Canon imagePROGRAF iPF8100 Large Format Printer

Canon imagePROGRAF iPF8100 Large Format Printer

Canon imagePROGRAF iPF8100 Large Format Printer

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Canon imagePROGRAF iPF8100 Large Format Printer

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  • 44" Wide Print Carriage
  • Roll or Cut Sheet Paper
  • LUCIA 12-Color Pigment Inks
  • Dual Print Head System
  • Built-In Calibration
  • High-Capacity Ink Cartridges
  • Border Free Printing (roll paper only)
  • Advanced Printer Drivers
  • Energy Star Qualified
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The Canon imagePROGRAF iPF8100 Large Format Printer provides professional functionality with the ability to print impressive, full-bleed color output at widths of up to 44", making it perfect for advertising, CAD, large format photo printing, and even fine art reproduction. It has a high speed throughput of up to 350 square feet per hour, and an 80GB hard drive built right in that aids in improving productivity by relieving workload from the host PC.

The 12 color LUCIA pigment ink configuration helps increase print efficiency and creates dynamic colors and tones that are ideal for large format Photographic printing applications, and offers excellent color fastness and stability with a remarkably wide color gamut. The ink formulation for Black, Matte Black, Gray and Photo Gray reduces bronzing while providing stronger ink adhesion to the print media, resulting in better scratch resistance without the need for any additional protection or coatings. Furthermore, the imagePROGRAF iPF8100 has a built-in calibration feature and other advanced quality control functions such as the L-COA processor to deliver consistently superior results without sacrificing speed.

The imagePROGRAF iPF8100 has many features that appeal to the professional image maker, both in regards to creativity and cost effectiveness. Features such as automatic clogged nozzle detection and compensation, the availability of 330ml and 700ml ink tanks, and ink usage tracking help users keep an eye on the bottom line, while a large backlit LCD panel provides greater ease of use, and multiple media handling options and an impressive software suite allow users to expand their creativity with images. Furthermore, the impressive longevity of the prints (actual print life is dependent upon media and display environment) will lead to greater customer/end-user satisfaction when the printer is used in a commercial production environment.

12 color LUCIA Ink Technology
The innovative 12 color configuration is comprised of four standard process colors with Photo Cyan and Photo Magenta, plus Red, Green, Blue, Matte Black, Gray, and Photo Gray, to provide for a dynamic color gamut and delivers exceptional print results. Furthermore, the LUCIA inks have been specially formulated to reduce graininess and bronzing and resist scratching and fading; plus the Black, Matte Black, Gray and Photo Gray optimize black ink density for exceptional monochrome photo-quality output.
Advanced Dual Print Heads
Engineered for speed and advanced image production, the iPF8100 boasts Canon's dual print head system using twin 1-inch iPF series print heads to lay down ink with unprecedented speed and accuracy. Unlike conventional printers with a single print head, the high-precision, high density print heads provides a total of 30,720 nozzles that lay down precise 4 picoliter-size ink droplets to produce sharp detail and excellent image quality. An innovative ink channel configuration accelerates print efficiency by distributing the eight colors of ink reciprocally across the two print heads for better ink coverage with each pass.
Automatic Switching of Black Inks
The iPF8100 printer utilizes two different black ink formulations to maximize image quality. The Regular Black ink produces high quality prints on photo glossy type media while the Matte Black ink exhibits high contrast prints with deep black on media such as fine art paper. The printer is able to automatically switch between Regular Black and Matte Black at the time of printing. All that the user needs to do is choose the paper type and the iPF8100 will use the appropriate black ink.
L-COA Print Controller
The imagePROGRAF iPF8100 printer is built around Canon's innovative L-COA (Large-format printer Common Architecture) controller, a highly advanced system processor that dynamically optimizes output speed and print quality based on the type of image being printed and the media used. Combined with Canon's dual print head system, the L-COA controller helps achieve impressive print speeds.
Economy Print Mode
The Economy Print Mode produces 1200 x 1200 dpi output at 211 ft2/hr on coated and uncoated paper stocks while reducing ink consumption by 10% to 20%. This feature regulates the use of Photo Cyan and Photo Magenta inks to produce high quality output at a lower total cost.
Built in 80GB Hard Drive
Increased hard drive storage space within the iPF8100 increases productivity by relieving workload from the host PC while providing a large capacity for print job data storage and retrieval. This 80GB hard drive enables job data to be stored in protected mail boxes for easy access and printing.
Built in Calibration
The iPF8100 printer is equipped with the ability to easily reset back to the original optimal factory settings and apply any necessary adjustments across all the printer's media types in just minutes. At the same times this creates a stable, predictable printing platform on which superior results can be consistently achieved. The system has built-in calibration sensors that help compensate for adverse environmental conditions while providing a predictable platform for color management and consistent color reproduction.
Borderless Printing
The imagePROGRAF iPF8100 printer can produce 4-sided edge to edge borderless prints, with roll media of widths from 10" up to 42" and utilizing the built-paper cutter.
Extensive Media Compatibility
The imagePROGRAF iPF8100 is compatible with many different types of media including media for signage such as polypropylene, vinyl or Tyvek; Photo and Proofing papers such as Premium RC paper or heavyweight matte paper; plain papers such as bond paper and cover paper, even fine art papers and media such as Photo Rag, German Etching, Watercolor, and canvas cloth. Media can be loaded either from rolls with a core diameter of 2 or 3" (with optional 3" core roll holder), or you can feed individual cut sheets of paper, and the media can also be quite thick with a maximum thickness of 0.8mm (31.4mil). The durable rotary cutter makes output from the printer easier to manage, and enables borderless printing with roll papers.
Non-firing Detection and Compensation Function
The imagePROGRAF iPF8100 is capable of detecting clogged or non-firing nozzles; and when detected, a print head cleaning cycle is automatically executed. If the nozzle remains obstructed, the iPF8100 will automatically compensate by rerouting the ink to functioning nozzles.
Print Plug-in for Adobe Photoshop and Digital Photo Professional
The included print plug-ins are export modules that bypass the operating systems dependent print driver, allowing processing of 16-bit RGB images directly, which dramatically increases color gradations and as a result, improves overall image quality. Furthermore, these export print modules allow users to directly process and print RAW image files from DPP or Adobe Photoshop, and provide a full screen preview, more print quality selections, categorized paper type view, roll paper layout view, and Bi-cubic enlargement.
ENERGY STAR Qualified
To help you save energy and money, while making a difference for the environment, Canon has partnered voluntarily with the EPA to design products that meet the high standards of its ENERGY STAR Program to promote the development and introduction of energy-efficient products to combat global warming and other environmental issues. Canon ENERGY STAR qualified home and office equipment uses half as much electricity than standard equipment yet cost the same as less energy-efficient models. As higher energy cost and global warming become more of a concern for consumers, we are committed to offering solutions that help our customers save money, conserve energy and improve the quality of our environment.
In the Box
Canon imagePROGRAF iPF8100 Large Format Printer
  • Power Cord (Type A)
  • 2x PF-03 Print Heads
  • Set of 330ml Ink Tanks (12 cartridges)
  • Maintenance Cartridge (installed)
  • 2" Roll Holder
  • Sample Roll Heavyweight Coated Paper
  • Media Swatch Kit
  • Ethernet Card (installed)
  • Printer Stand
  • Media Take-Up Unit
  • User Software CD-ROM (imagePROGRAF Printer Driver 2007, Print Plug-in for Photoshop & Digital Photo Professional, Printer Driver Extra Kit, Digital Photo Front-Access, GARO Status Monitor, Media Configuration Tool)
  • User Manual CD-ROM
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Reference Guide
  • 1-Year Manufacturers Limited Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    Printing Method
    Printing Technology FINE (Full-lithography inkjet Nozzle Engineering) using dual PF-03 print heads, and Non-firing nozzle detection and compensation
    Maximum Resolution 2400 x 1200dpi
    Minimum Ink Droplet Size 4 picoliter
    Ink Type LUCIA Pigment Ink
    Ink Palette Cyan, Photo Cyan, Magenta, Photo Magenta, Yellow, Black, Matte Black, Gray, Photo Gray, Red, Green, Blue
    Ink Cartridge Configuration 12 individual ink cartridges
    Performance
    Print Speed Up to 350'2/hr
    Input Buffer 384MB RAM plus 80GB Hard Drive
    Printer Duty Cycle Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Print Archival Life Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Paper Handling
    Maximum Paper Width 44"
    Maximum Printable Area 44" x 59' with roll feed (with Border)
    44 x 63" with Cut Sheets (with Border)
    Paper Sizes Cut Sheets: 8 x 8" - 44 x 63"
    Roll Paper: 10 - 44" wide (2" core; 3" core with optional accessory)
    Borderless Photo Sizes Borderless printing with roll media ONLY - Roll width listed
    515mm (JIS B2), 1,030mm (JIS B0), 594mm (ISO A1), 841mm (ISO A0), 10", 14", 16", 24", 36", 42"
    Paper Types Signage Media (Polypropylene, Vinyl, Tyvek Banner, Adhesive Vinyl, Backlit Film, Back Print Back Lit Film), Photo Paper (Premium Photographic paper, Super-Gloss, Gloss, Satin, Heavyweight, RC Photogloss, RC Photomatte, RC Photo Luster), Proofing Paper (Commercial, Premium), Universal Bond Paper, Fine Art Paper (Photo Rag, German Etching, Enhanced Velvet, Watercolor, Smooth Rag, Textured Rag, Water-Resistant Canvas, Matte Canvas, Canvas Semi-Glossy)
    Maximum Paper Thickness 0.8mm (31.4mil)
    Paper Capacity 5.9" Roll Diameter
    1-sheet cut paper
    Special Media Support No
    Connectivity
    Computer Interface USB 2.0 High-Speed
    10/100 Base-T/TX Ethernet
    Compatible Memory Cards No
    Direct Print Capable No
    Network Capable Yes (10/100 Base-T/TX Ethernet)
    PostScript Support Possible with optional PostScript software
    System & Software Requirements Windows 2000, XP, Vista (32/64bit)
    Macintosh OS OS 9.x, OS X (10.3 or later)
    Physical
    Status Display Monochrome Alphanumeric/Graphic LCD and indicator LEDs
    Image Preview Display No
    Front Panel Controls Power, Info/Cleaning, Paper feed/Paper select, 4-way controller with OK button, Stop/Eject
    Power Requirements 100-120V AC; 50-60Hz
    Dimensions 74.5 x 45.0 x 38.4" (1893 x 1143 x 976mm) with stand
    Weight 313 lbs (142kg) with stand

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