Canon imagePROGRAF 9100


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

Canon’s award-winning imagePROGRAF iPF9100 60” 12-colour large format printer with a built-in 80GB HDD and Hot Swap high capacity ink tanks (330mm and 700mm) delivers productive speeds, superb print quality, excellent reliability and exceptional versatility for graphics arts professionals. The iPF9100 is ideal for the Printing, Proofing, Design, Advertising and Retail applications.

The imagePROGRAF iPF9100 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 iPF9100

The imagePROGRAF iPF9100 60” 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 iPF9100 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 iPF9100 prints A0 draft mode in just over two minutes. Continuous productivity with the imagePROGRAF iPF9100 is easy, with ‘Hot Swap’ high capacity ink tanks in both 330ml and 700ml, enabling ink cartridges to be replaced during production.  Canon’s L-COA image processing technology combined with Ethernet compatibility ensure stunning high speed reproductions enabling fast data transfer even for data-heavy files or high volume print jobs.  The built-in 80GB hard disk (and 640MB printer memory) stores print jobs and make processing data heavy files even easier.  The iPF9100 also features Canon’s Advanced Colour Calibration system ensuring the most stable colour reproduction attainable.  Canon’s unique colour calibration feature uses a built-in colour density sensor to optimise print output ensuring consistent and accurate colour reproduction.

A large, bright LCD screen makes the iPF9100 easy to operate with clear menu-driven controls for all functions.  Borderless printing means no need for offline trimming, saving time and money and Automatic Skew Correction enables unattended printing by automatically adjusting for any skew in orientation and feeds the paper/media correctly.  A thoughtfully designed fan system ensures the quietest of operation.

A range of intuitive and powerful software applications, included with the iPF9100, ensure usability in corporate environments as well as specialist printing environments.  Print Plug-Ins for Adobe Photoshop and Digital Photo Professional, Digital Photo Front Access and the imagePROGRAF Printer driver are included with the iPF9100.  The iPF9100 is also compatible with a number of third-party RIPs.


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.

The High Precision Photo mode feature is available for the very finest results required by artists and photographers.  Specific technology controls ink placement according to the ink’s characteristics resulting in superb contrasts and detailed graduation in dark areas.  Brilliant black and white photography reproduction is achieved with a combination of black, matt black, grey, and photo grey inks, allowing for incredible lifelike photography  with exceptional detail, opening the door to numerous applications including wedding photography, christenings and the fast growing lifestyle portrait work.  The inks are designed with an innovative polymer structure that results 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 offers an extended color space for 16-bit and 32-bit formats that allows for maximum input and output performance without color 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 iPF9100 printer with Roll Holder Set, Stand & and Take Up Unit
  • 2″ Roll Holder with 3″ core adapters
  • 2 Print Heads (PF-03)
  • Set of starter inks (330ml)
  • 1 Maintenance Cartridge (MC-08)
  • USB 2.0 High-Speed Interface
  • User Manual CD
  • Quick Setup Guide (Poster)
  • Printer Reference Guide (Booklet)
  • EU/UK Power Cord
  • One Year on-site Warranty Card
  • User Software CD

Software included:

  • imagePROGRAF Printer Driver
  • Print Plug-In for Photoshop
  • Print Plug-In for Digital Photo Professional
  • Printer Driver Extra Kit
  • Digital Photo Front-Access


  • Additional Roll Holder Set (2-inch core): RH2-63
  • Additional Roll Holder Set (3-inch core): RH3-63
  • IEEE 1394 Expansion Board: EB-05
  • PosterArtist
  • Basket: BU-01


  • Ink Tank 330ml: PFI-301 (C,M,Y,PC,PM,R,G,B)
  • Ink Tank 330ml: PFI-302 (MBK, BK, GY, PGY)
  • Ink Tank 700ml: PFI-701 (C,M,Y,PC,PM,R,G,B)
  • Ink Tank 700ml: PFI-703 (MBK, BK, GY, PGY)
  • Print Head: PF-03
  • Maintenance Cartridge: MC-08
  • Cutter Blade: CT-06
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