PrintFactory and ProofMaster support Canon imagePROGRAF iPF8300S and IPF6300S large format printers

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Four Pees, exclusive worldwide distributor of the PrintFactory software suite for banner, sign and super wide format printing announces that the brand new Canon imagePROGRAF iPF8300S and imagePROGRAF iPF6300S are now compatible with PrintFactory and ProofMaster.

The iPF6300S, successor to the iPF6000S, and the iPF8300S have been developed to complement Canon's large format printer range. The two new models feature higher print speeds and broad workflow compatibility, as well as lowering of the total cost of ownership.

Working with high-speed printers, it is important that their speed is not held back by your RIP software. It is essential that this software allows you to not only RIP fast, but also allows you to get your jobs print-ready in time. This is where PrintFactory comes in, providing state-of-the art job preparation tools to create POS items, posters and banners in just a few clicks. Next to those preparation tools, it allows to preflight, correct and soft proof the print jobs before printing, which drastically minimizes reprints and waste. Productivity is improved through the printer's option to print in 'fast' mode, which enables the print speed to be as much as doubled, while still maintaining a level of print quality that rivals that in standard mode. This is a major advantage when producing output such as posters and point-of-sale (POS) display items, where turnaround is time-critical, This feature, in combination with the job preparation tools in PrintFactory, make the iPF6300S, iPF 8300S and PrintFactory combination a true winner.

PrintFactory, more than just a RIP

PrintFactory is the most complete production solution for large format printing. It can print jobs as they are being processed, driving over 600 different printing, cutting and CTS devices. PrintFactory not only increases productivity and operator flexibility, it also allows to produce more efficiently. The advanced color engine can easily introduce proofing in workflows, reducing waste of expensive production media and ink. With PrintFactory, a predictable and consistent output is generated and color consistency can be achieved on different machines.

More information on ProofMaster, eligible for high-end proofing

ProofMaster provides a complete quality control solution that allows verifying and correcting incoming files and provides color accurate proofs. ProofMaster provides effortless setup and allows for out-of-the box contract proofs in line with the ISO 12647-7 and other industry color standards.

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Together with PrintFactory and ProofMaster, the two new Canon imagePROGRAF large format printers provide the perfect balance between quality, productivity and color accuracy making it ideal for the production, proofing, photographic and in-house print markets. These new additions to the large format range will enable Canon to expand its share of the large format print market and take advantage of the new opportunities offered by the growing demand for large format printing solutions.

PrintFactory software suite and ProofMaster for the Canon imagePROGRAF iPF6300S and iPF8300S printers are available from the 1st of April 2011.
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