Canon Unveils New ImagePROGRAF PRO-300 Wide Format Inkjet Printer


by Dave Pardue

published Thursday, July 9, 2020 at 7:59 a.m. EDT

Printers come and go, but the Canon PROGRAF printer series has been well received by art printing enthusiasts for some time now. Canon today unveiled the new imagePROGRAF PRO-300 inkjet model that promises some exciting improvements to the lineup, including an even smaller footprint for the overall size.

If you’ve been walking around an office store recently, you are probably aware that the demand for printers has exploded these days for many of us working from home, so the arrival of a new model on the scene is a big one. good news. for everyone, especially passionate and professional photographers! So let’s dive into all the details of the new Canon PRO-300 to see if this new model will gain a place on your printer table.

Introducing the Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-300 Inkjet Printer

Canon’s PROGRAF series of large format fine art printers range from 13 inches wide to 60 inches wide. The PRO-300 is the smallest of them, handling media up to 13 inches wide and up to 39 inches long, while providing a footprint 15% smaller than its predecessor. It’s certainly a welcomed trend for all of us facing space shortages trying to work from our homes.

At Imaging Resource, we have relied on the PROGRAF PRO-1000 as our primary benchmark printer for over 5 years, and it has proven to be a very reliable and reliable printer with huge print output for all quality pages. image during this period. . The PRO-300, as part of this family line, should therefore prove to be a fairly reliable fine art printer if 13 inches wide is large enough for your own printing needs.

The PRO-300 is capable of printing sizes up to 13 inches wide

Ink for the PROGRAF PRO-300 is supplied via a 9-color LUCIA PRO palette plus the Chroma Optimizer reservoir which provides additional color gamut and improved black density. A new matte black tank also offers improved black density as well as smooth gradients and details in darker areas. Canon has also improved its anti-clogging cartridge technologies with an improved recovery feature for cases where a single tank can fail, allowing other tanks to compensate.

The LCD screen has also been upgraded to a 3 “panel which allows easier visual access to print progress and additional visual settings.

New 3.0 “LCD panel for easier monitoring

High speed printing is rated at 4 minutes and 15 seconds for a 13 x 19 inch print using Pro Premium Photo Paper. While that sounds a bit slow to anyone who hasn’t used a fine art printer yet, they are designed to print slower than standard desktop printers due to their high-end nature and desired output quality, which is far superior to what a traditional office printer can achieve.

Canon has also improved its professional printing and layout software to facilitate seamless printing from traditional photo software such as Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Lightroom. It can also function as a stand-alone printing software if needed.

In addition, Canon unveiled a new fine art paper, dubbed Premium Fine Art Rough in standard letter size as well as 13 “x19” and 17 “x22” sizes. The rough cotton design is meant to produce a three dimensional dimension to your images that is not available in flatter paper art styles.

The imagePROGRAF PRO-300 will be available for purchase at the end of July for US $ 899, and if you are interested in this printer, we suggest that you place your order as soon as the order page appears, as stock at this time is not probably won’t. last a very long time due to the incredibly high current demand.

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