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imagePROGRAF iPF5100: an A2-sized printer for guaranteed quality results

imagePROGRAF iPF5100: an A2-sized printer for guaranteed quality results


The Canon imagePROGRAF iPF5100 printer opens up a world of large format printing to professional photographers who are looking to produce up to A2 prints in-house.

Who is it for?

If A3 prints are not big enough for your needs, or you sell a large number of your images as prints, then the imagePROGRAF iPF5100 may be an ideal solution for professional photographers who are seeking to reduce costs whilst having the guarantee of superb image quality.

Key features


  • Borderless A2 glossy prints in less than two minutes
  • 12-colour lightfast inks for outstanding colour gamut
  • Highly efficient workflow with four media paths
  • Intuitive and easy-to-use software
  • Built-in colour calibration

  • 17-inch wide prints

    Making large prints of your photographs for sale is a good way of generating extra income from customers and clients. With the ability to print on roll paper up to 17 inches wide, the Canon imagePROGRAF iPF5100 large format printer can produce borderless A2-size prints in under two minutes. By bringing your printing in-house you can have final control over output quality, reduce your reliance on third party print suppliers, and minimise your print costs.

  • 12 ink tanks

    Using 12 ink tanks offers a much greater colour gamut than is possible with fewer ink colours - the addition of primary red, green and blue ink tanks makes reproducing these difficult colours much easier. The increased number of colours also makes sure that your ink tanks last longer because there is less colour mixing required to achieve certain colours and tones, so your ink is not wasted and your running costs are reduced.

  • Wide range of media options

    The media feed options provide a large range of print media width possibilities, from 0.07mm up to 1.5mm thick substrates. The creativity of paper choice is therefore not limited, allowing you to select the most appropriate media to show off your images, from high gloss to backlit film, fine art rag and canvas.

  • Built-in calibration

    Achieving accurate print colours can prove difficult, but the imagePROGRAF iPF5100 has a built-in colour calibration system to achieve excellent results from the first print to the last. It avoids the trial-and-error process of colour matching. Once calibrated, the iPF5100 will adjust the ink output to suit the media being used to ensure optimum ink usage each time. 

  • Skew correction

    Loading paper into a printer can be a complex process, ensuring it is properly lined up so that it runs through the printer in a straight path. The iPF5100 includes an automatic skew correction system to ensure your media always runs straight through the printer.

  • Large LCD display

    A large LCD display gives easy access to sophisticated functions and shows the media in use and the remaining print levels for assured, non-stop, print productivity.

  • Software options

    The iPF5100 comes with additional software to enhance the connectivity and capability of your large format print environment. This includes a Plug-In for Photoshop and Digital Photo Professional, as well as Digital Photo Front Access - ideal for viewing your images and assigning to an application.


  • Two 1-inch print heads

    Using two 1-inch wide print heads, the iPF5100 can eject ink from 30,720 nozzles at a time. Each ink droplet is formed of four picolitres of ink to produce very fine dots on the print media resulting in increase print resolution and smoother colour gradation. The large print heads contribute to the rapid print speeds achieved by the iPF5100, by allowing larger areas of an image to be produced at any given time.

  • LUCIA pigment ink

    The LUCIA pigment inks used in the iPF5100 combine the results achieved with dye-based inks with the durability and weather resistance of a pigment ink. In addition to the standard CMY ink colours, the LUCIA ink sets include complimentary RGB colours as well as two shades of grey ink that provide smooth graduations in monochrome prints, and two different black inks - one for glossy paper printing and one for matte paper printing. The use of these 12 ink tanks enables a much increased colour gamut and provides the ability to achieve vivid colours on a wide variety of media, from glossy paper to canvas.

Base Specifications
Class 17-inch
Ink Type LUCIA Pigment ink, 12 colours (MBK, BK, PC, C, PM, M, Y, R, G, B, GY, PGY)
Maximum Print Resolution 2,400 x 1200dpi
Printing Speed (A2 Roll)
Plain paper - 0:41 (Draft)
Coated Paper - 1:14 (Standard)
Photo Glossy Paper - 2:19 (Standard)
Dimensions, Weight Net: Main unit 999 (W) x 810 (D) x 344 (H) mm; weight approx. 49kg
Packaged: Main unit with Palette 1140 (W) x 914 (D) x 675 (H) mm; weight approx. 75kg
Power Supply Input power: AC 220 - 240V (50/60 Hz), AC 100 - 120V (50/60 Hz)
Power consumption: 100 W or less
Standby power consumption (at the low power mode): 220 - 240 V - 6 W or less (9 W: when IEEE1394 is mounted)
Power off (standby): 1 W or less (in compliance with Executive Order of the President of the United States of America)
Power consumption of sleep mode: 6W or less
Time to enter sleep mode: approx. 5 min
Operational Environment Temperature: 15-30 degrees Celsius, humidity: 10 - 80% (condensation free)
Acoustic Noise Acoustic Pressure: Operation: 51dB (A) or less, Standby: 35db (A) or less
Acoustic Power: Operation: 6.5 Bels or less
Operation Panel Display Large LCD: 16 columns x 1 rows, Key x 11, LED x 5
Language on LCD - US-English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, CHinese (simplified), Korean, Japanese (Kanji)
Interface Type: Built-in
Mode: Full speed (12 Mbit/sec), High Speed (480Mbit/sec), Bulk transfer
Connector type - Series B (4 pins)
Ethernet Type: Built-in
Standard: IEEE 802.3 10base-T; IEEE 802.3u 100base-TX/ Auto-Negotiation; IEEE 802.3 x Full Duplex
Protocol: IPX/SPX (Netware 3.2 (J), 4.1 (J), 4.11 (J), 5.0 (J), 5.1 (J), SNMP (Canon-MIB), HTTP, TCP/IP, AppleTalk
IEEE1394 Type: Slot card type
Standard: IEEE1394 - 1995, P1394a, Half duplx, Data/Strb differential serial
Data-transfer time: 100/ 200/ 400 Mbit/sec
Connector type - In compliance with IEEE1394 - 1995, 6 pins, No power supply
Operating Systems supported: Windows 2000, XP, Vista 32 bit/64 bit, Macintosh OS 10, Leopard
Software bundled: imagePROGRAF Printer Driver 2007 (Win/Mac), imagePROGRAF Status Monitor, Media Configuration Tool, Print Plug-in for Photoshop, Print Plug-in for Digital Photo Professional, Digital Photo Front-Access
Regulations: CE Mark, CB Certification
Print Head
Model PF-03
Type Bubble-jet on demand
Head Configuration 6 colours integrated type (6 chips per head x print heads)
Nozzle Pitch 1200 dpi x 2
Nozzle per chip 2560 nozzles per colour
Droplet size 4 pl per colour
Ink Tank
Model PFI-101 (130ml, C, M, Y, PC, PM, R, G, B), PFI-103 (130ml, BK, MBK, GY, PGY)
Media Handling
Roll Paper One roll, Back-loading, Front Output
Cut sheet Cassette, Front loading, Front Output (Manual feed using media locking lever)
Media Type Standard Paper 80gsm, Standard Paper 90gsm, Matte Coated Paper 90gsm, Matt Coated Paper 140gsm, Extra Matt Coated Paper 180gsm, Opaque Paper 120gsm, Self Adhesive High Resolution Graphic Paper 140gsm, High Resolution Barrier Paper 180gsm, Glossy Photographic Paper 190gsm, Satin Photographic Paper 190gsm, Instant Dry Paper Glossy 200gsm, Instant Dry Paper Satin 200gsm, Glossy Photographic Paper 240gsm, Satin Photographic Paper 240gsm , Photo Paper High Glossy 255gsm, Photo Paper Semi-Matt 255gsm, Photo Paper Pearl 260gsm, Photo Realistic Paper 210gsm, Heavy Weight Glossy Photo Paper 300gsm, Heavy Weight Satin Photo Paper 300gsm, Commercial Proofing Paper 200gsm, Commercial RC Proofing Paper 210gsm, Commercial RC Proofing Paper 270gsm, Glossy Proofing Paper 195gsm, Semi Glossy Proofing Paper 195gsm, Semi Glossy Proofing Paper 255gsm, Art Paper Extra Smooth 250gsm, Prem Art Paper Embossed 225gsm, Prem Art Paper Smooth 225gsm, Water Resistant Art Canvas.
Media size Roll paper (width) - ISO: A3, A2 Others: 8”, 10", 14", 16", 17", B4, B2, 300mm, A3+
Cut sheet - ISO: A4, A3, A3+, A2, B4, B3, B2, DIN: C4, C3, C2, JIS: B4, B3, B2, ANSI: 8.5 x 11", 8.5 x 14", 11 x 17", 13 x 19", 17 x 22" ARCH: 9 x 12", 12 x 18", 18” x 24” Photo:14 x 17", 12 x 16", 10 x 12", 10 x 15", 8 x 10", 16 x 20" (US Photo size), Poster:20” x 30”, 200 x 900mm, Others: 13 x 22"
Media Thickness Roll paper & Cut sheet: 0.08 - 0.8 mm, Front Manual Feed:0.8 – 1.5mm
Maximum outside diameter of Roll Paper 150.0mm
Media Core Size Internal diameter of roll core: 2"/3"
Media Width Roll paper: 203 – 432 mm
Cut sheet: 203.2 – 432 mm
Minimal Printable Paper Length 203mm
Maximum Printable Paper Length Roll paper: 18 m (Varies according to the OS and application)
Cut sheet: 1.6 m
Margins (Top, Bottoms, Sides) Recommended area: Roll paper: Top: 20 mm, Bottom: 5 mm, Side: 5 mm; Cut sheet: Top: 20 mm; Bottom: 27 mm, Side: 5 mm
Printable area: Roll paper: Top: 3 mm, Bottom: 3 mm, Side: 3 mm; Roll paper (borderless print): Top: 0 mm, Bottom: 0 mm; Side: 0 mm; Cut sheet: Top: 3 mm, Bottom: 23 mm, Side: 3 mm
Media Width for Borderless Printing 257 mm (JIS B4), 329mm (JIS A3+), 420 mm (ISO A2), 431.8 mm (ISO A2+/17”), B2 (515mm), A1 (594mm) 10", 14", 16"
Option
Printer Stand Printer Stand ST-11
Roll Holder Set (2-inch core spindle with 3-inch media tube attachment and borderless printing space) - RH2-11
IEEE1394 Expansion Board EB-05
Consumables
Ink Tank PFI-101 (C, M, Y, PC, PM, R, G, B), PFI-103 (BK, MBK, GY, PGY)
Print Head PF-03
Maintenance Cartridge MC-05