The Canon imagePROGRAF iPF8300 is a 42 inch printer and is built for ultra high quality imagines, exceptional performance and is equipped with an array of professional features.
Most recently released the new Canon iPF8300 utilises Canon's 12 colour LUCIA EX ink set to product the most vibrant and brilliant Canon images yet. Boasting a 20% improved colour gamut these printers are set to impress!
Built on the solid reputation already created, the Canon imagePROGRAF iPF8300 outsmarts the competition with displays of brilliance. Superb print quality and reliability makes this machine an exceptional product for most print creative's. The 44 inch width offers a borderless print of 42" wide, coupled with the standard 80GB HDD this large format printer can handle complex jobs with great ease.
Canon iPF8300 features:
- 44 inches wide
- New LUCIA EX 12-colour pigment ink system
- Designed for printing, proofing, design, advertising and retail applications
- 80 GB hard disk
- Added versatility with RIPS, media and workflows
- Hot Swap Ink Tanks
- High Capacity Ink tanks (700ML)
- Easy to read screen
This 44" wide large format printer is becoming more popular with Photographers and Design professional wanting to print larger widths. With the same controls and quality results as the smaller iPF6300, a transition to a wider printer is a simple undertaking.
The new Canon LUCIA EX inks
Canon have reformulated their already exceptional LUCIA inks to create the new LUCIA EX inks which offer a 20% improved colour gamut. A more expressive and sharper blacks are achieved and overall smoother colour gradations. Shadows are more defined too, the new EX ink set give incredible fine detail, whilst improving scratch resistance, reducing bronzing and metamerism. The dual print head features 30720 nozzles, and produces super fine accuracy with a minute 4 picolitre droplet. The blend of CMYK and RGB creates the perfect balance of colour to create a full spectrum of exacting results.
Black and white brilliance
Photographers love the exceptional detail the Canon iPF8300 can produce using a mix of black, matt black, grey and photo grey inks. Shadows are detailed, the balance of contrast is sharp and gradation is smooth and controlled.
The 12 colour LUCIA EX Pigment ink set doesn't compromise the speeds you can expect either. Using Canon's FINE Technology and L-COA system architecture, all you images can be delivered at breath taking quality and speed!
Why is Canon so good at saving you money!
12 colour printing might sound more expensive, but in fact it cost you less to run your machine than it would if you had less inks. The two different grey inks means the printer doesn't need to blend ink in the same way, a conventional printer might, to create other colours. This ultimately means less ink is used. Not only are your results better they are more cost effective as well. A sub tank system act as a buffer for the ink leaving the cartridge, it passes from the cartridge to the sub tank then before being used by the print head. This means ink cartridges can be replaced without interrupting printing and every last millilitre of ink can be used. All the Canon printers feature 'economy mode' which minimising running costs further still.
The iPF8300 has a built in 80GB hard drive, so even the most complex of jobs are handled with efficient reliability.
Shooting in 16 bit files, but only printing in 8? With the Canon Photoshop Plug-In this can be a thing of the past. The Canon Photoshop plug-in can automatically convert a 16 bit image in Photoshop to a 12 bit interpolated image for the printer, capturing the optimum quality available. This also provides a much higher colour spectrum and better colour graduation to the finished print. The eye is unable to distinguish the difference between 12 bit and 16 bit, yet between an output of 8 bit and 12 bit the difference, even to the untrained eye, is noticeable. The plug in also reduces the chanced of any incorrect settings by using an integrated interface for print settings in Photoshop. The Adobe Colour Conversion Module (CMM) now makes it possible to emulate colours normally associated to printing presses.
Print plug-in for digital photo professionals
Enabling you to print and process RAW imaged directly, the DPP export module bypasses the systems own print driver, giving users the chance to process 16-bit RGB images easily. Image quality is improved greatly and gradations increases dramatically.
Two new high precision modes for output have been added to the print driver. Photographic modes give enhanced glossiness and smoother graininess and sharper contrast in black tones and much deeper dark tones with more detail. Text mode reduces thickness in text and creates a fine line quality as well as improving the colour representation with small fine line detail.
New and improved control panel
A large bright easy to read and navigate LCD screen, has improved usability. Four graphic tabs for paper settings, ink levels job information and adjustment has been improved. The tabs can also be viewed 'at a glance' with a clever touch of a button to give a more detailed view.