MELVILLE, N.Y., February 26, 2018 – Continuing to collaborate with third-party companies to help customers improve their printing process, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, has announced that its newest imagePROGRAF Large-format printers, the TX Series, are now compatible with Onyx Graphics, Inc.’s ONYX 12.2 software, an intuitive wide format print workflow and RIP (raster image processor) software solution. As a result of this powerful combination, customers familiar with Canon’s imagePROGRAF TX Series devices will notice key upgrades in the areas of color management, workflow automation, media handling and data transfer speeds.
“A key component of Canon’s successful business model is its willingness to work hand-in-hand with third parties to help customers address challenges in their business,” said Toyotsugu Kuwamura, executive vice president and general manager, Business Imaging Solutions Group, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “By giving our customers the opportunity to incorporate the efficiency of Onyx software with the powerful quality of the imagePROGRAF TX Series, Canon has provided customers with the versatility they desire in a solution to help meet their goals and help improve their printing operation.”
imagePROGRAF customers will find that new features contained in the ONYX software are well suited to reinforce the capabilities of the TX Series, including:
- Faster RIP and data transfer speeds with optimized color calculations across all applications
- A multi-roll user interface includes an interactive workflow that can display a live view of loaded media with automated roll selection between jobs in the RIP-queue
- Enhanced media and page size handling to streamline printer configurations and job setup
- A user-interface showing device specific information based on bi-directional data including easily visible ink levels, printer status and media information
- Streamlined workflows with job scaling and rotation options available directly from the file-open dialogue before sending jobs to the RIP-queue, helping minimize time in production
Positioned as the “next standard of engineering” by Canon, the imagePROGRAF TX Series lends itself well to a variety of markets, including architecture, engineering, construction, as well as general business use applications and in-house signage. With the newly developed five-color LUCIA TD pigment ink set, the TX series provide added durability and water resistance, with the option to print on both inkjet and non-inkjet paper, to enable a diverse range of signage applications in addition to technical document printing. For media handling, the TX series features automatic media loading and a second roll option with a multi-function roll unit that can be used as a bi-directional take-up unit for added convenience and productivity. With the new Canon Water Resistant Matte Polypropylene media, the TX series enables customers to achieve up to six months outdoor use with no lamination.
The TX Series also features a new print head, high-precision mechanical platform for fast printing, and is available as an integrated MFP solution that includes a new 36-inch scanner that can scan-to-copy in color in up to six inches per second with high-resolution scanning to better capture the color and details of large-format documents.
The new compatibility with imagePROGRAF TX Series is available for the full ONYX software product line including ONYX Thrive workflow software, ONYX ProductionHouse, ONYX PosterShop and ONYX RIPCenter RIP software.
Onyx Graphics, Inc. is a platinum member of the Canon Alliance Partner Program (CAPP) for imagePROGRAF Large-Format Solutions, an alliance network in which Canon works closely with third-party software companies to offer innovative software solutions to imagePROGRAF customers. Through CAPP, Canon is able to more easily work with industry partners to make its printing devices more flexible so that users can tailor their solution to better meet their needs.
For more information about Canon’s imagePROGRAF devices and large format solutions, please visit www.usa.canon.com.