Note how I’ve not yet specified any settings for the paper (other than the base media type). The data is available in a lot more detail, with ink usage on a per ink basis, and you can export it as a CSV file for hours of fun in Excel. Once updated, I can specify some settings for the paper, that replace those from the base media. I’ve mentioned calibration in detail in the setup article, but do so again here since it’s an important step in ensuring optimal printer performance. Stand-by: 35 dB (A) or less If you’re used to desktop printers, even heavy ones like the 17″ PRO-1000, then large format printing means large… To get the printer into my house, it needed detaching from the stand. One of the features of the PRO-1000 that impressed me was its handling of borderless printing, even at A2 size. From additional searching (and chatting with very helpful people from Canon) I discover that some papers can’t make use of top setting, but that you’ve no easy way of finding out – even if you make your own custom media settings. You’ll notice a cloth print catcher unit on the front of the printer. Take these shots very much as giving a feel for how the print felt, when looking at it specifically for surface effects. For this particular paper, I want to see what difference I’ll get by changing the ink usage levels. The prints are the ones I’ve already mentioned in regard to print quality settings. If you’ve the roll unit fitted, select it here, so that the option to use it will appear in your printer dialogues. I swapped the CO and then as it was loading, the PC and PM inks also ran out. After initial charging with ink, two of the inks showed as low, leading to the ever present warning light I’ve mentioned earlier. Canon explain it’s purpose as reducing gloss differential, and when it’s available with a media type, you have the choice of applying it to the whole page, or just parts with ink. The quickest way to launch many such functions is with the Quick Utility Toolbox software. The software offers suggestions based on paper weight or thickness. Roll Unit: RU-21 Once I get to layout options, I find I can have multiple prints on a sheet, but I’m still having difficulties in getting rid of that border, or at least setting it as I want it. Manual paper loading worked flawlessly throughout testing and I was able to create custom paper sizes with no difficulty for many of my odd aspect ratio prints. I need to run the printer utility to update the driver. I’m using a USB microscope with LED lighting, so hardly optimal photos. There is also a Digital Photo Printing Guide covering many aspects of printing. Print Mode: Print Time OK, I’ll admit that it actually looks quite good… The 50MP Canon 5Ds and TS-E17mm lens do help though. Some testing has shown me the 4000 definitely does not have the clean green reach of the 8400, whereas the 4000 has stronger reds than the 8400. Copyright © 1995-2021 eBay Inc. All Rights Reserved. Your advice will be much appreciated Sir. One of the biggest changes from the old iPF printers comes almost hidden … the Mac Printer driver has effectively been re-written to offer a lot more functionality, and do many of the things that you previously would use the print plugin for. The MCT will attempt to update it’s list of ‘standard’ media types from Canon. Fabriano Printmaking Rag (IFA-107) 310gsm and Fabriano Artistico Watercolour Rag (IFA-108) 310gsm ], From my own POV, it’s definitely a feature aimed at the bulk printing rather than quality printing market. When configuring the roll unit I kept the cut option set. Anyway the only feature I want to use from this plugin is the test pattern for BW toning, it’s driving me crazy… I just can not make it work. ], CO is used only when printing on Glossy and Semi-Glossy types of paper. Sorry, but just because you have a box of sheets of your favourite paper and get a new (better) printer, you cannot assume that the paper will still be the best choice. The on-line manual for PSP is available if you’ve used it before and want to see what’s changed. You may notice the rather large custom paper size in the box above. It seems that the low ink calculations are run again when a new cart is installed and the buffer tanks are being filled. I’d also suggest doing it after you’ve had the printer for a few months and then at least annually. Note the custom paper size of 24″ x 285″ (7.25 metres long), Once ready – I can just tell the printer to start. One of the advantages of printing directly like this is that I have complete control over print settings. There are also specific index pages for any articles connected with the following topics: More of Keith's articles/reviews (Google's picks to match this page). I tried it with fine art media (I have a lightly textured version of the heavy art paper as well) and it really didn’t work very well, with the rewinding causing the paper to detach from the core and ‘float’. Yes it’s compatible with the Pro-x000, I just tried it and could finally print the test pattern normally. When a printer was first sent here, it already had inks installed. One loss from the earlier models is a top loading sheet media slot. I’ll show some sample settings here that should be of direct relevance to other users. The standard nozzle check print can be produced from here, although if the printer is in another room, you might want to initiate a test print once you’re sure what paper is loaded – nozzle checks don’t look better on expensive paper. Curiosity compelled me to take a cart apart…. Environment Certificates: International Energy Star Program (WW), RoHS. The 7 metre print was over a gigabyte… There is a 2 GB limit in the Mac printer drivers, but I tried a RIP and it’s fine. which offers good print performance, although it’s a little light for my own preferences and creases too easily. The printer was being deliv… Once you’ve installed the software, you’ll need to tell it which printers to monitor. Click Apply Favorite to replace the registered print settings.. I’ve also created a profile for each IFA-58 CO option. Some may find it helpful, but a few ‘pro’ users of it I’ve chatted with about it agreed that it tried to do too much and in a fussy non intuitive way. Using ICC printer profiles will afford you more consistent print quality as well as better overall color saturation. I’ll cover these features and more in the review. The printer does a lot of minor behind the scenes checking and testing to ensure that you don’t see any failed nozzles here. Line Accuracy ±0.1% or less User adjustments necessary. I really quite love this printer and find ink consumption much less than it was with my Epson 7890. The printer is a hefty bit of kit and is likely to be delivered assembled like below, or in parts on a palette. Red River Paper offers the finest inkjet media in the sizes you need. Flick Home screen and tap Maintenance. Though I am in book binding for over 45 years. The paper vacuum system kept quite temperamental papers flat, with not a single head strike or mark left on the edges of paper. Fortunately the rain had stopped. Software. It should find the new custom setting for you. I’m sure that with some practice I’d get the hang of what’s going, but I’m afraid that after several years of usability research (before I took up photography in 2004) I have a low tolerance for unpredictable interface design. There are a wealth of media types available, which need matching with the paper you are using. Here are the feed adjustment and ink density prints for the new paper. Borderless printing works well with roll paper, but is not available for sheet media. I’m a commercial entity so the cost software is what initially drew me to this model. It features a brand new, reformulated and reconfigured ink set which no longer has Green ink but replaces it with whats called a chroma optimizer. The two very heavy art papers were ones from Innova that are not officially launched yet. I’ve covered this in more detail in the PRO-2000 setup and configuration article. $1,299.00. The printing carried on during all of this. Operation: 6.4 Bels or less (Glossy paper, Image, Print priority: Standard) (Measured on ISO 7779 standard), Regulations The custom media can have a feed adjustment optimised for that paper (reducing the chances of banding and other effects that might impinge on print quality). Keith, I was an Epson user before purchasing a Canon pro2000. Notice, how completely unbidden, PSP has decided on a layout for the print, and sized it to match. Being able to create my own custom media types is a benefit I’ve known on Canon large printers for several years. Canon printheads will wear out and need replacing at some point. This has a ‘print as color target’ option. To be fair, these options were there in the old print plugin too. I’m looking at mine and I only have around 750mm width! Whereas the previous iPF6100, iPF6300 and iPF 6400 showed a steady evolution in design, the PRO series of printers looks distinctly different (links are to my reviews of previous models). It has the B&W toning patterns available – see where I recently tested it with the new PRO-300,, Other than that, it was a feature I’ll admit I only ever use when doing reviews, more for review ‘completeness’ than any personal utility ;-). Thanks for the reply Keith – much appreciated. Paper Information List. Loading Rolls on the Roll Holder Loading the Upper Roll on the Printer Loading the Lower Roll on the Roll Unit (Option) Loading Sheets in the Printer. Hello, I just bought a used pro-2000. My first brush with the new PSP print software was when I tested the PRO-1000 printer, and I can’t say I was impressed. The new inks and printer produce better quality black and white prints with minimal fine tuning and adjustment. The live swap capability for ink carts wasn’t something I’d considered until two carts hit empty during a print run. Just one slight problem – if you forget to trim the remaining paper and unload the roll. I have had to make a big space available in the print room and I’m looking forward to trying out my new toy (moving stuff around resulted in a nasty swarfega spillage – 10 litres spread everywhere) . To this I’d also add the printer’s own web server, which allows for a lot of control over the printer. If the printer appears twice on your network, it might just be a networking issue, such as having an IPv4 and IPv6 address – just one is required. Oh, and do read the manual [here is the on-line version]. Once again I’ve created a printer driver preset for the print setup – at the risk of labouring the point, it really does help cut down on wasted paper…. View and Download Canon ImagePROGRAF PRO-2000 online manual online. This allowed the printer to be removed from the stand and taken through to the back of the house. However, the time needed for the agitation can be less than previous models thanks to the improvement of the agitation method introduced into PRO-Series. Power Consumption: Operation: 88 W or less Stand-by: 1.8 W or less Power off: 0.5 W or less, Operating Environment These were used to create a custom media type before producing the profiling target. 515 mm(JIS B2), 594 mm(ISO A1), 10″, 14″, 17″, 24″, 257 mm(JIS B4)*, 297 mm(ISO A3)*, 329 mm(ISO A3+)*, 420 mm(ISO A2)*, 8″*, 16″*, 300 mm* There remains the matter of getting it out again. The ‘all the prints on a roll’ option is probably more of interest if you expect the completed roll of prints to be taken elsewhere for further work, such as canvas stretching. This is not the same way that I create my profiles, or for that matter, almost any profile you’ll get from a paper supplier. I'm running Windows7pro. Given that the PRO-1000 uses the same ink and print technology it didn’t surprise me that the different print qualities were essentially the same. The imagePROGRAF PRO-2000 can hold a roll of paper up to 24” x 59” in the roll holder. Maximum Media Roll Diameter” 170 mm I’ll have a review of them once they are available. 101 kg (including Roll Holder Set, excluding ink and print heads), Packaged Dimensions and Weight prices for A3+ and A2 sheets and 15 metre rolls). However, if you do not want to use CO ink on Glossy or Semi-Glossy type paper for any reason, you can use either of the following print settings for this purpose: 1- Select “Standard” for print quality setting, and select “AUTO (default)” for CO coverage setting in the driver or Print Studio Pro. The 24-inch imagePROGRAF PRO-2000 printer is designed to exceed expectations for image quality and color consistency in a large format printer. You can export settings files, but if you are making profiles and media configuration files for others, then you are making assumptions about the abilities of the person at the other end that may be over optimistic…. From the Favorites list on the Favorites tab, select the favorite you want to use. Next I clicked something and my whole window layout changes, with no obvious way of undoing it. A simple example shows total ink use and cost for printing three profiling targets for the paper I used for the quality and CO test prints. The grey ink was the first to go on my iPF8300. You saved my day ! This time Photo Black (PBK). The different print quality settings available in the driver include terms such as ‘higher’ and ‘highest’ – it’s not immediately clear what these mean – or how they relate to the numbered options in PSP. I’ll show a few examples from my own testing that hopefully give a feel for the process (this is also discussed in my PRO-1000 review and ones for all the other Canon LF printers I’ve reviewed). The 24"-wide model with an 11-Color plus Chroma Optimizer ink system that embraces every challenge obsessed photographers and designers can throw at it. Coated Paper (A1 Page Size): Standard: 1:37 min. If you’re printing via the printer driver on the Mac, then you can make use of the Preview function, to actually see a ‘how it looks on paper’ view. The colour touch screen really makes the older printers show their age. All printers now can accept a 2nd roll unit, which can be switched between roll feed or roll take-up. Something went wrong. The print head is also wider than the prior model and features anti-clogging technology to reduce maintenance and down time. What a glorious review. I like to make our own colour profiles for papers and printers I’m testing, using i1Profiler from X-rite and an i1iSis XL scanning spectrophotometer. I’ve not bothered with a password, so this warning is nothing to worry about. I don’t want to start the domino effect! Eventually I get to a print setup that’s using the paper size and profile I’m after. Both are 100% cotton and OBA free and feel almost like thin card. Both images have lots of components to specifically test different aspects of printer performance. Personally I’d avoid any media on 2″ cores – the paper curl can get very strong towards the end of the roll. Comprising 18,432 nozzles, the printer is capable of providing a print resolution of 2400 x 1200 dpi for clear images that provide a true likeness. I suspect that like with many electronic components it will last longer than previous models, but you should factor in the price of a replacement head in a ‘few years’ with such a printer. It’s an Innova paper (IFA-58) ‘Semi glazed’. This means you’re unlikely to see any failed nozzle checks until the print head needs replacing. Media Width: Roll paper: 203.2 ~ 610mm Cut sheet: 203.2 ~ 610mm The results of the accounting software do depend on the accuracy and completeness with which you populate this section. Print speed varies with paper size and the amount of print area. Roll paper (borderless): Top: 0 mm, Bottom: 0 mm, Side: 0 mm Cut sheet: Top: 3 mm, Bottom: 20 mm, Side: 3 mm, Media Feed Capacity One other question, our current Oce struggles when files hit 50mb or above (blame the designers! Not my area of printing at all I’m afraid – the inks are relatively good for longevity, but you’d need to ask Canon about such applications. Thanks. Reducing Dust from Cutting Rolls Other software available as Download from Web. “The new series of LUCIA PRO inks include a Photo Black, Matt Black, Grey and Photo Grey, and together with a specialist Chroma Optimiser ink, ensure professional quality monochrome prints with increased black density and uniform glossiness.”. I am new to printing. It’s easier to automate the data collection. Ah, when new it can be tilted on its side. It’s ‘only’ printed at 215ppi, since there is a job size limit for images printed from Photoshop through the driver, of just over about 60k pixels for this image. imagePROGRAF PRO-2000 printer pdf manual download. Here it is with my 7 metre panoramic print. Find the latest drivers for your product. 1 bid. No, it’s PSP I’m afraid. This was for printing the 7.1 metre panoramic print shown earlier in the paper handling section. Also for: Pro-4000s. per colour For my mystery paper, there was a slight bleed of strong colours at the normal setting, but not at a slightly lower level. 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