imagePROGRAF PRO-521

Colours That Know No Boundaries

The 609.6mm (24.0in) PRO-521 captures the imagination of every professional photographers with its finesse in vivid colours reproduction and stunning print quality.

  • 12 colour LUCIA PRO pigment ink
  • 609.6mm (24.0in)
  • 500GB Encrypted Hard Disk Drive
  • Impressive media handling system
  • 1 Roll with optional second roll
  • Perfect for high quality fine art and photography prints
  • Robust security, extensive suite of software and solutions


Advanced Automatic Media Handling

Ease operation workflow and free up operators’ physical time spent on print preparation through intelligent automatic media feeding, impressive automatic media detection and automatic remaining roll amount estimation shown on the operation panel. Simply place the media roll at the printer and the operators are free to roam.

LUCIA PRO Pigment Ink & Chroma Optimizer

Developed for the imagePROGRAF PRO Series with a wide colour gamut, the LUCIA PRO pigment ink delivers excellent colour expression, superior dark area reproduction, low graininess and good gloss characteristics. The 12 colour PRO Series printers use transparent Chroma Optimizer ink to produce three-dimensional like output on gloss media.

Robust Security and Extensive Software

The new imagePROGRAF PRO series provides end-to-end data theft prevention the moment print job is sent from host PC to the printer. This is made possible with its robust security. Coupled with an extensive suite of software designed to bring out the full potential in the printer that comes standard, the PRO series is equipped with everything needed to print posters, graphics, signages, high quality photo prints easily.

LUCIA PRO pigment ink microencapsulates the colour materials to exhibit high ink colour performance with wide colour gamut. Prints are delivered with vibrant colours, excellent colour expression, superior dark area reproduction, low graininess and good gloss characteristic providing true-to-life prints.
FINE Print head
The new PRO-series large format printers are equipped with a single 32.51mm (1.28in)wide, 12 colour integrated compact Fullphotolithography Inkjet Nozzle Engineering (FINE) printhead. 12-colour pigment inks are ejected from a total of 18 432 nozzles that print with microscopic droplets of minimum 4 Picoliter and high resolution reproduction of up to 2 400 x 1 200dpi, enabling fast printing while maintaining high quality prints.
L-COA PRO Image Processing Engine 
Powered by the L-COA PRO high-speed image processing engine, the PRO-521 improves and maximises users' productivity with the ability to process high resolution, high volume data at high speed.
Crystal Fidelity
Realise how Crystal Fidelity, a Canon-to-Canon workflow solution, enables images captured with EOS Digital Camera two-dimensional expression printouts to look like three-dimensional images without any limitations. The result is a solution that delivers prints of EOS Digital Camera with full structure, clarity and textures.
High-Precision Mechanical Platform
The PRO-series uses a printer mechanical platform with a highly precise and rigid printer frame capable in suppressing oscillation and shaking during print head scanning. Together with high-precision ink placement with little intercolour discrepancy, these greatly influences the ink ejection accuracy for high quality print reproductions.
Non-Firing Detection and Compensation System
Equipped with in-built sensor, the non-firing detection and compensation system precisely checks the ink ejection from print head nozzles, eliminating use of clogged nozzles by compensating ink ejection using another nozzle. Misprints caused by nozzle clogging are significantly reduced, maintaining high quality of prints.
  • Professional Print and Layout - Realise high print quality through enhanced printing workflow with the introduction of Professional Print & Layout . This software offers versatility with features such as auto nesting of images, printing of Exif data and print settings, pattern printing, enhanced layout functions and soft proofing.
  • Direct Print & Share - A powerful job submission tool that enables batch printing of multiple file types for efficient print workflow. Shortcut printing function allows pre-registered print setting for simple drag-and-drop operation that greatly enhances usability and producitivity.
  • Free Layout Plus - Create posters, internal bulletins with simple operations from works created using Microsoft Office, PosterArtist and other applications. The four layout functions including tiling, standard-size layout, free layout and folded duplex support make posters productions simple and efficient.
  • Accounting Manager - This software realizes efficient cost management of printers. Accounting Manager collects printer job logs and calculates the printing costs with ink/media usage for each print job or for a certain period. 
  • PosterArtist Lite - Create professional-looking posters inhouse easily with a wide variety of templates, stock photos and clip art for various business types and themes that suit a range of objectives and applications, multilingual and tiling now inclusive!
  • Media Configuration Tool - Manage, update and arrange media information in the operation panel and printer driver to provide optimum printing environments to suit printing objectives and applications for high quality output.
  • Apple AirPrint - Print PDF files wirelessly via mobile app for Apple iPad® and iPhone®
  • Canon Print Service - Print PDF files wirelessly via mobile app for Android tablet and smartphone
  • Easy Photoprint Editor - User friendly software  that allows you to edit, trim and rotate your images into unique layouts and designs, including posters, calendars, collages and more - both Windows® and Mac® compatible and mobile-friendly!
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Printer Stand - SD-21 (Mandatory)
Roll Unit - RU-23 (Optional)
50.8mm (2.0in)/76.2mm (3.0in)- RH2-29 (Optional)
Cutter Blade - Cutter Blade CT-07

Media Handling

High Quality

Borderless Printing

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