I just switched over from having used Epson printers for most of my life. The Epsons give you output choices of 720 dpi, 1440 dpi and 2880 dpi. I'm not sure whether I'm comparing apples to oranges here. Is the max output of the 8400 really 600? Does that number correlate directly with Epson dpi numbers? The literature says the max output of the canon 8400 is "2400 x 1200 dpi" but I'm not sure what that means when you compare it to the Epsons. Can somone help me out here to understand this, please?
There is a difference between nozzle pitch (+ paper transport pitch), which determines droplet placement accuracy, and PPI Resolution. The maximum pixel (uniform RGB color) resolution refers to image detail, the nozzle pitch refers to dithering within/between each pixel to create intermediate ink colors. The maximum pixel resolution (Pixels
per Inch), if not available from input it will be created by interpolation, for Canon printers is typically 600 PPI (note P
PI which refers to P
ixels, not D
PI which refers to d
ots and droplets).