As we have outlined on many previous occasions on the Prizma Graphics blog, there is no shortage of very fine reasons to invest in a new Canon wide-format printer, including these machines’ impeccable standards of performance, reliability and security.
If, however, you are interested in purchasing such a printer for use in a copy shop, or an internal print department in a large organisation, government organisation or council, you may be especially anxious about the need to keep track of your costs per project.
In that situation, you are likely to appreciate being able to use Canon’s free Direct Print & Share software. This software solution is suitable for all Canon ImagePROGRAF TM, TX and PRO series printers. It is ideal for batch printing, as there will be no need for you to open each PDF of the files to be printed; instead, the files can be quickly and easily printed via the ‘hot folder’.
How exactly does this software work?
The free Canon Direct Print & Share software has been developed around a very simple principle: it’s a much swifter and more convenient process to print files if you can do so without the need to even directly open those files within their respective applications.
This software means that, whether you are looking to print PDF documents, JPEG images, TIFF images, HP-GL/2 format drawings, or a combination of these, you won’t need to open each application in order to print them.
In fact, you won’t even need to open Direct Print & Share if you wish to print your files; you can just create a shortcut print icon (the hot folder), and then drop the files onto it.
It really is that simple – although Direct Print & Share also offers greater functionality and insight than this if you require it. The software allows you to easily call up previous jobs for reprinting, for instance, and you can also directly access the Accounting Manager tool to closely monitor exactly how much your print jobs are costing you.
Where can I get Direct Print & Share?
If you have a Canon wide-format printer from the ImagePROGRAF TM, TX or PRO ranges, you can download the Direct Print & Share tool right now for free, from the Canon website. It’s just one more of the many ways in which the latest offerings from the Japanese multinational can go a long way to making your life easier on a day-to-day basis when you are overseeing crucial print jobs.
As for if you have any further questions about the optimal wide-format design, graphic and reprographic products or services for your needs, please do not hesitate to contact the Prizma Graphics team today! We would be delighted to help ensure you only make the best-informed choices for your intended uses of your Canon wide-format printer or similar device.