Pantone Calibrated License Granted to Four Canon GP Series Large-Format Printers
Pantone recently announced that Canon’s new series of imagePROGRAF large-format printers (GP-4000, 2000, 300, and 200), featuring fluorescent ink for vivid colors and bold expression, is also now licensed as Pantone Calibrated for Pantone Pastels and Neons. Canon’s “Radiant Infusion” technology layers a newly developed fluorescent pink ink with other inks on paper surfaces during printing to enable bright and soft color reproduction for high-impact, high-value-added prints.
Canon sought Pantone Calibrated approval from Pantone under license because of Pantone’s reliability for consistent color reproduction and its worldwide brand recognition. Canon and Pantone technicians worked directly for a system of color recipes to ensure that the range of Pantone Pastels & Neons Colors could be simulated and reproduced with the new GP printers.
When Pantone determined that these colors could be simulated consistently, it was pleased to grant these four printers its Pantone Calibrated designation. In addition, Canon’s GP-4000 and GP-2000 printers were found by Pantone to achieve 99% coverage of Pantone Formula Guide Solid Coated Colors and received a Pantone Calibrated designation for those colors as well.
Pantone offers many different hardware licensing options for qualifying printers, monitors, and colored materials, including Pantone Validated, Pantone Calibrated, and Pantone Capable. If you or your company would like information on how to qualify for one of these licenses, please fill out a request form here and our Pantone Licensing team will reach out to explain the process.
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