Designed for the poster and infographics markets, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the new SE Series imagePROGRAF large format solution lineup. Consisting of the six-color 44-inch iPF8400SE Printer and 24-inch iPF6400SE Printer, the SE Series offers a cost-effective easy-to-use solution for on-the-spot in-house printing in retail, education and government industries. “The addition of the new SE Series truly rounds out Canon’s robust lineup of large format printing solutions,” said Sam Yoshida, vice president and general manager, Marketing, Business Imaging Solutions Group, Canon U.S.A. “Adding to the portfolios already expansive capabilities, the SE Series now reaches customers looking to print vibrant infographic-oriented posters at an affordable price.” Output Quality Canon’s newly developed six-color ink system utilizes LUCIA EX ink to help achieve the vibrant color reproduction required for output such as retail posters, while helping to ensure high-quality color printing. Featuring the traditional Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black and Matte Black inks, along with Red ink, users can expand the color gamut beyond Canon’s imagePROGRAF eight-color models in the yellow to red regions to help produce vibrant and eye-catching posters. Through Canon’s unique nozzle design, one printhead delivers six colors through six channels helping to deliver outstanding output from 15,360 individual nozzles. Additionally, the LUCIA EX pigment ink system helps to provide outstanding durable colors and scratch resistance for posters, POP materials, and other applications. Productivity Enhancing Performance The SE Series boasts a variety of features designed for efficiency and ease-of-use. Using the fast printing mode, the iPF SE Series can print an A1/D sized poster on coated paper in approximately one minute. The compact body design offers a small footprint for easy spacial positioning, and the hot-swap ink tanks, which through the use of a sub-ink tank system, allows the inks to be changed while a job is in progress without stopping the print job. For added user convenience, an operator assistance function can be set up on the device to provide messages that notify the user of needed routine services to help limit interruptions during print jobs.