Canon USA Inc. introduced two new wide-format papers for the Company's line of imagePROGRAF wide-format printers: Canon Polished Rag and High Resolution Coated Bond papers. Canon debuted the new Polished Rag media at the Canon booth (#318) during the PhotoPlus Expo in New York City, October 18-20, where Canon Print Masters signed their works printed on the new fine art media for show attendees.
Also on display in the Canon booth during the show was the recently released EOS-1Ds Mark III and EOS 40D digital SLR cameras, along with the PowerShot G9 digital camera. Additionally, Canon had prototypes of the recently announced EF800mm f/5.6L IS USM*/** and EF200mm f/2L IS USM*/** telephoto lenses on display under glass.
The new Canon Polished Rag media-ideal for digital artists and fine art photography-complements the Company's growing line of imagePROGRAF 12-color large format printers. At 300gsm/15mil, the Polished Rag is a thick media providing the look and feel of traditional fiber-based photo paper for the fine art market. The gloss finish and 90 percent brightness give the media an excellent display quality, while the significant weight and texture gives fine art prints a high-quality look and feel. The Polished Rag is available in 8.5 x11inches, 13 x19 inches, and 17 x22 inches cut sheet as well as rolls in widths of 17, 24, 44, and 50 inches.
Each day during the PhotoPlus Expo in New York, one Canon Print Master conducted a complimentary limited signing of their work printed on Canon's New Polished Rag fine art paper. Acclaimed photographers and members of Canon's Print Master and elite Explorer of Light program, Parish Kohanim, Michel Tcherevkoff, Fay Sirkis, and Ryszard Horowitz, will be signing prints during one-hour intervals for show attendees.
At 120gsm, the new High Resolution Coated Bond Paper is ideal for general office wide- format printing, presentation materials and CAD drawings. The enhanced media has a high Commission Internationale de l'Eclairage (CIE) whiteness level with a blue tint to provide great looking prints for general applications. Great for use with Canon's line of five-color dye/pigment Reactive Ink System imagePROGRAF printers, this new media provides an economical option for crisp clear text and line drawing prints. High Resolution Coated Bond Paper is available in sheets of 8.5 x11 inches and in roll widths of 24, 36, and 46 inches.