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PosterArtist - Developed by Canon specifically for the Creating, Processing and Printing of large format posters. It is an easy to use, template-based poster creation software application, with over 1,000 royalty free images designed with the Microsoft® Office™ skill level user in mind. PosterArtist helps users of all levels to create and design professional looking posters, banners and signage with extreme ease. There is no need to purchase an expensive drawing software package just to make a banner or poster. Features: Provides professionally designed templates to simplify poster creation Over 1GB of preloaded files in wide variety of poster designs and artwork Opacity blends for special effects Simple and easy way to customize posters Import images in JPEG, TIFF and bitmap file format Poster adjusts object layout and sizes automatically to different page sizes Save posters as JPEG images for emailing and proofing
Digital Photo Print Pro - This standard accompaniment of both printers was designed for laying out, editing and printing photos easily in large format. For novice photo software users, DPPP simplifies advanced functions like red-eye correction, dust removal and many other features. For Photoshop&#174; users, DPPP is capable of 2-way communication with Adobe&#174; Photoshop&#174; enabling the quick exchange of image files between the two programs. Features: Color Features Auto Color Correct Manual Color Correct with Dynamic RGB Histogram Chart Tone Curve Editing Profile Support for sRGB, Adobe&#174; RGB Detailed Image Properties Sepia Hue Adjustment Image Correction Features<br/> Redeye removal (Auto/Manual) Dust/Scratch Removal Skin Surface Smoothing Back Light Correction Moir&#233; Removal White/Gray/Black Point Correction Layout Features<br/> Templates Index Printing Multiple Photo Layouts Text Insertion Frames Trimming Multiple Undo
imagePROGRAF Print Plug-in for Adobe&#174; Photoshop&#174; - Canon includes this Plug-in for Adobe&#174; Photoshop&#174; with every W8400 and W6400 large format printing solution. Photoshop&#174; users can now Create, Process and Print large format images directly from their coveted application. This plug-in is a true export module that bypasses the print driver. It allows for 16-bit image processing and direct 10-bit printing, dramatically increasing gradations and in turn image quality. The print history function enables the user to go back and apply past color, profile and print settings to future jobs. Features 16-bit Color Support Custom ICC Profile Support Data Process Bit Selection (8/16 bits) Data Process Resolution (300/600dpi) Manual Color Adjustment Print History Setting Favorites From History
imagePROGRAF HDI Driver - HDI Driver for AutoCAD&#174; 2000. This driver enables better line drawing rendition as well as faster processing speed. The HDI driver directly converts line drawing data from AutoCAD&#174; into the printer's native data format, GARO. By skipping the GDI conversion process, the result is a far more efficient printing process, eliminating overhead process time while increasing the accuracy of drawing integrity Features<br/> AutoCAD&#174; 2000 optimized HDI device driver Pen Assignments and Virtual Pen Exact page size that corresponds with the actual print size
PhotoPRINT Select&#174; for imagePROGRAF - an Adobe&#174; PostScript&#174; 3&#8482; software RIP, that will allow for automatic enlargement printing from a color imageRUNNER. With a Pantone&#174; color library, up to six configurable print queues for drag and drop printing, and many other advanced features, this RIP is an example of how Processing and Printing Know How are embedded into the imagePROGRAF solution. Features<br/> Genuine Adobe&#174; Postscript&#174; 3&#8482; ICC Color Profile Matching Pantone&#174; Color Library True Black & White Grayscale Printing Custom ICC Profiles "Drag & Drop" Printing Print to Multiple imagePROGRAF Devices Global Color Mapping
New Print Head BC-1350 is a newly developed 1-inch print head that enables 4 picoliter droplet printing with pigment-based ink. With a 4pl ink droplet, the graininess of the image is significantly reduced, producing a sharper and more vivid image. The new print head enables the printers to attain 1200 x 1200 dpi standard resolution. The enhanced resolution is 2400 x 1200 dpi that provides much sharper image than the predecessors. Both the W6400 and the W8400 employ a 1.07 wide high-density print head with 1,280 nozzles per color for a total of 7,680 nozzles.
FINE - FINE stands for "Full-photolithography Inkjet Nozzle Engineering". The term indicates the technology behind the print head, as well as the print head itself. (Note: "FINE" replaces "Bubble Jet" and "Micro Fine Droplet Technology". The term is used to describe Canon's inkjet technology across product groups, both for imagePROGRAF and PIXMA line of inkjet printers.)
New High Speed Controller - the imagePROGRAF uses a single chip design (SOC - System on Chip) eliminating the need for two separate memory access. The memory has been upgraded to Double Data Rate SDRAM to further speed up the process. Combined with faster image processing algorithm, the new system is able to keep the printing speed advantage imagePROGRAF's always had, while the amount of data to be processed has increased.
Interchangeable Black Ink - the availability of matte black ink is crucial for photo and fine art printing. The user has the ability to choose regular or matte black ink, depending on the media. The regular black ink has been encapsulated with polymer coating optimized for printing on glossy surface. However, for matte surface, polymer interferes with the surface treatment of matte coating, giving it a duller look. Matte black has no polymer coating, which is optimum for matte surface.

imagePROGRAF W8400 Box Contents

imagePROGRAF W8400 Box Contents W8400 Large Format Printer Print Head 7 Ink Tanks (C, M, Y, K, PC, PM, MK) Ethernet Card (Built in) USB 2.0 High Speed Interface Maintenance Cartridge 2" Core Media Spool Power Cord Cutter Blade Stand Hardware (for setting up the stand) Basket Application CD's - PosterArtist, Digital Photo Print Pro Software RIP CD - PhotoPRINT&reg Select RIP User Software CD - Printer Driver, Print Plug-in for Photoshop&reg, HDI Driver, Utilities User Guide CD Setup Guide (Poster) Printer Reference Guide (Booklet)


Printer Type

Bubble Jet on Demand/FINE, End User Replaceable (BC-1350), 6-Color Print Head*

Print Speed (up to)

Wide Size:Plain Paper (Standard Mode), 117 Square Feet Per Hour**Wide Size:Heavyweight Coated Paper (Standard Mode), 118 Square Feet Per Hour**Wide Size:Glossy Photo Paper (Standard Mode), 91 Square Feet Per Hour**

Number of Nozzles

1,280 Nozzles per Color; 7,680 Nozzles Total

Nozzle Pitch

(Head Resolution) 1,200 dpi

Nozzle Recovery System

Non-firing Nozzle Detection and Compensation

Print Resolution (Up to)

Color:(Max) 2,400 x 1,200 dpi

OS Compatibility

Windows® 98/ME/NT® 4.0 SP6/2000/XP/2003 Server and Mac OS (8.6 to 9.x), Mac OS X version 10.2.5 to 10.3.x.
Software RIP:
Windows® 2000/Xp, Macintosh® OS X****

Standard Interfaces

USB 2.0 Hi-Speed, 10/100 Base -T/TX. Optional: IEEE1394 Firewire Card*

Ink Compatibility

Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black*, Matte Black*, Photo Cyan, Photo Magenta

Ink Droplet Size

4 picoliter

Ink Capacity


Ink Droplet Size

Pg Ink (Pigment-based)

Maximum Paper Size

Maximum Roll Print Length: 59 Feet (18 meters); Maximum Media Roll Diameter: 5.9 (150mm)

Media Width


Media Thickness

0.07mm - 0.8mm (2.7mil - 31.4mil)


Roll: All sides, 5mm (0.20)
Cut Sheet: Leading and Left/Right
Edges: 5mm (0.20)
Trailing Edge: 23mm ( 0.90)

Maximum Roll Print Length

59 Feet (18 meters)

Maximum Media Roll Diameter

5.9 (150mm)

Borderless Printing Width

10, 14, 16, 24, 36, 42 594mm (ISO A1), 840mm(ISO A0), 515mm(JIS B2), 1030mm(JIS B0)


Printer: GARO (Canon Proprietary)
via Software RIP: PostScript, PDF 1.4, EPS, TIFF, JPEG, BMP

Physical Dimensions

(With Stand) 64.6 W x 38.2 D x 42.3 H


216 lbs.

Power Source

100V - 240V AC, 50Hz - 60Hz

Operating Environment

Temperature: 59 - 86°F (15 - 30°C)
Humidity: RH 10 - 80 % (No condensation)

User-replaceable items

Print Head, Maintenance Cartridge, Cutter Blade


The imagePROGRAF W8400 Printer Limited Warranty is effective for a period of one year following delivery to the original purchaser. No warranty is given for any consumables, such as paper, ink cartridges and print heads.

Software Included

Printing Software:
Printer Driver 2005, Print Plug-in for Photoshop® , HDI Driver for AutoCAD®.
Poster Artist†, Digital Photo Print Pro‡
Software RIP:
PhotoPRINT Select® for imagePROGRAF (Adobe® PostScript® 3™)

* Select regular black or matte black. Interchangeable.
** Square Feet Per Hour does not include data transfer time and time for media cutting. The test conducted here is a result of Canon Inc. internal testing. The actual print speed varies depending on number of factors such as data size, data complexity, application software, and interface.
*** For imagePROGRAF Printer Driver 2005. For printing from PostScript® application such as Adobe® Illustrator® or QuarkXPress®, use PhotoPRINT® Select for imagePROGRAF software RIP.
**** Available 3Q, 2005
† Windows® 98/Me/2000/Xp only
‡ Windows® 2000/Xp only

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† Prices and specifications subject to change without notice. Actual prices are determined by individual dealers and may vary.

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