|[February 27, 2014]
Canon U.S.A., Inc. Introduces a New Large Format Printer Series Offering Customers an Affordable and User-Friendly Printing Solution
MELVILLE, N.Y. --(Business Wire)--
Designed for the poster and infographics markets, Canon (News - Alert) U.S.A., Inc., a
leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the new SE Series
imagePROGRAF large format solution lineup. Consisting of the six-color
44-inch iPF8400SE Printer and 24-inch iPF6400SE Printer, the SE Series
offers a cost-effective easy-to-use solution for on-the-spot in-house
printing in retail, education and government industries.
"The addition of the new SE Series truly rounds out Canon's robust
lineup of large format printing solutions," said Sam Yoshida, vice
president and general manager, Marketing, Business Imaging Solutions
Group, Canon U.S.A. "Adding to the portfolios already expansive
capabilities, the SE Series now reaches customers looking to print
vibrant infographic-oriented posters at an affordable price."
Canon's newly developed six-color ink system utilizes LUCIA EX ink to
help achieve the vibrant color reproduction required for output such as
retail posters, while helping to ensure high-quality color printing.
Featuring the traditional Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black and Matte Black
inks, along with Red ink, users can expand the color gamut beyond
Canon's imagePROGRAF eight-color models in the yellow to red regions to
help produce vibrant and eye-catching posters. Through Canon's unique
nozzle design, one printhead delivers six colors through six channels
helping to deliver outstanding output from 15,360 individual nozzles.
Additionally, the LUCIA EX pigment ink system helps to provide
outstanding durable colors and scratch resistance for posters, POP
materials, and other applications.
Productivity Enhancing Performance
The SE Series boasts a variety of features designed for efficiency and
ease-of-use. Using the fast printing mode, the iPF SE Series can print
an A1/D sized poster on coated paper in approximately one minute. The
compact body design offers a small footprint for easy spacial
positioning, and the hot-swap ink tanks, which through the use of a
sub-ink tank system, allows the inks to be changed while a job is in
progress without stopping the print job. For added user convenience, an
operator assistance function can be set up on the device to provide
messages that notify the user of needed routine services to help limit
interruptions during print jobs.
Affordability and Cost-Savings Benefits
Through a product design that focuses on essential features, the SE
Series offers a low cost purchase option for small retailers and
busiesses. The SE Series incorporates cost-saving benefits such as
low-ink consumption through the Economy Printing mode. In this mode,
overall color density is reduced to help cut ink consumption by up to 50
percent compared to Standard mode. Large ink tanks*, an
additional cost-saving feature of the SE Series, are available to help
contribute to a lower total cost of operation. Adding to potential cost
savings, the Canon Printer Driver provides a free layout (nesting)
feature, allowing for various print jobs to be placed on one sheet of
Abundant Software Capabilities
To help simplify printing, the SE Series includes several workflow
solutions. PosterArtist Lite, allows for the fast and easy creation of
posters. With PosterArtist Lite users can benefit from pre-designed
templates, royalty-free images, clipart, backgrounds, frames, text
graphics, an image correction function that automatically corrects image
colors, and a Cut Out function to remove selected areas of an image. A
full version of PosterArtist is available for purchase which includes
additional pre-designed materials and advanced features such as Auto
Design, Variable Printing, Design Check, Ambient (News - Alert) Light Correction and
Advanced Image Editing.
In addition to PosterArtist Lite, the SE Series has several other
valuable software solutions. The Canon Printer Driver includes a new
poster print setting to help users create vivid and eye-catching
posters. Direct Print & Share** offers users cloud-based
sharing capabilities, and several other management tools to help enhance
set up and efficiency such as the Accounting Manager. This helps users
track printing cost and a Media Configuration Tool for the quick and
easy update of media information. Operating applications such as Print
Plug-in for Microsoft (News - Alert) Office® Suite are also included.
Along with these new printing solutions, Canon is also pleased to
announce the addition of a new Heavyweight Coated Paper HG, 145gsm to
its large format media lineup. This new media transitions Canon's
heavyweight coated offering from 140gsm to 145gsm, and is excellent for
the SE Series printers as users look to create their vibrant posters and
Canon imagePROGRAF models are available through Authorized Canon Dealers
and Premier Partner Resellers.
The manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) is $2,495 for the
iPF6400SE printer and $4,495 for iPF8400SE the printer.***
About Canon U.S.A., Inc.
Canon U.S.A., Inc., is a leading provider of consumer,
business-to-business, and industrial digital imaging solutions. With
approximately $36 billion in global revenue, its parent company, Canon
Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), ranks third overall in U.S. patents registered in 2013�
and is one of Fortune Magazine's World's Most Admired Companies in 2013.
In 2013, Canon U.S.A. has received the PCMag.com Readers' Choice Award
for Service and Reliability in the digital camera and printer categories
for the tenth consecutive year, and for camcorders for the past three
years. Canon U.S.A. is committed to the highest level of customer
satisfaction and loyalty, providing 100 percent U.S.-based consumer
service and support for all of the products it distributes. Canon U.S.A.
is dedicated to its Kyosei philosophy of social and environmental
responsibility. To keep apprised of the latest news from Canon U.S.A.,
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Canon and imagePROGRAF are registered trademarks of Canon Inc. in the
United States and may also be registered trademarks or trademarks in
other countries. All referenced product names, and other marks, are
trademarks of their respective owners.
*The iPF6400SE printer has the option for 300ml ink tanks,
which is more than double the amount of the 130ml tanks,
The iPF8400SE printer can utilize both 330ml or 700ml ink tanks.
** You must open a Google (News - Alert) Cloud account to take advantage of
the cloud functionality. Storage capacity and any pricing thereof is
based on Google's current offering and is at Google's discretion. Your
Google Cloud account is subject to Google's terms and conditions, which
is subject to change at Google's discretion. Neither Canon, Inc., nor
Canon U.S.A., Inc. represents or warrants any third party product,
service or feature referenced hereunder.
***Availability, prices, and specifications of all
products are subject to change without notice. Actual prices are set by
individual dealers and may vary.
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