Despite its slightly awkward name, the Canon imagePROGRAF iPF8400 is a large format color inkjet printer designed for professional output at widths of up to 44 inches. It can support a variety of different roll or cut-sheet media for versatility, and the 12 colors of Canon iPF8400 printer ink can produce accurate images, though they can also be expensive to replace.
The iPF8400 can handle many types of media, with support for roll paper up to 0.8mm thick and 59 feet in length, which makes it an excellent choice for banners and other large applications. The machine itself is quite large, as expected, measuring 45x74.5x38.4 inches, with a weighs of around 316 pounds including its rolling stand. It is actually fairly quite in operation, reaching only 50 dB.
The iPF8400 includes features like Gigabit ethernet that make it easier to manage and to share in a modern workspace. It also includes a 250 GB hard drive, which gives it the capacity to store large images internally for quicker processing. When used with other devices, the Color Calibration Management System ensures that imagePROGRAF iPF8400 ink colors are consistent among all the machines, and tint and tone adjustments offer better control over printer ink shades for monochromatic printing.
The 12 colors of Canon iPF8400 ink cartridges include red, green, and blue, as well as matte black and two shades of gray, which makes images more accurate, with smoother gradients. Buyers need to be aware of the cost of replacing all of these imagePROGRAF iPF8400 ink cartridges, however, as it can really start to add up. One convenient feature not found in a basic inkjet model is the sub ink tank system, which holds some Canon iPF8400 ink in reserve, so that cartridges can be replaced without interrupting printing.
For professional printing on wide formats, the Canon iPF8400 is an impressive device. Its output quality is nearly unmatched, but its upfront price and the cost of supplies is quite high, so it will cater only to serious businesses with the budget to support it.
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