The Canon imagePROGRAF iPF785 36-inch large format inkjet printer builds on Canon’s award winning line of 5-color printers. The imagePROGRAF iPF785 wide format printing device includes: a new stacker basket, a password protected interface lock and a 250GB hard drive with 32GB dedicated to printer memory. These new features add to this already versatile inkjet print solution which is designed to meet the speed and precision requirements of the technical document market.
The newly designed stacker basket increases the productivity of these already feature laden large format printers by providing the capability to neatly stack up to twenty 24 x 36 inch plain paper prints. The stacking option can be enabled or disabled depending on user preference. The increased hard drive capacity on the Canon imagePROGRAF iPF785 color printer streamlines the printing workflow by bearing the processing workload on the printer to increase overall print processing times. A new interface lock system enhances the security functions on the wide format printer and provides an option for administrative control to determine who has access to the printer.
Flat Stacker / Basket
The integrated stacker basket provides the capability to neatly stack up to twenty 24 x 36 inch plain paper prints. The stacker basket can be configured as a regular basket, a small stacker and a larger flat-positioned basket.
The interface lock system enhances the security functions on the printer and provides an option for administrative control to determine who has access to the printer. This feature allows the user to password protect the USB 2 and Ethernet connections which allows for the restriction of these ports.
250GB Internal Hard Drive
The Canon imagePROGRAF iPF785 large format color printer has a large 250GB hard drive built right into the printer, ideal for workgroups who need to print large files or sets of files from multiple workstations. The hard drive has 32GB’s dedicated to file processing memory. This gives multiple users the ability to share a printer, and allows print jobs to be saved for easy reprinting, simplifying the workflow. This hard drive is engineered for enhanced processing of large and complex files such as 3D and GIS drawings, advanced error recovery, and the ability to track file and printing information on up to 500 jobs.
High-Speed Large Format Printing
Output a 24″ x 36″ size drawing in approximately 30 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.
Space Saving, Environmentally Conscious Design
The Canon imagePROGRAF iPF785 wide format color 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, to fit into almost any environment. 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 large format printing of multi-page jobs.
Precision Printing High-Density PF-04 Print Head
Engineered for speed and advanced image production, the imagePROGRAF iPF785 color printer boasts Canon’s latest print-head technology to lay down ink with unprecedented speed and accuracy. The PF-04 print head incorporates a nozzle orifice 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.
The Canon imagePROGRAF iPF785 color printer’s accounting manager tracks how much ink and media is being consumed when printing. Costs can be assigned to ink and paper to determine expenses based on “Cost of goods”. The user can also input a variable cost that will be added to the total of the print cost. The data is exportable to a .csv format for Microsoft Excel so the data can be used for billing purposes.
- Job Cost (ink, Media and variable cost inputted by user)
- Ink Consumed per Job*
- Media Consumed per Job
- Job Completion time
- And more *Ink usage is estimate, and error tolerance is ±15%
Economy Print Mode
Reduce total ink consumption of the Canon imagePROGRAF iPF785 large format printer 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 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. 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.
Canon Printer Driver
These Windows® and Macintosh® drivers incorporate simplified page setup options, one-touch borderless wide format 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 lets users ensure 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 media
- Real Preview that lets users change document and printer settings after clicking “print”
- Page nesting feature with Free Layout for Windows and Mac
- imageRUNNER Enlargement Copy feature – with a hot folder solution to print Color imageRUNNER PDFs directly without opening in a PDF viewer
- Economy Print Mode
- Borderless printing
- Easy setting / Advanced setting
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 programs 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 for even more free content 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.
Main Unit Specs
|Printer Type||5-Color 36-inch Printer|
|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/Vista/7)
|Standard Interfaces||USB 2.0 High-Speed
|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)
32GB Printer Memory
|Media Width||Cut Sheet – 8″- 36″ (203.2mm – 914mm)
Roll Feed – 10″ â¿¿ 36″ (254mm – 914mm)
|Media Thickness||0.07-0.8mm (2.8-31.4mil)|
|Maximum Roll Print Length||Roll Feed – 59′ (18 meters) 33
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), A0 (33.11″/841mm), 36″|
|Paper Feed Method||Roll Feed: One Roll, Top-loading, Front output
Cut Sheet: One sheet, Top loading, Front output
|Languages||GARO (Canon Proprietary)|
|Noise Level Approx||Operation: 50 dB (A) or less
Standby: 35 dB (A) or less
Acoustic Power: Approx. 6.6 Bels
|Physical Dimensions||41.8″ (H) x 51.3″ (W) x 34.5″ (D) (When basket is open)
41.8″ (H) x 51.3″ (W) x 43.3″ (D) (When basket is extended for flatbed stacking)
|Weight||Approximately 141lbs. with stand|
|Power Source||AC-100-240V (50-60Hz)|
|Power Consumption||Maximum: 140W or less
Standby 5W or less
Power Off: .5W 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, Printer Driver Extra Kit (Free Layout, Color imageRUNNER Enlargement Copy, Advanced Preview), PosterArtist Lite (PC Only), Print Plug-in for Microsoft® Word/Excel/PowerPoint (PC only)|