Canon completes upgrade of 8-colour imagePROGRAF printers with two new models for graphic arts market

LONDON, 9 September 2013 – Canon Europe, a world leader in imaging solutions, has announced that two new models are set to join its 8-colour imagePROGRAF range to complete the company’s upgrade of this wide format line-up for the graphic arts market.
  • Two new models joining 8-colour imagePROGRAF range – iPF6400S and iPF8400S – to replace iPF6300S and iPF8300S respectively
  • Optional spectrophotometer for imagePROGRAF iPF6400S along with a host of additional features
  • New models designed specifically for the graphic arts markets including production, proofing, Print-for-Pay, posters, point of sale, exhibition, photographic and design
  •  All 8-colour models in Canon’s imagePROGRAF range now feature high capacity ‘Hot Swap’ ink tanks to allow for uninterrupted printing

The new imagePROGRAF iPF6400S and iPF8400S – which replace the iPF6300S and iPF8300S respectively – are designed to support high-volume production and both now feature the same ‘Hot Swap’ ink capabilities and new colour density sensor found in the iPF9400S (launched in September 2012).

Together, these features ensure customers in production, proofing, photographic and design industries receive superior image quality and uninterrupted printing across the full range of 24 – 60” 8-colour models.

The imagePROGRAF iPF6400S features an optional spectrophotometer to support high-precision colour management, along with Colour Calibration Management Console (CCMC) software, which is now supported on all models in the range. Combined with ‘Calibration Link’ technology, users can manage colour consistency across multiple 8-colour units – significantly simplifying administration. Additionally, in conjunction with a major third party RIP solution, users can conduct colour verification and create colour profiles automatically by using this optional spectrophotometer.

The iPF6400S also features a larger optional 300ml ink tank (in addition to the standard 130ml) and is the final model in the 8-colour range to benefit from a sub-ink tank which allows for non-stop printing – or ‘Hot Swap’ – during ink tank replacement.Additional features, including automatic nozzle compensation, email error reports and consumable replacement notifications make this printer ideal for production environments by supporting continued productivity where it counts most.

Thanks to a larger hard disk of 250GB (increased from 160GB on predecessor models) on both the iPF6400S and iPF8400S, users are able to store a greater number of files and re-print them easily without resending from a PC.

As well as added value software including a Photoshop Plug-in (professional photo printing software) and PosterArtist Lite (easy to create poster software) – which are supplied as standard – all 8-colour imagePROGRAF models now feature Direct Print & Share software which streamlines print workflows by simplifying the printing process and offering cloud-based sharing.

Direct Print & Share affords the convenience of printing files directly without starting an application or accessing the printer driver. It enhances productivity through co-ordinated processing of multiple files and enables batch printing of JPEG, TIFF and PDF files.

“The upgrades to the iPF6400S and iPF8400S are designed to enhance image quality, productivity and usability,” said Yuichi Miyano, Director of Large Format Solutions, Canon Europe. “We are continually listening to what customers need, and expect, from their printers and these latest updates reflect this feedback and are, as always, enabling us to offer even stronger and more versatile products.”