Canon India launches its most cost effective and multi-purpose Desktop A1 Plus Large Format Printer
Empowering operations in multiple & tight workspaces, the compact and versatile imagePROGRAF TC-20 produces quality CAD drawing and posters
National, 24 January 2023 — Driven by its pursuit in innovation, Canon India today expanded its printing portfolio with the launch of imagePROGRAF TC-20, its first desktop 4-colour pigment ink large format printer with A1 plus capability. Keeping in mind the versatile needs of architects today, the sleek and compact TC-20 supports operations from small workspaces or home bound offices, while delivering vibrant, colorful, and quality output for big designs and blueprints.
The TC-20 also supports roll paper of up to A1 plus width and comes with a standard built-in Auto Sheet Feeder (ASF) that enables continuous A3/A4 printing for maximum productivity. Compatible with free software and applications such as the PosterArtist, the TC-20 offers superb ease of use as with other high-end large format printers in the imagePROGRAF series.
Speaking on the launch, Mr. Manabu Yamazaki, President and CEO, Canon India said, ‘’With customer needs at the core, we have been expanding our portfolio, launching specialized products in line with market trends. The hybrid working format is witnessing increased adoption across sectors, propelling growth for space efficient superior technology equipment. The new offering imagePROGRAF TC-20 is designed keeping in mind the new-age working landscape addressing varied needs of large format printing. Categorically targeting the architect community and photo studio industry, TC-20 provides users with extreme convenience operating from different locations, be it home, construction site or compact office spaces. We are confident that the latest launch will emerge as a preferred choice enabling desired quality and productivity.”
Large Format Printer with Small Footprint
Featuring a space-saving design, the new TC-20 meets large format printing needs of home offices, remote worksites, and corporate offices with its compactness. The large format printer sits easily on desks or shelves and allows users to conveniently perform print-related operations such as loading paper, refilling ink, and replacing maintenance cartridge from the front of the printer. Equipped with a new shaftless roll holder, the TC-20 also allows users unfamiliar with large format printers to replace roll paper effortlessly even in tight spaces.
Continuous Printing for High Productivity, High-Quality Prints
The TC-20 supports up to 50 A3 or 100 A4 cut sheets2 with auto-switching between cut sheets and roll paper. For maximum productivity, users can load up to 100 A4 cut sheets in the standard ASF for continuous printing, and print CAD drawings or posters on A1/24-inch roll paper effortlessly from various applications. Other productivity-enhancing features include 70 ml ink bottles for all four colors (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow & Black) to cater for continuous printing of technical drawings, GIS maps & posters and an optional desktop basket3 for easy collection of prints.
Using all-colour pigment ink, the TC-20 produces clear, high-quality prints with fine lines and small characters on drawings comparable to prints from high-end large format printers1. The prints do not smudge easily from highlighter marks or water spills.
Efficient Printing with Applications
Delivering excellent ease of use, the TC-20 works with various free software and applications to help users work efficiently. With PosterArtist4 web application, users can create their own designs from a wide selection of templates, and print marketing collateral such as posters and flyers on the TC-20 to meet different business needs. The large format printer works with free software, Direct Print Plus to help users send multiple prints in different formats such as PDF and TIFF. Users can preview the layout of files without launching dedicated application for each file, reducing time spent and print wastage effectively.
With Canon Print Inkjet/SELPHY application, users can check the usage of roll paper and ink via smartphones or tablets and keep the TC-20 up to date with the latest firmware. Users can also print documents stored in the cloud via PIXMA Cloud Link6 on the application.
Designed with Sustainability in Mind
As the first Canon large-format printer registered as a gold product in the field of imaging equipment products under the U.S. “EPEAT7” environmental assessment system, the TC-20 conforms to strict EPEAT standards as a product with high environmental performance. This includes low power consumption of approximately 28 W during operation and approximately 1.8 W during standby, and the use of more than 5% recycled plastic.
About Canon Group
Ever since its foundation in 1937, Canon is guided by the 'Kyosei' philosophy of living and working together for the common good. Canon strives to create and deliver world-class products, becoming a top global corporation by diversifying into new business fields throughout the world. Focusing on optical technologies, Canon produces office equipment, consumer and professional imaging devices, network cameras, healthcare, and industrial equipment. Through the close connection between its global head office in Tokyo and regional headquarters in America, Europe, Asia, Oceania, and regional headquarters in Japan, Canon combines its global and local operations organically. In 1996, Canon launched its Excellent Global Corporation Plan to serve society with advanced technologies and become a trustworthy and responsible corporate citizen. The year 2016 was the first year of Phase 5 of the Plan. Currently, Canon boasts a strong global presence of 376 subsidiaries all over the world, supported by 197,776 employees. (Data as of December 31, 2017).
About Canon India
Canon India Pvt. Ltd. is the sales and marketing subsidiary of Canon Inc., a world leader in imaging technologies. Having started its operations in 1997, Canon India markets a comprehensive range of sophisticated contemporary digital imaging products and solutions in India. The company today has offices in 10 cities across India with warehousing facilities at 6 locations and employs over 1000 staff and over 850 channel partners. Canon India enjoys a vast retail presence across the country through Canon Image Square (CIS) stores, PIXMA Zones, and BIS Lounges. Canon India’s service reach extends to over 632 towns covering 19,118 PIN codes across India - which comprises of 188 Camera collection points, 15 Camera repair centers, 294 Printer repair centers, 191 Copier, Scanner and Large Format Printer Sales & Service dealers. (Data as of 19 April 2022)
In sync with its corporate tagline- ‘Delighting You Always’, reinforced by World-class technology, Canon offers an extended product portfolio, including Digital Production Printers, Large Format Printers, Commercial Printers, Multi-Functional Devices, Managed Document Services, Inkjet & Laser Printers, Document and Cheque Scanners, Digital Cameras, DSLRs, Mirrorless cameras, Cinematic Imaging Products, Surveillance cameras and Medical Imaging products catering to the multiple market segments of consumer, SME, B2B, Commercial, Government & PSUs.