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We are a Canon Gold Partner

Canon Gold Partner 2018

Here at GDS we pride ourselves in listening to your printing requirements and help you to pick the best large format printer model for your individual needs.

Why not make a date to visit our GDS Large Format Showroom in Cheshire - bring your own files and see what the Canon printers can do for your print business...

Canon Gold Partner 2018 - Come and See

Canon's range of large format inkjet printers is huge. There are actually over 30 printer models which can be confusing when trying to decide on the right printer. That's where GDS will help; for years we have been working closely with Canon to understand the features of each model and clearly explain the benefits to you.

With over 400 large format printers sold every year, we've covered pretty much every possible request, from printing CAD line drawings to bespoke wallpaper coverings and wrapping paper. We never say never at GDS, so if you have any wonderful ideas for print then we're here to help you find the right solution.

Canon's range of 6 and 8 colour production printers offer commercial print and reprographics companies an excellent return on investment proposition. Whether you are printing for profit or bringing your print in-house, you will be amazed at the low running costs and high productivity that the Canon range has to offer.

Canon is highly regarded as a world leading manufacturer for photography and imaging equipment. Over the past 10 years Canon has worked tirelessly to develop a range of 12 colour photographic printers that truly bring your images to life. The latest 12 ink PRO-Series printers deliver a huge colour gamut and exceptionally accurate colours with excellent graduations and dense blacks. The system is also incredibly fast, efficient and cost effective, ensuring a sound return on investment.

GDS Demo room Canon LFP

What we really love about the Canon range of large format printers is the amount of extras you get in the box. When you buy a Canon you also get access to a great deal of additional software including accounting tools to keep track of ink and paper costs, print layout tools to avoid wasting paper and even a design package to enable you to easily design and print banners and posters.

In addition, the starter ink set with each Canon is unmatched by the competition, giving you many more prints before having to order your first replacement cartridge.

But it's not just about the printers - here at GDS we stock hundreds of different papers from traditional CAD plotter paper to high quality photographic grades. In addition, we stock a full range of poster papers and films for point of sale applications and specialist canvas and fine art products too. All are designed to work with the complete Canon range.

January 2017 saw GDS become an Accredited Select Partner in all 3 ranges of Canon wide format hardware (Photo, Graphics & CAD), making us perfectly positioned to supply Canon's entire imagePROGRAF range with the backup, support and knowledge that our customers need and expect. We continue to hold this accolade to the present day, although Canon have since changed the structure of their Partner Programme. Now we are known as a Canon Gold Partner in the Graphic Arts, Architecture, Engineering, Construction and Manufacturing sectors. This is testament to our ongoing commitment to our customers, a demonstrated level of expertise in the Canon range and our strong belief in the quality of Canon's printer line up. 

GDS | Graphic Design Supplies are a Canon Select Partner

We aim to build long term partnerships with our customers following the installation of any new printer, giving them advice on printing, support with technical issues, access to essential express delivery on all supplies and offering expertise on all aspects of their printing and finishing. We pride ourselves on exceptional customer service and friendly support, no matter how small the purchase or how simple the question may be.


"Graphic Design Supplies focus to developing its knowledge on Canon wide format products awarded them all three Canon Accreditations in 2017. Their high level of experience in CAD, Graphics and Photography printing enables GDS to really add value to their customers and we thank them for their continued commitment to Canon." 

- Matt Reid-Jones, Canon UK Wide Format Group


The large format showroom based in our office in Cheshire, gives our customers access to the latest Canon printers. Once we have quickly narrowed the options for customers choosing their new printer or MFP, we can invite them for a 'hands on' demonstration, which makes the process of buying a large format printer less overwhelming and gives buyers the confidence in the model they are choosing.


"Working with Canon is a pleasure and we absolutely love the Canon printers for their build quality, functionality and print results. They are truly stunning and the PRO-2000 we have installed here is simply unbeatable in photographic output. Canon is committed to developing and building the very highest quality models and we are always proud to show them off. We never stop learning from using them here everyday in our showroom and answering print questions." 

- Kate Walker, Graphic Design Supplies Ltd


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