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Canon iPF605 24” Wide 5-Color Printer

 


One of the best deals on the inkjet printing market for a 24” wide printer is the Canon iPF605 5-color printer. This printer gives you the ability to print 24” wide by whatever length you want. The 5 colors in the Canon iPF605 (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Photo Black, and two cartridges of Matte Black) come in 130 ml cartridges and give you an excellent range of colors for any application you need. There are a wide variety of papers available for this printer including photo paper, poster paper, short-term signage material, and bond or coated media.

Installation

The installation process is fairly seamless and only takes about an hour to setup. The main components of the printer that will be in the box are the Canon iPF605 printer, the media roll holder, 1 print head, 6 starter inks (90ml each), a sample roll of Heavy Weight Coated Paper, a standard power cord, and all of the necessary software on disks. First off, the printer needs to be placed on a desk or a table with enough space. There is an optional stand available but the standard model does not come with a stand. After that, the printer simply needs to be plugged into an outlet and then turned on. There will be prompts on the LCD display that will guide you every step of the way. The steps that need to be taken are inserting the print head into the printer, inserting the inks into the printer, and then loading the sample roll for the printer to perform an automatic print head adjustment.


 

Software

One of the great advantages of this printer, especially to new printer users, is the software that is available for this printer. Canon’s PosterArtist Lite is included in the box of the printer. This software will allow you to easily create your own posters using preconfigured templates with hundreds of stock photos to choose from. You can create posters with your own customized text for use at trade shows or for in store retail signage.

Another one of Canon’s useful software utilities is the imagePROGRAF Print Plug-In for Microsoft Office. This software will allow you to take your spreadsheets from Microsoft Excel and print them on 24” wide paper. Also, you can print enlargements of your Microsoft PowerPoint presentations to have larger versions for your slides available.

For anyone doing color renderings or line drawings, there is a downloadable HDI Driver for AutoCAD that will create a graphically accurate drawing of your data and print it the exact size of your data size.

Costs

This entire package of the printer with all of the software included is just $999 for a 24” printer. You no longer will have to send out jobs to other printing companies to get your prints done. You’ll be able to save money and time by bringing this process in house. A 24”x30” poster on glossy photo paper costs as low as $2.75 for both ink and paper and will only take about 5 minutes to print.

Overview

The Canon iPF605 24” wide printer allows you to achieve a lot of different printing capabilities. The software that’s included will allow any user – experienced or new to printing – to seamlessly take their image from the computer to printing on paper. Best of all, this solution is only $999 with free shipping.

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Reader Comments (1)

Hello! I would like to know how about this printer prints photo quality? Do you print in high quality? I need one of these printers for photo quality prints, and the price of this machine seems very attractive.

September 13, 2013 | Registered CommenterJosep Mari
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