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Printing Banners - Do You Really Need A Solvent Or Latex Printer?

Poster printing canon vs latexAre you looking to print banners and posters for outdoor use and think you need a Latex or Solvent printer?

Poster printingIf you want to produce banners and posters for outdoor use, you will definitely need a solvent or latex printer, right?


The aqueous inks used in the Canon imagePROGRAF PRO and TX series of large format printers are great for producing outdoor posters and banners as they're pigment based. This gives the prints produced a high resistance to UV light (daylight) and water.

Canon's inks are produced under extremely controlled conditions and great care is taken to have as little?environmental impact as possible and, unlike Solvent and Eco-solvent, no harmful chemicals are present in the inks,?therefore no harmful vapours are produced in the process of printing. If you need Safety Data on all of Canon's PFI inks then please download them from the Canon website HERE.

Latex printers also use water based, odourless inks. However they can require immense amounts of energy to power the heaters in order to cure the printed image, in some models both before and after the print has been completed. For example:

Canon PRO 6000 vs Latex 115

That's right! Whilst printing, the HP Latex 115 uses a massive 2.2Kw 20 times more energy than used by the Canon PRO-6000S.

Canon designs products with the environment in mind and often include recycled materials in the printer and the packaging.

If you would like further advice on printing your banners, please do not hesitate to call us on 01625 613548 or email us.

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