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LUCIA Pigment Ink Technology The iPF8000 printer features a new 12-color pigment ink system featuring Red, Blue, Green, Gray, Photo Gray, Cyan, Photo Cyan, Magenta, Photo Magenta, Yellow, Regular Black, and Matte Black. The large color gamut provided by the 12 inks produces brilliant colors. The addition of gray and photo gray helps to create smooth gradations and less graininess, creating a crisp monotone output. Automatic Switching of Black Inks The iPF8000 will automatically switch between Regular Black and Matte Black at the time of printing. Simply choose the paper type and the iPF8000 will use the appropriate black to optimize print quality. The Regular Black ink produces high quality prints on photo glossy type media and the Matte Black ink exhibits high contrast prints with deep black on media such as fine art paper.
Print Head (PF-02) - Engineered for speed and advanced image production, the iPF8000 boasts Canon's dual print head system to lay down ink with unprecedented speed and accuracy. Unlike conventional printers with a single print head, the iPF8000 uses two high-precision, high-density print heads with a total of 30,720 nozzles. It lays down precise 4pl ink droplets to produce sharp detail and excellent image quality. The superfine 4pl droplets produce delicate color gradations and high-definition. The twin lines of nozzles on the new print heads enable the iPF8000 to minimize the number of printing passes and still maintain print quality. Each of the 2 print heads contain 6 colors, for a total of 12, each employing 2,560 nozzles for a grand total of 30,720 nozzles. This print head technology enables the iPF8000 to print at a true 1200 dot pitch with remarkable speed.
The L-COA1 print controller intelligently processes the print data to implement high-speed processing in order to accurately lay ink down for optimal image quality. Combined with Canon's dual print head design and the most ink nozzles per color in the industry, the L-COA controller helps achieve print speeds of under three minutes for 16.5" x 23.4" (A2) size prints, at 1200 x 1200 dpi on a glossy photo paper. (*Print speeds noted here are bench-mark testing results conducted by Canon Inc. The testing conditions are as follows: The print time is measured from the start of printing until the image is exited out from the printer. These tests were conducted with a Pentium® 4 3.2GHz CPU running Windows XP, 1GB RAM, USB 2.0, from Adobe Photoshop 7.0, ISO/JIS-SCID No.5 (bicycle chart) enlarged to 410mm x 512.5mm, using printer driver default setting.) 1L-COA = Large format printer Common Architecture
This image editing and layout software is designed to easily edit and output large-format prints from images captured with a digital camera. For novice photo software users, DPPP simplifies advanced functions such as red-eye correction, dust removal, skin tone improvement and many other features. Furthermore, you can layout images in a variety of ways using the templates provided within the application. For Adobe Photoshop users, DPPP is capable of 2-way communication to enable the quick exchange of image files between the two programs. Avoid inaccurate prints by utilizing the Soft Proof function, which provides the ability to view the actual output colors in advance on the monitor, and the Real Preview function which confirms in advance how many images will be laid out on roll paper. Color Features Auto Color Correct Manual Color Correct with Dynamic RGB Histogram Chart Tone Curve Editing Profile Support for sRGB, Adobe® RGB Detailed Image Properties Sepia Hue Adjustment Image Correction Features Skin Tone Improvement Redeye removal (Auto/Manual) Dust/Scratch Removal Back Light Correction Moiré Removal White/Gray/Black Point Correction Layout Features Templates Calendars Index Printing Multiple Photo Layouts Text Insertion Frames Trimming Multiple Undo
This application was designed to enable direct printing of 16-bit RGB images directly from Adobe Photoshop 6, 7, CS and CS2. This plug-in is a true export module that bypasses the print driver on Windows® and Macintosh® computers. The module was designed to be an integral part of a photographer's 16-bit workflow without compromising image quality. The plug-in facilitates the printing of 16-bit images by processing the data outside the conventional driver and sending the data directly from Photoshop to the printer, dramatically increasing gradations and as a result, overall image quality. The print history function enables the user to apply past color, profile and print settings to future jobs. The module allows for improved efficiency in color adjustment tasks and high-definition prints for Photoshop users. Features Soft proof - preview window Print history function Advanced color and quality controls Easily apply custom ICC profiles
The imagePROGRAF printer driver works with both Windows® and Macintosh® operating systems offering exceptional, high quality prints through easy usability and accurate color. The printer driver incorporates existing imagePROGRAF functions along with new, easy to use functions. The monochrome photo mode produces neutral, high quality monochrome images with the primary use of the black, gray and photo gray inks. This mode helps to ensure minimal shifts in color that are commonly caused by the use of color inks in black and white prints, thus outputting neutral tones with smooth gradation. Another easy to use feature is the free layout feature, which allows for custom nesting of separate images and documents. Features 14 preset document profiles (examples are Poster, CAD, Photo) Automatic print quality options dependent on print application and media Borderless printing Saturation and Gray Adjustment Easy Long Print Input Profiles Easy Setting/Advanced Setting Print Priority Monochrome photo mode Gray Adjustment 12-Color pigment ink Support for Adobe RGB Free layout feature Edit Using Poster Artist Enhanced profile settings Scan to Copy - iR enlargement copy 1Windows Only
This template driven software was developed by Canon specifically to create large-format posters easily. PosterArtist helps users of all levels to create professional looking posters, banners and signage with extreme ease. This application offers a variety of templates, hi-res royalty-free images and clipart designed to target a wide array of markets such as food service, education, offices, retail and much more. Features Provides professionally designed templates to simplify poster creation Over 1GB of preloaded files in a wide variety of poster designs and artwork Variable Data Printing Page Capture feature allows users to load desired data from other applications into a PosterArtist poster, such as Microsoft® Word®, Excel® and Adobe&reg Acrobat® Import images directly from most digital cameras PosterArtist QuickCopy - separate application with the ability to enlarge image data scanned with any CanoScan flatbed scanner

iPF 8000 Box Contents

iPF 8000 Box Contents iPF8000 Stand with Basket User Software CD (Printer Driver, HDI Driver, Utilities) 12 PFI-301 ink tanks (12 colors x 330 ml) Power Cord 2 Print Heads (6 colors per print head) Preinstalled Maintenance Cartridge (MC-08) Preinstalled Rotary Media Cutter (CT-06) User Software CD Quick Reference Guide Quick Start Guide User Manual CD Poster Artist CD Disk 1 and 2 Digital Photo Print Pro CD LFP Specialty Media Swatch Book Tools to assemble the stand Warranty


Printer Type

Print Head: PF-02
Technology: FINE (Full-lithography inkjet Nozzle Engineering)
Configuration: 6 colors per print head Dual print heads (total 12 colors)Print Head (L) Y/PC/C/PGY/GY/MBK Print Head (R) PM/M/BK/R/G/B
Replacement: End user replaceable Number of Nozzles2,560 nozzles per color
30,720 nozzles total

Nozzle Pitch

1,200 dpi

Nozzle Recovery System

Non-firing nozzle detection and compensation Print Resolution (Up to)2,400 x 1,200 dpi (Max)

OS Compatibility

Windows® 98SE/ME/2000/XP/2003 Server, Macintosh® OS 9.1/X 10.2/10.3/10.41

Standard Interfaces

USB 2.0 High-Speed
10/100 Base-T/TX
Optional: IEEE 1394 (Firewire®)

Ink Droplet Size

Uniform 4 picoliter for all colors

Ink Capacity

330ml per color2(Optional 700ml)
Colors: Cyan, Photo Cyan, Magenta, Photo Magenta, Yellow, Black, Matte Black, Red, Green, Blue, Gray, Photo Gray Ink Droplet Size Lucia ink (Pigment-based)

Buffer Ram

384 MB

Media Width

8-44 (Cut sheet)
10-44 (Roll Feed)

Media Thickness

0.07-0.8 mm (2.8-31.4 mil)
Roll Feed:One roll, Font Loading, Front Output
Cut Sheet: One Sheet, front loading, front output

Maximum Roll Print Length

59 Feet

Maximum Media Roll Diameter

5.9 inches

Borderless Printing Width

10, 14, 16, 24, 36, 42, B2 (20.28/515mm),A1 (23.38/594mm), AO (33.11/841 mm), BO (40.55/103mm)

Paper Feed Method

Manual Feed (Top/Front):Leading and left/right edges: 0.20 (5mm)
Trailing edge: 0.90(23mm) Languages GARO (Canon Proprietary)

Noise Level Approx

Operation: 54 dB or less
Standby: 35 dB or less
Acoustic Power (Operation & Standby):6.7 Bels or less

Physical Dimensions

74.5 x 38.4 x 45.0 (With Stand)


313 lbs (With Stand)

Power Source

AC-100-240V (50-60Hz)

Power Consumption

Maximum: 190W or less
Standby (100-120 V) 5W or less(8W or less when EB-05 is installed)
Power Off (Standby, 100-120v): Less than 1W (Compliant with Executive Order)

Operating Environment

Temperature: 59°-86° F (15°-30° C)
Relative Humidity: 10-80% (No Condensation)User-replaceable items Print Head (PF-01), Maintenance Cartridge (MC-08)

Software Included

Printing Software: Printer Driver 2006, Print Plug-in for Photoshop®2, Printer Driver Extra Kit3 (Free Layout, imageRUNNER Linking Function)
Applications: PosterArtist 20064, Digital Photo Print Pro4
Utilities: GARO Status Monitor, Media Configuration Tool, Remote UI Optional AccessoriesAutomatic Media Take-up Unit (TU-06)
IEEE 1394 Expansion Board (EB-05)2 Core Roll Holder (RH2-43)3 Core Roll Holder (RH-43)1The maximum printable length varies depending on the application, OS, and RIP used. The maximum printable length from Printer Driver 2006 is 50 feet.
2For Adobe® Photoshop® 6, 7, CS, CS2, running on Windows 2000/XP or Macintosh OS 9.1 or OS X 10.2/10.3/10.4
3Windows 2000/XP/2003 Server
4Windows 2000/XP

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† Prices and specifications subject to change without notice. Actual prices are determined by individual dealers and may vary.

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