Get Ready for Peak Performance with Canon’s Latest i-SENSYS & i-SENSYS X Printers

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Canon expands office and large format printer portfolios

Canon has recently expanding its printer portfolio, by launching upgraded versions of its bestselling i-SENSYS & i-SENSYS X office printers as well as its new imagePROGRAF GP series of seven-colour large format printers.

Canon has recently launched two groups of new products, one aimed at the office market, the other at the large format printing sector.

Firstly, the office market. Canon has expanded its i-SENSYS range with the i-SENSYS MF842Cdw and i-SENSYS LBP732Cdw. Meanwhile the new printers in the i-SENSYS X range are the i-SENSYS X C1538iF II, i-SENSYS X C1533iF II, i-SENSYS X C1538P II and i-SENSYS X C1533P II.

The expanded range offers proven reliability and easy serviceability, utilising advanced technology from the widest hardware, software and solutions portfolio in the market, the company says. The new i-SENSYS & i-SENSYS X printers will offer additional benefits through a variety of improved features including faster scan speeds, lower energy consumption, easier-to-use interfaces and enhanced security features.

In addition, the refreshed i-SENSYS X range comes with features designed to help businesses to manage documents and information, including compatibility with Canon’s uniFLOW Online secure print and scan solution allowing organisations to manage their entire print environment through the cloud.

The new devices strengthen the portfolio of hardware which sit at the heart of Canon’s Digital Transformation Services ecosystem, enabling customers to take their digital transformation strategy to the next level.

Sustainability and security

The i-SENSYS & i-SENSYS X range is part of Canon’s award-winning A4 laser line-up that was recently recognised by Keypoint Intelligence as the Most Energy Efficient Laser A4 Brand, 2023-2025. The new refreshed range builds on this accolade with a lower TEC compared to previous models of up to 0.39kwH, and the ability to apply toner at lower temperatures to further reduce energy use.

Security is also a feature of the new printers, which come equipped with robust security capabilities to help ensure the confidentiality of information processed. The new devices have the latest firmware pre-installed to enhance document security, while future firmware updates will be available to automatically download – improving organisations’ defences against potential security threats.

Peak performance

The i-SENSYS and i-SENSYS X devices are aimed at busy working environments, with features such as user-friendly display settings, an average warm up time of less than four seconds, and scan speeds of up to 190 images per minute. Scanning performance is also a highlight, with 30% improved document reading time compared to previous models.

“This new range fits perfectly into our comprehensive portfolio – offering our customers devices which are market leading and energy efficient,” says Richard Stewart, workspace portfolio marketing manager, Canon UK. “With high performance speeds, strong security credentials and premium quality the i-SENSYS and i-SENSYS X models empower businesses to make their operations smarter.”

Premium poster market

Canon is also targeting the premium poster market with its new imagePROGRAF GP series of 7-colour large format printers. 

The imagePROGRAF GP large format printers are aimed at commercial and in-house print service providers. Designed predominantly for high-end posters but also suitable for other graphic arts applications such as printing photographs, the new series comprises three models: the 60”/1524mm imagePROGRAF GP-6600S and the 44”/1118mm GP-4600S – replacing the imagePROGRAF PRO-6100S and PRO-4100S – and the 24”/610mm GP-2600S. 

Combined with a new pigment ink set, LUCIA PRO II, the new series delivers A0 size posters on uncoated paper within 48 seconds and provides an expanded gamut of vibrant and accurately reproduced colours, together with greater image durability. 

The new seven-colour LUCIA PRO II ink set used with the new imagePROGRAF GP series includes orange, which reproduces more vivid, eye-catching colours, and grey, which smoothly reproduces skin tones, for example. As a result, the colour gamut reproducible by the new imagePROGRAF GP series accurately hits 96% of the PANTONE™ FORMULA GUIDE Solid Coated’ sample book, making the series ideal for printing corporate colours.

Increased durability and productivity

The LUCIA PRO II ink set also allows users to produce far more robust output as the new inks provide substantially improved abrasion resistance on photo papers, so that posters and other printed output are less likely to be scratched when handled, transported and mounted in place. In addition, a very light-resistant pigment in the ink set dramatically increases colour fastness, so that artwork can be potentially preserved for up to 200 years.

Regardless of the skill or experience of the user, the new imagePROGRAF GP series is easy to use and offers increased productivity, thanks to its ink ejection status monitoring system, simplified settings and easier media handling. Its dual roll capability allows a second roll of a different media type and size to be loaded at the same time so that that the user can automatically switch from printing on matte to gloss paper without interrupting the workflow. By accelerating the automatic media feeding process, the media loading time has also been reduced by about 40%.

In line with Canon’s goal of reducing the environmental footprint of its products and operations by using resources responsibly, minimising waste, increasing efficiency and supporting innovation, it has reduced the amount of expanded polystyrene packaging material used for the new imagePROGRAF GP series: for example, 89.5% less polystyrene foam is used for the GP-4600S than for its predecessor. 

In addition, its reduced power consumption – using 94W or less during operation and 2.2W or less during standby – as well as other satisfied criteria, has helped the series achieve a ‘Gold’ product rating under the U.S. EPEAT6 (Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool) Registry, the highest level of registration in the field of imaging equipment products.

“With the launch of the new imagePROGRAF GP series, we’re addressing the needs of the high-end, premium poster market,” says Mathew Faulkner, EMEA director, Marketing and Innovation, Wide Format Printing Group, Canon Europe. 

“The GP series retains the superb imagePROGRAF print quality, while the configuration of the new LUCIA PRO II inks offers a much wider colour gamut and delivers outstanding Pantone coverage for more accurate corporate colour reproducibility. With image durability also very important for the high-end poster market, any output printed on the new imagePROGRAF GP devices will be both very scratch- and light-resistant, helping to preserve its longevity and value. And with the improved media handling and increased automation of the series, we’ve also made it more productive and easier to use.”

The imagePROGRAF GP series is available from this month across EMEA either directly from Canon or through one of its accredited resellers.