Canon iPF 6450 24″ Professional Photo & Fine Art Color Plotter

Canon iPF 6450 24″ Professional Photo & Fine Art Color Plotter

Wide Format Professional Photo & Fine Art Plotter

Overview

The imagePROGRAF iPF6450, 24-inch large format printer was designed for professionals in the graphic, fine art, photography and proofing markets that seek the highest possible standards for quality-control and image reproduction. An incredibly large color spectrum is produced by the 12-Color LUCIA EX pigment ink set, which also provides better scratch resistance and smoother gradations. The new Multi-sensor included with this printer provides improved color density detection and allows for a full calibration to be completed within 15 minutes, with the ability to use non-Canon branded media. A new Color Calibration Management System allows for color calibration targets to be created using the iPF6450 with optional spectrophotometer and shared across all new iPFX400 12-color printers, and the included software allows for all printers on the network to be monitored from one central location. The printer supports ink tank sizes of 130ml and for the first time, 300ml, and the new sub-ink tank keeps some ink in reserve to allow for tanks to be changed without interrupting a print. In the printer’s 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. The iPF6450 is also equipped with a large 250GB hard drive, geared to increase productivity in high volume printing and streamlined workflows, while allowing for faster processing of large files as well as the ability to reprint jobs directly from the printer.
As an optional add-on to the iPF6450, the SU-21 Spectrophotometer features a scan speed of 10 inches per second and can accommodate media of different thicknesses (Canon or non-Canon branded) thanks to the mobile carriage the device is placed on, which attaches right onto the front of the printer. The device also includes a user-switchable UV blocking filter that can be switched on and off according to paper type, eliminating the need to purchase individual sensors.

To expand printing options and capabilities, the iPF6450 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 color values implemented and displayed. Gallery wraps for canvas prints can now be created using the new Gallery Wrap Feature. To improve versatility, the iPF6450 has a media configuration tool which allows customers to not only utilize existing Canon-branded media, but also with third party media. Designed for efficiency, reliability, and above all quality, the iPF6450 is the professional’s answer to superior quality large format prints.

Features

LUCIA EX Ink Set

Canon’s 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 have the ability to satisfy the demanding needs of the Photographic, Fine Art, Proofing and Graphics professionals.

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.

  • Optional SU-21 Spectrophotometer
  • Color Calibration Management System
  • Multi-Sensor
  • High Speed Printing with Fewer Passes
  • Tint and Tone Adjustments
  • Large Ink Tank Capacity
  • Sub Ink Tank System
  • 250GB Hard Drive
  • Gigabit Ethernet Support

Canon iPF 6450 24″ Professional Photo & Fine Art Color Plotter Specs

Number of Nozzles
Total: 30,720
All Colors: 2,560 nozzles each
Nozzle Pitch
1,200 dpi
Nozzle Recovery System
Non-firing nozzle detection and compensation
Print Resolution (Up to)
2,400 x 1,200 dpi (Max)
OS Compatibility
Windows® (XP/Vista 32/64bit/Windows 7 32/64bit)
Macintosh® (OSX)
Standard Interfaces
USB 2.0 High-Speed
10/100/1000 Base-T/TX
Ink Droplet Size
4 picoliter
Ink Capacity
130ml/300ml per color2
Ink Droplet Size
LUCIA EX Ink (Pigment based)
Color Set
Cyan, Photo Cyan, Magenta, Photo Magenta, Yellow, Black, Matte Black, Red, Green. Blue, Gray, Photo Gray
Buffer Ram
384 MB
Hard Drive
250 GB
Media Width
Cut Sheet: 8 – 24
Media Thickness
Top Loading Manual Feed: 0.07 – 0.8mm (3.2 – 31.4mil)
Front Loading Manual Feed: 0.5 – 1.5mm (19.6 – 59.0mil)
Roll: 0.07 – 0.8mm (3.2 – 31.4mil)
Maximum Roll Print Length
59 Feet (18 meters)3
Maximum Media Roll Diameter
5.9 (150mm)
Borderless Printing Width
10 (254 mm), B4 (257 mm), A3+ (329 mm), 14 (356 mm), 16 (407 mm), A2 (420 mm), A2+/17 (432 mm), B2 (515 mm), A1 (594 mm), 24 (610 mm)
Paper Feed Method
Roll Feed: One Roll, front output
Top Loading Manual Feed: One sheet, front output
Front Loading Manual Feed: One sheet, front output
Languages
GARO (Canon Proprietary)
Noise Level Approx
Operation: 47 dB (A) or less
Acoustic Power: Approx. 6.4 Bels or less
Physical Dimensions
39.4 (H) x 48.3 (W) x 34.3 (D)
Weight
Approximately 154 lbs. with stand
Power Source
AC-100-240V (50-60Hz)
Power Consumption
Maximum: 100W or less
Standby: 6W or less
Power Off: .5W or less (Compliant with Executive Order)
Operating Environment
Temperature: 59°-86° F (15°-30° C)
Relative Humidity – 10-80% (No Condensation)
User-replaceable items
Print Head (PF-05)
Maintenance Cartridge (MC-16)
Ink Tanks (PFI-106, PFI-206)
Software Included
Canon Printer Driver, Print Plug-in for Adobe Photoshop. Print Plug-in for Digital Photo Professional, PosterArtist Lite (PC Only), Printer Driver Extra Kit (Free Layout, Color imageRUNNER Enlargement Copy, Advanced Preview), Print Plug-in for Microsoft® Word/Excel/PowerPoint (PC only), Accounting Manager, Gallery Wrap Feature Optional SU-21 Spectrophotometer
Model: X-Rite SU-21
Color Measurement Width: 480mm
Max. Media Thickness: 0.50mm
XRGA Compliant: Yes
ISO 13655 Compliant: Yes
User Switchable UV Filter: Yes
White/Black Backing: Included on one strip
Support for Third Party RIPS: Most leading Third Party RIPS