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Printers

imagePROGRAF iPF6450: a highly versatile and efficient large format printer

imagePROGRAF iPF6450: a highly versatile and efficient large format printer


The Canon imagePROGRAF iPF6450 large format printer utilises Canon's LUCIA EX 12-colour pigment ink system and delivers a potent combination of outstanding colour accuracy, rich colours, high productivity and exceptional versatility for producing superb quality photographs and fine art prints.

WHO IS IT FOR?

The imagePROGRAF iPF6450 will appeal to professional photographers, and the graphic arts market, who are looking for a large format printer (LFP) that delivers productive print speeds, superb print quality, excellent reliability and versatility with an internal 250GB hard disk. With easy operation, 24-inch wide print capability, and 12 ink tanks for a much increased colour gamut and vivid colours the iPF6450 is a highly attractive LFP for a wide variety of photographic, fine art and proofing applications.

KEY FEATURES


  • 2,400x1,200dpi printing.
  • 24" wide print production.
  • A1 gloss prints in 3.7 minutes.
  • 12 single LUCIA EX pigment inks with high longevity.
  • High productivity ‘hot swap’ ink tanks.
  • Optional Spectrophotometer unit and Calibration Link.
  • Superb image quality and print precision.
  • Photoshop plug-in.

24-INCH WIDE PRINTS

If you need to produce prints up to A1-size, the iPF6450 is the perfect choice. With its ability to print on roll paper up to 24 inches wide, and to produce borderless prints to the full width of the roll paper, you can really make your images and posters stand out.

12 LUCIA EX INK TANKS WITH ‘HOT SWAP’ OPTIONS

LUCIA EX, Canon’s innovative 12-colour pigment inkjet system with image processing technology, delivers a wide colour gamut, smooth graduations, less bronzing and highly scratch-resistant prints. Users can rely on it for enhanced black reproduction and graduation expression in dark areas, resulting in the exceptional print quality required for photo print applications.

The increased number of colours also makes sure that your ink tanks last longer because there is less colour mixing required to achieve certain colours and tones, so your ink is not wasted and your running costs are reduced.

You can also choose to ‘hot swap’ between either 130ml or 300ml ink tanks, which can be replaced without interrupting printing, for maximum productivity.

WIDE RANGE OF MEDIA OPTIONS

The media feed options provide a large range of print media width possibilities, from 0.07mm up to 1.5mm thick substrates. The creativity of paper choice is therefore not limited allowing you to select the most appropriate media to show off your images, from high gloss to backlit film, fine art rag and canvas.

BUILT-IN COLOUR CALIBRATION

Achieving accurate print colours can prove difficult, but the iPF6450 has a built-in colour calibration system to achieve excellent, accurate and consistent results from the first print to the last, thus avoiding the trial-and-error process of colour matching. Once calibrated, the iPF6450 will adjust the ink output to suit the media being used for that print to ensure optimum ink usage each time.

COMPATIBILITY & VERSATILITY

The iPF6450 provides excellent compatibility with ICC profile-based colour management systems (CMS). It is also designed to work seamlessly with many third party RIP vendors, supporting production, photography and proofing applications. For maximum versatility, a wide variety of media types are
also supported.

BUILT-IN 250GB HARD DISK FOR HIGH EFFICIENCY

The iPF6450 has a built-in 250GB hard disk, which enables highly efficient printing, making it easier to re-print jobs and handle large amounts of data effortlessly.

OPTIONAL SPECTROPHOTOMETER

Users can fit an optional spectrophotometer to the iPF6450. This provides stable and consistent colour and is the only one with a switchable UV filter. Users get a greater choice of media with a consistent workflow. They can control an iPF6450 with a spectrophotometer in one location, and Canon 12-colour large format printers elsewhere, to optimise output with the Calibration Link feature.

EFFECTIVE COST MANAGEMENT

One of the advantages of bringing your printing in-house is the ability to reduce print costs by avoiding the use of expensive third party companies. The iPF6450’s built-in cost management software makes it easy to track the cost of each print produced and enables ROI calculations to be easily made.

EASE OF USE

A large, bright and easy-to-read LCD screen makes the iPF6450 very easy to use. It’s suitable for use in small or large photo studios, or in a home office, and the iPF6450 features both USB and Ethernet connections to enable it to be set as a network printer if required.

SOFTWARE OPTIONS

The iPF6450 comes with additional software to enhance the connectivity and capability of your large format print environment. This includes a plug-in for Photoshop and Digital Photo Professional, as well as Digital Photo Front Access, that's ideal for viewing your images and assigning to an application.

LUCIA EX PIGMENT INKS

The LUCIA EX pigment inks used in the iPF6450 provide an incredibly large colour spectrum. In addition to the standard CMY ink colours, the LUCIA EX ink sets include complimentary RGB colours as well as two shades of grey ink and two different black inks – one for glossy paper printing and one for matte paper printing. The use of these 12 ink tanks enables a much increased colour gamut and provides the ability to achieve vivid colours on a wide variety of media from glossy paper to canvas.

This ink technology is linked to image processing systems to deliver smoother gradations, reduced bronzing and highly durable prints. The two grey ink tanks and two black ink tanks ensure that monochrome images are produce with exceptional detail and tonal range from shadows through to highlights on glossy and matte media alike.

TWO 1-INCH PRINT HEADS

Using two 1-inch wide print heads, the iPF6450 can eject ink from 30,720 nozzles at a time. Each ink droplet is formed of four picolitres of ink to produce very fine dots on the print media, resulting in increase print resolution and smoother colour gradation. The large print heads contribute to the rapid print speeds achieved by the iPF6450, by allowing larger areas of an image to be produced at any
given time.

TECHNOLOGY
Printer Type 12 Colour - 24"/609.6mm
Print Technology Canon Inkjet on Demand 6 colours integrated type (6 chips per print head x 2 print heads)
Number of Nozzles Total: 30,720 - BK, MBK, C, M, Y, PC, PM, GY, PGY, R, G, B: 2,560 nozzles for each colour x 6 colours x 2 print heads
Print Resolution 2,400 x 1,200 dpi
Nozzle Pitch 1,200 x 2 includes Non-firing nozzle detection and compensation system
Line Accuracy ±0.1 % or less
Ink Droplet Size 4 Picoliter per colour
Ink Capacity Bundled Starter Ink: 90ml
Sales Ink: 130ml and 300ml
Ink Type LUCIA EX 12 Colour Pigment Ink:
BK, MBK, C, M, Y, PC, PM, GY, PGY, R, G, B
OS Compatability Windows XP/Server 2003/Server 2008/Vista/7 (32/64bit),
Macintosh OSX 10.5.8-10.7.x
Printer Languages GARO (Graphic Arts language with Raster Operations)
Standard Interfaces USB 2.0 High-Speed
Ethernet 10/100/1000 Base-T/TX
PRINTING SPEED
Printing Speed (A1 Roll, Plain Paper) 1.2min (Fast Mode)
2.1min (Standard Mode)
Printing Speed (A1 Roll, Coated Paper) 2.2min (Standard Mode)
4.0min (High Quality Mode)
Printing Speed (A1 Roll, Photo Paper) 3.7min (Standard Mode)
5.0min (High Quality Mode)
MEMORY
Buffer RAM 384 MB
Hard Drive 250 GB
PAPER HANDLING
Media Width Roll paper and Manual Feed from top: 203.2 mm (8") - 610 mm (24"),
Manaul Feed from Front: 250 - 610 mm / POP board use only: A2, A1
Media Thickness Roll paper: 0.07 - 0.8mm, Cut sheet: Manual feed from top: 0.07 - 0.8mm,
Manual feed from front: 0.5 - 1.5 mm
Minimum Printable Length Roll Paper: 203.2mm, Manual Feed from Top: 279.4mm, Manual Feed Front: 350mm
Maximum Printable Length 10" (254 mm), B4 (257 mm), 14" (356 mm), 16" (407 mm), A2 (420 mm), A2+/17" (432 mm), B2 (515 mm), A1 (594 mm), 24" (610 mm)
Maximum Media Roll Diameter 150.0 mm
Paper Feed Method Roll Paper: One Roll (top-loading [front operation possible], front output),
Cut Sheet: 1 sheet Front loading and front output, top loading and front output
Media Feed Capacity Manual Feed: 1 Sheet, Roll Feed: 1 Roll
Borderless Printing Width (Roll Only) 10" (254 mm), B4 (257 mm), 14" (356 mm), 16" (407 mm), A2 (420 mm), A2+/17" (432 mm), B2 (515 mm), A1 (594 mm), 24" (610 mm)
DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT
Physical Dimensions (W x D x H) Main unit with Auto Roll Feed Unit (standard) - 1,227 (W) x 702 (D) x 344 (H) mm; Weight: approx. 54kg (excluding consumables and printer Stand).
Main unit with a basket open and a printer stand - 1,227 (W) x 870 (D) x 1,001 (H) mm; Weight: approx. 70kg (excluding consumables)
Basket close: 1,227 (W) x 751 (D) x 1,001 (H) mm
Main unit with a basket open, printer stand and Spectrophotometer - 1,227 (W) x 970 (D) x 1,001 (H) mm; Weight: approx. 91kg (excluding consumables) Basket close: 1,227 (W) x 875 (D) x 1,001 (H) mm
POWER AND OPERATING REQUIREMENTS
Power Supply AC 100 - 240 V (50 - 60 Hz)
Power Consumption Operation: 100W or less
Power off (standby): 0.5 W or less (In compliance with ErP Directive Lot.6)
Power consumption of sleep mode: 6W or less
Time to enter sleep mode: approx. 5 min
Operating Environment 15 - 30°C, 10 - 80 % (Condensation free)
Noise Level (Approx.) Operation: approx. 47dB
Standby: 35dB
Operation: 6.4 Bels or less Based on ISO 7779
Regulations Europe: CE mark (EN60950, EN55022 classB, EN61000-3-2, EN-61000-3-3, EN55024), Germany: TUV, Russia: Gost-R, Other Countries: CB Certification
Enviroment Certificates International Energy Star Program (WW), IT ECO Declaration (Europe), WEEE (Europe/India), RoHS directive, ErP directive, REACH, EPEAT
WHAT'S INCLUDED
What's in the Box? Hex wrench screwdriver, 2 x print heads, 1 x set of starter ink tanks - 90ml each, EU/UK Power Cord, 3 inch core adapters, Spacer for borderless printing, Set up guide, Basic guide, User manual CD-ROM, User software CD-ROM (Mac & Win), Carrying caution leaflet, Safety/Standard Environment leaflet, Media sample - sheets, PosterArtist Lite leaflet, PosterArtist Lite software CD-ROM, Driver setting guide
Software Included Canon Printer Driver for Windows and Macintosh, Status Monitor/Print monitor, - Free Layout & iR enlargement Copy, Media Configuration Tool, PosterArtist Lite (PC only), Print Plug-in for Microsoft® Word/Excel/PowerPoint (PC only), Print Plug-in for Photoshop®, Canon Calibration Management Console, Print Plug-in for Canon Digital Photo Professional
OPTIONS
Optional Items Printer Stand ST-28, Roll Holder Set: RH2-25 (2-inch core roll holder with 3-inch paper tube attachment and borderless print spacer), Spectrophotometer: SU-21
CONSUMABLES
User Replaceable Items Ink Tank: 130ml - PFI-106: BK, MBK, C, M, Y, PC, PM, GY, PGY, R, G, B, 300ml - PFI-206: BK, MBK, C, M, Y, PC, PM, GY, PGY, R, G, B
Print Head: PF-05
Maintenance Cartridge: MC-16