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It's also capable of two-way communication with Photoshop, enabling the quick exchange of image files between the two programs. Canon imagePROGRAF W8400 Select, however, is my favorite. It allowed me complete control over image size, orientation, paper type, and final resolution; I could even print multiple copies with ease.

It also includes a Pantone color library. If you have used other Scanvec Amiable products, you will feel right at home with this.

Of course you can also do without the RIP and easily print with the standard driver right Canon imagePROGRAF W8400 of Photoshop, but you'll have less control. With the software installed, I could get down to printing. The generous folks at Canon provided me with a number of different media samples to put the W through its paces. I made test prints on matte and glossy photo papers, in addition to canvas and a fine-art rag paper that was supplied by Hahnemuhle. Print times were very zippy, even at the highest resolution.


A 30 x in. It also comes with an extra black ink cartridge.

Depending on what media you spend more time printing, you can switch out the standard black, which will do an acceptable job with any media with a matte black ink. The matte black will print a richer black on Canon imagePROGRAF W8400 paper, fine-art paper, and surprisingly enough, inexpensive bond paper. If you choose the matte black option, however, you cannot print on glossy media the ink will just streak and smear off the page. Canon also reports that its ink has a new formulation, offering bright colors, including a new, high-intensity yellow. I found this to be true, with bright vivid prints produced under all conditions.

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I was able to get very accurate color just using the default settings with the RIP. The PosterArtist software produced pleasing color as did simply going straight out of Canon imagePROGRAF W8400, but I was able to get the most accurate Canon imagePROGRAF W8400 consistent color with the RIP in moving from one type of media to another. This can really come in handy if you have to print a comp on one type of media, but the final must be printed on a higher-quality media. Because of the W's limited 6- color inkset, I could not make black-andwhite prints that were as neutral as, say, the new offerings from Epson.


But for most everyday print jobs, the W did quite well"? I should also point out that prints produced through Photoshop, using the standard print driver, are limited to 59 ft in length, which should be enough for most users; you can print beyond ft by using the PhotoPrint Select RIP. Minor concerns Canon imagePROGRAF W8400 only have a few concerns about this printer: Unlike some printers, the W loads paper from underneath its housing.

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While this makes for a bit more attractive machine and a somewhat smaller footprint, it does Canon imagePROGRAF W8400 necessarily provide for the straightest paper path. Although I didn't have any problems with this in my test, if you plan on using heavyweight i.

We ourselves use HP printers for printing all these technical drawings, both at our university in Ohio and in our office in Guatemala where we serve the growing market of Latin America in Mexico above us and the rest of South America below us. It is hard to keep track of the new models. FLAAR Canon imagePROGRAF W8400 keeping track by visiting printshops that have these various brands. Each brand has its good points and a few deficiencies.


Canon imagePROGRAF W8400 Since FLAAR itself does not sell printers, for you to find out information on prices and availability of each model, we suggest you contact a company that offers all three brands: Canon, HP, and Epson. This way they are not going to push just one brand because they offer all three.

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One company that we know is LexJet. Dr Hellmuth has visited their national headquarters twice.

Most recently updated January 16, It is more efficient for us to make new information Canon imagePROGRAF W8400 in PDF format. The imagePROGRAF W Printer Limited Warranty is effective for a period of one year following delivery to the original purchaser. No warranty is given for. Canon imagePROGRAF W overview and full product specs on CNET.

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