printers – the iPF681, iPF781 and iPF786, at a launch event organised exclusively for Canon dealers at Saujana Resort, Selangor at a recent event.
Attending the launch were Wataru Nishioka, President & CEO of Canon Malaysia and Norifumi Kitajima, Senior General Manager of Canon Inc., Japan, as well as 80 invited guests.
“The three large format printers introduced today are Canon’s most advanced models in the imagePROGRAF series thus far. Incorporating Canon’s unique hardware and software technologies, these models promise greater image quality, faster output speeds and offer enhanced user experience to heighten business productivity and efficiency; all of which are crucial in professional precision printing,” said Nishioka.
One of the main highlights of the event was the Touch-and-Feel demonstration of the iPF681, iPF781 and iPF786. Guests had a hands-on experience of the printers’ advanced Computer-Aided Design (CAD) and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) data printing capabilities for various media including blueprints, product specifications, billboards, banners, posters and signages.
Fast and efficient
Users across various industries – from construction, engineering and manufacturing-related industries to government and educational institutions – will certainly be impressed with the fast printing capabilities of the latest models. In particular, the iPF681 records an output speed of 25 seconds for A1-sized documents, whilst the iPF781 and iPF786 takes a mere 21 seconds to generate documents of the same size – a significant 20% improvement from its predecessors.
Interruptions to workflow are also minimised with the iPF681, iPF781 and iPF786’s additional support for 300ml large volume ink tanks, on top of the conventional 130ml ink cartridges. The use of both cartridges in various combinations increases cost efficiency and decreases downtime for cartridge replacement.
Enhanced print quality
All three printers are equipped with a new magenta ink within the five-colour dye/pigment reactive ink system which improves the image quality and colour vibrancy. Besides generating eye-catching images with vivid reds and yellows in collaterals such as posters, the new ink also delivers enhanced visibility of red lines, text and graphic elements in various media including maps as well as CAD and GIS drawings.
Designed to take up minimal space within the office, the iPF681, iPF781 and iPF786 also enable users to load paper rolls quickly and easily. Additionally, the iPF681 features a Flat Stacker/Basket that allows users to conveniently stack up to 20 pages of 24 x 36 inch plain paper prints, thereby reducing the number of trips needed to collect their prints.
The models’ innovative designs are matched by Canon’s intuitive software, allowing users to expand their workflows and increase business performance and productivity. With Canon’s cloud portal software solution, Direct Print & Share 2.0, users may easily view, share and print images and documents of different files types including PDF, TIFF, JPEG and HP-GL/2 from a remote location. Meanwhile, the solution’s new ‘Shortcut Print’ feature enables users to drag and drop documents and folders they wish to print right onto their desktops for a more streamlined workflow.
To top it off, users have the option to utilise Canon’s newly-developed mobile application, the imagePROGRAF Print Utility, to preview, print, and adjust the number of copies and desired output quality of large-format documents directly from an iPad when both devices are connected to the same network.
Commenting on today’s latest releases, Kitajima said, “Canon has always made it a priority to help businesses grow. By incorporating the latest technologies and innovation in all our products, they can perform better, faster and more efficiently. Our three printer models – the iPF681, iPF781 and iPF786 – are testament to this. The powerful combination of Canon’s proprietary hardware and software paves the way for a smoother workflow and higher performance.”
The imagePROGRAF iPF681, iPF781 and iPF786 are now available at authorised Canon distributors and dealers.