An extremely versatile solution, the 44" imagePROGRAF iPF8300S printer is ideal for those who need quality large format output and maximum productivity. Built for the photography, proofing and production markets, the iPF8300S delivers high quality imaging while increasing overall productivity. Equipped with an 8-Color LUCIA EX ink set, 160GB hard drive, built-in calibration and 44" borderless printing, the iPF8300S is an excellent solution for portraits, advertisements, retail signage and contract proofs.
Create vibrant colors and expressive tones with LUCIA EX ink. Canon's newly formulated 8-Color LUCIA EX ink set increases the achievable color gamut by approximately 20% more than previous imagePROGRAF 8-Color printers and provides for smooth color gradations, improved scratch resistance and minimized color shifts.
Ideal for production grade printing environments, the iPF8300S is up to 40% faster than the 12-Color line of imagePROGRAF Graphic Arts printers. Achieve maximum productivity with large 330ml or 700ml ink tanks and a unique sub-ink tank system for replacing ink on-the-fly without stopping the printer. And with a 160GB hard drive, handling multiple complex jobs is simple, especially in shared printer environments. Finally, minimize your cost per print with Fast/Economy modes that reduce printer ink consumption.
FEATURES & ADVANTAGES
LUCIA EX Ink Set
This re-formulated 8-color LUCIA pigment ink system increases the achievable color gamut by approximately 20% from previous imagePROGRAF 8-color series. LUCIA EX achieves quality photographic output and smooth color gradations. The LUCIA EX ink set improves scratch resistance while reducing bronzing and metamerism, for consistent high quality output.
- Wider color gamut
- Better scratch resistance
- Less graininess
- Smoother gradation
- Reduced bronzing
- Sharper blacks
Print Plug-in for Adobe Photoshop
This export module allows 16-bit image processing, preserving the expanded color spectrum and high gradation of the original file. The Print Plug-in reduces the possibility of incorrect settings, by providing an integrated interface for print settings in Photoshop and the printer driver, enabling efficient production.
The following features are provided in the Print Plug-In for Photoshop:
- Proof printing support
- Enhanced image processing technology
- Support for commercial profile creation tools
Print Plug-in for Digital Photo Professional
This export module allows users to directly process and print RAW image files from DPP. This plug-in bypasses the operating system's dependent print driver, allowing processing of 16-bit RGB images directly, which dramatically increases gradations and as a result, overall image quality.
- Full screen preview
- More print quality selections
- Categorized paper type view
- Roll paper layout view
- Bi-cubic enlargement
Media Configuration Tool
Recognizing the expanding array of media options for large format printers and to further improve the versatility of these new imagePROGRAF models, Canon's Media Configuration Tool not only allows customers to utilize Canon-branded media, but provides the ability to make adjustments to printer settings to enhance the precision and quality of output achieved with third party media.
Settings that can be configured using media parameter adjustment features include:
- Media weight and thickness
- Ink drying time for rolls
- Automatic cutting settings for rolls
- Borderless printing for rolls
- Paper feed amount
- Print-head height
- Vacuum strength
- Maximum ink usage
160GB Hard Drive
A built-in 160GB hard drive within the printer increases productivity by relieving workload from the host PC, while providing a large capacity for print job data storage and retrieval. This 160GB hard drive enables job data to be stored in protected mailboxes for easy access via web browser or at the printer for job re-printing. The embedded hard disk is ideal for medium to large workgroups to share a printer efficiently with multiple users, offering sample job storage space. To ensure security of your files, there are is a quick erase mode, high-speed mode, and a secure erase mode which meets to U.S. Department of Defense requirements (DoD5220-22M) for erasure of disk media.
Fast Print Mode
The Fast Print Mode produces 1200 x 1200 dpi output on coated and uncoated paper stocks while reducing ink consumption by 10% to 20%. This mode regulates the use of Photo Cyan and Photo Magenta inks to produce quality output at a lower total cost.
Fast Economy Printing
Significantly reduce total ink consumption by approximately 50% by utilizing the Fast Print Mode with Economy print option for producing draft prints on select media. This feature increases overall speed and regulates the use of all colors to produce quick check plots while minimizing the cost per print.
Sub Ink Tank System
Canon's unique sub-ink tank system means you can replace ink on-the-fly without stopping the printer. Choose extra large 700ml ink tanks for even greater productivity.
The Proof Mode gives users in proofing environments the ability to create quality prints with exceptional detail. Designed to deliver a level of quality a step above the previously available print modes, Proof Mode gives users more choices when creating prints. Reduce excessive thickness in text and fine lines while reducing the misrepresentation of colors produced.
The Accounting Manager (PC only) serves as a powerful feature, used for accurate management of printing costs and other information that is increasingly important in today's economic environment. With Accounting Manager feature you can track how much ink and paper is being consumed when printing large format output. Costs can be assigned to the ink and paper to determine expenses based on your own "Cost of goods". Each individual ink tank can have its own cost associated to it, as well as a variety of different paper types. The user can also input a variable cost that will be added to the total of the print cost. The data is exportable to a .csv format for Microsoft Excel so the data can be used for billing purposes. This feature will allow you to determine the cost of each print based on your actual cost.
- Job Name
- Job Completion Time
- Ink consumption per job
- Print dimensions
- Media Type
- Media consumption area per job
Print Plug-in for Microsoft Office
This utility (PC only) makes it easy to print large format documents created in Microsoft Word, Excel, or PowerPoint. The plug-in appears in a tool bar inside the Microsoft application and has an easy-to-follow "Wizard". The plug-in will bypass the printer driver to simplify the printing process. A few simple steps convert your 8.5" x 11" office document to poster size.
This printer is equipped with the ability to easily reset back to the original optimal factory settings and apply any necessary adjustments across all the printer's media types or for any single third party media type in just minutes. At the same times this creates a stable, predictable printing platform on which superior results can be consistently achieved. The system has built-in calibration sensors that help compensate for adverse environmental conditions while providing a predictable platform for color management and consistent color reproduction, from machine to machine. This calibration technology is enhanced by notifying users when a calibration should be performed.
Enhanced Body Structure
Enhancements to the printer's frame allows for more accurate dot placement on the media, ensuring crisp text, fine lines and smooth transitions. At the same time this provides for overall quieter operation.
Intuitive Control Panel
With an intuitive design, the control panel on the imagePROGRAF printer helps make printing easier than ever. The large, bright, and easy-to-read LCD screen has four graphic tabs for paper settings, ink levels, job information and adjustments. The tabs can be viewed "at a glance" with more detailed information just a touch of a button away. The panel is equipped with a navigation function that illustrates printer instructions. Users can follow easy illustrated steps to load paper, replace ink tanks, and other operations. This control panel also includes one-touch functions, such as Feed and Cut buttons, making the imagePROGRAF printer easy-to-use right out of the box.
Canon Printer Driver
This Windows® and Macintosh® drivers incorporate simplified page setup options, one-touch borderless printing, expanded color settings, and much more into a printer driver that is intuitive and easy-to-operate while still giving even the most advanced users the tools needed to stay productive.
The Real Preview feature lets users ensure that the print setting and the layout on the roll paper is correct by providing real time preview, allowing users to change the print setting even after clicking on "print." The Free Layout feature enables nesting and custom layouts of images or files of nearly any type (available for both Windows and Mac driver).
The imageRUNNER Enlargement Copy feature built-in to the printer driver lets users transfer data from their Color imageRUNNER device with Universal Send to the imagePROGRAF printer - all with the touch of a button - enabling users to easily create posters from hard copy documents.
At a Glance:
- Easy-to-use preset document profiles (examples are Poster, CAD, Photo)
- Automatic print quality options dependent on print application and media
- Real Preview that lets users change document and printer settings after clicking "print"
- Page nesting feature with Free Layout for Windows and Mac
- imageRUNNER Enlargement Copy feature - with a hot folder solution to print Color imageRUNNER PDFs directly without opening in a PDF viewer
- Economy Print Mode
- Borderless printing
- Easy setting/Advanced setting
Canon's included PosterArtist Lite (PC only) poster creation software gives users the ability to quickly and easily create professional large format prints. Users simply follow the program's four (4) easy steps to create posters that can be used in applications such as office presentation, trade shows, retail signage, and much, much more. The PosterArtist QuickCopy feature provides an easy solution for a CanoScan desktop scanner to be used as a copier, making letter-size flyers and documents into full-size posters with a touch of a button.
For those with more demanding poster creation needs, Canon's optional PosterArtist offers advanced features such as Auto Design, Variable Data, and in-application image editing features, as well as additional templates, royalty-free photos, and clip art. The built-in weblink featured in PosterArtist Lite links users directly to the PosterArtist website for useful hints and tips, and even more free contents for download.
Visit www.usa.canon.com/posterartist for a free demo version to download.
This template driven software was developed by Canon specifically to create large format posters quickly and easily. PosterArtist (PC only) helps users of all levels to create professional looking posters, banners and signage in four easy steps. This application offers a variety of templates, hi-res royalty-free images and clipart designed to target a wide array of markets such as: food service, education, offices, retail and much more.
PosterArtist allows users to use Kyuanos advanced color management system, providing a smart and simple way of managing colors under any viewing conditions. Also included in PosterArtist is the Auto Design feature in which the users can simply designate a few images to incorporate into a poster, and PosterArtist will automatically create professional - looking posters for immediate use. Also, the template filtering feature allows users to find and apply a template quickly and easily from hundreds of templates in the library.
- Provides professionally designed templates to simplify poster creation
- Over 1GB of preloaded files in a wide variety of poster designs and artwork
- Auto Design Feature - Template Creation Engine
- Variable Data Printing
- Page Capture feature allows users to load desired data from other applications into a PosterArtist poster, such as
- Microsoft® Word®, Excel®, and Adobe® Acrobat®
Import images directly from most digital cameras