Canon USA, Lake Success NY, and EFI, Meredith, NH, announced as part of Canon’s Alliance Program, EFI has completed compatibility testing of EFI’s Bestcolor Technology-driven Colorproof XF with Canon’s large-format devices. The companies say Canon will promote the compatibility through co-marketing and awareness-generation initiatives targeting solution applications within five key markets, including photography, prepress, CAD/GIS, signage, and scan/copy.
“We are pleased that EFI has tested their software to determine the compatibility with our imagePROGRAF line and are eager to promote the resulting solutions to the channel and end user,” says Jim Rosetta, vice president and general manager of Imaging Systems Group, Canon. “Compatibility with Colorproof XF will allow customers to take full advantage of all that our imagePROGRAF printers have to offer.”
Reston, VA-based Prestige Graphics Inc. recently produced an annual exhibit for the Smithsonian Natural History Museum using an EFI Colorproof XF-driven Canon imagePROGRAF iPF9000 large-format, color-production printer. The firm produced 61 photograph prints with dimensions of 4 x 6 ft, 2 x 3 ft, 2 x 5 ft, and 5 x 10 ft, filling a 5000-sq-ft gallery in the Smithsonian with images depicting the beauty of nature.
“Since I first won the Smithsonian project in2003, Colorproof XF has been critical to providing my best work for Nature’s Best Publishing and why this client has come back to me every year for the last five years with this exciting and very high-profile assignment,” says Mark McCall, president of Prestige Graphics. “The Nature’s Best Photography Awards exhibit at the Smithsonian is a crowning achievement for Prestige Graphics and EFI’s Colorproof XF is the only proofing solution I would trust for it—the color fidelity I’m able to produce is amazing; far surpassing what could do with anything else.” For more information about EFI and Canon, visit www.efi.com and www.usa.canon.com.
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