Canon imagePROGRAF 6100


Market and Applications and who uses this type of large format printer

The imagePROGRAF iPF6100 A1/24” 12-colour large format printer includes all the tools and technology you need to produce accurate colour reproduction on a variety of media perfect for the Photography, Fine Art, Proofing and Poster-making markets

he imagePROGRAF iPF6100 puts the power of Canon’s world-renowned photography, ink-jet printing and colour imaging technologies into the hands of professional photographers and studios, digital fine artists and fine art productions specialists, and general print service providers.

Design Supply, an Accredited Canon Large Format Solutions Partner, works closely with Canon to provide the best solutions available to get the job done for your business and maximise your opportunities.  With 22 years of experience in the large format printer market, Design Supply offers expertise and knowledge in tailoring the exact solution for your specific application.


Key features of the Canon imagePROGRAF iPF6100

he imagePROGRAF iPF6100 A1/24” printer uses Canon’s unique LUCIA 12-colour pigment lightfast ink system to deliver exceptionally accurate colours by including both RGB and CMYK inks.  The LUCIA ink system coupled with improved image processing technology produces smooth gradations, minimal bronzing, enhanced black reproduction and graduation expression in dark areas.  Designed for maximum productivity and consistently spectacular results, the iPF6100 is built to save valuable time and effort while delivering ultra-high quality, durable, scratch resistant photographic prints, proofs, and fine-art reproductions.

Producing 2400 x 1200 dpi resolution, the Canon imagePROGRAF iPF6100 prints A1 gloss in less than 4 minutes and A1 drafts in 67 seconds.  Canon’s L-COA image processing technology combined with Ethernet compatibility ensure stunning high speed enabling fast data transfer even for data-heavy files or high volume print jobs.  The iPF6100 features a built-in colour density sensor to optimise output, adjusting the ink levels depending on the media being used, and ensuring consistent and accurate colour reproduction.  For highly efficient workflow and productivity, the iPF6100 includes a 3-way media feeding system which provides flexibility for using different media from canvas to glossy stocks ranging between 0.07mm and 1.5mm thickness.  Borderless printing minimizes off-line trimming, saving time and money and Automatic Skew Correction allows for unattended printing by automatically adjusting for any skew in orientation and feeds the paper/media correctly.  A high durability cutter is included, bringing a professional finish to all your work.

A range of intuitive and powerful applications are included with the iPF6100, ensuring usability in corporate environments as well as specialist printing environments.  Digital Photo Front Access enables the importing of digital photos from your digital camera, allows easy editing of photos before printing and enables linking with other applications such as Adobe Photoshop and Canon PosterArtist.

Print Plug-Ins for Adobe Photoshop and Canon’s Digital Photo Professional software are included.  Digital Photo Professional Plug-In benefits professional photographers by directly linking to Canon’s Digital Photo Professional software which in included with the Canon range of digital EOS SLR cameras.

The imagePROGRAF Printer Driver includes an “Easy Mode” which uses Canon’s pre-defined settings for speed and simplicity of use.  Switch to “Advanced Mode” and adjustments can be made for customising drying times, colour settings and managing ICC profiles.  Page set-up allows customised page sizes if required and best-fit option for each media is selectable.  Select the watermark feature to protect the rights of your images.  For enhanced workflow, pre-defined settings can be created using hot folders.  A maintenance facility allows you to adjust media feed, do a nozzle check, clean the print heads, check the queue and carry out other time saving features.


More on Canon imagePROGRAF proprietary technologies

Canon imagePROGRAF large format printers use a number of advanced Canon proprietary technologies.  FINE (Full-photolithography Inkjet Nozzle Engineering) print-head technology and dual print head design features a total of 30,720 nozzles into just two 1” high density print heads. Bi-directional printing design of the imagePROGAF printers means print times are significantly faster than conventional print systems which require multiple passes for each line to compensate for uneven droplet size and placement on the paper.  An innovative ink-nozzle manufacturing method results in precisely uniform 4 picoliter droplets resulting in 2400 x 1200 dots per inch (dpi)  resolution.

Canon’s unique LUCIA pigment, lightfast ink system incorporates 12 colours and superfine 4-pl (picoliter) ink droplets ensuring a wide colour gamut, smooth gradation, reduced graininess and reduced bronzing.  Canon’s LUCIA ink system delivers exceptionally accurate colours by including both RGB and CMYK.  The 12 colour ink system enables economical printing because there is less need to blend colours (such as magenta and yellow to create red) and so less ink is required.  Two grey inks are included, further reducing the need to blend colours and keeping costs down. LUCIA ink systems have an innovative polymer structure that results in exceptional scratch resistance and protection from colour fading, while reducing bronzing to ensure durable, stable output.  LUCIA ink systems have an innovative polymer structure that result in exceptional scratch resistance and protection from colour fading, while reducing bronzing to ensure durable, stable output for over 100 years.

Canon’s advanced L-COA (Large Format printer Common Architecture)
image processor delivers faster high-quality output and print optimization.  L-COA helps your printer carry out the most complex print jobs – where files can often exceed 200MB – with ease.

Kyuanos, a next generation colour management system is featured in the imagePROGRAF printer driver and the optional PosterArtist 2009 software.  Kyuanos technology delivers output suitable for different viewing conditions such as fluorescent lights, incandescent lights, or sunlight. colour space for 16-bit and 32-bit formats that allows for maximum input and output performance without colour space restrictions. This enables the reproduction of exceptionally vivid colors with rich gradation Users can select the type of lighting under which a print will be displayed; the colours in the final print are then automatically adjusted to ensure that the displayed result looks just the way the photographer intended.

Canon’s Advanced Colour Calibration is a powerful colour calibration system ensuring the most stable colour reproduction attainable.  In conventional systems, changing print heads may cause a minute variation in print output, due to the density characteristics of the print head.  With Canon’s Advanced Colour Calibration, a multi-sensor measures variations in density on a printed calibration chart and then automatically applies any appropriate adjustments to ensure an exact match for long–term consistency.




  • Canon imagePROGRAF iPF6100 printer with roll feed holder
  • 2 x Print heads PF-03
  • 1 x set of starter inks (90ml)
  • Accessory kit
  • 12 months on-site warranty

Software included:

  • imagePROGRAF Printer driver 2007 (Win/Mac)
  • imagePROGRAF Status Monitor, Media Configuration tool
  • Print Plug-In Adobe Photoshop
  • Print Plug-In for Digital Photo Professional
  • Digital Photo Front Access (PC only) Software


  • Printer Stand: ST-25
  • Roll Holder Set (2-inch core spindle with 3-inch media tube attachment and borderless printing space): RH2-24
  • IEEE1394 Expansion Board: EB-05
  • PosterArtist 2007


  • Ink Tank 130ml: PFI-101 (C,M,Y, PC, PM, R, G, B)
  • Ink Tank 130ml: PFI-103 (BK, MBK, GY, PGY)
  • Print Head: PF-03
  • Maintenance Cartridge: MC-05
Downloadable Canon imagePROGRAF 6100

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