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Canon launches imagePROGRAF TC-20; smallest large format printer

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Canon released the imagePROGRAF TC-20, the company’s first desktop large-format printer that can print in four colors and handle paper sizes up to A1+.

The compact TC-20 supports hybrid and remote work in several industries, including architecture, engineering and construction, education, and retail, by addressing the growing need for high-quality big-format printing in small workspaces.

The TC-20 also accepts roll paper up to A1 width and includes a built-in Auto Sheet Feeder (ASF) for continuous A3/A4 printing for maximum productivity. The TC-20, like other high-end large format printers in the imagePROGRAF line, is compatible with free software and programs such as PosterArtist.

“The new imagePROGRAF TC-20 is one of our more interesting products especially designed to meet the unique needs of  work-from-home professionals, startups, and SOHOs,” said Mr. Kenichiro Kitamura, Director of Office Imaging Products (OIP), Canon Philippines. 

This printer is a Small Footprint Large Format Printer. The large format printer fits easily on desks or shelves, and users can load paper, refill ink, and replace maintenance cartridges from the front of the printer. The TC-20 comes with a new roll holder that doesn’t have a shaft. This makes it easy for people who don’t know much about large-format printers to change paper rolls, even in tight spaces.

It prints in a continuous stream for high-quality, high-productivity prints. The TC-20 can handle up to 50 A3 or 100 A4 cut sheets and automatically switch between cut sheets and roll paper. Users can load up to 100 A4 cut sheets into the standard ASF for continuous printing, and they can easily print CAD drawings or posters on A1/24-inch roll paper from different applications. Other features that make it easier to get work done include 70ml ink bottles for all four colors (cyan, magenta, yellow, and black) so that technical drawings, GIS maps, and posters can be printed continuously, and an optional desktop basket that makes it easy to pick up prints.

The TC-20 uses all-color pigment ink to make clear, high-quality prints of drawings with fine lines and small text, similar to those made by high-end large format printers1. Even if you use a highlighter or spill water on the prints, they won’t get messed up.

It also lets you print quickly and easily with applications. The TC-20 is easy to use and works with various free software and applications to help users finish their work quickly. The PosterArtist web application allows users to choose from various templates to make their own designs. They can then print marketing materials like posters and flyers on the TC-20 to meet business needs. Users can send multiple prints in different formats, like PDF and TIFF, using the free Direct Print Plus software and the large format printer. Users can see how a file is laid out without having to open a separate program for each file. This saves both time and paper.

With the Canon Print Inkjet/SELPHY app, users can check how much roll paper and ink they have used on their phones or tablets and keep the TC-20’s firmware up to date. With PIXMA Cloud Link, users can also print files stored in the cloud.

Last, it was made with the environment in mind. The TC-20 is the first large-format printer from Canon to be registered as a gold product in imaging equipment under the U.S. “EPEAT” environmental assessment system. As a product with high environmental performance, it meets strict EPEAT standards. This includes using more than 5% recycled plastic and only using about 28 W of power when running and about 1.8 W when it is in standby mode.

Availability

The latest imagePROGRAF TC-20 is available for pre-order at authorized Canon distributors and dealers.

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