Canon Launches plotWAVE and colorWAVE T-series, the Next Generation of Large Format Printers for Technical Documents

Drupa, Düsseldorf, Germany, 27th May 2024 – Canon today launches the next generation of its plotWAVE and colorWAVE large format printers for technical documentation printing. Built on proven and trusted technologies including CrystalPoint and Radiant Fusing, the Canon plotWAVE and colorWAVE T-series combine the latest innovations in product design and controller technology in a highly productive printing system that reliably and easily reproduces high-quality technical drawings, posters and point of sale print. Additionally, both T-series also include PRISMA Tech Suite, a new set of workflow solutions, while multiple IT security features in the printers offer a high degree of protection and a circular design supports environmental initiatives.

Developed for professionals in architecture, engineering, construction and manufacturing companies as well as for government offices and commercial print service providers handling larger sets of technical documents, the Canon plotWAVE and colorWAVE ranges have achieved long-term, market-leading success. Since their introduction, over 62,000 plotWAVE and colorWAVE units have been installed by customers across the world to reliably produce accurate, high-quality prints at the touch of a button, whenever needed.

The new monochrome plotWAVE T-series comes in five different models: the T30/35, T50/55 and T75.

The new monochrome plotWAVE T-series replaces the previous PlotWave range and comes in five different models: the T30/35, T50/55 and T75, producing up to ten A1 prints per minute and offering a media capacity of up to 1,200 meters (3,937 ft) on six rolls up to 914 mm (36 in) wide. The new colorWAVE T-series also replaces previous ColorWave models and is available in two versions: the T60 and T65. Both models produce four A1 color prints per minute, while the T60 offers a media capacity of four media rolls and the T65 provides additional quality modes for users who require higher quality, as well as a higher media capacity of up to 1,200 meters (3,937 ft) on six rolls and even more media versatility. All models are also available as a multi-function printer, including the option of an integrated scanner and a fully integrated stacking or folding solution.

Giving professionals the productivity tools they need to do their job, the new plotWAVE and colorWAVE T-series come with a new and improved POWERsync+ controller. Featuring faster hardware and increased memory capacity for lightning-fast job processing, the POWERsync+ controller also runs on Microsoft Windows 10 IoT Enterprise 2021, so customers can rest assured that they will always have access to the latest Microsoft Windows security functionality to keep their system secure. Print jobs can be submitted from anywhere from a range of devices and, with the new remote wake-up function, Remote ON, the printer is ready to go as soon as the user arrives. Productivity and ease of use are further enhanced by a new operator attention light on top of the printers, which indicates the status of the printer, together with a sensor in the media drawers, which automatically calculates and advises the remaining media length on the roll.

Productivity is also improved with the addition of the new PRISMA Tech Suite, a set of workflow solutions for the plotWAVE and colorWAVE T-series that helps customers to easily manage their print operations and stay in control with an efficient and convenient workflow application and printer tools:

  • PRISMAproduce Tech, which enables users to easily create, manage and submit complex sets of documents from a web browser to one or more printers at a time. Print users will benefit from a more consistent print process and more reliable print quality, with dedicated templates and easier IT maintenance;
  • PRISMAlytics Accounting, a secure cloud-based printer tool that captures data for cost charging and usage monitoring;
  • PRISMAlytics Dashboard, a secure cloud-based management information tool that provides comprehensive overviews to monitor and maximize the production of print operations;
  • PRISMAservice, a central knowledge platform that enables Canon service and support to provide faster, more efficient and more effective customer support for maximum uptime by integrating a wide range of service tools in one unified portal.

The new colorWAVE T-series is available in two versions: the T60 and T65.

With security being a key concern of customers, Canon has further developed the SMARTshield integrated printing security technology in the new the plotWAVE and colorWAVE T-series with the automatic deployment of Microsoft security patches, and pin code or password printing. A system administrator can specify when the security patches are deployed and can set up notifications regarding both the availability of new security patches and the status of the updates. A user can now also enter a pin code or password just before printing a file. On arriving at the printer, the pin code or password has to be entered on the ClearConnect user panel to allow access to the file for secure printing, and prevents any unauthorized person from printing the file.

Helping to minimize environmental impact, both the plotWAVE T-series with its Radiant Fusing technology and the colorWAVE T-series with its CrystalPoint technology are ENERGY STAR certified and feature energy-saving modes. As with their predecessors, many units of which are still functioning perfectly with customers, both T-series have been designed for longevity using

PRISMAproduce Tech enables users to easily create, manage and submit complex sets of documents from a web browser to one or more printers at a time.

materials at least 85% of which can be recycled or reused for remanufacturing. The plotWAVE T-series also features toner bottles made from 50% recycled plastic on average, while part of packaging of the colorWAVE T-series TonerPearls has been designed to also be used as the maintenance tray. Both T-series are also supported by Canon smart drivers and the PRISMA Tech Suite workflow solutions to help deliver first-time-right printing to avoid wasted prints, toner, ink or energy.

Canon is so confident about the build quality of the plotWAVE and colorWAVE T-series that it is also increasing its service commitment to customers for the years ahead by including support for consumables, spare parts, maintenance software releases and security updates for the economic life of the printer.[1]

Peter Wolff, Chief Marketing Officer and Senior Vice President, Canon Production Printing, comments:

“For over a decade, the Canon plotWAVE and colorWAVE ranges have set the standard for the printing of high-quality, technical documents and, as market leaders, have earned a reputation for secure, highly engineered and rock solid technology, built by professionals for professionals. We have maintained that reputation by continuously developing and updating the technology so that our plotWAVE and colorWAVE devices remain fit for purpose and retain the trust of our customers. With the next generation that we’re announcing today, we have again responded to customer feedback by making the T-series, in combination with the new PRISMAproduce Tech, even more productive, easy-to-use and secure, so that customers can be assured that it remains a safe and reliable investment for many years to come.”

Examples of the plotWAVE and colorWAVE T-series can be seen on the Canon stand in Hall 8a at drupa 2024 and all models of both series are immediately available either directly from Canon or from a Canon accredited reseller.


[1] This refers to the average economic life of a T-series printer, which Canon Production Printing has determined to be seven years.

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