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!
Installing the ink tanks is easy:
Pull up the handle bars,
and insert the tank (all of them)… (on both sides!)
Next we got ready to install the print heads. This is done by the user unlike other brands…
Me pointing at where Im going it insert the print heads!
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.
I (of course) had to do a large test print. Waiting until tomorrow was not an option!
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!