The 8-color 44-inch imagePROGRAF PRO-4000S printer designed for the poster and signage markets exceeds expectations for speed and color consistency in a large format production printer. The use of a new 1.28-inch wide 12-channel integrated compact print head, LUCIA PRO ink set , a high-precision mechanical platform and the L-COA PRO high-speed image processing engine achieves a balance between high-speed printing and exceptional print quality.
LUCIA PRO Ink Set
“The new LUCIA PRO ink set adopts newly formulated 8-color microencapsulated pigment inks. These inks help you achieve fantastic color reproduction, image clarity, and fine lines ideal for creating vivid posters and advertising displays.
This new ink set helps:
- Enhance red color performance
- Reduce graininess
- Enhance dark area reproduction
PF-10 Print Head
“The PF-10, a 1.28”-wide print head with 18,432 nozzles equipped with anti-clogging FINE technology generates fast print speeds while reducing the possibility of clogging. Ink ejection conditions are precisely checked by 27 sensors, and if a clog is detected, another nozzle will provide back-up.
To enhance print performance, the 8-colors utilize all 12 ink channels in the print head. The LUCIA PRO ink is arranged in a mirror layout on the print head, symmetrically arranging the most important colors: C, M, Y, and MBK. This layout allows for the same ejection order of the four key colors during the bidirectional printing process resulting in denser ink placement and faster prints speeds.
This new print head is wider than previous imagePROGRAF print heads requiring models to only have one instead of two. Having only one print head means a more compact printer that achieves faster print speeds while maintaining high print quality.
L-COA PRO High-Speed Image Processing Engine
The imagePROGRAF printers are powered by the L-COA PRO high-speed image processing engine. With three new processing chips, this high-precision control engine performs the processing of massive image data, and controls the optimal ink layout that produces high resolution prints.
“The color calibration function is designed to produce consistent color reproduction. This new printer includes an upgraded, built-in color densitometer that offers precise calibration and color matching. Using a three-color LED and newly developed condenser lens the sensor enables accurate recalibration of the device, allowing you to maintain a low average printer-to-printer color difference. The color calibration is finished quickly after a few simple steps on the printer’s operation panel. A single color calibration performed with one type of media is used to make adjustments on the other Canon supported media.
The Device Management Console software, ideal for fleet management, lets you perform color calibrations remotely. This software lets you monitor the printer status of up to 50 units from any location in the world, be notified via email when an error has occurred, or check the amount of ink left in the printers without ever having to leave the comfort of your desk.
High Precision Mechanical Platform
The newly engineered unibody structure provides a strong platform for stable print head scanning, resulting in precise ink droplet placement. The perfect combination of speed and high-quality printing is achieved with this new design.
Multifunction Roll System
“The optional Multifunction Roll System is a versatile media handling solution system that enables either a second roll of media to be loaded on the printer, or the unit can be configured as a bi-directional media Take-up unit.
Dual –Roll Feeding: The dual-roll feeding mechanism enables users to load a second roll of a different media type and size so that users can simultaneously switch from printing on matte to gloss paper without pausing their work to reload. Additionally, the second roll can be used to support high-volume printing be enabling two rolls of the same media to be fed to the printer.
Bi-Directional Rewinding: The Multifunction Roll System may also be configured by the operator as a take-up unit to rewind longer printouts. The user can choose to rewind media with the printed surface on the outside or the inside of the roll, thereby supporting “bi-directional rewinding”.
Effortless Media Loading
Loading media on a Canon larger format printer has never been easier. Simply set the roll holder in the printer, rotate the roll holder handles and let the media automatically feed into the printer. No need to touch the paper; decreasing the risk of creasing and blemishes.
New Operation Panel
The large 3.5″ color LCD touch panel makes it easy to view printer information as well as perform operations.
Stay Connected. A first for the imagePROGRAF large format printers, Wi-Fi connectivity is now standard with this new PRO Series.
Print From USB Thumb Drive
PDF and JPEG files can be directly printed on the imagePROGRAF PRO-4000S from a USB thumb drive. Simply input the thumb drive into the USB port on the printer, preview the image on the operation panel, and print! Fast and easy printing without the use of a computer.
High Capacity Ink Tanks
Available in 160ml, 330ml, and 700ml ink tanks, you have the flexibility to purchase ink based on the color frequency at which you print.
Sub-Ink Tank System
The Sub-Ink Tank System allows all of the available ink in a tank to be used before having to replace it, helping eliminate any wasted ink. The empty tanks can also be replaced on-the-fly without stopping the printer. This is extremely useful during your long print jobs.
“The imagePROGRAF PRO-4000S features a new multipositional basket that can be freely adjusted to enable various output positions and options:
- Catch Basket
- Flatbed Stacking
- Slope (can be used to display a print)
320GB Hard Drive
A built-in 320 GB hard drive within the printer increases productivity by relieving workload from the host Mac or PC, while providing a large capacity for print job data storage and retrieval. This 320 GB hard drive enables job data to be stored in protected mailboxes for easy access via web browser or at the printer for job re-printing. The embedded hard disk is ideal for medium to large workgroups to share a printer efficiently with multiple users, offering sample job storage space.
Media Configuration Tool
“Recognizing the expanding array of media options for large format printers and to further improve the versatility of these new imagePROGRAF models, Canon has developed a Media Configuration Tool, which allows customers to not only utilize Canon-branded media, but provides the ability to make adjustments to printer settings to enhance the precision and quality of output achieved with third party media.
Settings that can be configured using media parameter adjustment features include:
- Media weight and thickness
- Ink drying
- Automatic cutting settings
- Borderless printing
- Paper feed amount
- Print-head height
- Vacuum strength
- Maximum ink usage
|Printer Type||8-Color 44-inch Printer|
|Number of Nozzles||Total: 18,432
All colors: 1,536 nozzles
|Nozzle Pitch||600 dpi x 2
Non-firing nozzle detection and compensation
|Print Resolution (Up to)||2400×1200dpi (Max)|
|OS Compatibility||32bit: Windows® (Vista/7/8, 8.1/10)
64bit: Windows® (Vista/7/8, 8.1/10)
Mac (OS X 10.7.5-10.11)
|Standard Interface||USB 2.0 High-Speed
|Ink Droplet Size||minimum 4 picoliter|
|Ink Capacity||160, 330, or 700ml per color|
|Ink Types||Pigment based LUCIA PRO Ink|
|Color Set||Photo Black, Matte Black, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Photo Cyan, Photo Magenta, Gray|
|Media Width||Cut Sheet – 8″- 44″
Roll Feed – 8″ – 44″
|Media Thickness||Roll: 0.07 – 0.8 mm (2.8 – 31.5mil)|
|Maximum Roll Print Length||Roll Feed – 59′ (18 meters)|
|Maximum Media Roll Diameter||6.7″ (170mm)|
|Borderless Printing Width (Roll Media Only)||(Roll Media Only) 10″, 14″, 17″, B2 (20.3″/515 mm), A1 (23.4″/594mm), A0 (33.11″841mm), 24″, 36″, B0 (40.6″/1,030mm), 42″,44″|
|Paper-Feed Method||Roll Feed: One Roll, Front-loading, Front Output
Manual Feed: Front-loading, Front Output
|Noise Level (Approx.)||Operation: 49 dB (A) or less
Accoustic Power: 6.6 Bels or less
|Physical Dimensions||46.0″ (H) x 62.7″ (W) x 38.7″ (D) (with basket open)|
|Weight||approx.267 lbs (roll holder included, no inks, no print heads)|
|Power Source||AC 100-240V（50-60Hz）|
|Power Consumption||Maximum: 107 W or less
Standby 1.8 W or less
Power Off: 0.5 W or less
|Operating Environment||Temperature: 59 – 86°F
Relative Humidity: 10-80% (No Condensation)
|User-replaceable items||Print Head (PF-10)
Maintenance Cartridge (MC-30)
Ink Tanks (PFI-1100/PFI-1300/PFI-1700)
|Software||Print Studio Pro4, imagePROGRAF Printer Driver, Quick Utility Toolbox, Accounting Manager, Device Management Console, Media Configuration Tool, PosterArtist Lite (PC only), Printer Driver Extra Kit (Free Layout and Advanced Preview), Print Plug-in for Microsoft Word/Excel/PowerPoint (PC only), Direct Print & Share, Gallery Wrap Feature|
4. Print Studio Pro plug-in software is compatible with Adobe Photoshop CS5/CS6/CC/CC (2014)/CC (2015), Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3/4/5/6, and Canon Digital Professional 3.12 or later.