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LUCIA Pigment Ink Technology The iPF5000 printer features a new 12 color pigment ink system featuring Red, Blue, Green, Gray, Photo Gray, Cyan, Photo Cyan, Magenta, Photo Magenta, Yellow, Regular Black, and Matte Black. The large color gamut provided by the 12 inks produces brilliant colors. The addition of gray and photo gray enables smooth gradations and less graininess, creating a crisp monotone output. Automatic Switching of Black Inks The iPF5000 will automatically switch between Regular Black and Matte Black at the time of printing. Simply choose the paper type and the iPF5000 will use the appropriate black to optimize print quality. The Regular Black ink produces high quality prints on photo glossy type media and the Matte Black ink exhibits high contrast prints with deep black on media such as fine art paper.
The multi media handling options for this printer are not only versatile, but extremely user friendly as well. The iPF5000 printer offers four media feed options; a front-loading cassette for pre-cut sheet, a rear manual feed, a front straight path manual feed for thicker media up to 1.5mm, or an optional roll feed for longer paper lengths. The device features automatic media switching between the cassette and the roll feed so users can keep two media types loaded and ready to print, making their selection from the print driver. The optional roll feed comes with two and three-inch core adapters to accommodate all 17-inch Canon roll-stock media. The printer also comes standard with a built-in rotary media cutter. The iPF5000 will utilize both its rotary cutter and roll feed unit to produce breathtaking borderless (edge-to-edge) prints in minutes.
Print Head (PF-01) - Engineered for speed and advanced image production, the iPF5000 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 iPF5000 uses two high-precision, high density print heads with a total of 30,720 nozzles. It lays down precise 4pl ink droplets to produce sharp detail and excellent image quality. The superfine 4pl droplets produce delicate color gradations and high-definition. The twin lines of nozzles on the new print heads enable the iPF5000 to minimize the number of printing passes and still maintain print quality. Each of the 2 print heads contain 6 colors, for a total of 12, each employing 2,560 nozzles for a grand total of 30,720 nozzles. This print head technology enables the iPF5000 to print at a true 1200 dot pitch with remarkable speed.  
The L-COA1 print controller intelligently processes the print data to implement high-speed processing in order to accurately lay ink down for optimal image quality. Combined with Canon's dual print head design and the most ink nozzles per color in the industry, the L-COA controller helps achieve print speeds of under three minutes for 16.5" x 23.4" (A2) size prints, at 1200 x 1200dpi on a glossy photo paper. 1L-COA = Large format printer Common Architecture
This image editing and layout software is designed to easily edit and output large-format prints from images captured with a digital camera. For novice photo software users, DPPP simplifies advanced functions such as red-eye correction, dust removal, skin tone improvement and many other features. Furthermore, you can layout images in a variety of ways using the templates provided within the application. For Photoshop® users, DPPP is capable of 2-way communication with Adobe® Photoshop® enabling the quick exchange of image files between the two programs. Avoid inaccurate prints by utilizing the Soft Proof function, which provides the ability to view the actual output colors in advance on the monitor, and the Real Preview function which confirms in advance how many images will be laid out on roll paper. Color Features Auto Color Correct Manual Color Correct with Dynamic RGB Histogram Chart Tone Curve Editing Profile Support for sRGB, Adobe® RGB Detailed Image Properties Sepia Hue Adjustment Image Correction Features Skin Tone Improvement Redeye removal (Auto/Manual) Dust/Scratch Removal Back Light Correction Moiré Removal White/Gray/Black Point Correction Layout Features Templates Calendars Index Printing Multiple Photo Layouts Text Insertion Frames Trimming Multiple Undo
This application was designed to enable direct printing of 16 -bit RGB images directly from Adobe® Photoshop 6, 7, CS and CS2. This plug-in is a true export module that bypasses the print driver on Windows and Macintosh computers. The module was designed to be an integral part of a photographer's 16-bit workflow without compromising image quality. The Plug-in facilitates the printing of 16-bit images by processing the data outside the conventional driver and sending the data directly from Photoshop to the printer, dramatically increasing gradations and as a result, overall image quality. The print history function enables the user to apply past color, profile and print settings to future jobs. The module allows for improved efficiency in color adjustment tasks and high-definition prints for Photoshop users. Features Soft proof - preview window Print history function Advanced color and quality controls Easily apply custom ICC profiles
This plug-in application allows users to process and print RAW image files from Digital Photo Professional software, (comes with the EOS series digital cameras) directly to the iPF5000. High quality RAW image data is exported directly to the Plug-in, bypassing the Windows GDI. This provides professional quality prints that take advantage of the EOS camera's wide color space. Included with the software are extra features such as layout and output management, making it extremely useful for professionals.
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 functions 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 ensures 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. Features: 12 color processing Monochrome Photo mode Gray Adjustments Adobe RGB Support Free Layout (Nesting)1 ICC Profile Color Correction Scan-to-print with color imageRUNNER 1Windows Only
This template driven software was developed by Canon specifically to create large-format posters easily. PosterArtist helps users of all levels to create professional looking posters, banners and signage with extreme ease. 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. Features 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 any CanoScan flat bed scanner


Printer Type

Print Head: PF-01
Technology: FINE (Full-lithography inkjet Nozzle Engineering)
Configuration: 6 colors per print head Dual print heads (total 12 colors)Print Head (A) Y/PC/C/PGY/GY/MBK Print Head (B) PM/M/BK/R/G/B
Replacement: End user replaceable Number of Nozzles2,560 nozzles per color
30,720 nozzles total

Nozzle Pitch

1,200 dpi

Nozzle Recovery System

Non-firing nozzle detection and compensation Print Resolution (Up to)2,400 x 1,200 dpi (Max)

OS Compatibility

Windows® 98SE/ME/2000/XP/2003 Server, Macintosh® OS 9.1/X 10.2/10.3/10.41

Standard Interfaces

USB 2.0 High-Speed
10/100 Base-T/TX
Optional: IEEE 1394 (Firewire®)

Ink Droplet Size

4 picoliter

Ink Capacity

130ml per color2Ink Droplet Size Lucia ink (Pigment-based)

Buffer Ram

192 MB

Media Width

8-17 (Cut sheet and roll)

Media Thickness

Cassette: 0.83-0.3 mm (3.2-11.8 mil)
Top Loading Manual Feed: 0.08-0.5 mm (3.2-19.6 mil)
Front Loading Manual Feed: 0.5-1.5 mm (19.6-59.0 mil)
Roll: 0.07-0.8mm (2.8-31.4 mil)

Maximum Roll Print Length

59 Feet (18 meters)3

Maximum Media Roll Diameter

5.9 (150mm)

Borderless Printing Width

10, 13, 14, 16, 17, B4 (10.12/257mm),A2 (16.54/420mm)

Paper Feed Method

Cassette: Up to 250 sheets(Plain Paper, Letter), front output
Top Loading Manual Feed: One sheet, front output
Front Loading Manual Feed: One sheet, front output
Roll Feed(Optional): One roll, front output Languages GARO (Canon Proprietary)

Noise Level Approx

Operation: 49 dB or less
Standby: 30 dB or less

Physical Dimensions

39.3 x 28.9 x 12.5
w/ optional Roll Feed Unit: 39.3 x 31.9 x 13.5


Approximately 99 lbs.
w/ optional Roll Feed Unit: Approx. 108 lbs.

Power Source

AC-100-120V (50-60Hz)

Power Consumption

Maximum: 100W or less
Standby 6W or less
Power Off: Less than 1W (Compliant with Executive Order)

Operating Environment

Temperature: 59°-86° F (15°-30° C)
Relative Humidity: 10-80% (No Condensation)User-replaceable items Print Head (PF-01), Maintenance Cartridge (MC-05)

Software Included

Printing Software: Printer Driver 2006, Print Plug-in for Photoshop®4, Print Plug-in for DPP5, Printer Driver Extra Kit6 (Free Layout, imageRUNNER Linking Function)

Applications: PosterArtist 20067, Digital Photo Print Pro9

Utilities: GARO Status Monitor, Media Configuration Tool, Remote UI Optional AccessoriesAuto Roll Feed Unit (RU-01)
IEEE 1394 Expansion Board (EB-05)

Compatible Supplies & Accessories

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