Canon TM-200 VS HP Z6
Canon imagePROGRAF TM-200 vs. HP DesignJet Z6
Keypoint Intelligence – Buyers Lab was commissioned by Canon Europe to produce a report looking at the relative strengths and weaknesses of the Canon imagePROGRAF TM-200 versus HP’s DesignJet Z6. Testing was conducted to compare the relative performance in image quality, productivity, ink consumption and more.
All testing was performed in Buyers Lab’s European test facility in Wokingham, UK.
- HP DesignJet Z6
- Image Quality
- Print Productivity
- Ink Consumption
- Direct Print Submission Functionality
- Device Feature Set
- Print Driver Feature Set
- Printhead Reliability/Cleaning Routines
In the Buyers Lab evaluation the Canon TM-200 outshone the HP Z6 in most areas with its superior performance, lower ink consumption and overall better image quality. The productivity performance of the TM-200 was particularly outstanding with a clear speed advantage in all tested modes. In high-resolution environments such as photographic studios it would clearly be the more productive choice, as well as being perfectly suited for medium-resoltion work such as signs and posters.
Image quality for both of the 24-inch large format printers met with the standards that are expected of models designed for technical and graphical print applications. They both produced highly accurate colour reproduction, consistent skin colour tones and smooth halftone coverage in both colour and black. Overall the Canon TM-200 delivered superior image quality with higher colour gamuts, better fine detailing in dark contrast areas, more vibrant colours and higher solid densities for CMY. The Canon printer also had lower ink consumption across two different test scenarios.
The Canon imagePROGRAF TM-200 proved to have faster productivity, superior image quality and lower overall ink useage in this large format printer evaluation by Buyers Lab.