Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-4000 Large Format Printer - Market and Applications.
The award-winning Canon imagePROGRAF PRO Series PRO-4000 is a 44”/1118mm, 12-colour, professional grade large format photo printer with 160/330/700mm hot swap ink tanks, and a 360MB hard disk ideal for the Proofing, Photographic and Fine Art applications. The PRO-4000 provides the perfect balance between productivity and superb print quality for Photo, Fine Art, Proofing and Design, Advertising and Retail applications, who demand accurate, high quality prints as well as increased productivity, versatility and scalability. Featuring Canon’s new advanced LUCIA PRO ink system, 1.28” print head and L-COA PRO processing engine, the imagePROGRAF PRO-4000 produces outstanding quality prints with wireless connectivity, offering the freedom to print from a variety of devices and popular applications.
The imagePROGRAF PRO-4000 puts the power of Canon’s world-renowned photography, ink-jet printing and colour imaging technologies into the hands of professional photographers and studios, digital fine artists and fine art productions specialists, and general print service providers with a new “crystal fidelity” feature which ensure photos taken with Canon EOS cameras can be faithfully reproduced with exceptional precision.
Design Supply, an Accredited Canon Gold Partner, works closely with Canon to provide the best solutions available to get the job done for your business and maximize your opportunities. With 27 years of experience in the large format printer market, Design Supply offers expertise and knowledge in tailoring the exact solution for your specific application.
Key features of the Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-4000 44 inch/1118mm Large Format Printer
The Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-4000 is a feature-rich large format printer which 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. The imagePROGRAF PRO-4000 44” printer features Canon’s new LUCIA PRO ink system, an 11-colour (plus Chroma Optimizer) system which uses an optimised resin coating for denser ink droplets, which increases the colour gamut. The LUCIA PRO high longevity pigment ink system includes a newly formulated Photo Black, Matt Black, Grey and Photo Grey, which together with a specialist Chroma Optimizer ink, ensures professional quality monochrome prints with increased black density and uniform glossiness. LUCA PRO inks deliver a broader colour gamut when printing on fine art paper and expanded colour areas in dark areas. The LUCIA PRO ink system features dedicated nozzles for each of the black inks (Photo and Matte Black), saving time and ink by eliminating the need to change inks when changing papers. The Chroma Optimiser improves light reflection and reduces bronzing by regulating the ink-droplet height for an even brilliance across the print surface.
The Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-4000 ensures the correct balance and mixture of inks, with precise ink droplet placement, to achieve optimum quality photos at a professional grade by incorporating a new Canon’s L-COA (Large Format Common Architecture) PRO Image Processing System. The L-COA PRO engine works with a 1 GB internal memory core and 320GB hard drive to process large volumes of data at high speeds.
The Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-4000 features a vast range of connectivity options, offering versatility and flexibility to integrate into existing professional workflows. The imagePROGRAF PRO-4000 includes Canon’s Print Studio Plug in, which allows printing quickly from a range of advanced software suites, such as Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom, and Canon’s Digital Photo Professional. The Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-4000 features Wi-Fi functionality for easy connection and quick setup for wireless networks, as well as a built-in high speed USB2.0 port, and Ethernet connections. The PRO-4000 features fast and easy printing directly of PDF and JPEG file formats from a USB memory stick.
Specifications and specifications
The Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-4000 delivers 2400 x 1200 dpi resolution and features the following print speeds in minutes:
The imagePROGRAF PRO-4000 media handling features front-loading and front output for roll and cut sheet media and can accept a width of 203.2 – 1118mm and thickness of 0.07 – 0.8mm. The maximum printable length for roll paper is 18 meters, and 1.6 meters for cut sheet. The PRO-4000 supports borderless printing technology, increasing productivity as there is no need for offline trimming. The 11 ink colours and Chroma Optimizer are available in 160ml, 330ml, and 700ml hot swap ink tanks for uninterrupted printing. The Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-4000 has an easy-to-use, 3.5 colour LCD touch screen operation panel which provides clear menu-driven controls for all functions and informs users of the media being used and the remaining print levels, for assured, non-stop productivity. The ergonomic design of the PRO-4000 provides a flat top surface for print checking.
The Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-4000 has a number of built-in technologies to enable effortless printing of high quality images which ultimately conserves ink and media. The robust chassis of the imagePROGRAF PRO-4000 reduces vibrations, which improves the accuracy of the ink droplet placement. The Auto Skew Correction function guarantees that all types of paper, including thick paper, can be printed without misalignment and enables unattended printing by automatically adjusting for any skew in orientation and feeds the paper/media correctly. The vacuum feeding system keeps paper flat regardless of paper weight and type during printing, which helps ensure accurate placement of ink droplets on paper. The PRO-4000 features a standby mode, which will periodically agitate the ink tanks and warms up the print head, keeping ink from drying up inside and clogging nozzles. In the event that a nozzle gets clogged, Canon has a non-firing nozzle detection and compensation system, which turns on back –up nozzles to prevent drop-outs during a print, ensuring highest quality prints every time.
The Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-4000 guarantees colour consistency between jobs and different production sites. The PRO-4000 features a built-in colour density sensor to optimise output, adjusting the ink levels depending on the media being used, and ensuring consistent and accurate colour reproduction. The PRO-4000’s versatile software connectivity handles a single-user photo studio to a multi-location business, design firm or print service provider. In addition to the Canon Print Studio Pro Plug-in software for Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom and Canon Digital Photo Pro, the PRO-4000 includes the Device Management Console, an administration tool which allows a lab manager or administrator to organise and control multiple PRO-4000s in multiple locations, even remotely in other parts of the world. Monitor ink levels, paper levels, or adjust various device settings all from a single computer. Use the Device Management Console to calibrate and set up two printers to the exact same specifications, profiles and calibrations, so you can print precisely the same-looking print in two different locations. The PRO-4000 includes new Accounting Manager software, available for the Mac and PC, which helps organise pricing and supply for ink and paper per a specific print job, great for any educational lab setting or for customer billing per print job.
The Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-4000 is bundled with Canon’s Print Plug-In for Microsoft Office and PosterArtist Lite software. PosterArtist Lite is ideal for users unfamiliar with design can create professional-looking posters, display items, presentation charts and other large format documents. In just four simple steps you can create professional looking posters, banners and signs using a variety of templates, high resolution, royalty-free images and clipart with PosterArtist Lite.
An optional accessory for the Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-4000 is the dual roll unit, which supports continuous paper feeding and auto-switching, or automatic take-up of printer output. The Media Take-up roll unit includes a dual direction roll take up unit allowing the print surface to be wound inside or outside of the roll.
There is an extensive range of Canon and third party media compatible with the imagePROGRAF PRO-4000; including Canon approved ICC profile paper, gloss, semi-gloss, matte, fine art, canvas, and glossy photo papers including satin, glossy photo and embossed papers, water resistant canvas, adhesive-backed materials and films. Canon has worked with third-party paper companies to design better, more specific profiles for other brands of photo paper, allowing for more precise, accurate prints for a specific medium. The Media Configuration Tool software lets you select from various paper types for a specific print job and even fully customise and configure pre-sets for custom print media. Design Supply’s media specialists have the expertise to help you determine the best solutions for your particular printing needs.
As you would expect from Canon, reliable performance is a given. For added peace of mind, Canon imagePROGRAF printers and print heads feature a 12-month warranty.
The award-winning Canon imagePROGRAF PRO Series includes three 12-colour models, PRO-1000 (17”), PRO-2000 (24”) and PRO-4000 (44”) and two 8-colour models; PRO-4000S (44”) and PRO-6000S (60”). The imagePROGRAF PRO-1000 received the Technical Imaging Press Association (TIPA) “Best Photo Printer 2016” and the Imaging Resource, “2015 Printer of the Year” award.
Canon imagePROGRAF PRO Series printers (PRO-1000, PRO-2000, PRO-4000, PRO-4000S, and PRO-6000S) use a number of advanced Canon proprietary technologies. FINE (Full-photolithography Inkjet Nozzle Engineering) print-head technology and dual print head design features a total of 18,432 nozzles into a 1.28” high density print head. Bi-directional printing design of the imagePROGAF printers means print times are significantly faster than conventional print systems which require multiple passes for each line to compensate for uneven droplet size and placement on the paper. An innovative ink-nozzle manufacturing method results in precisely uniform 4 picolitre droplets resulting in 2400 x 1200 dots per inch (dpi) resolution.
Canon’s innovative LUCIA PRO 12 pigment ink system incorporates 11 colours plus Chroma Optimizer and superfine 4-pl (picoliter) ink droplets, ensuring a wide colour gamut, smooth gradation, reduced graininess and reduced bronzing. Canon’s LUCIA PRO ink system delivers exceptionally accurate colours by including both RGB and CMYK. The LUCIA PRO inks are delivered via the FINE print head with a tubular ink delivery system that results in faster printer speeds and enables stable, high quality printing. LUCIA Pro includes a newly formulated Photo Black ink and both Photo and Matte Black have their own channels, so no ink swap is needed when changing papers, increasing efficiency and improving resistance to clogging nozzles for consistent results. The 12 channel ink system enables economical printing because there is less need to blend colours (such as magenta and yellow to create red) and so less ink is required. Two grey inks are included, further reducing the need to blend colours and keeping costs down. Four monochromatic inks; black, matt black, grey, and photo grey inks, produce brilliant black and white photography reproduction delivering incredible lifelike photographs with exceptional detail, opening the door to numerous applications including wedding photography, christenings and the fast growing lifestyle portrait work. The Chroma Optimizer regulates the ink-droplet height for an even brilliance across the print surface for reduced bronzing. LUCIA PRO ink systems have an innovative polymer structure that result in exceptional scratch resistance and protection from colour fading, while reducing bronzing to ensure durable, stable output for over 100 years.
The LUCIA PRO 8 colour models (PRO-4000S and PRO-6000S) produce vivid colour expression with low ink consumption on glossy paper by microencapsulated colour materials. 8 colour models arrange the key colours of cyan, magenta, yellow and matte black in a mirrored layout on the print head. Posters with high colour density can be created with fewer print passes at faster print speeds.
Canon’s new processing engine and printer architecture deliver further accuracy to ink ejection and limitation of colour unevenness. The new L-COA (Large Format printer Common Architecture) PRO image processing technology instantly determines optimal droplet combinations to deliver best results that are faithful to the original image. L-COA PRO delivers faster, high-quality output and print optimization by 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 is combined with 1GB of memory, which enables high –speed processing of massive volumes of image data for demanding workflows. Additionally, the new two-way vacuum paper feeder keeps media flat and even, assisting with accuracy of ink ejection.
Canon’s Advanced Colour Calibration is a powerful built-in colour calibration system ensuring the most stable colour reproduction attainable, preventing variability of colour output by aging changes or printer differences. In conventional systems, changing print heads may cause a minute variation in print output, due to the density characteristics of the print head. With Canon’s Advanced Colour Calibration, a multi-sensor measures variations in density on a printed calibration chart and then automatically applies any appropriate adjustments to ensure an exact match for long–term consistency.
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