Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-2000 and 4000!

imagePROGRAF PRO-2000

Not to long ago we had the pleasure of testing a Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-2000. It is a FANTASTIC printer.

As stated in the previous article about the Epson P Series Printers: ” Some might argue that Canon large format printers clog less. In actuality its about the same. Canons Technology allows a clogged nozzle to defer to a different nozzle that is clear. I believe that is how it works. Eventually, there will be no more nozzles to defer to, and then you have to replace the print head. Yes, Canon large format printers will let you replace the print head on your own, but it has been our experience that you end up spending a lot of cash in print heads over time.”

So you might think “Why bother with this tech and just go Epson” Well in theory, this could keep you printing longer without having to do maintenance like cleaning cycles ect. Yes eventually you will have to replace the print head and you will have to stop printing however it is possible that you will make it through a larger print job without hangups from clogging. This printer also has ink reservoirs which allow you to change the ink carts without stopping your print. At least that is how I understand it.

The color and detail on this printer are fantastic of course. We all know that canon knows their color science.

And I really appreciated loading roll paper on this machine. It loads from the front not the top like on Epson LF printers. All you have to do is feed it in just a little bit and boom loads every time without a hitch. Epson is great but I feel like it is a little more finicky to load media. The Canon seems to just suck up that media like a hungry dog to its chow.

Even though the price tag on the printer and ink are a little bit more then the Epson models, it is still excellent bang for the buck. Here are some videos we made on the Pro 2000. Enjoy! Happy Printing! – Jon D

Here is what Canon has to say – The 24-inch imagePROGRAF PRO-2000 printer is designed to exceed expectations for image quality and color consistency in a large format printer. 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 print quality and speed.

These unique Canon technologies and innovations establish the foundation for an ultra-high quality photography imaging solution that is available only from Canon. Powered by a Canon-to-Canon workflow that links images captured with an EOS Digital Camera and printed on an imagePROGRAF PRO Series printer, the result is a solution that delivers prints that capture the moment and emotion of the original image. The overwhelmingly high print quality produced by this input to output solution is called Crystal-fidelity.

Epson P7000 P9000!!!

Well hello everyone! So Pro Digital Gear has a YouTube channel, a Facebook, a Facebook group for DTG and an Instagram. It is about time we start a Blog. So, without further ado, I give you our very first Pro Digital Gear Blog Post. I am a terrible writer but I will try my best to give you clear and honest experiences with the products we carry and use.

So first I would like to start with the P7000 and P9000 from Epson. I have had the pleasure of printing with Epson’s 24 inch and 44 inch photo printers for quite some time now. They never disappoint. Color, black density and detail are just above and beyond. The color though!!! I just really love the color you get with these machines. Skin tones, grass, trees flowers … the spectrum just pops more with the P Series. Especially those pesky purples and blues.

They are more reliable too. For inkjet technology, these machines are definitely keeping the clogging issues to a minimum. Some might argue that Canon large format printers clog less. In actuality its about the same. Canons Technology allows a clogged nozzle to defer to a different nozzle that is clear. I believe that is how it works. Eventually, there will be no more nozzles to defer to, and then you have to replace the print head. Yes, Canon large format printers will let you replace the print head on your own, but it has been our experience that you end up spending a lot of cash in print heads over time. So in reality, Canon and Epson are quite alike here. To each his own. Don’t get me wrong, I love the Canon printers too. Just some food for thought.

Below is some info from Epson’s website and if you need more info you can go here to our website to learn more about the specs on the printers. I hope this helps and more posts to come!!! – Jon D

The 24-inch Epson SureColor® P7000 and 44-inch SureColor P9000 printers are the worthy successors to the revered Epson Stylus Pro 900 Series.

Designed for professional proofing and photographic applications, they incorporate our latest imaging technologies – including an exotic Epson PrecisionCore® TFP® print head, along with our unique Epson UltraChrome® HDX ten-color pigmented ink set – which now includes an all-new optional Violet color for up to 99-percent PANTONE® FORMULA GUIDE solid coated color matching – perfect for the demanding requirements of package proofing.

With advanced media handling options from cut sheet to roll, from plain papers to photographic, fine art, and even 1.5 mm thick poster boards, the new Epson SureColor P-Series continues to redefine the state of the art in wide format photographic imaging applications.