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Canon iPF5100
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The imagePROGRAF iPF5100 Large Format Printer brings together the essential elements of brilliant color, sophisticated print-head technology, and high-speed output to provide a truly high-performance large format printing-system. It has numerous features designed to help all levels of users produce extraordinary results. Indeed, the iPF5100 printer is the ideal solution for any color professional searching for a machine that can yield striking, full-bleed color output with the strength in paper handling and exceptional speed output you need to print highly detailed imagery with smooth gradients.

The iPF5100 printer is engineered to produce colors, fine details, and subtle expressions required for some of the most challenging color environments such as photography, proofing and professional graphic applications. The iPF5100 printer is equipped with the ability to recalibrate itself to the original factory settings and apply any necessary adjustments across the printer's media types. The result - a more predictable printing platform where results can be consistently achieved.

The 12-color pigment ink system with LUCIA inks offers excellent color fastness and stability with a remarkably wide color gamut. The ink formulation for Black, Matte Black, Gray and Photo Gray reduces bronzing, while providing stronger ink adhesion to the print media, resulting in better scratch resistance without any additional protection.

The Canon L-COA processor, which is dedicated to the imagePROGRAF, is designed to optimize the best quality output at the highest possible speeds. Vivid breathtaking, long lasting prints are achieved by combining Canon's advanced technological achievements. The iPF5100 is designed for reliability, simplicity, productivity and above all, quality.

Features

12 Color Pigment Ink System - LUCIA inks

The iPF5100 printer's ink set is comprised of 12 colors: four standard process colors with Photo Cyan and Photo Magenta; plus Red, Green, and Blue; Matte Black, Gray, and Photo Gray. This unique combination creates a broad color pallet and delivers exceptional print results. The iPF5100 printer's LUCIA ink is specially formulated to reduce graininess and bronzing and resist scratching and fading.

Photo Black, Matte Black, Gray and Photo Gray optimize black ink density for exceptional monochrome photo-quality output. Based on the type of ink being used, the iPF5100 printer automatically matches the correct black ink to achieve the best print results.

Built-in Calibration

The iPF5100 printer is equipped with the ability to recalibrate itself to the original optimal factory settings and apply any necessary adjustments across the printers. At the same time, this creates a more stable, predictable printing platform on which superior results can be consistently achieved. The system has built-in calibration sensors that accurately detect variation in print heads and measures the density levels of the inks and makes necessary adjustments to return calibration to the original factory settings.

Print Head - PF 03 - Dual print head system

Engineered for speed and advanced image production, the iPF5100 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 iPF5100 uses two high-precision, high density print heads with a total of 30,720 nozzles. It lays down precise 4 picoliter-size ink droplets to produce sharp detail and excellent image quality.

The superfine 4 picoliter-size droplets produce delicate color gradations and high-definition. The twin lines of nozzles on the new print heads enable the iPF5100 to minimize the number of printing passes and still maintain print quality. The two 1-inch iPF series print heads, each with 6 colors with 2,560 nozzles per color. That's a total of 30,720 nozzles. More nozzles mean more ink is ejected with every pass of the print head, no matter what print mode or media. It gives new meaning to "high-speed output".

L-COA Controller - New Print Controller

Like other powerful Canon systems, the IPF5100 is built around the innovative L-COA (Large Format printer Common Architecture) processor. When it comes to speed and accuracy, the L-COA processor is in a league of its own. By intelligently processing print data and directing the high precision, high-density print heads to deposit ink, the system ensures image clarity and color accuracy, even for complex graphics and color-rich photographic images. Combined with Canon's dual print head design and the most ink nozzles per color in the industry, the L-COA controller helps achieve phenomenal print speeds.

Print Plug-in for Adobe® Photoshop® and Digital Photo Professional - An export print module

These export modules allow users to directly process and print RAW image files from DPP or Adobe Photoshop. These plug-ins are export modules that bypass the operating systems dependent print driver, allowing processing of 16-bit RGB images directly, which dramatically increases gradations and as a result, overall image quality.

New added Features:

  • Full screen preview
  • More print quality selections
  • Categorized paper type view
  • Roll paper layout view
  • Bi-cubic enlargement

Printer Driver 2007

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 features 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 helps to ensure 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:

  • Web links (Support tab) - An html-based utility that provides access to websites through the printer driver
  • Categorized Media list - Media names are organized in a hierarchical tree structure
  • More detailed page preview --provides a more clearer and more intuitive preview
  • Scan to Copy - imageRUNNER enlargement copy14 preset document profiles (examples are Poster, CAD, Photo)
  • Automatic print quality options dependent on print application and media
  • Borderless printing
  • Saturation Adjustment
  • Easy Setting/Advanced Setting/Print Setting
  • Monochrome photo mode Support for Adobe RGB
  • Free layout feature

Digital Photo Front-Access

The Digital Photo Front-Access has been developed by Canon as a utility to import images from a camera, memory card, USB, etc and incorporate them into software applications such as PosterArtist and Photoshop.

  • Auto image retouching
  • Ability to open in PosterArtist and Photoshop
  • Support for JPEG and RAW images
  • Simple configuration of print settings by means of the printer driver

PosterArtist (Optional Software) - Poster creation software

This template driven software was developed by Canon specifically to create large-format posters with complete ease. PosterArtist helps users of all levels to create professional looking posters, banners and signage in 4 easy steps. 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.

PosterArtist allows users to use Kyuanos advanced color management system, providing a smart and simple way of managing colors under any viewing conditions. Also included in PosterArtist is the Auto Design feature in which the users can simply designate a few images to be in incorporated in a poster, and PosterArtist will automatically create professional - looking posters for immediate use. Also, the template filtering feature allows users to find and apply a template quickly and easily from hundreds of templates in the library.

Auto Design Feature - Template Creation Engine:

  • 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 Poster
  • Artist 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 a CanoScan flat bed scanner.

Energy Star Qualified

Energy Star qualified products and practices help you save money and reduce greenhouse emissions by meeting strict energy efficiency guidelines set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy. For more information regarding Canon Energy Star, visit www.usa.canon.com/energystar

Specifications

Main Unit Specs

Printer Type12-Color 17-inch Printer
Number of NozzlesTotal: 30,720

All colors: 2,560 nozzles each
Nozzle Pitch1,200 dpi
Nozzle Recovery SystemNon-firing nozzle detection and compensation
Print Resolution (Up to)2,400 x 1,200 dpi (Max)
OS CompatibilityWindows XP/Server 2003/Server 2008/Vista/7 (32/64bit), Macintosh OSX 10.3.9-10.6 (32 bit), OS X 10.5-10.6 (64 bit)
Standard InterfacesUSB 2.0 High-Speed
10/100 Base-T/TX
Optional: IEEE 1394 (Firewire®)
Ink Droplet Size4 picoliter
Ink Capacity130ml per color2
Ink Droplet SizeLUCIA ink (Pigment-based)
Color SetCyan, Photo Cyan, Magenta, Photo Magenta, Yellow, Black, Matte Black, Red, Green. Blue, Gray, Photo Gray
Buffer Ram192 MB
Hard DriveN/A
Media WidthCut Sheet, Roll and Cassette: 8" - 17"
Media ThicknessTop Loading Manual Feed: 0.08 - 0.8mm (3.2 - 31.4mil)

Front Loading Manual Feed: 0.5 - 1.5mm (19.6 - 59.0mil)

Roll: 0.08 - 0.8mm (3.2 - 31.4mil)

Cassette: 0.08 - 0.3mm (3.2 - 11.8mil)
Maximum Roll Print Length59 Feet (19 meters)3
Maximum Media Roll Diameter5.9" (150mm)
Borderless Printing Width10" (254 mm), B4 (257 mm), A3+ (329 mm), 14" (356 mm), 16" (407 mm), A2 (420 mm), A2+/17" (432 mm)
Paper Feed MethodRoll Feed: One Roll, front output

Top Loading Manual Feed: One sheet, front output

Front Loading Manual Feed: One sheet, front output

Cassette: Up to 250 Sheets (Letter, Plain Paper), front output
LanguagesGARO (Canon Proprietary)
Noise Level ApproxOperation: 51 dB or less

Standby: 35 dB or less
Physical Dimensions13.5" (H) x 39.3" (W) x 31.9" (D)
WeightApproximately 117 lbs
Power SourceAC-100-120V (50-60Hz)
Power ConsumptionMaximum: 100W or less

Standby 6W or less

Power Off: Less than 1W (Compliant with Executive Order)
Operating EnvironmentTemperature: 59°-86° F (15°-30° C)

Relative Humidity: 10-80% (No Condensation)
User-replaceable itemsPrint Head (PF-03), Maintenance Cartridge (MC-05), Ink Tank (PFI-101/PFI-103)
Software IncludedCanon Printer Driver, Print Plug-in for Adobe Photoshop, Print Plug-in for Digital Photo Professional, Digital Photo Front-Access, Printer Driver Extra Kit (Free Layout, imageRUNNER Linking Function)

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