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Canon imagePROGRAF iPF5100 Large Format Printer

B&H # CAIPF5100 Mfr # 2157B002BA
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Product Highlights
  • 17" Wide Print Carriage
  • Roll or Cut Sheet Paper
  • LUCIA 12-Color Pigment Inks
  • Dual Print Head System
  • Built-in Calibration
  • High-Capacity Ink Cartridges
  • BorderFree Printing (roll paper only)
  • Advanced Printer Drivers

The Canon imagePROGRAF IPF5100 Large Format Printer produces prints with brilliant color and superb detail thanks to its sophisticated print-head technology. With features designed to help all levels of users achieve extraordinary results, the iPF5100 printer is the ideal solution for any color professional looking for striking, full-bleed color output with strength in paper handling and exceptional speed in output.

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. It is equipped with the ability to recalibrate itself to the original factory settings and apply any necessary adjustments across the printer's media types, resulting in a more predictable printing platform where results can be consistently achieved.

The 12-color LUCIA pigment ink system offers excellent color fastness and stability with a remarkably wide color gamut, while the ink formulation for Black, Matte Black, Gray and Photo Gray inks reduce bronzing, and provides 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.

12-Color Pigment Ink System
The iPF5100 printer's ink set is comprised of 12 colors with four standard process colors, 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.
LUCIA Pigment Inks
The iPF5100 printer's LUCIA ink is specially formulated to reduce graininess and bronzing and resist scratching and fading. The use of Photo Black, Matte Black, Gray and Photo Gray optimize black ink density for exceptional monochrome photo-quality output, and the iPF5100 printer automatically matches the correct black ink to achieve the best print results.
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 delicate color gradations and high-definition. The twin lines of nozzles on the print heads enable the iPF5100 to minimize the number of printing passes and still maintain superb print quality.
L-COA Print Controller
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, 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.
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. 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.
Multiple Media Options
The iPF5100 printer offers four media feed options; a front-loading cassette for pre-cut sheet, a rear manual feed, a front straight path manual feed for thicker media up to 1.5mm, and a roll feed for longer paper lengths, and borderless prints. The device features automatic media switching between the cassette and the roll feed so users can keep two media types loaded and ready to print, making their selection from the print driver. The roll feed comes with two and three-inch core adapters to accommodate all 17-inch Canon roll-stock media. The printer also comes standard with a built-in rotary media cutter, and can utilize both its rotary cutter and the optional roll feed unit to produce breathtaking borderless (edge-to-edge) prints in minutes.
Print Plug-in for Adobe Photoshop and Digital Photo Professional
The included export modules allow users to directly process and print RAW image files from DPP or Adobe Photoshop, and bypasses the operating systems dependent print driver, thereby allowing processing of 16-bit RGB images directly, which dramatically increases gradations and as a result, overall image quality. Some of the features of this advanced export module include full screen preview, more print quality selections, categorized paper type view, roll paper layout view, and 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, updated 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, and helps to ensure minimal shifts in color that are commonly caused by the use of color inks in black and white prints. Another easy to use feature is the free layout feature, which allows for custom nesting of separate images and documents.
Digital Photo Front-Access Utility
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. It provides auto image retouching, the ability to open in PosterArtist and Photoshop files with support for JPEG and RAW images, and simple configuration of print settings by means of the printer driver

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Printing Method
Printing Technology Inkjet printing with FINE (Full-lithography Inkjet Nozzle Engineering) using PF-03 Print Heads
Maximum Resolution 2400 x 1200 dpi
Minimum Ink Droplet Size 4 picoliter
Ink Type LUCIA Pigment Ink
Ink Palette Cyan, Photo Cyan, Magenta, Photo Magenta, Yellow, Black, Matte Black, Gray, Red, Green, Blue, Photo Gray
Ink Cartridge Configuration 12 Individual Ink Cartridges
Performance
Print Speed A2 Size (16.5" x 23.4") Color Photo: 3 minutes
Input Buffer 192 MB
Printer Duty Cycle Not Specified by Manufacturer
Print Archival Life Not Specified by Manufacturer
Paper Handling
Maximum Paper Width 17"
Maximum Printable Area 17" x 59' (roll feed)
Paper Sizes 8" - 17" Wide Roll
Borderless Photo Sizes Roll Media only with widths of 10" (254mm), B4 (257mm), A3+ (329mm), 14" (356mm), 16" (407mm), A2 (420mm), A2+/17" (432mm)
Paper Types All Inkjet receivable media
Maximum Paper Thickness Top-Loading Manual Feed: 0.8mm (31.4mil)
Front-Loading Manual Feed: 1.5mm (59.0mil)
Roll Feed: 0.8mm (31.4mil)
Cassette: 0.3mm (11.8mil)
Paper Capacity Manual Feed (top): 1 Sheet
Manual Feed (Front): 1 Sheet
Roll Feed: 2" or 3" core with total roll diameter of 5.9"
Cassette: Up to 250 Sheets (plain paper)
Special Media Support Works with Non-paper Based Inkjet Media
Connectivity
Computer Interface USB 2.0 (High-Speed)
Ethernet (10/100 Base-T/TX)
Compatible Memory Cards No
Direct Print Capable No
Network Capable Yes (Ethernet)
PostScript Support No (Compatible with most 3rd Party PostScript Rip software)
System & Software Requirements Windows 2000, XP, Vista (32/64 bit)
Macintosh OS 9.x, OS X (10.1 or later)
Physical
Status Display 2-line Alphanumeric Monochrome LCD & Indicator LED's
Image Preview Display No
Front Panel Controls Power, Info/Cleaning, Paper feed/Paper select, 4-way controller with OK button, Stop/Eject
Power Requirements 100-120V AC; 50-60Hz
Dimensions 39.3 x 31.9 x 13.5" (999 x 811 x 343 mm)
Weight 108 lb. (49 kg)
Canon imagePROGRAF iPF5100 Large Format Printer
  • Power Cord
  • 2x Print Heads (PF-03)
  • 12 Starter Ink Tank Cartridges
  • Maintenance Cartridge (installed)
  • 2" Roll Holder with 3" Core adapters
  • Sample Roll Premium Matte Paper
  • Media Swatch Kit
  • User Software CD-ROM (imagePROGRAF Printer Driver 2007, Print Plug-in for Photoshop & Digital Photo Professional, Printer Driver Extra Kit, Digital Photo Front-Access, GARO Status Monitor, Media Configuration Tool)
  • User Manual CD-ROM
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Reference Guide
  • Menu Map
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
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    CanonimagePROGRAF iPF5100 Large Format Printer
     
    3.9

    (based on 10 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

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      (1)

    63%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (6)
    • Fast print time (4)

    Cons

    • Large footprint (3)

    Best Uses

    • Photos (6)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Frequent user (7)
      • Primary use:
      • Business (5)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Amazing printer - useless tech support

    Let me start by saying that the print quality on this thing is incredible. I'm using it with Red River Papers and their custom profiles and the results are everything I...Read complete review

    Let me start by saying that the print quality on this thing is incredible. I'm using it with Red River Papers and their custom profiles and the results are everything I expected.[...]Also, being a photographic printer I expected some of the standard paper sizes to be included in the software. Be prepared to have to create a custom size for 11x14 and other common photo sizes. I tried to call tech support and see if there was some sort of download for this sort of thing and also to ask if I could do full bleed at this size. Wound up hanging up after 20 minutes of someone reading a base level manual to me over the phone. The guys at Red River Paper directed me to an online user group that was much more helpful, but I would hate to think of having a serious issue and trying to resolve it with Canon tech support.Overall this is an amazing piece of equipment, but if you need to print a lot of 8x10 and under be prepared to do a lot of trimming or purchase another piece of equipment to handle that portion of your workflow.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Print Heads Need replacing Often

    I am a professional photographer and I use Canon Satin 240 or 190 in my IPF5100 or Lexjet media. I shoot youth sports and only print the 5x7 team photos and 8x10 team photos...Read complete review

    I am a professional photographer and I use Canon Satin 240 or 190 in my IPF5100 or Lexjet media. I shoot youth sports and only print the 5x7 team photos and 8x10 team photos on the Canon Printer. We are seasonal in our work. We shoot baseball in the spring then the printer has limited duty until August when football kicks in. I leave the printer on as it keeps the nozzles clean even if they are not being used. I replaced the first set of heads (2)in the printer while still under warranty (1 year) now I am getting a print head error again less than 2 years after the initial replacement. Remember, this is with LIMITED duty. The print heads run $550.00 EACH. I have ink tanks that haven't run out in the amount of time it takes for the heads to wear out. This is NOT what I would consider to be a professional printer. I have NEVER replaced my Epson 7600 print heads and have printed 1000s of posters from 2003 - 2011.

    The Canon is fast. The prints are top rate. But for the cost, I will be dumping mine ASAP.

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    5.0

    Good Printer

    By drfuji

    from Junction City, KS

    About Me Frequent User

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Set Up
    • Easy To Use
    • Low Ink Consumption

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Photos

      Comments about Canon imagePROGRAF iPF5100 Large Format Printer:

      This is my 2nd IPF5100. The first one was a workhorse and I got my moneys worth out of it..if I get the service out of this one like the first..I will be very satisfied!!

      • Primary use:
      • Business

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Beautiful Prints * Printer Head Already?

      By JJohnson12

      from Baton Rouge, LA

      About Me Infrequent User

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Great prints

      Cons

      • Large Footprint
      • Print Heads

      Best Uses

      • Photos

      Comments about Canon imagePROGRAF iPF5100 Large Format Printer:

      I have had the printer for two years. However, it has only been lightly used at my home for my personal use. It did produce breathtaking prints. After two years the printer head is out. At the cost of $[$], I will just replace the printer. Have recently run into problems with getting drivers on the Maverick Mac OS. Wish it would have lasted longer, bc it did really print great. It is huge too, so make sure you have room.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal

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      (12 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Stick to Epson

      By none

      from California

      About Me Heavy Duty User

      Pros

        Cons

        • Unreliable

        Best Uses

          Comments about Canon imagePROGRAF iPF5100 Large Format Printer:

          I am a professional portrait photograher. I use this printer to print my own photos up through 16x20. I also print Holiday cards. The first year I had tech support out twice to repair the printer. The second year they were out three times and the printer was down a full week during my busy season. I'm now starting my second set of print heads which are very expensive. It is starting to misfeed again so I'll have tech support out for the 6th time in just over two years. Why do I still have it? I have another year on the extended warranty and the print quality is very good. When it runs, its great. I'll go back to Epson with my next printer.

          • Primary use:
          • Business

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          (3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Big print anyone?

          By ypandawhy

          from Santa Cruz, CA

          About Me Heavy Duty User

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Set Up
          • Easy To Use
          • Fast Print Time

          Cons

          • Ink cost
          • Large Footprint

          Best Uses

          • Photos

          Comments about Canon imagePROGRAF iPF5100 Large Format Printer:

          I am using this as a student/semi professional photographer and I have been able to use Epsons as well for school 3800 and 4800 and by far the Canon blows them out of the water.

          • Primary use:
          • Business

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          (14 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          Print Heads Need replacing Often

          By Dugualla

          from Washington

          About Me Frequent User

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Fast Print Time

          Cons

          • Too much ink used
          • Unreliable

          Best Uses

          • Photos

          Comments about Canon imagePROGRAF iPF5100 Large Format Printer:

          I am a professional photographer and I use Canon Satin 240 or 190 in my IPF5100 or Lexjet media. I shoot youth sports and only print the 5x7 team photos and 8x10 team photos on the Canon Printer. We are seasonal in our work. We shoot baseball in the spring then the printer has limited duty until August when football kicks in. I leave the printer on as it keeps the nozzles clean even if they are not being used. I replaced the first set of heads (2)in the printer while still under warranty (1 year) now I am getting a print head error again less than 2 years after the initial replacement. Remember, this is with LIMITED duty. The print heads run $550.00 EACH. I have ink tanks that haven't run out in the amount of time it takes for the heads to wear out. This is NOT what I would consider to be a professional printer. I have NEVER replaced my Epson 7600 print heads and have printed 1000s of posters from 2003 - 2011.

          The Canon is fast. The prints are top rate. But for the cost, I will be dumping mine ASAP.

          • Primary use:
          • Business

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          (3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          I love this printer

          By Sandrys

          from Maryland

          About Me Frequent User

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy Setup
          • Easy To Use
          • Fast Print Time
          • Reliable

          Cons

          • Did not find any

          Best Uses

          • Photos
          • Professional Documents

          Comments about Canon imagePROGRAF iPF5100 Large Format Printer:

          So far, I used this printer to print my pictures on canvas for different projects. This Canon printer again confirm the reputation of Canon products. It does excellent job if you print 16-bit image. Did not try printing JPG-image, but I ampretty sure it will do the best. Set up was a breath - no problem what so ever. I am using it with Photoshop CS3, did not find any glitches. I would really recommend this printer if you are a pro or semi-pro with nice budget in your pocket. I did not find any cons so far. I don't know ink consumption yet - stil on the first roll.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal

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          (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          great printer

          By RDR

          from Surf City, USA

          About Me Frequent User

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • High quality prints

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Fine art prints

            Comments about Canon imagePROGRAF iPF5100 Large Format Printer:

            Excellent quality prints. Easy to use & set up. The only downside is the setup CD doesn't include Windows 7 files. They are available online and easy to use.

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            (13 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Amazing printer - useless tech support

            By Saturday Morning Photography

            from McKinney, TX

            About Me Frequent User

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy Setup
            • Easy To Use
            • Fast Print Time
            • Low Ink Consumption

            Cons

            • Large Footprint

            Best Uses

            • Photos

            Comments about Canon imagePROGRAF iPF5100 Large Format Printer:

            Let me start by saying that the print quality on this thing is incredible. I'm using it with Red River Papers and their custom profiles and the results are everything I expected.[...]Also, being a photographic printer I expected some of the standard paper sizes to be included in the software. Be prepared to have to create a custom size for 11x14 and other common photo sizes. I tried to call tech support and see if there was some sort of download for this sort of thing and also to ask if I could do full bleed at this size. Wound up hanging up after 20 minutes of someone reading a base level manual to me over the phone. The guys at Red River Paper directed me to an online user group that was much more helpful, but I would hate to think of having a serious issue and trying to resolve it with Canon tech support.Overall this is an amazing piece of equipment, but if you need to print a lot of 8x10 and under be prepared to do a lot of trimming or purchase another piece of equipment to handle that portion of your workflow.

            • Primary use:
            • Business

            Share this review

            (12 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            it doesn't get better than this

            By artiste-gicleur

            from chicago, illinois

            About Me Frequent User

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Efficient
            • Fast
            • Quiet
            • Sharp Detail

            Cons

            • High cost of lucia inks

            Best Uses

            • High-Volume Printing
            • Photos and Graphics

            Comments about Canon imagePROGRAF iPF5100 Large Format Printer:

            i'm a giclee artist. although that reads as "creative but not terribly adept with machines," set-up and installation was relatively pain-free; and when the computer and printer got talking, pushing out work product came naturally. though i still have to tweak colors and worry about the high cost of lucia inks, from a technical perspective the prints i'm now producing in-house are finer than anything i've seen from my outside printers.

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            (25 of 26 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Excellent quality prints

            By Paula

            from St Augustine, FL

            About Me Frequent User

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Accurate Colors
            • Fast
            • Quiet
            • Sharp Detail

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Photos and Graphics

              Comments about Canon imagePROGRAF iPF5100 Large Format Printer:

              I was a total Epson user and read reviews before deciding to get this printer. The color mgnt. is excellent and the prints are perfect. The roll paper is easy to use. Not so hot--- Needs a hard copy of the Printer Manual. I do not have my printer connected to the internet.

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