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The 17” Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-1000, the first in a new series of professional printers embodies all that you have yearned for in a printer, in one tidy little package. This is the printer we engineered to reset the bar. The printer that is equally obsessed.

Canon Pro-1000 Printer


Anti-clogging technology is designed to eliminate white lines for consistently high quality prints. Ink ejection conditions are precisely checked with sensors, and when a blockage is detected, another nozzle automatically provides backup and compensates to provide a smooth, even flow of ink.

In addition to reducing the possibility of printing failures due to banding, this also reduces the frequency at which head cleaning is required. By reducing unnecessary head cleaning you save valuable inks.



To introduce the incredible printing capabilities of the new Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-1000, we took a look inside a photographer’s obsession. World-renowned photographer Joel Grimes prints one of his most stunning photographs and has it scrutinized by his toughest critic – himself.

Just amazing detail in all of these things here. Look at his hands, look at the ring on his finger. Even his right hand that’s on his thigh. You see the light coming across that shows the detail on his skin, even the hair on his hands is perfectly showing detail.

- Joel Grimes, Professional Photographer


Witness the beauty of intuitive user interface advances with our powerful new plug-in software. Professional photographers are able to completely customize and save multiple printing parameters and then recall those settings on-the-fly to align with their finely tuned expectations. By reducing the process of test prints you save time, ink and paper. This efficiency enhances productivity placing the focus on your prints, not set up.

Canon in, Canon out now has greater appeal because a contrast reproduction function in combination with the Digital Lens Optimizer included in Digital Photo Professional prints sharp, high-definition images without losing any of the qualities present when the image was photographed. Intuitive operation, flexible settings, enhanced integration all work seamlessly with your image editing software.

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Manage multiple printers, regardless of location, for consistency. The Device Management Console allows you to monitor, control and calibrate your imagePROGRAF PRO-1000 printers remotely. The settings you establish here can be duplicated in another printer there.

Also accurately track the costs of every single job with Accounting Manager by accounting for every sheet of paper and the volume of ink needed for each print.


Newly formulated inks add the power of density and dynamic range. Light reflected off of printed images is equalized by the Chroma Optimizer and the newly Formulated Photo Black ink. The PRO-1000 allows for a denser droplet placement, faithfully reproducing detailed blacks to make images crisp, and precise color graduation with enhanced dynamic range successful. Equally impressive results are achieved on Fine Art papers.

With 11-color inks, a newly formulated blue and magenta ink, plus the Chroma Optimizer ink, produce superior printouts on which dark blue areas are clearly defined to express your printed photography with the power of nuance. Achieve a wider color gamut and richer details in darker shadowed areas for the finest details in nightscapes and sunsets. Also change media types from glossy to fine art paper seamlessly with a dedicated nozzle for Matte Black and Photo Black.


The colour blue - that is my colour - and the colour blue means you have left the drabness of day-to-day reality to be transported into - not a world of fantasy, it's not a world of fantasy - but a world of freedom where you can say what you like and what you don't like. This has been expressed forever by the colour blue, which is really sky blue.

- Louise Bourgeois, Artist


We excel at alignment, by design. The Canon Air Feeding System prevents each page from skewing and improves the precision of ink droplet placement. A series of openings located on top of the platen vacuum-grips the paper flat during feeding. The skew correction function guarantees that all types of paper, including thick paper, can be printed without misplacement as it is held tight to the platen with a vacuum grip, even in environments with factors of temperature and humidity.


This Air Feeding system creates a printing environment that holds a consistent height between the print head and the media being used. In a world of constant variables, the remarkable ink impact accuracy is just another factor in gorgeous prints. Be still my heart.

A series of openings located on top of the platen vacuum-grip the paper as it feeds through the printer.


A smarter engine enables both high-resolution and high-speed printing in one fell swoop. Witness 32,256,000 ink droplets placed on the paper per second. The high-precision control engine processes massive volumes of image data, generates the printing data, and controls optimal ink layout for spectacular color, detail and density on high-resolution prints, at a rapid pace.

A 1.28” wide print head expands the printing area by 50% so that with each movement of the print head you gain greater efficiencies and faster speeds while producing a quality of print that is remarkable by any standard.

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Preserve, display, and relive the magic of the moment from capture to output. Faithfully reproduce every nuance and color of the original scene for the absolute truest prints possible.

This is the professional printer that excels under expectation. A 17" wide format with 12 inks create stunning black and white prints, detailed graduations, and wide color gamuts that can reproduce the most difficult magentas and blues.


  • A broader color gamut and improved gloss uniformity create superb glossiness and anti-bronzing
  • Incredibly accurate color reproduction, outstanding image clarity, and enhanced detail in darker areas
  • Higher black density renders even the finest shadow detail, for a print that becomes a work of art

The output I saw from the mysterious red-line printers on the show floor was pretty stunning in the level of detail displayed

- David Etchells, Imaging Resource