The first piece of equipment ordered for the ILO project is up and running, and printing beautiful crisp images. The new Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-4100 serves as the new centerpiece of the Art and Design faculty’s Printlab. The printer upgrades the Printlab’s capabilities for faster and sharper large format printing, allowing for great flexibility in realizing visuals and promotional materials.

The large format printer allows high quality colour printing at up to 1.1m wide and 18m long, with a resolution of up to 2400 x 1200 dpi. It accepts a broad range of papers and films, including: Plain papers, CAD tracing papers, coated papers, translucent matte films, and coated canvases. The printer is also set up with Mirage print management software, which helps to simplify and speed up print jobs. Mirage is an excellent tool for optimizing professional level photo and graphics printing.

Michael Jacobs, the Faculty’s photography teacher, kindly showed us around the new printer and it’s capabilities. He helped us to print a batch of ILO project posters, which provided a great opportunity to test various printing parameters, and see how they affect quality.