Canon’s new imagePROGRAF iPF8300, 6350, and 6300 wide-format inkjet printers have all received BEST distinctions from BERTL, Inc. as part of the industry analyst firm’s 15th Annual Awards. The BERTL BEST recognition builds upon the recent Five-Star Exceptional ratings the new models recently earned for their extraordinary image quality, enhanced image-processing capability, and advanced printing technologies.
BERTL , which stands for Business Equipment Research and Test Laboratories, provides end users with objective, independent product evaluation reports and comparative analyses on imaging devices and software solutions. BERTL prohibits any manufacturer-control over its product evaluations, and bases its opinions, ratings and awards on a combination of rigorous analysis and worldwide customer satisfaction research. They use 11 testing criteria to bestow performance-based ratings: Build Quality, Network Administration, Security, Workflow, Finish, Ease of Use, Media Handling, Printing, Image Quality, Features, and Price.
“Canon U.S.A. is proud to receive the BERTL BEST award for providing large-format solutions that meet the color quality, precision and workflow needs of graphic arts and photography professionals, ” said Jim Rosetta, vice president and general manger, Imaging Systems Group, Canon U.S.A. “Since its launch, the imagePROGRAF line has established itself as the preferred choice for professionals seeking a highly-versatile, easy-to-navigate solution capable of delivering extraordinary color-intensive output.”
To deliver extraordinary image quality across an expanded range of media types, the new imagePROGRAF models feature a Media Configuration Tool that enhances the precision and quality of output achieved with third-party and genuine Canon-branded applications.
Additional print options and improved photographic output capabilities are delivered through bundled print plug-ins for Adobe Photoshop® and Canon’s Digital Photo Professional that support Adobe’s Color Management Module. These functions enable features such as Black Point Compensation, which affects the way Photoshop displays and works with colors to improve color conversions that are critical for reproduction in the graphic arts.
Each new model allows 16-bit RGB images edited in Photoshop to be sent directly to the imagePROGRAF printers – preserving smooth and high gradation.
The imagePROGRAF iPF6350 and iPF6300 printers are compliant with U.S. ENERGY STAR energy-saving standards and RoHS compliance standards. To learn more about Canon’s full line of ENERGY STAR qualified and certified products and other environmental initiatives, please visit www.usa.canon.com.
LexJet is proud to sell these and other models in Canon’s imagePROGRAF line of printers. For more information about any of the features or special promotional offers, contact a LexJet account specialist at 800-453-9538.