The Canon imagePROGRAF iPF770 36-inch large format printer is an affordable model for entry-level users. The iPF770 is the printer for your poster and signage needs, the optimal color profile and latest magenta ink will create the vivid and impactful image you need. Canon understands speed is important, that is why the iPF770 printer is capable of producing an A1 (23.39″ x33.11″) print in 25 seconds6 using Economy Mode! The included Sub-ink tank system allows you to use all of the ink in the tank before replacing it, as while as replacing empty ink tanks on-the-fly without stopping a job mid-print and sacrifice print quality.
From a software perspective, the iPF770 printer comes loaded with user-friendly software solutions ready to meet your printing needs. Direct Print & Share, Canon’s cloud portal solution1, is available as a download and allows for files to be uploaded, downloaded, shared and printed from almost anywhere in the world! Also downloadable is a mobile printing app, imagePROGRAF Print Utility2, which allows for PDFs to be printed through use of an Apple® iPad®. The Accounting Manager software allows you to track job costs, while the Print Plug-in for Microsoft Office enables for documents created with Word, Excel or PowerPoint to be easily printed in large format. Creating custom signage has never been easier with Canon’s included PosterArtist Lite poster creation software, this easy-to-use software will have you creating professional large format prints quickly in just four easy to follow steps. To improve versatility, the iPF770 printer has a Media Configuration Tool that will give you optimal usage of your Canon-branded media when creating your desired output.
The 5-Color ink set (cyan, magenta, yellow, black, matte black) found in the imagePROGRAF iPF770 printer is ideal for technical applications. This ink technology utilizes four highly colorfast dye inks for producing bold, expressive color, plus two channels of pigment matte black ink for printing precise lines, smooth curves and small text on technical and office documents. Included is a reformulated magenta ink that helps produce a wider color gamut in the red and orange spectrums, compared to previous models. Canon inks provide superb adhesion to media, scratch and marker resistance and help ensure minimal “bleeding” between colors and text. Even small text printed on colored backgrounds or on uncoated technical papers is crisp and legible on an imagePROGRAF printer.
The imagePROGRAF iPF770 printer has the ability to output an A1 (23.39″ x 33.11) sized drawing in Draft mode in approximately 25 seconds6! 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 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.
The iPF770 printer supports 130ml size ink tanks (cyan, magenta, yellow, black, matte black).
Canon’s Sub-Ink tank system allows all of the available ink in a tank to be used before having to replace it, helping eliminate any wasted ink. The empty tanks can also be replaced on-the-fly without stopping the printer. This is extremely useful during your long print jobs.
The Economy print mode helps reduce the total ink consumption. This feature regulates the use of all inks to produce quick check plots to help minimize your cost per print.
Engineered for speed and advanced image production, this printer boasts Canon’s print-head technology that lays down ink with exceptional speed and accuracy. The PF-04 print head incorporates a nozzle orifice shape to help minimize mist spray, producing clean lines and text. 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.
Sharing ideas has never been easier with Canon’s Direct Print & Share software1. Direct Print and Share is a cloud portal and batch printing solution that helps you to expand your printing workflow. Available as a free download, this software allows you to upload documents to your account using any WebDAV compliant* cloud service, and have these documents printed from almost anywhere. Easily share and/or print .cpfx PosterArtist, PDFs, TIFFs, JPEGs, and HP-GL/2 files, through the user-friendly interface. In addition, you can set-up hot folders on your desktop by clicking the Shortcut Print feature, then simply drag and drop the files you wish to print into these folders and the job will start automatically. You can even set up multiple folders, each with their own customized settings, allowing for multiple jobs to be run with ease.
imagePROGRAF Print Utility is Canon’s mobile app for wireless printing via an Apple® iPad® to an imagePROGRAF printer2. Through use of the app, users have the ability to preview their PDF file, utilize some of the great basic settings seen in their Canon Printer Driver such as selecting the number of copies, orientation, and quality, and then send their print to one of the imagePROGRAF 5-Color Printers sharing the same network. imagePROGRAF Print Utility is available for download free of charge through the iTunes App StoreSM.
These 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.
The Real Preview feature allows you to check that the print setting and the layout on the roll paper by providing a real time preview, giving you the option to change the print setting even after clicking “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 you transfer data from a Color imageRUNNER device with Universal Send to the imagePROGRAF printer – all with the touch of a button – allowing you to easily create posters from hard copy documents.
At a Glance:
1. Easy-to-use preset document profiles (examples are Poster, CAD, Photo)
2. Automatic print quality options dependent on print application and media
3. Real Preview that allows you to change the document and printer settings after clicking “print”
4. Page nesting feature with Free Layout for Windows and Mac
5. imageRUNNER Enlargement Copy feature – with a hot folder solution to print Color imageRUNNER PDFs directly without opening in a PDF viewer
6. Economy Print Mode
7. Borderless printing
8. Easy setting/Advanced setting
The imagePROGRAF Status Monitor will display the printer status in real time, allowing you to manage print jobs, monitor ink levels, and manage media. Status Monitor includes an Ink Purchase Notification Function that will notify you when the ink is low and provides you with a link to a website where the ink tank can be purchased, or the contact information to a trusted supplier. What appears exactly can be selected depending on your preference.
Canon imagePROGRAF Accounting Manager tracks how much ink and media is being consumed while printing. Costs can be assigned to ink and paper to determine expenses based on “Cost of goods”. You may also input a variable cost that will be added to the total of the cost per print. The data is exportable to a .csv format for Microsoft Excel, from there the data can be used for billing purposes.
- Log Recording Time
- Job Name
- Client Job ID
- Client Job Submission Time
- Job Execution Time
- Job Completion Time
- Job Completion State
- Media Type
- Number of completed pages
- Media consumption area per job
Canon’s included PosterArtist Lite poster creation software allows you to quickly and easily create professional large format prints. The program includes royalty-free photos, backgrounds and clip art, as well as pre-designed templates to get you started creating your own posters. You simply follow the programs four (4) easy steps to create posters that can be used in any application such as Office Presentation, Trade shows, Retail Signage, and much, much more.
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 you directly to the PosterArtist website for useful hints and tips, and for even more free content for download.
Enhanced features include:
- Direct Print & Share cloud portal support
- File format to allow for easy sharing of poster files
Visit www.usa.canon.com/posterartist for a free demo version to download.
This utility makes it easy to print large-format documents created in Microsoft Word, Excel, or PowerPoint. The Print 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.
This specialized driver is compatible with a variety of AutoCAD software products and helps enable optimal printing productivity and reliability from the AutoCAD software. The module also has a user-friendly interface that includes familiar features such as free layout, test printing, and 1200 dpi rendering. This module is automatically loaded when printing is attempted from AutoCAD, ensuring a smooth workflow with optimal printing results each time.