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Compare wide format printers – Canon plotters vs HP plotters

 

compare wide format printers arm wrestle source hectorirWhen it comes to researching technology, in Google We Trust! So, in an effort to save you a chunk of time, we are providing comparison chart that shows how Canon and HP plotters stack up against one another. This will give you an easy way to compare wide format printers. You’ll see that this chart focuses on the Canon iPF750 and iPF755 and the comparable HP plotters. We cover some highlights at the end.

 Brand

Canon

Canon

HP

HP

HP

Model

iPF755

iPF750

Dj T1120

Dj T1120ps

DJ770

DJ510

Width

36"

 

36"

44”

44"

42”

Max Resolution

2400x1200

2400x1200

2400 x 1200

2400 x 1200

2400 x 1200

Memory(RAM)

256 MB

256 MB

384MB

384 MB

160 mb Upgrade 416 MB

Hard Drive

80 GB

N/A

80GB

160 GB

N/A

Max Speed- Color Prints

~779 ft2/hr

~779 ft2/hr

445 ft2/hr

549 ft2/hr

393 ft2/hr

Ink Tank Size

130 ml

130 ml

130ml/69ml

130ml/69ml

69ml or 28ml

Ink Type

Dye/Pig

Dye/Pig

Dye/Pig

Dye/Pig

Dye/Pig

# of Colors

5

5

6

6

4

Ink Colors

CMYKMBK

CMYKMBK

CMY,MK,PK,GY

CMY,MK,PK,GY

CMYMK

Print Head

PF-04

PF-04

HP 72

HP 72

HP 11

Total Nozzle Count

15360

15360

6336

6336

1216

Black Nozzle

5120

5120

3168

3168

304

Ink Drop Size

4pl

4pl

6pl (C,M,PK,GY)

9pl (Y, MK)

6pl (C,M,PK,GY)

9pl (Y, MK)

18pl (MK)

 4pl (C,M,Y)

Line Accuracy

0.10%

0.10%

0.10%

0.10%

0.20%

Minimum Line Weight

0.02 mm

0.02 mm

0.06mm

0.06mm

0.07mm color 0.09mm black

Print Languages

HP-GL/2,

HP RTL,

GARO

HP-GL/2,

HP RTL,

GARO

HP-GL/2, HP RTL, CALS/G4, HP-PCL3-GUI, T1120PS Includes PostScript Rip

HP-GL/2, HP RTL, CALS/G4, HP-PCL3-GUI

HP-PCL3-GUI,HP-GL/2, HP RTL

Workflow Solutions

Std SW

Std SW

Std. SW

Std. SW

Std. SW

Borderless Printing

Yes

Yes

Photo Papers Only

Photo Papers Only

Photo Papers Only

Stackable Media Basket

Yes

Yes

No

No

No

Floor Space Required

51.34” x 34.25”

51.34” x 34.25”

74.8” x 39.4.”

69.7” x 28.4”

67” x 27”

Max Roll Size

500ft

500ft

300ft

300ft

N/A

Power Consumption

140 watts or less

(6 or less in powersave)

140 watts or less

(6 or less in powersave)

200 watts

(27 in powersave)

120 watts

(7 or less in powersave, 25 or less with embedded DFE)

150 watts

Key takeaways:

  • The HP models contain larger amounts of RAM
  • The Canon iPF units print faster overall
  • Canon print head technology provides over twice the number of print nozzles as the HP
  • Canon iPF printers can print borderless on any type of print media
  • The Canon iPF 750/755 footprint is smaller than similar HP large format plotters
  • Overall, the Canon technology comes away with more advantages.

Get info on Canon wide format printers

Photo source: hectorir

Comments

In my own comparison, I found Canon plotter very clean and easy to use if you want to print a large image, just like a desktop photo printer at home. But it is obviously lacking in experience with AutoCAD. However, HP plotter had a clean way of creating custom sheet sizes that worked like you set them. This driver seems to get lost during the plot setup. Anyway, nice post! DesignJetPlotters.com 
Posted @ Tuesday, November 05, 2013 8:17 AM by Nancy Colon
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