The Large Format Solutions Division is excited to announce the latest addition to the imagePROGRAF PRO Series product line, the 11- color plus Chroma Optimizer 60-inch PRO-6000 Large-format printer. This printer is unique in that it is the only 60-inch, high-end, high-quality ink jet printer in the market today.
Ideal for professional photography and fine art reproductions, the imagePROGRAF PRO-6000 printer is designed to exceed expectations for image quality, color consistency, and productivity. Empowered by a unique Canon-to-Canon workflow that links images captured with an EOS Digital Camera and printed with an imagePROGRAF PRO Series printer, known as Crystal-fidelity, this printer can produce spectacular large-format output that maintains all of the color, texture, contrast, and emotion captured in the original image.
Expanding the PRO Series line-up, the new 60-inch 11- color plus Chroma Optimizer imagePROGRAF PRO-6000 model features the same print head, LUCIA PRO ink, L-COA PRO image processor, and sleek sturdy design as the rest of the PRO Series models. Highlights that set this printer apart from the crowd include its 60-inch print width, 11-color plus Chroma Optimizer ink set, that offers spectacular image quality for the fine art and photographic markets, as well as feeding from a standard Multifunction Roll System.
The standard Multifunction Roll System is a versatile media handling system that enables either two rolls of media to be loaded at the same time, or for the unit to be configured as a bi-directional media take-up unit. When used as a second media roll, the Multifunction Roll System can be used to load glossy media on one roll and fine art media on the other and seamlessly print to both without the user ever needing to manually switch the media. The Multifunction Roll System, with Canon’s innovative media handling system, enables a roll of media to be loaded into the printer without directly touching the media with your hands. Simply set the media in the roll holder and lightly rotate the flange to enable the leading edge of the media to be automatically fed. This avoids potential damage or creasing of the media upon loading.
Color output is optimized by Canon’s built-in Color Density Sensor and calibration system. This capability is vitally important to professional photographers and artists because it means these printers can reproduce colors reliably and consistently over time and across multiple PRO Series devices. Canon’s color calibration system is simpler and easier to use than the competition. Unlike Epson and HP models, that requires a spectrophotometer and repeat calibrations for each type of media or print mode, Canon’s built-in Color Density Sensor only requires one calibration from one media type to make adjustments. Plus a user can calibrate Canon genuine and non-Canon branded media.
This new model, which has little competition in its class, has a completely redesigned chassis which provides for a significant improvement in droplet accuracy over its predecessor. Other enhancements include being up to 20% faster and having 13% smaller footprint than previous Canon models. The printer like the other members of the PRO Series family features a color touch panel, embedded WiFi, USB thumb drive printing, Sub-Ink Tank System and both black inks online for no ink waste when changing from glossy to matte media.
Further enhancing the user experience with this new imagePROGRAF PRO Series printer is the intuitive software solution, Print Studio Pro. With a focus on quality and ease of use, Print Studio Pro is a plug-in for Adobe® Photoshop®, Adobe Lightroom®, Adobe Photoshop Elements®2 and Canon Digital Photo Professional. This software will help to dramatically improve fine details and gradations for a highly accurate reproduction of the original captured image and easily exports files directly to the printer. Workflow and utility solutions that come standard with the printer include:
• Media Configuration Tool: Helps manage print settings and media information
• Quick Utility Tool Box: Provides quick access to printer management tools
• Print Plug-in for Microsoft Office: Print files easily from Microsoft Office applications
• Accounting Manager: Tracks ink and media costs- Now available for MAC
• Device Management Console: Manage up to 50 imagePROGRAF PRO Series printers
To give users more flexibility in their consumable purchases, the ink tanks are the same ones the PRO-4000 and PRO-2000 use and are available in three sizes, 700 ml, 330 ml and 160 ml. This PRO Series printer keeps the hot swap ink tanks functionality utilized in previous models, allowing for uninterrupted printing during ink tank replacement. If an ink tank runs out of ink, the printer uses the ink in the reserve sub-ink tanks. Not only does this prevent downtime in continuous printing, it makes it easy to use all ink in the tanks, which help to cut costs.
The imagePROGRAF PRO-6000 will be available to order on August 1st and will ship by the end of August.