Océ South Africa has announced the arrival of the imagePROGRAF iPF8400, a large-format print solution ideal for proofing, photographic and fine art applications. It is designed with cost management and return on investment (ROI) in mind, both of which can be tracked through the built in accounting function. Chris Paulet, product manager –WFPS at Océ South Africa, highlighted the strengths of this new large format print solution, ‘The imagePROGRAF iPF8400 is an A0 printer, which delivers class-leading productivity, exceptional quality, reliability and consistently great results.’ Built for ultra-high quality imaging and exceptional performance, the imagePROGRAF iPF8400 is equipped with an array of professional features. An incredibly large colour spectrum is produced by the 12-Colour LUCIA EX pigment ink set, which also provides better scratch resistance and smoother gradations. The new multi-sensor included with this printer provides improved colour density detection and allows for a full calibration to be completed within 15 minutes. A built-in colour calibration and ‘calibration link’ feature ensures a stable and consistent colour, whilst the enhanced black reproduction and graduation expression in dark areas gives the exceptional print quality required for photo print applications. ‘Hot-swap’ ink tanks of 330ml or 700ml allow ink cartridges to be replaced during printing for maximum productivity. In highest print mode, the order of ink application and layering is optimised to maintain the highest print quality with fewer passes, making this mode twice as fast compared to previous models. The iPF8400 is also equipped with a large 250GB hard drive, geared to increase productivity in high volume printing and streamlined workflows, while allowing for faster processing of large files, as well as the ability to reprint jobs directly from the printer; and the included software allows for all printers on the network to be monitored from one central location. To expand printing options and capabilities, the iPF8400 printer comes bundled with a print plug-in for Adobe Photoshop, Digital Photo Professional and Microsoft Office. The enhanced print plug-in for Adobe Photoshop includes a new adjustment pattern setting which allows for multiples of an image to be printed at once with different colour values implemented and displayed. Gallery wraps for canvas prints can now be created using the new gallery wrap feature. To improve versatility, the iPF8400 has a media configuration tool which allows customers to not only utilise existing Canon-branded media, but also with third party media. ‘By combining Canon’s technological achievements, the imagePROGRAF iPF8400 achieves consistently breath taking, durable and long lasting prints,’ concluded Paulet.
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