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Battle of the A0 Plotters

 HP T730 v TM-300

Let's take a look at our two best selling A0 printers and why they are so popular with our customers.

Both the HP T730 and the Canon TM-300 are ideal A0 size colour printers for anyone wanting to produce good quality CAD and technical prints in house. With wireless connection and simple to use, quiet operation, these modern plotters are the perfect addition to any busy office where reliability, quick output and superb line definition is required.

Whilst the HP T730 is a great entry level CAD plotter, the Canon TM-300 has a few major benefits over the HP, those being:

  • wider choice of media with both 2 and 3 inch core capacity
  • larger diameter roll meaning less frequent loading of paper (and roll handling up to 175mt compared to 50mt on the HP)
  • pigment inks for long lasting images and superb poster work compared to dye inks on the HP which can fade over time
  • higher build quality
  • higher print quality on images
  • borderless print on heavier weight rolls
  • faster print speed
  • more memory
  • cheaper to run over time

With these additions to the usual CAD requirements, the TM-300 will broaden your horizons and offer many more print possibilities to produce your portfolios, posters, displays, banners, exhibition signs and even outdoor prints.

Looking for a printer than also scans and copies?  Then take a look at the HP T830 and the Canon L36ei TM-300

 

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Here is an overview of the T730 & TM-300 A0 Printers

 

 HP T730

 Canon TM-300

 Product Code

 F9A29A

 3058C003AA

 Print Size

 A0 | 36”

 A0 | 36”

 Trade In

 No

 No

 Functions

 Print

 Print

 Print Types

 Plans | Presentations

 Plans | Presentations | Posters | Banners

 Floor Stand

 Included

 Included

 Postscript Enabled

 No

 N/A

 Dual Roll

 No

 No

 Standard Warranty

 2 years onsite

 1 year onsite

 Extended Warranty

 3 Yr | 4 Yr | 5 Yr Options

 3 Yr | 5 Yr Options

 Max Roll Width

 914mm

 914mm

 Max Roll Diameter

 50mt | 11cms

 175mt | 15cms

 Core Size

 2” | 50mm

 2” & 3” | 50mm & 76mm

 Core Adaptors

 No

 Included

 Sheet Feed

 A3 & A4 continuous

 A2 – A0 individual

 A4 – A0 individual

 Max Media Weight

 280gsm

 280gsm

 No of inks

 4

 5

 Ink Colours

 BK, C, M, Y

 MBK, BK, C, M, Y

 Ink Type

 Pigment BK, Dye Colours

 All Pigment

 Replacement Ink Size

 BK 69ml, 300ml

 Colours 40ml, 130ml, 300ml

 All 130ml or 300ml

 Free ink in box

 BK 69ml, Colours 40ml (189ml)

MBK 130ml + 4 x 90ml (490ml)

 Printhead

 Single

 Single

 Maintenance Cartridge

 No

 Yes

 Max Print Speed

 50 seconds A0

 40 seconds A0

 Print from USB Stick

 Yes

 No (see TM-305)

 Processing Memory

 1GB

 2GB

 Hard Drive

 No

 No

 Windows Drivers

 To Windows 10

 To Windows 10

 Mac Drivers

 To Mac 10.4 Mojave

 To Mac 10.4 Mojave

 Connectivity

 Wireless | USB | Ethernet

 Wireless | USB | Ethernet

 

Take a look at the comparisons on GDS pricing

GDS Pricing - Canon TM-300 vs HP T730
 Warranty  T730 (with trade in discount)  Canon TM-300
 1 year  x   £1695.00
 2 Year  £1595.00  x 
 3 Year   £1794.00  £1920.00
 4 Year  £1970.00  x
 5 Year  £2140.00  £2080.00

 

 

GDS BEST BUY CHOICE - Canon TM-300 for its extra functionality and great pricing

To see more about the features and a detailed independent comparison evaluation of both of these printers by Buyers Lab see - HERE

 

 

Finance example on HP T730 and Canon TM-300

 

Call GDS on 01625 613548 for more information, a full quotation or a finance illustration.

All prices shown exclude VAT. Pricing is taken from GDS website. 

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