Océ South Africa has announced the arrival of its imagePROGRAF iPF8400. A printer built for ultra high quality imaging and exceptional performance, is also equipped with an array of professional features. This large format print solution is ideal for proofing, photographic and fine art applications.

The iPF8400 is designed with cost management and return on investment (ROI) in mind, both of which can be tracked through the built in accounting function.  The iPF8400 is also equipped with a large 250GB hard drive, geared to increase productivity in high volume printing and streamlined workflows.

It enables faster processing of large files as well as the ability to reprint jobs directly from the printer, and the included software allows for all printers on the network to be monitored from one central location.

The printer has a large colour spectrum produced by the 12-Colour LUCIA EX pigment ink set, which also provides better scratch resistance and smoother gradations. This printer includes a multi-sensor that provides improved colour density detection and allows for a full calibration to be completed within 15 minutes. 

The printer has a calibration link feature that ensures a stable and consistent colour, whilst the enhanced black reproduction and graduation expression in dark areas gives the exceptional print quality required for photo print applications. Hot-swap ink tanks of 330ml or 700ml allow ink cartridges to be replaced during printing for maximum productivity.

Chris Paulet, product manager –WFPS at Océ South Africa stated that by combining Canons technological achievements, the imagePROGRAF iPF8400 achieves consistently breath taking, durable and long lasting prints.

The iPF8400 printer comes bundled with a print plug-in for Adobe Photoshop, Digital Photo Professional and Microsoft Office. The enhanced print plug-in for Adobe Photoshop includes a new adjustment pattern setting, which allows for multiples of an image to be printed at once with different colour values implemented and displayed.

Gallery wraps for canvas prints can now be created using the new gallery wrap feature. To improve versatility, the iPF8400 has a media configuration tool which allows customers to not only utilise existing Canon-branded media, but also with third party media.