The different print quality settings available in the driver include terms such as ‘higher’ and ‘highest’ – it’s not immediately clear what these mean – or how they relate to the numbered options in PSP. That and if perhaps you don’t trust the abilities of your operators beyond not walking into the printers… ;-). However, if you do not want to use CO ink on Glossy or Semi-Glossy type paper for any reason, you can use either of the following print settings for this purpose: 1- Select “Standard” for print quality setting, and select “AUTO (default)” for CO coverage setting in the driver or Print Studio Pro. I tested several cut sheet papers during the time the printer was here. It does flash for a more urgent warning and is a bluish white during printing, but should be ‘off’ more often. Media Take-up roll unit: Optional – Dual direction roll take up unit allowing print surface to be wound inside or outside of the roll, Borderless Printing Width (Roll Only) It made getting my grand piano into the house look easy :-). As you can see, the printer really does need at least two people to unload and move it. I’d suggest doing this for any you make, just in case you need to reinstall them on a new printer. Loading Rolls on the Roll Holder Loading the Upper Roll on the Printer Loading the Lower Roll on the Roll Unit (Option) Loading Sheets in the Printer. After making a profile, I can print on the ‘mystery paper’ with the new media setting and my profile. Note how I’ve not yet specified any settings for the paper (other than the base media type). kofiwidget2.init('Buy Keith a Coffee? Don’t get me wrong, they are still excellent printers but the new ink set and, I’m inclined to suggest, the gloss coat too, raises the bar enough that I wonder just how print quality moves very far onwards from here. You need to include all media at all sizes you use. I prefer to create printing presets in my print setup when testing – it takes but a moment and, when you’re trying lots of different papers and sizes, reduces greatly the chances of getting mixed up. Each photo is white balanced on the grey card. I’ve been doing some more testing and the CO ran out whilst making a big pano print. The printer driver worked without problem, and where I had some difficulties in my initial attempts at using the borderless printing functions, the on-line manuals were helpful and relatively clear. That and I’ve never seen any high end photo or fine-art media supplied on a 2″ roll at this size. One of the advantages of printing directly like this is that I have complete control over print settings. The roll paper spindles have adapters you remove if you want to use paper on a 2″ core. Would you replace the carts individually as they empty or as a pair or group? A proper look at this will have to wait until they send me another big printer ;-). There is also a Digital Photo Printing Guide covering many aspects of printing. Whereas previous model changes for 24″ printers have seemed modest, the PRO-2000 (and 4000,6000) seem like Canon have taken a decisive step forward. The colour touch screen really makes the older printers show their age. My CS2344 is still going strong even though it is indicating that it needs a print head replacing and it’ll be a sad day when she finally turns up her toes as she’s been a superb machine. There is a steady usage as part of the printer’s maintenance and cleaning functions. I’m testing the printer on our network of Apple Mac printers, where we use Adobe Photoshop CS6 as our main image editing tool. It would be great if Canon would manage to make a variable cartridge slot in the next generation, so users can choose what suits their needs best. For my mystery paper, there was a slight bleed of strong colours at the normal setting, but not at a slightly lower level. The two new carts are now showing as full. Just how useful this is depends on the sorts of printing you do. How about Eco solvent canvas material? Hi Keith, Thanks for the in depth review, can the Canon pro 2000 print on both dye and pigment photo papers? Loading ink tank (5.4 fl oz (160 ml) / 11.2 fl oz (330 ml)) Before opening the pouch, tilt the ink â¦ Things like sending 16 bit jobs to the hard disk and the roll preview mode make it a much more rounded bit of software than before. Every type of roll media I tested (including canvas) was cleanly cut. It incudes networking details and software installation. Then again, you can’t print a 30″ x 15″ panoramic sheet on the PRO-1000. One feature of the 12 inks of the PRO-2000, compared with my own iPF8300 is the appearance of a clear coating ‘ink’, replacing the green ink of my iPF8300. The new ink displays look more subtle in this respect, although the ink warnings and orange warning light are too persistent – A warning light that has remained on for over a month of testing ceases to be a warning light and becomes just an ornament. Something went wrong. The printer has a USB socket on top, for plugging in a USB Flash drive. The Print Studio Pro plug-in lets you print from software such as Lightroom, Photoshop and Canon’s Digital Photo Professional, Canon 90gsm translucent paper (IJM 140 Transparent Paper), Pinnacle Velvet 275gsm (fine art ‘etching style’ paper), Pinnacle Lustre 300 (my ‘standard’ paper for many years on my iPF8300), A note… I write these printer reviews in my spare time, I don’t get paid and have no business connections with Canon or Epson. One setting that I know causes confusion (from my PRO-1000 review), is the option to specify an ICC paper profile for the media type. I’m using a USB microscope with LED lighting, so hardly optimal photos. Once again, the screen gives a walk through of the settings. With the PRO-2000, the live swap means that no ink is wasted. The new media type is now available for selection, such as in this printer dialogue. The printer was being delivâ¦ Custom media types are very useful, and I’ll cover their creation in much more detail below. Whilst the printer specs advertise being able to auto swap media types, my experience with thicker (more expensive) media is that you would be best use this with lighter media and to manually load/unload heavier roll papers. This example shows a very thick art paper being loaded from roll holder 2 – note how the grey release lever is up. I’ve removed the white plastic cover and sawn off the valve assembly. Both are 100% cotton and OBA free and feel almost like thin card. You can see the two tubes that go up into the cart – the longer one has holes in it. Ink Capacity Sales Ink: 160ml/330ml/700ml Bundled Starter Ink: 160ml I’ve transferred a 50MP JPEG file from my Canon 5Ds to a memory stick – I was surprised that I couldn’t just plug in the camera. The use of new 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 â¦ 50MB ? Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-2000. I just checked, it seems that PPL is proposing relative colorimetric too, I can’t find any mention of the CMM in the settings. Fortunately the rain had stopped. If you’d like to delve more into this, the on-line manual is available (I’ve also covered more details in the PRO-1000 review). The imagePROGRAF PRO-2000 can hold a roll of paper up to 24â x 59â in the roll holder. Download Brochure (PDF) This means you’re unlikely to see any failed nozzle checks until the print head needs replacing. Note added (Dec 16) about Ink tank agitation, My iPF8300 wakes up every so often to agitate the ink tanks. Though I am in book binding for over 45 years. The smaller A3+ PRO series printers are still firmly aimed at the lower end of the photography market, with the PRO-1 (reviewed in 2012) perhaps due for the ‘new look’ and hopefully a decent display screen, putting it even more into the ‘Prosumer’ market. I’m not overly concerned, since the less glossy paper I use for my work don’t show this effect nearly so much, but if you like ultra glossy B&W prints, you may want to experiment with paper types. Environment Certificates: International Energy Star Program (WW), RoHS. I also had a roll of Canon translucent paper (90gsm) – not something I’d normally use, but making for a good sharp print of this map of where I live, made around the time our house was built (1890’s). The images (and many others) are available for free download on this site. THIS WARRANTY APPLIES TO PRODUCTS SOLD AND USED IN THE U.S.A. ONLY. The initial carts are 160ml, but some 90+ml. On the Mac, also make sure that vendor colour matching is selected. Temperature: 15~30°C, Humidity: 10~80% RH (no dew condensation), Acoustic Noise (Power/Pressure) The print is a test image from when I was recently reviewing the latest version of Topaz Impression (V2). However, since moving to the Canon I have not been able to produce a useful icc profile with my i1 Pro. you get a few mm of print at the leading edge of your roll of paper, to trim next time. There are a wealth of media types available, which need matching with the paper you are using. Red River Paper offers the finest inkjet media in the sizes you need. For all papers I tried, but the mystery one, the standard settings worked just fine. It seems that the low ink calculations are run again when a new cart is installed and the buffer tanks are being filled. Thanks for pointing out there is a new software, I didn’t see this ! In some of their notes, they specifically suggest turning BPC off. Plain Paper (A1 Page Size): Fast: 0:58 min. Full CO (this uses CO almost to the edge of the paper). I’m left with just one ‘consumable’ that I’ve no data on. If you use the Accounting Tool (of which more in a bit) for keeping track of paper and ink use, then the custom media can have specific accounting information associated with it, for all the different sizes you use (e.g. The PRO-2000 printer is a 24″ width large format printer. On earlier printers such as my iPF8300, I’d make a slight adjustment here to get a neutral grey under some indoor lighting. Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-2000: vysoká produktivita a skvÄlé výtisky. Canon have published info about software incompatibilities There are changes in the Windows printer driver options too I believe. If I could ask a few questions, I’d really appreciate it if you’d reply. This is standard on the PRO-6000, and optional for the PRO-2000 and PRO-4000. The printer trims a couple of inches of paper off the bottom of the print. The one annoyance from my own POV is the loss of the simple and effective print plugin, replaced as it is with PSP, a software tool that looks and feels distinctly ‘consumer’ oriented. Keith buys his UK used camera equipment and lenses from: MPB and Park Cameras, Site update: Thanks for everyone's support - work is still very sparse, but at least I've lots of videos, articles and reviews to write - if you've any suggestions or questions, please just let me know - Keith & Karen, Using the right professional photographer, Architecture, interior and construction photography, High Resolution Images and Panoramic Photography, Location based industrial product photography. Auto CO (applies CO to some colours and ink densities, but not to the paper as a whole). The printing area is shown below with feed rollers and just in front of them, the holes and slots of the paper vacuum system which holds paper flat and collects any overspray from borderless printing. It’s an optional unit on the 24″ and 44″ printer, but standard on the largest PRO-6000 – I’ll admit that if I replaced my iPF8300 I’d probably have very little use for the 2nd roll holder. Note: Canon build their ICC profiles in a way that may not benefit from the use of BPC for matte papers (if you were printing from Photoshop for example). If a picture is in RVB, all the pattern looks the same, X and Y have no effect at all. Unfortunately it’s a commercial product, so I can’t include it in our test image collection. I’m a commercial entity so the cost software is what initially drew me to this model. Given the similarities between performance of the PRO-2000 and PRO-1000 in this respect, I’d suggest having a look through the related parts of the PRO-1000 review for more information, since my testing procedures are not predefined and you may find something there of particular relevance to your needs. 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