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Canon imagePROGRAF iPF6400s
Large Format Printer



OVERVIEW

The imagePROGRAF iPF6400S, 24-inch large format printer was designed for professionals in the commercial photography, signage display, reprographic and proofing markets that seek the highest possible standards for quality-control and image reproduction, while maximizing productivity. A large color spectrum is produced by the 8-Color LUCIA EX pigment ink set. The new Multi-Sensor allows for the printer to calibrate back to factory settings, and is included with this printer to help provide improved color density detection. A new Color Calibration Management System allows for color calibration targets to be created using the iPF6400S printer with optional SU-21 spectrophotometer and shared across all new iPFX400S 8-Color printers, while the included software allows for all printers on the network to be monitored from one central location. The printer supports ink tank sizes of 130ml and for the first time 300ml, and the new Sub-ink tank system keeps some ink in reserve to allow for tanks to be changed without interrupting a print. The iPF6400S printer is also equipped with a 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.

As an optional add-on to the iPF6400S printer, the SU-21 Spectrophotometer features a scan speed of 10 inches per second and can accommodate media of different thicknesses (Canon or non-Canon branded) thanks to the device’s mobile carriage which opens and closes automatically. The device attaches directly onto the front of the iPF6400S printer and includes a user-switchable UV blocking filter that can be switched on and off according to paper type, eliminating the need to purchase individual sensors.

To expand printing options and capabilities, the iPF6400S printer comes bundled with Canon’s PosterArtist Lite software for easy poster creation, and an Accounting Manager tool that helps keep track of job cost. Also included is a Print Plug-in for Microsoft Office and a Print Plug-in for Adobe Photoshop, which includes an Adjustment Pattern Setting that allows for multiples of an image to be printed at once with different color values implemented and displayed. Gallery wraps can now be created using the included Gallery Wrap Feature, found in the imagePROGRAF Layout Tool. To improve versatility, the iPF6400S has a media configuration tool which allows customers to not only utilize existing Canon-branded media, but also with non-Canon branded media. By combining Canon's technological achievements, the imagePROGRAF iPF6400S achieves consistently breathtaking, durable and long lasting prints.

FEATURES & ADVANTAGES

LUCIA EX Ink Set – Canon’s LUCIA EX Ink set is designed for dramatic photographic expression and detailed color reproduction for exacting proofing applications. This 8-Color ink set offers a brilliant range of vibrant colors, smooth gradations and transitions, with incredibly fine details. This specially formulated ink also offers better scratch resistance, superb black reproduction and exceptional color stability, compared to the LUCIA ink set. Combined with the printer’s technologies, the LUCIA EX inks have the ability to satisfy the demanding needs of the Commercial Photography, Signage Display, Color Proofing and Production professionals. Vibrant, rich colors with unsurpassed detail and crisp, clean monotone images make this ink set essential for incredible quality output.

Optional SU-21 Spectrophotometer - As an optional add-on to the iPF6400S printer, the SU-21 spectrophotometer is essential for anyone who is looking for efficiency in the proofing industry. This easy to install solution attaches right onto the front of the iPF6400S printer and brings superb image quality that you’d expect from a Canon imagePROGRAF printer to the next level.

The Spectrophotometer device features:

•    A fully automated carriage that opens and closes the sensor, allowing for media of different thicknesses to be loaded and used with this device.
•    Unique to Canon’s device is a specialized single piece backing plate that has both black and white stripes on it and is user switchable!
•    User-switchable UV blocking filter that can be switched on and off according to paper type; no need to purchase individual sensors to respond to each paper type.
•    Scan Speed of 10 inches per second
•    The ability to generate color calibration charts is possible for non-Canon branded Media, allowing users to expand their workflow options.
•    2010 XRGA measurement standard compliance.

Color Calibration Management System - The Color Calibration Management Console is included for the centralized color management of networked printers in a system from one easy to use software tool. This unique feature enables color calibration targets created using the iPF6400S printer with the optional SU-21 spectrophotometer to be linked across the entire line of 8-Color imagePROGRAF iPFX400S series printers.  A printer’s administrator can monitor and manage each printer in a remote location. Linking color calibration targets among multiple printers allows color calibration for custom media to be performed on printers not equipped with a Spectrophotometer Unit.

This feature also gives users the ability to:

•    Remotely monitor/execute color calibrations for all printers on network, as well as be able to schedule remote calibrations based on system needs.
•    Determine the media type loaded in each device on the network
•    Determine the serial number of the printer device and other general information
•    Obtain accounting information from each printer on the network
•    Access the Status Monitor for each printer on the network

New Multi-Sensor – This printer includes an upgraded, built-in color multi-sensor that’s designed to offer even more precise calibration and color matching. Using a three-color LED and a recently developed condenser lens the sensor enables accurate recalibration of the device, allowing users to maintain a low average printer-to-printer color difference. Automatic color calibration is finished quickly after a few simple steps on the printer’s operation panel, or remotely via the Color Calibration Management Console software. A single color calibration performed with one type of Canon media can be applied to media in all printing modes.

Large Ink Tank Capacity – The iPF6400S printer supports 130 ml ink tank sizes, and now offers an option for large 300 ml ink tanks. Ink tank replacement becomes less frequent and users with higher printing volumes can enjoy greater productivity.

Sub-ink Tank System – An ink tank system designed for uninterrupted printing even during tank replacement that has already been featured on the current 44 and 60 inch models, is now available on a 24 inch, 8-Color printer for the first time. The iPF6400S keeps some ink in reserve in its sub ink tanks so that even when the tanks themselves run out of ink, printing can continue without interruption and the tanks can be replaced on the fly.

Fast Draft Printing Mode- The Draft Mode produces 1200 x 1200 dpi output at up to 294ft2/hr on coated and uncoated paper stocks while reducing ink consumption by 10% to 20% versus standard mode. This mode regulates the use of Photo Cyan and Photo Magenta inks to produce quality output at a lower total cost.

Fast Economy Printing- Significantly reduce total ink consumption by utilizing the Economy Printing Mode for producing draft prints on select media. This feature increases overall speed and regulates the use of all colors to produce quick check plots while minimizing the cost per print.

250GB Hard Drive - A built-in 250GB hard drive within the printer increases productivity by relieving workload from the host PC, while providing a large capacity for print job data storage and retrieval. This 250GB hard drive enables job data to be stored in protected mailboxes for easy access via web browser or at the printer for job re-printing. The embedded hard disk is ideal for medium to large workgroups to share a printer efficiently with multiple users, offering sample job storage space.  To ensure security of your files, there is a quick erase mode, high-speed mode, and a secure erase mode which meets to U.S. Department of Defense requirements (DoD5022.22-M Compliant) for erasure of disk media.

PosterArtist Lite
- Canon's included PosterArtist Lite poster creation software gives users the ability to quickly and easily create professional large format prints. Users simply follow the program's four (4) easy steps to create posters that can be used in applications such as Office presentation, Trade shows, Retail Signage, and much, much more. The PosterArtist QuickCopy feature provides an easy solution for a CanoScan desktop scanner to be used as a copier, making letter-size flyers and documents into full-size posters with a touch of a button.

Visit www.usa.canon.com/posterartist for a free demo version to download.

Direct Print & Share Cloud Portal Software- Canon’s Direct Print & Share software is a cloud portal solution that helps users to expand their printing workflow.  Users are given the ability to upload documents to their own account using Google’s cloud service, and have those documents printed from almost anywhere††. Easily print PDFs, TIFFs and JPEGs through the user-friendly interface, and even have the ability to do batch printing! To help further integrate with your Canon printer and software, Direct Print & Share comes with a plug-in for AutoCAD (sold separately) to make cloud-use through this software incredibly easy! Scan, upload, download and print directly from these software solutions to streamline your workflow like never before!

Accounting Manager – Tracks how much ink and media is being consumed when printing.  Costs can be assigned to ink and paper to determine expenses based on “Cost of goods”. The user can also input a variable cost that will be added to the total of the print cost.  The data is exportable to a .csv format for Microsoft Excel so the data can be used for billing purposes.

Features include:
•    Job Cost (ink, Media and variable cost inputted by user)
•    Ink Consumed per Job*
•    Media Consumed per Job
•    Job Completion time
•    And more

*Ink usage is estimate, and error tolerance is ±15%

Print Plug-in for Adobe Photoshop – This export module allows 16-bit image processing, preserving the expanded color spectrum and high gradation of the file.  The Print Plug-in also reduces the possibility of incorrect settings, by providing an integrated interface for print settings in Photoshop and the printer driver, enabling efficient production

The new Adjustment Pattern Setting feature allows for multiples of an image to be printed with different color settings in order to choose the color that most closely matches what you need, and the Gallery Wrap Feature allows for the creation of gallery wrap prints for framing and display.

Gallery Wrap Feature – This creative tool can be accessed via Adobe Photoshop (not included) and allows users to easily create gallery wrap prints for framing, as well as creative options that will expand output possibilities.

•    Crop marks- These lines are a guide for folding the paper for mounting.
•    Edge lines- The area outside these lines is the area that gets folded around to the back of the canvas. (Not actually displayed or printed)
•    Blue lines- The area within these lines is the area that appears on the front surface of the canvas when mounted. (not actually printed)
•    Canvas thickness- This area becomes the sides of the canvas when mounted.
•    Amount of extension- This is the region that is printed protruding excessively in order to prevent white areas appearing on the sides of the canvas.

You can choose the effect you would like on the canvas that would be wrapped on the frame.

•    Image - Wraps the image to the canvas sides.
•    Soft Image- Performs Gaussian filtering on the image on the canvas sides.
•    Reflection- Reflects the image on the canvas sides.
•    Soft Reflection- Reflects the image on the canvas sides and performs Gaussian filtering.
•    White, Black or Color Makes the canvas sides white, Black or a custom color

Media Configuration Tool – 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 Media Configuration Tool, which allows customers to not only utilize Canon-branded media, but provides the ability to make adjustments to printer settings to enhance the precision and quality of output achieved with non Canon branded media.  

Settings that can be configured using media parameter adjustment features include:

•    Media weight and thickness
•    Ink drying
•    Automatic cutting settings
•    Borderless printing
•    Paper feed amount
•    Print-head height
•    Vacuum strength
•    Maximum ink usage

Print Plug in for Microsoft Office – This utility makes it easy to print large-format documents created in Microsoft Word, Excel, or PowerPoint. The Plug-in appears in a tool bar inside the Microsoft application and has an easy-to-follow "Wizard". The Plug-in will bypass the printer driver to simplify the printing process. A few simple steps convert your 8.5" x 11" office document to poster size.

PosterArtist (Optional) - For those with more demanding poster creation needs, Canon's optional PosterArtist offers advanced features such as Auto Design, Variable Data, and in-application image editing features, as well as additional templates, royalty-free photos, and clip art. The built-in weblink feature in PosterArtist Lite links users directly to the PosterArtist website for useful hints and tips, and even more free contents for download.

†† You must open a Google Cloud account to take advantage of the cloud functionality. Storage capacity and any pricing thereof is based on Google’s current offering and is at Google's discretion. Your Google Cloud account is subject to Google’s terms and conditions, which is subject to change at Google's discretion. Neither Canon, Inc., nor Canon U.S.A., Inc. represents or warrants any third party product, service or feature referenced hereunder

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