LUCIA EX Ink Set
Canon’s iPF8400 LUCIA EX Ink set is designed for
dramatic photographic expression and detailed color reproduction for
exacting proofing applications. This 12-Color ink set offers a brilliant
range of vibrant colors, smooth gradations and transitions, with
incredibly fine details. This specially formulated ink also offers
better scratch resistance, superb black reproduction and exceptional
color stability compared to its predecessor. Combined with the printer’s
technologies, the LUCIA EX inks in the Canon iPF8400 have the ability to satisfy the
demanding needs of the Photographic, Fine Art, Proofing and Graphics
The LUCIA EX Ink system excels in reproducing colors
in the blue, red, purple, yellow and green spectral ranges, providing an
exceptionally large color gamut. Vibrant, rich colors with unsurpassed
detail and crisp, clean monotone images make this ink set essential for
incredible photo quality output.
Color Calibration Management System
Color Calibration Management Console program is included for the
centralized management of networked printers in a system from one easy
to use software tool. This unique feature enables color calibration
targets created using the iPF6450 printer with optional
spectrophotometer to be linked across the entire line of new 12 color
imagePROGRAF devices. A printer’s administrator can monitor and manage
each printer in a remote location. Linking color calibration targets
among multiple printers allows color calibration for custom media to be
performed on printers not equipped with a Spectrophotometer Unit.
This feature also gives users the ability to:
- Remotely monitor/execute color calibrations for all printers on network
- Determine the media type loaded in each device on the network
- Determine the serial number of the printer device and other general information
- Obtain accounting information from each printer on the network
- Access the Status Monitor for each printer on the network
new printer includes an upgraded, built-in color densitometer that’s
designed to offer even more precise calibration and color matching.
Using a three-color LED and a newly developed condenser lens the sensor
enables accurate recalibration of the device, allowing users to maintain
a low average printer-to-printer color difference. Automatic color
calibration is finished quickly after a few simple steps on the
printer’s operation panel. A single color calibration performed with one
type of media can be applied to media in all printing modes.
High Speed Printing with Fewer Passes
highest print mode, the order of ink application and layering is
optimized to maintain the highest print quality with fewer passes,
making this mode twice as fast compared to previous models. In high and
standard print modes, print density within a single pass of the heads is
optimized to reduce unevenness and support fewer passes as well.
New Tint and Tone Adjustments
new tint and tone controls over the four monochromatic shades allow a
user to create even more expressive blacks with smoother gradations –
especially in dark areas. Found in both the Printer Driver and Print
Plug-in for Adobe Photoshop, the new tone control in the monochrome
photo mode includes adjustments for:
- Soft Tone
- Middle Tone
- Medium Hard Tone
- Hard Tone
- Strong Hard Tone
tint control has also been added to the Print Plug-in for Photoshop.
This new option gives users the ability to affect the white space on an
image. By adding monochromatic ink to an images’ white space, the user
can improve gloss control in a black and white image, allowing them
greater control on how their final printed output will appear.
Sub-ink Tank System
the included sub ink tanks, the iPF8400 keeps some ink in reserve so
that even when the physical ink tanks run out of ink, printing can
continue without interruption and the tanks can be replaced on the fly.
250GB Hard Drive
The Canon iPF8400 has a built-in 250GB hard drive that increases productivity by
relieving workload from the host PC, while providing a large capacity
for print job data storage and retrieval. This 250GB hard drive enables
job data to be stored in protected mailboxes for easy access via web
browser or at the printer for job re-printing. The embedded hard disk is
ideal for medium to large workgroups to share a printer efficiently
with multiple users, offering sample job storage space. To ensure
security of your files, there are is a quick erase mode, high-speed
mode, and a secure erase mode which meets to U.S. Department of Defense
requirements (DoD5022.22-M Compliant) for erasure of disk media.
Print Plug-in for Adobe Photoshop
export module allows 16-bit image processing, preserving the expanded
color spectrum and high gradation of the file. The Print plug-in also
reduces the possibility of incorrect settings, by providing an
integrated interface for print settings in Photoshop and the printer
driver, enabling efficient production.
The new Adjustment Pattern
Setting feature allows for multiples of an image to be printed with
different color settings in order to choose the color that most closely
matches what you need.
The following new or enhanced features are provided in the Print Plug-In for Photoshop:
• Adjustment Pattern Setting
• Adobe CMM support
• Proof printing support
• Support for commercial profile creation tools
Gallery Wrap Feature
This new creative tool can be accessed
via Adobe Photoshop and allows users to easily create gallery wrap
prints for framing, as well as creative options that will expand output
You can choose the effect you would like on the canvas that would be wrapped on the frame.
- Crop marks- These lines are a guide for folding the paper for mounting.
lines- The area outside these lines is the area that gets folded around
to the back of the canvas. (Not actually displayed or printed)
lines- The area within these lines is the area that appears on the
front surface of the canvas when mounted. (not actually printed)
- Canvas thickness- This area becomes the sides of the canvas when mounted.
of extension- This is the region that is printed protruding excessively
in order to prevent white areas appearing on the sides of the canvas.
export module allow 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
- Image - Wraps the image to the canvas sides.
- Soft Image- Performs Gaussian filtering on the image on the canvas sides.
- Reflection- Reflects the image on the canvas sides.
- Soft Reflection- Reflects the image on the canvas sides and performs Gaussian filtering.
- White, Black or Color Makes the canvas sides white, Black or a custom colorPrint Plug-in for Digital Photo Professional.
- Full screen preview
- More print quality selections
- Categorized paper type view
- Roll paper layout view
- Bi-cubic enlargement
Media Configuration Tool
the expanding array of media options for large format printers and to
further improve the versatility of the iPF8400, Canon
has developed a new Media Configuration Tool, which allows customers to
not only utilize Canon-branded media, but provides the ability to make
adjustments to printer settings to enhance the precision and quality of
output achieved with non-Canon branded media.
Settings that can be configured using media parameter adjustment features include:
- Media weight and thickness
- Ink drying
- Automatic cutting settings
- Borderless printing
- Paper feed amount
- Print-head height
- Vacuum strength
- Maximum ink usage
Accounting Manager in the iPF8400 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 the Accounting
Manager feature you can track how much ink and paper is being consumed
when printing in large format. Costs can be assigned to 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. Features include:
- Job Cost (Ink, Media and variable cost inputted by user)
- Ink Consumed per Job*
- Media Consumed per Job
- Job Completion time
- And more
Print Plug in for Microsoft Office
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. A few simple steps convert your 8.5" x 11" office document to
PosterArtist Lite poster creation software gives users the ability to
quickly and easily create professional large format prints. Users simply
follow the program's four (4) easy steps to create posters that can be
used in applications such as Office presentation, Trade shows, Retail
Signage, and much, much more. The PosterArtist QuickCopy feature
provides an easy solution for a CanoScan desktop scanner to be used as a
copier, making letter-size flyers and documents into full-size posters
with a touch of a button.
For those with more demanding poster
creation needs, Canon's optional PosterArtist offers advanced features
such as Auto Design, Variable Data, and in-application image editing
features, as well as additional templates, royalty-free photos, and clip
art. The built-in weblink feature in PosterArtist Lite links users
directly to the PosterArtist website for useful hints and tips, and even
more free contents for download.
PosterArtist (Optional, PC Only)
template driven software was developed by Canon specifically to create
large-format posters quickly and easily. PosterArtist helps users of all
levels to create professional looking posters, banners and signage in 4
easy steps. This application offers a variety of templates, hi-res
royalty-free images and clipart designed to target a wide array of
markets such as food service, education, offices, retail and much more.
allows users to use Kyuanos advanced color management system, providing
a smart and simple way of managing colors under any viewing conditions.
Also included in PosterArtist is the Auto Design feature in which the
users can simply designate a few images to incorporate into a poster,
and PosterArtist will automatically create professional - looking
posters for immediate use. Also, the template filtering feature allows
users to find and apply a template quickly and easily from hundreds of
templates in the library.
- Provides professionally designed templates to simplify poster creation
- Over 1GB of preloaded files in a wide variety of poster designs and artwork
- Auto Design Feature - Template Creation Engine
- Variable Data Printing
Capture feature in the Canon iPF8400 allows users to load desired data from other
applications into a PosterArtist poster, such as Microsoft® Word®,
Excel®, and Adobe® Acrobat®
Import images directly from most digital cameras