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Printers

imagePROGRAF iPF9400: a top class 60" printer

imagePROGRAF iPF9400: a top class 60" printer


The imagePROGRAF iPF9400 large format printer uses Canon's LUCIA EX 12-colour pigment ink system and offers a superb combination of exceptional colour accuracy and outstanding productivity. Thanks to a built-in 250GB hard disk it can handle large amounts of data to produce large quality prints and re-prints highly efficiently.

WHO IS IT FOR?

The imagePROGRAF iPF9400 will appeal to professional photographers who are looking for an exceptional large format printer (LFP) that delivers top class print quality, high productivity and excellent reliability. With easy operation, 60-inch wide print capability, and 12 ink tanks for a much increased colour gamut and vivid colours the iPF9400 is a top-of-the-range LFP for a wide variety of photographic, production and proofing purposes.

KEY FEATURES


  • 2,400x1,200dpi printing.
  • 60" 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.

60-INCH WIDE PRINTS

If you need to produce up to B0 prints, the iPF9400 is the perfect choice. With its ability to print on roll paper up to 60-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, whilst A0 draft prints can be produced in just over two 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 (without graininess), 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 CALIBRATION

Achieving accurate print colours can prove difficult, but the iPF9400 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 iPF9400 will adjust the ink output to suit the media being used for that print to ensure optimum ink usage each time.

COMPATIBILITY & VERSATILITY

The iPF9400 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 iPF9400 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 iPF9400’s built-in cost management software makes it easy to track the cost of each print produced and enables users to easily calculate ROI.

EASE OF USE

A large, bright and easy-to-read LCD screen makes the iPF9400 very easy to use. The iPF9400 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.

SOFTWARE OPTIONS

The iPF9400 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 Photoshop offers support for Adobe CMM and proof printing, easy-to-create ‘Gallery Wrap’, colour variation printing for effective colour adjustments and an advanced greyscale setting.

LUCIA EX PIGMENT INKS

The 12 LUCIA EX pigment inks used in the iPF9400 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 iPF9400 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 iPF9400, by allowing larger areas of an image to be produced at any
given time.

TECHNOLOGY
Printer Type 12 Colour - 60"/1524mm
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 2400 x 1200dpi
Nozzle Pitch 1200 dpi x 2
Guaranteed Minimum Line Width N/A
Line Accuracy ±0.1 % or less
Ink Droplet Size 4 Picoliter
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
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)
MEMORY
Buffer RAM 640 Mb
Hard Drive 250 GB
PAPER HANDLING
Media Width Roll paper: 254 - 1524.0 mm
Cut sheet: 203.2 - 1524.0 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", 50", 60"
DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT
Physical Dimensions (W x D x H) 2,299 (W) x 766 (D) x 1144 (H) mm
Weight: approx. 164 kg (including Roll Holder Set and Media Take-up Unit; excluding ink and print heads)
POWER AND OPERATING REQUIREMENTS
Power Supply AC 100-240V (50-60Hz)
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: 52dB or less
Standby: 35dB or less
Accoustic Power: 6.7 Bels
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, Cleaner brush, Pocket, Eject assist bar, Eject assist bar leaflet, 2 x print head, 1 x set of ink tanks - 330ml each, Quick start guide, Reference guide, Manual CD-ROM, User software CD-ROM (including Digital Photo Front Access), Carrying caution leaflet, WEEE and safety standard mark correction sheet
Software Included Canon Printer Driver for Windows and Macintosh, Status Monitor/Print monitor, - Free Layout & iR enlargement Copy, Media Configuration Tool, Print Plug-in for Microsoft® Word/Excel/PowerPoint (PC only), Print Plug-in for Photoshop®, Print Plug-in for Canon Digital Photo Professional
OPTIONS
Optional Items Basket: BU-01,Roll Holder Set: RH2-64 (2-inch core roll holder with 3-inch paper tube attachment and borderless print spacer)
CONSUMABLES
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