Did you experiment this problem too? Though I am in book binding for over 45 years. Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-2000 Large Format Printer Barley used +$1200 NEW INK SET! If you’re used to desktop printers, even heavy ones like the 17″ PRO-1000, then large format printing means large… To get the printer into my house, it needed detaching from the stand. PSP also won’t let me use BPC via an external CMM – there is a suggestion in the manual that I an install some software from Adobe, but unfortunately the Adobe CMM that you can download hasn’t been updated for years and no longer works on Macs. Not every printer is loaded under bright overhead lighting. If you print via the driver, there is no BPC option, nor for that matter is there any choice of rendering intent. However, we believe that we have improved many technologies which have been introduced into PRO-Series, and the accumulation of these enables our new printers to be more stable & reliable suitable for professional customers. The standard nozzle check print can be produced from here, although if the printer is in another room, you might want to initiate a test print once you’re sure what paper is loaded – nozzle checks don’t look better on expensive paper. If you use the Accounting Tool (of which more in a bit) for keeping track of paper and ink use, then the custom media can have specific accounting information associated with it, for all the different sizes you use (e.g. I’m afraid it’s long gone – I get most printers for review on a longish loan, but they do want them back ;-), Does the new Canon PPL software work for the PRO-x000 printers? The summary would be that this is Canon’s best large format printer yet, with the reformulated ink set with the Colour Optimiser (gloss coat) showing improvements on many papers over the previous models. It’s easy to print with borders, and with custom media sizes I could even up the ones on this print (image taken testing the new Laowa 12mm f/2.8 lens). Just how useful this is depends on the sorts of printing you do. Here are the feed adjustment and ink density prints for the new paper. Manuals. This is standard on the PRO-6000, and optional for the PRO-2000 and PRO-4000. Roll paper (borderless): Top: 0 mm, Bottom: 0 mm, Side: 0 mm Cut sheet: Top: 3 mm, Bottom: 20 mm, Side: 3 mm, Media Feed Capacity The New PRO printers have a potentially very useful bit of admin. imagePROGRAF PRO-2000 Specifications Page by ... We use cookies to provide you with the best possible experience in your interactions with Canon and on our website – find out more about our use of Cookies and change your cookie settings here. I never had any difficulty with loading roll media apart from near the end on a 2″ core, where the paper needed a bit of prodding and flattening to get past the rollers. To be fair, these options were there in the old print plugin too. Custom media types are very useful, and I’ll cover their creation in much more detail below. Back to top. I’d suggest doing this for any you make, just in case you need to reinstall them on a new printer. Curiosity compelled me to take a cart apart…. I’ve a section later, covering B&W printing, but it’s worth noting here that I consider the B&W print mode for the PRO-2000 printer is more than good enough for some of my own printed work in black and white. 23 kg, Roll Unit W x D x H: 1244 x 562 x 461 mm 23 kg, POWER AND OPERATING REQUIREMENTS ', '#46b798', 'S6S5ADQH');kofiwidget2.draw(); For information about other printers, paper reviews and profiling (colour management) see the Printing section of the main Articles and Reviews page, or use the search box at the top of any page. This works particularly well if you use the B&W print mode and want to slightly tone/tint an image, or are just looking for optimal neutrality of a print under a particular light source. That and if perhaps you don’t trust the abilities of your operators beyond not walking into the printers… ;-). I’m printing from Mac and am using the same process in printing patches that I did with the Epson so I am left to suspect something very different is going on with Canon. It incudes networking details and software installation. The new ink displays look more subtle in this respect, although the ink warnings and orange warning light are too persistent – A warning light that has remained on for over a month of testing ceases to be a warning light and becomes just an ornament. You can see it being used in take-up mode above. Once you’ve installed the software, you’ll need to tell it which printers to monitor. The quality of colour and monochrome prints were a step up from my previous prints made with the iPF6300/6400 printers. All printers now can accept a 2nd roll unit, which can be switched between roll feed or roll take-up. It is NOT applicable to Matte coated paper or Fine Art paper, CO is used only when selecting “High” or “Highest” print quality settings in the printer driver & Print Studio Pro. I’ll look at custom media settings and profiling in more detail later. I have had to make a big space available in the print room and I’m looking forward to trying out my new toy (moving stuff around resulted in a nasty swarfega spillage – 10 litres spread everywhere) . The saved job means I can run off as many copies as I’ve got walls long enough to show them…. Ink Type: Pigment inks – Black, Matte Black, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Photo Cyan, Photo Magenta, Grey, Photo Grey, Red, Blue, Chroma Optimiser, OS Compatibility: Microsoft Windows 32 Bit: Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10, Server 2008, 64 Bit: Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10, Server 2008/R2, Server 2012/R2 Having one print head allowed Canon to make this unit “smaller” than might be expected in a 24-inch model; an added benefit is that print throughput is faster than working with two heads. Once loaded with ink, the printer cannot be tilted to any significant degree, so ours was assembled by the supplier, but not set up in any way. Supplied Canon profiles work very well for their media, especially if you’ve run the calibration process on the printer. I’m not sure just what use I’d make of more detail though…. I’ve more information about configuring the print catcher in the PRO-2000 printer setup article. The saved jobs can be accessed via the printer front panel or the printer’s own web page. Selecting any media allows you to pull up some details about its characteristics. The printing carried on all through this without a pause. Indeed, I’ve used it when testing other Canon large format printers since it is both simple, straightforward to use and most importantly, doesn’t get in my way. I am new to printing. This is more likely if you make your own custom ICC profiles. The printer utility, which can also be launched directly, lets you access cleaning and other functions. In this case, when it turns ON, an automatic agitation might take place during start-up, depending on the status of the printer. I hoped that when the PRO-2000 turned up, there would be a good solid print plugin like I used with previous Canon large format printers. A bit of masking tape is all it takes, and the print is being spooled. These were used to create a custom media type before producing the profiling target. For the larger PRO-4000 or the 60″ width PRO-6000, you should look at having at least four people around. Your advice will be much appreciated Sir. This ensures that your printer is working at a known standard of performance. The 24"-wide model with an 11-Color plus Chroma Optimizer ink system that embraces every challenge obsessed photographers and designers can throw at it. Maintenance Cartridge: MC-30, Never miss a new article or review - Sign up for our Newsletter (2-4 a month max.). We currently have a 7 year old Oce CS2344 but inks are no longer manufactured and needing 2 x print heads at £500 each per year is just not cost effective – even though the Oce has paid for itself 6 times over, I’m just throwing money in the bin. If I remember correctly it was mentioned under Relative/Perceptual in the old Plugin. Feb 2017: Shipping the printer back, Buying a PRO-2000: B&H | Amazon.com | Adorama. If you’re using standard paper sizes, do note the different versions for different source media types. However, since moving to the Canon I have not been able to produce a useful icc profile with my i1 Pro. This issue also comes up (see later) in respect of colour management options when using the printer driver directly. A print on the lightly textured printmaking rag paper. The printer is appreciably bigger and heavier than the old iPF6400, but has the capacity for larger ink cartridges, up to 700ml. ‘Color Optimiser’ gloss coat reduces gloss differential on many papers. This can be reconfigured in a number of ways for different usage scenarios. The two are described as a ‘printmaking rag’ and a ‘watercolour rag’. It’s a big printer and rather long review – especially if you include the article covering the installation and setup of the PRO-2000. If you can’t produce wonderful impressive looking large prints on a variety of media from this printer, then I’m going to suggest that the fault lays firmly with -your- skills elsewhere. This error seems to have been perpetuated from the old print plugin. The hair is inside the microscope… Time to take it apart. Oh, and do read the manual [here is the on-line version]. However, the 24″, 44″ and 60″ versions of the new printer are now just stretched designs (the previous 24″ printers were a quite different design). I swapped the CO and then as it was loading, the PC and PM inks also ran out. No, -but- when it was here I did’t print a lot of colour stuff on matte papers, and then not on textured ones other than for testing. Which is the correct machine to buy – Canon or Epson. THIS WARRANTY APPLIES TO PRODUCTS SOLD AND USED IN THE U.S.A. ONLY. The prints are the ones I’ve already mentioned in regard to print quality settings. Since 24″ x 24″ isn’t a standard paper size, I’ve also created a custom paper size. This A4 image (on an A3+ sheet) is one I’ll show later, when looking at the effects of various levels of gloss coat (CO). High Quality: 3:12 min. There is also the choice (for some paper types) of how to use the gloss coating – I’ve more about this later. It would be great if Canon would manage to make a variable cartridge slot in the next generation, so users can choose what suits their needs best. For a large print, such as this 22 inch square image, I’ve created a custom media type for the paper, and a custom ICC printer profile. You can also see the blue paper roller cutter assembly at the right. There’s the front panel and printer web page too. Margins Printable area: Roll paper: Top: 3 mm, Bottom: 3 mm, Side: 3 mm The roll unit is reconfigured from the screen. It should find the new custom setting for you. For more info, please call 800-947-4415 JFIF 1.02), Standard Interfaces: USB A Port: USB Memory Direct Print for JPEG/PDF files USB B Port: Built-in Hi-Speed USB 2.0 What’s more if I want to make more prints the same size, many of the print settings can be stored as presets. Since the printer has a hard disk unit, I can even save my print job file directly to the printer, for immediate printing or for later. For the previous models, the agitation was required every so often even in sleep mode. Anyway, I’m going to create a custom media type. 1110 x 984 x 1168 mm (Basket Open) Thanks for pointing out there is a new software, I didn’t see this ! Once updated, I can specify some settings for the paper, that replace those from the base media. It does flash for a more urgent warning and is a bluish white during printing, but should be ‘off’ more often. The ‘b’ values starting off to the left show the presence of optical brightener (OBA) in the paper. The heart of the PRO-2000 is its 11-color LUCIA PRO ink set, which has been reformulated from the prior generation of Canon printers to deliver a higher Dmax and better gloss uniformity than earlier models. I just checked, it seems that PPL is proposing relative colorimetric too, I can’t find any mention of the CMM in the settings. When using a Canon paper, you can just use the standard media setting for that paper. You can confirm whether the paper to be loaded can be used in color calibration. This has a ‘print as color target’ option. I’ve already mentioned the very useful MCT and accounting software. I was thinking of buying PROGRAF iPF6400 but somehow could not pull the trigger. With roll paper sizes you can expand the image to go over the paper edge by an amount. Minimum Printable Length: 203.2mm Click OK. This is easy to get to for blade replacement, and nearer to the front of the printer. “The new series of LUCIA PRO inks include a Photo Black, Matt Black, Grey and Photo Grey, and together with a specialist Chroma Optimiser ink, ensure professional quality monochrome prints with increased black density and uniform glossiness.”. Just to be sure, I made custom media types for the paper, based on ‘CO used’ and ‘CO off’ base types. My own experience has shown that Canon have a good warranty coverage on print heads (1 year). However, if you do not want to use CO ink on Glossy or Semi-Glossy type paper for any reason, you can use either of the following print settings for this purpose: 1- Select “Standard” for print quality setting, and select “AUTO (default)” for CO coverage setting in the driver or Print Studio Pro. The one I’ve been testing was set up here, in situ. ), how does this handle big files? Profiling a glossy canvas – note the ink density test (right) and the paper feed check at the back. The orange alignment marks for loading could do with being a more high contrast design. Only problem is that this particular software download stopped working on any current Apple Mac several years ago, yet it still made it into the PSP manual. This time Photo Black (PBK). software includes, the Accounting Manager. Anyway the only feature I want to use from this plugin is the test pattern for BW toning, it’s driving me crazy… I just can not make it work. Personally I’d avoid any media on 2″ cores – the paper curl can get very strong towards the end of the roll.