The 24-inch imagePROGRAF PRO-2100 printer is designed to exceed expectations for image quality and colour consistency in a large format printer. The use of a 1.28-inch wide 12-channel integrated compact print head, LUCIA PRO ink set plus Chroma Optimizer, a high-precision mechanical platform and the L-COA PRO high-speed image processing engine achieves a balance between exceptional print quality and speed.
The imagePROGRAF PRO-2100 has been designed to include intelligent technology for advanced media handling, increased security features, borderless printing and improved operational design.
Bring your prints to life with the imagePROGRAF PRO Series.
- Key Features
- All Features
- Ink & Media
- Drivers & Support
Number of Inks
LUCIA PRO Pigment
160ml / 330ml / 700ml*
Media Roll Feed
Intelligent Media Loading
For the first time ever, an imagePROGRAF printer can load and recognize paper without the need for human intervention. Simply set the roll holder in the printer and let the media automatically feed into the print. The built-in multi-sensor measures the surface reflection and the media thickness to determine media type, without the need to manually enter it.
Remaining Media Estimation
Accurately measure the remaining media on a roll, without the need to print a bar code – saving both ink and media!
New Operation Panel
The large 4.3" LCD operation panel utilizes smart phone touch screen technology for easy operation. The top three most-used commands: Load, Feed and Cut, now have their own buttons below the operation panel for ease of use.
Developed with advanced security features, including support of secure PIN printing to protect data and the ability to disable printing, increasing administrative control of end-user printing.
LUCIA PRO Ink Set
The LUCIA PRO ink set adopts 11-colour pigment inks and a Chroma Optimizer. Designed specifically to meet the demands of even the most critical photographer, the LUCIA PRO ink formulation includes microencapsulated colourants that enable smooth gradients, an expanded colour gamut, and deeper colour expression. This system helps you achieve stunning colour reproduction, image clarity, and enhanced darker areas. A first for the Canon large format printers is the addition of a Chroma Optimizer. Used when printing on glossy and semi-glossy paper, this acts as a clear coat, improving colour performance and gloss characteristics enriching the dark areas of a print.
This ink set helps:
• Enhance gloss uniformity
• Improve scratch resistance
• Enhance dark area reproduction
• Reduce graininess
No Switching of Black Inks
The PRO Series is designed to work seamlessly when changing media types. Matte black and Photo black inks have their own dedicated nozzles, so no manual switching between ink tanks is necessary. You can print on fine art paper then glossy paper with no worries, no changes, and no waste.
PF-10 Print Head
The PF-10, a 1.28"-wide print head with 18,432 nozzles equipped with anti-clogging FINE technology, generates fast print speeds while reducing the possibility of clogging. Ink ejection conditions are precisely checked by 27 sensors, and if a clog is detected, another nozzle will provide back-up.
This print head is wider than previous imagePROGRAF print heads requiring models to only have one instead of two. Having only one print head means a more compact printer that achieves faster print speeds while maintaining high print quality.
L-COA PRO High-Speed Image Processing Engine
The imagePROGRAF printers are powered by the L-COA PRO high-speed image processing engine. With three processing chips, this high-precision control engine performs the processing of massive image data, and controls the optimal ink layout that produces high-resolution prints.
The colour calibration function is designed to produce consistent colour reproduction. This printer includes an upgraded, built-in colour densitometer that offers precise calibration and colour matching. Using a three-colour LED and condenser lens the sensor enables accurate recalibration of the device, allowing you to maintain a low average printer-to-printer colour difference. The colour calibration is finished quickly after a few simple steps on the printer’s operation panel. A single colour calibration performed with one type of media is used to make adjustments on the other Canon supported media.
Device Management Console
The Device Management Console software, ideal for fleet management, lets you perform colour calibrations remotely. This software lets you monitor the printer status of up to 50 units from any location in the world, be notified via email when an error has occurred, or check the amount of ink left in the printers without ever having to leave the comfort of your desk.
High-Precision Mechanical Platform
The unibody structure provides a strong platform for stable print head scanning, resulting in precise ink droplet placement. The perfect combination of speed and high-quality printing is achieved with this new design.
Multifunction Roll System
The optional Multifunction Roll System, which also utilizes Canon's new intelligent media handling, is a versatile media handling solution system that enables either a second roll of media to be loaded on the printer, or the unit can be configured as a bi-directional media take-up unit.
The dual-roll feeding mechanism enables users to load a second roll of a different media type and size so that users can simultaneously switch from printing on matte to gloss paper without pausing their work to reload. Additionally, the second roll can be used to support high-volume printing be enabling two rolls of the same media to be fed to the printer.
The Multifunction Roll System may also be configured by the operator as a take-up unit to rewind longer printouts. The user can choose to rewind media with the printed surface on the outside or the inside of the roll, thereby supporting “bi-directional rewinding”.
Stay Connected. Wi-Fi connectivity is standard with the PRO Series printers.2
Print From USB Thumb Drive
PDF and JPEG files can be directly printed on the imagePROGRAF PRO-2100 from a USB thumb drive. Simply input the thumb drive into the USB port on the printer, preview the image on the operation panel, and print! Fast and easy printing without the use of a computer.
High-Capacity Ink Tanks
Available in 160ml, 330ml and 700ml ink tanks, you have the flexibility to purchase ink based on your printing needs. 700ml photo black ink tanks can be purchased for those often printing nightscapes and 160ml magenta ink tanks for the occasional sunset image, giving you the power to purchase ink based on the colour frequency at which you print.
Sub-Ink Tank System
The Sub-Ink Tank System allows all of the available ink in a tank to be used before having to replace it, helping eliminate any wasted ink. The empty tanks can also be replaced on-the-fly without stopping the printer. This is extremely useful during your long print jobs.
The imagePROGRAF PRO-2100 features a multipositional basket that can be freely adjusted to enable various output positions and options:
• Catch Basket
• Flatbed Stacking
• Slope (can be used to display a print)
500 GB Hard Drive
A built-in 500 GB hard drive within the printer increases productivity by relieving workload from the host Mac or PC, while providing a large capacity for print job data storage and retrieval. This 500 GB hard drive enables job data to be stored in protected mailboxes for easy access via web browser or at the printer for job re-printing. The embedded hard disk is ideal for medium to large workgroups to share a printer efficiently with multiple users, offering sample job storage space.
Professional Print & Layout
Creating large format prints is now easier with the introduction of Professional Print & Layout1 for imagePROGRAF large format printers. This software offers features that streamline your printing workflow. Compatible with Canon Digital Photo Professional® software, Adobe Photoshop® software, and Adobe Lightroom® software, Professional Print & Layout offers versatility never before seen with Canon Large Format printing.
• Create and save custom layouts
• Nesting of images
• Import multiple images and make batch edits that apply to all
• Create “Favourites” settings
• Crop images
Free Layout Plus with Microsoft Plug-In
Nest, tile and create custom layouts before printing your files with this print utility. Use the plug-in feature to print directly from Microsoft Office programs.
Print Plug-In for Microsoft Office
This utility makes it easy to print large-format documents created in Microsoft Word, Excel or PowerPoint. The Plug-in appears in a tool bar inside the Microsoft application and has an easy-to-follow "Wizard". The Plug-in will bypass the printer driver to simplify the printing process. A few simple steps convert your 8.5" x 11" office document to poster size.
Media Configuration Tool
Recognizing the expanding array of media options for large format printers and to further improve the versatility of these new imagePROGRAF models, Canon has developed a Media Configuration Tool, which allows customers to not only utilize Canon-branded media, but provides the ability to make adjustments to printer settings to enhance the precision and quality of output achieved with third party media.
Settings that can be configured using media parameter adjustment features include:
• Media weight and thickness
• Ink drying
• Automatic cutting settings
• Borderless printing
• Paper feed amount
• Print-head height
• Vacuum strength
• Maximum ink usage
In today's printing environment, it is more important than ever to understand how much ink and media each print job is costing your business. Both Mac® and Microsoft® compatible, Accounting Manager serves as a powerful feature, used for accurately managing your print costs. With the Accounting Manager feature you can track how much ink and paper is being consumed when printing in large format of up to 50 printers! Each individual ink tank can have its own cost associated to it, as well as a variety of different paper types. Costs can be assigned to ink and paper to determine expenses based on your own “Cost of Goods”. The user can also input a variable cost that will be added to the total of the print cost. The data is exportable to a .csv format for Microsoft Excel so the data can be used for billing purposes. This feature will allow you to determine the cost of each print based on your actual cost.
• Job Cost (ink, media and variable cost inputted by user)
• Ink Consumed per Job*
• Media Consumed per Job
• Job Completion time
• And more
imagePROGRAF Printer Driver
This Windows® and Macintosh® drivers incorporate simplified page setup options, one-touch borderless printing, expanded colour settings, and much more into a printer driver3 that is intuitive and easy-to-operate while still giving even the most advanced users the tools needed to stay productive.
The Real Preview feature lets users ensure that the print setting and the layout on the roll paper is correct by providing real time preview, allowing users to change the print setting even after clicking on "print." The Free Layout feature enables nesting and custom layouts of images or files of nearly any type (available for both Windows and Mac driver).
Quick Utility Toolbox
Quick Utility Toolbox is a portal to where all of the Canon printer software and tools can be accessed.
- Printer Type
- 11-Colour plus Chroma Optimizer 24-inch Printer
- Number of Nozzles
- Total: 18,432
All colours: 1,536 nozzles
- Nozzle Pitch
- 600 dpi x 2
Non-firing nozzle detection and compensation
- Print Resolution (Up to)
- 2400×1200dpi (Max)
- OS Compatibility
- 32bit: Windows® (Vista/7/8, 8.1/10)
64bit: Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10
Windows Server 2008R2 , Windows Server 2012/2012R2
Windows Server 2016 , Windows Server 2019"
Mac (OS X 10.10.5～OS10.11), (OS 10.12～macOS 10.14)
- Standard Interfaces
- USB 2.0 High-Speed
Wireless LAN (IEEE 802.11 b/g/n)
USB Thumb Drive
- Ink Droplet Size
- minimum 4 picoliter
- Ink Capacity
- 160ml, 330ml, or 700ml per colour*
- Ink Type
- Pigment based LUCIA PRO Ink
- Colour Set
- Photo Black, Matte Black, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Photo Cyan, Photo Magenta, Gray, Photo Gray, Red, Blue, +Chroma Optimizer
- Hard Drive
- 500 GB
- Media Width
- Cut Sheet - 8"- 24"
Roll Feed - 8" - 24"
- Media Thickness
- Roll: 0.07 - 0.8 mm (2.8 - 31.5mil)
- Maximum Roll Print Length
- Roll Feed - 59' (18 meters)**
- Maximum Media Roll Diameter
- 6.7" (170mm)
- Borderless Printing Width
- All Sizes
- Paper Feed Method
- Roll Feed: One Roll, Front-loading, Front Output
Manual Feed: Front-loading, Front Output
- Swift Graphic Raster (SGRaster)
- Noise Level Approx.
- Operation: 48 dB (A) or less
Accoustic Power: 6.4 Bels or less
- Physical Dimensions
- 46.0" (H) x 43.7" (W) x 38.7" (D) (with basket open)
- Approx. 223 lbs (roll holder included, no inks, no print heads)
- Power Source
- AC 100-240V（50-60Hz）
- Power Consumption
- Maximum: 88 W or less
Standby: 1.8 W or less
Power Off: 0.5 W or less
- Operating Environment
- Temperature: 59 - 86°F
Relative Humidity: 10-80% (No Condensation)
- User-replaceable items
- Print Head (PF-10)
Maintenance Cartridge (MC-30)
Ink Tanks (PFI-1100/PFI-1300/PFI-1700)
- Software Included
- imagePROGRAF Printer Driver, Professional Print & Layout, Quick Utility Toolbox, Print Plug-In for Office, Accounting Manager, Device Management Console, Media Configuration Tool, Accounting Manager, PosterArtist Lite (PC only), Printer Driver Extra Kit (Free Layout and Advanced Preview), Print Plug-in for Microsoft Word/Excel/PowerPoint (PC only), Gallery Wrap Feature, Direct Print & Share4
Canon Genuine Inks
Canon genuine inks are developed to optimize the performance of the imagePROGRAF lineup. Expertly engineered, they provide top performance, reliability, and optimum output. Lucia EX and Lucia pigment inks were designed to produce images with accurate colour reproduction, smooth gradations, and sharp details. Reactive inks have been formulated to print highly accurate and detailed AEC/CAD/GIS documents, enabling colour output with clear fine lines and details, and increased print durability.
Large Format Media
Canon media is designed to showcase the precision, quality, and consistency of the imagePROGRAF large format printer lineup. Whether it’s high-quality gallery-ready artwork or everyday printing, Canon offers over 50 types of media to choose from to fit your quality, productivity, and budget requirements.
Drivers & Downloads
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1 Professional Print & Layout software is compatible with Adobe Photoshop CS5/CS6/CC/CC (2014)/CC (2015), Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3/4/5/6, and Canon Digital Professional 3.12 or later.
2 Wireless printing requires a working network with wireless 802.11b/g or 802.11n capability. Wireless performance may vary based on terrain and distance between the printer and wireless network clients.
3 For imagePROGRAF Printer Driver. For printing from PostScript applications such as Adobe Illustrator or QuarkXpress, please use a PostScript compatible RIP package. For a list of Canon recommended RIP packages, please consult with Canon Alliance and Industry Market list of RIP vendors.
4 Your server must be compatible with a webDAV enabled cloud account, including but not limited to, Google, Carbonite or Rackspace, to take advantage of the cloud functionality. Storage capacity and any pricing thereof is based on the third-party cloud providers current offering, at its sole discretion. Your cloud account is subject to the third-party cloud provider’s terms and conditions. Neither Canon Inc. nor Canon Canada, Inc. represents or warrants any third party product, service or feature referenced hereunder.
*The starter ink tanks initially packaged with the printer are not the same capacity as the replacement ink tanks specified here.
**The maximum printable length varies, depending on application, OS, and RIP used.
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