Will later be rolled out globally
Canon has announced that it will begin selling the imagePROGRAF W8400 and W6400 in Japan only. Although Canon confirms these products eventually will be rolled out globally, a firm schedule has yet to be decided.
The 44-in. W8400 and the 24-in. W6400 feature a 1-in. wide printhead with 7680 ink nozzles, 4-picoliter droplets, and print speeds up to 2.2 min/page for a 33 x 46-in. page. Canon reports that its new image processor makes brighter photos and sharper P-O-P graphics.
The printers use Canon Pg pigment-based inks and produce images that are light-fast and water resistant with color stability. The W8400 and W6400 also allow the user to interchange photo black and matte black for printing on a wide variety of media (photo black on glossy media for photos and poster; and matte black on matte media for art and newspaper proofs).
In addition, the printer provides improved usability with its output plug-in for Photoshop. The printers also come with Canon's new PosterArtist 3 (Windows-compatible) for easy poster creation. (Canon: www.canon.co.jp)