Canon Launches World’s First Giant Format Printer with Aqueous Pigment Fluorescent Pink Ink for Excessive Worth Added Output and Graphics Functions


MELVILLE, N.Y., Sept. 28, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Canon U.S.A., Inc., a pacesetter in digital imaging options, continues to deliver new and thrilling improvements to large-format printing.  Newly launched is the imagePROGRAF GP Collection, the world’s first* aqueous inkjet fashions to incorporate Fluorescent Pink ink. Comprised of the 24-inch imagePROGRAF GP-2000, 44-inch imagePROGRAF GP-4000, 24-inch imagePROGRAF GP-200 and 36-inch imagePROGRAF GP-300, this sequence produces vivid neon colours for top worth added output and graphics that can captivate client’s consideration and will assist to extend print enterprise alternatives.

“Radiant Infusion”, a singular Canon expertise, layers the Fluorescent Pink ink with different inks on the paper floor throughout printing, to create brilliant and mushy colour replica. This enables for the printing of excessive colour graphics that assist the enlargement of a enterprise’s printing capabilities.  The Fluorescent Pink ink will also be used to print in particular areas resembling textual content and objects to allow fluorescent colour expression that makes these areas stand out.  The consumer additionally has the choice to print with or with out the fluorescent ink fully.  These GP Collection inks can replicate the colours that signify one’s company model that may be tough to breed on a traditional inkjet printer. The Radiant Infusion expertise can be built-in into PosterArtist Lite software program to permit customers to create excessive impression posters simply.

“We’re proud to announce that the imagePROGRAF GP Collection has obtained the world’s first “PANTONE Calibrated”1,2 license for the PANTONE PASTELS & NEONS GUIDE Coated3 containing the extremely demanded fluorescent and pastel colours,” stated Iain Pike, Director of Licensing and Enterprise Growth, Pantone/X-Ceremony.   “Canon has additionally acquired PANTONE Calibrated licensing with two Pantone publications which expands the selection of colour specification and helps guarantee output outcomes match the precise colour seen within the Strong Coated Information by the designer.”

These gadgets enable the patron to duplicate excessive impression graphic posters, wall artwork and customized pop artwork that are perfect for the Millennial and Gen Z populations. These audiences, greater than ever earlier than, are buying gadgets with vivid neon and fluorescent colours that may be seen on these customized posters.

“We’re proud to ship on our dedication to develop pioneering options that reply the calls for of the trade and due to this fact improve enterprise potential for Canon prospects,” stated Shinichi Yoshida, government vice chairman and basic supervisor, Canon U.S.A., Inc.  “At this time Canon is happy to introduce the imagePROGRAF GP Collection, the world’s first aqueous inkjet fashions to incorporate a fluorescent colour.  This sequence was constructed with the widest colour gamut of any imagePROGRAF in historical past to simply produce vibrant, eye catching output.”

The imagePROGRAF GP-2000/4000 fashions have a 10-Shade pigment-based plus Fluorescent Pink ink set, which incorporates Inexperienced, Orange, Pink, Violet, Matte Black, Black, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Grey colours. This ink mixture helps increase the vary of colour replica to realize the most important colour gamut within the historical past of the imagePROGRAF line-up.  The GP-2000/4000 fashions obtain 99% protection*4 of “PANTONE FORMULA GUIDE Strong Coated” and 97% protection of “PANTONE PASTELS & NEONS GUIDE coated3.  The GP-2000/4000 come outfitted with a built-in multi-sensor which helps allow simple and economical colour calibration for constant colour replica from print to print, in addition to from printer to printer.  As well as, these fashions are outfitted with Clever Media Dealing with, which permits the operator to put the roll within the machine and the printer will robotically load the paper and detect media size, width and sort. An optionally available Multifunction Roll System is offered for these devises, which additionally makes use of Canon’s clever media dealing with.  It is a versatile media dealing with resolution system that permits both a second roll of media to be loaded within the printer, or the unit will be configured as a bi-directional media Take-up unit.  Options resembling these and the Radiant Infusion expertise make these gadgets ideally suited for print-for-pay, design places of work, proofing and signage markets.

The imagePROGRAF GP-200/300 printers have a 5-Shade pigment based mostly plus Fluorescent Pink ink set, which incorporates Matte Black, Black, Cyan, Magenta and Yellow colours. These printers assist Radiant Infusion for in-house manufacturing of enormous format prints with elevated enchantment and visibility in varied industries resembling retail shops, eating places, authorities places of work, faculties and basic places of work.  The compact design of those printers enable them to simply match within the small confinements of a classroom or firm workplace with out taking over an excessive amount of helpful work house.   For added comfort, all operator associated duties will be carried out from the entrance of the printer permitting for the machine to be flush in opposition to the wall, ideally suited for places with restricted house.

Bundled with PosterArtist Lite, Canon’s poster creation software program, customers are capable of create posters in 4 simple steps with included photographs and templates. The software program consists of new templates that help you create eye-popping, colourful photographs and posters in-house with ease.  Including much more worth to this included software program, Canon has partnered with picture inventory firms (Pixabay, Unsplash, Pexels) to supply much more of an intensive array of photographs that may be simply integrated into your customized poster design.  This software program has been up to date to assist Radiant Infusion expertise; “Vivid mode” helps make the complete picture vibrant in addition to “Spot mode” that prints fluorescent ink in particular areas to make these areas stand out.

The brand new GP Collection printers even have obtainable as commonplace, all kinds of artistic and workflow software program to assist improve the productiveness and effectivity of large-format printing environments. These software program options embody Direct Print Plus, Accounting Supervisor, Gadget Administration Console and rather more!

Main RIP5 distributors in designing, proofing output, print providers for big format printers, resembling Caldera, CGS, EFI, Eisfeld, ONYX, Colorbyte and SAi are making ready RIPs that assist the GP-4000/2000 fashions. Customers can use software program RIPs for any function with out altering their acquainted output workflow.

The imagePROGRAF GP Collection shall be obtainable to buy on October 1st with plans to start shipments in November 2021.

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* In main aqueous pigment large-format inkjet printer manufactures (excluding sublimation switch techniques). As of 09/27/2021, the day earlier than announcement). (Canon analysis)

1 As of September 27, 2021, in response to skilled providers carried out by Pantone underneath License Settlement between Canon, Inc. and Pantone LLC.

2  PANTONE is a trademark or registered trademark of Pantone LLC in the US and/or different nations.

3 PATONE PASTELS & NEONS GUIDE Coated colour gamut protection fee is 97% for GP-4000 / GP-2000 when utilizing Picture Paper Professional Premium Platinum with imagePROGRAF printer driver at [Poster/Photo (Fluorescent)] [Highest] (600dpi) and 85% for GP-300 / GP-200 when utilizing Premium Semi-Shiny Paper 2 with imagePROGRAF printer driver at [Poster/Photo (Fluorescent)] [High] (600dpi).

4  PANTONE FORMULA GUIDE Strong Coated colour gamut protection fee of GP-300 / GP-200 is 94% when utilizing Premium Semi-Shiny Paper 2 with imagePROGRAF printer driver at [Poster/Photo (Fluorescent)] [High] (600dpi).

5 Software program that converts information in a web page description language, resembling PostScript, right into a bitmap format that matches the decision of the printer. RIP stands for Raster Picture Processor.

Editorial Contact:
Siobhan Cullagh
Canon U.S.A., Inc.
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