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| p.1 #17 · Canon iPF8400 first impressions. |
Honestly, I haven't tried cut sheets. The HP was so crazy (you had to load from the back and even then it was dicey) that I just got out of the cut sheet habit for larger than 13X19" (on my Canon Pro 9000). I do have three 8400 roll spindles so I can switch roll paper types and widths easily. However, the 8400 has front feed for cut sheet paper and, I would assume, would load/print much like the 8300??
I am certainly not the expert on this huge machine. When I used the Z3100 I would make 24x30/36" prints max (except for the occassional Pano with a wider aspect ratio). For smaller prints I would make the longest dimension 24" or smaller and trim. I did buy quite a stock of exotic papers (RedRiver Pearl, Pictorico, Hammule, etc) as well as the garden variety of high quality glossy. I will be looking to use up my stock of 24" paper and not frighten too many people with 44' wide pictures of themselves (I photogragh mostly Flamenco Dancers).
My Pano friend is coming over to make more big prints. We may load up a 44" roll. But, to be sure, you have to know where you are mounting the print (I don't have a giant clean room and dry mount equipment although I did buy a RotaTrim 54" paper cutter), how you will get it there (rolled inside of a giant cardboard cylinder?), and then transport the mounted print to the display area-undamaged.