Canon Updates imagePROGRAF Printer Range
Over the last few years, Canon has slowly been working towards a new designation system for their printers, and it looks like the process is now complete with the introduction of the new imagePROGRAF Pro-2000, Pro-4000, Pro-4000s and Pro-6000s. These large format 24″, 44″ and 60″ printers replace the replace the IPF 6400 and 8400 line, and feature an updated black design that falls in step with the Pixma Pro-1 and imagePROGRAF Pro-1000 that were launched in the last couple of years. From a consumer standpoint, Canon’s high-end printer lineup is now somewhat easier to understand. It starts with the Pro-100, then the Pro-10, followed by Pro-1 for the Pixma lineup. Then the imagePROGRAF line adds the famous “L-series” red stripe and starts with the 17″ Pro-1000, followed by the 24″ Pro-2000 and 44″ Pro-4000. The Pro-4000s and Pro-6000s are designed for high volume prints in a commercial environment and lack the red stripe.
The new design of the Pro-2000 and Pro-4000 appears to have reduced the footprint of the printer which will be a welcome update for professionals looking to keep one of these in their studios for fine-art printing. I still can’t understand why Canon omitted a roll feed on the Pro-1000 that was released last year, but nonetheless, the Canon printer lineup is looking stronger than ever now after this refresh.
Canon has announced a new range of imagePROGRAF PRO large format professional inkjet printers featuring ergonomic, compact designs and outstanding quality thanks to a new precision print head and inks…
The new imagePROGRAF PRO-2000 and imagePROGRAF PRO-4000 are designed to bring stunning image quality to professional photographers and fine art applications, while the new imagePROGRAF PRO-4000S and imagePROGRAF PRO-6000S deliver fast and reliable printing to high-volume print service providers that require photo quality prints such as posters, banners and canvas.
SUPERIOR IMAGE QUALITY FOR PROFESSIONAL USERS
The 12-colour PRO-2000 and PRO-4000 enable the full clarity and texture of photographs taken with a Canon EOS camera to be perfectly reproduced. Thanks to Canon’s unique input-output technology and Crystal-fidelity feature, photos look as accurate printed as when they were captured. Available in two sizes (24” and 44”) the PRO-2000 and PRO-4000 feature an attractive black design with an accentuated red line, denoting the link with Canon EOS digital cameras. The new devices use newly developed LUCIA PRO pigment ink to meet the demands of the most critical photographers and graphic artists, as well as transparent Chroma Optimiser ink to improve print performance on gloss paper.
Mathew Faulkner, European Marketing Manager for Wide Format Group, Canon Europe, says: “At Canon, we understand the importance of fine detail and precise colours to professional users. Images shot on even mid-range cameras can be very high resolution, and with the ability of today’s image editing software, this demands a highly accurate and colour-consistent output. The powerful technology of the new PRO-2000 and PRO-4000 models, not only provide incredible image reproduction, but the small footprint makes them ideal for any office, studio or design department.”
UNBEATABLE EFFICIENCY FOR PRINT SERVICE PROVIDERS
Also available in two sizes, (44” and 60”), the PRO-4000S and PRO-6000S boast an ergonomic compact design, which is ideal for time and space-pressed print operations in graphic arts, advertising and creative sectors. With a powerful L-COA PRO engine capable of processing large volumes of high-res images and data with ease, the new devices enable poster-quality printing at twice the speed of current imagePROGRAF 8 colour models. Full connectivity and Wi-Fi functionality ensures optimum productivity for busy environments.
Mathew Faulkner continues: “Whether for PSPs or in-house print departments in retailers or educational facilities, the trend towards more operational efficiency and on-demand printing is undeniable. There is a growing requirement not only for high quality imaging, but for ease of use and efficient media handling, as well as high-speed and uninterrupted printing to support high-volume output. These fundamental tools require a powerful and dependable large format printer. The PRO-4000S and PRO-6000S deliver speed, accuracy and colour vibrancy, making them ideal for both print-for-pay and print-for-use environments.”
The new devices feature Canon’s unique dual roll technology to support continuous paper feeding and take-up of printed output, while direct printing from a USB memory stick enables fast and easy prints. The imagePROGRAF PRO series is further improved by the new precision 1.28” wide print head and high-capacity ink tanks for fast, uninterrupted printing.