Canon Offers Professional Print and Layout Software

Canon’s new Professional Print and Layout (PPL) software for the imagePROGRAF PRO Series of wide-format inkjet photo printers is designed for professional photo printing. The easy-to-use software enables you to

  • customize photo layout settings and save them for future use;
  • create and save templates;
  • streamline color management; and
  • proof your images and layouts before printing them.

Use it as a standalone RIP (raster-image-processor) or as an export module for Canon Digital Photo Professional software, Adobe Photoshop, or Adobe LIghtroom. The intuitive interface allows for quick and easy navigation of the printer, layout, and color management settings to help improve productivity.

“Listening to the needs of our customers, we launched the Professional Print and Layout solution to bring to market an intuitive workflow that combines the professional capabilities of our PRO Series printers with easy-to-use software capabilities for layout and color settings,” said Shinichi Yoshida, executive vice president and general manager, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “We are excited to launch a software that can help professionals create a highly effective workflow link between their images and the finished printed products.”

Custom Layouts and Templates

If you routinely print wedding or portrait packages on your Canon imagePROGRAF PRO printer, you can create and save custom templates, including the printer and color settings that help you achieve the best results on your choice of art paper, photo paper, canvas, or other photo media.

To reduce the amount of media wasted when you print different sizes of images on a roll of media, the “nesting” capability will automatically lay out your images into templates that minimize the amount of paper that must be trimmed from prints on wide-format roll media.

To more easily create and visualize final print jobs, you can drag and drop images directly into template layouts. Before printing the template layouts, you can preview how the print will look on the type of material that has been loaded onto your printer.

Canon Professional Print & Layout screen grab
Canon Professional Print & Layout software for imagePROGRAF PRO-Series printers

“Canon’s Professional Print & Layout software gives you amazing control for print quality with a host of options for layout, color and tonal excellence that you can store and retrieve quickly and print with confidence,” said Canon Explorer of Light Eddie Tapp, “With this software, the creative process doesn’t stop with the click of the camera. PPL can help add a new dimension to your work as well as your bottom line.”

For more information, view Eddie Tapp’s introductory video on YouTube.

Available as a Free Download

The Professional Print & Layout software is compatible with all models in the Canon imagePROGRAF PRO series of printers and is available as a free download.

For information about the Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-Series printers, download the brochure here. Then, call the wide-format printer experts at Freedom Paper at 866-310-3335 for information on financing options and current promotions and discounts.

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