The imagePROGRAF iPF6400, 24-inch large format printer was designed for professionals in the graphic, fine art, photography and proofing markets that seek the highest possible standards for quality-control and image reproduction. An incredibly large color spectrum is produced by the 12-Color LUCIA EX pigment ink set, which also provides better scratch resistance and smoother gradations. The new Multi-sensor included with this printer provides improved color density detection and allows for a full calibration to be completed within 15 minutes, with the ability to use non-Canon branded media. A new Color Calibration Management System allows for color calibration targets to be created using the iPF6450 with optional spectrophotometer and shared across all new iPFX400 12-color printers, and 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 keeps some ink in reserve to allow for tanks to be changed without interrupting a print. In highest print mode, the order of ink application and layering is optimized to maintain the highest print quality with fewer passes, making this mode twice as fast compared to previous models.
To expand printing options and capabilities, the iPF6400 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 color values implemented and displayed. Gallery wraps for canvas prints can now be created using the new Gallery Wrap Feature. To improve versatility, the iPF6400 has a media configuration tool which allows customers to not only utilize existing Canon-branded media, but also with third party media. Designed for efficiency, reliability, and above all quality, the iPF6400 is the professional's answer to superior quality large format prints.
Worth Every Penny
I've been using the iPF 6400 now for about 2 years and I really could not be happier. The colors are so sharp and vivid, it is almost hard to believe! Each time I print a banner that is 24 in x 72 in, I'm amazed how quickly the ink dries when using a Scrim Vinyl. The menu screens were hard to get used to at first but once I became familiar with all the menu features I could easily navigate back and forth, that is why I gave the Features 4 out of 5 stars.
Overall, the printer is awesome and I sell more Scrim Vinyl products than anything else, but no matter what kind of media is used (photopaper, polypropylene, vinyl, etc.) the iPF 6400 is up for the job and is sure to impress!!!
January 16, 2013
1. For imagePROGRAF Printer Driver. For printing from PostScript applications such as Adobe Illustrator or QuarkXpress, please use a PostScript compatible RIP package. For a list of Canon recommended RIP packages, please consult with Canon Alliance and Industry Market list of RIP vendors. 2. The starter ink tanks initially packaged with the printer are not the same capacity as the replacement ink tanks specified here. 3. The maximum printable length varies depending on the application, OS, and RIP used.