Canon imagePROGRAF iPF6400 (24 inches) 12-colour Large Format Printer


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

The Canon imagePROGRAF iPF6400 A1 / 24” 12 colour large format printer with 130ml/300ml Hot Swap ink tanks is ideal for the Proofing, Photographic and Fine Art applications.  The iPF6400 provides the perfect balance between productivity and superb print quality for photo, fine art, proofing, and design, advertising and retail applications.

The imagePROGRAF iPF6400 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 over 25 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 iPF6400

The iPF6400 A1/24”  large format printer incorporates Canon’s latest LUCIA EX 12-colour pigment lightfast ink system delivering outstanding accuracy, rich colours and exceptional versatility by addressing the exacting needs of production and proofing environments as well as the specialist photography applications.  A new formula of pigments offers excellent colour reproduction and increases the colour gamut by around 20% over previous LUCIA versions.  The LUCIA EX ink system coupled with improved image processing technology delivers prints with denser, sharper blacks and smooth colour gradations, and finest photographic details in the shadow areas.  The new inks are designed with an innovative polymer structure that results in greater scratch resistance and protection from colour fading while also reducing bronzing to ensure durable, stable output. The ink system also delivers higher print registration accuracy for precise text and fine lines which allows the iPF6400 to function as a precise proofing device.

Producing 2400 x 1200 dpi resolution, the Canon imagePROGRAF iPF6400 prints A1 in less than four minutes.  Canon’s L-COA image processing technology combined with Gigabit Ethernet compatibility ensure stunning high speed reproductions enabling fast data transfer even for data-heavy files or high volume print jobs.

The iPF6400 incorporates a number of productivity tools including Hot Swap 130ml or 300ml ink tanks, enabling uninterrupted printing, changeable during production.  An automatic email lets you know when it’s time to change ink tanks and replace media or notifies you when a job has finished.  The iPF6400 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.

Designed to work seamlessly with numerous third-party RIP vendors, the iPF6400 supports production, photography and proofing applications.  Improved software compatibility with ICC profile-based colour management systems (CMS) and support with third party RIP vendors add to the versatility of the iPF6350.  The Colour Calibration Management Console (CCMC) provides highly efficient colour management for an individual device or even a fleet of printers. Compatible ICC profiles of popular media types from Hahnemuehle, Ilford and Sihl can be downloaded. Paper settings can be added and adjustments can be made to enhance the precision quality of your output with third party media.

A large, bright LCD screen makes the iPF6400 easy to operate with clear menu-driven controls for all functions.  The built-in cost management software makes it easy to track the cost of jobs and enables ROI calculations to be made over time.  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 iPF6400, ensure usability in corporate environments as well as specialist printing environments.  Enhanced Print Plug-Ins for Adobe Photoshop, Digital Photo Professional, and Microsoft Office, Digital Photo Front Access, and the imagePROGRAF Printer driver are included with the iPF6400.


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. Ink placement and accuracy is also enhanced by the redesign of the mechanical structure of the imagePROGRAF iPF6400 by making the device resistant to any vibrations caused during scanning.

Canon’s unique LUCIA EX pigment lightfast ink system incorporates 12 colours and superfine 4-pl (picoliter) ink droplets ensures a wide colour gamut, smooth gradation, reduced graininess and reduced bronzing. A new formula of pigments offer excellent colour reproduction and increases the colour gamut by around 20% over previous LUCIA versions. 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 LUCIA EX ink system has 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. The LUCIA EX ink system also delivers higher print registration accuracy for precise text and fine lines which allow the iPF6400 to function as a precise proofing device.

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. 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 iPF6400 24″ 12-colour printer with Auto Roll Feed Unit, stand and basket
  • 2 x Print Heads PF-05
  • 1 x set of starter inks (90ml each)
  • USB 2.0 & RJ45 Network Interface
  • 384MB Buffer
  • EU/UK Power cord
  • 3 inch core adapters
  • Spacer for borderless printing
  • Set up guide
  • Basic guide
  • User manual CD-ROM
  • User software CD-ROM (Mac & Win)
  • Carrying caution leaflet
  • Safety/Standard Environment leaflet
  • Media sample –sheets
  • PosterArtist Lite leaflet
  • PosterArtist Lite software CD-ROM
  • Driver setting guide
  • Hex wrench screwdriver
  • One year on-site warranty
  • One year access to MyLFP Support Desk

Software Included

  • Canon Printer Driver for Windows and Macintosh
  • Status Monitor/Print monitor
  • Free Layout & IR enlargement Copy
  • Media Configuration Tool
  • PosterArtist Lite (PC only)
  • Print Plug-In for Microsoft Word/Excel/PowerPoint (PC only)
  • Print Plug-In for Photoshop
  • Canon Calibration Management Console
  • Print Plug-In for Canon Digital Photo Professional


  • Printer Stand with Paper Collection Basket: ST-28
  • Additional Roll Holder Set (2-inch core with 3 inch paper tube attachment and borderless print spacer): RH2-25
  • 5 Metre CAT5E Network Cable
  • 10 Metre CAT5E Network Cable
  • 5 Metre USB 2.0 High Speed Interface Cable
  • EFI Express RIP Software Photo Edition with printer option XL-24″ (supports photographic file formats only: JPEG, TIFF, BMP, PSD for Mac & PC)
  • EFI Express RIP Software Proof Edition with printer option XL-24″ (supports PDF, PS, EPS, JPEG, TIFF, BMP, PSD for Mac & PC)
  • Mirage Master Edition Software
  • Mirage 8 and 12 colour Edition Software
  • Mirage Pro Extension Software


  • Ink Tank 130ml: PFI-106 (BK,MBK,C,M,Y,PC,PM,GY,PGY,R,G,B)
  • Ink Tank 300ml: PF1-206 (BK,MBK,C,M,Y,PC,PM,GY,PGY,R,G,B)
  • Print Head: PF-05
  • Maintenance Cartridge: MC-16

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 (3 Year Total)
  • Premium MyLFP 3-Year On-Site Support Pack (3 Year Total, includes 2 Annual Health Checks, Year 2&3)
  • MyLFP 5-Year On-site Support Pack (5 Year Total)
  • Premium MyLFP 5-Year On-Site Support Pack (5 Year Total, includes 4 Annual Health Checks, Year 2,3,4&5)
  • Hand delivery, Placement, Installation, and User Training
  • Remote Installation via Velmex Web connect – install drivers, send test print – 1 hour

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