Canon imagePROGRAF iPF8400SE (44 inches) Large Format 6 colour Poster Printer


Market and Applications

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.

The Canon imagePROGRAF iPF8400SE produces 2400 x 1200 dpi resolution and prints A1 plain paper in as little as 34 seconds. Canon LUCIA EX pigment inks work brilliantly on a wide range of paper types, giving durable, cost-effective solutions for mid to long term display. The iPF8400SE features 256BM Buffer RAM 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. Cloud support allows uploading and downloading files for immediate sharing with other locations or multiple sites with easy access even from mobile devices.
The Canon imagePROGRAF iPF8400SE features user-friendly design, making it easy to run. The front loading media system includes simple roll paper loading with media barcode printing, automatically detecting media size and confirming the media type and how much is left on a roll. Easy to change ink tanks, located at the front of the iPF8400SE are replaceable without having to stop printing. Custom media and sizes can be pre-loaded into the printer and the drivers. Borderless printing means no need for offline trimming, saving time and money and Automatic Skew Correction allows for unattended printing by automatically adjusting for any skew in orientation and fees the paper/media correctly. A thoughtfully designed fan system ensures the quietest of operation. The media catch basket has three settings for convenience.
In addition to the easy access to sophisticated functions on the LCD panel, keep track of printing costs with Canon’s built-in cost management software, the Status Monitor, calculating print costs and tracking ROI. The accounting functionality calculates pages printed and the associated costs, customisable, enabling the monitoring of printing costs while also helping understand and manage paper use. Additionally, enter the IP address of your iPF8400SE into any web browser, tablet or smart phone, and view vital information including current ink and media levels, error codes, and print logs live on your screen. Administrator settings can be managed here as well.
There is a complete range of over forty Canon and third party media compatible with the imagePROGRAF iPF8400SE, including satin, glossy, photo, art, coated and embossed papers, water resistant canvas, pop-up and roll-up display, adhesive-backed materials, backlit films, panoramic borderless prints up to 18 meters, and more. Design Supply’s media specialists have the expertise to help you determine the best solutions for your particular printing needs.
Optional items for the Canon imagePROGRAF iPF8400SE include additional media load bars, to accommodate multiple types or sizes of media, for convenience and productivity.
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.

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Canon imagePROGRAF iPF6400SE and iPF8400SE

Canon iPF8400SE 44″ 6 Colour Poster Printer

Canon imagePROGRAF productivity features

Canon imagePROGRAF range of Plugins and Software


The Canon imagePROGRAF iPF8400SE is ideal for retailers who need to print on demand and require a low cost of ownership. The iPF8400SE creates great quality, durable, long lasting posters and point of sale displays using the Canon LUCIA EX 6-colour pigment ink system. The Canon LUCIA EX pigment ink system provides UV stable inks with exceptional water resistance and colourfastness. The additional red ink faithfully reproduces the reds and oranges.

The Canon imagePROGRAF iPF8400SE 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 130ml and 300ml sizes, Hot Swap ink tanks feature a sub-ink tank which allows for non-stop printing, even during ink tank replacement. An automated email alert lets you know when it’s time to change ink tanks, replace media or notifies you when a job has finished, making this printer ideal for the production environments by supporting continued productivity where it counts most. Print quickly in fast economy mode, minimising production time and keeping costs low. 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 turnaround is time critical, for posters and point-of-sale (POS) items, this feature is a major advantage. With streamlined dimensions, the iPF6400SE is ideal for small retail stores or offices with limited space, making it possible to print on demand within budget.

The Canon imagePROGRAF iPF8400SE features maximum versatility. Tailored to suit any expertise level, the iPF8400SE easily produces a wide range of posters and graphics right out of the box with powerful poster solutions. Create better looking posters in no time at all, with PosterArtist Lite software, with automatic colour correction and background removal included as standard. For more a more familiar user interface, the Print Plug-in for Microsoft Office prints poster sized documents and graphics created in Microsoft Work, PowerPoint or Excel. An optimised AutoCAD driver is also included. The Canon Direct Print & Share Utility enables the uploading of multiple formats (PDF, TIF or JPEG files) and allows access to print from anywhere, streamlining print workflows by simplifying the printing process and offering cloud-based sharing. Direct Print & Share prints files directly without starting an application or accessing the printer driver. It enhances productivity through co-ordinated processing of multiple files and enables batch printing of JPEG, TIF and PDF files. Scanner and copier support is also available via the Page Layout and IR Enlargement Copy software.


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 features a total of 15,360 nozzles into just one 1″ 6-chip high density print head. There are 2,560 nozzles for each colour, black, matte-black, magenta, cyan, yellow and red. 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 6 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.

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 iPF8400SE printer with Roll Feed, Stand and Basket
  • 1 x Print Head (PF-05)
  • 1 x set of starter ink tanks 330ml (BK,MBK,C,Y,M,R)
  • USB 2.0 & RJ45 Network interface
  • 256mb Buffer
  • Accessory Kit
  • Bar for 2″ core media
  • EU/UK Power Cord
  • 3 inch media adapter
  • 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
  • One year on-site warranty
  • One year access to MyLFP Support Desk

Software included:

  • Canon Printer Drivers for Windows & Mac
  • Page layout & IR Enlargement Copy
  • Optimised AutoCAD driver
  • Media configuration tool
  • Status Monitor
  • PosterArtist Lite (PC only)
  • Print Plug-In for Microsoft Word/Excel/PowerPoint (Windows only)
  • Direct Print & Share (Windows only)


  • Additional Media Load Bar (Roll Holder Set with 2-inch core with 3-inch paper tube attachment and borderless print spacer): RH2-44
  • 5 metre CAT5E Network Cable
  • 10 metre CAT5E Network Cable
  • 5 metre USB 2.0 High Speed Interface Cable
  • Canon PosterArtist software v2.5 – PC only
  • Mirage Master Edition Software
  • Mirage Pro Extension Software
  • EFI Express RIP Software – Photo Edition with Printer Option M-17″ (supports photographic file formats only – JPG, TIF, BMP, PSD for Mac & PC)
  • EFI Express RIP Software – PROOF Edition with Printer Option M-17″ (supports PDF, PS, EPS, JPG, TIF, BMP, PSD for Mac & PC)


  • Ink Tank 330ml: PFI-306(BK,MBK,C,M,Y,R)
  • Ink Tank 700ml: PF1-706(BK,MBK,C,M,Y,R)
  • Print Head: PF-05
  • Maintenance Cartridge: MC-08
  • Cutter Blade: MC-08

Warranty & Support

  • MyLFP – 3 year on-site support pack (3 year total)
  • MyLFP – 5 year on-site support pack (5 year total)
  • Canon easy service plan – to give 3 years onsite cover from time of purchase
  • Canon easy service plan – to give 5 years onsite cover from time of purchase
  • MyLFP Remote Installation via Web connect-install drivers, send test print – 1 hour
  • MyLFP Hand Delivery (2 man), placement, installation & user training

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