Built for ultra high quality imaging and exceptional performance, the imagePROGRAF iPF8300 44" large format printer is equipped with an array of professional features. A large hard drive, sub-ink tank system, Gigabit Ethernet support and accounting manager feature make this a premier solution for the fine art, photography and proofing markets.
To fully utilize on the dynamic color range of the Lucia EX ink set, a high-precision printing mode delivers quality a step above the previously available highest quality mode. And with the print plug-in for Photoshop, now with support for Adobe CMM, users can process images in 16-bit. For more control over the final output, the media configuration tool expands on Canon's array of media options, allowing users to input profiles for third party media. By combining Canon's technological achievements, the imagePROGRAF iPF8300 achieves consistently breathtaking, durable and long lasting prints.
Print plug-in for Adobe Photoshop
This export module allows 16-bit image processing, preserving the expanded color spectrum and high gradation of the original file. The print plug-in reduces the possibility of incorrect settings, by providing an integrated interface for print settings in Photoshop and the printer driver, enabling efficient production. In addition, the plug-in supports an Adobe Color Conversion Module (CMM) and proof printing is now possible by simulating the colors produced by printing presses.
Print plug-in for digital photo professional
This export module allows users to directly process and print RAW image files from DPP. This plug-in bypasses the operating system's dependent print driver, allowing processing of 16-bit RGB images directly, which dramatically increases gradations and as a result, overall image quality.
Media configuration tool
Recognizing the expanding array of media options for large format printers and to further improve the versatility of these imagePROGRAF models, the media configuration tool not only allows customers to utilize Canon-branded media, but provides the ability to make adjustments to printer settings to enhance the precision and quality of output achieved with third party media.
High-precision print modes
Two print output options have been added to the printer driver to give users in proofing and photography environments the ability to create exquisite prints with exceptional detail. These print modes were designed to deliver a level of quality a step above the previously available print modes, giving users more choices when creating prints.
The accounting manager serves as a powerful feature, used for accurate management of printing costs and other information that is increasingly important in today's economic environment. With accounting manager feature you can track how much ink and paper is being consumed when printing large format output. Costs can be assigned to the ink and paper to determine expenses based on your own "Cost of goods". Each individual ink tank can have its own cost associated to it, as well as a variety of different paper types. 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. This feature will allow you to determine the cost of each print based on your actual cost.
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.
The iPF8300 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.
Redesigned control panel
With an intuitive design, the control panel on the imagePROGRAF printer helps make printing easier than ever. The large, bright, and easy-to-read LCD screen has four graphic tabs for paper settings, ink levels, job information and adjustments. The tabs can be viewed "at a glance" with more detailed information just a touch of a button away. The panel is equipped with a navigation function that illustrates printer instructions. Users can follow easy illustrated steps to load paper, replace ink tanks, and other operations. This control panel also includes one-touch functions, such as feed and cut buttons, making the imagePROGRAF printer easy-to-use right out of the box.