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This page contain Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-1000 initial release info and update information.

>>> We also have a detailed Canon PRO-1000 review

It will be updated with any additional details we find.

Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-1000 features and info

  • 11+1 ink system
  • Gloss optimiser
  • A2 – 17″ width
  • Vacuum system for holding paper flat
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2017 February

20th New firmware

[Ver.2.2] – Optimisation of the specifications of Chroma Optimiser ink used in the auto maintenance.

Note that in the firmware description it is also called V2.040

[Ver.2.1] – The following problem has been rectified: Calibration from software is disabled.
– v10.11.6 and v10.12 has been added as a supported OS.

2016 July

10th A page length increase is included with the latest firmware.
“Feature: (1.1): ROM: The maximum printable height of custom paper size will be lengthened to 25.5-inch (647.70mm) with specifying in the printer driver.”
The actual version is, I’m told, V1.11 and you need to update drivers as well (to have the size available).


15th We have a long and detailed review of the PRO-1000


7th A Canon PRO-1000 printer has just turned up for a review – questions? feel free to email me…


16th Product advisory for the PRO-1000. Canon

If your serial number starts AEGL, then it’s possible there will be an ink leak.
“We have determined that some imagePROGRAF PRO-1000 printers may experience ink leakage.
This announcement conveys Canon’s service policy for affected printers. We offer our sincerest apologies to any customers who have been inconvenienced.


In rare instances, ink may leak from inside the printer to the outside of the printer through an opening on the bottom.

Affected units

imagePROGRAF PRO-1000 units starting with serial number prefix AEGL. Example: AEGL01234
The serial number can be found on the back of printer.”

1st Quite a few reports about the PRO-1000 from the US, great printer, but with a potentially limiting maximum page length?

2015 December

18th Canon have a site about the Pro-1000 printer

Glossy but largely content free I’m afraid 


30th A few printers are starting to ship in the US – no news for UK/Europe as yet.


23rd Canon CPN in Europe publish an overview of the PRO-1000 and a technical article about the PRO-1000

22nd A Canon video shows the printer in action. A couple of screen grabs show the print head (replaceable)

print head, underside

The vacuum system holds paper flat as the print head moves over

print vacuum system

And there is borderless printing on fine art paper.

I’m not quite so concerned about true borderless, but it looks as if the old margin limits have gone – what about maximum page length?

borderless on fine art paper

21st The Printer is announced in the US

The carts are 80ml

See the specs below – I’m interested to see just what that maximum page length means in practice.

US press info says it will be available at the end of October, whilst the UK press info says that it “will be available across Europe from early 2016”.

Interesting things to note are also that it will accept 1200ppi print input.

To put that in context, it’s a 7″x5″ print from a 50MP 5Ds – I look forward to seeing just what that looks like…

It also seems that Canon has given up on their “We don’t need a display” approach on the PRO-1/10/100 with a colour one.

Canon info page (US)

printer displayWhat’s in the Box: imagePROGRAF PRO-1000 17″ Professional Photographic Inkjet Printer

Document Kit:
Getting Started
Important Information Sheet
Safety Environment Information
Setup Software & User’s Guide CD-ROM
Registration Card
Warranty Card

Ink Tanks:
PFI-1000 Matte Black (80 ml)
PFI-1000 Photo Black (80 ml)
PFI-1000 Cyan (80 ml)
PFI-1000 Magenta (80 ml)
PFI-1000 Yellow (80 ml)
PFI-1000 Photo Cyan (80 ml)
PFI-1000 Photo Magenta (80 ml)
PFI-1000 Gray (80 ml)
PFI-1000 Photo Gray (80 ml)
PFI-1000 Red (80 ml)
PFI-1000 Blue (80 ml)
PFI-1000 Chroma Optimizer (80 ml)

Maintenance Cartridge:
MC-20 (User Replaceable)
Power Cord
Print Head
5 Sheets Photo Paper Pro Luster LU-101 (8.5″ x 11″)


The FINE print head institutes a tubular ink delivery system. This generates faster print speeds and reduces the possibility of clogging. Additionally, ink ejection conditions are precisely checked with sensors, and if a clog is detected, another nozzle automatically provides backup. In addition to preventing wasted prints due to clogging, this also reduces the frequency of which nozzle cleaning is required.

Engineered with 18,432 nozzles and sensors that continuously monitor status and deliver optimum results.

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.

A series of openings located on top of the platen vacuum-grip the paper as it feeds through the printer.

Skew Correction function guarantees that all types of paper, including thick fine art type papers, can be fed without the need for reprints.

The LUCIA PRO 11-colour plus Chroma Optimizer ink system satisfies the demands of the most critical photographer or graphic artist. Denser droplet placement provides a broader colour gamut and improved gloss uniformity for superb glossiness and anti-bronzing. Incredibly accurate colour 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.

Utilizing new pigment ink with modified compositions and new colours, LUCIA PRO INKS have enabled a broader colour gamut and greater shadow detail reproduction in dark areas.

• Increased density of ink on the paper improves colour gamut.
• Even light reflection contributes to improved glossiness and image clarity.
• Contributes to anti-bronzing on glossy paper.

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.

The print head, ink and image processing engine mounted on the imagePROGRAF PRO-1000 provide high levels of image quality and productivity.

A new ink system adopts 11-colour inks and Chroma Optimizer ink. This system helps you achieve an improvement in colour-reproduction, image clarity, and enhanced darker areas. It faithfully reproduces colours 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.

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.

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.

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.

This powerful plug-in software provides professional photographers with intuitive printing solutions. New functions added provide enhancements to your printing workflow.

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 colour reproduction for a specific paper type.

Improved UI
Enjoy intuitive operation and settings such as Favorites, History, and several Colour 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.

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.

Colour Calibration Tool
The Colour 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 for the approximate timing of availability for each software tool.

US Press release

MELVILLE, N.Y., October 21, 2015 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the imagePROGRAF PRO-1000 Professional Inkjet Printer, a 17-inch, large format solution packed with significant technological advancements, such as a new print head, new ink set and a new image processing engine, resulting in stunning image quality designed for photographers who are “equally obsessed” with the printed image.

Canon PRO-1000

This is the first in a new series of imagePROGRAF printers that are marked by the distinctive Canon red line across the body of the printer, echoing the same red line on Canon’s EF L-Series lenses. This feature-rich professional printer complements Canon’s professional line of DSLR cameras and lenses for an ideal pairing that can produce high-detail, high-quality images when printed on a variety of media, creating images that look as accurate printed as when they were captured.
“We designed a printer to give our customers incredible large-format image reproduction in a size that fits almost any home, studio, design and production departments, or in a classroom of photography students,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, president and COO, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “Knowing how important fine details and precise colours are to professional users, this printer is designed so that the final output is exactly what they envisioned. The launch of the first printer in the new imagePROGRAF PRO Series of printers further illustrates the commitment Canon has to providing the imaging community with solutions that help deliver superb output true to a photographer’s obsession.”

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.

New Inks

The new LUCIA PRO 11-colour 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 colour 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.

pro1000 ink carts

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 colour 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 colour 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 colour output by aging changes or printer differences. This feature allows for a consistency in colours 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.

New Software*

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.

Availability and Pricing

The Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-1000 is scheduled to be available end of October 2015 for a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $1,299.99. MSRP of each colour ink is $59.99 and Chroma Optimizer is $54.99.**

† Based on weekly patent counts issued by United States Patent and Trademark Office.

1Wireless printing requires a working Ethernet network with wireless 802.11b/g or n capability. Wireless performance may vary based on terrain and distance between the printer and wireless network clients. Wi-Fi is a registered trademark of the Wi-Fi Alliance.

*Certain software and utilities to be released post launch:

Device Management Console for PC estimated to be available December 2015, for MAC 3rd Quarter 2016,Media Configuration Tool for MAC estimated to be available 1st quarter 2016 and

Accounting Manager for MAC and PC estimated to be available for 1st Quarter of 2016.

2 Adobe® Photoshop®, Adobe Lightroom® and Canon Digital Photo Professional software must be purchased separately.

††Photo print speeds are based on the standard mode driver setting using photo test pattern(s) and select Canon Photo Paper. Print speed is measured as soon as first page begins to feed into printer and will vary depending on system configuration, interface, software, document complexity, print mode, types of paper used and page coverage. See for additional information.

††† Delta E of 2 inches is guaranteed only Canon genuine media.

**Availability, specifications and pricing are subject to change without notice. Actual prices are set by individual dealers and may vary.

Canon 17" printer

UK Press release

From Canon UK:

Canon today unveils the imagePROGRAF PRO-1000, a new professional grade photo printer from Canon designed for art schools, graphic artists, designers and professional photographers. Boasting an advanced 12-ink pigment based system, as well as a new 1.28” print head and processing engine, the imagePROGRAF PRO-1000 produces outstanding quality prints up to A2 in approximately just six minutes[i]. A new ‘Crystal-fidelity’ feature ensures photos taken with Canon EOS cameras can be faithfully reproduced with exceptional precision. In addition, wireless and cloud connectivity also offers users the freedom to print from a variety of devices and popular apps.

Professional, high-quality printing

Employing a unique 12-ink pigment based system the imagePROGRAF PRO-1000 delivers exceptional quality prints with an expanded colour gamut. A new series of LUCIA PRO inks include a Photo Black, Matt Black, Grey and Photo Grey, and together with a specialist Chroma Optimizer ink, ensure professional quality monochrome prints with increased black density and uniform glossiness. The imagePROGRAF PRO-1000 also helps users achieve prints with smooth gradations, suppressed graininess and an anti-bronzing effect.

Incorporating a new L-COA PRO Image Processing System, the imagePROGRAF PRO-1000 ensures the correct balance and mixture of inks, with precise ink droplet placement, to achieve optimum quality photos at a professional grade. To enhance quality even further, the printer also accepts 1200ppi high-resolution image data, a result of the increasing number of pixels of digital cameras in the market today. The added feature produces smooth, fine lines on prints.

With the ability to select from 17 types of Canon approved ICC profile paper, including glossy, semi-glossy and matte, the new printer gives users the freedom to select the specific paper to meet their artistic needs. The printer also features A2 cut sheet support, producing high-quality prints up to 17”.

Instant integration and enhanced connectivity

The imagePROGRAF PRO-1000 enables professionals to use Canon’s Print Studio Pro plugin to print quickly from a range of advanced editing software suites, such as Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom. Employing a vast range of connectivity options, the imagePROGRAF PRO-1000 also enables users to print wirelessly from a range of devices including laptops, PCs, tablets, smartphones and cameras. Additionally, cloud printing support means photos stored in popular online storage services, such as Dropbox and Google Drive, can be printed directly. By integrating into existing professional workflows, the imagePROGRAF PRO-1000 makes it easier for photographers to print their photos accurately and efficiently.

Compact size, perfect for studios and classrooms

With a downsized print head and optimised internal components, the imagePROGRAF PRO-1000 is incredibly compact and occupies less space than traditional large format printers. At approximately 723 x 433 x 285 mm, even with 12 ink tanks, the printer is perfect for desktop use in a studio or small classroom environment.

The new imagePROGRAF PRO-1000 will be available across Europe from early 2016. This will be the first in a new series of professional grade printers from Canon.

imagePROGRAF PRO-1000 key features:

  • Take your photography to the next level with professional colour prints
  • Large printing up to A2 in supreme quality
  • Faithfully reproduce the colours and details of your images in print
  • Keep connected with wireless & cloud printing
  • Simplify your printing workflow with the Print Studio Pro plug-in
Australian Canon Press info

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Printer Type Wireless Professional Inkjet Printer
Printing Method FINE: Full-Photolithography Inkjet Nozzle Engineering
Features AirPrint4
Borderless Printing
Canon PRINT app5
Grayscale Photo Printing
Photo Printing
Wireless PictBridge6
Wireless Printing7
Pro Gallery Print8
PIXMA Cloud Link9
Print Speed (up to) 17″ x 22″ Bordered Photo (Colour):
Approx. 4 minutes 10 seconds3
13″ x 19″ Bordered Photo (Colour):
Approx. 2 minute 30 seconds3
Number of Nozzles 1,536 Nozzles x 12 Inks, Total: 18,432
Nozzle Pitch 600 dpi x 2
Print Resolution (Up to) Colour: Up to 4800 x 2400 dpi4
Black: Up to 4800 x 2400 dpi4
Up to 2400 x 1200 dpi
OS Compatibility Computer Operating Systems:
Mac:16 Mac OS X v10.7.5 – 10.10.x
Windows:17 Windows® 10, Windows® 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 7, Windows 7 SP1, Windows Vista® SP1, Vista SP2, Windows Server 2012,2012 R2, 2008,2008 R2
Mobile Operating Systems: iOS®, Android
Standard Interfaces Hi-Speed USB 2.0
Ethernet (10/100Base -T/TX)
PictBridge (Wireless LAN)6
Wireless LAN (IEEE 802.11b/g/n)7
Ink Droplet Size 4 Picoliters per Ink
Ink Capacity 12
Ink Droplet Size Type: Pigment Based LUCIA PRO Ink Technology
Tank Fill Volume: 80 ml
Paper Sizes 17″ x 22″, 14″ x 17″, 13″ x 19″, 11″ x 14″, 10″ x 12″, 8.5″ x 11′, 8″ x 10″, 5″ x 7″, 4″ x 6″
Maximum Paper Size 17″ x 22″
Media Thickness Rear Tray: Maximum 0.3 mm
Manual Feed Slot: 0.1 mm – 0.7 mm
Maximum Roll Print Length Maximum:
Rear Tray: 23.4 in.
Manual Feed Slot: 23.4 in.
Rear Tray: 5.0 in.
Manual Feed Slot: 10.0 in.
Paper Feed Method Rear Tray and Manual Feed Slot
Output Tray Capacity Auto Sheet Feeder: 150 Sheets of Plain Paper
20 sheets Photo Paper (4″x6″); 10 sheets (Letter/8″x10″); 1 sheet (A3+)
Manual Feeder: 1 sheet of Photo Paper (all sizes)
Languages Printer Languages:Printer Language: Swift Graphic Raster
Job Control Language: IVEC
Status Reply: IVEC
Noise Level Approx Approx. 41.0 dB(A)12
Power Consumption Maximum: 37 W13
Standby: 2.5 W
Power Off: 0.4 W
Operating Environment Temperature: 59 – 86 F° (15 – 30 C°)
Relative Humidity: 10 – 80% (No Condensation)
Warranty 1-Year limited warranty with InstantExchange Program. 1-Year toll-free U.S.-based technical phone support.19
Software Included Setup Software & User’s Guide CD-ROMimagePROGRAF PRO-1000 Printer Driver
Print Studio Pro v 2.018
Management Tools:
Quick Utility Toolbox
Media Configuration Tool
Accounting Manager
Device Management Console
Colour Calibration Tool
General Features 12 Individual Ink Tanks, Advanced Pattern Print, Index Print, Fine Art Paper Support, L-COA PRO Image Processing Engine, Non-Firing and Compensation Function, Real Time Control of Ink Ejection, Air Feeding System, Colour Density Sensor, Calibration Link, Contrast Reproduction
Certifications Rated EPEAT Silver
Energy Star Certified
RoHS Directive Certification
Printer Memory 1 GB (Standard)
Display 3.0″ LCD
Head Configuration 12 Ink Integrated Type (4 Ink Chips x 3)
Storage Enviorment Temperature: 32 – 104 F° (0 – 40 C°)
Relative Humidity: 5 – 95% (No Condensation)
PT-201 LU-101
Gas Fastness Approx. 60 Years Approx. 60 Years
Light Fastness Approx. 60 Years Approx. 45 Years
Longevity in Photo Album Approx. 200 Years Approx. 200 Years

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