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CANON U.S.A. ANNOUNCES TWO NEW imagePROGRAF LARGE FORMAT PRINTERS
High-Image Quality and Fast Speeds are Ideal for Graphic Arts Professionals
LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., February 17, 2011 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging, today announced two new large format printers - the 44-inch imagePROGRAF iPF8300S and 24-inch imagePROGRAF iPF6300S. These two 8- colour large format printers feature similar technology found in the award-winning 12- colour iPF8300, iPF6350 and iPF6300 printers, including Canon’s LUCIA EX ink set. These new additions to the imagePROGRAF lineup broaden Canon’s offering to the graphics arts, photo and production markets by setting a new standard for the category by providing an optimal balance of high productivity and exceptional print quality. The new imagePROGRAF models will be showcased at the Wedding & Portrait Photographer International (WPPI) Convention at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, February 21-23, 2011 in the Canon booth, number 401.
Outstanding Print Quality
With Canon LUCIA EX pigment ink, professionals can achieve high quality and performance in such printing applications as colour or monochrome photography, industrial design and high-quality poster production. The new 8- colour system, utilized by both models, covers a reproducible colour gamut which has been expanded approximately 20-percent beyond previous S-series models. With its new pigment materials and structure, Canon’s LUCIA EX ink set achieves greater shadow details, deeper black density and overall scratch resistance. This ink system works in conjunction with the high-density PF-05 print headfeaturing Canon’s FINE (Full-photolithography Inkjet Nozzle Engineering) technology with 2,560 nozzles for each color: cyan, magenta, yellow, black, matte black, photo cyan, photo magenta and gray. An additional feature found in the new imagePROGRAF models is a built-in colour calibration function which compensates for colour variations caused by factors such as age and environmental affects, enabling consistent colour representation across multiple large-format printers or when printing multiple copies.
“At Canon, we not only see the importance of providing the tools necessary for capturing an outstanding image but also having a high-quality machine to print the output,” said Jim Rosetta, vice president and general manager, Imaging Systems Group, Canon U.S.A. “The addition of these new imagePROGRAF models further solidifies our position to providing high-quality machines that are easy to use and available at an affordable price.”
Enhanced Productivity & Performance
Two important attributes users look for when making the decision to purchase a large format printer are high-quality output and overall speed. With new Fast and Economy print modes, speeds can be achieved up to twice as fast as current 8- colour models, helping to enhance overall productivity while also reducing ink consumption by approximately 50 percent.
The iPF8300S can produce a B0-sized (39.37” x 55.67”) output in approximately 80 seconds while the iPF6300S can deliver an A1-sized (23.39” x 33.11”) document in roughly 35 seconds.
The new S-series printers have doubled their hard drive capacity compared to earlier models now with 160 GB, making it possible to reprint the required number of copies at any time with or without a computer.
These easy-to-use imagePROGRAF large format printers have been designed with the workflow of professionals in mind. Raster image processors (RIPs) from a variety of developers are supported for print proofing, design, commercial photographic printing and other applications. In addition, new printers can be introduced without altering the existing workflows with familiar RIPS. Verified RIP developers include CGS, EFI, GMG, ONYX, SAi and Wasatch.
When working on a project in the photo lab, studio or agency it is important to have images printed as good if not better than when first captured. Helping to make this process a little easier is the inclusion of a print Plug-In for Adobe Photoshop providing further support for the proofing, photo and 64-bit printing environment. When edited in Photoshop, 16-bit Adobe RGB images can be processed directly to the machines preserving the images wide gamut and smooth gradation. There is also a print plug-in provided for Digital Photo Professional allowing for direct printing of high-quality RAW images helping to preserve overall image quality. Additional software included in the box is Canon’s Accounting Manager and PosterArtist Lite software.
The 44-inch Canon imagePROGRAF iPF8300S will have a manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) of $4,995 while the 24-inch imagePROGRAF iPF6300S will have an MSRP of $2,995.* Both models are expected to begin shipping in April 2011.
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Info from US
LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., February 22, 2010 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging and advanced office solutions, today answers the increasing demand for large format prints in the photographic, proofing and graphic arts market with the introduction of three new imagePROGRAF large format models – the 44-inch imagePROGRAF iPF8300, 24-inch imagePROGRAF iPF6350 and the iPF6300. Designed for precise, ultra high-quality print performance and increased productivity, each model features Canon’s new, 12-Colour LUCIA EX pigment ink set and advanced printing technologies specifically developed to produce prints with an enhanced colour range and improved durability. The new imagePROGRAF models will be unveiled at the Wedding & Portrait Photographer International (WPPI) Convention at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, March 8-11, 2010.
Enhanced Colour Spectrum
With increasing consumer demand for professional and high-quality print jobs, high-end graphic and photographic studios continue to seek the capability to accurately produce vivid output of consumers’ most demanding projects. To enhance its available colour spectrum, the new imagePROGRAF models feature a revolutionary all-new 12-Colour LUCIA EX pigment ink set increasing the achievable colour gamut by approximately 20 percent from the previous imagePROGRAF iPFx100 series and enabling over 90 percent coverage of PANTONE (*) colours to produce rich expression. Additionally, to better meet the needs of the professional print market, the new models feature a reinforced mechanical structure to enable precise ink placement for improved text and line accuracy, making these new devices a powerful proofing solution.
Exquisite Photographic Output
The introduction of the new LUCIA EX ink provides photographers with the ability to precisely achieve their desired results by producing more expressive and crisp blacks, smooth colour gradations, and the capability to reproduce the finest details in the shadow areas of photographs. The new inks are also designed with an innovative polymer structure that results in greater scratch resistance and protection from colour fading, while also reducing bronzing and metamerism ensuring durable, stable output.
Recognizing the expanding array of media options for large format printers and to further improve the versatility of these new imagePROGRAF models, Canon has developed a new Media Configuration Tool which allows customers to not only utilize genuine Canon-branded media, but provides the ability to add and make adjustments to paper settings to enhance the precision and quality of output achieved with third-party media. Upon release of the new printer, ICC profiles of popular media types from Intelicoat, Ilford, LexJet and Moab will be available for download on their respective corporate Web sites.
Brian Hampton, an award-winning nature photographer printing with a Canon imagePROGRAF for the first time stated, “The quality of the print is amazing. I was particularly impressed by the iPF8300’s ability to reproduce shadow details in a way that exceeds anything I’ve seen previously on the market. It’s quite a step above the competition.” Hampton also noted the built-in workflow solutions and commented, “The ability to export out of Photoshop via the plug-in is outstanding. Many of its capabilities perform as well as an RIP program without the additional cost.”
n order to support high-volume printing and streamline workflows the Canon iPF8300 and iPF6350 come equipped with an 80 GB high-capacity hard disk drive (HDD) that allows for faster spooling of large files as well as the ability to reprint jobs directly from the printer. To ensure the highest level of productivity and reduce overall print time, all new models are also equipped with a standard gigabit Ethernet network interface and an automatic dual-blade cutter.
To fully capitalize on the dynamic colour range of the new LUCIA EX ink set, each new imagePROGRAF model employs two advanced one-inch print heads, each featuring 2,560 nozzles per colour and outputting a super fine four picoliter (pl) droplet at a full 2400×1200 dots-per-inch resolution (dpi) to reproduce details with extraordinary accuracy and clarity. Paired with enhanced plug-ins and new, High Precision Printing Modes, these new imagePROGRAF models provide an extremely high level of photographic and proofing quality prints.
The new imagePROGRAF iPF8300, iPF6350 and iPF6300 are compliant with U.S. ENERGY STAR energy-saving standards and RoHS compliance standards. The new Canon imagePROGRAF iPF8300, iPF6350 and iPF6300 large format printers will be on display at WPPI booth 401 in Las Vegas, NV from March 8-10, 2010. The imagePROGRAF iPF8300/6350/6300 will start shipping in March for a manufacturers suggested retail price of $5,995, $3,995 and $3,695, respectively.
Info from Japan
TOKYO, February 1, 2010 - Canon Inc. and Canon Marketing Japan Inc. announced today the introduction to the Japanese market of three new imagePROGRAF-series large-format inkjet printers: the imagePROGRAF iPF8300, capable of producing B0+ (44 inch wide) output, and the iPF6350 and iPF6300, both capable of producing A1+ (24 inch wide) output.
Ideal for graphic applications and colour proofing, the new lineup achieves a level of performance essential for professional users.
Featuring an enhanced printer carriage with increased precision and rigidity, the new Canon imagePROGRAF iPF8300, iPF6350 and iPF6300 deliver improved ink ejection accuracy.
The enhanced frame structure realizes crisp black text as well as sharp white knockout text, higher line and text precision, enhanced colour representation and uniformity, and superior gloss homogeneity for improved resolution and graphical consistency in proof printing.
In addition, the trio offers a wider colour gamut with over 90% coverage of Pantone(*) colours to realize rich colours expression.
The Canon imagePROGRAF iPF8300, iPF6350 and iPF6300 allow users to establish a tailored proofing system from a range of usage applications.
In addition, all of the new models support RIP's released by such major venders as GMG, CGS, EFI, and ONYX to further support a range of print applications such as proofs, designs, and commercial photos, allowing designers, photographers, and other professional users to print without changing preferred workflows.
The new Canon imagePROGRAF lineup features a colour calibration function that utilizes an internal high-performance multi-sensor to precisely detect, adjust and compensate for variations in density among print heads, realizing stable colour reproduction and accurate colour matching.
The colour calibration function is easily accessible through the printer operation panel and the entire calibration process can be completed in a short ten minutes.
The new imagePROGRAF iPF8300, iPF6350 and iPF6300 utilize Canon's proprietary twelve-colour ink system, LUCIA EX, and feature an enhanced pigment colouring formulation in combination with newly developed image processing technology.
The enhanced system covers an area on the colour gamut up to approximately 20% larger than previous models to realize improved colour reproduction.
Furthermore, the new imagePROGRAF models achieve not only richer and sharper black expression and accurate reproduction of the details and subtle shading of dark areas, but also further reduce the occurrence of "bronzing," a phenomenon in which printed colours take on a metallic hue depending on the angle at which they are viewed.
The new Canon large-format inkjet printers utilize a newly developed image processing technology that accurately converts RGB data into ink colour during printing, as well as the capability of fine-tuning colours and retouching images on Adobe Photoshop before printing to produce a level of accuracy and quality essential for professional photographers and creators.
The Media Configuration Tool included in all three new imagePROGRAF models allows the adjustment, registration, and distribution of various parameters of third-party media.
This tool also makes possible safe and effortless printing and proofing when using non-Canon brand media to allow users to maintain their preferred workflows and settings.
Canon's new imagePROGRAF lineup features inks with enhanced scratch resistance that deliver increased protection from external scratches through the addition of a slipping material that lowers the coefficient of friction in conjunction with a polymer added to strengthen the bond in the ink layer.
In addition, the imagePROGRAF iPF8300 and iPF6350 incorporate a large-capacity 80GB hard disk drive that allows users to save job data even during print jobs to quickly free up the PC providing the source data, and also supports smoother job recoveries in the event of an error by doing away with the need to resend print data from the source PC.
(*) Calibration accuracy: The average colour difference dE (dE2000). For details on measurement conditions and method please refer to product catalogue or homepage
This is a summary of a release issued in Japanese by Canon Inc. and Canon Marketing Japan Inc. in Tokyo on February 1, 2010.
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