Lifelike photos and vibrant art prints. Crisp lines and precise detail in technical drawings and proofs. Glossy point-of-sale materials that grab customer attention from metres away….

Need all that (and more)?

If the answer is “Yes!”, Printzone highly recommends Canon’s imagePROGRAF PRO-1000 wide-format printer for your professional-quality colour printing. This printer comes in at a desktop-friendly 43cm, but don’t let its size fool you: it can output a full-colour A2 (wall poster) print in just over 6 minutes, making it perfect for smaller-scale projects and fast enough to print out that last-minute sign or banner.

Our pickiest staff members were quite impressed with the imagePROGRAF PRO-1000. Here’s more detail on why this printer is a fantastic choice:

Every colour just right

Printers using 3 or 4 inks are fine for basic colour printing. But when tasked with reproducing trickier hues like skintones, black-and-white photography, or subtle colour-shifts (like in a sunset), they struggle: prints are too warm or too cool, or they lack saturation and richness in the darkest values. The imagePROGRAF PRO-1000 eliminates those worries by expanding the printer’s ink palette with Canon’s LUCIA PRO 12 pigment-ink system. The more colours available to the printer, the greater the range of possible colour combinations.

 The result? Colours that match the original work.

 Print on (almost) any media

Thick or thin, matte or glossy, smooth or textured…. the imagePROGRAF PRO-1000 prints consistently on most papers. The key, again, is the high-quality pigment-inks used in this printer. Matte black and grey inks, along with photo black and photo grey, allow all media types, especially cotton fine-art and heavy watercolour papers, to have the deepest blacks and grey tones possible.

 Top-notch print quality

Canon has engineered several features into its imagePROGRAF PRO-1000 printer to guarantee perfect colour prints — every time, no matter the medium. Let’s go through each one:

  • Feature: Chroma Optimizer solution; What it does: When mixed with ink, this clear coat “fills in” the unevenness on paper surfaces, allowing high-gloss prints to resist the unattractive light reflection.
  • Feature: Silicone oil; What it does: Acts as a lubricant to prevent prints from being scratched or damaged.
  • Feature: Non-firing nozzle detection; What it does: With 32 million ink droplets placed per second, clogged nozzles are replaced with backups to maintain detail and precision during printing.
  • Feature: Vacuum air feeding; What it does: Papers, especially thicker ones, are forced and kept flat during printing through a suction process.
  • Feature: “Smart skew correction”; What it does: Crooked paper edges are detected and then straightened automatically, ensuring no images are cut-off or wonky.

 And, of course, the best place to pick up this excellent Canon wide-format printer (and its replacement PFI-1000 12 pigment-ink system cartridges) is right here at Printzone!


 Our great deals, expert advice (call us on 1300 782 636 to talk about the Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-1000 and more), and fine customer service!

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