• imagePROGRAF 681


  • Print high-volumes faster
  • Compact 24” body
  • Clearer quality on CAD drawings and HP-GL/2 compatible
  • LUCIA 5-colour ink system
  • New magenta ink for broader colour reproduction
  • 130ml/300ml hot-swap ink tanks
  • Direct Print & Share software
  • Cloud ready
  • Accounting tools
Combine quality and economy with this 24” high-speed 5-colour printer. Get crisper results on CAD/GIS and posters with new magenta ink, while the 300ml capacity tanks ensure productivity without downtime.

Ready for Cloud Sharing
Boost productivity and streamline printing workflows with imagePROGRAF Direct Print and Share which lets you print a host of files types without an application

Exceptional quality and accuracy
Get more vibrant colors on CAD and GIS drawings and better quality red text or images for posters and POS materials with the new magenta ink and expanded color gamut

More inks, less downtime
Support high volume continuous printing and achieve higher productivity with the large capacity 330ml/700ml ink tanks which can be interchanged according to frequency of use.

Printer Type 5 Color - 24"
Number of Nozzles 15,360 nozzles (5,120 nozzles for MBK, 2,560 nozzles for BK, C, M, Y)
1 print head
Print Resolution 2400 x 1200dpi
Nozzle Pitch 1200dpi x 2 rows
Line Accuracy ±0.1% or less
Ink Droplet Size 4 Picoliter
Ink Capacity 130ml or 300ml per color
Ink Type Dye / Pigment Reactive Ink
Dye: C, M, Y, BK
Pigment: MBK
Ink Supply Method Tubing system
(supplies ink from independent ink tanks set in the printer through tubes)
OS Compatibility 32-bit: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 / 8 / 8.1, Windows Server 2003 / 2003R2 / 2008
64-bit: Windows Vista, Windows 7 / 8 / 8.1, Windows Server 2003 / 2003R2 / 2008 / 2008R2 / 2012 / 2012R2
Mac OSX: 10.6.8 - OS10.9.x
Printer Language GARO (Graphic Arts language with Raster Operations),
Standard Interfaces
USB 2.0 Hi-Speed
Ethernet 10/100/1000 Base-T/TX
Printing Speed  
Printing Speed A1 size, Plain Paper 26 sec (Draft Mode, 300dpi)
A1 size, Coated Paper 88 sec (Standard Mode, 600dpi)
A1 size, Glossy Photo Paper 141 sec (Standard Mode, 600dpi)
Standard Memory 256MB
Hard Disk ---
Media Handling  
Media Width Roll Paper:
254 - 609.6mm
Cut Sheet: 203.2 - 609.6mm
Media Thickness Roll Paper:
0.07 - 0.8mm
Cut Sheet: 0.07 - 0.8mm
Minimum Printable Length Roll Paper:
Cut Sheet: 279.4mm
Maximum Printable Length Roll Paper:
Cut Sheet: 1.6m
Maximum Media Roll Diameter 150mm
Media Core Size Internal diameter of roll core: 2" or 3"
Paper Feed Method Roll Paper:
One roll, Top Loading, Front Output
Cut Sheet: Top-feeding, Front Output (Manual Feed using media locking lever)
Borderless Printing Width
(Roll Paper only)
10" (254 mm), B4 (257 mm), A3 (297 mm), Banner (300 mm), 14" (356 mm), A2 (420 mm), A2+/17" (432 mm), B2 (515 mm), A1 (594 mm), 24" (610 mm)
Dimensions and Weight  
Physical Dimensions
(W x D x H)
Main unit with basket open, excluding consumables and a printer stand:

997 x 757 x 507mm;
Weight: approx. 46.0kg
Main unit with printer stand and basket open excluding consumables: 997 x 887 x 1,062mm;
Weight: approx. 56.7kg
Main unit with pallet: 1,127 x 878 x 795mm ;
Weight: approx. 74.0kg
Power and Operating Requirements  
Power Supply AC 100 - 240V (50 - 60Hz)
Power Consumption Operation:

140W or less
Standby: 5W or less
Power off (Standby): 0.5W or less
Operating Environment Temperature:
15 - 300°C
Humidity: 10 - 80% (Condensation-free)
Noise Level (Approx.) Operation:

47dB (A) or less
Standby: 35dB (A) or less
Accoustic Power: 6.4Bels or less
Environment Certifications Energy Star, RoHS directive, The ECO Declaration, WEEE