With support for wide formats of up to 24 inches, the Canon imagePROGRAF iPF6450 is a versatile color inkjet for large format printing. It integrates well with most editing software, and its 12-color Canon iPF6450 ink system provides accurate output, though buyers should expect high operating costs.
As one of the smallest in its line, the iPF6450 can't handle the 44 or 60 inch widths of other models, but it offers a decent compromise for a more affordable price. It will mainly appeal to graphic designers, photographers, and artists who need to produce larger prints at high quality.
The machine itself measures 39.4x48.3x34.3 inches including the stand. It weighs 154 pounds without the imagePROGRAF iPF6450 ink installed, and includes wheels for rolling it into place. The inkjet design incorporates sub-ink tanks that keep some printer ink in reserve. This allows the imagePROGRAF iPF6450 ink cartridges to be replaced on the fly, while the machine continues to print. This can be essential for particularly large prints, where the ink may run out before they are finished. The embedded 250 GB hard drive provides ample storage for large projects, and there are plug-ins available for Photoshop, Microsoft Office, and other common platforms, allowing better control of the output.
The downside of the 12-ink system is the cost of consumables. Replacing so many Canon iPF6450 ink cartridges can become quite expensive. Prices for Canon iPF6450 ink are fairly affordable, but buyers should budget quite a bit for operating costs.
Overall, the Canon iPF6450 is a good compromise compared to wider devices with a higher price tag. It still provides the great color management and calibration features of these larger models, but sports a more compact frame that should be valued by those with limited space. Its excellent color output quality is impressive, but be prepared for high costs.
Based on our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee, Ink Technologies will accept returns of compatible or remanufactured ink and toner cartridges for full credit if the returned product has a valid return authorization number and is received in our warehouse within 6 months of the original shipping date. If there is a confirmed print quality issue, only 1 set of opened products will be accepted for credit returns, and only if less than 30% of the ink or toner has been used.
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