Exceptional image quality
While the 12-colour imagePROGRAF PRO was already renowned for producing photo quality prints with stunning, vivid colour and unsurpassed clarity and detail, the matte black ink in the LUCIA PRO II ink set together with a newly designed colour matching table has improved the reproduction of darker shades and the black density on fine art papers. On the same media types, this development has also expanded the dark areas of the colour gamut to render detailed shades of grey.
Significantly increased durability
The LUCIA PRO II ink set also allows users to futureproof their printed output as the new inks provide substantially improved scratch resistance on photographic papers, to make handling, mounting and finishing easier, such as for fine art printers (PSPs), while a very light-resistant pigment in the ink set dramatically increases colour fastness. Enhancing their value, photographic and fine art prints can therefore now be produced in even higher quality with the new imagePROGRAF PRO series and then preserved for up to 200 years without the colours fading.
Regardless of the skill or experience of the user, the new imagePROGRAF PRO series is easy to use and offers increased productivity, thanks to its ink ejection status monitoring system, simplified settings and easier media handling. Its dual roll capability allows a second roll of a different media type and size to be loaded at the same time so that the user can automatically switch from printing on matte to gloss paper without interrupting the workflow. By accelerating the automatic media feeding process, the media loading time has also been reduced by approximately 40%.
In line with Canon’s goal of reducing the environmental footprint of its products and operations by using resources responsibly, minimising waste, increasing efficiency and supporting innovation, it has reduced the amount of expanded polystyrene packaging material used for the new imagePROGRAF PRO series – for example, 89.5% less polystyrene foam is used for the PRO-4600 than for its predecessor. In addition, its reduced power consumption – using 85W or less during operation and 2.3W or less during standby – as well as other satisfied criteria, has helped the series achieve a ‘Gold’ product rating under the U.S. EPEAT (Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool) Registry, the highest level of registration in the field of imaging equipment products.
Mathew Faulkner, EMEA Director, Marketing and Innovation, Wide Format Printing Group, Canon Europe, comments: “The new imagePROGRAF PRO series takes the resounding success of our current range and makes it even better, with new design and performance features added in response to feedback from our customers. We’ve raised the bar for print quality as well as significantly increasing image robustness in terms of light and abrasion resistance, which is crucial for fine art printers and professional photographers. With its improved media handling and increased automation, we’ve also made it easier to use and more productive.
“The new imagePROGRAF PRO series makes an attractive proposition for our customers - professional photographers can invest in technology that allows them to further commercialise their work through print, while maintaining full control of the output and quality of their work.”
The new imagePROGRAF PRO series is available from March 2024 across EMEA either directly from Canon or through one of its accredited resellers.
More information on the new imagePROGRAF PRO series can be found here: https://www.canon.co.uk/business/products/wide-format-printers/announcing-new-imageprograf-pro-gp/