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


Printer Type 12 Colour 609.6mm (24.0in)
Number of Nozzles
18 432 nozzles (1 536 nozzles x 12 colours)
Maximum Print Resolution
2 400 x 1 200dpi
Nozzle Pitch
600dpi x 2
Line Accuracy
±0.1 % or less
User calibration is required.
Printing environment and media must match those used for calibration.
Required Paper: Plain paper, CAD tracing paper, coated paper, CAD translucent matte film only.
Minimum Ink Droplet Size
Ink Capacity
Sales Ink: 160ml / 700ml
Bundled Starter Ink: 160ml
Ink Type
Pigment Ink: Photo Black, Matte Black, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Photo Cyan, Photo Magenta, Grey, Photo Grey, Red, Blue, Chroma Optimizer
Printer Language SG Raster (Swift Graphic Raster)
PDF (Version 1.7)
JPEG (Version JFIF 1.02)
Standard Interfaces (Built-in)
USB A Port: USB Memory (Direct Print)

USB B Port: Built-in Hi-Speed, Full Speed (12Mbps), High Speed (480Mbps), Bulk Transfer, Series B (4 pins)

GB Ethernet:
IEEE 802.3 10 base-T
IEEE 802.3u 100 base-TX/Auto Negotiation
IEEE 802.3ab 1000 base-T/Auto Negotiation
IEEE 802.3x Full Duplex
TCP/IP (IPv4/ IPv6)

Wireless LAN:
WEP (64/128bit)

Standard Memory: 3GB
Hard Disk
500GB (Encrypted HDD)

Printing Speed

Plain Paper (A1)
58s (Level 5)
1min 38s  (Standard)
3min 11s (High)
Heavyweight Coated Paper HG (A1)
1min 38s (Standard)
3min 11s(High)
4min 44s (Highest)
Glossy Photo Paper HG 170 (A1)
3min 11s (Standard)
5min 02s (High)
8min 21s (Highest)

Media Handling

Media Feed and Output  (Single Roll)
Roll Paper: Front Load, Front Output
Added Roll Paper: Front Load, Front Output (Optional)Cut Sheet Paper: Front Load, Front Output
(Manual Feed using Media Locking Lever)
Media Width (Roll / Cut Sheet) 152.4 ~ 610.0mm
Media Thickness (Roll / Cut Sheet)
0.07 ~ 0.80mm
Minimum Printable Length
Roll Paper:
101.6mm (exclude Cloth and Canvas media)
200.0mm (Cloth and Canvas media)Cut Sheet: 203.2mm
Maximum Printable Length Roll Paper: 18.0m
(varies according to the OS and application)Cut Sheet Paper: 2 133.6mm (with stand)
Maximum Media Roll Outer Diameter
170mm or less
Borderless Printing Width (Roll Only)
Recommended: 515.0mm(JIS B2), 594.0mm(ISO A1), 254.0mm (10.0in), 355.6mm (14.0in), 431.8mm (17.0in), 609.6mm (24.0in)

Printable: 257.0mm(JIS B4), 297.0mm(ISO A3), 329.0mm(ISO A3+), 420.0mm(ISO A2), 152.4mm (6.0in), 203.2mm (8.0in), 304.8mm (12.0in), 406.4mm (16.0in), 508.0mm (20.0in), 558.8mm (22.0in), 300.0mm, 500.0mm, 600.0mm and custom roll width (154.2-610.0mm)

Dimensions & Weight

Physical Dimensions (W x D x H) & Weight (kg)
(include roll holder set, exclude ink and print head)
Main Unit + Stand + Basket:
1 110 × 984 × 1 168mm (Basket Open)
1 110 × 766 × 1 168mm (Basket Closed)
102kgMain Unit + Roll Unit + Stand + Basket:
1 110 × 984 × 1 168mm (Basket Open)
1 110 × 766 × 1 168mm (Basket Closed)
Packaged Dimensions (W x D x H) & Weight (kg)
Main unit + pallet:
1 324 x 902 x 1 042mm
1 111 x 797 x 223mm

Roll Unit:
1 244 x 562 x 461mm

Power & Operating Requirements

Power Supply
AC 100 – 240V, 50 – 60Hz
Power Consumption
Printing: 93.0W or less
Sleep Mode: 2.0W or less
Power OFF: 0.3W or less
Operating Environment
Temperature: 15℃ ~ 30℃
Humidity: 10% ~ 80% RH (no dew condensation)
Acoustic Sound
[Acoustic Pressure]
Operation: Approx. 46dB
(Glossy Paper – Image; Print Priority – Standard)Standby: Approx. 35dB or less

[Acoustic Power]
Standard Print Operation: 64dB or less
(Glossy Paper – Image; Print Priority – Standard)
(Measured using ISO 7779 standard)


Required  Printer Stand: SD-21
Optional Roll Unit: RU-23
50.8mm (2.0in)/76.2mm (3.0in) Roll Holder: RH2-29