Canon Australia has launched PosterArtist v1.1, a new version of its web-based design software for the creation of posters, banners and signage – enabling two-sided and variable printing, as well as offering new templates to support the creation of a wide array of applications.
PosterArtist v1.1 allows users to easily acreate professional-level designs to print on selected Canon imageRUNNER ADVANCE DX, imageRUNNER, and imagePRESS Series of multifunction printers for office use.
The software is also compatible with selected imageCLASS laser printers for small business use, imagePROGRAF large-format printers and PIXMA home printers. (The full list of Canon printers that PosterArtist v1.1 is compatible with can be found here.)
The PosterArtist version 1.1 app which can be downloaded from the Canon Australia website, allows users to create flyers for retail stores, menus for restaurants and many other applications.
By using the variable printing function, users can efficiently print applications, such as certificates, by importing text data from an Excel file and adding it to the design.
Combining two-sided printing and variable printing, users can design and print two-sided applications, while including personalised details such as the name of a customer and their appointment time.
Canon Australia product marketing general manager Yoshinori Moritaki said, “The visual appeal and tactile nature of a printed application has the power to cut through digital noise and help brands stand out in an age of screen fatigue. With an array of new templates and an easy-to-use interface, the new version 1.1 of PosterArtist will help our customers to create exciting double-sided, variable designs for both business and personal use.”
Canon has added new templates for applications such as flyers, menus, calendars, and photo collages, in addition to a variety of existing poster designs. The new templates feature complete front-and-back design options, making it easy to create a unified two-sided design. In addition, Canon is adding clip art, including stamps like ‘Big Sale’ and ‘Limited Time Offer’ and illustrations in a handwritten style.
Version 1.1 also supports ‘Auto Photo Fix’ which streamlines the design process further, allowing for text and images to be changed, while photo colour tone and brightness can be adjusted to help create high quality and original designs.
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