Canon introduces imagePROGRAF TM wide-format printer series
    The brand’s flagship technologies packed in slim body designs



    Ho Chi Minh City, 4 October 2018 – Canon – the world leader in imaging technology, today unveiled four new wide-format printers at an event titled "Canon Ignite – Accelerating Business" held in Ho Chi Minh City’s District 1.
    These include the 24-inch imagePROGRAF TM-5200 and imagePROGRAF TM-5205 and the 36-inch imagePROGRAF TM-5300 and imagePROGRAF TM-5305 models.
    All belong to the company’s imagePROGRAF TM line designed specifically for the small and medium sized businesses, a key segment for Vietnam. Indeed, according to the Japan External Trade Organization, in Vietnam enterprises with total revenues below 200 billion VND account for more than 95% of the nation’s enterprises and contribute 49% of the national GDP.
    This segment is set to revel in the advanced technologies that the TM Series offers them, which includes advanced power and cost management and security features normally reserved for enterprise-grade printing solutions.  The TM Series packs all of this power within a perfect-size printer (982 x 887 mm), ideal for smaller offices where space is frequently at a premium.
    Specifically, the business and education industries, and design, construction and production companies, which require highest printing quality and speed, will be vital target segments for this product line. Equipped with LUCIA TD 5-colour pigment inks and operating at only 44 decibels (dB), TM printers will bring industry-leading experience to users and empower higher productivity with less distracting-noise in the workplace.



    Speaking from the event, Canon Marketing Vietnam's President & CEO Mr. Hiroshi Yokota said: "The TM Series is an exciting addition to our Vietnam business offering.  The SME segment is a driving force in Vietnam's economic growth, and an area in which Canon has been able to always delight Vietnam with products that meet exceed price, space and performance requirements of the entrepreneurs that lead these businesses."
    Sharing Mr. Yokota’s sentiment, Mr. Pieter Kraan, Canon’s Head Regional Wide Format Printing Division, General Manager, comments: “Today, customers in many business and public-sector environments want to produce high quality wide-format prints on demand and need to keep external costs down. From that, we identified an opportunity to create a product optimised for businesses with lower print volumes who can still benefit from having their own wide-format inkjet printer. With high configuration and incredible speed, imagePROGRAF TM printers make it easy to produce high-quality, true-color prints at the best cost and minimal noise."



    Wider Range of Applications with LUCIA TD Pigment Ink

    The imagePROGRAF TM Series boasts Canon’s LUCIA TD 5-colour pigment inks. These unique inks with high surface tension, produces lines and text that are dense and crisp with minimal feathering. Vibrant colours can also be produced from LUCIA TD ink which enables users to economically print high quality drawings and posters on inexpensive uncoated plain paper.  Additionally, the new imagePROGRAF TM offers a wider range of user applications and opens up new markets. For example, customers can expect superb vibrancy, print quality and longevity in outdoor displays when used with Canon’s water resistant media. 

     

    Secure & User-friendly
    The new printers are built on the proven technology of the wide-format imagePROGRAF TX Series, which has been very successful in the market since its commercial launch in December 2017.  The new imagePROGRAF TM series incorporates the security features from the imagePROGRAF TX Series, including secure authentication and user controls, ensuring that the devices are fit-for-purpose for large corporations or government offices requiring tighter security.
    With an intuitive operator panel, users do not require training of specialist skills to operate the device, enabling employees to produce high quality drawings and posters in the workplace with ease.
    To enhance functionality, Canon has included a robust software suite in the TM Series devices. Among the software included are Direct Print & Share, which now offers thumbnail previews of multiple images and faster processing speeds and Free Layout Plus, a new program which has Tiling and Duplex printing features for easy creation of posters.  Other software available with the TM Series models are the following:
    • PosterArtist Lite
    • PosterArtist (optional)
    • Accounting Manager
    • AutoCAD Optimized Print Driver
    • Easy- PhotoPrint Editor



    Complete Scanning Solutions
    With the launch of the new imagePROGRAF TM series, Canon is also launching the imagePROGRAF TM-5200 MFP L24ei and TM-5300 MFP L36ei, two new scanners which are modular and will complement the new imagePROGRAF TM series for comprehensive scanning operations. The imagePROGRAF TM-5200 MFP L24ei and TM-5300 MFP L36ei measure 24 and 36 inches wide respectively and its compact design offers flexibility for installation in varied environments,
    Powered by the SingleSensor scanning technology, these scanners deliver consistent results, and ensure that the scanning, copying and distribution of wide-format documents and multi-page manuscripts are done with efficiency and remarkable details.
    In addition to the presence of the imagePROGRAF TM series, the three products of the imagePROGRAF TX line - Canon's flagship products, launched in late 2017 and quickly became the favorites by the Vietnamese business community. Display models include the TXP-5400, TX-5400 MFP, TX-5400, with high-precision mechanical platform and high-speed processing engine, and the latest FINE print head and LUCIA TD ink, the TX series deliver stunning prints of the finest details and excellent colour expression at breaking speed.