imagePROGRAF GP-520

The World’s First1 Large Format Printer with Aqueous Pigment Fluorescent Ink

The 24” graphics printer with PANTONE™2 calibration delivers an extremely wide colour gamut and vibrant colours to create compelling advertisements and posters enhanced by fluorescent colours.

  • Ideal for eye-catching posters and print proofing
  • 10 colours + fluorescent pink ink
  • Intelligent media handling system
  • Major RIP support
  • Dual roll system (Optional)
  • Robust security, extensive suite of software and solutions

    1 Among major manufacturers of aqueous pigment large format inkjet printers excluding sublimation transfer system, as of September 30, 2021. Canon research.
    2 PANTONE™ is a trademark or registered trademark of Pantone LLC.


Industry Standard Coverage

The GP-520 has been awarded the world’s first PANTONE-calibrated license for “PANTONE PASTELS & NEONS GUIDE Coated”1, which includes fluorescent and pastel colours, in addition to 99% coverage of “PANTONE FORMULA GUIDE Solid Coated”2, which is used in a wide range of applications such as printing and design.1 PANTONE PASTELS & NEONS GUIDE Coated colour gamut coverage rate of GP-520 is 97% when using Photo Paper Pro Platinum with imagePROGRAF printer driver at [Poster/Photo (Fluorescent)] [Highest] (600 dpi).2 PANTONE FORMULA GUIDE Solid Coated colour gamut coverage rate of GP-520 is 99% when using Photo Paper Pro Platinum with imagePROGRAF printer driver at [Poster/Photo (Fluorescent)] [Highest] (600 dpi).

Intelligent Media Handling for Efficient Workflow

Automatic media loading and automatic media type detection simplified the media loading and replacement workflow to just one step, which is to "simply place the roll" into the printer. Printer will automatically carry out necessary adjustment and enters print-ready state with minimal supervision. Automatic remaining media estimation will display remaining roll amount on operation panel and send out alert when media is not sufficient to complete the print job.

Support RIPs and High Precision Colour Stability

Support printing environment with RIPs to meet the diverse output workflows of professional users from design companies, print services, as well as comps and proofs. Besides that, colour calibration performed by the built-in multi-sensor ensures repeatable results can be reproduced easily across printers.

Productivity at Its Peak

Optional dual-roll feeding unit enables users to load up to two rolls of media, reducing the frequency of switching between different media types or sizes in high volume printing. The sub ink tank system allows empty ink tanks to be replaced while the printer continues to print, maximising productivity.

Borderless Printing

Borderless printing can be achieved on standard and custom width for all supported media. The printer is also capable of three-sided edge-to-edge printing on various sizes that do not match the roll paper width. This allows more flexibility in borderless printing task as borderless print of various sizes can be produced from a single roll of media.

Unparalleled Security

Print jobs and data are encrypted and transmitted through secured protocol throughout the print process. Secure file and disk erasure, user access restriction and printer functionality restriction further prevent information leaks and other security risks, result in unparalleled security.


Printer Stand: SD-21 (Optional) Roll Unit: RU-23 (Optional) 2"/3" Roll Holder: RH2-29 (Optional) Cutter Blade: CT-07


Printer Type

10-Colour + Fluorescent Pink, 24" (610 mm)

Number of Nozzles

18,432 nozzles (1,536 nozzles x 11 colours)

Maximum Print Resolution

2400 × 1200 dpi

Nozzle Pitch

600 dpi x 2

Line Accuracy*1

± 0.1% or less

Minimum Ink Droplet Size

4 pl

Ink Capacity

Sales Ink: 160 ml / 330 ml / 700 ml (MBK, PBK, C, M, Y, GY, R, O, G, V, FP)
Bundled Starter Ink: 330 ml (MBK), 160 ml (PBK, C, M, Y, GY, R, O, G, V, FP)

Ink Type

Pigment Ink

Printer Language

SG Raster (Swift Graphic Raster)
PDF (Ver. 1.7)
JPEG (Ver. JFIF1.02)

Printing Solutions

Apple AirPrint, Direct Print Plus, Easy-PhotoPrint Editor, Canon PRINT Inkjet/SELPHY, Canon Print Service, Free Layout plus, PosterArtist Lite, Professional Print & Layout, imageRUNNER ADVANCE Direct Enlargement Copy

Management Solutions

Media Configuration Tool, Accounting Manager, Device Management Console, Quick Utility Toolbox

Standard Interfaces (Built-in)

USB A Port:
USB Memory (Direct Print for JPEG/PDF files)

USB B Port (Series B, 4 pins):
Hi-Speed USB
Full Speed (12 Mbit/sec)
High Speed (480 Mbit/sec)
Bulk Transfer

Gigabit Ethernet:
IEEE 802.3 10base-T
IEEE 802.3u 100base-TX/Auto-Negotiation
IEEE 802.3ab 1000base-T/Auto-Negotiation
IEEE 802.3x Full Duplex

Wireless LAN:
WEP (64/128bit)

Standard Memory

3 GB

Hard Disk

500 GB (Encrypted)