Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Canon Prograf iPF5000 - reviewed

Having received the new Canon Prograf iPF5000 on Monday May 15, we began setup and printing immediately. This article is an initial impression of the setup, software, print quality, media compatibility, and speed of the printer.

The iPF5000 is Canon's answer to the Epson 4800. It is obviously built with the professional photographer / print maker in mind - people who naturally want long lasting photo and art prints. Like the Epson, the iPF5000 has a pigment based inkset - dubbed the Lucia system by Canon. The Lucia system, is a twelve, yes twelve, ink setup designed to offer a wide color gamut and black and white photo reproduction. You can print on media up to 17" wide including sheets and rolls.

A big plus is that both matte and photo black inks are on-board at the same time. This means no down time or wasted ink when you switch media types.

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