Best Graphic Printers for 2014

To follow up our popular list of the Top 5 CAD Printers for Architects, we've compiled three of the hottest professional graphics printers for photographers, museums, graphic marketing teams, and print shops. These machines are the perfect printing solution to best represent your work and keep your customers coming back for more. Set yourself apart from the competition and deliver incomparable quality for an exceptional price-- shop wide format graphics printers from The Wide Format Company.

1. Canon iPF8400s

Kicking off our list of the best graphic printers for 2014 is the extremely versatile imagePROGRAF iPF8400s. This 44" printer is ideal for those who need quality large format output and maximum productivity. Built for the photography, proofing and production markets, the iPF8400S delivers high quality imaging while increasing overall productivity. Equipped with an 8-Color LUCIA EX ink set, 160GB hard drive, built-in calibration and 44" borderless printing, the iPF8300S is an excellent solution for portraits, advertisements, retail signage and contract proofs. Create vibrant colors and expressive tones with LUCIA EX ink. Canon's newly formulated 8-Color LUCIA EX ink set increases the achievable color gamut by approximately 20% more than previous imagePROGRAF 8-Color printers and provides for smooth color gradations, improved scratch resistance and minimized color shifts. Ideal for production grade printing environments, the iPF8400S is up to 40% faster than the 12-Color line of imagePROGRAF Graphic Arts printers. Achieve maximum productivity with large 330ml or 700ml ink tanks and a unique sub-ink tank system for replacing ink on-the-fly without stopping the printer. And with a 160GB hard drive, handling multiple complex jobs is simple, especially in shared printer environments. Finally, minimize your cost per print with Fast/Economy modes that reduce printer ink consumption. Email us for your price!


2. HP Designjet Z5400 PostScript ePrinter

Impress customers with top quality black-and-white images, using three shades of black HP Photo Inks. #2 on our list of the top 3 best graphic printers for 2014 is the new HP Designjet Z5400 PostScript ePrinter. Achieve smooth color tones thanks to HP Multi-Dimensional Smart Drop Placement Technology; expand your offerings with water-resistant prints that last up to 200 years, using HP Photo Inks. Simplify your operation with USB flash drive and e-mail printing, a color touchscreen, and print preview. For those in the photography and fine art industries, ensure color reliability with HP Professional PANTONE® color emulation and embedded Adobe® PostScript®/PDF3. Automatic drop detection and intelligent masking helps ensure image quality and reduces cleaning and waste. Use ink more efficiently thanks to an optimized ink configuration, and enjoy our incredible year-end price on this machine through December 31st. The HP Designjet Z5400 is the first multi-roll ePrinter for graphics to produce high-quality, long-lasting prints effortlessly. Take advantage of this incredible deal before it's gone! Email us for your price!

3. Canon iPF6400

The imagePROGRAF iPF6400, 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 at a budget-friendly price. 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 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. Email us for your price!

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