Canon unveils four new imagePrograf printers
Friday, September 3, 2021
Canon has launched four new imagePrograf printers that it said offer high value-added output for graphics applications.
Unveiled this week, the new wide-format models include the imagePrograf 44-inch (1.12m) GP-4000, and the 24-inch (610mm) GP-2000, which use 10 ink colours including red, orange, green, and violet, plus fluorescent pink.
The 36-inch (914mm) imagePrograf GP-300, and 24-inch (610mm) GP-200, which use MBK, BK, C, M, and Y, plus fluorescent pink inks are also now available.
Canon UK & Ireland head of product marketing Joe Courts said: “As retail, hospitality and leisure businesses focus on reopening and recovery, bright, vibrant promotional poster graphics have a critical role to play in grabbing consumers’ attention, driving footfall and stimulating sales.
“For graphics producers, creative agencies and in-house print departments serving these businesses, the new imagePrograf GP Series printers have been developed to make vivid colours pop and bring campaign visuals to life, print after print.”
He added: “With a choice of four GP printer models offering 10 or five pigmented aqueous inks, plus fluorescent pink ink and three different printing widths, businesses of all sizes can reproduce a wider colour gamut and add zing with fluorescent pink – creating eye-catching posters that really pack a punch."
Canon said Radiant Infusion technology layers the newly developed fluorescent pink ink with the other inks on the paper surface during printing, which enables bright and soft colour reproduction.
The bundled PC software PosterArtist Lite, meanwhile, is said to enable users to easily create high impact posters.
Canon said the imagePrograf GP series printers have been awarded the world’s first Pantone-calibrated license for ‘Pantone Pastels and Neons Guide – Coated’, which includes fluorescent and pastel colours.
Additionally, the GP-4000 and GP-2000 models achieved 99% coverage of the ‘Pantone Formula Guide Solid – Coated’, which is used in a wide range of applications such as printing and design. For this these machines obtained a further Pantone-calibrated license.
Canon told Printweek the new GP Series is additional to its portfolio and does not replace any of the existing devices that are currently in the Canon range.
The manufacturer is finalising the pricing for the new machines and said, “these will be available soon and the devices will be competitively priced”.