The new Canon IPF 8400 large format printer!!

Behold, it has arrived!!

Today I (finally) received the IPF 8400, Canon’s newest large format printer! 

Its the most awesome printer on the marked, and Im really psyked to start testing it. 

It is huge!

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Installing the ink tanks is easy:

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Pull up the handle  bars,

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and insert the tank (all of them)… (on both sides!)

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Next we got ready to install the print heads. This is done by the user unlike other brands…

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Me pointing at where Im going it insert the print heads!

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Insert test media. Canon runs a sort of hardware calibration the automatically the first time you start the printer up.

After this is done you should also do a manual (its really automatic, but you have to start it) calibration.

This way, when you make a customized ICC profile for one paper type, it should work very well with any other x400 series, such as the

6400, 6450 or another 8400.

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Its Canon!

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I (of course) had to do a large test print. Waiting until tomorrow was not an option!

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After setting it up, I drove up to Canons Norwegian headquarter and went through, the different media types they have.

We placed an order of 6 different media types thats should arrive from Canons main storage facility in a few days:

  • premium semi-glossy paper 2, 280 gsm
  • satin photographic paper, 240 gsm/10 mil
  • premium rc photo luster, 255 gsm/ 10 mil
  • glossy photographic paper, 240 gsm/10 mil
  • durable matte polypropylene banner, 130 gsm/7 mil
  • polished rag, 300 gsm
Ok, so this post was really just about me bragging about my new best friend, sorry(!).
I’ll write a more thorough report about user friendliness, image quality and everything else
one would like to know as soon as I’ve had the chance to do some more testing.

 

On Friday a representative from Canson Infinity is coming to visit my 

studio with lots of high-end media. O’boy am I looking forward to this weekend:D

My i1Publish Pro2 unit is going to be running hot!

 

-jr-

 

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Wacom introduces the Intuos 5

Intuos5 is the new professional pen tablet generation for photographers, designers and artists who want to dive into their digital image. Superior new features include multi-touch gesture support for intuitive input, an Express View display to facilitate an efficient workflow and wireless capabilities for convenience and comfort. Combined with Wacom’s renowned pen pressure and tilt sensitive pen, the state-of-the-art Intuos5 represents the intuitive way to create.

What’s new from the Intuos 4:

  • New – now with multi-touch function supporting user-defined shortcuts and conveying a natural feel simply – through multi-touch gestures
  • New – now with the revolutionary Express View on-screen display
  • New – gain freedom via the optional wireless accessory kit
  • New – now with ergonomic soft-touch surface designed for maximum comfort
Same as the Intuos 4:
  • Pen precision with 2,048 levels of pressure sensitivity and pen tilt for a real pen-on-paper feel
  • Up to 8 individually configurable ExpressKeys with new surface feel
  • Multifunctional Touch Ring with 4 freely programmable functions per application
Stay tuned for a tutorial on how to set up and use this new tablet!
-JR-

LaCie Little Big Disk – Now (finally) Shipping!!

It’s been some time since it was first announced and it’s now finally shipping! 

LaCie Little Big disk comes in two sizes; 250GB and 500GB both with thunderbolt connectivity for transfer speeds up to 634 MB/s faster than any previous external hard drive solution.

Highlights:

  • 10 Gbit/s Thunderbolt interface
  • Two 128GB (250GB capacity) or two 250GB (500GB capacity) Solid State Drives
  • Preconfigured RAID0 strip set (RAID 1 and JBOD capable)
  • Dual Thunderbolt ports for daisy chaining up to six compatible storage devices together
  • Mini DisplayPort backward compatible for daisy chaining with other digital devices such as monitors and compatible cameras
  • Solid aluminum enclosure
  • Compact size for easy portability
Get yours from Apple.com today!

Sekonic Finally updates it’s Software for Mac OS 10.6 and 10.7

If your a owner of a Sekonic L-758 light meter, then you have probably been frustrated over not being able to use the dedicated software for creating customized profiles on a mac after updating to Mac OS 10.5!

Well, Sekonic have finally created a driver that is compatible with both Mac OS 10.6 and 10.7

This new driver can be downloaded at Sekonic.com

If you already have the software installed on your mac, all you have to do is to install the new set of drivers, and your back in business.

Happy Profiling, and happy lighting!!

Wacom introduces a new flagship, the Cintiq 24HD!

We waited, we waited and we waited… And then it came!Yes, its been a long wait, but well worth it, and this is what came:

– A large 24 (61 cm) widescreen display provides a perfect workspace for creating digital content

– Superior display fidelity with full HD resolution (1,920 x 1,200) and high colour gamut (92% Adobe RGB) to bring creative ideas to life

– Supports HDCP protocol to view copy protected materials e.g. Blu-Ray videos

– Impressive industrial design with flat drawing surface and unique display stand

– Display transits between low/flat and upright/angled with the assisted lifts and intuitive breaks

– Enables unique off table edge positioning

– 2,048 levels of pressure sensitivity and Wacom Tip Sensor produce a precise and detailed reflection of the creative idea

This new incredible product will have a SRP of: EUR 2.299,90 (incl. VAT), GBP 1.999,99 (incl. VAT,)US $ 2.299,95 (excl. VAT)