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Large Format Printer
Manuals for this printer
Setup Guide
Basic Guide
Electronic manual
Paper Reference Guide
Electronic manual
Read this manual before attempting to operate the printer.
Keep this manual in a handy location for future referencing.
Basic Printing Workflow
Printing enlargements or reductions ........................................ 70
Printing at full size .................................................................... 86
Borderless Printing ................................................................... 98
Printing banners or at other non-standard sizes .................... 111
Tiling and multiple pages per sheet ....................................... 124
Centering originals ................................................................. 141
Printer Driver .......................................................................... 176
Preview .................................................................................. 211
Free Layout ............................................................................ 221
Color imageRUNNER Enlargement Copy .............................. 244
Print Plug-In for Photoshop / Digital Photo Professional ........................... 255
Layout Plug-In for Photoshop ................................................. 316
Print Plug-In for Office ............................................................ 321
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Mac OS X Software
Printer Driver .......................................................................... 364
Preview .................................................................................. 388
Free Layout ............................................................................ 416
Color imageRUNNER Enlargement Copy .............................. 447
Print Plug-In for Photoshop / Digital Photo Professional ........................... 464
Layout Plug-In for Photoshop ................................................. 522
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  • Page 1: Table Of Contents

    Large Format Printer User's Guide Basic Printing Workflow Enhanced Printing Options Printing enlargements or reductions ........70 Printing at full size ..............86 Borderless Printing ..............98 Printing banners or at other non-standard sizes ....111 Tiling and multiple pages per sheet ........124 Centering originals ..............
  • Page 2 Note In order to be printed easily, this PDF-format manual is converted from the HTML-format instruction manual included on the "User Manuals CD-ROM" supplied with the printer. Thus, there are descriptions that are applied only in HTML format, and functions (video display function, etc.) that cannot be used. We appreciate your understanding.
  • Page 3 Contents Basic Printing Workflow Printing procedure Printing Options Using Rolls and Sheets .......................... 22 Turning the Printer On and Off ............................23 Loading and Printing on Rolls ............................... 24 Loading and Printing on Sheets ............................27 Printing in Windows ................................... 29 Printing from Mac OS X ................................
  • Page 4 Printing at full size Printing on Oversize Paper ..............................86 Printing at Full Size (Windows) ............................87 Printing at Full Size (Mac OS X) ............................. 88 Borderless Printing at Actual Size ............................91 Borderless Printing at Actual Size (Windows) ......................92 Borderless Printing at Actual Size (Mac OS X) .......................
  • Page 5 Making the Original Orientation Match the Paper Orientation ................165 Making the Original Orientation Match the Paper Orientation (Windows) ..........165 Making the Original Orientation Match the Paper Orientation (Mac OS X) ..........167 Using Favorites ..................................169 Cutting Roll Paper After Printing ............................170 Cutting Roll Paper After Printing (Windows) ......................
  • Page 6 Starting Free Layout ................................221 Free Layout Main Window ..............................223 Detailed Settings ..................................224 Preferences Dialog Box ................................. 225 Page Options Dialog Box ............................... 226 Zoom Dialog Box ..................................227 Format Dialog Box ..................................227 Laying out a Multiple-File Document on One Page ....................229 Laying out a Document Created with Multiple Application Programs on One Page ........
  • Page 7 Adjust the Colors and Print ..............................288 Adjust the Colors while Checking the Preview (for Color) ................ 288 Adjust the Colors while Checking the Preview (for Monochrome) ............289 Adjust the Colors by Color Matching ......................... 292 Print High-Quality Adobe RGB16bit Images ....................293 Prints monochrome photographs with high quality ..................
  • Page 8 Mac OS X Software Printer Driver Printer Driver Settings ................................364 Specifying Paper in the Printer Driver ........................... 366 Confirming Print Settings ..............................368 Checking the Layout in a Preview Before Printing ....................368 Using Favorites ..................................369 Accessing the Printer Driver Dialog Box from Applications ................. 370 Main Pane ....................................
  • Page 9 Color Settings Panel ................................426 Color Adjustment ................................427 Gray Adjustment ................................430 Matching ....................................431 Driver Matching Mode ............................... 434 ICC Matching Mode ..............................435 ColorSync ..................................436 Preferences Dialog Box ................................. 437 Page Setup Dialog Box ................................438 Zoom Dialog Box ..................................
  • Page 10 Size Options Dialog Box ................................. 490 Curves Dialog Box ..................................491 Print History Details Dialog Box ............................492 Utilize Three Types of Previews ............................493 Check Image with Print Area Layout ........................493 Check the original image with Image ........................494 Check Image with Roll Paper Preview ........................
  • Page 11 Feeding Roll Paper Manually ............................... 549 Keeping Track of the Amount of Roll Paper Left ....................... 550 Specifying the Ink Drying Time for Rolls ........................550 Specifying the Cutting Method for Rolls ........................552 Cutting the Leading Edge of Roll Paper Automatically .................... 558 Reducing Dust from Cutting Rolls ............................
  • Page 12 Add Custom Paper ................................640 Delete Custom Paper ............................... 646 Edit Custom Paper ................................647 Export Custom Media Information ..........................648 Import Custom Media Information ..........................649 Warnings ....................................650 Control Panel Operations and Display Screen Control Panel ....................................654 Control Panel Display ................................
  • Page 13 Configuring the IP Address Using the Printer Control Panel ................. 711 Configuring the IP Address Using ARP and PING Commands ..............712 Configuring TCP/IPv6 Network Settings ........................714 Configuring the Printer Driver Destination (Windows) ..................... 714 Configuring the Printer Driver Destination (Mac OS X) ................... 715 Configuring the Printer's TCP/IP Network Settings With RemoteUI ..............
  • Page 14 Basic Print Job Operations Using the Printer Hard Disk ..............................760 Saving Print Jobs on the Printer Hard Disk ........................762 Managing the Job Queue (Deleting or Preempting Other Jobs) ................. 765 Managing Pending Jobs (Printing or Deleting Jobs on Hold) ................767 Printing Saved Jobs .................................
  • Page 15 Startup ......................................841 Main Window ....................................842 File Menu ....................................845 Tools Menu (When the Calibration Sheet is Displayed) ..................846 Tools Menu (When the Color Measurement Sheet is Displayed) ..............846 Help Menu ..................................... 847 Printer List .................................... 848 Calibration Sheet ................................
  • Page 16 Replacing the Cutter Unit ..............................930 Maintenance Cartridge Maintenance Cartridge ................................934 Replacing the Maintenance Cartridge ..........................934 Checking the Remaining Maintenance Cartridge Capacity ................... 941 When to Replace the Maintenance Cartridge ......................942 Cleaning the Printer Cleaning the Printer Exterior ............................... 943 Cleaning Inside the Top Cover ............................
  • Page 17 Images are printed crooked ..............................978 Documents are printed in monochrome ........................978 Line thickness is not uniform .............................. 978 Lines or colors are misaligned ............................979 Borders appear in borderless printing ..........................979 Cannot print over a network Cannot connect the printer to the network ........................980 Cannot print over a TCP/IP network ..........................
  • Page 18 Close Ink Tank Cover ................................1002 Ink tank is empty..................................1003 Not much ink is left................................1003 No ink tank loaded................................. 1003 The following ink tanks cannot be recognized......................1003 Messages regarding printing or adjustment 1004 Cannot execute this command.
  • Page 19 Specifications 1015 Printer Specifications 1016 Specifications ................................... 1016 Print Area ....................................1017 Appendix 1019 Safety Precautions 1020 Safety Precautions ................................. 1020 Legal Notices .................................... 1022 Manuals for this printer 1024 Manuals for this printer ............................... 1024 About This User Manual ..............................1024 How to use this manual 1026 Searching Topics ..................................
  • Page 21: User's Guide

    iPF8400 User's Guide Basic Printing Workflow Printing procedure ..................22 Canceling print jobs ..................32 Pausing Printing ..................36 Enhanced Printing Options Windows Software Mac OS X Software Handling and Use of Paper Control Panel Printer Parts Network Setting Print Job Management Adjustments for Better Print Quality Color Management Maintenance and Consumables...
  • Page 22: Printing Procedure

    Printing Options Using Rolls and Sheets iPF8400 Printing procedure Printing procedure Printing Options Using Rolls and Sheets ........................22 Turning the Printer On and Off ............................23 Loading and Printing on Rolls ............................24 Loading and Printing on Sheets ............................27 Specifying Paper in the Printer Driver (Windows) ..................
  • Page 23: Turning The Printer On And Off

    Press the Power button to turn on the printer. The printer will now start up. After the Display Screen shows the Canon logo, "Start- ing up... Please wait." is displayed. The Power Lamp is lit when the printer finishes starting up, and the printer is now in Standby.
  • Page 24: Loading And Printing On Rolls

    Loading and Printing on Rolls iPF8400 • The Power Lamp and Message Lamp are not lit (even once), and nothing appears on the Display Screen Make sure the printer is plugged in correctly. Check the connection at the plug and electrical outlet. •...
  • Page 25 Loading and Printing on Rolls iPF8400 • If you are not using the optional Media Take-up Unit when printing long documents such as banners, spread a clean cloth or paper on the floor. Use the Output Stacker to prevent long printed documents from being soiled by the floor Important after they are printed.
  • Page 26 Loading and Printing on Rolls iPF8400 Load the roll in the printer. (See "Loading Rolls in the Printer.") → P.539 • When printing without borders, definitely set the blue Switch on the platen to the ● side. If the switch is set incor- rectly, print quality may deteriorate.
  • Page 27: Loading And Printing On Sheets

    Loading and Printing on Sheets iPF8400 Select the type of paper. (See "Changing the Type of Paper.") → P.543 • If no barcode has been printed on the roll and you have set ManageRemainRoll to On, specify the roll length after the type of paper.
  • Page 28 Loading and Printing on Sheets iPF8400 Turn the printer on. (See "Turning the Printer On and Off.") → P.23 Complete settings in the printer driver for the type of paper and other details. • Specifying Paper in the Printer Driver (Windows) →...
  • Page 29: And So On

    Printing in Windows iPF8400 Load the sheet. (See "Loading Sheets in the Printer.") → P.561 Start printing. Printing in Windows Printing in Windows Print from the application menu. • We recommend exiting unnecessary applications before printing. Running several applications while printing may interrupt the transfer of print data and affect printing quality.
  • Page 30: Printing From Mac Os X

    Printing from Mac OS X iPF8400 Settings for many printing methods (including enlarged or reduced printing, borderless printing, and so on) are dis- played in the printer driver dialog box. There are two ways to access the printer driver dialog box, as follows. •...
  • Page 31 Printing from Mac OS X iPF8400 Click Print to start printing. As shown in the following illustration, you can switch to other panes in this dialog box to complete settings for various methods of printing, including enlarged and re- duced printing, borderless printing, and so on. User's Guide...
  • Page 32: Canceling Print Jobs

    Canceling Print Jobs from the Control Panel iPF8400 Canceling print jobs Canceling print jobs Canceling Print Jobs from the Control Panel ......................32 Canceling Print Jobs from Windows ..........................33 Canceling Print Jobs from Mac OS X ..........................33 Canceling Print Jobs from the Control Panel Canceling Print Jobs from the Control Panel To cancel printing or reception of print jobs, press the Stop button on the Control Panel.
  • Page 33: Canceling Print Jobs From Windows

    Canceling Print Jobs from Windows iPF8400 Canceling Print Jobs from Windows Canceling Print Jobs from Windows In the printer window, you can cancel jobs that are being sent to the printer. Using imagePROGRAF Status Monitor, you can cancel print jobs that have already been received by the printer or that are currently being printed.
  • Page 34 Canceling Print Jobs from Mac OS X iPF8400 • Print jobs are shown in the printer window while they are being sent from the computer. After transmission, jobs are not dis- played even during printing. Note • Print jobs are displayed in the imagePROGRAF Printmonitor window from the moment the printer starts receiving the print data until the moment printing is finished.
  • Page 35 Canceling Print Jobs from Mac OS X iPF8400 • The screen may differ slightly depending on the model you are using. Note The job sent to the printer is canceled. Exit imagePROGRAF Printmonitor. In the printer window, click Resume Printer. •...
  • Page 36: Pausing Printing

    Pausing Printing iPF8400 Pausing Printing Pausing Printing Pausing Printing Pausing Printing During printing, if you set Pause Print in the Control Panel menu to On, printing is stopped at that point and the printer enters a state in which printing is paused. (See "Control Panel Display.") →...
  • Page 37: Enhanced Printing Options

    iPF8400 User's Guide Basic Printing Workflow Enhanced Printing Options Choosing Paper for Printing ............... 38 Printing Photos and Office Documents ............39 Adjusting Images ..................56 Printing enlargements or reductions ............70 Printing at full size ..................86 Borderless Printing ..................98 Printing banners or at other non-standard sizes ........
  • Page 38: Choosing Paper For Printing

    Select the appropriate media type from the printer control panel or printer driver to match the paper loaded in the print- er. The appropriate media type differs between the case of genuine Canon paper or Canon feed confirmed paper and the case of paper other than Canon feed confirmed paper.
  • Page 39: Printing Photos And Office Documents

    Printing Photos and Images iPF8400 Printing Photos and Office Documents Printing Photos and Office Documents Printing Photos and Images ..............................39 Printing Photos and Images (Windows) ........................40 Printing Photos and Images (Mac OS X) ......................... 41 Printing from Photoshop ..............................44 Printing Adobe RGB Images (Windows) ........................
  • Page 40: Printing Photos And Images (windows)

    P.183 Make sure the Main sheet is displayed. In the Media Type list, select the type of paper that is loaded. In this case, click Canon Premium Glossy Paper 2 280. In the Media Type, choose the type of paper used for printing, such as Glossy Paper, Canon Coated Pa- per, and so on.
  • Page 41: Printing Photos And Images (mac Os X)

    This topic describes how to print photos based on the following example. Document: Photo image from a digital camera • • Page size: 10×12 inches (254.0×304.8 mm) • Paper: Roll paper Paper type: Canon Premium Glossy Paper 2 280 • • Roll paper width: 10 inches (254.0 mm) User's Guide...
  • Page 42 Printing Photos and Images (Mac OS X) iPF8400 This sets the Format for and Paper Size. • The configuration method varies depending on the OS and application software you are using. Note If Page Setup is displayed in the application menu, the set- tings are configured by opening the Page Attributes dialog box from Page Setup.
  • Page 43 Printing Photos and Images (Mac OS X) iPF8400 In the Media Type list, select the type of paper that is loaded. In this case, click Canon Premium Glossy Paper 2 280. Make sure the paper you select is loaded in the printer.
  • Page 44: Printing From Photoshop

    Printing from Photoshop iPF8400 Make sure Page Size on the Page Setup pane shows the original size as specified in Paper Size in the Page Attributes dialog box—in this case, 10"x12". Specify additional printing conditions. For details on available printing conditions, see " Printer Driver Settings "...
  • Page 45: Printing Adobe Rgb Images (windows)

    Document: Adobe RGB image created in Photoshop • Page Size: 10×12 inches (254.0×304.8 mm) Paper: Roll • • Paper type: Canon Premium Glossy Paper 2 280 • Roll Paper Width: 10 inches (254.0 mm) • In Photoshop, select no color-matching. •...
  • Page 46 Printing Adobe RGB Images (Windows) iPF8400 In the Media Type list, select the type of paper that is loaded. In this case, click Canon Premium Glossy Paper 2 280. Click Advanced Settings to switch the print mode. Click Image in the Print Priority list.
  • Page 47 Printing Adobe RGB Images (Windows) iPF8400 Click the Matching tab to display the Matching sheet. Matching Mode, click Driver Matching Mode. Color Space, click Adobe RGB. Click OK to close the Color Settings dialog box. Click the Page Setup tab to display the Page Setup sheet.
  • Page 48: Printing Adobe Rgb Images (mac Os X)

    In the Color Handling list, click Printer Manages Colors. Click Print. Access the Main pane. In the Media Type list, select the type of paper that is loaded. In this case, click Canon Premium Glossy Paper 2 280. User's Guide...
  • Page 49 Printing Adobe RGB Images (Mac OS X) iPF8400 Click Advanced Settings to switch the print mode. Click Image in the Print Priority list. Select the print quality in the Print Quality list. • Options displayed in the Print Quality list vary depending on the type of paper. Note Click Color in the Color Mode list.
  • Page 50: Printing Office Documents

    Printing Office Documents iPF8400 Select and click a roll paper in the Paper Source list. Make sure the width of the loaded roll paper is displayed in the Roll Width list—here, 10-in. Roll (254.0mm). • If the width of the roll loaded in the printer is not shown in Roll Width, click Printer Information on the Main Note...
  • Page 51 Printing Office Documents (Windows) iPF8400 • Paper type: Plain Paper • Paper size: A4 (210.0 × 297.0 mm [8.3 × 11.7 in]) Choose Print in the application menu. Select the printer in the dialog box, and then display the printer driver dialog box.(See " Accessing the Printer Driver Dialog Box from Applications ") →...
  • Page 52: Printing Office Documents (mac Os X)

    Printing Office Documents (Mac OS X) iPF8400 Specify additional printing conditions. For details on available printing conditions, see " Printer Driver Settings " → P.176 Confirm the print settings and print as desired. • For tips on confirming print settings, see " Confirming Print Settings "...
  • Page 53 Printing Office Documents (Mac OS X) iPF8400 Access the Main pane. In the Media Type list, select the type of paper that is loaded. In this case, click Plain Paper. After confirming that Easy Settings is selected, clic