imagePROGRAF iPF8400: a superb, highly efficient 44" printer
The imagePROGRAF iPF8400 large format printer delivers a marvellous combination of outstanding colour accuracy and productivity, using Canon's LUCIA EX 12-colour pigment ink system. It offers exceptional versatility and, thanks to a built-in 250GB hard drive, can produce top quality photographs and fine art prints highly efficiently.
WHO IS IT FOR?
The imagePROGRAF iPF8400 will appeal to professional photographers who are looking for a large format printer (LFP) that delivers productive speeds, superb print quality and excellent reliability. With easy operation, 44-inch wide print capability, and 12 ink tanks for a much increased colour gamut and vivid colours the iPF8400 is a highly attractive LFP for a wide variety of photographic, production and proofing purposes.
- 2,400x1,200dpi printing.
- 44" wide high quality print production.
- LUCIA EX 12-colour pigment ink system.
- High productivity ‘hot swap’ ink tanks.
- Built-in 250GB hard disk.
- Superb image quality and print precision.
- Built-in colour sensor for consistent, accurate colour reproduction.
- Photoshop plug-in.
44-INCH WIDE PRINTS
If you need to produce up to B0 prints, the iPF8400 is the perfect choice. With its ability to print on roll paper up to 44 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. A0 gloss prints are produced in approximately six minutes.
12 INK TANKS WITH ‘HOT SWAP’ OPTIONS
Canon’s innovative LUCIA EX 12-colour pigment inkjet system offers a much greater colour gamut than is possible with fewer ink colours – the addition of primary red, green and blue ink tanks makes reproducing these difficult colours much easier. 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. The LUCIA EX inkjet system also delivers smooth graduations, less bronzing and highly scratch-resistant prints.
You can also choose to ‘hot swap’ between either 330ml or 700ml ink tanks, which are changeable during production, in order to maximise productivity.
WIDE RANGE OF MEDIA OPTIONS
The media feed options provide a large range of print media width possibilities, from 0.07mm up to 0.8mm 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 iPF8400 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 iPF8400 will adjust the ink output to suit the media being used for that print to ensure optimum ink usage each time.
COMPATIBILITY & VERSATILITY
The iPF8400 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
BUILT-IN 250GB HARD DISK FOR HIGH EFFICIENCY
The iPF8400 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.
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 iPF8400’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 iPF8400 very easy to use. The iPF8400 is suitable for use in small or large photo studios and features both USB and Ethernet connections to enable it to be set as a network printer if required.
The iPF8400 comes with additional software, including plug-ins for Photoshop and Digital Photo Professional, to enhance the connectivity and capability of your large format print environment.
The enhanced Print Plug-in for Adobe Photoshop offers support for Adobe CMM and proof printing, including a new Adjustment Pattern Setting, colour variation printing for effective colour adjustments and advanced greyscale settings which allows for multiples of an image to be printed at once with different colour or greyscale values. Gallery wraps for canvas prints can now be created using the new Gallery Wrap Feature.
LUCIA EX PIGMENT INKS
The LUCIA EX pigment inks used in the iPF8400 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 iPF8400 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 iPF8400, by allowing larger areas of an image to be produced at any
|Printer Type||12 Colour - 44"/1117.6mm|
|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|
|Guaranteed Minimum Line Width||N/A|
|Line Accuracy||±0.1 % or less|
|Ink Droplet Size||4 Picoliter per colour|
|Ink Capacity||Bundled Starter Ink: 330ml
Sales Ink: 330ml or 700ml
|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 (A0 Roll, Plain Paper)||2.0min (Fast Mode)
3.7min (Standard Mode)
|Printing Speed (A0 Roll, Coated Paper)||3.7min (Standard Mode)
7.3min (High Quality Mode)
|Printing Speed (A0 Roll, Photo Paper)||6.0min (Standard Mode)
9.2min (High Quality Mode)
|Buffer RAM||384 MB|
|Hard Drive||250 GB|
|Media Width||Roll paper: 254 - 1,117.6 mm, Cut sheet: 203.2 - 1,117.6 mm|
|Media Thickness||Roll Paper: 0.07 - 0.8mm
Cut Sheet: 0.07 - 0.8mm
|Minimum Printable Length||203.2mm|
|Maximum Printable Length||Roll Paper: 18 m (Varies according to the OS and application),
Cut Sheet: 1.6 m
|Maximum Media Roll Diameter||150.0 mm|
|Paper Feed Method||Roll Paper: One Roll (front-loading [front operation possible], front output),
Cut Sheet: 1 sheet Front loading and front output
|Media Feed Capacity||Manual Feed: 1 Sheet, Roll Feed: 1 Roll|
|Borderless Printing Width (Roll Only)||515 mm (JIS B2), 1,030 mm (JIS B0), 594 mm (ISO A1), 841 mm (ISO A0), 10", 14", 17", 24", 36", 42", 44"|
|DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT|
|Physical Dimensions (W x D x H)||1,893 (W) x 975 (D) x 1,144 (H) mm
Weight: approx. 143 kg (including Roll Holder Set; excluding ink and print heads)
|POWER AND OPERATING REQUIREMENTS|
|Power Supply||AC 100 - 240 V （50 - 60 Hz）|
|Power Consumption||Operation: 190W 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. 50dB or Less
Standby: 35dB or Less
Operation: 6.8 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 in the Box?||Hex wrench screwdriver, Eject assist bar, 2 x print heads, 1 x set of starter ink tanks - 330ml each, EU/UK Power Cord, Set up guide, Basic guide, EU Instruction Leaflet (chemicals), User manual CD-ROM, User software CD-ROM (Mac & Win), Carrying caution leaflet, Safety/Standard Environment leaflet, Media sample - sheets, How to fit a stay for rolling prevention leaflet, Printer Stand set-up guide, Ink tank installation attention manual, Driver setting guide, EU instruction leaflet (Chemicals)|
|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|
|Optional Items||Media Take Up Unit: TU-06
RH2-44 (2-inch core roll holder with 3-inch paper tube attachment)
|User Replaceable Items||Ink Tank: 330ml: PFI-306: BK, MBK, C, M, Y, PC, PM, GY, PGY, R, G, B,
700ml: PFI-706: BK, MBK, C, M, Y, PC, PM, GY, PGY, R, G, B,
Print Head: PF-05, Cutter Blade: CT-06, Maintenance Cartridge: MC-08