Canon has revealed a new printer aimed at professional photographers called the imagePROGRAF PRO-1000, due to go on sale in February.

Designed to print at up to A2, the Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-1000 features a 12-ink pigment-based system. Its new series of Lucia Pro inks includes Photo Black, Matt Black, Grey and Photo Grey. Images can be printed wirelessly from devices such as tablets and smartphones. Measuring 723x433x285mm, the imagePROGRAF PRO-1000 is built to occupy less space than traditional large-format printers and is described as perfect for a studio or small classroom. Its target market also includes graphic artists and designers. A price is yet to be announced.

Press release
United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, 21 October 2015

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.

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-1000ensures 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-1000enables 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 285mm, 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-1000key 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 plugin

Pricing and availability:
• The imagePROGRAF PRO-1000 will be available from February 2016 (SRP TBC at time of publication)

  • Susie Hewson

    Wilson, I agree with you on the ink issues, but I think you should get the engineers out to sort of the paper feed – ours works perfectly with all papers and sizes, yours should too.

  • Wilson Laidlaw

    It would need to be a country mile better than the awful Pixma Pro-1 (I typed Poor-1 in error which would actually be a better description). It drinks ink from the small and very expensive carts and is constantly head cleaning, so virtually every time I use it, it needs one or more carts replacing. The paper feed is impossibly fussy on matt and satin paper and will not feed 6″ x 4″ paper at all . Compared with the Epson Stylus Pro 3880, which we also have, the Canon is a heap of junk, which I would happily give a flying lesson to, out of a second floor window.

  • Seven_Spades

    Ha, marketing …”Canon has revealed a new printer aimed at professional photographers” what a load of tosh. If that was the case why send a press release to AP?