Canon announce NEW imagePROGRAF GP Range with fluorescent ink

Canon Europe is releasing a total of four new “imagePROGRAF” series large format printers. These new models include the imagePROGRAF GP-4000 (44 inch) and GP-2000 (24 inch) that use 10 colours including red, orange, green and violet ink plus fluorescent pink ink, and the imagePROGRAF GP-300 (36 inch) and GP-200 (24 inch) that use 5 colours plus fluorescent pink ink.

Junichi Wachi, Director of LFP EMEA, Canon Europe, comments: “As retail, hospitality and leisure businesses across EMEA focus on reopening and recovery, bright, vibrant promotional poster graphics have a critical role to play in grabbing consumers’ attention, driving footfall and stimulating sales. For graphics producers, creative agencies and in-house print departments serving these businesses, the new imagePROGRAF GP Series printers have been developed to make vivid colours pop, bringing campaign visuals to life, day after day, print after print.

“With a choice of four GP printer models offering 10 or 5 pigmented aqueous inks plus fluorescent pink ink and three different printing widths, businesses of all sizes can reproduce a wider colour gamut and add zing with fluorescent pink to make eye-catching posters that really pack a punch. And these new large format printers are just as productive, efficient and easy to use as the rest of the imagePROGRAF family, so customers can focus on the future and get ready to come back brighter.”

The world’s first large format printer with aqueous pigment fluorescent ink achieves high impact graphical output

A “Radiant Infusion” technology  layers a newly developed fluorescent pink ink with other inks on the paper surface during printing, which enables bright and soft colour reproduction, while the bundled PC software “PosterArtist Lite” enables users to create high impact posters easily. In addition, the imagePROGRAF GP-4000/2000 features red, orange, green and violet inks that expand the range of colour reproduction to achieve the largest colour gamut for the imagePROGRAF series.

New printers receive a “PANTONE™-calibrated²” license for a wide range of applications

The new imagePROGRAF GP series has been awarded the world’s first “PANTONE-calibrated” license³ for “PANTONE PASTELS & NEONS GUIDE Coated”⁴, which includes fluorescent and pastel colours. In addition, the GP-4000/2000 models achieved 99% coverage⁵ of the “PANTONE FORMULA GUIDE Solid Coated” used in a wide range of applications, such as printing and design, and obtained a further “PANTONE-calibrate” license. As the choice of colour specification at the time of design expands, it becomes possible to express the colour intended by the designer.

Fluorescent Inks

There are 4 new models within the line up, offering 11 or 6 ink choices and for the first time fluorescent ink.

The 11 colour system provides 5 new colours including fluorescent pink producing vivid, eye catching shades from subtle pastels to neon like output. This ink set is available in the following printers…

The 6 colour System also features the Fluorescent Pink ink delivering expressive neon like Point of sale posters, ideal for retailers, museums and any venues wishing to deliver strong eye catching messaging.  6 colour Canon imagePROGRAF GP series…

Please contact us for more information regarding the new Canon fluorescent range of wide format printers