Canon has updated its ImagePrograf TX series of wide-format printers. Available from March 2021, the new models are designed to allow printers to produce posters and CAD/GIS drawings more productively.

The 24in TX-2100, 36in TX-3100 and 44in TX-4100, alongside the multifunctional TX-3100 MFP Z36 and TX-4100 MFP Z36, are described by Canon as high-speed, high-capacity, multipurpose devices’ ideal for use in architecture, engineering and construction businesses, retail stores and in-house print departments.

The original imagePrograf TX Series has proved to be hugely popular with customers to date,’ said Joe Courts, head of product at Canon UK and Ireland. ‘Now, with growing demand for fast and flexible delivery of prints on demand, this newly improved line-up is optimised to customers’ changing needs, with outstanding productivity features that enable faster and more efficient printing of posters and CAD/GIS drawings. We’re confident that the new ImagePrograf TX series offers a model to meet the everyday large format print needs of any business.’

The updated machines produce borderless prints at speeds up to 3.2 A1 sheets per minute, either from a PC or direct from a USB stick. The machines, which combine Canon print heads and five-colour, full pigment Lucia TD inks, automatically detect the media type when rolls are placed inside them and no trimming is required on the finished prints.

Furthermore, for high-volume jobs, a dual-roll option supported by ‘hot swap’ high-capacity ink tanks gives up to 350m of uninterrupted printing from two rolls of the same media, or if needed, will switch between two rolls of different media types.

Finally, the two multifunctional members of the series, the TX-3100 MFP Z36 and TX-4100 MFP Z36, incorporate a newly developed, lightweight Z36 scanner that uses SingleSensor technology. This scanner is intended to save time and has been developed to perform an accurate, even scan across the full width, without the need for stitching or calibration.