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imagePROGRAF iPF8400S

Canon imagePROGRAF

MSRP: $4995.00

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Canon's LUCIA EX Ink set is designed for dramatic photographic expression and detailed color reproduction for exacting proofing applications. This 8-Color ink set offers a brilliant range of vibrant colors, smooth gradations and transitions, with incredibly fine details. This specially formulated ink also offers scratch resistance, superb black reproduction and exceptional color stability. Combined with the printer's technologies, the LUCIA EX inks have the ability to satisfy the demanding needs of the Commercial Photography, Signage Display, Color Proofing and Production professionals. Vibrant, rich colors with unsurpassed detail and crisp, clean monotone images make this ink set essential for incredible quality output.

The Color Calibration Management Console is included for the centralized management of networked printers in a system from one easy to use software tool. This unique feature enables color calibration targets created using the iPF6400S printer with the optional SU-21 spectrophotometer to be linked across the entire line of 8-Color, imagePROGRAF iPFX400S series printers. A printer?s administrator can monitor and manage each printer in a remote location. Linking color calibration targets among multiple printers allows color calibration for custom media to be performed on printers not equipped with a Spectrophotometer Unit.

This feature also gives users the ability to:

  • Remotely monitor/execute color calibrations for all iPFX400S series printers on network, as well as be able to schedule remote calibrations based on system needs.

  • Determine the media type loaded in each device on the network.

  • Determine the serial number of the printer device and other general information.

  • Obtain accounting information from each printer on the network.

  • Access the Status Monitor for each printer on the network.

This printer includes an upgraded, built-in color multi-sensor that's designed to offer even more precise calibration and color matching. Using a three-color LED and a recently developed condenser lens the sensor enables accurate recalibration of the device, allowing users to maintain a low average printer-to-printer color difference. Automatic color calibration is finished quickly after a few simple steps on the printer's operation panel, or remotely via the Color Calibration Management Console software. A single color calibration performed with one type of media can be applied to Canon media in all printing modes.

Utilizing the included sub-ink tanks, the iPF8400S printer keeps some ink in reserve so that even when the physical ink tanks run out of ink, printing can continue without interruption and the tanks can be replaced on the fly.

The Draft Mode produces 1200 x 1200 dpi output at up to 381ft2/hr on coated and uncoated paper stocks while reducing ink consumption by 10% to 20% versus standard mode. This mode regulates the use of Photo Cyan and Photo Magenta inks to produce quality output at a lower total cost.

Help reduce total ink consumption by utilizing the Economy Printing Mode for producing draft prints on select media. This feature helps increase overall speed and regulates the use of all colors to produce quick check plots while minimizing the cost per print.

A built-in 250GB hard drive within the printer helps increase productivity by relieving workload from the host PC, while providing a large capacity for print job data storage and retrieval. This 250GB hard drive enables job data to be stored in protected mailboxes for easy access via web browser or at the printer for job re-printing. The embedded hard disk is ideal for medium to large workgroups to share a printer efficiently with multiple users, offering sample job storage space. To help ensure security of your files, there is a quick erase mode, high-speed mode, and a secure erase mode which meets to U.S. Department of Defense requirements (DoD5022.22-M Compliant) for erasure of disk media.

Canon's included PosterArtist Lite poster creation software gives users the ability to quickly and easily create professional large format prints. Users simply follow the program's four (4) easy steps to create posters that can be used in applications such as Office presentation, Trade shows, Retail Signage, and much, much more. The PosterArtist QuickCopy feature provides an easy solution for a CanoScan desktop scanner to be used as a copier, making letter-size flyers and documents into full-size posters with a touch of a button.

Visit www.usa.canon.com/posterartist for a free demo version to download.

Canon's Direct Print & Share software is a cloud portal solution that helps users to expand their printing workflow. Users are given the ability to upload documents to their own account using Google's cloud service, and have those documents printed from almost anywhere††. Easily print PDFs, TIFFs and JPEGs through the user-friendly interface, and even have the ability to do batch printing! To help further integrate with your Canon printer and software, Direct Print & Share comes with a plug-in for AutoCAD (sold separately) to make cloud-use through this software incredibly easy! Scan, upload, download and print directly from these software solutions to streamline your workflow like never before!

Tracks how much ink and media is being consumed when printing. Costs can be assigned to ink and paper to determine expenses based on "Cost of goods". The user can also input a variable cost that will be added to the total of the print cost. The data is exportable to a .csv format for Microsoft Excel so the data can be used for billing purposes.

Features include:

  • Job Cost (ink, Media and variable cost inputted by user)

  • Ink Consumed per Job*

  • Media Consumed per Job

  • Job Completion time

  • And more


*Ink usage is estimate, and error tolerance is ±15%


This export module allows 16-bit image processing, preserving the expanded color spectrum and high gradation of the file. The Print Plug-in also helps reduce the possibility of incorrect settings, by providing an integrated interface for print settings in Photoshop and the printer driver, enabling efficient production.


The new Adjustment Pattern Setting feature allows for multiples of an image to be printed with different color settings in order to choose the color that most closely matches what you need, and the Gallery Wrap Feature allows for the creation of gallery wrap prints for framing and display.

This creative tool can be accessed via Adobe Photoshop (not included) and allows users to easily create gallery wrap prints for framing, as well as creative options that will expand output possibilities.

  • Crop Marks: These lines are a guide for folding the paper for mounting.

  • Edge Lines: The area outside these lines is the area that gets folded around to the back of the canvas. (Not actually displayed or printed)

  • Blue Lines: The area within these lines is the area that appears on the front surface of the canvas when mounted. (not actually printed)

  • Canvas Thickness: This area becomes the sides of the canvas when mounted.  Amount of extension- This is the region that is printed protruding excessively in order to prevent white areas appearing on the sides of the canvas.


You can choose the effect you would like on the canvas that would be wrapped on the frame.

  • Image: Wraps the image to the canvas sides.

  • Soft Image:Performs Gaussian filtering on the image on the canvas sides.

  • Reflection:Reflects the image on the canvas sides.

  • Soft Reflection: Reflects the image on the canvas sides and performs Gaussian filtering.

  • White, Black or Color Makes the canvas sides white, Black or a custom color 


Recognizing the expanding array of media options for large format printers and to further improve the versatility of these new imagePROGRAF models, Canon has developed a Media Configuration Tool, which allows customers to not only utilize Canon-branded media, but provides the ability to make adjustments to printer settings to enhance the precision and quality of output achieved with non Canon branded media.


Settings that can be configured using media parameter adjustment features include:

  • Media weight and thickness

  • Ink drying

  • Automatic cutting settings

  • Borderless printing

  • Paper feed amount

  • Print-head height

  • Vacuum strength

  • Maximum ink usage

This utility makes it easy to print large-format documents created in Microsoft Word, Excel, or PowerPoint. The Plug-in appears in a tool bar inside the Microsoft application and has an easy-to-follow "Wizard". The Plug-in will bypass the printer driver to simplify the printing process. A few simple steps convert your 8.5" x 11" office document to poster size.

For those with more demanding poster creation needs, Canon's optional PosterArtist offers advanced features such as Auto Design, Variable Data, and in-application image editing features, as well as additional templates, royalty-free photos, and clip art. The built-in weblink feature in PosterArtist Lite links users directly to the PosterArtist website for useful hints and tips, and even more free contents for download.


Printer Type

8-Color 44-inch Printer

Number of Nozzles

Total: 30,720
C, PC, PM, GY: 5,120 nozzles each
BK, MBK, Y, M: 2,560 nozzles each

Nozzle Pitch

1,200 dpi
Non-firing nozzle detection and compensation

Print Resolution (Up to)

2,400 x 1,200 dpi (Max)

OS Compatibility

Windows® (XP/Vista/7/8), Macintosh® (OSX)

Standard Interfaces

USB 2.0 High-Speed
10/100/1000 Base-T/TX

Ink Droplet Size

4 picoliter

Ink Capacity

330 and 700ml per color available

Ink Droplet Size

LUCIA EX Ink (Pigment based)

Color Set

Cyan, Photo Cyan, Magenta, Photo Magenta, Yellow, Black, Matte Black, Gray

Buffer Ram

250GB / 384 MB

Media Width

Cut Sheet: 8 - 44
Roll: 10 - 44

Media Thickness

Front Loading Manual Feed: 0.07 - 0.8mm (2.8 - 31.4mil)
Roll: 0.07 - 0.8mm (2.8 - 31.4mil)

Maximum Roll Print Length

59 Feet (18 meters)2

Maximum Media Roll Diameter

5.9 (150mm)

Borderless Printing Width

515mm (JIS B2), 1,030mm (JIS B0), 594mm (ISO A1), 841mm (ISO A0), 10, 14, 17, 24, 36, 42, 44

Paper Feed Method

Roll Feed: One Roll, front output
Front Loading Manual Feed: One sheet, front output


GARO (Canon Proprietary)

Noise Level Approx

Operation: 50 dB (A) or less
Acoustic Power: Approx. 6.8 Bels or less

Physical Dimensions

45 (H) x 74.5 (W) x 38.4 (D)


Approximately 315lbs. with stand

Power Source

AC-100-240V (50-60Hz)

Power Consumption

Maximum: 190W or less
Standby 5W or less
Power Off: .5W or less (Compliant with Executive Order)

Operating Environment

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

User-replaceable items

Print Head (PF-05), Maintenance Cartridge (MC-08), Durable Rotary Media Cutter (CT-06), Ink Tanks (PFI-306, PFI-706)

Software Included

Canon Printer Driver, Print Plug-in for Adobe Photoshop. Print Plug-in for Digital Photo Professional, Printer Driver Extra Kit (Free Layout, Color imageRUNNER Enlargement Copy, Advanced Preview), Print Plug-in for Microsoft® Word/Excel/PowerPoint (PC only), Accounting Manager, Gallery Wrap Feature, Color Calibration Management Console, Printer Driver Optimization Module for AutoCAD, Direct Print & Share

What's In The Box

What's In The Box Main Unit with Stand and Basket 2" Roll Holder with 3" Core Adapters 2 Print Heads 1 Maintenance Cartridge, (installed) 8, 330ml Ink Tanks (BK, MBK, C, M, Y, PC, PM, GY) Sample Cut Sheet Coated Paper (A2 size/5 sheets) Ethernet Card (built in) USB 2.0 High Speed Interface Quick Setup Guide (Poster) Printer Reference Guide (Booklet) Power Cord One Year Warranty Card Registration Card User Software CD with: imagePROGRAF Printer Driver Print Plug-in for Adobe Photoshop Media Configuration Tool Accounting Manager Print Plug-in for Microsoft Office Printer Driver Extra Kit imagePROGRAF Status Monitor Color Calibration Management Console Print Plug-in for Digital Photo Professional Printer Driver Optimization Module for AutoCAD Direct Print & Share

Supplies and Accessories

Maintenance Cartridge MC-08
Media Take-up Unit TU-06
Roll Holder Set RH2-44
Cutter Blade CT-06
Print Head PF-05
Ink Tanks
PFI-306MBK - Pigment Ink Tank 330ml
PFI-306BK - Pigment Ink Tank 330ml
PFI-306C - Pigment Ink Tank 330ml
PFI-306M- Pigment Ink Tank 330ml
PFI-306Y - Pigment Ink Tank 330ml
PFI-306PC - Pigment Ink Tank 330ml
PFI-306PM - Pigment Ink Tank 330ml
PFI-306GY - Pigment Ink Tank 330ml
PFI-706MBK - Pigment Ink Tank 700ml
PFI-706BK - Pigment Ink Tank 700ml
PFI-706C- Pigment Ink Tank 700ml
PFI-706M - Pigment Ink Tank 700ml
PFI-706Y- Pigment Ink Tank 700ml
PFI-706PC- Pigment Ink Tank 700ml
PFI-706PM - Pigment Ink Tank 700ml
PFI-706GY- Pigment Ink Tank 700ml

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Fine Art Media
Fine Art Natural 230gsm 14mil
German Etching by Hahnemuhle 310gsm 18mil
Fine Art Bright White 230gsm 14mil
Fine Art Bright White 330gsm 20mil
Artistic Satin Canvas 350gsm 19mil
Artistic Matte Canvas 340gsm 21mil
Water Resistant Matte Canvas 400gsm 24mil
Fine Art Photo Rag by Hahnemuhle 188gsm 11.5mil
Fine Art Enhanced Velvet 255gsm 21mil
Premium Fine Art Bright White 305gsm  19mil
Premium Polished Rag 305gsm  17mil
Premium Fine Art Smooth 310gsm  16.5mil
Coated Papers / CAD / GIS
Economy Bond Paper 75gsm 4mil
Premium Plain Paper (2 Rolls per box) 80gsm 4mil
Universal Bond Paper 90gsm 4mil
High Resolution Coated Bond 120gsm 6mil
Heavyweight Coated Paper 140gsm 7mil
Heavyweight Coated Paper HG 145gsm 6mil
Double Matte Film 160gsm 5mil
Matte Coated Paper 90gsm 5mil
Matte Coated Paper 170gsm 8mil
Heavyweight Matte Coated Paper 230gsm 10mil
20lb Bond, 150ft 75gsm 4mil
20lb Bond, 300ft 75gsm 4mil
20lb Recycled Uncoated Bond, 150ft 75gsm 4mil
20lb Recycled Uncoated Bond, 300ft 75gsm 4mil
24lb Bond, 150ft 90gsm 4mil
24lb Bond, 300ft 90gsm 4mil
24lb Premium Coated Bond, 150ft 90gsm 4mil
24lb Premium Coated Bond, 300ft 90gsm 4mil
Photographic / Glossy Paper
Satin Photo Paper 170gsm 7mil
Satin Photo Paper 200gsm 8mil
Satin Photo Paper 240gsm 10mil
Glossy Photo Paper 170gsm 7mil
Glossy Photo Paper 200gsm 8mil
Glossy Photo Paper 240gsm 10mil
Premium RC Photo Matte 255gsm 10mil
Premium RC Photo Luster 255gsm 10mil
Premium Glossy Photographic Paper 2 280gsm 11mil
Premium Semi-Glossy Photographic Paper 2 280gsm 11mil
Sign / Banner / Display Media
Back Print Backlit Film 165gsm 5mil
Durable Matte Polypropylene Banner 130gsm 7mil
Roll-up Gloss Film 230gsm 7mil
Durable Backlit Film 250gsm 7mil
Adhesive Matte Vinyl 290gsm 11mil
Scrim Banner Vinyl 460gsm 14mil
Peel and Stick Repositionable Media 260gsm 11mil

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1. For imagePROGRAF Printer Driver. For printing from PostScript applications such as Adobe Illustrator or QuarkXpress, please use a PostScript compatible RIP package. For a list of Canon recommended RIP packages, please consult with Canon Alliance and Industry Market list of RIP vendors.
2. The maximum printable length varies depending on the application, OS, and RIP used
† † You must open a Google Cloud account to take advantage of the cloud functionality. Storage capacity and any pricing thereof is based on Google's current offering and is at Google's discretion. Your Google Cloud account is subject to Google's terms and conditions, which is subject to change at Google's discretion. Neither Canon, Inc., nor Canon U.S.A., Inc. represents or warrants any third party product, service or feature referenced hereunder.

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

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