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imagePROGRAF iPF500
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These printers have been designed for printing on media larger than A4. Perfect for printing impressive posters!
Large Format Printers
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Included since: 21 Jul 2006
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Info modified on: 21 Dec 2015 23:25:29
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Long product name Canon imagePROGRAF iPF500:
The short editorial description of Canon imagePROGRAF iPF500
imagePROGRAF, 1200 dpi, 6 colours

Marketing text Canon imagePROGRAF iPF500

The official marketing text of Canon imagePROGRAF iPF500 as supplied by the manufacturer
If you need a large format performer for CAD/GIS applications or general office use, the imagePROGRAF 500 (iPF500) hits the mark. Vivid colours and outstanding line reproduction ensures all the quality you'll ever need.

-Reactive ink system for 1200 dpi prints on 17" (A2+) media
-High productivity
-High media flexibility
-Versatile - 4 media paths
-PosterArtist included
-Desktop operation, easy installation

Further Information
When you need a dependable large format performer for CAD/GIS applications or general office use, the cost-effective iPF500 hits the mark. Vivid colours and 1200 dpi rendering with outstanding line reproduction provides all the quality you will ever need.

Optimal image quality
The iPF500 incorporates Canon's new 5 colour dye-and-pigment reactive ink system for optimal results in your business. A new one-inch print head gives reproduction of 1200 dpi, a 4 Pl droplet size and an impressive total of 15,360 nozzles. The reactive ink system ensures it's adaptable across different applications with vivid colour reproduction, solid image consistency and high quality text with less bleeding.

Ideal for CAD/GIS or general office use
Optimal print quality makes the iPF500 great for a variety of applications:Sharper, thinner lines and high black density for CAD plan productionGreat colour output with brilliant text and less abrasion for general office useSuperb signs and posters with vivid colours and solid image consistency

Flexible media handling
You can work with a wide variety of media types. Plain paper, CAD, recycled, glossy, proofing, synthetic, poster, fine art, sign media – they're all handled effortlessly with the iPF500.

Productive performance
Connection is either via the latest-generation, high-speed USB 2.0 interface, or Ethernet. Combined with the new print-head and reactive pigment ink system, you can expect superb production at twice the level of some competitor devices.
In fact the cassette media-feeding system enables new sheets to be fed prior to the previous sheet being ejected, so the device is perfectly at home when used as a powerful colour office printer.

The integrated cutting device won't let you down either and keeps on performing for years to come, without ever needing replacement.

Capable and easy-to-use
Simple desktop set-up means you'll be up and running with the iPF500 in no time. A rich set off software application plug-ins are incorporated and PosterArtist enables you to produce head-turning posters - with no experience whatsoever!

The iPF500 also incorporates 4 media paths – a roll, cassette and two manual - and automatic switching of roll media for additional convenience. And unlike some large format devices, it's compact and quiet – so it's the output not the noise that gets you noticed.
Short summary description Canon imagePROGRAF iPF500:
This short summary of the Canon imagePROGRAF iPF500 data-sheet is auto-generated and uses the product title and the first six key specs.
Canon imagePROGRAF iPF500, 32.2 x 28.9 x 12.5" (819 x 733 x 317 mm), AC 100-240v (50/60Hz), USB 2.0 Hi-Speed, 1200 x 1200 DPI, 448 x 1608 mm, 203.2-432mm
Long summary description Canon imagePROGRAF iPF500:
This is an auto-generated long summary of Canon imagePROGRAF iPF500 based on the first three specs of the first five spec groups.
Canon imagePROGRAF iPF500. Maximum resolution: 1200 x 1200 DPI. Maximum print area: 448 x 1608 mm, Maximum media width: 203.2-432mm, Media thickness: 0.07-1.5. Interface: USB 2.0 Hi-Speed. Power requirements: AC 100-240v (50/60Hz). Dimensions (WxDxH): 32.2 x 28.9 x 12.5" (819 x 733 x 317 mm), Weight: 83.8 lbs (38 kg)
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Print Quality
Maximum resolution*
Maximum printing resolution.
1200 x 1200 DPI
Paper Handling
Maximum print area*
The maximum size that an image can be printed with a good resolution.
448 x 1608 mm
Media thickness
Maximum media width
Standard media sizes
Cut:A4-A2/ B4-B3
Roll:A3-A2/ 8"-17"
Print Technology
Print head
Component of a printer that applies the mark or image to the paper.
Print head nozzles
Number of nozzles to a print head.
2560 per colour
Media Types
Glossy paper
Photo paper
High resolution paper
Proofing paper
Coated paper
Ports & interfaces
Interface *
Interface ports to connect pieces of equipment. USB (Universal Serial Bus) has become the most popular wired interface to connect peripherals. USB 2.0 supports speeds up to 480 Mbit/s (USB 1: 12 Mbit/s). The interface FireWire is also known as the IEEE 1394 standard. Enhanced IDE (EIDE)is sometimes referred to as Fast ATA, Fast IDE or ATA-2.
USB 2.0 Hi-Speed
Energy Management
Power requirements
AC 100-240v (50/60Hz)
Weight & Dimensions
Dimensions (WxDxH)
Dimensions of the product (Width x Depth x Height).
32.2 x 28.9 x 12.5" (819 x 733 x 317 mm)
Weight of the product without packaging (net weight). If possible, the net weight is given including standard accessories and supplies. Please note that sometimes the manufacturer leaves out the weight of accessories and/or supplies.
83.8 lbs (38 kg)
System Requirements
Mac compatibility
Product can be used with Apple Mac software and/or hardware.
Compatible operating systems
List of desktop operating systems tested as compatible with this product.
-Windows 95/98/Me/NT4.0/2000/XP
-Mac OS 8.6/9/X
Other features
Control panel
Description of the control panel of the product; including the available buttons; and the function of each button
LCD,16 x 2, LED x 5
Energy Star certified *
This indicates that the product is compliant with Energy Star, which is an international standard for energy-efficient consumer products.
List of regulatory safety standards for all countries in which this product has been certified.
UL, CE mark, TUV