A 17" Large-Format Printer With Brilliant Color, Breathtaking Detail And Outstanding Results - Fast!

The imagePROGRAF iPF5100 printer puts the power of Canon’s world-renowned photography, ink-jet printing, and color imaging technologies into the hands of photographers, artists, designers, and graphic arts professionals. Featuring Canon’s LUCIA™ ink, high-resolution, high-speed output, and built-in calibration, the iPF5100 printer is engineered to ensure exceptional results across a wide array of professional print projects.

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Model iPF 5100




FINE (Full-photolithography Ink-jet Nozzle Engineering)


Two Print-Heads (Total 12 Colors)

6 Colors per Print-Head

Print-Head (A) Y/PC/C/PGY/GY/MBK

Print-Head (B) PM/M/BK/R/G/B

Number of Nozzles

2,560 per Color (30,720 Total)

Droplet Size

4 Picoliter

Nozzle Pitch (Head Resolution)

1,200 dpi

Print-Head Swath

1.07 inch

Print Resolution (Max.)

2400 x 1200 dpi

Ink Type

LUCIA Ink (Pigment-based)

Ink Tank

PFI-101 (C, M, Y, PC, PM, R, G, B)

PFI-103 (BK, MBK, GY, PGY)


Cyan, Photo Cyan, Magenta, Photo Magenta, Yellow,

Black, Matte Black, Red, Green, Blue, Gray, Photo Gray

Ink Tank Capacity*

130ml per Color

Ink Supply Method

Tubing System

Nozzle Recovery System

Non-firing Nozzle Detection and Compensation

Print Controller

L-COA Controller

Printer Memory


Media Feed

Roll Feed

One Roll, Front Output

Top-Loading Manual Feed

One Sheet, Front Output

Front-Loading Manual Feed

One Sheet, Front Output


Up to 250 Sheets (Letter, Plain Paper, Front Output)

Media Width

8″-17″ (Cut Sheet and Roll)

Minimum Media Length

Top-Loading Manual Feed

11.0″ (279mm)

Front-Loading Manual Feed

20.47″ (520mm)

Roll Feed

8″ (203mm)

Maximum Print Length

Manual Feed (Top)

62″ (1.6m)

Manual Feed (Front)

36″ (914mm)

Roll Feed

59′ (18m)**

Borderless Printing Width (Roll Media Only)

10″ (254mm), B4 (257mm), A3+ (329mm), 14″ (356mm),

16″ (407mm), A2 (420mm), A2+/17″ (432mm)

Media Cutter

Built-in Durable Rotary Blade

Media Thickness

Top-Loading Manual Feed

0.08mm-0.8mm (3.2-31.4mil)

Front-Loading Manual Feed

0.5mm-1.5mm (19.6-59.0mil)

Roll Feed

0.08mm-0.8mm (3.2-31.4mil)


0.08mm-0.3mm (3.2-11.8mil)

Media Core Sizes

2″ or 3″ Core (with Supplied Adapter)

Printable Margins

Manual Feed (Top/Front)

Leading and Left/Right Edges: 0.12″ (3mm)

Trailing Edge: 0.90″ [Front = 23mm/Top = 3mm

(except for Art Paper)]

Roll Feed

All Sides: 0.12″ (3mm) or 0″ for Borderless

Maximum Media Roll Outer Diameter

5.9″ (150mm)

Bundled Software

Printing Software

Printer Driver 2007, Print Plug-in for Photoshop,***

Print Plug-in for DPP,† Printer Driver Extra Kit· (Free Layout, ·imageRUNNER® Linking Function)


Digital Photo Front-Access·


GARO Status Monitor (Windows)/Print Monitor (MAC),

Media Configuration Tool, Remote UI

Printer Language

GARO (Canon Proprietary)

Operating System

Windows® (2000, XP, Windows Vista™ 32/64 bit)

Macintosh® (OS9, OS10)



Hi-Speed USB 2.0



IEEE1394 (FireWire®), PosterArtist 2007

Acoustic Noise


51dB or Less

Power Supply

AC 100-120V (50/60Hz)

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