imagePROGRAF PRO-540

PROFESSIONAL from Photo to Print

The best printers Canon has engineered, distinguished by abold red line, the imagePROGRAF PRO?540 is designed tobring outstanding large format photo print quality toprofessional photographers and fine art specialists.

  • 1 roll with 2nd roll option
  • 1118mm (44”)
  • 12 colour LUCIA PRO pigment ink
  • 320 GB hard drive
  • WiFi-Functionality
  • USB Direct Printing 


New – LUCIA PRO pigment ink & Chroma Optimiser

imagePROGRAF PRO series printers feature a re-designed processing engine: L-COA PRO. It combines the latest and most advanced Canon image-handling algorithms with a newly-developed, application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC) for processing high resolution images and data – delivering the very best print quality at high speed.

imagePROGRAF PRO series printers use transparent Chroma Optimiser ink to improve high quality print performance on gloss papers.

Crystal-fidelity output quality

The full structure, clarity and texture of photographs shot using Canon's EOS digital cameras can be faithfully reproduced on paper, in unique Crystal-fidelity quality, using Canon's Print Studio Pro plug-in.

Great selection of software

The software bundled with imagePROGRAF PRO series printers support a wide range of large-format and advanced printing solutions, with features to optimise the efficiency of printing environments. More importantly, the software is fully cross-platform, supporting both Windows and Apple Macintosh computers.

Model PRO-540
Printer Type 44" / 1118mm
Ink Type Pigment inks / 12 colour:
Photo Black (PBK) / Matte Black (MBK) / Cyan (C) / Magenta (M) / Yellow (Y) / Photo Cyan (PC) / Photo Magenta (PM) / Grey (GY) / Photo Grey (PGY) / Red (R) / Blue (B) / Chroma Optimiser (CO)
Maximum Print Resolution 2400 x 1200dpi
Physical Dimensions
W x D x H (mm), Weight (kg)
(including Roll Holder Set, excluding ink and print head)
Main Unit + Stand?+?Basket 1593 x 984 x 1168 (Basket Opened)
1593 x 766 x 1168 (Basket Closed) 
Weight approx. 123kg
Main Unit + Roll Unit + Stand + Basket Weight approx. 143kg
Packaged Dimensions W x D x H (mm), Weight (kg) Printer (Main unit with stand and pallet) 1820 x 915 x 1019mm, Weight: approx. 174kg
Roll Unit 1727 x 562 x 461mm, Weight: approx. 31kg
Power and Operating Requirements Input power AC 100 - 240V (50 - 60Hz)
Power consumption Operation: 112W or less
Sleep mode: 3.6W or less
Power off: 0.5W or less
Recommended Environment Temperature: 15 ~ 30°C, Humidity: 10 ~ 80% RH (no dew condensation)
Acoustic Noise Acoustic pressure Operation?approx. 48dB (A) (Glossy paper, Image, Print priority: Standard)
Standby: 35dB (A) or less 
(Measured on ISO 7779 standard)
Acoustic power Operation approx. 6.4Bels or less (Glossy paper, Image, Print priority: Standard)
(Measured on ISO 7779 standard)
Detector and Adjustment Registration adjustment Automatic / Manual
Banding adjustment Automatic / Manual
Line length adjustment Manual
Head slant adjustment Automatic
Colour calibration Yes (with a colour calibration notification function)
Head gap adjustment Automatic / Manual (6 levels)
Non-firing detection Yes
Non-firing compensation  Yes
Roll remaining detection function Yes
Line Accuracy ±0.1% or less
User adjustments necessary. Printing environment and must match those used for the adjustments.
Memory Standard memory 3GB
Hard Disk 320GB
Firmware Languages Printer language: SGRaster (Swift Graphic Raster), PDF & JPEG
Supported Version 1.7
- List of the built-in fonts
Times-Roman, Helvetica, Courier, Symbol, Times-Bold, Helvetica-Bold, Courier-Bold, Zapf Dingbats, Times-Italic, Helvetica-Oblique, Courier-Oblique, Times-Bold Italic, Helvetica-Bold Oblique, Courier-Bold Oblique
Supported Version JFIF1.02
Job control IVEC
Status reply SNMP-MIB (Standard MIB, Canon-MIB), IVEC, CPCA
Direct Print JPEG / PDF
Type Flash ROM
Update Updated from USB, Ethernet port  (Utility use)
Operation Panel Display LCD (3.5 inch / 8.8 cm TFT colour)
Language on operation panel 16 Languages Selectable: 
Japanese / English / German / Italian / Spanish / Brazilian Portuguese / Dutch / Polish / Russian / Danish / Simplified Chinese / Traditional Chinese / Korean / Thai / Indonesian / Turkish
Interface USB A Port Type USB Memory (Direct Print)
USB B Port Type Built in (Hi-Speed USB)
Mode Full Speed (12Mbit/sec), High Speed (480Mbit/sec), Bulk transfer
Connector type Series B (4 pins)
Gigabit Ethernet Type Built in
Standard • IEEE 802.3 10base-T
• IEEE 802.3u 100base-TX?/ Auto-Negotiation
• IEEE 802.3ab 1000base-T?/ Auto-Negotiation
• IEEE 802.3x Full Duplex
Protocol SNMP [Canon-MIB, HTTP, TCP / IP (IPv4 / IPv6)]
Wireless LAN Standard IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11b
Security • WEP (64 / 128-bit)
Print Head 
Print Head Model PF-10
Type Bubble-jet on demand
Head configuration 12 Colour integrated Type x 1 print head
Nozzle pitch 600dpi x 2 
Nozzle per chip 18,432 nozzles (1536 nozzles x 12 colours)
Droplet size Minimum 4pl per colour
Head replacement User replacement
Ink Tank
Ink Tank Model PRO-540: PFI-51 (160ml) / PFI-53 (330ml) / PFI-57 (700ml)
Supply Tubing system (with sub-tank)
Sub Ink Tank Capacity Each colour 30ml
Colours Pigment 12 Colour (PBK / MBK / C / M / Y / PC / PM / GY / PGY / R / B / CO)
Capacity Sales use: 160 / 330 / 700ml
Starter use: 330ml
Level detection Detected by dot count and electrode (Empty)
Smart chip Each ink tank is equipped with EEPROM which stores its ink level
Media Handling
Media Feed and Output Roll paper One Roll, Front-loading, Front Output
Added Roll Paper One Roll, Front-loading, Front Output
(60 inch model: Default , 44 inch and 24 inch models: Option)
Cut sheet Front-loading, Front Output (Manual feed using locking lever)
Paper path switch (roll / cut sheet) Manually switching (Roll paper, Cut sheet)
Automatic switching (Upper Roll, Lower ROll)
Delivery direction Face-up, Front side
Media Take-up Unit dual directions rolling take-up
Maximum stacking number of delivered prints Standard position: 1 sheet
Flat position A2 landscape, glossy paper less 10 sheets, coated paper less than 20 sheets
(excludes strong curled condition)
Media Size Roll paper (Width) ISO: A3, A3+, A2, A1, A0
JIS: B4, B2, B1, B0
ARCH: 24", 30", 36"
Others: 8", 10", 14", 16", 17", 42", 44", Banner (300mm)
Cut sheet ISO: A4, A3, A3+, A2, A2+, A1, A0, B4, B3, B2, B1, B0
DIN: C4, C3, C2, C1, C0
JIS: B4, B3, B2, B1, B0
ANSI: 8.5 x 11", 8.5 x 14", 11 x 17", 13 x 19", 17 x 22", 22 x 34", 28 x 40, 34 x 44"
ARCH: 9 x 12", 12 x 18", 18 x 24", 24 x 36", 26 x 38", 27 x 39", 30 x 42", 36 x 48"
Photo: (20 x 24"), (18 x 22"), (14 x 17"), (12 x 16"), (10 x 12"), (10 x 15"), (8 x 10"), US photo (16 ? 20")
Poster: 20 x 30", 30 x 40", 42 x 60", 44 x 62", 300 x 900mm
Others: 13 x 22"
Media Thickness Roll paper 0.07 ~ 0.8mm
Cut sheet
Maximum Outside Diameter of Roll Paper 170mm or less
Media Core Size Internal diameter of roll core: 2" / 3"
Media Width Roll paper 203.2 ~ 1118mm
Cut sheet 203.2 ~ 1118mm
Minimum Printable Paper Length 203.2mm
Maximum Printable Paper Length  Roll paper 18m (Varies according to the OS and application)
Cut sheet 1.6m
Margins Recommended area Roll paper:
Top: 20mm, Bottom: 3mm, Side: 3mm
Cut sheet:
Top: 20mm, Bottom: 20mm, Side: 3mm
Printable area Roll paper:
Top: 3mm, Bottom: 3mm, Side: 3mm
Roll paper (borderless print):
Top: 0mm, Bottom: 0mm, Side: 0mm
Cut sheet:
Top: 3mm, Bottom: 20mm, Side: 3mm
Borderless Printing Media Width [Recommended] 515mm (JIS B2), 728mm (JIS B1), 1030mm (JIS B0), 594mm (ISO A1), 841mm (ISO A0), 10", 14", 17", 24", 36", 42", 44"
[Printable] 257mm (JIS B4), 297mm (ISO A3), 329mm (ISO A3+), 420mm (ISO A2), 8", 16", 30", 300mm
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