The Next Standard of Engineering.
The new 36-inch TX-3100 large-format printer has been upgraded with faster printing speeds, an enhanced automatic roll loading function, and free-size borderless printing to improve productivity and efficiency. Preprocessing technology between pages and a faster cutter speed help to achieve printing speeds up to 3.2 ppm (plain paper, drawings) during continuous printing.
- Key Features
- All Features
- Ink & Media
- Drivers & Support
Number of Inks
160ml / 330ml / 700ml*
Media Roll Feed
Intelligent Media Handling
The Intelligent Media Handling feature allows the user to simply place a roll in the opened drawer and slide in the media from the front of the printer with ease. The printer automatically detects media type, width and length, for simplified user handling.
Media Output Options
Available for purchase with the TX Series, this stacker can stack up to 100 sheets of documents of mixed sizes, including ARCH C, ARCH D or ARCH E/E1 sizes and is built for high productivity and increased flexibility. The variety of configurations that the TX Stacker can be positioned into helps to make prints easily accessible to pick up for on-the-go printing. When not in use, the TX Stacker can be folded up to conserve space.
Multi-positional Catch Basket
Available for purchase with the TX Series, the multipositional basket can be freely adjusted to enable various output positions and options:
• Catch Basket
• Flatbed Stacking
• Slope (can be used to display a print)
Optional 2nd Roll Unit
The optional Multifunction Roll System is a versatile media handling solution system that enables either a second roll of media to be loaded on the printer, or can be configured as a bi-directional media take-up unit. The optional second roll unit allows for the instant switching between different media types or the use of two rolls of the same paper for up to 190 D-sized prints per hour. As a take-up unit the operator can choose to use this option to rewind longer printouts, with the print surface on the outside or on the inside of the roll.
LUCIA TD Pigment Ink Set
The TX-3100 features the TD pigment ink set. This ink was formulated to produce fine lines and sharp text on both inkjet and non-inkjet paper. Combine this pigment ink with water-resistant media and you have a printed drawing that can withstand many outdoor conditions, especially outdoor job sites such as construction sites. Available in 160ml, 330ml and 700ml ink tanks1, you have the ability to purchase a combination of ink sizes based on your printing volume. 970ml of ink ships standard with the TX-3100.
Sub-Ink Tank System
The Sub-Ink Tank System allows virtually all of the available ink in a tank to be used before having to replace it, helping to eliminate wasted ink. The empty tanks can also be replaced on-the-fly without stopping the printer. This is extremely useful during your long print jobs.
Print Head PF-06
The 6-channel PF-06 Print Head is engineered to work with the printer’s high-speed carriage and high-frequency ink ejection to help facilitate fast printing. This printer boasts Canon's print-head technology that lays down ink with outstanding speed and accuracy. The PF-06 print head incorporates a nozzle orifice shape to help minimize mist spray, producing clean lines and text. The high-precision, high-density print head, with a total of 15,360 nozzles, lays down 5 picoliter-size ink droplets that help produce sharp detail and excellent image quality. The result is consistently accurate 2400 x 1200 dpi output (max.) with fine lines that are accurate to ±0.10% and as thin as 0.02mm.
A large size 4.3" LCD touch screen has been integrated into the TX-3100. The large and more vibrant screen displays information such as remaining ink levels. The operation guide can easily be displayed from this screen and be scanned with a smartphone to access a library of information on how to replace consumables.
Canon's advanced print head technology achieves speeds up to 190 D-sized prints per hour on uncoated media. Powering these incredible print speeds is Canon's L-COA processor, which controls the optimal ink layout helping to ensure high resolution output.
Direct USB Thumb Drive Printing
Direct USB thumb drive printing supports JPEG and PDF file formats. Simply load your files onto your USB drive, step right up to the printer and plug your USB drive into the port. The TX-3100 supports selected page preview. When printing a multi-page PDF file from a USB, the user can select a certain page on the operation panel and display it in a preview window.
The TX-3100 supports the security features often required for large-scale business segments, such as finance institutions or government and military.3 Print with ease knowing your files are more protected with Canon’s advanced security technology:
• 802.1x Authentication
• Panel Lock by Remote UI
• Role-based access control
• Front-panel access lock
• Remote UI Multilevel
• Hide IP from Panel
• Panel Access Control
• Job Storage and PIN Printing
• Self Encrypting Hard Disk
• Secure Disc Erase (Conforms to U.S. Department of Defense standard DoD5220.22-M)
• Secure File Erase*
The following functions can be disabled in administrator mode:
• Direct USB Thumb Drive Printing
• Internet Connection
• FTP and Telnet communication protocols
• Job Log Look-up
The TX-3100 supports borderless printing on all roll widths and custom widths as well as three sized borderless printing for a reduction in paper trimming.
Printing jobs quickly is critical on the work site and in the office. The Wi-Fi connectivity can transfer technical drawing files and help speed up your workflow – perfect for high-volume printing. No Wi-Fi router is needed, which can provide greater freedom during installation. Wi-Fi connectivity is standard for the imagePROGRAF TX Series printers.4
500GB Hard Drive
A built-in 500GB hard drive within the printer can increase productivity by relieving workload from the host computer, while providing a large capacity for print job data storage and retrieval.
Standard with all TX Series printers is a suite of free software.
Direct Print Plus (DPP)
Batch print files and monitor the status of more than one device for extremely efficient production printing. Easily share and/or print, PDF, TIFF, JPEG, HP-GL/2 files and .cpfx PosterArtist files through the user-friendly interface. In addition, you can set-up hot folders on your desktop by clicking the Shortcut Print feature. DPP allows you to simply drag and drop files for on demand printing with improved rendering speeds that are 60% faster than Canon’s Direct Print & Share. You can even set up multiple folders, each with their own customized settings, allowing for multiple jobs to be run with ease. DPP obtains the essential information such as media width and remaining amount of media on the roll helping to streamline the printing process
Additional features include:
• Easily collate sets
• Displays job progress
• Nest images
• Print file name, date and time on separator sheets
Canon Production Printing (CPP) Driver Select
Have multiple Canon high-volume production printers? Print to the imagePROGRAF TX, PlotWave, or ColorWave machines all from one printer driver.Canon Production Printing (CPP) Driver Select.
Canon Production Printing (CPP) Publisher Select
For flexible printing capabilities, the imagePROGRAF TX Series can be printed to from CPP Publisher Select. You can manage printer status, ink and media levels and receive warnings when ink is running low or the media is empty. This software also has dual printer support, ability to view printer features all on one screen, and templates you can create for frequently used job settings.
The TX Unified Printer Driver
The TX Unified Printer Driver5 allows users to print to any imagePROGRAF TX Series device, without the need to install additional drivers for each model. This helps make it a hassle-free installation process for multiple devices within the same environment.
The Windows® driver and Macintosh® driver incorporate simplified page setup options, one-touch borderless printing, expanded colour settings, and much more into a printer driver that is intuitive and easy-to-operate while still giving even the most advanced users the tools needed to help stay productive.
Accounting Manager software serves as a powerful feature that can help users accurately manage printing costs and other information that is increasingly important in today’s economic environment.
With the Accounting Manager software you can track how much ink and paper is being consumed when printing in large format jobs. Costs can be assigned to ink and paper to determine expenses based on your own “Cost of Goods”. Each individual ink tank and each paper type can have its own cost associated to it. The user can also input a variable cost that will be added to the total of the print cost. The data is exportable to a .csv format for Microsoft Excel® so the data can be used for billing purposes. This feature will allow you to determine the cost of each print based on your actual cost.
Canon's included PosterArtist Lite poster creation software gives users the ability to quickly and easily create professional large format prints. Users simply follow the program's four (4) easy steps to create posters that can be used in applications such as office presentations, trade shows, retail signage, and much, much more. The PosterArtist QuickCopy* feature provides an easy solution for a CanoScan desktop scanner to be used as a copier, making letter-size flyers and documents into full-size posters with a touch of a button.
* Compatible with PosterArtist and PosterArtist Lite.
AutoCad® Optimized Printer Driver
This specialized driver is compatible with a variety of AutoCAD software products and helps enable optimal printing productivity and reliability from the AutoCAD software. Through this module, the processing and printing time associated with printing AutoCAD files to the imagePROGRAF printer is decreased to approximately one-third of the time associated with printing AutoCAD files through the previous Canon HDI Driver! The module also has a user-friendly interface that includes familiar features such as free layout, test printing, and 1200 dpi rendering. This module is automatically loaded when printing is attempted from AutoCAD, helping to ensure a smooth workflow with optimal printing results each time.
Quick Utility Toolbox
This is the portal to accessing all of the Canon printer software and tools.
Device Management Console
This software allows users to continually monitor information such as the printer status and colours being used to print. It also allows printer administrators to centrally control multiple networked printers at once. This utility software displays the acquired printer information in a neat list for easy visibility.
Printer administrators can be notified via email when an error or warning occurs. No more hassles to get to an installation site of a printer to check on the amount of ink remaining. Printer administrators can now simply check the amount of consumables remaining for networked printers by operating DMC software from their own personal computer. You can monitor the status of up to 50 TX Series printers!
Media Configuration Tool
Manage, update and arrange media information in the operation panel and printer driver.
Canon Print Service
This software allows users to print from the menus of applications that support Android’s printing subsystem. Print PDF files wirelessly via a mobile application for Android tablets and smart phones. In just a few simple steps you can log into the Canon Print Service application, create the JPEG file, send the JPEG file to a TX Series large-format printer and select the “JPEG direct print” function to print your document. Simple and easy to do on-the-go!
- Printer Type
- 5-Colour 36-inch Printer
- Number of Nozzles
- Total: 15,360
MBK: 5,120 nozzles
C, M, Y, BK: 2,560 nozzles each
- Print Resolution (Max.)
- 1200 dpi
Non-firing nozzle detection and compensation
- Print Resolution (Up to)
- 2400×1200dpi (Max)
- OS Compatibility
- Windows® 7, 8.1, 10 (32/64bit)
Windows® Server 2008 R2, 2012, 2012 R2, 2016, 2019 (64bit)
Macintosh® OS 10.12.6 and later
- Standard Interface
- USB 2.0 High-Speed
- Ink Droplet Size
- 5 Picoliter
- Ink Capacity
- 160ml, 330ml or 700ml per colour
- Ink Types
- Pigment Ink
- Colour Set
- Pigment: Matte Black, Black, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow
- 128 GB (Virtual) 2 GB (Physical)
- Hard Drive
- 500 GB
- Media Width
- Cut Sheet - 6"- 36"
Roll Feed - 6" - 36"
- Printer Controller
- L-COA PRO
- Printer RAM
- 128 GB (Virtual), 2 GB (Physical)
- Media Width
- Cut Sheet - 6"- 36"
Roll Feed - 6" - 36"
- Media Thickness
- Roll: 0.07 - 0.8 mm (2.8 - 31.4mil)
- Maximum Roll Print Length
- Roll Feed - 59' (18 meters)
- Maximum Media Roll Diameter
- 6.7" (170mm)
- Borderless Printing Width (Roll Media Only)
- All sizes
- Paper-Feed Method
- Roll Feed: One Roll, Front-loading, Front Output
Front Loading Manual Feed: One Roll, Front Output
- SGRaster, HPGL/2, HP-RTL, PDF, JPEG
- Noise Level (Approx.)
- Operation: 51 dB (A) or less
Standby: 35 dB (A) or less
Acoustic Power: 6.9 Bels or less
- Media Thickness
- 0.07 – 0.8 mm
- Physical Dimensions (H x W x D)
- 46“ x 55“ x 47“ (Main unit and TX Stacker; roll holder included, no inks, no print heads)
46" x 55" x 39" (Main unit and TX Catch Basket Opened)
- Approx. 257 lbs (Main unit and TX Stacker; roll holder included, no inks, no print heads)
Approx. 231 lbs (Main unit and Catch Basket roll holder included, no inks, no print heads)
- Power Source
- AC 100-240V (50-60Hz)
- Power Consumption
- Maximum: 115W or less
Standby: 2.0W or less
Power Off: 0.3W or less (Compliant with Executive Order)
- Operating Environment
- Temperature: 59°-86° F (15°-30° C)
Relative Humidity: 10-80% (No Condensation)
- User-replaceable items
- Print Head (PF-06)
Maintenance Cartridge (MC-30)
Ink Tanks (PFI-110/PFI-310/PFI-710)
- Software Included
- Accounting Manager, Canon Print Service, Device Management Console, Direct Print Plus, Printer Driver Extra Kit, Free Layout Plus, TX Unified Printer Driver, Media Configuration Tool, PosterArtist Lite for Windows, Optimized Driver for AutoCAD, CPP Publisher Select, CPP Driver Select
Canon Genuine Inks
Canon genuine inks are developed to optimize the performance of the imagePROGRAF lineup. Expertly engineered, they provide top performance, reliability, and optimum output. Lucia EX and Lucia pigment inks were designed to produce images with accurate colour reproduction, smooth gradations, and sharp details. Reactive inks have been formulated to print highly accurate and detailed AEC/CAD/GIS documents, enabling colour output with clear fine lines and details, and increased print durability.
Large Format Media
Canon media is designed to showcase the precision, quality, and consistency of the imagePROGRAF large format printer lineup. Whether it’s high-quality gallery-ready artwork or everyday printing, Canon offers over 50 types of media to choose from to fit your quality, productivity, and budget requirements.
Drivers & Downloads
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1 The 700ml ink tank is only available for service authorized dealers.
2 Plain Paper, Fast (Q5) mode.
3 Canon products offer certain security features, yet many variables can impact the security of your devices and data. Canon does not warrant that use of its features will prevent security issues. Nothing herein should be construed as legal or regulatory advice concerning applicable laws; customers must have their own qualified counsel determine the feasibility of a solution as it relates to regulatory and statutory compliance. Some security features may impact functionality/performance; you may want to test these settings in your environment.
4 Wireless printing requires a working network with wireless 802.11b/g or 802.11n capability. Wireless performance may vary based on terrain and distance between the printer and wireless network clients.
5 For imagePROGRAF Printer Driver. For printing from PostScript applications such as Adobe Illustrator or QuarkXpress, please use a PostScript compatible RIP package. For a list of Canon recommended RIP packages, please consult with Canon Alliance and Industry Market list of RIP vendors.
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