MELVILLE, N.Y., Jan. 4, 2023 — Today’s hybrid working professionals and creators increasingly require the ability to produce physical drawings, posters and other large graphical media from anywhere -even without leaving home. Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, unveils the game-changing imagePROGRAF TC-20 large format printer, designed to provide accessibility and affordability for today’s “do-it-yourself” generation, from graphic designers, to architects, engineers, educators, to retail shop owners. The introduction of the imagePROGRAF TC-20 represents Canon’s first printer category introduction enabling the consumerization of 24-inch large-format printing at a sub-$1,000 price, via a compact, desktop, user-manageable device.

The imagePROGRAF TC-20 printer is specifically designed to fit in environments with limited space, such as home offices, small offices, schools and satellite and temporary workspaces. It combines Canon’s proven product technology from multiple product lines, offering high-precision printing, an automatic sheet feeder, roll paper-feeding and large-capacity ink bottles, to offer a unique combination of image quality, performance, durability and affordability.

“The printer is so easy to use and the quality of the output is so good I am able to show photos of our specialty food offerings,” said Frank Nargentino owner of the Village Market. “The variety of sizes I am able to print using either the roll or various cut sheet sizes allows me to create posters, banners, flyers and notices. This helps me increase my communications to my customers and employees, in turn helping to increase sales.”

Careful attention was given to user design with regards to installation and ongoing use with a particular focus on first-time large format users, with ease of operability demonstrated by the printer’s ability to automatically switch between roll paper and cut sheet paper, as well as availability of “no-spool” roll paper loading. The imagePROGRAF TC-20 is fully front-operational, allowing the ability to easily replenish paper media, swap out ink bottles, replace maintenance cartridges and manage settings from the full color touch screen panel.

The environmentally-friendly printer is rated Gold by the Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT), the highest rating to date of any imagePROGRAF printer, as well as producing the lowest power consumption of any imagePROGRAF printer to date

“We are excited to introduce an entry-level, large-format printer to expand this technology’s viability to an entirely new set of users,” said Shinichi “Sam” Yoshida, executive vice president and general manager of Canon U.S.A., Inc. “The imagePROGRAF TC-20 combines quality and ease-of-use in a compact body, supports a variety of output sizes, and will be an essential asset for many in the education sector as well as small and home offices.”

Capable of holding up to 100 sheets of letter-size and up to 50 sheets of 11” x 17” plain paper, and roll sizes up to 24-inches in width, the imagePROGRAF TC-20 printer offers users a wide variety of media choices. The printer comes standard with four high-capacity 70 milliliter ink bottles, lessening the need to change ink as frequently, saving time and replenishment cost.

Creative and workflow software solutions are available free of charge to help support varied industries and printing needs. Supported software includes:

  • PosterArtist, a design software available free online at, https://posterartist.canon, a free lite version or the full version with an MRSP of $425.00
  • Direct Print Plus, a solution designed to allow multiple files in different formats to be inputted by dragging and dropping, then printing without needing to launch a dedicated application for each file
  • PIXMA Cloud Link, which can support hybrid work by providing a means to print shared files remotely while also accessing the cloud from a smartphone or personal computer
  • Mobile printing app (Canon PRINT Inkjet/SELPHY) and AirPrint compatibility
  • Free Layout Plus for easy printing from Microsoft Office applications

Both Windows and Mac platforms are compatible with the imagePROGRAF TC-20.

The imagePROGRAF TC-20, as well as an optional printer stand and an optional desktop basket, are now available for ordering. For more information, please visit https://canon.us/TC20.

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13 comments

  1. The price of the printer sounds reasonable. Wonder what the per print cost for the different print sizes are when the price of the inks, which are likely to be expensive, are taken into account.
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  2. That is some expensive ink. About a buck a milliliter. My 44" epson ink runs about half that per ml. Must be why the printer is so cheap. This sounds great for restaurants and offices that need occasional posters, but 4 color systems are kinda puny in terms of getting good color.
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  3. "For anywhere"? I like how they try to hide the real size of the printer in the photo with a man. There could be a market for such kind of printer - but aren't architects and engineers now expected to show you everything in VR? Still, this isn't a photo printer.
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  4. It's not a "photo" printer. It's a 24" poster/CAD printer, which is why it can be so inexpensive and probably a wonderful printer for that purpose.

    The Prograf Pro 1000 would be their "photo" printer in this (well, 17") price range.
    I have their 44" 4100 version (with 2 roll handling) which is stunningly beautiful for big photo prints. It's the best thing I ever bought among all my photo equipment.
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  5. It's not a "photo" printer. It's a 24" poster/CAD printer, which is why it can be so inexpensive and probably a wonderful printer for that purpose.

    The Prograf Pro 1000 would be their "photo" printer in this (well, 17") price range.
    I have their 44" 4100 version (with 2 roll handling) which is stunningly beautiful for big photo prints. It's the best thing I ever bought among all my photo equipment.
    I have enjoyed the positive feedback from CanonRumors for many years now, and I'd like to "give something back" to those who might read this:

    * For those considering a Prograf Pro 4100 (for example), I strongly suggest you get the optional 2nd roll feature (you'll love it)! I use one roll of 24" Canon Photo Pro Luster for brilliant semi-gloss prints to go under glass or photosheets, and the other roll of 44" Moab Entrada Rag Bright 190gsm fine art paper for beautiful matte photos (which is reflection-free when mounted without glass). And the Moab 5x7" Entradalope cards & envelopes make beautiful fine-art greeting cards with the identical paper.
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  6. That is some expensive ink. About a buck a milliliter. My 44" epson ink runs about half that per ml. Must be why the printer is so cheap. This sounds great for restaurants and offices that need occasional posters, but 4 color systems are kinda puny in terms of getting good color.
    But Canon's never clog. You can go 2 years between printing and it's just as pristine as ever. I used to be a major Epson printer owner but you have to constantly print to keep them in order. For even my cheap Canon Pixma Pro 100, I've gone 3 months, 6 months between the prints without worry.
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  7. But Canon's never clog. You can go 2 years between printing and it's just as pristine as ever. I used to be a major Epson printer owner but you have to constantly print to keep them in order. For even my cheap Canon Pixma Pro 100, I've gone 3 months, 6 months between the prints without worry.
    Epsons are horrible that way. I live in a dry climate which apparently doesn't help. I'm glad to hear this about Canon. Right now I'm on an HP printer (not intended for photos) but it's good to know I could switch to Canon with no worries.
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  8. Epsons are horrible that way. I live in a dry climate which apparently doesn't help. I'm glad to hear this about Canon. Right now I'm on an HP printer (not intended for photos) but it's good to know I could switch to Canon with no worries.
    I haven't noticed any clogging on my Prograf Pro 4100 and it has a lot of nozzles! But they do not recommend that you leave if off (or without printing) for long periods, and they suggested printing out a little nozzle check once a week if you're not going to use it. You could probably do it less often and be just fine. But I have someone do it if I'm on vacation. So that does take some ink, and someone's time.
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  9. I haven't noticed any clogging on my Prograf Pro 4100 and it has a lot of nozzles! But they do not recommend that you leave if off (or without printing) for long periods, and they suggested printing out a little nozzle check once a week if you're not going to use it. You could probably do it less often and be just fine. But I have someone do it if I'm on vacation. So that does take some ink, and someone's time.
    One crappy aspect of the whole thing is if ONE nozzle is stubbornly clogged...it cleans all of them anyway, which consumes huge amounts of ink.
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  10. But Canon's never clog.
    Not sure about that.

    I've had some issues with my Pro 1000 after not printing for several weeks.

    It will go through a very long agitation sequence and then error out with a clog message on the screen, and instructions to turn it off and then on again.

    It has done this twice in succession a couple of times.

    Fortunately, so far, it has resumed working again.

    I have also had to replace the print head. The printer spit out an error code and would not work again until I installed a new head. I don't know what triggered it.

    I certainly wouldn't want to go months, much less years, between printing and expect it to work.

    I now have a reminder to fire up the inkjet printers once a week and print something on glossy and matte papers (different black inks and gloss optimizer that also need to be used).
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  11. I now have a reminder to fire up the inkjet printers once a week and print something on glossy and matte papers (different black inks and gloss optimizer that also need to be used).
    Why don't you simply do a nozzle check? This must use all channels.
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  12. Why don't you simply do a nozzle check? This must use all channels.
    Correct! That's why I mentioned it above, as I was told to do that by the Canon service person once a week if the printer is not to be used for long periods. I do agree that this uses ("wastes" to some) ink, and why I suggested that one "might" be able to get away with doing this a bit less often if saving ink is of utmost importance. And Yes, ink is expensive, as is the printer itself. Same could be said about RF photography anyway. But the huge framed prints I have hung in my house are worth it (well, to me anyway).
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