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Conserve Paper

23 Apr

Here is a quick tip on how to conserve paper when printing to your Canon iPF.

Open the Printing Preferences for your Canon device.  Then click on the second tab, which will read  Page Setup.

Canon iPF Conserve Paper

From there, you will want to click on the box that reads Rotate Page 90 degrees (Conserve Paper).  Note that the graphic of the printer on the left that shows paper coming off the machine changes the image on how the paper will print.

You can then also click on the Layout tab across the top and click on the Print Centered box to ensure that the page is printed on the center of the piece of paper.

Click Apply, then OK and these will be become your printing defaults.  And they will save you paper.


Inkjet Print Heads

19 Mar

Many of today’s wide format plotters are simply ink-jet printers, such as the Canon iPF750. A printed image is literally “sprayed” onto the paper via a print head. The print head receives an electrical signal from the main board or printed circuit board (PCB) and it is then sent to the print head via the carriage. The carriage is simply a “carrier,” or holder, for the print head.

The print head is the most important part of the printer, and its integrity must be kept intact to enable it to perform at its best–meaning nice, crisp-looking text and correct color mix.

Print head

Did you know that there are over 15,000 nozzles on a Canon iPF750 print head? The machine performs an automatic check to see if all nozzles are “firing” correctly. If not enough ink comes out, you may get an error message to do a cleaning or to replace the print head.

The print head is a consumable item that typically last about 18 months before it needs replacement. That equates to about 5,200 24×36 inch prints, or 31,200 sq. feet. The print head is an expensive item due to its complexity, but when averaged out over 1-1/2 years or 31,200 squares, the price comes out to about .016 cents per square foot.

Since the print head is the heart of the printer, it is paramount that it gets replaced in a timely fashion. The machine will usually tell you when that is! So don’t be afraid to replace it yourself. It is the single biggest thing that will affect your print quality.

Here is a video tutorial on how to replace a print head:

Print heads do come with a 1-year warranty.  And if you prefer, you can call BPI at 414-327-5010 and we will install it for you.

Welcome Aboard

12 Mar

765_M40Recently we welcomed a new product to our already wide selection of wide format printing and scanning solutions.

BPI is proud to announce the introduction of the Canon imagePROGRAF MFP M40. The imagePROGRAF MFP M40 Solution is a total workflow system for anyone who needs to scan, copy, archive, and distribute large format documents quickly and easily with remarkable accuracy and detail.

BPI already has two authorized service technicians for the MFP M40.

Easy to use

At every stage, from scanning documents to final output, the MFP Solution is designed to simplify workflow with ease. The intuitive 22-inch touch screen interface with dynamic preview guides users through every function and process in simple steps. Scanning, copying, and printing of technical documents has never been easier.

Super-efficient scanning and file handling

Because speed is critical when deadlines are tight, the imagePROGRAF MFP scans at up to 13 inches/sec. The Single Sensor (CIS) scanning technology has incredible line definition and accuracy and scans documents up to 42″ wide (40″ image width). The imagePROGRAF MFP is a versatile imaging solution with the ability to scan and save to PDF, JPEG, and TIFF file formats, and share files via Cloud services using Google Cloud.

Exceptional quality & accuracy

The Single Sensor (CIS) with bi-directional LED light system can produce exceptional scan quality with accurate, consistent color and more control over details in the shadows and highlights. Additionally, Canon’s 5-color dye-and-pigment ink system produces vivid colors and the sharpest lines. With an accuracy of +/- 0.1%, as well as a minimum line width of 0.02 mm, precision is guaranteed. Images are rendered at 2,400 x 1,200 dpi for maximum impact from super-fine print heads using 15,360 nozzles.

Designed for practicality and usability

The imagePROGRAF MFP is an ideal solution for all sizes of workgroups, such as technical and CAD drawing offices, architects and engineering firms, and geographic and mapping projects. This versatile scan and print solution is designed to meet the speed and precision requirements for CAD/GIS with ease-of-operation for all office projects.

Economical and efficient

A built-in accounting function allows accurate tracking of the cost per print, enabling you to view the data through the printer driver. Economy mode can be selected, which uses less ink–ideal when printing draft documents. Canon’s optional eMaintenance software automatically detects and manages mechanical problems and low ink levels linking directly to Canon service.

Built for demanding workflows

The imagePROGRAF MFP Solution is compatible with HP-GL2 and HP-RTL, including the ability to set palette and pen settings for those demanding CAD workflows. In addition to an Optimised Driver for AutoCAD, for Microsoft Office users there is a plug-in to print from Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

Canon Printhead Change

29 Jan

In an effort to assist our clients that want to change their own printheads on their Canons, we created this video.

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