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Canon iPF6300 arrives for review

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Canon iPF6300 printer arrives for our review

24 inch large format printer from Canon

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The Canon iPF6300 printer

A big thanks to Canon UK, who today turned up at the Northlight offices with an iPF6300 printer.

I’ll be writing up a detailed review in a while, after I’ve put this new printer through its paces (more details below)

If you’ve any specific questions – please leave a comment or email me?

It’s a 24″ width printer, which means that taken off its stand, it fits in the back seat of a VW Golf, and the doors close.

Here it is, before we unloaded it (and I noticed that it is indeed more heavily built than the iPF6100 I looked at last year)

Canon deliver the iPF6300 in a VW Golf

It’s a 12 colour printer that is supposed to have ‘just about every aspect improved’ over the iPF6100 (see my iPF6100 review for my thoughts on its predecessor)

The printer is quickly set up on its stand in our test lab, and we’ve done a couple of quick test prints, after loading a roll of some 240g satin photo paper.

ipf6300 test prints

Canon iPF6300 test prints

Having just used it to print out some 30+ wedding pictures still due to various relative since our wedding in March, I can appreciate the speed and image quality.

Anyway – do feel free to ask if you’ve any questions!

Update: Full iPF6300 review

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5 Comments
  • Keith | Jun 18, 2010 at 10:08 am

    The maximum print thickness is listed as 1.5mm and front loading does look to be a straight path.

    Although I’ve installed all the drivers, the PDF manual has not actually been installed, as I just discovered…

  • Richard Alan Fox | Jun 17, 2010 at 10:27 pm

    Greetings Keith

    How well does the printer handle sheet loading?

    Thank You

    • Geoff Wittig | Jun 17, 2010 at 10:50 pm

      1) How is set-up documentation and ease of use? I’ve owned an Epson 7600 where this was fair, and an HP Z3100 where it was quite good.

      2) Does Canon provide decent profiles for their own papers, or are custom profiles necessary?

      3) The iPF6300 is reputed to produce prints that are far more scratch resistant than before. True? My HP Z3100 was awful in this respect; the slightest touch from a fingernail or the corner of another print would instantly score and burnish a print. A big improvement in this respect would be extremely welcome.

      • Keith | Jun 17, 2010 at 11:02 pm

        All info is on-line.

        A bit difficult to say about set-up, since I had a Canon LFP engineer here giving me a full demo after we got it out of his car…

        Lot of profiles supplied – a quick test on the roll of paper I’ve got looks good, but I’ll be delving into this in a lot more detail for the write up

        The prints shown in the blog feel more robust – I’ll be looking at this aspect as well

        Thanks for the questions!

    • Keith | Jun 17, 2010 at 10:58 pm

      Just turned up this afternoon, and only with a roll at the moment, but this is an area I’m keen to look at, since it could have been better in the 6100

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