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Any recurrent customer of ours here at Prizma Graphics will know that we are great fans of both Canon and HP large-format printers. However, when you are on the lookout for a strong general-purpose and CAD A0 36” printer that offers flexibility, speed, security, sophistication and great value, you might understandably struggle to narrow down your options.
This is where we would like to present a comparison between two of the highest-rated machines to have recently been introduced in this category – the Canon TX-3100 and HP DesignJet T1600dr.
Two printers that consistently deliver the most impressive results
These Canon and HP large-format printers are both devices that you can rely on to print both quickly, and to the highest standards.
The Canon ImagePROGRAF TX-3100, for instance, is a frequently chosen machine for the printing of posters and CAD drawings; it is easy to use, enables free-size borderless printing, and incorporates a smart media handling system, with software that supports the most efficient production workflows. With its printing speed of up to 3.2ppm for A1 CAD drawings, this is a device you can depend on to help get those essential projects done.
However, the HP DesignJet T1600dr PostScript Printer is also no slouch in these stakes. As with the Canon printer, this HP model prioritises ease of use, as partly made possible by HP’s own Click software. It is a superb 36-inch printer for the swift production of maps, technical drawings, posters and renders, capable of working with media as thick as 0.5mm, and prints impressively detailed A4, A3, A2, A1 and A0 pages. A printing speed of up to 19.3 seconds per page is possible, whether you print colour or mono.
Remarkable efficiency, attention to detail, and security
Whether you choose the HP or Canon model, you can be sure of benefitting from the greatest technological refinement, reliability and security.
The HP device, for instance, is a quiet printer that boasts 128GB of RAM and 500GB of self-encrypting hard disk. It sports thermal inkjet technology that yields prints with a resolution of as much as 2400 x 1200dpi; there is also a dual roll feed to keep the print speed high, and smart connectivity that allows for printing via your smartphone, USB, shared network folder or cloud storage. Protection software is also included to help shield your projects from prying eyes.
As for if it’s the Canon machine that you select, you’re sure to be wooed by its high-volume production capabilities, as ensured in great part by enhanced data processing, uninterrupted ink tank replacement, and a dual roll option. The TX-3100 uses full pigment LUCIA TD ink to ensure the final prints are highly durable, and innovative processes mean you can expect the remarkable ink quality for which Canon has always been known; again, a 2400 x 1200dpi print resolution is assured. Document and device security are also strong on this printer, thanks to market-standard features.
Get on the phone to Prizma Graphics for more tailored advice
There are, of course, many factors that will dictate to you which Canon or HP large-format printers you should consider for your own particular applications, requirements and circumstances. You are therefore likely to greatly appreciate a more in-depth discussion with our experts when you are seeking to select the most suitable 36” printer model.
Contact us now via phone or email, and we will be pleased to give you appropriately detailed advice and guidance, so that you make the most informed choice.