Canon GP-2000 A1 Large Format Printer

Print fluorescent pink and produce vivid and eye-catching shades from pastel to neon variations with the Canon imagePROGRAF GP-2000 A1 large format printer.  The world’s first large format printer with aqueous pigment fluorescent ink, the Canon imagePROGRAF GP-2000  features a super-wide colour gamut, high productivity and Pantone calibration, ideal for poster graphics for in-house print departments and creative agencies.


Print fluorescent pink and produce vivid and eye-catching shades from pastel to neon variations with the Canon imagePROGRAF GP-2000 A1  large format printer.  The world’s first large format printer with aqueous pigment fluorescent ink, the Canon imagePROGRAF GP-2000  features a super-wide colour gamut, high productivity and Pantone calibration, ideal for poster graphics for in-house print departments and creative agencies.

The imagePROGRAF GP Series includes four models, featuring fluorescent inks.  The 10-colour versions include the Canon imagePROGRAF GP-2000 (24″/610mm)and the GP-4000 (44”/1118mm).  Additionally, there are two 5-colour models, including the GP-300 (36″/914mm) and the GP-200 (24″/610mm).

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 maximise your opportunities.  With 30 years of experience in the large format printer market, Design Supply offers expertise and knowledge in tailoring the exact solution for your specific application.


Canon imagePROGRAF GP-2000 and Canon imagePROGRAF GP-4000


Produce vivid and eye catching shades from pastel to neon variations with the world’s first large format printer with aqueous pigment fluorescent ink, the Canon imagePROGRAF GP-2000 24-inch Large Format Printer.  Make vivid colours pop with Canon’s  newly developed LUCIA Pro inks, which expand the range of colour reproduction to achieve the largest colour gamut. The Canon imagePROGRAF GP-2000 Large Format Printer  is the world’s first Pantone-calibrated printer for Pantone Pastel & Neon Guide coated, in addition to 99% coverage from the Pantone Formula Guide Solid Coated. offers high value-added output for graphics applications.

The Canon imagePROGRAF GP-2000 Large Format Printer features high productivity and  makes high quality large format printing easier than ever for graphics producers, creative agencies, in-house print departments and professional print-for-pay businesses.  The GP-2000 includes new levels of automatic media handling using artificial intelligence and more smart workflow options than ever before, minimising manual intervention, and speeding up prints and profits.  Smart roll paper and multifunction roll capabilities help maximise efficiency.  Hot swap ink tanks allow ink to be replaced without interrupting or stopping the printing process.

The Canon imagePROGRAF GP-2000 Large Format Printer features pin-accessed security, ideal for extra confidence in those environments requiring it.  Keep your data secure by using a PIN access system, keeping your information  secure, preventing leaks and loss of documents.

The Canon imagePROGRAF GP-2000 24-inch Large Format Printer  supports the use of RIP software from leading RIP vendors including Caldera, Ergosoft, CGS, DEVStudio, DINAX, Shiraz, EFI, Eisfeld, ONYX and SAi. No need to change a familiar output workflow by being able to use an existing software RIP.


Reproduce a wider colour gamut and add zing with fluorescent pink to make eye catching posters that really pack a punch with the new Canon imagePROGRAF GP-2000 24-inch Large Format Printer.  Featuring Canon’s newly developed red, orange, green and violet LUCIA Pro inks, The Canon imagePROGRAF GP-2000 features “Radiant Infusion” technology, which layers newly developed fluorescent pink ink with other inks on the paper surface during printing, enabling bright and soft colour reproduction. The 11  pigment ink colours;  Matte Black, Photo Black, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Grey, Red, Orange, Green, Violet and Fluorescent Pink, are available in 160ml, 330ml, and 700ml hot swap ink tanks for uninterrupted printing.

The Canon LUCIA PRO inks for the GP-2000 deliver a super wide colour gamut enabling production for applications that demand faithful colour reproduction such as corporate colours, graphics with fluorescent colours,  and colour proofs with a a wide colour gamut.  The Canon imagePROGRAF GP-2000 is the first Pantone-calibrated licensed printer for a wide range applications, including Pastels and Neons Guide Coated and 99% coverage of the Pantone Formula Guide Solid Coated used in a wide range of applications.

The Canon imagePROGRAF GP-2000 Large Format Printer high productivity features include smart roll paper, multifunction roll capabilities, hot swap ink tanks, borderless printing, and a number of other built-in technologies .  The smart roll paper is an  automatic, accurate media handling feature that takes the guess work out of setting up the printer. Just put the media roll on the feeder, and the GP-2000 loads it automatically, sensing the type and size of the paper and eliminating the chance of a stray fingerprint spoiling the job. The smart paper roll automatically performs paper supply and feeding, detects paper type and width, estimates remaining amount of paper, and adjusts the condition to enable printing simply by placing roll paper in the feed section of the printer. The automation of these high-workload paper supply tasks reduces the workload on the operator, eliminates the need to manually insert the paper into the paper feed slot, and eliminates the need to touch the media surface during paper supply, which prevents adherence of fingerprints and dirt.  The imagePROGRAF GP-2000 media handling features front-loading and front output for roll and cut sheet media and can accept a width of 152.4 –610 mm and thickness of 0.07 – 0.8 mm.  The maximum printable length for roll paper is 18 meters, and 2133.6 mm (with stand) for cut sheet.  The minimum printable length for roll paper is 101.6 mm and for cut sheet is 203.2 mm, and the maximum media roll diameter is 170mm. Manual feed is possible, using a media locking lever.

The optional Multifunction Roll System for the Canon imagePROGRAF PG-2000 is ideal for high-volume continuous printing.  The Multifunction Roll System provides a second roll feed and/or rewinding printouts on a roll(media take-up unit).  For dual roll support, the optional  Lower Roll Paper is available, with front-loading and front output, which supports continuous paper feeding and auto-switching, or automatic take-up of printer output.  The optional 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. Two rolls of the same media type can be used, or two different sizes and types of roll paper can be used with switching during printing.  The lower unit can be used as a take-up unit for the output form the upper unit.

The imagePROGRAF GP-2000 Large Format Printer supports borderless printing technology, increasing productivity as there is no need for offline trimming.  The GP-2000 delivers improved borderless printing in various formats, easy to do, and without the need for time-consuming finishing.  An advanced media sensor detects the edges and automatically adjusts the margins for pinpoint accuracy.

The Canon imagePROGRAF GP-2000 Large Format Printer 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 GP-2000 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 GP-2000 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 GP-2000 ensures the correct balance and mixture of inks, with precise ink droplet placement, to achieve optimum quality prints at a professional grade by incorporating a new Canon’s L-COA (Large Format Common Architecture) Image Processing System.  The L-COA engine works with a 3 GB internal memory core and 500 GB encrypted hard drive to process large volumes of data at high speeds.

The Canon imagePROGRAF GP-2000 Large Format Printer features a vast range of connectivity options, offering versatility and flexibility to integrate into existing professional workflows.    The Canon imagePROGRAF GP-2000 features Wi-Fi functionality, offering the freedom to print from a variety of devices and popular applications and for easy connection and quick setup for wireless networks, as well as a built-in high speed USB2.0 port, and Ethernet connections.  The GP-2000 features fast and easy printing directly of PDF and JPEG file formats from a USB memory stick.

The Canon imagePROGRAF GP-2000 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 smart control panel tracks paper usage, tells the user how much paper is left, and if it’s enough to complete the job, eliminating the waste of time, paper and ink. Two sensors, one at the roll unit and the other near the printing area, measure how much media has been fed into the machine.   Most commonly used operations including ‘Load’, ‘Feed’ and ‘Cut’ are now hard keys on the control panel. The ergonomic design of the GP-2000 provides a flat top surface for print checking.

The Canon imagePROGRAF GP-2000 delivers 2400 x 1200 dpi resolution and features the following print speeds in minutes:

imagePROGRAF GP-2000 Fast Standard High Quality
Plain Paper 0:59 1:37
Heavy Coated Paper 1:37 3:09
Glossy Photo 3:08 4.40

The Canon imagePROGRAF GP-2000 is bundled with  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.

PosterArtist Lite software support Vivid mode, which uses “Radiant Infusion” technology to achieve more vibrant printing with an expanded colour gamut and Spot mode that prints fluorescent ink in specific areas such as text, figures, and clip art in pink and orange to make those areas stand out.  PosterArtist Lite software allows you to print with or without fluorescent inks.  New templates have been added to make use of the fluorescent pink ink expression.  A newly added function makes it easy for users to search  photo images provided for free by three stock service providers; Pixabay, Unsplash and Pexels.

Other software available on the web for the imagePROGRAF GP-2000 include Canon’s Print Plug-In for Microsoft Office and 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.   Accounting Manager software, available for the Mac and PC,  helps organise pricing and supply for ink and paper per a specific print job, great for any setting or for customer billing per print job. The Device Management Console is also available, an administration tool which allows a lab manager or administrator to organise and control multiple GP-2000’s 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.

There is an extensive range of Canon and third party media compatible with the imagePROGRAF GP-2000; 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.


Canon imagePROGRAF GP-2000 24” printer

1 x Print head

1 x Roll holder (spool)

3 inch paper core attachment

Power cable

1 set of starter ink tanks 330 ml (MBK) 160 ml(PBK, C, M, Y GY, R, O, G, V, FP)

Set up guide

Printer Stand Setup guide

Quick Guide

Safety/Standard Environment leaflet

User software CD-ROM (Windows)

PosterArtist Lite CD-ROM

EU Biocide sheet

Important Information Sheet

Software included:

imagePROGRAF GP Printer Driver

PosterArtist Lite

Other software available as Download from Web


Printer Stand: SD-21

Media Take-Up Roll Unit: RU-23. Dual direction roll take up unit allowing print surface to be wound inside or outside of the roll

2/3”  Roll Holder: RH2-29


PFI-2100(160mm): Matte Black,  Photo Black, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Grey, Red, Orange, Green, Violet, Fluorescent Pink

PFI-2300(330mm): Matte Black,  Photo Black, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Grey, Red, Orange, Green, Violet, Fluorescent Pink

PFI-2700(700mm): Matte Black,  Photo Black, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Grey, Red, Orange, Green, Violet, Fluorescent Pink

Print Head: PF-10

Cutter Blade: CT-07

Maintenance Cartridge: MC-30

Warranty Support Options:


Canon imagePROGRAF GP-2000 data sheet 

Canon imagePROGRAF GP-4000 data sheet

Canon imagePROGRAF GP-300 data sheet

Canon imagePROGRAF GP-200 data sheet


Canon imagePROGRAF GP Series printers (11 colour: GP-2000 and GP-4000 and 5-colour  GP-200 and GP-400) use a number of advanced Canon proprietary technologies.  The Canon imagePROGRAF GP Series features “Radiant Infusion” technology, which layers newly developed fluorescent pink ink with other inks on the paper surface during printing, enabling bright and soft colour reproduction. FINE (Full-photolithography Inkjet Nozzle Engineering) print-head technology and dual print head design features a total of 18,432 nozzles (MBK, PBK, C, M, Y, GY, R, O, G, V, FP x 1536 nozzles each)  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 minimum 4 picolitre droplets resulting in 2400 x 1200 dots per inch (dpi) resolution.

Canon’s innovative LUCIA PRO 11 pigment ink system incorporates 11 colours and superfine 4-pl (picoliter) ink droplets, ensuring a super wide colour gamut, smooth gradation, reduced graininess and reduced bronzing.  Canon’s LUCIA PRO ink system delivers exceptionally accurate colours 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 Photo Black, Matte Black, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Grey, along with the newly formulated Red, Orange, Violet and Fluorescent Pink.  Photo Black ink 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. 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 5 colour models (GP-200 and GP-400) produce vivid colour expression with low ink consumption on glossy paper by microencapsulated colour materials.  5 colour models arrange the key colours of cyan, magenta, yellow, matte black, black and fluorescent pink 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 3GB of standard memory  (2 GB for GP-200 and GP-300) and a 500 GB encrypted hard disk, 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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