Market and Applications and who uses this type of large format printer?
The Canon imagePROGRAF iPF9400S 60” 8-colour large format printer with Hot Swap ink tanks and a 250GB HDD is designed for the Production, Posters, and Display Graphics Applications. The iPF9400S delivers maximum productivity and large, high quality images.
The imagePROGRAF iPF9400S puts the power of Canon’s world-renowned photography, ink-jet printing and colour imaging technologies into the hands of photographers, graphic artists and general print service providers. The iPF9400S’s improved internal technology means 1.5 times faster printing than the previous iPF9000S and overall image quality is improved by using LUCIA EX inks which provide approximately 20% wider colour gamut, making it ideal for poster production.
Design Supply, an Accredited Canon Large Format Solutions Partner, works closely with Canon to provide the best solutions available to get the job done for your business and maximise your opportunities. With more than 25 years of experience in the large format printer market, Design Supply offers expertise and knowledge in tailoring the exact solution for your specific application.
Key features of the Canon imagePROGRAF iPF9400S
The iPF9400S 60” large format printer with Canon’s unique 8-colour pigment ink system and improved imaging processing technology, delivering high-speed, economical printing, with a broad colour gamut, smoother colour gradation, sharper blacks, deeper dark tones and improved scratch resistance. Fine details are produced with higher print registration accuracy. Canon offers the same ink across all 8-colour print width platforms, ensuring the same quality and depth of colour can be consistently managed across multiple 8-colour printers.
Producing 2400 x 1200 dpi resolution the imagePROGRAF iPF9400S prints A0 gloss in 3.2 minutes (Fast mode) and A0 plain paper in 1 minute (Fast Economy mode). Productivity is improved through a new mirrored nozzle layout and the option to print in Fast mode, which enables the print speed to be as much as doubled, while still maintaining a level of print quality that rivals that in standard mode. When turn around is time critical, for posters and point-of-sale (POS) items, this feature is a major advantage. The iPF9400S also features Proof, Image and Economy modes, enabling the user to decide what level of image quality is needed when printing. Proof mode produces sharper text and lines, making it ideal for high precision proof printing, while Image mode enables high-precision printing of text and lines without a reduction in speed, making it a good choice when placement accuracy is less important than speed. Economy mode reduces ink consumption by almost 50%, making it convenient for producing posters for internal use or checking layouts during test printing.
The Canon imagePROGRAF iPF9400S incorporates a number of new productivity tools including Hot Swap ink tanks which enable uninterrupted printing for greater productivity and reduced downtime. Available in both 330ml and 700ml sizes, Hot Swap ink tanks feature a sub-ink tank which allows for non-stop printing, even during ink tank replacement. An automated email alert lets you know when it’s time to change ink tanks, replace media or notifies you when a job has finished, making this printer ideal for the production environments by supporting continued productivity where it counts most.
The iPF9400S features a built-in 250GB hard disk for more efficient printing of complex jobs, making it easier to handle larger amounts of data, store larger print jobs, and reprint them easily without resending from a PC. Gigabit Ethernet connectivity allows data to be transferred fast – even when managing high print volumes or data heavy files. Fast Economy Mode printing saves time and ink for those cost sensitive jobs. Canon’s unique colour calibration includes a built-in colour density sensor to optimise print output, ensuring consistent and accurate colour reproduction.
Compatible with ICC profile-based colour-management systems the iPF9400S works seamlessly with third-party RIP applications. The iPF9400S comes with a wide range of the latest comprehensive software including integrated printing solutions for photos (Print Plug-In for Photoshop), posters (PosterArtist) and MS Office (Print Plug-In for Office).
Additional information and specifications
The iPF9400S is tailored to suit any expertise level. In addition to the easy access to sophisticated functions on the LCD panel, you can also keep track of your printing costs with Canon’s built-in cost management software, allowing you to calculate print costs and track ROI. The accounting functionality calculates pages printed and the associated costs, enabling the monitoring of printing costs while also helping understand and manage paper use.
Simple roll paper loading and easy to change ink tanks make the PF9400S user friendly. Borderless printing up to 60” means no need for offline trimming, saving time and money and Automatic Skew Correction allows for unattended printing by automatically adjusting for any skew in orientation and fees the paper/media correctly. A thoughtfully designed fan system ensures the quietest of operation.
The iPF9400S includes an enhanced Print Plug-In for Photoshop which supports Adobe CMM and Proof printing. The Plug-In for Photoshop features a layout function with automated size adjustment ideal for Gallery Wraps, colour variation print for effective colour management, and an Advanced Grayscale setting.
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Canon ImagePROGRAF wide format printers use a number of advanced Canon proprietary technologies. FINE™ (Full-photolithography Inkjet Nozzle Engineering) print-head technology and dual print head design, features a total of 30,720 nozzles into just two 1” high density print heads. Bi-directional printing design of the ImagePROGAF printers means print times are significantly faster than conventional print systems which require multiple passes for each line to compensate for uneven droplet size and placement on the paper. An innovative ink-nozzle manufacturing method results in precisely uniform 4-picoliter droplets resulting in 2400 x 1200 dots per inch (dpi) resolution and outstanding photo-quality print performance.
Canon’s unique LUCIA EX pigment ink system incorporates 8 colours and superfine 4-pl (picoliter) ink droplets ensures a wide colour gamut, smooth gradation, reduced graininess and reduced bronzing. LUCIA EX ink systems increases the colour gamut by around 20% and have an innovative polymer structure that results in exceptional scratch resistance and protection from colour fading, while reducing bronzing to ensure durable, stable output.
Canon’s advanced L-COA (Large Format printer Common Architecture) image processor delivers faster high-quality output and print optimization. L-COA helps your printer carry out the most complex print jobs – where files can often exceed 200MB – with ease.
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