Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-1000 17" Professional Photographic Inkjet Printer

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Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-1000 17" Professional Photographic Inkjet Printer
Key Features
  • Max Resolution: 2400 x 1200 dpi
  • Max Print Size: 17 x 23.4"
  • Print Speed: 17 x 22" in 4 Min 10 Sec
  • Borderless Printing at up to 17" Wide
Marked with the distinctive red line normally found on Canon's professional lenses, the imagePROGRAF PRO-1000 offers large-format photo prints up to 17" wide in up to 2400 x 1200 dpi resolution. This professional photographic inkjet printer can print borderless at up to 17 x 22" as well as work with thick 27.6 mil fine art media.
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Canon PRO-1000 Overview

Marked with the distinctive red line normally found on Canon's professional lenses, the imagePROGRAF PRO-1000 offers large-format photo prints up to 17" wide in up to 2400 x 1200 dpi resolution. This professional photographic inkjet printer can print borderless at up to 17 x 22" as well as work with thick 27.6 mil fine art media.

The PRO-1000 features Canon's outstanding FINE printing technology with a large print head. This is leveraged with an 11-color LUCIA PRO pigment-based ink set and a Chroma Optimizer cartridge to create prints with fine detail and a wide, accurate color gamut. The Chroma Optimizer cartridge improves color consistency on coated papers and reduces the difference in ink droplet height to ensure a smooth ink layer and less metamerism.

Mobile Ready
Connectivity is a highlight of the imagePROGRAF PRO-1000, with USB 2.0, Ethernet, and built-in Wi-Fi options available. Wireless printing furthers the printer's capabilities by adding compatibility with Canon's PRINT App, PIXMA Cloud Link, and PictBridge.
The iOS/Android PRINT App allows users to wirelessly transfer images and files for print from a mobile device, as well as remotely monitor ink levels and printer status. PIXMA Cloud Link provides access to Google Cloud Print for printing documents directly from cloud-based servers.

As a wireless PictBridge enabled printer, the PRO-1000 lets you link a PictBridge compliant device such as a compatible digital camera or smartphone to the printer through wireless LAN, and print captured images directly without using a computer.

FINE Print Head
The imagePROGRAF PRO-1000 uses Canon's FINE printing technology with a 50% larger print head than in previous offerings. FINE (Full-Photolithography Inkjet Nozzle Engineering) works with 1,536 nozzles for each color to produce impressively detailed prints on a variety of fine-art papers with deep blacks and accurate quality colors.
The FINE print head institutes a tubular ink delivery system. This generates faster print speeds and reduces the possibility of clogging. Additionally, ink ejection conditions are precisely checked with sensors, and if a clog is detected, another nozzle automatically provides backup, preventing wasted prints due to clogging and reducing the frequency of nozzle cleaning.
A set of 12 individual ink cartridges consists of 11 standard inks and a Chroma Optimizer cartridge that improves color consistency on coated papers and reduces the difference in ink droplet height to ensure a smooth ink layer and less metamerism. The 11 standard inks include four monochrome inks that reduce bronzing, increase black density, and expand dynamic range in the shadows for excellent grayscale prints.
Fast Image Processing Engine
Equipped with the L-COA PRO Image Processing Engine, the PRO-1000 can quickly and accurately determine printing paths and patterns in order to work as quickly and efficiently as possible. This enables bordered 17 x 22" photos to be created in just 4 minutes 10 seconds while a two-way vacuum feeder keeps media flat and quickly and accurately feeds the media.
Other Features
  • A 3.0" color LCD is available on the front of the unit for easily viewing settings and making adjustments
  • Minimum droplet size of 4pl for finely detailed imagery
  • 1GB of standard memory for handling large files with ease
  • Rated EPEAT Silver, ENERGY STAR qualified, and RoHS Directive Certified to guarantee efficient power consumption
  • Print Studio Pro v2.0 is plug-in for Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom with 16-bit processing will help you easily send high quality large-format files to the printer for making vivid, detailed photographic prints
  • Media Configuration Tool enables customization of the media settings in both the driver and printer and can make adjustments such as print head height and vacuum strength
  • Accounting Manager will help users track use and cost of consumables such as ink and media in order to determine print costs, and it can manage a number of users in a multi-unit environment
  • Device Management Console can manage multiple PRO-1000 printer and monitor activity such as error messages and printer information

Canon PRO-1000 Specs

Printing TechnologyInkjet
Color TypeColor
Configuration12 x Individual Cartridge
Ink TypePigment-Based
Ink Color1 x Blue
1 x Cyan
1 x Chroma Optimizer
1 x Gray
1 x Magenta
1 x Matte Black
1 x Photo Black
1 x Photo Cyan
1 x Photo Gray
1 x Photo Magenta
1 x Red
1 x Yellow
Compatible CartridgesCanon PFI-1000
Number of Nozzles1536 Nozzles (Per Channel)
Print ResolutionColor: 2400 x 1200 dpi
Black: 2400 x 1200 dpi
Borderless PrintingYes, Up to 17 x 22" / 43.2 x 55.9 cm
Duplex PrintingNo
Print Speed (By Size)17 x 22" / 43.2 x 55.9 cm: 4 Minutes 10 Seconds
Printer Media Handling
Paper Handling1 x Input Tray, Manual Feed
Media SizesInput Tray 1
Minimum: 3.5 x 5" / 8.9 x 12.7 cm
Maximum: 17 x 23.4" / 43.2 x 59.4 cm
Manual Feed Slot
Minimum: 8 x 10" / 20.3 x 25.4 cm
Maximum: 17 x 23.4" / 43.2 x 59.4 cm
Media ThicknessSheet: 3.9 to 27.6 mil / 0.1 to 0.7 mm
Inputs/OutputsPrinter: USB-B (USB 2.0), RJ45
Wi-FiWi-Fi 4 (802.11n)
Direct PrintingApple AirPrint, Canon PRINT Inkjet/SELPHY, PIXMA Printing Solutions
Internal MemoryPrinter: 1 GB
Mobile App CompatibleYes
*As of January, 2023: Check with manufacturer for the most up-to-date compatibility
OS CompatibilityAndroid
Windows Server
*As of May, 2022: Check with manufacturer for the most up-to-date compatibility
Operating Temperature32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
Operating Humidity5 to 95%
Display Size3"
Display TypeColor LCD
Power SourceAC Adapter (Included)
AC Input Power100 to 240 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz
Power ConsumptionPrinter (via AC Adapter)
37 W (Maximum)
2.5 W (Standby)
0.4 W (Off)
Max Acoustic NoisePrinter
41 dBA
CertificationsENERGY STAR, EPEATSilver, RoHS
*as per Manufacturer
28.5 x 17.1 x 11.2" / 72.4 x 43.4 x 28.4 cm
71.2 lb / 32.3 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight84 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)39 x 21.75 x 16.5"

Canon PRO-1000 Reviews

Contemporary Technology Amazes me

By Ken
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2023-01-10

What an improvement in technology this machine reveals, Especially compared to my Epson 3880, which I loved (and spent plenty of time making repairs for this or that). Others have complained about too much ink use by this machine, but my experience is that the ink use is pretty much normal for a machine of this scope. And worth it, for its level of performance and accuracy. My only concern is that my work is mostly black and white. Epson had more grades of black ink than Canon, but so far the black ink performance seems satisfactory.

Quality printer, hands down.

By Robert
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-11-29

My old Epson 3800 finally died the death of the black ink switch. Knowing this was coming, I had been researching a replacement for months. Looking at the current offering of a 17 printer from Epson, I was unimpressed with reported flimsy plastic feed and output trays. More importantly, there were too many reports of paper feed issues to seriously consider another Epson. In contrast, the Canon won me over. The delivery was prompt and in excellent condition. Setup was straight forward and simply easy.Performing the head alignment and color calibration was easily performed. My first color calibration print that I use was simply perfect. The next day was spent building custom profiles for some of my special papers, loading those through the media installer. In the past weeks, I have printed normal workflow images that include vibrant fall color shots. Seriously, the output from this printer is stunning! Importantly, the printer build quality is solid. Seeing and feeling conveys this to be a truly professional printer. Paper feed is flawlessly spot-on and the vacuum feed assist is impressive. The machine operates so quietly that at times I have to look up to see that it's working. I am grateful for the months I spent researching a replacement, and for the truly solid professional printer I found in the Canon Pro 1000.

70lbs of Love!

By Karl
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-11-18

My old printer, a Canon Pro-100, was getting to be about 12 years old, and I figured it was time to replace it. For the entire time I had the Pro-100 I had problem-free printing, not even a single paper jam, and I print a lot. So I jumped in, and bought this printer, got a sample pack of my favorite papers and started printing. Getting the printer set up and downloading the ICC profiles and the AM1X config files took the better part of a day. But once I got the hang of it, it was not hard. I then set off to print and compare the photos to the same size photos from the Pro-100. The prints are amazing, and ithey are sharper and show fine detail better then my old printer. The 5 extra colors and the chroma optimizer really make a big difference in the final print.

Works great

By James
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-11-16

It works great so far. Easy to set up but I'm still learning about.

Canon Pro-1000 Printer - 7 Year Review!

By Paul
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-11-16

Purchased the printer back in 2015 from B&H. Short version... buy it and don't look back. You won't regret it. It creates amazing prints up to 17 x 22. Pro-1000 advantages: - Prints are crisp and vivid, with colors as good or better than what I get from outside printing companies. - The ability to print 17 x 22 is amazing. Once you start printing large you will never go back. All the details and clarity just pop. - Easy care and Self maintenance. The Pro-1000 goes through cleaning cycles when needed resulting in perfect prints every time. - Comes with a full set of ink (not starter kits), which is almost a $700 value. - Quiet and fast - After 7 years the prints look as good as the day I bought it! Challenges: - Everything about high quality photography is expensive. Cameras, lens, etc. And this printer is no exception. It is expensive. The ink is expensive. Printing on large paper is expensive, and the MC-20 Maintenance Cartridge is another expense. But the prints are amazing - Like other high end printers, it likes to be used often. If it sits for long periods of time it will go into a cleaning mode, cycling ink through the printer into the MC-20. - It likes Canon paper and Canon drivers. I have not found support for Epson papers. They make work, but I haven't found reliable drivers to use them. Bottom line. Buy it. You will be amazed. I use to send my photos out to be printed but having a high quality printer at home is a game changer. I print more and I print larger.

Awesome Printer

By Chris
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-11-08

I finally made the decision to make this purchase. So glad I did. This thing is a beast. Its a massive printer. Its heavy. It takes up space. However, It does an incredible job. I paired it with paper from Red River. This puts out so amazing pictures. The print time is relatively quick, even for the 17x22 sizes. I wish i had bought this a couple years ago. It is absolutely worth every penny. You can not go wrong buying this. It is a game changer.

Good unit but INK is overpriced.

By Anonymous
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2023-01-08

The unit is great and prints are beautiful. However, replacement ink is 70% of the cost of the original printer. That is outrageous. If Canon wants people to use their printers, they need to come up with a more economical ink cartridge system. There needs to be a bulk ink option.

Rough start, but love it

By Tim
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-12-19

I bought this printer to replace my Epson 3880, which was a fantastic machine before it died after 12 years. Estimated arrival for the Canon was December 14 but an email informed me that it would come on December 11, which was thrilling. Someone had to be home to sign for it so I spent the entire day at home. It didn't come. A new email said it would be arriving December 12, I had to be gone, so my wife sat home all day to sign for it and it did not arrive. She was not happy with me. New email said December 13, I sat at home all day, did not come. So I informed FedEx I would pick it up so I could get my life back; they called on the 14th (how about that) and it arrived. The documentation was not helpful when it came to setting up ICC profiles. Everything had a magenta cast, and was dark. After a few days of internet searches I finally found a blog that solved it. It was really quite simple when explained clearly. Once I figured it all out I was thrilled with the color and detail. I now love the machine!

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I like this printer to buy,only problem how to ...

I like this printer to buy,only problem how to send to Africa Maputo-Mozambique
Asked by: Miguel
Because of its weight it will most likely be very expensive. It's packed very well but an overseas shipment might be rougher than domestic. Check with Canon for vendors closer to the delivery point.
Answered by: Ralph
Date published: 2021-07-27

Will I be able to print note cards with this?

Will I be able to print note cards with this?
Asked by: Elizabeth
Yes, you will be able to print note cards with the Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-1000 17" Professional Photographic Inkjet Printer. Just install the Print Studio Pro plug-in and you will be able to choose the layout, paper size, type and etc.
Answered by: Nachmen
Date published: 2021-02-04


Will this allow you to print custom size paper borderlessly?
Asked by: Jamie L.
It only has the ability to print standard sizes borderless.
Answered by: Steven C.
Date published: 2018-08-26

Can I also use this printer to print text ...

Can I also use this printer to print text documents?
Asked by: Curtis
Yes, you can print text documents on normal bond or copy paper, though the ink is expensive enough that if you're going to be doing a lot of that, you'd be better off having a small dedicated document printer, and use this printer for only photos. A full ink set is over $700, it's not cheap to operate.
Answered by: Adrian
Date published: 2021-05-24

Epson offers light gray and light light gray inks ...

Epson offers light gray and light light gray inks in their p900. Does Canon offer the same levels of gray in the pro-1000? What is the "photo gray" ink position for? Is it the same shade or lighter than the "gray" ink position?
Asked by: Tristan
Both the Epson P900 and Canon Pro1000 have a matte black and photo black as well as 2 shades of grey. The 2 grey shades are very similar.
Answered by: Dan
Date published: 2021-07-16

Metallic paper

Metallic paper
Asked by: Gary
You would be able to use Metallic paper on this Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-1000 17" Professional Photographic Inkjet Printer.
Answered by: Moe
Date published: 2022-05-04

Is this printer capable of printing double ...

Is this printer capable of printing double sided/duplex? I am looking to print small run photo books/zines and looking for a quality photo printer capable of duplex printing.
Asked by: Forest
The Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-1000 can support duplex printing but only with Windows computers.
Answered by: Geoffrey
Date published: 2022-02-08

Can I use glossy photo paper with this Canon ...

Can I use glossy photo paper with this Canon pro-1000?
Asked by: Anonymous
Yes, with Canon Print Studio Pro, you can print on most photo paper with excellent results.
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2019-04-17
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