The new models included the 11-colour-plus Chroma Optimizer 44-inch imagePrograf Pro-4000 and 24-inch imagePrograf Pro-2000 for the fine art and photographic markets. Also added are the 8-colour 60-inch imagePrograf Pro-6000S and 44-inch imagePrograf Pro-4000S, two “affordably priced” models for posters and displays for the production signage industry. The Pro-4000 and Pro-2000 printers delivering the quality demanded by the fine art community. The new models “ensure a level of stunning Canon image quality from input to output, known as Crystal-fidelity. Mirroring the imagePrograf Pro-1000, the 11-colour models are also marked by the distinctive Canon red line, echoing the same red line found on Canon’s EF L-Series lenses.”
A Multifunction Roll System comes standard in the 60-inch, 8-colour model and is an option for the 44-inch and 24-inch models. When used as a dual roll, the system will enable users to load glossy media in one roll and matte media in the other to seamlessly print to both rolls without needing to switch media or black inks. The Multifunction Roll unit will intelligently send the job to the correct media, automating the entire process. The roll can also act as a take-up unit with bi-directional rewind, which is ideal for long, uninterrupted runs. The new models are expected to be available in late spring.The Lucia PRO 11-color plus Chroma Optimizer ink system provides exceptional image quality, allowing for increased colour gamut, reduced bronzing, improved scratch resistance, greater image clarity, gloss uniformity and excellent shadow reproduction – as well as increased black optical density. Compared to previous models, the new Series features a wider printhead (1.28-inch-wide) with anti-clogging technology, which improves efficiency, reduces cleaning cycles and prevents wasted ink. This newly developed printhead allows for a more compact printer design as only one printhead is installed in each Pro Series printer. Also, all models maintain high print quality with a multi-sensor that calibrates the printer, ensuring colour consistency from the first print to the last. They also feature a redesigned high-precision mechanical platform that provides a uniform, rigid frame to reduce vibrations during printing and facilitate more accurate ink ejection.