44-inch imageProGraf iPF8300S and 24-inch imageProGraf iPF6300S.
Canon USA has introduced two new printers: the 44-in. imageProGraf iPF8300S and 24-in. imageProGraf iPF6300S.
Aimed at the graphics arts, photo and production markets, both of the 8-color printers (CMYK + photo cyan, photo magenta, matte black, and gray) feature: Canon’s Lucia EX pigment inkset, for greater shadow details, deeper black density, and overall scratch resistance (330-ml/color standard/700-ml optional on the iPF8300S, 130-ml on the iPF6300S); high-density PF-05 printheads, featuring 2560 nozzles and FINE technology; and a built-in color-calibration function, which compensates for color variations caused by factors such as age and environmental affects, enabling consistent color across multiple printers or when producing multiple copies.
The new printers feature various print modes, including Fast and Economy modes. The iPF8300S can produce a B0-sized (39.37 x 55.67-in.) print in approximately 80 seconds, Canon reports, while the iPF6300S can deliver an A1-sized (23.39 x 33.11-in.) print in approximately 35 seconds. Both models have a hard-drive capacity of 160 GB. Top resolution is 2400 x 1200 dpi.
Plug-ins for Adobe Photoshop, Canon Digital Photo Professional (allowing for direct printing of high-quality raw images), and Microsoft Office are included, as are Canon’s Accounting Manager and PosterArtist Lite software (PosterArtist standard is optional). The company reports that RIPs from a variety of developers are supported, including CGS, EFI, GMG, Onyx, SAi, and Wasatch.
MSRP: $2995 for the iPF6300S; $4995 for the iPF8300S. Both models are expected to begin shipping in April.