Canon Pro-1000 Printer
The Printer That's Equally Obsessed
Professional photographers openly share what they need, want, and even don't want in a printer. Like stunning black and white prints with deep blacks and detailed gradations. A wide color gamut that accurately reproduces even the most difficult colors. And at Canon, we listen.
Introducing the Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-1000. A 17" wide format professional printer with an 11-Color plus Chroma Optimizer ink system that does it all. Arguably one of the best printers we’ve ever engineered. Distinguished by a bold red line.
New Print Head
Improving upon the specifications of the Canon PIXMA PRO-1 printer, the imagePROGRAF PRO-1000 printer features a 50 percent larger print head, which also expands the total number of nozzles to 18,432 for each of the 12 channels. The increased size of the print head helps produce faster print speeds†† while still maintaining high-resolution prints. This new print head design utilizes a sophisticated real-time ink ejection system which helps to maintain a consistent print head temperature allowing for consistent ink droplets to help limit clogs and reduce cleaning cycles and wasted ink. The new print head helps to further reduce the amount of wasted ink through anti-clogging technologies where ink ejection conditions are precisely checked with sensors, and if a clog is detected, another nozzle automatically provides backup.
The new LUCIA PRO 11-color plus Chroma Optimizer ink system was designed specifically to meet the demands of the most critical photographer. An optimized resin-coating of each pigment allows for denser droplets to be applied to the media, resulting in an increased color gamut of up to 19 percent over the PIXMA PRO-1 printer. This dense ink-configuration also brings gloss uniformity for viewing conditions and image clarity that helps achieve anti-bronzing. The LUCIA PRO ink system also introduces an improved level of black density not only achieving deep, rich blacks but also helping to bring out incredibly fine shadow detail in the darker areas, creating works of art on fine art media. The imagePROGRAF PRO-1000 printer is designed to work seamlessly when changing media types, Photo Black and Matte Black inks have their own dedicated nozzles so no switching is necessary. Users can print on glossy media then fine art media with no worries, no changes, and no waste. The new ink system includes matte black, photo black, gray, photo gray, red, blue, magenta, photo magenta, cyan, photo cyan, yellow and Chroma Optimizer. The size of the ink tanks is 80ml per tank, allowing for less frequent refills and reduced cost per print.
New Processing Engine & Printer Architecture
Demonstrating a rich understanding of optimum balance stemming from its expertise in camera technology, Canon offers precise placement of ink droplets ideal for vivid print results. The new processing engine, L-COA PRO, controls the balance of inks and the precise placement of ink droplets, carefully calculating best results for each print mode and media using various factors including color reproduction, tonal gradations, black density, graininess, glossiness, anti-bronzing and elimination of metamerism, all of which contribute to creating an amazing printed image. L-COA PRO, combined with an internal 1GB of memory, enables high-speed processing of massive volumes of image data for demanding workflows. To bring further accuracy to ink ejection and limitation of color unevenness, the imagePROGRAF PRO-1000 printer offers a two-way vacuum paper feeder, which keeps media flat and even, helping with accuracy of ink ejection. The imagePROGRAF PRO-1000 printer also has a built-in calibration function to help prevent variability of color output by aging changes or printer differences. This feature allows for a consistency in colors from PRO-1000 to PRO-1000 of under a Delta E of 2†††. Reliability and quality are further maintained by the enhanced rigidity in the printer chassis allowing for even more improved dot placement, helping to produce sharper prints, including stunning borderless images.
Enhancing the user experience with imagePROGRAF PRO-1000 printer is the intuitive software solution of Print Studio Pro v 2.0. With a focus on quality and ease of use, Print Studio Pro is a plugin for Adobe® Photoshop®, Adobe Lightroom® and Canon Digital Photo Professional software that easily exports files directly to the printer.1 With 16-bit processing capabilities, fine details are dramatically improved, gradations are smooth and a highly accurate reproduction of the original captured image can be reproduced. Also set to be included is the Media Configuration Tool (MCT)*, enabling customization of the media in both the driver and printer. Additionally, MCT can make adjustments such as print head height and vacuum strength for each media, offering the flexibility needed in order to help achieve optimal quality across a broad range of media options. Accounting Manager* is set to be included for those looking to keep track of consumable costs such as ink and media, allowing users to manually enter in their costs in order to help determine their overall printing expenses. Whether it is an individual printing in their studio, or an administrator looking to centrally manage a number of users in a multi-unit networked environment, this tool can help you keep track of printing expenses. Device Management Console* is an administrative tool which provides users with the means to manage multiple PRO-1000 printers by helping users monitor activity such as error messages and printer information such as the execution status of calibrations.
- Smarter Nozzles
- Engineered with 18,432 nozzles and sensors that continuously monitor status and deliver optimum results.
Air Feeding System
The Canon Air Feeding System prevents each page from skewing for accurate ink placement, regardless of paper type. A series of openings located on top of the platen vacuum-grip the paper as it feeds through the printer. The Air Feeding system creates a printing environment that keeps a consistent height between the print head and the media being used. Variances in height can occur due to paper curl or variations in temperature and humidity. A consistent level surface leads to remarkable ink droplet accuracy and improved image quality.
- Air Feeding System
- A series of openings located on top of the platen vacuum-grip the paper as it feeds through the printer.
- Skew Correction
- Skew Correction function guarantees that all types of paper, including thick fine art type papers, can be fed without the need for reprints.
LUCIA PRO Ink System:
The LUCIA PRO 11-color plus Chroma Optimizer ink system satisfies the demands of the most critical photographer or graphic artist. Denser droplet placement provides a broader color gamut and improved gloss uniformity for superb glossiness and anti-bronzing. Incredibly accurate color reproduction, outstanding image clarity, and enhanced detail in darker areas distinguish each print. On fine art papers, higher black density renders even the finest shadow detail, for a print that becomes a work of art.
- 11-Ink System Plus Chroma Optimizer
- Utilizing new pigment ink with modified compositions and new colors, LUCIA PRO INKS have enabled a broader color gamut and greater shadow detail reproduction in dark areas.
- LUCIA PRO Inks
- Increased density of ink on the paper improves color gamut.
- Even light reflection contributes to improved glossiness and image clarity.
- Contributes to anti-bronzing on glossy paper.
Black Density and Dark Shadow Areas:
Deep blacks, which make the image crisp, and precise gradation can be attained across all media types. On glossy media, light reflection off of a printed image is stabilized by the Chroma Optimizer and the newly formulated Photo Black ink. Overall, your images will enjoy an enhanced dynamic range.
- Core Technologies
- The print head, ink and image processing engine mounted on the
imagePROGRAF PRO-1000 provide high levels of image quality and
Wide Color Gamut:
A new ink system adopts 11-color inks and Chroma Optimizer ink. This system helps you achieve an improvement in color-reproduction, image clarity, and enhanced darker areas. It faithfully reproduces colors and dark areas crucial for printing works of art. The newly formulated blue and magenta inks will help recreate the finest details when printing nightscapes and sunsets
No Switching Black Inks:
On other printers, switching from Matte Black to Photo Black consumes a significant amount of ink and time. The imagePROGRAF PRO-1000 is designed to work seamlessly when changing media types. Matte Black and Photo Black inks have their own dedicated nozzles, so no switching is necessary. You can print on fine art paper then glossy paper with no worries, no changes, and no waste.
Fast Photo Printing:
At the heart of the imagePROGRAF PRO-1000 is a 1.28" wide print head. Expanding the printing area by 50% with each movement of the print head, print speeds are drastically improved. This increases your productivity through efficient high-speed printing.
- L-COA PRO
- This high-precision control engine performs the high-speed processing of
massive volumes of image data, generates the printing data, and
controls the optimal ink layout for the purpose of achieving high
resolution prints. It represents the brain of the imagePROGRAF PRO-1000.
Print Studio PRO v 2.0 Plug in:
- Contrast Reproduction
- By using this function in combination with the Digital Lens Optimizer
included in Digital Photo Professional, you can print sharp,
high-definition images without losing any of the qualities present when
the image was photographed.
- Soft Proofing
- Allows for visual proofing of the final print, taking into account for color reproduction for a specific paper type.
- Improved UI
- Enjoy intuitive operation and settings such as Favorites, History, and several Color Adjustment Functions.
- Seamless Integration
- Seamlessly works with leading image editing software programs.
- 16-bit Workflow
- Allows for 16-bit processing of images to dramatically improve your final output.
Printer Management Solutions:
Every detail in your print must be perfect, why not have the same obsession for your workflow? The imagePROGRAF PRO-1000 is precisely managed with these powerful management tools.
- Quick Utility Tool Box
- Provides quick access to all the Printer Management Tools.
- Media Configuration Tool
- Enables complete customization of the media menu in both the driver and
the printer by re-arranging paper types, hiding unused media, and even
creating a custom set of printer parameters for your preferred media.
Adjustments such as print head height and vacuum strength can be
manually entered and saved.
- Accounting Manager
- Account for every sheet of paper and the amount of ink that was used.
Accounting Manager allows you to accurately assign and track the costs
of every single job.
- Device Management Console
- The Device Management Console allows you to manage multiple
printers, all in one convenient place. Monitor, control and calibrate
imagePROGRAF PRO-1000 printers regardless of location to ensure the
consistency that you demand from your printers.
- Color Calibration Tool
- The Color Calibration Tool enables you to ensure the quality of each and
every one of your prints, regardless of which imagePROGRAF PRO-1000 in
your studio you are printing on.
*Printer Management Solution software tools will become available starting in December 2015.Please check usa.canon.com/proprinters for the approximate timing of availability for each software tool.