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Canon TX-2000 and TX-3000 printers announced

New inkjet printers aimed at the Cad/GIS/Poster printing market

Canon have announced the imagePROGRAF TX-2000 and TX-3000 printers.

These 24″ and 36″ pigment inkjet printers are aimed at CAD/GIS and poster reproduction.

They are CMYK printers, with two black inks (Mk and Pk). They offer dual roll media support.

The specs for the 24″ TX-2000  show it to be essentially the same size unit as the PRO-2000 I reviewed
(see also my Pro-2000 setup article for more examples of its size).

UPDATE: See Keith’s TX-3000 review for more

Canon tx-2000

Canon imagePROGRAF TX-2000

I’ll be having a closer look at this printer in due course, but here is initial info supplied by Canon:

Press info

Canon has launched a completely new line-up of large format inkjet printers, the imagePROGRAF TX-2000, TX-3000 and TX-4000, available in 24-inch, 36-inch and 44-inch sizes. The new devices are ideal for both the high-end CAD inkjet market and the entry-level LED plotter market.

The series also includes an MFP solution, imagePROGRAF TX-3000MFP T36 and TX-4000MFP T36, equipped with fast scanning, and newly developed LUCIA TD pigment ink. With updates to all core technologies, including the ink system, print head and mechanical platform, the new imagePROGRAF TX series printers are suitable for customers looking for high-production, high-quality printing, in colour and at competitive speeds.

Hiroaki Shirakawa, LFP Product Management Manager said, “where previously, CAD drawings were printed in centres using LED plotters, today, many offices or construction sites require their own inkjet printers to produce drawings on demand. In response to this, we’ve designed a high performance, high-speed inkjet that’s ideally suited to replace entry-level LED plotters that comes with a host of other advantages such as colour printing, low TCO as well as unbeatable quality and sharpness.”

Key Features of the imagePROGRAF TX-2000, TX-3000 and TX-4000:
  • LUCIA TD ink produces fine lines, sharp text and vibrant colours, making it perfect for high-precision CAD drawings and posters alike
  • Specifically formulated for weather resistance, including water resistance
  • Ink performance exceeds the needs for poster quality on both coated and uncoated paper
  • All models can be expanded with two rolls
  • The optional dual-roll system enables high-volume printing from two rolls of the same kind
  • The imagePROGRAF TX series accepts rolls up to 170mm in diameter
  • A new high-capacity stacker offers holding room for 100 A0 sheets
  • L-COA PRO high-speed image processor
  • SNMPv3 and IPSec support to prevent leaks and intrusions.
  • The new imagePROGRAF TX series and their MFPs will be available across EMEA from early December 2017


Printer Type 5 Colour (6 ink tanks)- 24”/609.6mm
Print Technology Canon Bubblejet on Demand 6 colours integrated type (6 chips per print head x 1 print head)
Number of Nozzles Total: 15,360 MBK: 5,120 nozzles C, M, Y, BK: 2,560 nozzles each
Print Resolution 2,400 x 1,200 dpi
Nozzle Pitch 1,200 x 2 includes Non-firing nozzle detection and compensation system
Guaranteed Minimum Line Width 0.02 mm
Line Accuracy ±0.1 % or less
Ink Droplet Size 5 Picoliter per colour
Ink Capacity Bundled Starter Ink: 330ml (MBK)/160ml (BK,C,M,Y) Sales Ink: 160ml/330ml/700ml
6 ink carts (2x MBK)
Ink Type Pigment ink: 5 colour MBK/BK/C/M/Y
OS Compatability Microsoft Windows 32 Bit: Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10, Server 2008, 64 Bit: Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10, Server 2008/R2, Server 2012/R2
Apple Macintosh: OSX 10.7.5 ~ 10.11
Printer Languages SGRaster (Swift Graphic Raster)
Standard Interfaces HP-GL/2, HP RTL, PDF, JPEG – for details check specifications
Standard memory 128GB (Physical memory 2GB)
Expansion slot No
Hard Disk 500GB (Encrypted)
Media Width Roll paper: 8”/203.2mm – 24”/609.6mm Cut sheet: 8”/203.2mm – 24”/609.6mm
Media Thickness 0.07 – 0.8mm
Minimum Printable Length 203mm
Maximum Printable Length Roll Paper: 18 m
(varies according to the OS and application)
Cut Sheet: 1.6m
Maximum Media Roll Diameter 170 mm
Paper Feed Method Roll Paper: Front loading, front output Cut Sheet: Front loading, front output (Manual feed using media locking lever)
Borderless Printing Width (Roll Only) [Recommended] 515mm(JIS B2), 594mm
(ISO A1), 10”, 14”, 17”, 24”, [Printable] 257mm
(JIS B4), 297mm(ISO A3), 329mm(ISO A3+), 420mm(ISO A2), 8”, 12”, 16”, 20”, 300mm, 500mm, 600mm
Physical Dimensions – (W x D x H) Printer unit with basket open and printer stand: 1110 x 984 x 1168mm (Basket Open)
Weight: 91 kg (including Roll Holder)
Software Included imagePROGRAF TX-Series Printer Driver, Print Plug-In for Office, Quick Utility Toolbox and PosterArtist Lite
Other software available as Download from Web
Power Supply Input Power: AC 100-240 V (50-60 Hz)
Power consumption (using wired LAN):
91 W or less
At sleep mode (using wired LAN): 3.6 W or less At sleep mode (using all ports): 3.6 W or less <EU only – data for ErP Lot 26>
At the power off: 0.3 W or less
Default setting for the time to enter the Sleep mode: 301sec
<EU only – data for ErP Lot 26>
Operating Environment 15 – 30°C, 10 – 80 % (Condensation free)
Noise Level (Approx.) Operation : 51dB(A) or less (Plain paper, line drawing, standard mode)
Stand by : 35dB(A) or less
(Measured on ISO7779 standard)
Regulations Europe: CE mark
Russia: EAC, Other Countries: CB certification
Enviroment Certificates ENERGY STAR (WW), RoHS directive, IT ECO Declaration (Europe)
What’s in the Box? Printer, 1 x Print Head, 1 x Maintenance Cartridge, 3” Paper Core Attachment, EU & UK Power Cable, 1 Set of Starter Ink Tanks, Set Up Guide,
Safety/Standard, Software CD-ROM (OSX/Windows), PosterArtist Lite CD-ROM, EU Biocide Sheet, Eurasian Economic Union Sheet, Important Information Sheet, Quick Guide and Print head Alignment Sheet
Optional Items Printer Stand: SD-21
Roll Unit: RU-22
2/3″ Roll Holder: RH2-27 Stacker: SS-21
User Replaceable Items Printer Stand: SD-21
Roll Unit: RU-22
2/3″ Roll Holder: RH2-27 Stacker: SS-21

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