Canon imagePROGRAF iPF5100 (17 inches) 12-colour Large Format Printer


Market and Applications and who uses this type of large format printer?

The imagePROGRAF iPF5100 A2/17”, 12-colour large format printer includes all the tools and technology you need to produce accurate colour reproduction on a variety of media perfect for the Photography, Fine Art, Proofing and Poster-Making markets.

The imagePROGRAF iPF5100 puts the power of Canon’s world-renowned photography, ink-jet printing and colour imaging technologies into the hands professional photographers and studios, digital fine artists and fine art productions specialists, and general print service providers.

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 over 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.

The imagePROGRAF iPF5100 has an easy-to-use, large LCD 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. A thoughtfully designed fan system ensures the quietest of operation.

There is a complete range of over forty Canon and third party media compatible with the imagePROGRAF iPF5100, including satin, glossy photo and embossed papers, water resistant canvas, adhesive-backed materials and films. 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.

Design posters like a pro without any prior experience, thanks to Canon’s optional PosterArtist software. 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.

Downloadable Canon imagePROGRAF iPF5100 Brochures


Key features of the Canon imagePROGRAF iPF5100

The imagePROGRAF iPF5100 A2/17” printer uses Canon’s unique LUCIA 12-colour pigment, lightfast ink system to deliver exceptionally accurate colours by including both RGB and CMYK inks. The LUCIA ink system coupled with improved image processing technology produces smooth gradations, minimal bronzing, enhanced black reproduction and graduation expression in dark areas. Designed for maximum productivity and consistently spectacular results, the iPF5100 is built to save valuable time and effort while delivering ultra-high quality, durable, scratch resistant photographic prints, proofs, and fine-art


More on Canon imagePROGRAF proprietary technologies

Canon imagePROGRAF large format printers 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 30,720 nozzles into just two 1” high density print heads. 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 picoliter droplets resulting in 2400 x 1200 dots per inch (dpi) resolution.

Canon’s unique LUCIA pigment, lightfast ink system incorporates 12 colours and superfine 4-pl (picoliter) ink droplets ensuring a wide colour gamut, smooth gradation, reduced graininess and reduced bronzing. Canon’s LUCIA ink system delivers exceptionally accurate colours by including both RGB and CMYK. The 12 colour 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. Brilliant black and white photography reproduction is achieved with a combination of black, matt black, grey, and photo grey inks, allowing for incredible lifelike photographs with exceptional detail, opening the door to numerous applications including wedding photography, christenings and the fast growing lifestyle portrait work. LUCIA 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.

Canon’s advanced L-COA (Large Format printer Common Architecture) image processor delivers faster high-quality output and print optimization. L-COA helps your printer carry out the most complex print jobs – where files can often exceed 200MB – with ease.

Kyuanos, a next generation colour management system is featured in the imagePROGRAF printer driver and the optional PosterArtist 2009 software. Kyuanos technology delivers output suitable for different viewing conditions such as fluorescent lights, incandescent lights, or sunlight. Kyuanos offers an extended colour space for 16-bit and 32-bit formats that allows for maximum input and output performance without colour space restrictions. This enables the reproduction of exceptionally vivid colours with rich gradation. Users can select the type of lighting under which a print will be displayed; the colours in the final print are then automatically adjusted to ensure that the displayed result looks just the way the photographer intended.

Canon’s Advanced Colour Calibration is a powerful colour calibration system ensuring the most stable colour reproduction attainable. 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.



  • Canon imagePROGRAF iPF5100 17″ 12-colour printer with roll feed holder (no stand included)
  • Print heads PF-03
  • 1 x set of starter inks (90ml)
  • 192MB buffer
  • Accessory kit
  • Windows Drivers
  • Mac Drivers
  • 192 MB

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