Canon GP-4600S 44 inch / 1118mm Large Format Printer

The Canon imagePROGRAF GP-4600S is an 44″/1118mm, 7-colour, professional grade high productivity large format photo printer with 160/330/700mm hot swap ink tanks, and a 500GB ecrypted hard disk, and 3GB standard memory.



Canon GP-4600S 44 inch / 1118mm Printer

The Canon imagePROGRAF GP Series are the easiest to use, high performance professional grade large format photo printers.

It has the perfect balance between productivity and superb print quality for:

  • Photo
  • Fine Art
  • Proofing and Design
  • Advertising
  • Retail
  • Professional Print for Pay applications

Make high impact posters or the finest of fine art with “wow factor” borderless printing eliminating the need to trim or frame.  Turn ideas into print and profits faster, with minimum manual intervention.

The Canon imagePROGRAF GP-4600S is 7-colour, 44inch / 1118mm high productivity model.

The imagePROGRAF GP Series puts the power of Canon’s world-renowned photography and uses a new “crystal fidelity” feature which ensure photos taken with Canon EOS cameras can be faithfully  reproduced with exceptional precision.

Design Supply, an Accredited Canon Gold Partner, works closely with Canon to provide the best solutions available to get the job done for your business and maximise your opportunities.

With over 33 years of experience in the large format printer market, Design Supply offers expertise and knowledge in tailoring the exact solution for your specific application.


Canon imagePROGRAF GP 4600S Large Format Printer Overview


The Canon imagePROGRAF GP-4600S delivers premium image quality for striking photography and fine art pieces, ideal for photographers and print service providers. The GP-4600S uses the cutting edge 7-colour LUCIA PRO II ink set which provides total colour accuracy, perfect colour gradation and highlights a wide Pantone coverage.

The Canon imagePROGRAF GP-4600S features increased durability, with high scratch resistant and light resistant pigment inks, resulting in better light fastness, providing up to 200 years protection.

The Canon imagePROGRAF GP-4600S features enhanced productivity transforming printing workflows with easier media handling and simplified settings. Efficiency is enhanced with dual rolls, auto media loading,  mirrored ink arrangement with high speed printing.

The Canon imagePROGRAF GP-4600S delivers improved sustainability by using less power during operation and power-off.  The packaging has a 89.5% reduction of polystyrene usage, helping protect the environment.




The Canon imagePROGRAF GP-4600S delivers 2400 x 1200 dpi resolution and features the following print speeds in minutes:

imagePROGRAF GP-4600S Fast Standard High Quality
Plain Paper 0:48
Coated Paper 1:24 2:24
Glossy Photo 2:56 4:44

New levels of automatic media handling using artificial intelligence and more smart workflow options than ever before  minimizing manual intervention, and speeding up  prints and profits. The automatic, accurate media handling feature takes the guess work out of setting up the printer. Just put the media roll on the feeder, and the GP-4600S loads it automatically, sensing the type and size of the paper and eliminating the chance of a stray fingerprint spoiling the job.

The Canon imagePROGRAF GP-4600S includes a smart control panel, which tracks paper usage, tells the user how much paper is left, and if it’s enough to complete the job, eliminating the waste of time, paper and ink. Two sensors, one at the roll unit and the other near the printing area, measure how much media has been fed into the machine.   Most commonly used operations including ‘Load’, ‘Feed’ and ‘Cut’ are now hard keys on the control panel.

The Canon imagePROGRAF GP-4600S includes a new version of Canon’s Professional Print & Layout software, featuring automated nesting, which arranges images to make the most economic use of the area to print, so you get the most out of the media.  Just drag and drop the images to be printed, and the software automatically works out what goes where. The software also features pattern printing, eliminating trial and error time-wasting on colour compensation.  Pattern printing prints multiple thumbnails to check brightness, contrast and other variables, so users can choose the best options before printing the final output, saving time, media and ink.

The Canon imagePROGRAF GP-4600S delivers improved borderless printing in various formats, easy to do, and without the need for time-consuming finishing.  An advanced media sensor detects the edges and automatically adjusts the margins for pinpoint accuracy.  Choose ‘free’ size or three-sided borderless.

The Canon imagePROGRAF GP-4600S features a vast range of connectivity options, offering versatility and flexibility to integrate into existing professional workflows.  The imagePROGRAF GP-4600S includes Canon’s Print Studio Plug in, which allows printing quickly from a range of advanced software suites, such as Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom, and Canon’s Digital Photo Professional.  The Canon imagePROGRAF GP-4600S features Wi-Fi functionality, offering the freedom to print from a variety of devices and popular applications and for easy connection and quick setup for wireless networks, as well as a built-in high speed USB2.0 port, and Ethernet connections.  The GP-4600S features fast and easy printing directly of PDF and JPEG file formats from a USB memory stick.

The imagePROGRAF GP-4600S media handling features front-loading and front output for roll and cut sheet media and can accept a width of 152.4 – 1118mm and thickness of 0.07 – 0.8mm. The maximum printable length for roll paper is 18 meters, and 1.6m for cut sheet. The minimum printable length for cut sheet is 203.2mm and 101.6mm for roll paper, and a maximum media roll diameter is 170mm.  The GP-4600S supports borderless printing technology, increasing productivity as there is no need for offline trimming.

The Canon imagePROGRAF GP-4600S has an easy-to-use, 3.5 colour LCD touch screen operation panel which provides clear menu-driven controls for all functions and informs users of the media being used and the remaining print levels, for assured, non-stop productivity. The ergonomic design of the GP-4600S provides a flat top surface for print checking.

The Canon imagePROGRAF GP-4600S has a new print head monitoring function and auto alignment adjustment.  Additionally, a number of built-in technologies enable effortless printing of high quality images which ultimately conserves ink and media. The robust chassis of the imagePROGRAF GP-4600S reduces vibrations, which improves the accuracy of the ink droplet placement. The Auto Skew Correction function guarantees that all types of paper, including thick paper, can be printed without misalignment and enables unattended printing by automatically adjusting for any skew in orientation and feeds the paper/media correctly. The vacuum feeding system keeps paper flat regardless of paper weight and type during printing, which helps ensure accurate placement of ink droplets on paper. The GP-4600S features a standby mode, which will periodically agitate the ink tanks and warms up the print head, keeping ink from drying up inside and clogging nozzles. In the event that a nozzle gets clogged, Canon has a non-firing nozzle detection and compensation system, which turns on back -up nozzles to prevent drop-outs during a print, ensuring highest quality prints every time.

The imagePROGRAF GP-4600S printer features Canon’s new LUCIA PRO II ink system. The LUCIA PRO II high longevity pigment ink system includes five newly formulated inks  including Photo Black, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, and Grey.   The Matte Black and Orange inks are the same as used by the Canon imagePROGRAF GP 2000/ GP 4000 printers.    The LUCIA PRO II inks are available in 160ml, 330ml, and 700ml hot swap ink tanks for uninterrupted printing. LUCIA PRO II inks deliver a broader colour gamut when printing on fine art paper and expanded colour areas in dark areas. The LUCIA PRO II ink system features dedicated nozzles for each of the black inks (Photo and Matte Black), saving time and ink by eliminating the need to change inks when changing papers.

The Canon imagePROGRAF GP-4600S guarantees colour consistency between jobs and different production sites. The GP-4600S 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. The GP-4600S’s versatile software connectivity handles a single-user to a multi-location business, design firm, or print service provider. In addition to the Canon Print Studio Pro Plug-in software for Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom and Canon Digital Photo Pro, the GP-4600S includes the Device Management Console, an administration tool which allows a lab manager or administrator to organise and control multiple GP-4600S’s in multiple locations, even remotely in other parts of the world. Monitor ink levels, paper levels, or adjust various device settings all from a single computer. Use the Device Management Console to calibrate and set up two printers to the exact same specifications, profiles and calibrations, so you can print precisely the same-looking print in two different locations. The GP-4600S includes new Accounting Manager software, available for the Mac and PC, which helps organise pricing and supply for ink and paper per a specific print job, great for any educational lab setting or for customer billing per print job.

The Canon imagePROGRAF GP-4600S ensures the correct balance and mixture of inks, with precise ink droplet placement, to achieve optimum quality photos at a professional grade by incorporating a new Canon’s L-COA (Large Format Common Architecture) PRO Image Processing System.  The L-COA PRO engine works with a 3 GB internal memory core and 500GB encrypted hard drive to process large volumes of data at high speeds.

The Canon imagePROGRAF GP-4600S has a solid coated colour gamut coverage rate of 96% when using Premium Semi-Glossy Paper 2 with imagePROGRAF printer driver at [High] [Color Correction Off].  Coverage rate is 82% when using Heavyweight Coated Paper HG with imagePROGRAF printer driver at [High] [Color Correction Off].

The Canon imagePROGRAF GP-4600S is bundled with Canon’s Print Plug-In for Microsoft Office and PosterArtist Lite software. PosterArtist Lite is ideal for users unfamiliar with design can create professional-looking posters, display items, presentation charts and other large format documents. In just four simple steps you can create professional looking posters, banners and signs using a variety of templates, high resolution, royalty-free images and clipart with PosterArtist Lite.

Optional accessories for the Canon imagePROGRAF GP-4600S is the roll unit, which supports continuous paper feeding and auto-switching, or automatic take-up of printer output, printer stand, and 2/3″ roll holders. The Media Take-up roll unit includes a dual direction roll take up unit allowing the print surface to be wound inside or outside of the roll.

There is an extensive range of Canon and third party media compatible with the imagePROGRAF GP-4600S; including Canon approved ICC profile paper, gloss, semi-gloss, matte, fine art, canvas, and glossy photo papers including satin, glossy photo and embossed papers, water resistant canvas, adhesive-backed materials and films. Canon has worked with third-party paper companies to design better, more specific profiles for other brands of photo paper, allowing for more precise, accurate prints for a specific medium. The Media Configuration Tool software lets you select from various paper types for a specific print job and even fully customise and configure pre-sets for custom print media. Design Supply’s media specialists have the expertise to help you determine the best solutions for your particular printing needs.

As you would expect from Canon, reliable performance is a given. For added peace of mind, Canon imagePROGRAF printers and print heads feature a 12-month warranty.



Canon imagePROGRAF GP-4600S 44″/1118mm 7-colour large format printer with roll feed, stand and basket

Power Cable
1 x Print head
1 set of starter ink tanks 2310ml (individual ink tanks x 330 ml for PBK ,Grey, MB, C, Y, M, and O)

Safety/Standard Environment leaflet
Important Information Sheet
Installation Guide

LFP Eur Address Sheet
Stack Printer Setup Guide

Notice for PosterArtist WEB
12 months on-site warranty
1 year access to MyLFP Support Desk

Software available as download from Web:

imagePROGRAF GP Printer Driver
Print Plug-In for Office
Quick Utility Toolbox
PosterArtist Lite
Other software available as Download from Web


Media Take-Up Roll Unit: RU-43. Dual direction roll take up unit allowing print surface to be wound inside or outside of the roll
2/3″ Roll Holder: RH2-46


PF1-2100 (160 ml), PF1-2300 (330 ml), PF1-2700 (700 ml )Matte Black/Orange

PFI-3100(160mm): Photo Black, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow,  Grey
PFI-3300(330mm): Photo Black, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Grey
PFI-3700(700mm): Photo Black, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow,  Grey
Print Head: PF-10
Cutter Blade: CT-07
Maintenance Cartridge: MC-30

Warranty & Support Options:

Canon Easy Service Plan – 3 years onsite cover from time of purchase
Canon Easy Service Plan – 5 years onsite cover from time of purchase
MyLFP – 3 year on-site Support Pack
Premium MyLFP – 3 year on-site Support Pack + 2 annual health checks in Year 2&3
MyLFP – 5 year on-site Support Pack
Premium MyLFP – 5 year on-site Support Pack + 4 annual health checks in Year 2,3,4 &5
Remote installation via Velmex Web Connect
Hand delivery, placement, installation and user training


Canon imagePROGRAF GP-4600S Datasheet

Canon imagePROGRAF GP Series Magnificent 8 Brochure

Canon imagePROGRAF GP A5 Flyer

Canon imagePROGRAF GP-2600S Datasheet





Canon imagePROGRAF PRO Series printers (PRO-2600, PRO-4600, PRO-6600, GP-2600S, GP-4600S, and GP-6600S) 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 18,432 nozzles (1536 nozzles x 12 col0urs) into a 1.28″ high density print head. 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 minimum 4 picolitre droplets resulting in 2400 x 1200 dots per inch (dpi) resolution.

Canon’s innovative LUCIA PRO II 12 pigment ink system incorporates 11 colours plus Chroma Optimizer and superfine 4-pl (picoliter) ink droplets, ensuring a wide colour gamut, smooth gradation, reduced graininess and reduced bronzing. Canon’s LUCIA PRO ink system delivers exceptionally accurate colours by including both RGB and CMYK. The LUCIA PRO II inks are delivered via the FINE print head with a tubular ink delivery system that results in faster printer speeds and enables stable, high quality printing. LUCIA Pro includes a newly formulated Photo Black ink and both Photo and Matte Black have their own channels, so no ink swap is needed when changing papers, increasing efficiency and improving resistance to clogging nozzles for consistent results. The 12 channel 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. Four monochromatic inks; black, matt black, grey, and photo grey inks, produce brilliant black and white photography reproduction delivering incredible lifelike photographs with exceptional detail, opening the door to numerous applications including wedding photography, christenings and the fast growing lifestyle portrait work. The Chroma Optimizer regulates the ink-droplet height for an even brilliance across the print surface for reduced bronzing. LUCIA PRO II 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 up to 200 years.

The LUCIA PRO 7 colour models (GP-2600S, GP-4600S and GP-6600S) produce vivid colour expression with low ink consumption on glossy paper by microencapsulated colour materials. 7 colour models arrange the key colours of cyan, magenta, yellow and matte black in a mirrored layout on the print head. Posters with high colour density can be created with fewer print passes at faster print speeds.

Canon’s new processing engine and printer architecture deliver further accuracy to ink ejection and limitation of colour unevenness. The new L-COA (Large Format printer Common Architecture) PRO image processing technology instantly determines optimal droplet combinations to deliver best results that are faithful to the original image. L-COA PRO delivers faster, high-quality output and print optimization by carefully calculating best results for each print mode and media using various factors including colour reproduction, tonal gradations, black density, graininess, glossiness, anti-bronzing and elimination of metamerism, all of which contribute to creating an amazing printed image. L-COA PRO is combined with 3GB of standard memory and a 500GB encrypted hard disk, which enables high -speed processing of massive volumes of image data for demanding workflows. Additionally, the new two-way vacuum paper feeder keeps media flat and even, assisting with accuracy of ink ejection.

Canon’s Advanced Colour Calibration is a powerful built-in colour calibration system ensuring the most stable colour reproduction attainable, preventing variability of colour output by aging changes or printer differences. 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.

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