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Canon imagePROGRAF Devices Now Compatible With ColorByte ImagePrint Software

Tuesday, April 3, 2018  
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Canon U.S.A. Inc. has announced that Canon's imagePROGRAF large-format printers are now compatible with ColorByte's two ImagePrint software products: ImagePrint BLACK and ImagePrint R.E.D. While ImagePrint BLACK is exclusive to the imagePROGRAF PRO Series, the cost-effective ImagePrint R.E.D. software can be used be with all devices in Canon's imagePROGRAF lineup, including the new imagePROGRAF TX Series devices.

When used together, Canon's imagePROGRAF devices and ImagePrint software enables end users to maximize the efficiency of their color management process and achieve exceptional output, a critical feature for those who print fine art, photography, graphic arts, signage and technical document displays with their large-format printers.

"What is most important to Canon is the ability of our devices to fit the needs of the end user," said Toyotsugu Kuwamura, executive vice president and general manager, Business Imaging Solutions Group, Canon U.S.A. Inc. "The devices that we offer our customers are designed to be versatile and accommodating to reputable third-party software, such as ColorByte's ImagePrint solutions. With these software offerings, imagePROGRAF users can get the most out of their large-format printing process with advanced color management controls and automation tools to further streamline their workflow."

Canon imagePROGRAF customers can take advantage of the following features included in both the ImagePrint BLACK and ImagePrint R.E.D. software:
  • RIP (raster image processing) capabilities for advanced control over color, speed and overall quality of prints
  • Automatic color management – By default, the software selects the correct profile automatically when selecting the paper made by the printer manufacturer
  • Multi-page PDF support including the color management of named colors
  • Image adjustment tools – Smart crop, step and repeat, tiling, borders and backgrounds, black-and-white toning and nesting, to name a few
  • Advanced page layout and resizing tools – Geared toward the proper handling of photographs, print-ready PDF and technical documents
  • Accurate preview shows exactly what your printed page will look like
  • Workflow automation tools
  • Professional print job management spooler
  • Tools for making packaged prints
  • Ability to print directly from a variety of file types, including TIFF, JPEG, PSD and PDF
ImagePrint R.E.D.
A key attraction of the new ImagePrint R.E.D. software is its affordability. ImagePrint R.E.D. is designed for those looking to make superior prints at an attractive price point without the need for the highly customized driver and profile solution offered by the original ImagePrint BLACK software. With advanced color management controls, the same intuitive user interface, and by using the driver that ships with the printer, ImagePrint R.E.D. is available for purchase from ColorByte at a manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) of $599 for use with printers 24 inches and larger ($399 MSRP for use with printers 17 inches or smaller).

"ImagePrint R.E.D is an exciting new product," said John Pannozzo, president, ColorByte Software. "It's the first time that ColorByte has offered a product to the broader inkjet printing market, including the signage and even AEC markets. We combined the best printing-related features and even added some new ones to cover the demanding needs of those using inkjet printing technology. Our goal was to provide a superior way to print at a very affordable price for multiple markets using inkjet technology."

ImagePrint BLACK
For those customers looking for more advanced features and controls, including access to more than 25,000 custom-built media profiles, ImagePrint BLACK provides an alternative to those needing the very best quality in both color and black-and-white on a wide range of specialty fine art and photographic media, and not wanting the expense and complexity of building their own profiles. ImagePrint BLACK is available for purchase from ColorByte starting at an MSRP of $1,495 for printers 24 inches and larger (and $895 MSRP for use with printers of 17 inches in size).

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