Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-1000 review

The Canon Pro-1000 0A2 format photo printer brings pro-grade capabilities with a better price tag to appeal to enthusiasts

Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-1000
(Image: © Canon)

Digital Camera World Verdict

It may be a few years old now, but the PRO-1000 still cuts the mustard for image quality which is combined with classic Canon robustness. And it’s even better value for money today.


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    11-colour pigmented ink set delivers brilliant prints

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    Chroma Optimiser enhances performance with gloss papers

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    A2 size prints are a knock-out visually


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    You’ll need plenty of desktop space (and a sturdy desk)

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    Replacement inks are very expensive

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Canon’s new “red line special” imagePROGRAF PRO-1000 is a 17-inch, A2 format photo printer which brings a pro-grade build and capabilities to the enthusiast sector. The imagePROGRAF name has been used on Canon’s professional large-format inkjet printers for a while and the PRO-1000 will, of course, also appeal to pro users, especially as it’s designed to fit on the desktop rather than being a space-hungry standalone unit.

The imagePROGRAF PRO-1000 replaces Canon’s imagePROGRAF iPF5100 which was pretty much exclusively a pro-level model if only because of its price. However, it was a highly-sophisticated and very much state-of-the-art A2 printer for its time. Now, almost a decade later, the long-awaited – if overdue – successor has arrived at a much more attractive price, but no less sophisticated or state-of-the-art.

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