Technology Update -The New Canon TM Series Wide Format Technical Series
Having just completed one of our most successful quarters ever, I can
confidently say that one of the main reasons for our sales success in Q4 was
the new Canon TM Series printers and MFP systems. This series was introduced by Canon to
replace the very successful 78x series which had anchored the Canon iPF wide
format line for the last number of years.
The 78x series was overdue to be replaced and the resellers were
anxiously waiting for the TM units to be introduced. Our sales success in Q4 was not surprising, as
the resellers had finally reduced their inventory of 78x series, the TM units
were available in good supply and Canon provided an excellent series of product
promotions aimed at the reseller channel.
sales foundation fully in place, lets take a closer look under the hood of the
TM Series model offerings and feature set.
There are three models available ranging from a single 24” model and two
36” models; all single roll units. The
two 36” units (TM 300 and TM 305) are differentiated by upgraded stacking
capability and direct USB support on the TM 305. Canon engineers took the time
to focus on blending the finest of features from the newly developed PRO and TX
Series printers and MFP units in their design of the TM Series. For instance, the TM series shares these
important features between the PRO and TX:
Upgraded frame design – a sturdy
frame allows dots to be placed more accurately.
The amazing Canon PF-06 print head
with over 15,000 nozzles that generates a 5 picolitre dot.
Pigment based Canon Lucia ink.
Direct USB support (on TM 305).
Enhanced security features.
Tremendously simple media loading.
Canon Software Suite: Canon has
invested in the simplification of printing.
feature in the TM Series that I believe will make a major difference in a
competitive sense is the inclusion of noise cancelling technology which makes
the TM Series 60% quieter than previous models.
During our first product demonstration, I didn’t realize the TM was
printing it was so incredibly quiet.
This will offer the opportunity to place the TM Series directly into
workgroups, small offices and trailers without offending the staff.
The TM has
been worth the wait and completes the major upgrade of the entire Canon wide
format product line within a 2-year period. It is very clear to see the vision that Canon
has provided to the market with these three strong product lines.
increased image quality, high reliability, small footprint, ease of use, low
cost of operation and the most amazing software utilities (included free of
charge) redefine what is possible for a large format printer. Whether the application is mapping GIS,
poster printing, graphic arts, fine art reproduction, technical and AEC printing
or standard office environments the Canon Wide Format solutions group has a model
to fit. For more information, contact us