Market and Applications and who uses this type of large format printer?
Canon’s award-winning imagePROGRAF iPF8300 44” 12-colour large format printer with a built-in 80GB HDD and Hot Swap high capacity ink tanks (330mm and 700mm) delivers productive speeds, superb print quality, excellent reliability and exceptional versatility for graphics arts professionals. The iPF8300 is ideal for the Printing, Proofing, Design, Advertising and Retail applications.
The imagePROGRAF iPF8300 puts the power of Canon’s world-renowned photography, ink-jet printing and colour imaging technologies into the hands of professional photographers and studios, digital fine artists and fine art productions specialists, and general print service providers.
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 22 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 iPF8300
The iPF8300 44” printer incorporates Canon’s latest LUCIA EX 12-colour pigment lightfast ink system delivering outstanding accuracy, rich colours and exceptional versatility by addressing the exacting needs of production and proofing environments as well as the specialist photography applications. A new formula of pigments offers excellent colour reproduction and increases the colour gamut by around 20% over previous LUCIA versions. The LUCIA EX ink system coupled with improved image processing technology delivers prints with denser, sharper blacks and smooth colour gradations, and finest photographic details in the shadow areas. The new inks are designed with an innovative polymer structure that results in greater scratch resistance and protection from colour fading while also reducing bronzing to ensure durable, stable output. The ink system also delivers higher print registration accuracy for precise text and fine lines which allows the iPF8300 to function as a precise proofing device.
Producing 2400 x 1200 dpi resolution, the Canon imagePROGRAF iPF8300 prints A0 gloss in 6 min 31 seconds. Continuous productivity with the imagePROGRAF iPF8300 is easy, with Hot Swap high capacity ink tanks in both 330ml and 700ml, enabling ink cartridges to be replaced during production. Canon’s L-COA image processing technology combined with Gigabit Ethernet compatibility ensure stunning high speed reproductions enabling fast data transfer even for data-heavy files or high volume print jobs. For environments with multiple users, a built-in 80GB hard disk stores print jobs and make processing data heavy files even easier. The iPF8300 also features Canon’s Advanced Colour Calibration system ensuring the most stable colour reproduction attainable. Canon’s unique colour calibration feature uses a built-in colour density sensor to optimise print output ensuring consistent and accurate colour reproduction.
Designed to work seamlessly with numerous third-party RIP vendors, the iPF8300 supports production, photography and proofing applications. Improved software compatibility with ICC profile-based colour management systems (CMS) and support with third party RIP vendors add to the versatility of the iPF8300. Compatible ICC profiles of popular media types from Hahnemuehle, Ilford and Sihl can be downloaded. Paper settings can be added and adjustments can be made to enhance the precision quality of your output with third party media.
A large, bright LCD screen makes the iPF8300 easy to operate with clear menu-driven controls for all functions. The built-in cost management software makes it easy to track the cost of jobs and enables ROI calculations to be made over time. Borderless printing means no need for offline trimming, saving time and money and Automatic Skew Correction enables unattended printing by automatically adjusting for any skew in orientation and feeds the paper/media correctly. A thoughtfully designed fan system ensures the quietest of operation.
A range of intuitive and powerful software applications, included with the iPF8300, ensure usability in corporate environments as well as specialist printing environments. Enhanced Print Plug-ins for Adobe Photoshop and Digital Photo Professional, Digital Photo Front Access and the imagePROGRAF Printer driver are included with the iPF8300.
Specifications and specifications
Digital Photo Front Access enables the importing of digital photos from your digital camera, allows easy editing of photos before printing and enables linking with other applications such as Adobe Photoshop and Canon PosterArtist.
The new enhanced Plug-Ins for Adobe Photoshop and Canon’s EOS Digital Photo Professional Application expand print options and improve proofing capabilities. The Adobe Colour Management Module (CMM) is supported, enabling features such as Black Point Compensation. Images edited in Adobe Photoshop and Canon’s EOS Digital Photo Professional application can be sent directly as 16-bit RGB to the imagePROGRAF iPF8300, preserving smooth and high gradation. The new enhanced Digital Photo Professional Plug-In benefits professional photographers by directly linking to Canon’s Digital Photo Professional software which in included with the Canon range of digital EOS SLR cameras.
The imagePROGRAF Printer Driver includes an Easy Mode which uses Canon’s pre-defined settings for speed and simplicity of use. Switch to Advanced Mode and adjustments can be made for customising drying times, colour settings and managing ICC profiles. Page set-up allows customised page sizes if required and best-fit option for each media is selectable. Select the watermark feature to protect the rights of your images. For enhanced workflow, pre-defined settings can be created using hot folders. A maintenance facility allows you to adjust media feed, do a nozzle check, clean the print heads, check the queue and carry out other time saving features.
There is a complete range of over forty Canon and third party media compatible with the imagePROGRAF iPF8300, including satin, glossy photo and embossed papers, water resistant canvas, adhesive-backed materials and films. Design Supply’s media specialists have the expertise to help you determine the best solutions for your particular printing needs.
As you would expect from Canon, reliable performance is a given. For added peace of mind, Canon imagePROGRAF printers and print heads feature a 12-month warranty.
Design posters like a pro without any prior experience, thanks to Canon’s PosterArtist software, optional with the imagePROGRAF iPF8300. In just four simple steps you can create professional looking posters, banners and signs using a variety of templates, high resolution, royalty-free images and clipart.
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The Canon imagePROGRAF iPF8300 won Best Photographic Printer of the Year 2011 by the European Digital Press Association (EDP) at a ceremony at FESPA Digital. Comprising of publishers from leading European magazines devoted to digital printing, the EDP Association represents a readership of over one million graphic arts professionals across 18 countries. The EDP commended the iPF8300 for its 12-colour ink set and improved colour gamut, as well as the printer’s use as an all-round commercial printer that gives the user more options.
Canon ImagePROGRAF large 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. Ink placement and accuracy is also enhanced by the redesign of the mechanical structure of the imagePROGRAF iPF8300 by making the device resistant to any vibrations caused during scanning.
Canon’s unique LUCIA EX pigment lightfast ink system incorporates 12 colours and superfine 4-pl (picoliter) ink droplets ensuring a wide colour gamut, smooth gradation, reduced graininess and reduced bronzing. A new formula of pigments offer excellent colour reproduction and increases the colour gamut by around 20% over previous LUCIA versions. Canon’s LUCIA ink system delivers exceptionally accurate colours by including both RGB and CMYK. The 12 colour ink system enables economical printing because there is less need to blend colours (such as magenta and yellow to create red) and so less ink is required. Two grey inks are included, further reducing the need to blend colours and keeping costs down.
The High Precision Photo mode feature is available for the very finest results required by artists and photographers. Specific technology controls ink placement according to the ink’s characteristics resulting in superb contrasts and detailed graduation in dark areas. Brilliant black and white photography reproduction is achieved with a combination of black, matt black, grey, and photo grey inks, allowing for incredible lifelike photography with exceptional detail, opening the door to numerous applications including wedding photography, christenings and the fast growing lifestyle portrait work. The new inks are designed with an innovative polymer structure that results in exceptional scratch resistance and protection from colour fading, while reducing bronzing to ensure durable, stable output for over 100 years. The LUCIA EX ink system also delivers higher print registration accuracy for precise text and fine lines which allow the iPF8300 to function as a precise proofing device.
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.
Kyuanos, a next generation colour management system is featured in the imagePROGRAF printer driver and the optional PosterArtist 2009 software. Kyuanos offers an extended color space for 16-bit and 32-bit formats that allows for maximum input and output performance without color space restrictions. This enables the reproduction of exceptionally vivid colors with rich gradation. Users can select the type of lighting under which a print will be displayed; the colours in the final print are then automatically adjusted to ensure that the displayed result looks just the way the photographer intended.
Canon’s Advanced Colour Calibration is a powerful colour calibration system ensuring the most stable colour reproduction attainable. In conventional systems, changing print heads may cause a minute variation in print output, due to the density characteristics of the print head. With Canon’s Advanced Colour Calibration, a multi-sensor measures variations in density on a printed calibration chart and then automatically applies any appropriate adjustments to ensure an exact match for long–term consistency.
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