If you are an artist/creative in the retail, advertising and publishing house, Canon’s recent announcement on new imagePROGRAF PRO Series large format printers for graphic arts market would definitely be of interest to you. Canon recently announced the launch of three new imagePROGRAF GP Series (GP-526S/546S/566S) using new LUCIA PRO II (1) pigment ink to deliver good print quality for bright, eye-catching posters such as product advertisements. 

“Our latest imagePROGRAF GP Series ushers in a new era for in-house advertising, enabling businesses to create vibrant, eye-catching materials with ease. Featuring advanced 7-colour technology and exceptional speed, these printers offer unmatched print quality and efficiency, transforming creative visions into impactful posters effortlessly. Suitable for industries such as retail, F&B, and hotel sectors, these new printers stand as a testament to Canon’s commitment to continuously meet business needs with new innovation.” Said Vincent Low, Head of Enterprise Business, Canon Singapore.

New imagePROGRAF PRO Series Large Format Printers for Graphic Arts Market

Vivid and Smooth Gradation Print in High Speed

With LUCIA PRO II 7-colour pigment inks which include orange and grey inks, vibrant prints with smooth gradation can be achieved when it comes to fine texture and high quality posters for different market segments such as in-house advertising offices and print shops. Designed with fast speed, the GP series deliver good quality prints within a shorter time. With high colour reproducibility, the new GP series has achieved 96% coverage (2) in PANTONETM FORMULA GUIDE Solid Coated color book, and supports printing of product advertisements including corporate colors.

Prints on glossy or semi-glossy paper have excellent scratch resistance, which makes post-production handling such as carrying, displaying and packing easier.

New Design Simplify Users’ Daily Operation

With new translucent exteriors installed for roll paper covers and ink tank covers, users will be able to  check on consumables. New interior lighting enables users to view the output while printing. Moreover, paper type with remaining roll paper estimation and ink levels are visible at one glance from the wide printer panel.

With the newly developed ink sensing system, ink ejection condition is periodically monitored to optimise ink landing position to maintain high image quality and  prevents image degradation due to colour shift.

In addition, the “Smart Roll Paper Set” function is available, which automatically detects the paper source, paper type and estimates the remaining amount of paper. It completes the roll paper set in a shorter time by speeding up the paper feed process. This reduces the hassle of manual coordination for  printer maintenance and operations, making it easy to ensure stable operation.

Environmentally Friendly Product Packaging

To reduce environmental impact, the new GP series large format inkjet printers come in cardboard packaging instead of Styrofoam. The use of polystyrene foam packing materials has been reduced by 89.5% in “GP-546S”. Corrugated cardboard packaging can be folded to be more compact, reducing the amount of waste generated during installation and the load for disposal.

Pricing and Availability

The latest imagePROGRAF PRO Series (GP-526S/546S/566S) Large Format Printers for Graphic Arts Market are now available at authorised Canon dealers.


  1. Newly developed pigment inks are 5 out of the 7 inks installed. Only matte black and orange use same ink as imagePROGRAF GP-540/520.
  2. When using Canon Premium Semi-glossy Paper 2 280 with imagePROGRAF printer driver at [High] for Print Quality and [Off] for Color Correction.

* Information and picture courtesy of Canon Singapore and Gloo *

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