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  • Page 1 Questions and Answers Regarding...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Market and Key Technology................... 3 Production ......................... 4 L-COA ........................4 Print heads ........................ 4 Ink System ........................ 6 Interface ......................... 10 Appearance Design, Logo ..................10 Auto Adjustment and Detection Features ..............11 Color Calibration ....................... 12 iPF8000S and iPF9000S Features ................. 15 Product Features and Target Market ................
  • Page 3: Market And Key Technology

    Key Technology 3/36...
  • Page 4: Production

    Print heads Q. What are the features of the print head? These are ultra high-density print heads, thanks to special Canon print head technology called Full-photolithography Inkjet Nozzle Engineering, or FINE. Two lines of nozzles per color produce extremely tiny (4 pl) ink droplets. The iPF8000S and iPF9000S are equipped with two print heads, for a total of 30,720 nozzles.
  • Page 5 Are the print heads replaceable? Yes they are user-replaceable. Q. What is the head resolution? The resolution of the print head itself is 1200 dpi. The maximum print resolution is 2400 x 1200 dpi. Q. How wide is the print head? 1.07 inch.
  • Page 6: Ink System

    This is a different system from that in the iPF5100 and iPF6100, which is a 12-color pigment ink system with an advanced 4-color monochromatic range. Note that LUCIA is a brand of pigment ink for Canon ink jet printers. The following iPF printers all use LUCIA ink.
  • Page 7 Q. What is the role of the maintenance cartridge? The cartridge absorbs excess ink from print head cleaning, borderless printing, and other printer operations. When the cartridge is almost full, the operation panel display and the status monitor software utility request users to replace it. Replacement frequency varies depending on the printing volume.
  • Page 8 compare the number of ink colors and conclude that the printer with more colors always has better image quality. In this case, however, 12-color models in the imagePROGRAF series do offer the high print quality sought by professionals in design, comp, photo, and artwork production. The color gamut has been expanded by adding three special RGB ink colors for pure, clear color reproduction throughout the gamut.
  • Page 9 chosen based on the media, eliminating the inconvenience of changing inks. This also improves productivity significantly and prevents wasting ink from ink changes. Q. If users run out of one of the two types of black ink, can they print with the remaining ink if the media is compatible? No, this is not possible.
  • Page 10: Interface

    No, no quality assurance can be extended for products of other manufacturers. Consult respective manufacturers regarding any guarantees. Note that stains or other problems caused by ink leaks from other manufacturer's products are beyond the scope of complimentary service by Canon. For better printer safety and reliability, we recommend genuine Canon inks.
  • Page 11: Auto Adjustment And Detection Features

    Auto Adjustment and Detection Features Q. What does the non-firing nozzle detection and compensation system do? This monitors ink firing from the print head nozzles with precision and automatically performs cleaning upon detection of clogging. Further, if clogging persists after cleaning, the nozzle that is not firing ink will be replaced by a functional one.
  • Page 12: Color Calibration

    Canon ink, two printers of the same model were calibrated. (2) After calibration, the same type of genuine Canon paper was used to print calibration charts of 729 patches on both printers. As the driver, an imagePROGRAF printer driver...
  • Page 13 was used. (3) After sufficient drying, colors of both printed calibration charts were measured using a spectrophotometer, at a temperature of 23°C and relative humidity of 65%. The average ∆E (ΔE2000) was calculated between corresponding patches on the two calibration charts.
  • Page 14 To check what types of media can be used for color calibration, refer to the media guide for the printer or the Canon website. Q. Is color calibration possible using non-specified media? No, this is not possible.
  • Page 15: Ipf8000s And Ipf9000s Features

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  • Page 16: Product Features And Target Market

    iPF8000S and iPF9000S Features Product Features and Target Market Q. What are the features of the iPF8000S and 9000S? Both models are part of a new series incorporating a newly developed 8-color ink system. This is a high-speed series designed for work that demands high productivity, such as production of signs or displays, or large posters as produced by print-for-pay shops.
  • Page 17 iPF8000S and iPF9000S Features single-line arrangements. The result is high-speed printing that does not compromise high-precision, high-density image quality. Q. What is Economy mode? A print mode for lower ink consumption without much loss of print quality. This meets the needs of users for whom running costs are a priority.
  • Page 18 iPF8000S and iPF9000S Features - High reliability through maintenance Cycles of use of internal printer parts are monitored and stored on the printer, and users are notified when it is time for regular part replacement. This kind of preventative maintenance can help reduce the occurrence of problems.
  • Page 19: Environmental Performance

    USB 2.0 Hi-Speed; data used: Japan Association of Graphic Arts Technology ISO/JIS-SCID No. 5; output image size: A0 (827 x 1,033.8 mm). Based on Canon research. Note that printing times do not include data transfer. Note also that the printing speed may vary depending on the data volume/size, computer, application, software, and connection method.
  • Page 20: Media And Feeding

    iPF8000S and iPF9000S Features Media and Feeding Q. What sizes, paper thicknesses, and outer diameters (for rolls) are supported? iPF8000S Maximum Paper Width 1118 mm (44") Maximum Printable Length 203 mm Cut sheet 1.6 m Maximum length Roll paper 18 m (varies depending on the operating system and application used) Cut sheet Media thickness 0.07 mm to 0.8 mm...
  • Page 21: Product Configuration (consumables And Options)

    iPF8000S and iPF9000S Features Product Configuration (Consumables and Options) Q. What are the consumables? iPF8000S Ink tanks, print heads, media, Rotary cutter, and maintenance cartridges. iPF9000S Ink tanks, print heads, media, Rotary cutter, and maintenance cartridges. Q. What options are available? iPF8000S •...
  • Page 22: Software

    Media Software 22/36...
  • Page 23: General Questions

    Ambient Light Adjustment feature has been incorporated. It is based on Kyuanos, a next-generation color management technology of Canon. When a print is viewed under different lighting conditions, the printed colors look different. This feature adjusts colors before printing in accordance with the specified viewing environment to ensure optimum color reproduction in the finished prints.
  • Page 24 Media It provides web link access to top page of the iPF web pages of each regional sales company. The “imagePROGRAF Support Information” can be started from the Support screen of the printer driver or the shortcut on the desktop of PC, and then users can easily and quickly obtain the latest product information and beneficial information when necessary.
  • Page 25: Imageprograf Print Plug-in For Photoshop And Digital Photo Professional

    Media Categorized media names in the Media Type list The number of supported media is increasing every year and a wider variety of media has been provided. For easier understanding and quick selection, media names can be categorized in a hierarchical tree structure.
  • Page 26: Imageprograf Status Monitor

    Media • Gray single channel input mode, making it possible to edit black and white photographs • Bicubic enlargement, generating natural intermediate tone reproduction imagePROGRAF Status Monitor Q. What does the e-mail notification function do? If printer problems occur and trigger warning or error messages, users at designated email addresses are informed via email with this notification function.
  • Page 27 Ambient Light Adjustment The world’s first Ambient Light Adjustment feature is newly incorporated. This feature is based on Kyuanos, Canon propriety color management technology of the next-generation. Since printed colors look different under different lighting condition, it adjusts the color difference in accordance with the specified viewing environment to ensure optimum color reproduction in the finished prints.
  • Page 28 Thus, light under which we view something is called ambient light. To enable poster design taking into account ambient light in the viewing environment, we have incorporated Ambient Light Adjustment feature, which is based on Canon original color management technology called “Kyuanos”, into imagePROGRAF Printer Driver 2007.
  • Page 29 We plan to offer contents such as templates and artworks in a content download site that is to be launched under Canon’s imagePROGRAF PosterArtist Site, www.usa.canon.com/posterartist. This website will serve as a source to offer information such as poster design tips and useful ways of PosterArtist.
  • Page 30: Digital Photo Front-access

    Because JPEG is supported as a source image format, images from any digital camera can be viewed as long as they are in JPEG format. As for RAW images, only Canon RAW from EOS digital series is currently supported. RAW images from digital cameras of other manufacturers and those from Canon PowerShot must be converted to JPEGs using image processing software before they can be viewed.
  • Page 31 Auto image retouching With Canon proprietary auto image retouching technology, anyone can easily make high-quality photo prints of large format. For instance, thanks to its human face detection function and optimized brightness control, it...
  • Page 32: Ambient Light Adjustment Feature (and Kyuanos)

    Microsoft Corporation was aiming at functional enhancement in color management system technology with Windows Vista, targeting at the high-end market such as graphic arts and printing industries. And then, they decided to utilize the Kyuanos technology of Canon for Windows Vista.
  • Page 33 Media Q. Will Kyuanos support Mac OS in the future? We cannot comment on that at the moment, although we have recognized the usefulness of Mac support Kyuanos as well as the Windows support. Q. Do you plan to further develop features of imagePROGRAF series based on Kyuanos? We cannot comment on that at the moment, although we are planning to do it in the future.
  • Page 34 Media Light Adjustment since the viewed places randomly vary. This means that the Ambient Light Adjustment effect works best when printing in large format. That is why we incorporated it as a necessary feature in iPF8000S and iPF9000S. Q. Has Ambient Light Adjustment feature been strongly demanded? In case that a print looks different in color when posted although it appeared just as a user expected at production site, most users have unwillingly accepted the phenomenon.
  • Page 35 Take an accurate light measurement with Eye-One from X-Rite and the Ambient Light Measurement Tool software from Canon, and then enter the measurement data in printer driver or PosterArtist 2007. This method brings right adjustment, since it relies on actual measured data.
  • Page 36 Media [Color Concepts and Terminology] Q. What does color temperature refer to? When objects are heated, they emit light. This is called black-body radiation. Since the spectral distribution of black-body radiation is determined by its absolute temperature, the correspondence of color to temperature is established and colors can be represented as temperatures.

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