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Canon's new WG7700 series A3 inkjet printers can print up to 80 pages per minute

By Ng Chong Seng - on 24 May 2019, 10:37am

Canon's new WG7700 series A3 inkjet printers can print up to 80 pages per minute

Canon has just announced the WG7740 and WG7750F, two inkjet printers that can print up to 70 and 80 pages per minute (ppm) respectively.

The WG7740 and WG7750F are a milestone for Canon as they’re the company’s first in-line printhead-based A3 inkjet printers designed for small to medium-sized enterprises.

The tech behind in-head printheads deserves an explanation. In a nut, the WG7700 series uses Canon’s new FINE (Full-photolithography Inkjet Nozzle Engineering) in-line printhead, which spans across the width of the page and remains stationary during printing.

Now that the printhead doesn’t move, the likeliest reason for inaccurate ink droplet placement would be airflow disturbances when the paper moves at high speeds. To counter that, the new FINE printhead has a unique array of ink nozzle chips. Canon is also touting new in-nozzle ink circulation and dual-sensor ink discharge detection technologies, which in short, are there to ensure ink density and ejection consistency. There’s also a new quick-drying pigment ink infused with a special resin emulsion to provide higher color density and stop paper from curling.

The WG7700 series is also constructed differently from most laser and LED printers. Because of its straight-line paper feeding and angled printhead placement, paper jams should occur at a lower rate versus other printers in this speed class. The paper jam recovery covers also open on the paper path side of the device, so users are free to place the printer along the wall or at a corner.

The WG7700 comes with an automatic document feeder (ADF), too, which scans at a maximum rate of 40 images per minute (ipm) for single-sided documents. Better yet, thanks to the dual contact image sensor scanner, single-pass duplex scanning can be done at a very fast 65 ipm speed.

The WG7700 series uses four ink cartridges (the usual black, cyan, magenta, and yellow) available in XL and XXL capacities and a user-replaceable maintenance cartridge. The high-capacity cartridges can print up to 20,000 pages in mono and up to 16,500 pages in color. For businesses that print a lot, Canon is selling an add-on cassette that will bring maximum paper capacity to 2,250 sheets.

The Canon WG7740 and WG7750F will be available from June onwards, with pricing available upon request.