Graphic Arts Printers

The Canon imagePROGRAF 6450

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.

Specs


Printer Type    12-Color 24-inch Printer
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