Canon imagePROGRAF iPF500 Large Format Printer

Canon imagePROGRAF iPF500 Large Format Printer

Canon imagePROGRAF iPF500 Large Format Printer

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  • 17" Wide Print Carriage
  • 5-Color Dye & Pigment Inks
  • FINE Print Head Technology
  • High-Capacity Ink Cartridges
  • Advanced Printer Drivers
  • PosterArtist Software Included
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Canon imagePROGRAF iPF500 Overview

  • 1Description

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.
In the Box
Canon imagePROGRAF iPF500 Large Format Printer
  • Power Cord
  • Print Head (installed)
  • 6 Starter Ink Tanks (2x MBK, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black)
  • Maintenance Cartridge (installed)
  • Media Cutter
  • User Software CD-ROM (Printer Driver, HDI Driver, Printer Driver Extra Kit, imageRUNNER, Utilities)
  • Application CD-ROMs (Poster Artist)
  • Quick Setup Guide
  • Printer Reference Guide
  • 1-Year On-site Limited Warranty
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    • 1Description

    Canon imagePROGRAF iPF500 Specs

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    Printing Technology Inkjet printing with FINE (Full-lithography inkjet Nozzle Engineering) and Non-firing Nozzle Detection and Compensation
    Maximum Resolution 2400 x 1200 dpi
    Minimum Ink Droplet Size 4 picoliter
    Ink Type 5-Color Dye/Pigment Ink System
    Ink Palette CMYK-KK
    Ink Cartridge Configuration 6 individual ink tanks
    Print Speed Line 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 Cycle Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Print Archival Life Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Paper Handling
    Maximum Paper Width 17"
    Maximum Printable Area 17 x 24" (with border) via Top/Front Loading Manual Feed
    Paper Sizes Paper widths of 10", 13", 14", 16", 17", B4 (10.12"/257mm), A2 (16.54"/420mm)
    Borderless Photo Sizes None (Borderless printing possible with optional roll feeder)
    Paper Types Any Inkjet Compatible Media
    Maximum Paper Thickness Cassette: 11.8 mil
    Top Manual Feed: 19.6 mil
    Front Manual Feed: 59.0 mil
    Roll Feed (optional): 31.4 mil
    Paper Capacity Paper 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 Support No
    Computer Interface USB 2.0 (High-Speed)
    Ethernet (10/100Base-T/TX)
    Compatible Memory Cards No
    Direct Print Capable No
    Network Capable Yes (Ethernet)
    PostScript Support Optional with Canon or 3rd party RIP
    (included HDI Drivers provide vector printing options)
    System & Software Requirements Windows 98SE, ME, 2000, XP, 2003 Server
    Macintosh OS 9.1, OS X (10.2, 10.3, 10.4)
    Status Display 2-line Alphanumeric Monochrome LCD & Indicator LEDs
    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 32.2 x 28.9 x 12.5" (818 x 735 x 318mm)
    Weight 86 lbs (39kg)

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