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Our Canon Gold Partnership Continues into 2021

We are tremendously proud to announce that our Gold Partner status with Canon will be continuing for another year. GDS has always had a long-lasting alliance with Canon which has been built on over 20 years of trust. We are focused on creating and maintaining this level of trust and loyalty with our own customers using the ethos that has been built up between GDS and Canon.

In order to achieve the gold partner status, we support our customers with each step of the process when buying a new wide-format printer. This includes all aspects of the pre and post-purchase procedures, including impartial advice and use of trained hardware specialists which helps to keep our customers using GDS as their first choice for anything wide-format.

We look forward to continuing our partnership with Canon for years to come and hope that our gold partnership status gives our customers peace of mind that by choosing us, they will be taken care of every step of the way.

GDS | Graphic Design Supplies are a Canon Select Partner

The Canon TM-Series printers are still the best around, producing fantastic prints every time!

The ground-breaking TM-200/205 (24") and TM-300/305 (36") utilise the amazing new Pigment TD inks and PF-06 print-head to produce great quality, high-resolution prints using UV stable, water-resistant inks.

The TM series are up to 60% quieter and 10% faster than the current iPF CAD machines and boast the smallest footprint in their class. Now you can easily slot a brand new Canon wide format printer into your office with no concerns about print noise.

View the range of Canon imagePROGRAF printers HERE.

To find out more about this really exciting range of printers, watch the product video below or give us a call on 01625 613548.

Canon has made using the TM Series printers that much smoother by adding free and complete support software, making the whole experience of printing for CAD drawings and poster applications easy. The document below has been put together to help you better understand the capabilities of the TM series software that is on offer. This includes all of the software features that come with the TM series without the price tag, support for common layout designs in multiple languages and much easier cost management.

1) Fantastic software features without the price

All TM-Series large format printers come with free software features which will help to control the cost and security whilst also improving your outputs.

2) Fast and Easy Printing

Canon understands that their customers working in AEC and retail environments will constantly be busy requiring a need for speed. To make printing more rapid and straightforward, the direct print and share feature has been added. This allows users to print multiple items without the need for their dedicated application. The 5 hot folders allow for the automatic printing of regular print jobs. The Quick Utility Toolbox can also be utilised to help reach the functions you need quickly and easily.

3) Common Layout Designs can be utilised in multiple languages

An incredibly valuable feature is the Free Layout Plus cloud-based plugin for Office. Microsoft Office files can be turned into large-format documents for posters and bulletins. The Easy-PhotoPrint Editor can be used on both Windows and Mac devices making it useful for everyone. The editor helps you to create posters, calendars and more.

The multilingual feature incorporates multiple languages when creating posters and includes a common phrase glossary.

Finally, templates and imagery for the creation of professional looking posters are made easy by using PosterArtist Lite. Singular poster-sized designs can be combined using the tiling feature, turning them into large format prints.

4) Cost Management Made Easy

When it comes down to the print job data, the calculations for the costs of various supplies for each job is simplified using the Canon Account Manager, helping users to make their operation more cost-effective and streamline by analysing which areas could be saved on. The Account Manager uses time periods, users and departments to centralise the cost of print management.

This handy video will help users to understand the Canon Account Manager more effectively - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ReAgk-gDoAI

Feel free to use the document to make your experience with the TM Series printers that much easier!

Enhance Printing At No Extra Cost 

Let's start by saying Happy New Year to all our customers, It's been extremely tough times for everyone recently, and we really appreciate your custom!

Thank you to everyone who has been ordering and we apologise unreservedly to any of our customers who may have experienced delays or found that the item they were after wasn't in stock. We are working as hard as we can to make sure our customers get their orders on time, however, with the current circumstances (as I am sure you are all aware of by now..) we hope that you understand some items make take longer to arrive than others.

We are currently working closely with our warehouses to make sure we can provide the most up to date responses on all of our orders. Please don't hesitate to call us if you have any queries in regards to delays with orders; we are always on hand to help in any way we can with the whereabouts of your order!

On behalf of everyone at GDS, we would like to thank all of our customers and we hope to make 2021 a much better year,

The GDS Team.

Canon has recently announced that their PFI-101, PFI-301 and PFI-701 inks are to be discontinued and production of the PFI-101 range is set to cease as of December 2020. As stocks decrease in the UK warehouses, it might be worth stocking up to avoid missing out.

This will have an effect on the following printers:

  • The Canon IPF5000 which takes PFI-101 ink cartridges
  • The Canon IPF8000/9000 which takes both PFI-301 and PFI-701 ink cartridges

If you have any of these Canon wide format models, you may wish to consider upgrading to the new PRO-Series range of machines which offer outstanding speed, efficiency and reliability. Available in 8 and 12 colours. 

The PRO-Series encompasses the following models:

The PRO-Series printers are available to purchase with next day delivery. Please don't hesitate to give us a call on 01625 613548 for further enquiries into any of the PRO-Series printers.

You can find more information on the PRO-Series printers by clicking here 

 

Sometimes you need to create posters that end up being far larger than the maximum output of your printer allows for...

Check out this useful guide on how the "Free Layout" tool is exactly what you need in order to print the perfect image.?

The Tiling function in Free Layout Plus enables the creation of any extra-large posters that you may require to print. These are much larger than the width of the printer. This is done by combining multiple printer-width prints to create a single image. Setting up the tiling function is easy!

Canon Free Layout Tool

By simply entering the number of rows/columns and the margin width, your printer will break your image down into separate strips with overlaps to camouflage the join. You will then be able to hang each print like wallpaper in order to complete your extra-large poster.

The Canon imagePROGRAF PRO series of wide format printers all come equipped with a handy basket to catch your beautiful prints as they are cut from the paper roll. But not all papers or user requirements are the same when it comes to media handling and workflow.

Some papers are very delicate and therefore can be damaged easily if they are left to fall into the basket. Some users may want to stack their prints later rather than gather armfulls of rolled-up paper and attempt to flatten them for sorting. Perhaps your prints need to be trimmed or mounted and therefore moved directly to the next step of the process.

Canon PRO Series Printer Catch Basket ModesBy clever design, the multi-purpose basket can be configured for all of these scenarios.

See below just how easily you can configure your imagePROGRAF PRO series basket to generally speed up workflow and protect your images when printed on delicate papers.

The Tiling function in Free Layout Plus enables the creation of any extra-large posters that you may require to print. These are much larger than the width of the printer. This is done by combining multiple printer-width prints to create a single image. Setting up the tiling function is easy!

By simply entering the number of rows/columns and the margin width, your printer will break your image down into separate strips with overlaps to camouflage the join. You will then be able to hang each print like wallpaper in order to complete your extra-large poster.

Canon Free Layout Tool For Extra Large Prints

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