Ideal for technical - as well as office - applications and posters, Canon's breakthrough 5-color dye/pigment Reactive Ink technology utilizes four highly colorfast dye inks for producing bold, expressive color, plus two channels of matte black ink for printing precise lines, smooth curves, and small text on technical and office documents. Now with a new magenta ink for richer, more vivid reds, this ink system is ideal for both GIS drawings and posters. These Canon inks provide superior adhesion to media, scratch and marker resistance, and ensure minimal "bleeding" between colors and text. Even small text printed on colored backgrounds or on uncoated technical papers is crisp and legible.
We have been using this plotter for 10 months in a small engineering office. It is simply a workhorse. Although billed as an entry-level plotter, we print client documents on this machine. The interface with the computer is easy and the front panel controls are intuitive. It scales the drawings accurately and it also renders excellent photographic images. This model was chosen because of its small footprint, however it is not a quiet machine. For us, the small area trumps quiet. The ink consumption is also small, and replacing ink cartridges is easy. Print quality and ink absorption improves when using coated paper. The only drawback so far is that single sheet feeding is problematic. It can only feed one sheet at a time and the machine requires precise hand alignment. Since we use roll paper, this is not an issue for my firm.
June 14, 2011
Just what we were looking for
Have been using this as a network printer for both Mac OSX and WinXP computers for more than 6 mos and has worked very well for what we needed: to print plans and drawings in a mechanical contractor's office. Its size and arrangement allows it to sit tight to the wall and out of the way. Draft mode is clear, fast and uses less ink than Standard mode which is only a little slower. Excellent print quality.
January 7, 2010
1. For imagePROGRAF Printer Driver. For printing from PostScript applications such as Adobe Illustrator or QuarkXpress, please use a PostScript compatible RIP package. For a list of Canon recommended RIP packages, please consult with Canon Alliance and Industry Market list of RIP vendors. 2. The starter ink tanks initially packaged with the printer are not the same capacity as the replacement ink tanks specified here. 3.The maximum printable length varies depending on the application, OS, and RIP used. 4. For AutoCAD or AutoCAD LT 2000. 2000i, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008.