An extremely versatile wide format inkjet printing solution, the Canon 60″ imagePROGRAF iPF9400S color printer is ideal for those who need quality large format output and maximum productivity. Built for the photography, proofing and production markets, the Canon iPF9400S large format color inkjet printer delivers high quality imaging while increasing overall productivity. An incredibly large color spectrum is produced by the 8-Color LUCIA EX pigment ink set, which also provides better scratch resistance and smoother gradations. To expand inkjet printing options and capabilities, the iPF9400S large format color printer comes bundled with Canon’s PosterArtist Lite software for easy poster creation, and an Accounting Manager tool that helps keep track of job cost. Also included is a Print Plug-in for Microsoft Office and a Print Plug-in for Adobe Photoshop, which includes an Adjustment Pattern Setting that allows for multiples of an image to be printed at once with different color values implemented and displayed. The Canon imagePROGRAF iPF9400S large format printer is up to 40% faster than the 12-Color line of imagePROGRAF Graphic Arts printers, and achieves maximum productivity with large 330ml or 700ml ink tanks and a unique sub-ink tank system for replacing ink on-the-fly without stopping the printer.
The Color Calibration Management System allows for color calibration targets to be created using the iPF6400S wide format inkjet printer with optional SU-21 Spectrophotometer.
LUCIA EX Ink Set
Canon’s LUCIA EX Ink set is designed for dramatic photographic expression and detailed color reproduction for exacting proofing applications. This 12-Color ink set offers a brilliant range of vibrant colors, smooth gradations and transitions, with incredibly fine details. This specially formulated ink also offers better scratch resistance, superb black reproduction and exceptional color stability compared to its predecessor. Combined with the printer’s technologies, the LUCIA EX inks have the ability to satisfy the demanding needs of the Photographic, Fine Art, Proofing and Graphics professionals. The LUCIA EX Ink system excels in reproducing colors in the blue, red, purple, yellow and green spectral ranges, providing an exceptionally large color gamut. Vibrant, rich colors with unsurpassed detail and crisp, clean monotone images make this ink set essential for incredible photo quality output.
Color Calibration Management System
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 iPF6450 printer with optional spectrophotometer to be linked across the entire line of new 12 color imagePROGRAF large format printer models. 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 new wide format printer includes an upgraded, built-in color densitometer that’s designed to offer even more precise calibration and color matching. Using a three-color LED and a newly 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. A single color calibration performed with one type of media can be applied to media in all printing modes.
High Speed Wide Format Printing with Fewer Passes
When the Canon imagePROGRAF iPF9400 color printer is in highest print mode, the order of ink application and layering is optimized to maintain the highest print quality with fewer passes, making this mode twice as fast compared to previous models. In high and standard print modes, print density within a single pass of the heads is optimized to reduce unevenness and support fewer passes as well.
New Tint and Tone Adjustments
The new tint and tone controls over the four monochromatic shades allow a user to create even more expressive blacks with smoother gradations – especially in dark areas.
Found in both the Printer Driver and Print Plug-in for Adobe Photoshop, the new tone control in the monochrome photo mode includes adjustments for:
- Soft Tone
- Middle Tone
- Medium Hard Tone
- Hard Tone
- Strong Hard Tone
A tint control has also been added to the Print Plug-in for Photoshop. This new option gives users the ability to affect the white space on an image. By adding monochromatic ink to an images’ white space, the user can improve gloss control in a black and white image, allowing them greater control on how their final printed output will appear.
New Economy Printing Mode
With this new feature, the fastest printing mode on the Canon imagePROGRAF iPF9400S offers large format printing quality that’s equivalent to the previous model’s standard printing mode while finishing print jobs much faster. Ink consumption is also dramatically reduced which helps in cutting down on ink costs.
For the first time have the ability to print up to 60″ wide full borderless prints.
Sub Ink Tank System
Utilizing the included sub ink tanks, the iPF9400 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.
250GB Hard Drive
A built-in 250GB hard drive within the printer increases 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 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.
Gigabit Ethernet Support
Fast data transfer will help exceptionally high measures of productivity.
Enhanced Print Plug-in for Adobe Photoshop
This export module allows 16-bit image processing, preserving the expanded color spectrum and high gradation of the file. The Print plug-in also reduces 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.
The following new or enhanced features are provided in the Print Plug-In for Photoshop:
- Adjustment Pattern Setting
- Adobe CMM support
- Proof printing support
- Support for commercial profile creation tools
Gallery Wrap Feature
This new creative tool can be accessed via Adobe Photoshop 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.
Media Configuration Tool
Recognizing the expanding array of media options for large format printers and to further improve the versatility of these new Canon 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 third party 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
Print Plug in for Digital Photo Professional
This export module allow users to directly process and print RAW image files from DPP This plug-in bypasses the operating system’s dependent print driver, allowing processing of 16-bit RGB images directly, which dramatically increases gradations and as a result, overall image quality.
- Full screen preview
- More print quality selections
- Categorized paper type view
- Roll paper layout view
- Bi-cubic enlargement
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.
- 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%
Print Plug in for Microsoft Office
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.
Main Unit Specs
|Printer Type||12-Color 60-inch Printer|
|Number of Nozzles||
All Colors: 2,560 nozzles each
|Nozzle Pitch||1,200 dpi|
|Nozzle Recovery System||Non-firing nozzle detection and compensation|
|Print Resolution (Up to)||2,400 x 1,200 dpi (Max)|
Windows® (XP/Vista 32/64bit/Windows 7 32/64bit)
USB 2.0 High-Speed
|Ink Droplet Size||4 picoliter|
|Ink Capacity||330ml per color2 (Optional 700ml)|
|Ink Droplet Size||LUCIA EX Ink (Pigment based)|
|Color Set||Cyan, Photo Cyan, Magenta, Photo Magenta, Yellow, Black, Matte Black, Red, Green. Blue, Gray, Photo Gray|
|Buffer Ram||640 MB|
|Hard Drive||250 GB|
Cut Sheet: 8″ – 60″
Roll: 10″ – 60″
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″, 50″, 60″|
|Paper Feed Method||
Roll Feed: One Roll, front output
Front Loading Manual Feed: One sheet, front output
|Languages||GARO (Canon Proprietary)|
|Noise Level Approx||
Operation: 68 dB (A) or less
Standby: 35 dB (A) or less
|Physical Dimensions||45″ (H) x 90.5″ (W) x 30.2″ (D)|
|Weight||Approximately 362 lbs. with stand|
|Power Source||AC-100-240V (50-60Hz)|
Maximum: 190W or less
Standby: 6W or less
Power Off: .5W or less (Compliant with Executive Order)
Temperature: 59°-86° F (15°-30° C)
Relative Humidity – 10-80% (No Condensation)
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|