Canon imagePROGRAF iPF500 Large Format Printer

BH #CAIPF500 • MFR #1014B002AA
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Canon imagePROGRAF iPF500 Large Format Printer
Key Features
  • 17" Wide Print Carriage
  • 5-Color Dye & Pigment Inks
  • FINE Print Head Technology
  • High-Capacity Ink Cartridges
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The Canon imagePROGRAF iPF500 Wide Format Inkjet Printer brings you high-speed and high-quality color output in a package that's durable, reliable and intuitive. It comes with a 5-color ink system consisting of cyan, magenta, yellow, and black dye-based ink. It also has two channels of pigment matte black ink, plus a wide variety of compatible media which makes the printer well suited for the CAD and corporate user.

This unique ink configuration combined with other technological advances such as the L-COA single chip acceleration controller and the advanced print heads using FINE technology, makes the iPF500 extremely versatile, providing you with the ability to quickly and accurately create maps, design layouts, posters, photographs, fine art reproductions and more.

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Canon imagePROGRAF iPF500 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Single Print Head with FINE Technology
  • 35-Color Dye/Pigment Ink System
  • 4Automatic Switching of Black Inks
  • 5L-COA Print Controller
  • 6Multiple Media Options
  • 7Non-firing Detection and Compensation Function
  • 8Standard and HDI Drivers
  • 9PosterArtist Software Included

The Canon imagePROGRAF iPF500 Wide Format Inkjet Printer brings you high-speed and high-quality color output in a package that's durable, reliable and intuitive. It comes with a 5-color ink system consisting of cyan, magenta, yellow, and black dye-based ink. It also has two channels of pigment matte black ink, plus a wide variety of compatible media which makes the printer well suited for the CAD and corporate user.

This unique ink configuration combined with other technological advances such as the L-COA single chip acceleration controller and the advanced print heads using FINE technology, makes the iPF500 extremely versatile, providing you with the ability to quickly and accurately create maps, design layouts, posters, photographs, fine art reproductions and more.

Single Print Head with FINE Technology

The high-density, high-speed and high-quality print head incorporates 2,560 nozzles per color over 6 colors with a total of 15,360 nozzles, and the addition of a second nozzle line to the print head means that speed is increased dramatically. Plus the precision nozzles eject ultra small 4-picoliter ink droplets, thereby delivering smooth and beautiful gradations.

5-Color Dye/Pigment Ink System

The 5-Color Ink System consists of four dye color inks (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow & Black) and a 2-channel Matte Black pigment ink - providing maximum black density and speed.

Automatic Switching of Black Inks

The iPF500 will automatically switch between Regular Black and Matte Black at the time of printing. Simply choose the paper type and the iPF500 will use the appropriate black to optimize print quality. The dye-based Black ink produces high quality prints on photo glossy type media and the Matte Black ink exhibits high contrast prints with deep black on media such as fine art paper.

L-COA Print Controller

The L-COA print controller intelligently processes the print data to implement high-speed printing and accurately lays ink down for optimal image quality. Combined with Canon's FINE print head design and the most ink nozzles per color in the industry, the L-COA controller helps achieve print speeds of under three minutes for 16.5 x 23.4" (A2) size prints, at 1200 x 1200 dpi on a glossy photo paper.

Multiple Media Options

the iPF500 provides numerous paper handling options so users can select the paper type and paper feed mechanism that suits their needs best. You can select from cassette loading of pre-cut paper in sizes ranging from 8 x 10" - 17 x 22", a manual front feed or manual top feed option for heavier paper stocks or for one-off printing jobs, or add the optional roll feeder for continuous print jobs and the option of true borderless printing (borderless printing only available with optional roll feeder).

Non-firing Detection and Compensation Function

The printer automatically detects when clogged or non-firing nozzles are present and immediately engages a print head cleaning cycle. If the nozzle remains obstructed, the iPF500 will automatically compensate by rerouting the ink to functioning nozzles.

Standard and HDI Drivers

The standard (raster) driver incorporates advanced black and white control, simplified page setup options, 1-touch borderless printing (with optional roll feeder), expanded color settings, and much more to provide the most advanced users the tools they need to stay productive, while still being intuitive and easy to operate. The Canon HDI Driver creates a vector graphical representation of the printed data. Here points are defined and a curved line is calculated mathematically in order to achieve a graphically accurate drawing of the printed data.

PosterArtist Software Included

PosterArtist is template driven software that was developed by Canon specifically to help users at all levels to create professional looking posters, banners and signage with extreme ease. This application offers a variety of templates, hi-res royalty-free images and clipart designed to target a wide array of markets such as food service, education, offices, retail and much more.

Canon imagePROGRAF iPF500 Specs

Printing Method
Printing TechnologyInkjet printing with FINE (Full-lithography inkjet Nozzle Engineering) and Non-firing Nozzle Detection and Compensation
Maximum Resolution2400 x 1200 dpi
Minimum Ink Droplet Size4 picoliter
Ink Type5-Color Dye/Pigment Ink System
Ink PaletteCMYK-KK
Ink Cartridge Configuration6 individual ink tanks
Performance
Print SpeedLine Art Print
Plain Paper: 21 seconds (A2 size)
Coated Paper: 28 seconds (A2 size)

Image Print
Plain Paper: 415 ft2/hr
Coated Paper: 122 ft2/hr
Glossy Paper: 80 ft2/hr

Input Buffer 128MB
Printer Duty CycleNot Specified by Manufacturer
Print Archival LifeNot Specified by Manufacturer
Paper Handling
Maximum Paper Width17"
Maximum Printable Area17 x 24" (with border) via Top/Front Loading Manual Feed
Paper SizesPaper widths of 10", 13", 14", 16", 17", B4 (10.12"/257mm), A2 (16.54"/420mm)
Borderless Photo SizesNone (Borderless printing possible with optional roll feeder)
Paper TypesAny Inkjet Compatible Media
Maximum Paper ThicknessCassette: 11.8 mil
Top Manual Feed: 19.6 mil
Front Manual Feed: 59.0 mil
Roll Feed (optional): 31.4 mil
Paper CapacityPaper Cassette: Up to 250 sheets (Letter), 100 Sheets (13 x 19"), 50 Sheets (17 x 22")
Top/Front Manual Feed: 1 Sheet
Roll Feed (optional): 5.9" diameter ( 2" or 3" core)
Special Media SupportNo
Connectivity
Computer InterfaceUSB 2.0 (High-Speed)
Ethernet (10/100Base-T/TX)
Compatible Memory CardsNo
Direct Print CapableNo
Network CapableYes (Ethernet)
PostScript SupportOptional with Canon or 3rd party RIP
(included HDI Drivers provide vector printing options)
System & Software RequirementsWindows 98SE, ME, 2000, XP, 2003 Server
Macintosh OS 9.1, OS X (10.2, 10.3, 10.4)
Physical
Status Display2-line Alphanumeric Monochrome LCD & Indicator LEDs
Image Preview DisplayNo
Front Panel ControlsPower, Info/Cleaning, Paper feed/Paper select, 4-way controller with OK button, Stop/Eject
Power Requirements100-120V AC, 50-60Hz
Dimensions32.2 x 28.9 x 12.5" (818 x 735 x 318mm)
Weight86 lbs (39kg)
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