On The Lookout For An Affordable, Easy-To-Use Multi-Function Device For Large-Format Printing

Posted by Liz Seyi on July 23rd, 2022

Although it is not exactly a new development for our team at Prizma Graphics to express warm words about the Canon ImagePROGRAF printers TM-200 and TM-300, for today’s blog post, we wished to draw attention to two specific models in the acclaimed TM Series range: the TM-200 MFP 24” A1 L24ei Compact Colour Printer Scanner, and the equivalent TM-300 MFP L36ei 36” A0 machine.

These five-colour CAD and poster printing devices sport formidable specifications all-round, including such features as 2GB memory and 60% noise reduction compared to their direct predecessors in the Canon line-up. However, it is the integrated scanner present with both these wide-format printers that may be of particular interest to many.

Convenient scanning and printing in a complete solution

Even when these devices are considered ‘just’ as printers, there are a lot of excellent reasons to consider them for a design office or studio where there is a need for the swift printing of high-quality CAD and general poster work. And when we say “swift”, we are referring to print speeds of 24 seconds per A1 print in the case of the TM-200, and 40 seconds per A0 print for users of the TM-300.

These wide-format printers also use new pigment inks that produce waterproof prints suitable for use both indoors and outdoors. Don’t overlook, either, the compact designs of these printers, including their flat rears that allow them to be placed against a wall to save space.

If, though, it is specifically the Canon TM Series printer with the incorporated Lei series scanner that you select, you will presumably wish to also make use of the scanning functionality in this attractively priced multi-function printer (MFP).

And sure enough, both the Canon ImagePROGRAF printers TM-200 and TM-300 – in their MFP forms – live up to the expectations of those seeking a device that would enable them to easily scan, copy, print and save. These MFPs are both unfussy and easy to use, and for users who don’t need to immediately print the image they are looking to have scanned, they can simply choose to have it scanned to a USB stick instead.

In fact, you won’t even need a computer to be connected to either of these printers, in order to scan direct to a USB thumb-drive that has been plugged into the scanner itself. In this situation, the scanned image can be stored as a TIFF file, although if you would prefer to have it saved as a PDF or JPG, all that you have to do is connect the scanner to a PC on which the supplied ScanApp software has been installed.

A broad range of scan modes to ensure your exact needs are met

Delving more deeply into the specifications of these sophisticated MFP machines, it is interesting to note that they use SingleSensor scan technology with multiple LED illumination, delivering an optical resolution of 600dpi. An impressive level of scan accuracy is also made possible by these devices – specifically amounting to 0.2%, plus or minus one pixel.

No less intriguing with these MFPs, though, is the wide range of scan modes provided. Users are able to scan to USB formats, for instance, using the ScanApp, including RGB/Greyscale/BW, TIFF, JPG and PDF, or they can scan to PC, with the supported formats being RGB/Greyscale/BW, TIFF, JPEG and PDF. There is also a Copy scan mode to RGB/Greyscale/BW, as well as Copy & Archive, which effectively combines the aforementioned Copy and Scan to PC modes.

All in all, these are serious machines for serious applications, while also not compromising on affordability and user-friendliness as far as multi-function printing and scanning are concerned.

For a more in-depth discussion about the popular Canon ImagePROGRAF printers TM-200 and TM-300 or in relation to any of the other wide-format printers or other solutions that might best suit your own expectations and requirements, please feel free to reach out to the Prizma Graphics team.

Although it is not exactly a new development for our team at Prizma Graphics to express warm words about the Canon ImagePROGRAF printers TM-200 and TM-300, for today’s blog post, we wished to draw attention to two specific models in the acclaimed TM Series range: the TM-200 MFP 24” A1 L24ei Compact Colour Printer Scanner, and the equivalent TM-300 MFP L36ei 36” A0 machine.

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