Banding Appears on Prints - PRO-1000

Article ID: ART180518 | Date published: 11/10/2021 | Date last updated: 11/10/2021


This article provides information on troubleshooting banded prints on the imagePROGRAF PRO-1000.


If you are experiencing banding (uneven appearance of color) when printing with the imagePROGRAF PRO-1000, enabling Unidirectional Printing may resolve the issue.

Follow the steps below to enable this setting.

 When Unidirectional Printing is enabled, the printing speed will slow down.


  1. Open the printer driver setup window.

  2. In the Main tab, select the Media Type that you want to print on.

  3. Select Advanced Settings....

    Figure: Advanced Settings... outlined in red

  4. In the Paper Detailed Settings dialog box, place a check in the box for Unidirectional Printing, then select OK.

    Figure: Unidirectional Printing outlined in red

  5. Select Apply, then select OK.

  6. Print the desired image.


  1. With an image open that you want to print, open the Print dialog by selecting Print... from the File menu.

  2. Select Quality & Media from the pop-up menu.

    Figure: Quality & Media outlined in red

  3. Select the media type that you want to print on.

  4. Select Advanced Paper Settings from the pop-up menu.

    Figure; Advanced Paper Settings outlined in red

  5. Place a check in the box for Unidirectional Printing.

    Figure: Unidirectional Printing outlined in red

  6. Print the desired image.

If your product issue was not resolved after following the steps above, or if you require additional help, please create or log in to your Canon Account to see your technical support options.

Or if you still need help, visit our Canon Community by clicking the button below to get answers:

Link to Canon Community Forum


Rate this Article
Was this article helpful?
Yes, This document is helpful
No, This document needs a clearer explanation
Please provide your comments