Canon’s First Desktop A1 Plus Large Format Printer Produces Quality CAD Drawings and Posters for the Hybrid Workplace

Canon imagePROGRAF TC-20, a compact 4-colour pigment ink large format printer is ideal for businesses with distributed teams operating in multiple, tight workspaces

SINGAPORE, 9 January 2023 — Canon today announced the launch of the imagePROGRAF TC-20, its first desktop 4-colour pigment ink large format printer with A1 plus capability. Addressing the growing need for high-quality large format printing in small workspaces, the compact TC-20 facilitates hybrid and remote work in various industries, particularly the architecture, engineering and construction, education, and retail industries. The TC-20 also supports roll paper of up to A1 plus width and comes with a standard built-in Auto Sheet Feeder (ASF) that enables continuous A3/A4 printing for maximum productivity. Compatible with free software and applications such as the PosterArtist, the TC-20 offers superb ease of use as with other high-end large format printers in the imagePROGRAF series1.

Large Format Printer with Small Footprint
Featuring a space-saving design, the new TC-20 meets large format printing needs of home offices, remote worksites, and corporate offices with its compactness. The large format printer sits easily on desks or shelves and allows users to conveniently perform print-related operations such as loading paper, refilling ink, and replacing maintenance cartridge from the front of the printer. Equipped with a new shaftless roll holder, the TC-20 also allows users unfamiliar with large format printers to replace roll paper effortlessly even in tight spaces.

Continuous Printing for High Productivity, High-Quality Prints
The TC-20 supports up to 50 A3 or 100 A4 cut sheets2 with auto-switching between cut sheets and roll paper. For maximum productivity, users can load up to 100 A4 cut sheets in the standard ASF for continuous printing, and print CAD drawings or posters on A1/24-inch roll paper effortlessly from various applications. Other productivity-enhancing features include 70 ml ink bottles for all four colours (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow & Black) to cater for continuous printing of technical drawings, GIS maps & posters and an optional desktop basket3 for easy collection of prints.

Using all-colour pigment ink, the TC-20 produces clear, high-quality prints with fine lines and small characters on drawings comparable to prints from high-end large format printers1. The prints do not smudge easily from highlighter marks or water spills.

Efficient Printing with Applications
Delivering excellent ease of use, the TC-20 works with various free software and applications to help users work efficiently. With PosterArtist4 web application, users can create their own designs from a wide selection of templates, and print marketing collateral such as posters and flyers on the TC-20 to meet different business needs. The large format printer works with free software, Direct Print Plus to help users send multiple prints in different formats such as PDF and TIFF. Users can preview the layout of files without launching dedicated application for each file, reducing time spent and print wastage effectively.

With Canon Print Inkjet/SELPHY5 application, users can check the usage of roll paper and ink via smartphones or tablets, and keep the TC-20 up to date with the latest firmware. Users can also print documents stored in the cloud via PIXMA Cloud Link6 on the application.

Designed with Sustainability in Mind
As the first Canon large-format printer registered as a gold product in the field of imaging equipment products under the U.S. “EPEAT7” environmental assessment system, the TC-20 conforms to strict EPEAT standards as a product with high environmental performance. This includes low power consumption of approximately 28 W during operation and approximately 1.8 W during standby, and the use of more than 5% recycled plastic.

The latest imagePROGRAF TC-20 will be available at authorised Canon distributors and dealers from 9 January 2023.

1 Refers to imagePROGRAF TA-5200 and TM-5200/5205.
2 Plain paper.
3 BU-06.
4 For more information, please refer to here.
5 Free application to be downloaded separately. For more information, please refer to here.
6 For more information, please refer to here.
7 Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool. An environmental assessment system established by GEC (the Green Electronics Council), a U.S. NPO, for the purpose of developing and promoting the market for environmentally friendly products. EPEAT Gold registered in the U.S.