If you have read much of the Prizma Graphics blog in the past, you will already know that we are big admirers of the sheer attention to detail shown across the Canon ImagePROGRAF PRO-1000 printers and indeed, the rest of the machines found in the Japanese brand’s broader PRO Series line-up.
Nor is such attention to detail simply applied for its own sake; it is all to the end of optimising the day-to-day user experience.
This brings us neatly onto a feature of these large-format printers that is frequently overlooked by those in the market for a new printer, but which can have a significant impact on ease of use, while helping to reduce damage to print output.
What difference does a mere catch-basket make to printing, anyway?
The short answer is: quite a lot! Canon takes great pride in the effort, time and money that it invests into constantly improving the experience of actually using its printers in the ‘real world’, and it’s no different a situation as far as the ImagePROGRAF PRO Series is concerned.
In particular, the Japanese multinational carefully considers how manual human intervention can be reduced in the operation of its printers, so that it really is just a case of ‘switch it on, and let it get on with the job’.
In the instance of the ImagePROGRAF PRO Series, every single printer in this range comes as standard with a stacking catch-basket that sports a clever and versatile design. If you aren’t using the basket at all, you can simply have it stowed completely out of the way underneath the actual printer, even when there is a second roll/take-up unit fitted.
As for if you do intend to use the catch-basket, that use can be in accordance with your particular application. For example, you may choose to move the basket into a flat position directly in line with the print output, so that the prints produced by your PRO Series device can be moved straight onto a finishing platform or viewing table. Smaller prints can also be safely stacked so that they can be more easily handled.
What if you’re using your PRO Series printer for ‘quality-critical’ purposes such as fine-art printing, or dealing with more delicate types of media? In that case, it’s possible to set the basket at an angle, to avoid the print output being damaged as it appears from the machine.
Have a chat with our team about the best solutions for your printing requirements
With even the most seemingly small and ‘inconsequential’ features of Canon ImagePROGRAF PRO-1000 printers and other PRO Series models potentially making a big difference to the day-to-day usage experience, the right choice of wide-format printer can go a long way to fulfilling even the most demanding needs.
Here at Prizma Graphics, we can advise you when you come to buy a large-format printer, as well as on other aspects such as the best-suited media for use with that printer. Simply email or phone our professional and friendly team today for all the help and guidance you could need.