The imagePROGRAF PRO-1000 Professional Inkjet Printer is here!


I am really excited to share this! First – congratulations to Canon for releasing this printer today. I have been working with a bit now, sending some of my images to the printer and seeing how it handles them.


I really like the work this printer does in the blacks. If you know some of my work, you know that I work a lot in that dark. This printer can handle those images and still retain a huge amount of detail. That gets me really excited because I know I can print what I see on the screen and know I will see it on the paper.


So what are some of the details and specifications you can expect to see on this printer?

The imagePROGRAF PRO-1000 Professional Inkjet Printer is a 17-inch, large format printer. It has a new print head and ink set that is responsible for the image quality. And at that size, it fits in my home office which is a huge plus. The larger print head has more nozzles which helps it print faster and still maintain high-resolution prints. It has technology built in that helps reduce wasted ink with sensors monitor and compensating so that you can keep printing effectively and efficiently. Gotta love that you can keep the costs down especially in the home office or school setting.

It has a new “LUCIA PRO 11-color plus Chroma Optimizer” ink system that was designed to give you denser droplets, and add to those rich blacks and increased detail I am enjoying seeing in my test prints. Canon has really looked out for the home user here as these new ink heads and inks eliminate the need to change from glossy to matte blacks when you change your print medium. Less mess, less waste.


I am actually in NYC now getting ready for a print event that i’m moderating tonight.  On deck, Canon will have Lindsay Adler, Joel Grimes, and David Bergman shooting and talking about how they approach their photography.  If you are in the NYC area and want to attend this event, make sure you hit me up on Twitter!

If you want to read more about those specification on the new print heads, ink or the new engine and software making these hardware upgrades work seamlessly, then check out Canon’s website  for all the technical considerations on the Canon Pro 1000.


As of right now, the Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-1000 is available for pre-order on the Canon website at $1,299.99.

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