Canon imagePROGRAF iPF8400S (44 inches) 8-colour Large Format Printer

Canon’s imagePROGRAF iPF8400SE 44″ 6-colour pigment ink Poster Printer with 330ml/700ml Hot Swap ink tanks is specifically designed for the Poster and Point of Sale markets. The iPF8400SE produces high-quality, high-speed, 44″ prints for low cost combined with flexible functionality. The iPF8400SE is ideal for Retailers requiring a poster printer on-site.

Create durable, long lasting posters and point of sale displays using LUCIA EX 6-colour pigment system, with exceptional water resistance and colourfastness with UV stable inks. Print multiple formats easily from general graphics to CAD & GIS drawings. The 6-colour Poster Printer range from Canon is ideal for all sizes of business, and includes the imagePROGRAF iPF8400SE 44″ size, and the compact imagePROGRAF iPF6400 SE 24″ size.

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 maximize your opportunities. With 27 years of experience in the large format printer market, Design Supply offers expertise and knowledge in tailoring the exact solution for your specific application.


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

Canon’s imagePROGRAF iPF8400S 44”/B0 8-colour pigment ink printer with 330ml/700ml Hot Swap ink tanks and a built-in 250GB HDD is specifically designed for the Graphic Arts markets.  The iPF8400S produces high-quality, high-speed, 44” prints for low cost combined with flexible functionality.  The iPF8400S is ideal for Production, Photographic, Print-for-Pay, Design, Exhibition, Point of Sale and Poster applications.

The imagePROGRAF iPF8400S puts the power of Canon’s world-renowned photography, ink-jet printing and colour imaging technologies into the hands of photographers, graphic artists and general print service providers.  Think of the iPF8400S as the iPF8300S plus a larger built-in HDD (250GB vs.160GB), built-in colour sensor and calibration link feature.  These upgrades are designed to enhance image quality, productivity and usability.

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 more than 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 iPF8400S

The iPF8400S 44”/B0 printer features Canon’s unique  LUCIA EX 8-colour pigment ink system and improved image processing technology delivering superb print quality, excellent reliability, exceptional versatility and added productivity.  The imagePROGRAF iPF8400S delivers a wider colour gamut, smoother gradation, deeper dark tones and sharper blacks as seen with the previous imagePROGRAF printers (iPF6300, IPF6350 and iPF8300) and features higher print speed and broad workflow compatibility as well as lowering the total cost of ownership.  A wider colour gamut enables the iPF8400S to be used in applications that require greater precision, and a colour profile designed for poster production adds to its versatility.  Improved scratch resistance and reduced bronzing combined with higher print registration accuracy for precise text and fine lines means superb quality.

Producing 2400 x 1200 dpi resolution, the Canon imagePROGRAF iPF8400S prints A0 gloss in as little as 3.1 minutes. Productivity is improved through a new mirrored nozzle layout and the option to print in Fast mode, which enables the print speed to be as much as doubled, while still maintaining a level of print quality that rivals that in standard mode.  When turn around is time critical, for posters and point-of-sale (POS) items, this feature is a major advantage.  The iPF8400S also features Proof, Image and Economy modes, enabling the user to decide what level of image quality is needed when printing.  Proof mode produces sharper text and lines, making it ideal for high precision proof printing, while Image mode enables high-precision printing of text and lines without a reduction in speed, making it a good choice when placement accuracy is less important than speed.  Economy mode reduces ink consumption by almost 50%, making it convenient for producing posters for internal use or checking layouts during test printing.

The Canon imagePROGRAF iPF8400S incorporates a number of new productivity tools including Hot Swap ink tanks which enable uninterrupted printing for greater productivity and reduced downtime.  Available in both 330ml and 700ml sizes, Hot Swap ink tanks feature a sub-ink tank which allows for non-stop printing, even during ink tank replacement.  New Alert features include an audio and email notification when the high capacity ink tanks need to be replaced.  Other Alert email notifications include when the media needs to be replaced and when a job has finished, making this printer ideal for the production environments. The IPF8400S features a built-in 250GB hard disk for more efficient printing of complex jobs, making it easier to handle larger amounts of data, store larger print jobs, and reprint them easily without resending from a PC.  Gigabit Ethernet connectivity allows data to be transferred fast – even when managing high print volumes or data heavy files.  Fast Economy Mode printing saves time and ink for those cost sensitive jobs.

The iPF8400S features Canon’s unique colour calibration feature uses a built-in colour density sensor and a Calibration Link feature to optimise output ensuring consistent and accurate colour reproduction.


More on Canon imagePROGRAF proprietary technologies

Canon ImagePROGRAF wide 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 and outstanding photo-quality print performance.

Canon’s unique LUCIA EX pigment ink systems incorporate 8 colours and superfine 4-pl (picoliter) ink droplets ensures a wide colour gamut, smooth gradation, reduced graininess and reduced bronzing. LUCIA EX ink systems increases the colour gamut by around 20% and have an innovative polymer structure that results in exceptional scratch resistance and protection from colour fading, while reducing bronzing to ensure durable, stable output. Specific technology controls ink placement according to the ink’s characteristics resulting in superb contrasts and detailed graduation in dark areas. The LUCIA EX ink system also delivers higher print registration accuracy for precise text and fine lines, which allows the iPF6400S 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.



  • Canon imagePROGRAF iPF8400S 44″ 8-colour large format printer with Roll Feed with stand and basket
  • 2 x Print Heads (PF-05)
  • 1 x set of starter ink tanks 330ml – BK, MBK,M,Y, 120ml –C,PC,PM,GY
  • 384MB RAM
  • 250GB Hard Disk
  • USB2.0 & RJ45 Network Interface
  • EU/UK Power Cord
  • 3 inch paper core attachment
  • Spacer for borderless printing
  • Set up guide
  • Basic guide
  • User manual CD-ROM
  • User software CD-ROM (Mac, Win32, Win64)
  • Carrying caution leaflet
  • Safety/Standard Environment leaflet
  • Media sample-sheets
  • PosterArtist Lite leaflet
  • PosterArtist Lite software CD-ROM
  • Announcement of Large Format Printer Extended Survey Program
  • One Year on-site warranty
  • 1 year access to MyLFP Support Desk

Software included:

  • Canon Printer Driver
  • Status Monitor
  • Free Layout and iR enlargement Copy, Hot Folders
  • Optimised Driver for AutoCAD
  • Media Configuration Tool
  • PosterArtist Lite (Windows only)
  • Print Plug-In for Microsoft Word/Excel/PowerPoint (Windows only)
  • Print Plug-In for Photoshop
  • Print Plug-In for Digital Photo Professional
  • Direct Print & Share (Windows only)


  • Stand with Paper Collection Basket: ST-43
  • Automatic Roll Media Take-up Unit: TU-06
  • Additional Roll Holder Set (2-inch core with 3-inch paper tube attachment and borderless print spacer): RH2-44
  • Canon PosterArtist software v.2.5 – PC only
  • 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 XXL-44″ (supports photographic file formats only: JPEG, TIFF, BMP, PSD for Mac & PC)
  • EFI Express RIP Software Proof Edition with printer option XXL-44″ (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 330ml: PFI-306(BK,MBK,C,M,Y,PC,PM,GY)
  • Ink Tank 700ml: PF1-706(BK,MBK,C,M,Y,PC,PM,GY)
  • Print Head: PF-05
  • Maintenance Cartridge: MC-08
  • Cutter Blade: CT-06

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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