Canon U.S.A. Posts Free Online Paper Profiles For imagePrograf Users To Enhance Color And Black-And-White Prints
Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leading innovator of inkjet technology and digital photography equipment, announces the availability of custom online profiles for its imagePROGRAF iPF6100 and imagePROGRAF iPF5000 printers. To help new iPF6100 and iPF5000 users take their prints to the next level of color management, Canon has posted free enhanced paper profiles for both Mac and PC users covering the company’s most popular fine art and photographic media. The profiles are free and available on the Professional Printer section of Canon’s Digital Learning Center located at, www.usa.canon.com/dlc.
The custom profiles are designed to provide excellent color fidelity on various Canon-branded media for both popular imagePROGRAF models. Currently the company has 40 profiles available for download for 10 different media types for the iPF6100 and iPF5000 printers and will be adding additional custom media profiles in the coming months for both models so be sure to check back for updates.
Along with custom paper profiles for various imagePROGRAF models, visitors to Canon’s Online Digital Learning Center will also be treated to a free library of printing techniques from Canon Explorer of Light and Print Master, George Lepp.
“The imagePROGRAF iPF5000 printer produces phenomenal color images and gripping black and white prints. In addition Canon continues to help our customers achieve the among best output possible through enhanced media profiles, educational seminars, and online tutorials,” said Jim Rosetta, vice president and general manager, Imaging Systems Group, Canon U.S.A. “In this age of digital photography and art, we are working to provide our customers with the best Canon-to-Canon solution from image capture through output.”
The first of Canon’s 12-color imagePROGRAF printers, the iPF5000 provides one of the industry’s largest color gamuts with Canon’s 12-color inkset featuring Lucia pigmented inks. The professional grade printer is engineered for speed and advanced image quality using Canon’s L-COA controller and dual print heads for fast, accurate prints. The iPF5000 printer has been embraced by professional photographers, digital artists, and graphic design professionals around the world.
Canon’s new iPF6100 large format printer is capable of 24-inch wide and 17-inch wide prints respectively and represents the next generation of Canon large format technology. The iPF6100 printer is equipped with a 12-color pigment inkset, using new formulations and enhanced ink drop control for improved dot patterns and reduced dot graininess over previous generation printers. The new ink formulations also reduce bronzing and provide better ink adhesion for improved scratch resistance.
“Every new generation of imagePROGRAF printers and inks has brought improvements. This latest generation has earned a wow, with the largest range of color I have seen to date,” remarks George Kondogianis, president, George Kondogianis Consulting, LLC. “The free online profiles allow for continuous tone printing on fine art paper better than I have ever seen in the past. Certifying to SNAP, GRACOL and SWOP proofing was a breeze with the huge gamut of the iPF5000.”
Along with internal color experts, Canon worked with George Kondogianis to develop additional profiles to ensure customers have the tools they need to produce outstanding color prints. Canon’s standard profiles were built to exacting color standards with X-Rite professional color management technology, including X-Rite ProfileMaker 5 software, and i1iSis and i1iO automated chart readers.
If you need the next level of color management, the ability to create custom profiles which more exactly represent your devices, ink and media, then visit X-Rite’s website http://www.xrite.com/photo for a complete set of color management solutions
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