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Canon imagePROGRAF iPF Comparison Charts: iPF680, iPF685, iPF780, iPF785, iPF780MFP, iPF785MFP

Specifications & Features:

Each of Canon’s all-new imagePROGRAF line of large-format printers has many similarities, but a few key differences which may be of critical importance to your printing application.

Each of the new iPF large-format 5-color printers provides fast, accurate high-speed printing. The new models turn out D-sized prints in as little as 21 seconds, and E-size prints in only 41 seconds.

With welcome upgrades to the stacking system on the iPF680 and iPF685, the entire imagePROGRAF line allows stacking for up to 100 plain paper prints. Upgrading to the optional 300mL ink cartridges cuts downtime from replacing spent ink by more than half and provides the added benefit of lower ink materials cost per milliliter.

Some large-format printing customers will appreciate the convenience of having a high-capacity onboard hard drive built into the printer. The iPF685, iPF785, and iPF785MFP each include a 320GB hard drive with 32GB of buffer RAM dedicated to image file processing, perfect for complex 3D and GIS drawings.

These printers are perfect for firms where multiple workstations must share one printer, allowing advanced error recovery and support for tracking up to 500 jobs.

Smaller printing customers may not require the multi-user benefits of having a built-in hard drive. The iPF680, iPF780, and iPF780MFP do not include an onboard hard drive but do include 256MB of buffer RAM for improved image processing.

Each of the new imagePROGRAF printers provides maximum printing resolution of 2400x1200 dpi on a roll feed of up to 59 feet and media thickness up to 5.9 inches. The iPF680 and iPF685 allow a maximum borderless printing width of 24 inches, while the iPF780, iPF780MFP, iPF785, and iPF785MFP give you extra-wide borderless printing widths up to 36-inches.

When scan-to-print is a necessity, the iPF780MFP and iPF785MFP provide a built-in Canon M40 wide-format scanner with 22-inch touch-screen interface. The M40 scanner lets you scan images up to 315 inches in length at a rate of 13 inches per second, and requires no warm-up time. The new “Scan to PDF” feature simplifies digitizing your archives.

Need to compare two specific models? Canon iPF780 vs iPF785 | Canon iPF780 vs iPF770 | Canon iPF770 vs iPF780 | Canon iPF785 vs iPF780 | Canon iPF770 vs iPF785 

Consult the chart below as well as the technical comparisons to help you choose the right Canon impagePROGRAF large-format printer from WAB Paper Supply.

New top of the line Canon iPF printer series offers many similarities. Though there are many features differentiating each printer useful to know for your business.

Buy Canon plotters and paper supplies online or contact the large-format printing experts at WAB Paper Supply with any questions about our products.

Canon imagePROGRAF iPF Comparison Chart: Specifications

  Canon imagePROGRAF
iPF680
Canon imagePROGRAF
iPF685
Canon imagePROGRAF
iPF780
Canon imagePROGRAF
iPF785
Canon imagePROGRAF
iPF780MFP
Canon imagePROGRAF
iPF785MFP
Printer Type 5-Color 24-inch Printer 5-Color 24-inch Printer 5-Color 36-inch Printer 5-Color 36-inch Printer 5-Color 36-inch Printer 5-Color 36-inch Printer
Number of Nozzles Total: 15,360 MBK: 5,120 nozzles C, M, Y, BK: 2,560 nozzles each Total: 15,360 MBK: 5,120 nozzles C, M, Y, BK: 2,560 nozzles each Total: 15,360 MBK: 5,120 nozzles C, M, Y, BK: 2,560 nozzles each Total: 15,360 MBK: 5,120 nozzles C, M, Y, BK: 2,560 nozzles each Total: 15,360 MBK: 5,120 nozzles C, M, Y, BK: 2,560 nozzles each Total: 15,360 MBK: 5,120 nozzles C, M, Y, BK: 2,560 nozzles each
Nozzle Pitch 1,200 dpi Non-firing nozzle detection and compensation 1,200 dpi Non-firing nozzle detection and compensation 1,200 dpi Non-firing nozzle detection and compensation 1,200 dpi Non-firing nozzle detection and compensation 1,200 dpi Non-firing nozzle detection and compensation 1,200 dpi Non-firing nozzle detection and compensation
Print Resolution (Up to) 2,400 x 1,200 dpi (Max) 2,400 x 1,200 dpi (Max) 2,400 x 1,200 dpi (Max) 2,400 x 1,200 dpi (Max) 2,400 x 1,200 dpi (Max) 2,400 x 1,200 dpi (Max)
OS Compatibility Windows® (XP/Vista/7/8) — Macintosh® (OSX 10.6.8-10.9X) Windows® (XP/Vista/7/8) — Macintosh® (OSX 10.6.8-10.9X) Windows® (XP/Vista/7/8) — Macintosh® (OSX 10.6.8-10.9X) Windows® (XP/Vista/7/8) — Macintosh® (OSX 10.6.8-10.9X) Windows® (XP/Vista/7/8) — Macintosh® (OSX 10.6.8-10.9X) Windows® (XP/Vista/7/8) — Macintosh® (OSX 10.6.8-10.9X)
Standard Interfaces USB 2.0 High-Speed — 10/100/1000 Base-T/TX USB 2.0 High-Speed — 10/100/1000 Base-T/TX USB 2.0 High-Speed — 10/100/1000 Base-T/TX USB 2.0 High-Speed — 10/100/1000 Base-T/TX USB 2.0 High-Speed — 10/100/1000 Base-T/TX USB 2.0 High-Speed — 10/100/1000 Base-T/TX
Ink Droplet Size 4 picoliterDye/Pigment Reactive Ink 4 picoliterDye/Pigment Reactive Ink 4 picoliterDye/Pigment Reactive Ink 4 picoliterDye/Pigment Reactive Ink 4 picoliterDye/Pigment Reactive Ink 4 picoliterDye/Pigment Reactive Ink
Ink Capacity 130ml or 300ml per color4 130ml or 300ml per color4 130ml or 300ml per color4 130ml or 300ml per color4 130ml or 300ml per color4 130ml or 300ml per color4
Color Set Dye: Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black — Pigment: Matte Black Dye: Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black — Pigment: Matte Black Dye: Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black — Pigment: Matte Black Dye: Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black — Pigment: Matte Black Dye: Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black — Pigment: Matte Black Dye: Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black — Pigment: Matte Black
Buffer Ram 256MB 32GB 256MB 32GB 256MB 32GB
Media Width Cut Sheet — 8"-24" (203.2mm-610mm) Roll Feed — 10"-24" (254mm-610mm) Cut Sheet — 8"-24" (203.2mm-610mm) Roll Feed — 10"-24" (254mm-610mm) Cut Sheet — 8"-36" (203.2mm-914mm) Roll Feed — 10"-36" (254mm-914mm) Cut Sheet — 8"-36" (203.2mm-914mm) Roll Feed — 10"-36" (254mm-914mm) Cut Sheet — 8"-36" (203.2mm-914mm) Roll Feed — 10"-36" (254mm-914mm) Cut Sheet — 8"-36" (203.2mm-914mm) Roll Feed — 10"-36" (254mm-914mm)
Media Thickness 0.07-0.8mm (2.8-31.4mil) 0.07-0.8mm (2.8-31.4mil) 0.07-0.8mm (2.8-31.4mil) 0.07-0.8mm (2.8-31.4mil) 0.07-0.8mm (2.8-31.4mil) 0.07-0.8mm (2.8-31.4mil)
Maximum Roll Print Length Roll Feed - 59' (18 meters) 5 Cut Sheet - 63" (1.6 meters) Roll Feed - 59' (18 meters) 5 Cut Sheet - 63" (1.6 meters) Roll Feed - 59' (18 meters) 5 Cut Sheet - 63" (1.6 meters) Roll Feed - 59' (18 meters) 5 Cut Sheet - 63" (1.6 meters) Roll Feed - 59' (18 meters) 5 Cut Sheet - 63" (1.6 meters) Roll Feed - 59? (18 meters) 5 Cut Sheet ? 63? (1.6 meters)
Maximum Media Roll Diameter 5.9" (150mm) 5.9" (150mm) 5.9" (150mm) 5.9" (150mm) 5.9" (150mm) 5.9" (150mm)
Borderless Printing Width 10", B4, A3, 14", A2, 17", B2 (20.28"/515 mm), A1 (23.38"/594mm), 24" 10", B4, A3, 14", A2, 17", B2 (20.28"/515 mm), A1 (23.38"/594mm), 24" 10", B4, A3, 14", A2, 17", B2 (20.28"/515 mm), A1 (23.38"/594mm), 24", A0 (33.11"/841mm), B1, 36" 10", B4, A3, 14", A2, 17", B2 (20.28"/515 mm), A1 (23.38"/594mm), 24", A0 (33.11"/841mm), B1, 36" 10", B4, A3, 14", A2, 17", B2 (20.28"/515 mm), A1 (23.38"/594mm), 24", A0 (33.11"/841mm), B1, 36" 10", B4, A3, 14", A2, 17", B2 (20.28"/515 mm), A1 (23.38"/594mm), 24", A0 (33.11"/841mm), B1, 36"
Paper Feed Method Roll Feed: One Roll, Top-loading, Front output Cut Sheet: One sheet, Top loading, Front output Roll Feed: One Roll, Top-loading, Front output Cut Sheet: One sheet, Top loading, Front output Roll Feed: One Roll, Top-loading, Front output Cut Sheet: One sheet, Top loading, Front output Roll Feed: One Roll, Top-loading, Front output Cut Sheet: One sheet, Top loading, Front output Roll Feed: One Roll, Top-loading, Front output Cut Sheet: One sheet, Top loading, Front output Roll Feed: One Roll, Top-loading, Front output Cut Sheet: One sheet, Top loading, Front output
Languages GARO (Canon Proprietary) GARO (Canon Proprietary) GARO (Canon Proprietary) GARO (Canon Proprietary) GARO (Canon Proprietary) GARO (Canon Proprietary)
Noise Level Approx Operation: 48 dB (A) or less Standby: 35 dB (A) or less Acoustic Power: Approx. 6.5 Bels Operation: 48 dB (A) or less Standby: 35 dB (A) or less Acoustic Power: Approx. 6.5 Bels Operation: 48 dB (A) or less Standby: 35 dB (A) or less Acoustic Power: Approx. 6.5 Bels Operation: 48 dB (A) or less Standby: 35 dB (A) or less Acoustic Power: Approx. 6.5 Bels Operation: 48 dB (A) or less Standby: 35 dB (A) or less Acoustic Power: Approx. 6.5 Bels Operation: 48 dB (A) or less Standby: 35 dB (A) or less Acoustic Power: Approx. 6.5 Bels
Physical Dimensions 42" (H) x 39" (W) x 35" (D) (When basket is open) 42" (H) x 39" (W) x 43" (D) (When basket is extended for flatbed stacking) Box Dimensions/ Weight: 45" (H) x 44" (W) x 35" (D) Approximately 205 lbs 42" (H) x 39" (W) x 35" (D) (When basket is open) 42" (H) x 39" (W) x 43" (D) (When basket is extended for flatbed stacking) Box Dimensions/ Weight: 45" (H) x 44" (W) x 35" (D) Approximately 205 lbs 42" (H) x 51" (W) x 35" (D) (When basket is open) 42" (H) x 51" (W) x 43" (D) (When basket is extended for flatbed stacking) Box Dimensions/ Weight: 31" (H) x 56" (W) x 46" (D) Approximately 249 lbs 42" (H) x 51" (W) x 35" (D) (When basket is open) 42" (H) x 51" (W) x 43" (D) (When basket is extended for flatbed stacking) Box Dimensions: 31" (H) x 56" (W) x 46" (D) 42" (H) x 51" (W) x 35" (D) (When basket is open) 42" (H) x 51" (W) x 43" (D) (When basket is extended for flatbed stacking) Box Dimensions/ Weight: 31" (H) x 56" (W) x 46" (D) Approximately 249 lbs 42" (H) x 51" (W) x 35" (D) (When basket is open) 42" (H) x 51" (W) x 43" (D) (When basket is extended for flatbed stacking) Box Dimensions: 31" (H) x 56" (W) x 46" (D)
Weight Approximately 125lbs. with stand Approximately 125lbs. with stand Approximately 150lbs. with stand Approximately 150lbs. with stand – Box Weight: Approximately 249 lbs Approximately 150lbs. with stand Approximately 150lbs. with stand – Box Weight: Approximately 249 lbs
Power Source AC-100-240V (50-60Hz) AC-100-240V (50-60Hz) AC-100-240V (50-60Hz) AC-100-240V (50-60Hz) AC-100-240V (50-60Hz) AC-100-240V (50-60Hz)
Power Consumption Maximum: 140W or less Standby 5W or less Power Off: .5W or less (Compliant with Executive Order) Maximum: 140W or less Standby 5W or less Power Off: .5W or less (Compliant with Executive Order) Maximum: 140W or less Standby 5W or less Power Off: .5W or less (Compliant with Executive Order) Maximum: 140W or less Standby 5W or less Power Off: .5W or less (Compliant with Executive Order) Maximum: 140W or less Standby 5W or less Power Off: .5W or less (Compliant with Executive Order) Maximum: 140W or less Standby 5W or less Power Off: .5W or less (Compliant with Executive Order)
Operating Environment Temperature: 59°-86° F (15°-30° C) Relative Humidity: 10-80% (No Condensation) Temperature: 59°-86° F (15°-30° C)Relative Humidity: 10-80% (No Condensation) Temperature: 59°-86° F (15°-30° C)Relative Humidity: 10-80% (No Condensation) Temperature: 59°-86° F (15°-30° C)Relative Humidity: 10-80% (No Condensation) Temperature: 59°-86° F (15°-30° C)Relative Humidity: 10-80% (No Condensation) Temperature: 59°-86° F (15°-30° C)Relative Humidity: 10-80% (No Condensation)
User-replaceable items Print Head: PF-04 Maintenance Cartridge: MC-10Ink Tanks: PFI-107 (130ml: C, M, Y, BK, MBK), PFI-207 (300ml: C, M, Y, BK, MBK) Print Head: PF-04Maintenance Cartridge: MC-10Ink Tanks: PFI-107 (130ml: C, M, Y, BK, MBK), PFI-207 (300ml: C, M, Y, BK, MBK) Print Head: PF-04, Maintenance Cartridge: MC-10, Ink Tanks: PFI-107 (130ml: C, M, Y, BK, MBK), PFI-207 (300ml: C, M, Y, BK, MBK) Print Head: PF-04, Maintenance Cartridge: MC-10, Ink Tanks: PFI-107 (130ml: C, M, Y, BK, MBK), PFI-207 (300ml: C, M, Y, BK, MBK) Print Head: PF-04, Maintenance Cartridge: MC-10, Ink Tanks: PFI-107 (130ml: C, M, Y, BK, MBK), PFI-207 (300ml: C, M, Y, BK, MBK) Print Head: PF-04, Maintenance Cartridge: MC-10, Ink Tanks: PFI-107 (130ml: C, M, Y, BK, MBK), PFI-207 (300ml: C, M, Y, BK, MBK)
Software Included Canon Printer Driver, Printer Driver Extra Kit (Free Layout, Color imageRUNNER Enlargement Copy, Advanced Preview), Direct Print & Share, imagePROGRAF Print Utility2, PosterArtist Lite (PC Only), Print Plug-in for Microsoft® Word/Excel/PowerPoint (PC only), Status Monitor, Media Configuration Tool, Optimized Module for AutoCAD Canon Printer Driver, Printer Driver Extra Kit (Free Layout, Color imageRUNNER Enlargement Copy, Advanced Preview), Direct Print & Share, imagePROGRAF Print Utility2, PosterArtist Lite (PC Only), Print Plug-in for Microsoft® Word/Excel/PowerPoint (PC only), Status Monitor, Media Configuration Tool, Optimized Module for AutoCAD Canon Printer Driver, Printer Driver Extra Kit (Free Layout, Color imageRUNNER Enlargement Copy, Advanced Preview), Direct Print & Share, imagePROGRAF Print Utility2, PosterArtist Lite (PC Only), Print Plug-in for Microsoft® Word/Excel/PowerPoint (PC only), Status Monitor, Media Configuration Tool, Optimized Module for AutoCAD Canon Printer Driver, Printer Driver Extra Kit (Free Layout, Color imageRUNNER Enlargement Copy, Advanced Preview), Direct Print & Share, imagePROGRAF Print Utility2, PosterArtist Lite (PC Only), Print Plug-in for Microsoft® Word/Excel/PowerPoint (PC only), Status Monitor, Media Configuration Tool, Optimized Module for AutoCAD Canon Printer Driver, Printer Driver Extra Kit (Free Layout, Color imageRUNNER Enlargement Copy, Advanced Preview), Direct Print & Share, imagePROGRAF Print Utility2, PosterArtist Lite (PC Only), Print Plug-in for Microsoft® Word/Excel/PowerPoint (PC only), Status Monitor, Media Configuration Tool, Optimized Module for AutoCAD Canon Printer Driver, Printer Driver Extra Kit (Free Layout, Color imageRUNNER Enlargement Copy, Advanced Preview), Direct Print & Share, imagePROGRAF Print Utility2, PosterArtist Lite (PC Only), Print Plug-in for Microsoft® Word/Excel/PowerPoint (PC only), Status Monitor, Media Configuration Tool, Optimized Module for AutoCAD
Hard Drive N/A 320GB N/A 320GB N/A 320GB

Canon imagePROGRAF iPF Comparison Chart: Features

  Canon imagePROGRAF
iPF680
Canon imagePROGRAF
iPF685
Canon imagePROGRAF
iPF780
Canon imagePROGRAF
iPF785
Canon imagePROGRAF
iPF780MFP
Canon imagePROGRAF
iPF785MFP
Dye/Pigment Reactive Ink Set
High-Speed Printing
Large Capacity Ink Tanks
Sub-Ink Tank System
Economy Print Mode
Flat Stacker/Basket
Precision Printing: High-Density PF-04 Print Head
Direct Print & Share
imagePROGRAF Print Utility
Can Printer Driver
Status Monitor
Accounting Manager
PosterArtist Lite
PosterArtist
Print Plug-In for Microsoft Office
Optimized Module for AutoCAD
24 Inch Large Format Printer        
36 Inch Large Format Printer    
320GB Internal Hard Drive      
32GB Buffer/Ram      
256MB Buffer/RAM      
Complete Scan-to-Print/File/Share Solution        
M40 Scanner        
SmartWorks MFP Software        
SmartWorks MFP Plus Software        
Direct Print & Share Cloud Portal Software        
Touch Screen Monitor        
Computer        
MFP Stand        
Print Plug-in for Microsoft Office        

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