Canon unveils new imagePrograf iPF670 and iPF770 printers

Canon imagePrograf iPF670 Wide-Format Printer.
Canon imagePrograf iPF670 Wide-Format Printer.

Canon U.S.A.’s new large-format printers – the 24” iPF670 and 36” iPF770 – provide cost-effective solutions for low-volume, on-demand prining environments. They support a variety of applications including posters, presentations, technical documents, drawings, company announcements and enlargements. Both offer advanced technology to assist small businesses in maximizing ROI. Economy Print Mode, auto-rotation and nesting help reduce total cost of operation by minimizing media waste and maintenance. Accounting Manager software that monitors costs and allocates consumables’ expenses comes standard – and tracks print jobs by user to calculate ink and media costs.

Canon imagePrograf iPF770 Wide-Format Printer.
Canon imagePrograf iPF770 Wide-Format Printer.

Both feature on-the-fly ink replacement design, consistent quality of print across various paper types, and the ability to print from mobile devices and share and print files directly from the cloud. In its fastest mode, the iPF770 can produce an A1 (23.39″ x 33.11″) print in about 25 seconds, said Canon. The printers have a space-saving design with fully front-accessible operation for flush-wall installation. There is also an assisted top-loading feature for easy media loading – plus, the iPF670 is available without a stand for customers seeking a desktop model. Both include software designed to be simple and intuitive, making high-quality printing possible for individuals of any level of experience.

The models also come standard with PosterArtist Lite poster-creation software that includes standard features such as templates, clip art and images for creation of posters, signs and banners. The new devices use a five-colour dye/pigment reactive replacement ink system using 130 ml ink tanks, including a reformulated magenta ink to help produce more vivid reds and yellows. Canon added that the inks provide outstanding adhesion to media, are scratch-resistant and marker-resistant, and help produce crisp and legible text. The printers include Canon’s high-density PF-04 printhead that uses 15,360 nozzles to lay down 4 picolitre droplets of ink.

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Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.