Developed to benefit entry-level print customers, Canon U.S.A., Inc., is excited to announce the new imagePROGRAF large format 5-Color 24-inch TA-20 and 36-inch TA-30 printers. The TA Series offers end users Canon’s high-quality software and overall brand value in a cost-efficient, easy-to-use solution built to help stimulate workflow and productivity for small businesses and first-time large-format print users.
The multi-purpose imagePROGRAF TA Series is great for posters, technical documents, and designs. These new devices provide users the ability to print on water resistant media for outdoor signage by utilizing Canon’s high yield TD pigment ink. Unlike printers that use dye ink, the TA Series uses pigment ink that can produce posters that can be used for up to six months outdoors—no lamination needed when using Canon’s water resistant media! With the ability to print borderless on all paper sizes, these models help eliminate the need for manual cutting. With wireless capabilities, users can print from anywhere in the office.
The TA printers also include Canon’s free poster creation software, PosterArtist Lite, allowing customers to easily design and print professional posters. These devices also come standard with a layout software enabling users to easily nest images minimizing paper waste and can print directly from Microsoft Office with ease.
As seen through its fast print speeds and precise ink placement, the TA Series incorporates features designed to stand out in the current market. With the ability to print a 24-by-36 inch document or poster in as fast as 27 seconds, on plain paper using Fast (Q5) mode, Canon’s technology gets the job done. The series’ air-feeding system offers end users high quality, consistent printing which is designed to help increase productivity by helping the paper to remain straight to reduce wrinkles and paper jams.
“In order to evolve in the competitive large-format inkjet market, it is important for companies to develop productive, user-friendly solutions intended to meet customer and market demands,” said Shinichi Yoshida executive vice president and general manager, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “With the new TA Series, users now have access to a printer complete with a full set of ink and software suite for a streamlined customer experience that is ready right out of the box.”
The TA printers ship standard with a total of 330 ml ink, 164 percent more ink than the comparable HP device, and 157 percent more ink than the comparable Epson device currently offered.
The TA-20 and TA-30 devices are compact, quiet printers created to fit into small office spaces and cause less disruption in the workplace. To benefit overall user experience, these models feature a cost-efficient economy print mode, which allows for 40 percent less ink usage than standard mode. Additionally Canon provides an on-the-fly ink tank technology that gives users the ability to replace ink during printing, helping to reduce the amount of media and ink wasted.
For added ease of use, features include instructional videos to help entry-level users get the greatest knowledgeable value from their device. Users are able to access these informational videos by scanning the QR code displayed on the printer’s operation panel on their smart phone.