Wide-format art printers

Canon reveals new ImagePrograf poster and photo printers

The ImagePrograf GP series is aimed at high-end poster printers
The ImagePrograf GP series is aimed at high-end poster printers

Canon has revealed two new series' of printers suitable for commercial and in-house print companies, both using the firm’s new pigment ink set Lucia Pro II.

First of two is the seven-colour ImageProGraf GP series, designed for high-end poster printing. Available in 1,524mm, 1,118mm and 610mm sizes, the larger two can deliver A0 size posters on uncoated paper within 48 seconds.

The second series to be launched is Canon’s ImagePrograf Pro series, designed for the photography and fine art market. Available in the same three sizes, the new series will replace Canon’s older ImagePrograf Pro-6100, Pro-4100 and Pro-2100 models.

While both of Canon’s new series' make use of the new Lucia Pro II ink set, the Prograf Pro printers, with 12 channels, take full advantage of the new matt black ink to target darker shades on fine art papers.

Matthew Faulkner, Canon Europe’s director of marketing and innovation within its wide-format printing group, said the upgraded Pro series was designed to build on the “resounding success” of previous models.

“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,” he said.

“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.”

Faulkner added: “With the launch of the new ImagePrograf Pro GP series, we’re addressing the needs of the high-end, premium poster market.

“The GP series retains the superb ImagePrograf print quality, while the configuration of the new Lucia Pro II inks offers a much wider colour gamut and delivers outstanding Pantone coverage for more accurate corporate colour reproducibility.”

Both printers are due for commercial launch in March, and will be available from Canon and its accredited resellers.

Canon will show both the GP and Pro series at Drupa 2024 in May in Düsseldorf.