September 11, 2013
Canon U.S.A. is expanding its imagePROGRAF large format S-Series printers, adding the 44-inch iPF8400S and 24-inch iPF6400S printers, which will offer enhanced print management and color control capabilities. The new imagePROGRAF models include features that help ensure color consistency of an entire fleet of iPFX400 series printers across multiple office locations and environments.
“The color calibration capabilities of our newest imagePROGRAF models arm providers with an advantage in today’s highly competitive production printing market,” said Sam Yoshida, vice president and general manager, marketing, business imaging solutions group, at Canon. “These machines are designed to excel in demanding industry segments, and we are confident that our customers will be impressed with their efficient, accurate and consistent management of high-volume print jobs enabled by the calibration capabilities and print management features included in these models.”
The iPFX400S printers are equipped with an upgraded multi-sensor, using a three-color LED and recently developed condenser lens to help improve recalibration. In addition, this process can be performed using lightweight paper, reducing the amount of ink used and time needed for drying versus the prior models.
An option for the 24-inch iPF6400S printer, the SU-21 spectrophotometer can be used to drive the calibration of an entire network of iPFX400S printers, helping reduce the amount of time spent configuring a fleet and maximize the productivity of each device.
The Color Calibration Management Console (CCMC) software application provides system-wide color management control from a single PC, helping streamline the distribution of color measurement data across a fleet of iPFX400S printers.
The iPF6400S printer now has the ability to use 300ml ink tanks, while the iPF8400S can accommodate 330ml and 700ml ink tanks. In addition, Canon’s sub-ink tank system in both models allows ink to be replaced while prints are in-progress.
For more information, visit Canon U.S.A.
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.