My new printer arrived this week and is all setup. This is my Canon IPF8300 and his name is Thoth. He prints on roll mediums up to 44 inches wide and based on my tests so far is astounding. The prints are flawless. Not just color prints either, but perfectly toned black and whites.Those of you that know me, know how much I love black and white.
Thoth runs a 12 color Lucia ink set, has 30,720 ink nozzles and lays down a 4 Picoliter drop size (four trillionths of a Liter) . He wights in at about 315 lbs and produces a 16×24 print in around five minutes.
I’ll still be presenting mounted images, offering metals and presenting on traditional canvas of course, but this machine will open up new areas of exploration and growth and I can’t tell you how excited I am about it. As for naming. Sure a printer can be a She, just like a ship. But this hulk? Well I felt the masculine side was more fitting. Besides my camera is already a she.
Oh and in the background is the Ultra Limited signature release from Stars of Coldest Night. That’s a 30×65 classic canvas. It is for sale, so get in touch 😉 Gav