New 60″ Wide Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-6000 Said to be Largest 12-Ink Printer on the Market
Canon U.S.A. today introduced its latest professional large-format inkjet printer, the imagePROGRAF PRO-6000 ($11,995 MSRP), which, printing on media up to 60″ wide, is says is the largest 12-ink printer currently on the market today.
The PRO-6000 expands Canon’s PRO Series models offered from 17″ to 60″, enabling customers to own multiple-size printers all with the same print head, ink supplies, and image processor. As with previous models, the PRO-6000 device’s design emphasizes the link with Canon’s EOS digital cameras and red-line “L-series lens.”
Highlights that are said to set this model apart include its 60″ print width; the ability to feed from the only standard Multifunction Roll System in its class; and a 12-channel system including Chroma Optimizer that provides “spectacular image quality for the fine art and photographic markets.”
“With the introduction of our largest model, the imagePROGRAF PRO-6000, we round out our full line of high quality PRO Series printers,” commented Toyotsugu Kuwamura, executive vice president and general manager for Canon U.S.A.’s Business Imaging Solutions Group. “Our PRO Series now offers an expansive lineup of large-format inkjet solutions and sizes for a broad range of applications in the photo, fine art, proofing and graphics market segments.”
Designed to meet the needs of photo professionals and graphic artists, the imagePROGRAF PRO-6000 printer provides users with Canon’s input-to-output photo-printing support, known as Crystal-fidelity. This solution allows users to obtain a print quality that accurately expresses the structure, clarity, and texture of photos shot using Canon EOS DSLR cameras. Media-handling support includes glossy paper, matte paper, and fine-art textured paper.
As with previous models in the imagePROGRAF PRO line, the imagePROGRAF PRO-6000 model features the LUCIA PRO 11-color plus Chroma Optimizer ink system to provide “exceptional image quality.” The printer is said to maintain this high print quality with a multi-sensor that calibrates the printer, helping to ensure color consistency from the first print to the last and across multiple PRO Series printers. It also features a high-precision mechanical platform, providing a uniform, rigid frame to reduce vibrations during printing and more accurate ink ejection, as well as “effortless” media-feeding capabilities, allowing users to no longer have to worry about blemished prints due to fingerprints.
The imagePROGRAF PRO-6000 printer features the L-COA PRO processing engine for high-precision image reproduction and high-speed processing of high-resolution data. The Sub-Ink Tank feature valued by users of the imagePROGRAF Series has been carried over to this model, helping to reduce downtime and minimize costs by automatically enabling ink-tank replacement during printing. With both black ink types active at the same time, Canon says there’s no need to waste time or ink by swapping out tanks when printing between matte and glossy paper. The imagePROGRAF PRO-6000 is also equipped with 330 ml starter ink tanks.
Typically an option for smaller sized models, a Multifunction Roll System (MFR) comes standard with this 60″ model to allow for increased versatility. When used as a second roll, the MFR system enables users to load glossy media in one roll and matte media in the other in order to seamlessly print with rolls without needing to manually switch media. The Multifunction Roll unit will intelligently switch to the correct media, automating the process. The roll can also act as a take-up unit with bi-directional rewind, ideal for long, uninterrupted print runs.
Included with this new imagePROGRAF PRO printer to help enhance user experience is Print Studio Pro, a plug-in for Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Lightroom 1 and Canon Digital Photo Professional software. The Accounting Manager utility is included to help photographers keep track of consumable costs, such as ink and media, to help users determine their overall printing expenses. Also included is Device Management Console, an administrative tool that enables users to manage up to 50 imagePROGRAF PRO Series printers, all from one location.
The imagePROGRAF PRO-6000 printer is expected to be available in August 2017. For more information and complete specifications, visit Canon here.
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