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imagePROGRAF iPF8400SE

Infographics & Posters

MSRP: $4495.00

You can count on extraordinary consistency with Canon imagePROGRAF media.

Poster Creation Made Simple. Learn More.


The new 6-color pigment ink system adds Red ink to the standard lineup of Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black, and Matte Black, to help produce posters and POP materials with vibrant color. This helps create output that's suitable for small retail stores, restaurants, or service businesses that produce their own in-store posters on the premises.
The compact design of the iPF8400SE printer compared to other imagePROGRAF 44" printers reduces the space required for installation, making this model especially attractive for small stores or offices.
A color profile is included that's designed specifically for posters to make full use of the LUCIA EX ink system's strengths in color reproduction. The user simply selects "Poster" as the print target in the printer driver, to achieve stunning, vibrant color reproduction optimized for poster printing. The same profile is also provided in PosterArtist, PosterArtist Lite, and the Print Plug-In for Office.
The iPF8400SE printer supports ink tank sizes of both 330ml and 700ml in capacity. Ink tank replacement becomes less frequent and users with higher printing volumes can enjoy greater productivity.
An ink tank system designed for uninterrupted printing even during tank replacement. The iPF8400SE printer keeps some ink in reserve in its sub ink tanks so that even when the tanks themselves 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 705ft2/hr on coated and uncoated paper stocks while reducing ink consumption by 10% to 20% versus standard mode.
Significantly reduce total ink consumption by utilizing the Economy Printing Mode for producing draft prints on select media. This feature increases overall speed and regulates the use of all colors to produce quick check plots while minimizing the cost per print. In this mode, overall color density is reduced to cut ink consumption by up to 50% compared to Standard mode, and ink consumption is cut by up to 15% when compared to the 8-Color S series of imagePROGRAF printers.
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. New enhancements include an image correction function that automatically corrects image colors, and a cut-out function that allows users to remove selected areas of an image.

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 share or print PDFs, TIFFs and JPEGs through the user-friendly interface, and even have the ability to do batch printing!

Tracks up to twenty (20) jobs and shows 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%

Recognizing the expanding array of media options for large format printers and to further improve the versatility of these new imagePROGRAF models, Canon has included its 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 software applications. 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

6-Color 44-inch Printer

Number of Nozzles

Total: 15,360
C, M, Y, BK, MBK, R: 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 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, Magenta, Yellow, Black, Matte Black, Red

Buffer Ram

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
Standby: 35 dB (A) or less
Acoustic Power: Approx. 6.8 Bels or less

Physical Dimensions

45.0 (H) x 74.5 (W) x 28.9 (D)


Approximately 258lbs. 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, Printer Driver Extra Kit (Free Layout, Color imageRUNNER Enlargement Copy, Advanced Preview), PosterArtist Lite (PC Only), Print Plug-in for Microsoft® Word/Excel/PowerPoint, Accounting Manager (PC Only), Direct Print & Share, Optimized Module for AutoCAD (PC Only)

What's In The Box

What's In The Box Main Unit with Stand and Basket 2" Roll Holder with 3" Core Adapters 1 Print Head 1 Maintenance Cartridge, (installed) 6, 330ml Ink Tanks (C, M, Y, BK, MBK, R) 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
  • Media Configuration Tool
  • Accounting Manager
  • Print Plug-in for Microsoft Office
  • Printer Driver Extra Kit
  • imagePROGRAF Status Monitor
  • Direct Print & Share

Supplies and Accessories

Cutter Blade CT-06
Maintenance Cartridge MC-08
Print Head PF-05
Roll Holder Set RH2-44 (2" core w/3" adapters)
Ink Tanks
Pigment Matte Black Ink Tank PFI-306MBK
Pigment Black Ink Tank PFI-306BK
Pigment Cyan Ink Tank PFI-306C
Pigment Magenta Ink Tank PFI-306M
Pigment Yellow Ink Tank PFI-306Y
Pigment Photo Cyan Ink Tank PFI-306PC
Pigment Photo Magenta Ink Tank PFI-306PM
Pigment Grey Ink Tank PFI-306GY
Pigment Matte Black Ink Tank PFI-706MBK
Pigment Black Ink Tank PFI-706BK
Pigment Cyan Ink Tank PFI-706C
Pigment Magenta Ink Tank PFI-706M
Pigment Yellow Ink Tank PFI-706Y
Pigment Photo Cyan Ink Tank PFI-706PC
Pigment Photo Magenta Ink Tank PFI-706PM
Pigment Grey Ink Tank PFI-706GY

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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
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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