The Canon imagePROGRAF iPF720 is a very high end industrial printer retailing at $5,079 and was released in 2004. This piece targets users wishing to archive, email, or copy large-format prints, specifically: CAD, AEC, and GIS Markets. It has an 80GB hard drive which relieves the workload from users' computers while providing a large capacity for print job data storage and retrieval. It can handle multiple complex jobs simultaneously, which makes it idea for a shared printer environments (ie FedexKinkos). It also features Reactive Ink system which minimizes bleeding between colors so small text printed on colored backgrounds is crisp and clearly legible. What's really interesting about this piece is the astounding number of nozzles it has: it has a total of 30,720 nozzles, which is almost twice as much as that of the Canon imagePROGRAF iPF710 and the Canon imagePROGRAF iPF700 (note that this model is about $500 more expensive than those two models).
- 30,720 total nozzles, with MBK: 5,120 nozzles and C, M, Y, BK: 2,560 nozzles each
- Nozzle Pitch: 1,200 dpi. Non-firing nozzle detection and compensation
- Print Resolution (Up to): 2,400 x 1,200 dpi (Max)
- Hard drive: 80GB
- Buffer/Ram: 256 MB
- Media width: Cut Sheet: 8" - 36", Roll: 10" - 36"
- Maximum Roll Print Length: 59 Feet (18 meters)
- Noise Level (Approx.): Operation: 52 dB (A) or less, Standby: 35 dB (A) or less
- Borderless printing