Canon imagePROGRAF iPF685 Large Format Inkjet Color Printer - Canon Solutions America
imagePROGRAF iPF685 Color Printer

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  • Front View of Canon imagePROGRAF iPF685 Wide Format Color Printing System

The 24" imagePROGRAF iPF685 is an exceptional large format printing solution with a small footprint, suited for the education and general-use markets, with the versatility to meet the demands of architects and engineers. With incredibly high resolutions, and an 80GB hard drive, the iPF685 is an ideal solution for any environment with a need for printing full-color signs, posters, drawings, and other large-format graphics quickly, effortlessly, and with remarkable detail.

A totally revamped, environmentally-conscious design with fully front-accessible operations allows for outstanding ease-of-use and flush wall installation in any environment. From loading paper to navigating through an intuitive designed control panel, the iPF685 simplifies large format printing. And with accounting functionality, a sub-ink tank system, and Gigabit Ethernet support, this printer achieves exceptionally high measures of productivity. Combined with its impressive speed, precision and high quality output, the imagePROGRAF iPF685 is the premier printing solution for the technical documents market.

Features

High-Speed Printing L-COA processor

Output a D-size (24"x36") drawing in approximately 28 seconds*. When you need to keep projects moving forward and meet deadlines, this kind of speed is critical. Powering these incredible print speeds is Canon's L-COA (Large Format Printer COmmon Architecture) print controller, driving the imagePROGRAF print engine to lay down ink with exceptional speed and precision. This unique, high-speed processor enables the print system to process large volumes of data while optimizing output of complex high-color GIS images and architectural renderings for maximum readability and color accuracy.

*When printing in fast mode on plain paper. Includes paper-cutting time.

Space-saving, Environmentally-conscious Design

This printer was designed to be space-saving and environmentally conscious. This printer carries a small footprint with fully front-accessible operation for flush wall installation that fits into almost any environment. Also, loading roll media is simple with built-in loading guide rails and an automatic roll feeder. Made with less plastic, and reduced CO2 emissions, this model has earned ENERGY STAR qualification, and draws only 140 watts of power during use.

Productivity Print Longer without Interruption

Canon's unique sub-ink tank system means you can replace ink on-the-fly without stopping the printer. For long print runs, a high-capacity media basket comes standard with this printer. And its highly durable self-propelled dual rotary cutter allows for even faster printing of multi-page jobs.

Precision Printing High-Density PF-04 Print Head

Engineered for speed and advanced image production, this printer boasts Canon's latest print-head technology to lay down ink with unprecedented speed and accuracy. The new PF-04 print head incorporates a new nozzle shape to reduce satellite ink, producing cleaner lines and text, and minimizing mist. The high-precision, high-density print head, with a total of 15,360 nozzles, lays down 4 picoliter-size ink droplets that produce sharp detail and excellent image quality. The result is consistently accurate 2400 x 1200 dpi output with fine lines that are accurate to ±0.10% and as thin as 0.02mm.

160GB Hard Drive

A built-in 160GB hard drive within the printer increases productivity by relieving workload from the host PC, while providing a large capacity for print job data storage, and retrieval. This 160GB hard drive enables job data to be stored in protected mailboxes for easy access via web browser or at the printer for job re-printing. The embedded hard disk is ideal for medium to large workgroups to share a printer efficiently with multiple users, offering ample job storage space.

Print Job Accounting Manager

Keep track of costs and allocate consumable expenses to projects more easily with the Print Job Accounting function. This management tool allows you to track print jobs by user to calculate ink and media costs, and the number of pages printed.

Accounting features:

Auto Rotation

Auto NestingLog Recording TimeJob NameClient Job IDClient Job Submission TimeJob Execution TimeJob Completion TimeJob Completion State Ink consumption per job*Media TypeNumber of completed pagesMedia consumption area per jobExtended Media type *Ink usage is estimate, and error tolerance is ±15%

Economy Print Mode

Reduce total ink consumption by utilizing the Economy Print Mode for producing draft prints on select media. This feature regulates the use of all inks to produce quick check plots while minimizing the cost per print.

Reactive Ink System

Ideal for technical applications, 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 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.

HDI Driver

With the Canon HDI Driver for AutoCAD application, the driver creates a vector graphical representation of the printed data. Here, points are defined and a curved line is calculated mathematically in order to achieve precision. The HDI Driver creates a graphically accurate drawing of the printed data.

Features:

Exact page size that corresponds with the actual print size

Print Type settingPrint Quality settingColor Mode settingBrightness slide bar settingBlack ink print featureAdvanced media settings

Canon Printer Driver

This Windows® and Macintosh® drivers incorporate simplified page setup options, one-touch borderless printing, expanded color settings, and much more into a printer driver that is intuitive and easy-to-operate while still giving even the most advanced users the tools needed to stay productive.

The Real Preview feature ensures users that the print setting and the layout on the roll paper is correct by providing real time preview, allowing users to change the print setting even after clicking on "print." The Free Layout feature enables nesting and custom layouts of images or files of nearly any type (available for both Windows and Mac driver).

The imageRUNNER Enlargement Copy feature built-in to the printer driver lets users transfer data from their Color imageRUNNER device with Universal Send to the imagePROGRAF printer - all with the touch of a button - enabling users to easily create posters from hard copy documents.

At a Glance:

Easy-to-use preset document profiles (examples are Poster, CAD, Photo)

Automatic print quality options dependent on print application and mediaReal Preview that lets users change document and printer settings after clicking "print"Page nesting feature with Free Layout for Windows and MacimageRUNNER Enlargement Copy feature - with a hot folder solution to print Color imageRUNNER PDFs directly without opening in a PDF viewerEconomy Print ModeBorderless printingEasy setting/Advanced setting

PosterArtist Lite

Canon's included PosterArtist Lite poster creation software gives users the ability to quickly and easily create professional large format prints. Users simply follow the program's four (4) easy steps to create posters that can be used in applications such as Office presentation, Trade shows, Retail Signage, and much, much more. The PosterArtist QuickCopy feature provides an easy solution for a CanoScan desktop scanner to be used as a copier, making letter-size flyers and documents into full-size posters with a touch of a button.

For those with more demanding poster creation needs, Canon's optional PosterArtist offers advanced features such as Auto Design, Variable Data, and in-application image editing features, as well as additional templates, royalty-free photos, and clip art. The built-in weblink feature in PosterArtist Lite links users directly to the PosterArtist website for useful hints and tips, and even more free contents for download.

Visit www.usa.canon.com/posterartist for a free demo version to download.

Print Plug-in for Microsoft Office

This utility makes it easy to print large-format documents created in Microsoft Word, Excel, or PowerPoint. The Plug-in appears in a tool bar inside the Microsoft application and has an easy-to-follow "Wizard". The Plug-in will bypass the printer driver to simplify the printing process. A few simple steps convert your 8.5" x 11" office document to poster size.

Specifications

Main Unit Specs

Printer Type 5-Color  Reactive ink set
Number of Nozzles Total: 15,360

MBK: 5,120 nozzles

C, M, Y, BK: 2,560 nozzles each
Nozzle Pitch 1,200 dpi

Non-firing nozzle detection and compensation
Print Resolution (Up to) 2,400 x 1,200 dpi (Max)
OS Compatibility Windows XP/Server 2003/Server 2008/Vista/7 (32/64bit), Macintosh OSX 10.3.9-10.6 (32 bit), OS X 10.5-10.6 (64 bit)
Standard Interfaces USB 2.0 High-Speed

10/100/1000 Base-T/TX
Ink Droplet Size 4 picoliter
Ink Capacity 130ml per color2
Ink Droplet Size Dye/Pigment Reactive Ink
Color Set Dye: Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black

Pigment: Matte Black (two channels)
Buffer Ram 256 MB
Hard Drive 320GB
Media Width Cut Sheet 8-24" ; Roll:10 - 24"
Media Thickness 0.07-0.8mm (2.8-31.4mil)
Maximum Roll Print Length Roll Feed - 59' (18 meters)3

Cut Sheet - 63" (1.6 meters)
Maximum Media Roll Diameter 5.9" (150mm)
Borderless Printing Width 10", 14", 17", 24" B2 (20.28"/515 mm), A1 (23.38"/594mm)
Paper Feed Method Roll Feed: One Roll, Top-loading, Front output

Cut Sheet:: One sheet, Top loading, Front output
Languages Language: GARO (Canon Proprietary), HP-GL/2, HP-RTL
Noise Level Approx Operation: 47 dB (A) or less

Standby: 35 dB (A) or less

Acoustic Power: 6.4 Bels
Physical Dimensions 41.8" (H) x 39.3" (W) x 34.3" (D)
Weight Approx. 119 lbs. (54 kg)
Power Source AC-100-120V (50-60Hz)
Power Consumption Maximum: 140W or less

Standby 5W or less

Power Off: 1W or less (Compliant with Executive Order)
Operating Environment Temperature: 59°-86° F (15°-30° C)

Relative Humidity: 10-80% (No Condensation)
User-replaceable items Print Head (PF-04)

Maintenance Cartridge (MC-07)

Ink Tanks (PFI-102: C, Y, K, MBK), (PFI-104:M)
Software Included Canon Printer Driver, Digital Photo Front-Access, Printer Driver Extra Kit (Free Layout, Color imageRUNNER Enlargement Copy, Advanced Preview), HDI Driver for AutoCAD4, PosterArtist Lite (PC Only), Print Plug-in for Microsoft® Word/Excel/PowerPoint (PC only)

 

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