PrintPack 2022: Canon launches GP series printers

Canon has given its latest large-format GP series printers a PrintPack launch. The first printer to use the inkjet fluorescent pink ink is offered in four models – the ImageproGraf GP 5200 (24-inches), the GP-5300 (36-inches), the GP-520 (24-inches) and GP-540 (44-inches). The GP series printers were launched in 2021, but Canan introduced the printers in March 2022.

27 May 2022 | By Noel D'Cunha

Puneet Datta of Canon at the show

The GP 520 and 540 use 10 inkjet inks and fluorescent pink ink, while the GP 5200 and 5300 use five inkjet inks plus fluorescent pink ink.

According to Puneet Datta, senior director-PPP, Canon India, the GP series printers are designed to meet market demand for vivid colour point–of–purchase displays, ad agencies, as well as packaging prototypes. 

“The printer uses a new inkjet technology which layers the newly developed fluorescent pink ink with other inks on the paper surface during printing. It enhances bright and soft colour reproduction. A bundled software – PosterArtist Web version – enables users to create high impact posters easily, even for users with little or zero graphic arts application knowledge,” he added.

On display at the Canon stand are the two models of GP series, the 24-inches and the 44-inches printers. “One has to come and see the prints,” said Datta. “These printers are workhorses that bring life to products with its vivid graphics printing qualities. Be it wide-format printers, photo enlargement, or even professionals involved in proofing, creating packaging mock-ups, these printers can meet the demand of every domain with accurate colour reproduction accuracy.”

In addition, the GP series has been awarded the world’s first Pantone-calibrated licence for Pantone pastels and neons guide coated, which includes fluorescent and pastel colours. “These printers can achieve 99% coverage of Pantone formula guide, and by adhering to the industry standards, it can produce colours as they are intended in the design, making them a vital end-stage in the printing process,” explained Datta.