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The iPF5100 printer's ink set is comprised of 12 colors: four standard process colors with Photo Cyan and Photo Magenta; plus Red, Green, and Blue; Matte Black, Gray, and Photo Gray. This unique combination creates a broad color pallet and delivers exceptional print results. The iPF5100 printer's LUCIA ink is specially formulated to reduce graininess and bronzing and resist scratching and fading.
Photo Black, Matte Black, Gray and Photo Gray optimize black ink density for exceptional monochrome photo-quality output. Based on the type of ink being used, the iPF5100 printer automatically matches the correct black ink to achieve the best print results.
The iPF5100 printer is equipped with the ability to recalibrate itself to the original optimal factory settings and apply any necessary adjustments across the printers. At the same time, this creates a more stable, predictable printing platform on which superior results can be consistently achieved. The system has built-in calibration sensors that accurately detect variation in print heads and measures the density levels of the inks and makes necessary adjustments to return calibration to the original factory settings.
Engineered for speed and advanced image production, the iPF5100 boasts Canon's dual print head system to lay down ink with unprecedented speed and accuracy. Unlike conventional printers with a single print head, the iPF5100 uses two high-precision, high density print heads with a total of 30,720 nozzles. It lays down precise 4 picoliter-size ink droplets to produce sharp detail and excellent image quality.
The superfine 4 picoliter-size droplets produce delicate color gradations and high-definition. The twin lines of nozzles on the new print heads enable the iPF5100 to minimize the number of printing passes and still maintain print quality. The two 1-inch iPF series print heads, each with 6 colors with 2,560 nozzles per color. That's a total of 30,720 nozzles. More nozzles mean more ink is ejected with every pass of the print head, no matter what print mode or media. It gives new meaning to "high-speed output".
Like other powerful Canon systems, the IPF5100 is built around the innovative L-COA (Large Format printer Common Architecture) processor. When it comes to speed and accuracy, the L-COA processor is in a league of its own. By intelligently processing print data and directing the high precision, high-density print heads to deposit ink, the system ensures image clarity and color accuracy, even for complex graphics and color-rich photographic images. Combined with Canon's dual print head design and the most ink nozzles per color in the industry, the L-COA controller helps achieve phenomenal print speeds.
These export modules allow users to directly process and print RAW image files from DPP or Adobe Photoshop. These plug-ins are export modules that bypass the operating systems dependent print driver, allowing processing of 16-bit RGB images directly, which dramatically increases gradations and as a result, overall image quality.
New added Features
- Full screen preview
- More print quality selections
- Categorized paper type view
- Roll paper layout view
- Bi-cubic enlargement
The imagePROGRAF printer driver works with both Windows® and Macintosh® operating systems offering exceptional, high quality prints through easy usability and accurate color. The printer driver incorporates existing imagePROGRAF features along with new, easy to use functions. The monochrome photo mode produces neutral, high quality monochrome images with the primary use of the Black, Gray and Photo Gray inks. This mode helps to ensure minimal shifts in color that are commonly caused by the use of color inks in black and white prints, thus outputting neutral tones with smooth gradation. Another easy to use feature is the free layout feature, which allows for custom nesting of separate images and documents.
- Web links (Support tab) - An html-based utility that provides access to websites through the printer driver
- Categorized Media list - Media names are organized in a hierarchical tree structure
- More detailed page preview --provides a more clearer and more intuitive preview
- Scan to Copy - imageRUNNER enlargement copy
- 14 preset document profiles (examples are Poster, CAD, Photo)
- Automatic print quality options dependent on print application and media
- Borderless printing
- Saturation Adjustment
- Easy Setting/Advanced Setting/Print Setting
- Monochrome photo mode Support for Adobe RGB
- Free layout feature
The Digital Photo Front-Access has been developed by Canon as a utility to import images from a camera, memory card, USB, etc and incorporate them into software applications such as PosterArtist and Photoshop.
- Auto image retouching
- Ability to open in PosterArtist and Photoshop
- Support for JPEG and RAW images
- Simple configuration of print settings by means of the printer driver
This template driven software was developed by Canon specifically to create large-format posters with complete ease. PosterArtist helps users of all levels to create professional looking posters, banners and signage in 4 easy steps. This application offers a variety of templates, hi-res royalty-free images and clipart designed to target a wide array of markets such as food service, education, offices, retail and much more.
PosterArtist allows users to use Kyuanos advanced color management system, providing a smart and simple way of managing colors under any viewing conditions. Also included in PosterArtist is the Auto Design feature in which the users can simply designate a few images to be in incorporated in a poster, and PosterArtist will automatically create professional - looking posters for immediate use. Also, the template filtering feature allows users to find and apply a template quickly and easily from hundreds of templates in the library.
- Auto Design Feature - Template Creation Engine
- Provides professionally designed templates to simplify poster creation
- Over 1GB of preloaded files in a wide variety of poster designs and artwork
- Variable Data Printing
- Page Capture feature allows users to load desired data from other applications into a PosterArtist poster, such as Microsoft® Word®, Excel®, and Adobe® Acrobat®
- Import images directly from most digital cameras
PosterArtist QuickCopy - separate application with the ability to enlarge image data scanned with a CanoScan flat bed scanner.
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Number of Nozzles
All colors: 2,560 nozzles each
Nozzle Recovery System
Print Resolution (Up to)
Optional: IEEE 1394 (Firewire®)
Ink Droplet Size
Ink Droplet Size
Front Loading Manual Feed: 0.5 - 1.5mm (19.6 - 59.0mil)
Roll: 0.08 - 0.8mm (3.2 - 31.4mil)
Cassette: 0.08 - 0.3mm (3.2 - 11.8mil)
Maximum Roll Print Length
Maximum Media Roll Diameter
Borderless Printing Width
Paper Feed Method
Top Loading Manual Feed: One sheet, front output
Front Loading Manual Feed: One sheet, front output
Cassette: Up to 250 Sheets (Letter, Plain Paper), front output
Noise Level Approx
Standby: 35 dB or less
Standby 6W or less
Power Off: Less than 1W (Compliant with Executive Order)
Relative Humidity: 10-80% (No Condensation)
Supplies and Accessories
- Desktop Basket BU-02
- IEEE 1394 Expansion Board EB-05
- Maintenance Cartridge MC-05
- Print Head PF-03
- Printer Stand ST-11
- Roll Holder Set RH2-11
- Pigment Matte Black Ink Tank PFI-103MBK
- Pigment Black Ink Tank PFI-103BK
- Pigment Cyan Ink Tank PFI-103C
- Pigment Magenta Ink Tank PFI-103M
- Pigment Yellow Ink Tank PFI-103Y
- Pigment Photo Cyan Ink Tank PFI-103PC
- Pigment Photo Magenta Ink Tank PFI-103PM
- Pigment Red Ink Tank PFI-103R
- Pigment Green Ink Tank PFI-103G
- Pigment Blue Ink Tank PFI-103B
- Pigment Grey Ink Tank PFI-103GY
- Pigment Photo Grey Ink Tank PFI-103PGY
|Fine Art Media|
|Fine Art Natural||230gsm||14mil|
|German Etching by Hahnemuhle||310gsm||18mil|
|Fine Art Bright White||230gsm||14mil|
|Fine Art Bright White||330gsm||20mil|
|Artistic Satin Canvas||350gsm||19mil|
|Artistic Matte Canvas||340gsm||21mil|
|Water Resistant Matte Canvas||400gsm||24mil|
|Fine Art Photo Rag by Hahnemuhle||188gsm||11.5mil|
|Fine Art Enhanced Velvet||255gsm||21mil|
|Coated Papers / CAD / GIS|
|Economy Bond Paper||75gsm||4mil|
|Premium Plain Paper (2 Rolls per box)||80gsm||4mil|
|Universal Bond Paper||90gsm||4mil|
|High Resolution Coated Bond||120gsm||6mil|
|Heavyweight Coated Paper||140gsm||7mil|
|Heavyweight Coated Paper HG||145gsm||6mil|
|Double Matte Film||160gsm||5mil|
|Matte Coated Paper||90gsm||5mil|
|Matte Coated Paper||170gsm||8mil|
|Heavyweight Matte Coated Paper||230gsm||10mil|
|20lb Bond, 150ft||75gsm||4mil|
|20lb Bond, 300ft||75gsm||4mil|
|20lb Recycled Uncoated Bond, 150ft||75gsm||4mil|
|20lb Recycled Uncoated Bond, 300ft||75gsm||4mil|
|24lb Bond, 150ft||90gsm||4mil|
|24lb Bond, 300ft||90gsm||4mil|
|24lb Premium Coated Bond, 150ft||90gsm||4mil|
|24lb Premium Coated Bond, 300ft||90gsm||4mil|
Photographic / Glossy Paper
|Satin Photo Paper||170gsm||7mil|
|Satin Photo Paper||200gsm||8mil|
|Satin Photo Paper||240gsm||10mil|
|Glossy Photo Paper||170gsm||7mil|
|Glossy Photo Paper||200gsm||8mil|
|Glossy Photo Paper||240gsm||10mil|
|Premium RC Photo Matte||255gsm||10mil|
|Premium RC Photo Luster||255gsm||10mil|
|Premium Glossy Photographic Paper 2||280gsm||11mil|
|Premium Semi-Glossy Photographic Paper 2||280gsm||11mil|
|Sign / Banner / Display Media|
|Back Print Backlit Film||165gsm||5mil|
|Durable Matte Polypropylene Banner||130gsm||7mil|
|Roll-up Gloss Film||230gsm||7mil|
|Durable Backlit Film||250gsm||7mil|
|Adhesive Matte Vinyl||290gsm||11mil|
|Scrim Banner Vinyl||460gsm||14mil|
- For imagePROGRAF Printer Driver. For printing from PostScript applications such as Adobe Illustrator or QuarkXpress, please use a PostScript compatible RIP package. For a list of Canon recommended RIP packages, please consult with Canon Alliance and Industry Market list of RIP vendors.
- The starter ink tanks initially packaged with the printer are not the same capacity as the replacement ink tanks specified here.
- The maximum printable length varies depending on the application, OS, and RIP used.
† Prices and specifications subject to change without notice. Actual prices are determined by individual dealers and may vary.