Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-4000: The LARGEST Most Expensive Printer I've Sat On
Canon USA sent me a Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-4000 as a loaner to unboxing, sniff and of course use. A BIG Thank you to Canon for sending this our way to review.
Official Product Name: Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-4000 44″ Professional Photographic Large-Format Inkjet Printer with Multifunction Roll System. Order one at B+H http://bhpho.to/2bgpvdm Order from Amazon http://amzn.to/2bi96GZ
Canon has been challenging Epson in the inkjet game for the last few years all while HP has officially dropped out. This Pro-4000 is the bigger brother to the Pro-1000 which i’ve been using for almost a year.
From what we’re told the Pro-4000 is a Pro-1000 on steroids. If that’s the case it’s going to give fantastic BIG ASS PRINTS.
Here is our “Real World Review” of the Canon Pro-1000
The Pro-4000 is a 44 inch wide 11 ink + 1 Chroma Optimizer Inkjet printer. This means you can print 44 inch wide prints by however long the roll of paper is. If you need a larger printer you can go with the Pro-6000 which can handle 60 inch wide paper but has less inks.
The version that was sent to me has the Multifunction Roll System which means I can have two rolls on the machine and the printer will be able to switch between whatever papers you have installed. This is great if you spool print jobs and need some Glossy and others Matte for example.
This set up clicks in at just under $6,000 with the optional multifunction roll system and $5,000 without it. The inks come in three different sizes 160 / 330 and 700 mL and are priced at $97 / $173 / $294
In all honesty the price of this printer is not bad at all. Take into consideration if you’re selling fine art prints and have full control of your workflow. If you’re selling prints for hundreds or thousands of dollars the printer will pay for itself fairly quick.
We will be doing a “Real World Review” of this printer as soon as we have it set up. Since the print quality will be similar to the Pro-1000 we will focus on the functions that make the Pro-4000 unique. I am thinking we will do sample prints from multiple DSLR’s. The Canon 5DSr, Canon 1DX Mark II, Nikon D5 and the rumored Canon 5D Mark IV if it turns out to be a real camera.