Canon are soon to be launching a new Pro series range of Printers. The new range will include;
- Pro 1000 – 12 colour (Available Now)
- Pro 2000 – 12 colour (Stock Expected August)
- Pro 4000 – 12 colour (Stock Expected August)
- Pro 4000s – 8 colour (Stock Expected August)
- Pro 6000s – 8 colour (Stock Expected August)
Canon are once again making huge strides in the photographic world. Canon are keeping the momentum from the recent release of the Pro 1000 machine, (desktop A2) by releasing another four well advanced wide format printers.
A few key differences and advances from the previous ranges is that the 12 colour machines now use Canon’s Chroma Optimizer system, which is ultimately designed to ensure the maximum print quality, whilst making images more robust and scratch proof. It has also been proven to widen the colour gamut across all medias.
The new machines are also using one printhead as opposed to the two printhead’s that previous models have always had. Canon have put there neck on the line by saying the new One head system is more efficient and reducing the chances of the heads clogging. Also this will reduce maintenance costs for users as despite the Printhead is worth 1/3 more than older models, it is only one head you need, not the two. So for larger print companies who stock printheads in case of errors, with the year warranty on the one head this will eliminate the need to stock heads seasonally.
The big fundamental change on the new Canon Pro series machines is the ability to have two papers loaded at the same time. The dual feed is a big wake up call to the market. For production houses, or small print shops to be able to have a Gloss photo paper loaded as well as a Cotton canvas loaded simultaneously, this will save a tremendous amount of time if tracked over the course of the year. It takes the Canon machines just 60 seconds to change between roll 1 and roll 2 when printing. (We all know it takes a lot longer than that to change paper in between jobs)
The Pro 4000s and 6000s with the 8 ink cartridges are still aimed at the poster and signage world. With quicker print speeds due to the one printhead, which means the carriage does not need to travel the same distance to cover the substrate, whilst maintaining the highest print quality, this machine will be a big favourite we are sure of.
As well as the machines now looking slicker, and closer related to the Canon digital camera range. Black models with the red trim, they are also smaller in size which is good to know for business’s and home owners. The size of the Canon 6000S (60inch) is the same size as the previous 8400 model. So now only are Canon taking into consideration the print quality, speed of print, but they are also being conscious to the size of the machines which is a big help to all.
Some other changes to the machine itself is the menu is now touch screen, there is also a direct USB print slot, where you can take images from a Memory stick and print without having to use any RIP software’s or plug ins whatsoever. A great tool for Print stores using generic photo papers and wanting fastest turn around as possible.
So all in all we believe that the new Canon Pro series printers are the best the market will have seen to date.
Keep you eyes peeled for the new machines to be released. We expect mid August for stock to be available.