Canon Australia has announced upgrades to its imagePROGRAF range of wide-format inkjet printers.
Designed for the Lucia EX pigment ink system, the new models include the 60-inch imagePROGRAF iPF9400 (pictured right) and iPF9400S (replacing the iPF9100 and iPF9000S respectively), the 44-inch iPF8400 (replacing the iPF8300), and the 24-inch iPF6450 and iPF6400 (replacing the iPF6350 and iPF6300 respectively). These follow the recent launch of two new 36-inch models and complete the 2012 Canon LFP range.
The new printers introduce colour management and calibration systems. ‘Calibration Link’ is a system that supports stable output from multiple devices, whether in different departments, different floors or different states. Together with the new Calibration Management Console (CCMC) software it enables users to calibrate one machine and then replicate the results to others. Optical technology from Canon’s camera manufacturing has been added to enhance the Colour Density Sensor in the new printers.
The two 24-inch models also feature larger ink tanks and a new Spectrophotometer on the iPF6450 has been especially developed for the Canon printers by X-Rite.
‘Hot Swap’ technology is now standard across the range enabling ink tanks to be replaced without interrupting print jobs and reducing waste.
The new printers can be ordered either directly from Canon or through Authorised Canon Partners.