Canon Adds iPF765 and iPF760 to imagePROGRAF Series
In conjunction with the 13th International Architecture, Interior Design and Building Exhibition Malaysia 2012 (ARCHIDEX), Canon recently announced the addition of two new large format printers to its award-winning imagePROGRAF series. The new 36-inch imagePROGRAF models, iPF765 and iPF760, will increase the efficiency of design and engineering professionals working in personal and small workgroups, helping them produce accurate and large technical documents in high volumes.
“With rapidly growing populations driving demand for infrastructure in the region and international architects turning to Asia for projects, design and engineering businesses in the region will need to enhance their capabilities and increase productivity to be able to fully capture this opportunity,” said Ooi Chik Hoe, Assistant Director of Business Imaging Solution, Canon Marketing Malaysia. “Incorporating feedback from our customers, the new imagePROGRAF printers are designed to meet their needs by delivering greater productivity and usability to businesses which require highly-detailed technical documents such as Computer-Aided Design (CAD), Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) and Geographical Information System (GIS) drawings.”
The new printers offer greater hard drive capacity, a more user-friendly design and enhanced accounting and security functions. With print speeds of up to 46 seconds for A0-size output and resolutions of up to 2400 x 1200 dots-per-inch with precise lines, the printers are designed for professionals who need speedy, precise and high-quality print outputs. Owing to the need to handle high resolution and large-sized files with complex images, the iPF765 also comes equipped with a 250GB hard drive, of which 32GB is dedicated solely for file processing.
Accounting functions built-in to the printers also allow users to obtain estimated printing costs for tracking in-house usage or billing clients by collecting and analyzing job log information, such as client ID, ink, media consumption, media type and output size. Additionally, robust security features including a network interface lock system allows administrators to disable USB ports and limit large-format print usage to authorized devices.
The iPF765 and iPF760 also has a sub-ink tank system, which allows ink replacement, even when printing is in progress, thus enhancing productivity for businesses operating in dynamic design environments. The devices are able to print documents of lengths up to 175 meters with raster image processing software, allowing continuous printing of CAD drawings on an entire roll of lightweight paper. A built-in Microsoft Office Print Plug-in also allows users to easily print large format printouts of documents, images or illustrations created by Microsoft Word, Excel or PowerPoint programs.
Designed to meet the ENERGY STAR Program for energy efficiency, the printers use less than 140W of power and are easy to operate, as it is to load media and ink replacements. Equipped with a new horizontal, flat stacking baskets to ensure that prints stay organized and flat once they are printed, these printers can also be flushed against the wall, so as to maximize workspace.
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