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Canon PRO-2000, PRO-4000 large format printers

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Canon PRO-2000, PRO-4000 large format printers

24″ and 44″ width pigment ink printers

For a much more detail see Keith’s Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-2000 printer review


This page contains Canon PRO-2000, PRO-4000 initial release info. and any other info we find.

Note: Launch included PRO-6000S and PRO-4000S 60″ and 44″ printers with reduced ink set for production use.

The replacements for Canon’s iPF6400/8400 and others.

Canon PRO-2000 large format printer

Canon PRO-2000, PRO-4000 features and info

We have a wide range of reviews of Canon printers, both desktop and large format.

KEY FEATURES

  • Using LUCIA PRO 12 inks, colours are richer and blacks are deeper
  • A new 1.28” wide print head enables faster printing while maintaining high print quality.
  • Optional dual roll unit supports continuous paper feed or automatic take-up of the printed output.
  • Ergonomic design with a flat top surface for print checking and 3.5” colour LCD touch screen operation panel.
  • Fast and easy printing directly for PDF and JPEG file formats from USB memory stick.
  • WiFi functionality for easy connection and quick setup to wireless networks.
  • Guaranteed colour consistency between jobs and different production sites.
  • High-capacity “hot swap” ink tanks for uninterrupted printing.
  • The Print Studio Pro plug-in lets you print effortlessly from professional editing software such as Adobe Lightroom, Adobe Photoshop and Canon’s Digital Photo Professional.

*Available across Europe middle of 2016

More PRO-2000, PRO-4000 Info

We get our UK Canon Large format supplies from www.ipfstore.co.uk

side view of printer with roll take-up unitLatest Information

2016 March

4th The new PRO range of large format printers are announced.

Available ‘Mid 2016’

As ever, we hope to have a comphrensive review as soon as possible.

I note that the green ink of the previous iPF printers has gone and is replaced with a gloss coat, and that the dual print head design has become a new single PF-10 printhead.

Here’s me with our iPF8300 ;-) I’m looking forward to testing just how the new PRO range differs…

keith cooper standing next to iPF8300

Key Technologies (from Canon)

ADVANCED PRECISION PRINT HEAD

Canon PF-10 printheadThe imagePROGRAF PRO-2000 sports a fully integrated print head enabling even faster printing in 12-colours with exceptional print quality. A compact 1.28” wide head enables efficient, high-precision ink ejection without discrepancies. This new print head has a 3-chip configuration with four colours per chip in a single print head, and outputs 12-colour ink from a total of 18,432 nozzles. The new print head is wider than the current 1.07-inch wide print head, and enables even faster printing while still maintaining high print quality.

LUCIA PRO PIGMENT INK
LUCIA PRO pigment inks are newly developed for the imagePROGRAF PRO-2000, delivering prints with a wide colour gamut, excellent colour expression, superior dark area reproduction, low graininess and good gloss characteristics. Newly microencapsulated colour materials are used which increase the smoothness of the printed surface, thus reducing scattered light from the media surface, and enabling the inks to be spread even more densely on the media, which improves colour expression.

printer with roll paper take up unit

The imagePROGRAF PRO-2000 printer uses transparent Chroma Optimiser ink to improve high quality print performance on gloss papers.

IMAGE PROCESSING ENGINE
The imagePROGRAF PRO-2000 features a re-designed processing engine: L-COA PRO. It combines the latest and most advanced Canon image-handling algorithms with a newly-developed application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC) for processing high volumes of high resolution images and data – delivering the very best print quality at high speed.

desktop printer PRO-2000

The PRO-4000 is the larger 44″ version of the printer

Canon pro-4000 printer

Specifications PRO-2000

TECHNOLOGY
Printer Type 12 Colour 24″/610mm
Print Technology Canon Bubblejet on Demand 12 colours integrated type (12 chips per print head x 1 print head)
Print Resolution 2,400 x 1200 dpi
Number of Nozzles 18,432 nozzles (1536 nozzles x 12 colour)
Line Accuracy ±0.1% or less
User adjustments necessary. Printing environment and media must match those used for the adjustments.
CAD paper required: Plain paper, CAD tracing paper, coated paper, CAD translucent matte film only
Nozzle Pitch 600 dpi x 2 includes Non-firing nozzle detection and compensation system
Ink Droplet Size minimum 4 pl per colour
Ink Capacity Sales Ink: 160ml/330ml/700ml
Bundled Starter Ink: 160ml
Ink Type Pigment inks – Black, Matte Black, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Photo Cyan, Photo Magenta, Grey, Photo Grey, Red, Blue, Chroma Optimiser
OS Compatability Microsoft Windows 32 Bit: Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10, Server 2008, 64 Bit: Vista,
7, 8, 8.1, 10, Server 2008/R2, Server 2012/R2
Apple Macintosh: OSX 10.7.5 ~ 10.11
Printer Languages SG Raster (Swift Graphic Raster)
Standard Interfaces USB A Port: USB Memory Direct Print for JPEG/PDF files
USB B Port: Built-in Hi-Speed USB 2.0
Ethernet: 10/100/1000 base-T
Wireless LAN: IEEE802.11n/IEEE802.11g/IEEE802.11b
MEMORY
Standard memory 1 GB
Hard Drive 320 GB
MEDIA HANDLING
Media Feed and Output Roll Paper: One Roll, Front-loading, Front Output
Optional Roll Paper: One Roll, Front-loading, Front Output
Cut Sheet: Front-loading, Front Output (Manual feed using media locking lever)
Media Width Roll paper: 203.2 ~ 610mm
Cut sheet: 203.2 ~ 610mm
Media Thickness Roll/Cut: 0.07 ~ 0.8mm
Minimum Printable Length 203.2mm
Maximum Printable Length Roll paper: 18 m (Varies according to the OS and application)
Cut sheet: 1.6 m
Maximum Media Roll Diameter 170 mm
Media Core Size Internal diameter of roll core: 2″/3″
Margins Recommended area Roll paper: Top: 20 mm, Bottom: 3 mm, Side: 3 mm
Cut sheet: Top: 20 mm, Bottom: 20 mm, Side: 3 mm
Margins Printable area Roll paper: Top: 3 mm, Bottom: 3 mm, Side: 3 mm
Roll paper (borderless): Top: 0 mm, Bottom: 0 mm, Side: 0 mm
Cut sheet: Top: 3 mm, Bottom: 20 mm, Side: 3 mm
Media Feed Capacity Roll Paper: One roll. If second option is added then automatic switching is possible
Cut Sheet: 1 sheet
Media Take-up roll unit Optional – Dual direction roll take up unit allowing print surface to be wound inside or outside of the roll
Borderless Printing Width (Roll Only) 515 mm(JIS B2), 594 mm(ISO A1), 10″, 14″, 17″, 24″, 257 mm(JIS B4)*, 297 mm(ISO A3)*, 329 mm(ISO A3+)*, 420 mm(ISO A2)*, 8″*, 16″*, 300 mm*
*Some environmental conditions may not produce the desired result
Maximum number of delivered prints Standard position: 1 sheet
Flat position: A2 landscape, glossy paper less than 10 sheets, Coated paper less than 20 sheets (excludes strong curled condition)
DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT
Physical Dimensions and Weight W x D x H
1110 x 984 x 1168 mm (Basket Open)
1110 x 766 x 1168 mm (Basket Closed)
101 kg (including Roll Holder Set, excluding ink and print heads)
Packaged Dimensions and Weight Printer w x D x H: (Main unit with pallet): 1324 x 902 x 1042 mm
129 kg
Stand/Basket W x D x H: 1111 x 797 x 223 mm
23 kg
Roll Unit W x D x H: 1244 x 562 x 461 mm
23 kg
POWER AND OPERATING REQUIREMENTS
Power Supply AC 100-240V (50-60Hz)
Power Consumption Operation: 88 W or less
Standby: 1.8 W or less
Power off: 0.5 W or less
Operating Environment Temperature: 15~30℃, Humidity: 10~80% RH (no dew condensation)
Accoustic Noise (Power/Pressure) Operation: 48 dB (A) (Glossy paper, Print priority: Standard)
Standby: 35 dB (A) or less
Operation: 6.4 Bels or less (Glossy paper, Image, Print priority: Standard) (Measured
on ISO 7779 standard)
Regulations Europe: CE mark, Germany: TUV mark, Russia: EAC,
Other countries: CB certification
Enviroment Certificates International Energy Star Program (WW), RoHS
WHAT’S INCLUDED
What’s in the Box? Printer, 1x print head, 3″ paper core attachment, EU & UK Power Cable, 1 set of starter ink tanks, Set up guide, Safety/Standard Environment leaflet, User software CD-ROM (OSX/Windows), PosterArtist Lite CD-ROM, EU Biocide Sheet, Eurasian Economic Union Sheet, Important Information Sheet, Quick Guide and Printhead Alignment Sheet
Software Included imagePROGRAF PRO Printer Driver, Print Plug-In for Office, Quick Utility Toolbox and PosterArtist Lite
Other software available as Download from Web.
OPTIONS
Optional Items Printer Stand: SD-21
Roll Unit: RU-21
2/3″ Roll Holder: RH2-27
CONSUMABLES
User Replaceable Items Ink Tank: PFl-1100 (160ml), PFl-1300 (330ml), PFl-1700 (700ml)
Print Head: PF-10
Cutter Blade: CT-07
Maintenance Cartridge: MC-30

Both 4000 and 6000 have the optional powered takeup unit.

pro-1000 with powered take-up unit

UK Press info

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.”

The new imagePROGRAF PRO-2000 offers photographers even greater levels of detail and colour accuracy with a stylish EOS-led signature design.

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.

The new imagePROGRAF series will be available across Europe from the middle of 2016. To see the new imagePROGRAF PRO series in action, visit Canon at the FESPA Digital 2016 show at the RAI exhibition and conference centre in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, from 8-11 March, Stand F100-F120.

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