Canon India’s all-in-one A1 size desktop multi-function printer

imagePROGRAF TC-20M supports applications across industries

The Canon imagePROGRAF TC-20M supports various applications across industries by offering all-in-one print, scan, and copy capabilities

Canon, a digital imaging solutions company, has announced the launch of the imagePROGRAF TC-20M, a compact 4-color pigment ink all-in-one large format printer in India, on 13 April 2023. 

Fitted with an A4 flatbed scanner, the best-in-class printer allows users to seamlessly make copies from cut sheets and roll papers. Designed to provide optimal productivity, the versatile printer is ideal for remote worksites, small offices and retail outlets, a company release says.

Equipping users with enhanced capabilities, with this new printer, A4 documents can be easily enlarged and copied. Owing to such technological advancement, the company says it is sure to prove to be very beneficial for printing educational material, official notices, and promotional posters for retail outlets and restaurants. Furthermore, it also enables remote site offices to smoothly create large-format prints and copies of engineering drawings.

Sharing his thoughts on the launch, Manabu Yamazaki, president and CEO, Canon India, said, “We are committed to advancing productivity and creativity with cutting-edge technology at Canon India and continuously strive to develop specialized products that cater to modern needs. Driven by our pursuit of innovation, we are proud to add the imagePROGRAF TC-20M to our expansive printer portfolio. Addressing the requirements of remote working professionals, the new space-efficient and multifunctional machine allows them to print, scan and copy large format prints, even without accessing a workstation. It is an all-in-one product that seamlessly fits into tight spaces to cater to the large-format printing industry’s versatile output requirements. We are confident that this revolutionary product will build upon the TC-20 series’ legacy and set new standards in the industry.”

Output applications without a PC

TC-20M can easily enlarge copies of A4 documents to A3 cut sheets, A2 or A1 roll papers and even to the full width of roll paper. Portrait or landscape orientation of the output copies can be selected from the user panel easily. The ‘Repeated copy’ feature enables an original document to be copied and printed repeatedly using roll paper. This can be used for various applications such as wrapping paper or retail store banners. By using the ‘Enlargement copy’ function, A4 handheld leaflets and handwritten manuscripts can be scaled to large-size posters to be used in travel agencies or food and beverage outlets. With the flatbed scanner, thick booklets or brochures can be converted to hard or soft copies for distribution. Apart from copy function, TC-20M supports JPEG & PDF file formats for direct printing and scanning with USB memory stick without having to access a workstation.


Similar to a TC-20, the TC-20M fits easily in tight spaces to meet various printing needs for remote worksites, small offices and retail outlets. With the front access of the printer, all daily print-related operations such as loading of paper, refilling of ink, and replacing of maintenance cartridges can be performed conveniently. The printer supports roll paper of up to A1 plus width and is equipped with a standard auto sheet feeder that can load A3 or A4 cut sheets, hence making copies, scanning and printing can all be done on one machine.

Productive and environment-friendly

For increased productivity, TC-20M is equipped with 70ml ink bottles for four colors (cyan, magenta, yellow & black) for continuous printing, which is useful for CAD drawings and poster printing. Every color inklet on the printer is designed uniquely to prevent the incorrect loading of ink bottles. With the large ink tank capacity system, it reduces time and effort when it comes to ink refilling. Vibrant red color can be produced in lines and texts commonly used in technical drawings, graphics and flyers. Large format prints and long banners can be collected and held with an optional desktop basket.

TC-20M achieves low power consumption of less than 26W during operation and 1.9W during standby. With high environmental performance, the TC-20M has been registered as a gold product under U.S. environmental assessment system EPEAT.

Customise prints with PosterArtist Web V1.1

With the upgraded PosterArtist V1.1 web application, eye-catching posters can be designed and printed with TC-20M to cater to various needs. Users can choose from an expanded range of new and trendy design templates to create their own flyers, food menus and marketing collaterals to meet business needs or customize calendars and photo collages for personal use. With the variable printing function, users can customize text data through an Excel sheet, which would be useful for printing certificates in A4 or A3 sizes, as well as posters for various purposes, up to A1 size on the TC-20M.

Canon India is the sales and marketing subsidiary of Canon Inc, a leader in imaging technologies. Having started its operations in 1997, Canon India markets a comprehensive range of sophisticated contemporary digital imaging products and solutions in India.

2023 promises an interesting ride for print in India

Indian Printer and Publisher founded in 1979 is the oldest B2B trade publication in the multi-platform and multi-channel IPPGroup. While the print and packaging industries have been resilient in the past 33 months since the pandemic lockdown of 25 March 2020, the commercial printing and newspaper industries have yet to recover their pre-Covid trajectory.

The fragmented commercial printing industry faces substantial challenges as does the newspaper industry. While digital short-run printing and the signage industry seem to be recovering a bit faster, ultimately their growth will also be moderated by the progress of the overall economy. On the other hand book printing exports are doing well but they too face several supply-chain and logistics challenges.

The price of publication papers including newsprint has been high in the past year while availability is diminished by several mills shutting down their publication paper and newsprint machines in the past four years. Indian paper mills are also exporting many types of paper and have raised prices for Indian printers. To some extent, this has helped in the recovery of the digital printing industry with its on-demand short-run and low-wastage paradigm.

Ultimately digital print and other digital channels will help print grow in a country where we are still far behind in our paper and print consumption and where digital is a leapfrog technology that will only increase the demand for print in the foreseeable future. For instance, there is no alternative to a rise in textbook consumption but this segment will only reach normality in the next financial year beginning on 1 April 2023.

Thus while the new normal is a moving target and many commercial printers look to diversification, we believe that our target audiences may shift and change. Like them, we will also have to adapt with agility to keep up with their business and technical information needs.

Our 2023 media kit is ready, and it is the right time to take stock and reconnect with your potential markets and customers. Print is the glue for the growth of liberal education, new industry, and an emerging economy. We seek your participation in what promises to be an interesting ride.

– Naresh Khanna

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