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User's Guide
Manuals for this printer
Setup Guide
Basic Guide
User's 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
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 ................................................................. 141
and so on
Windows Software
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 ................................................. 315
Print Plug-In for Office ............................................................ 320
and so on
Mac OS X Software
Printer Driver .......................................................................... 362
Preview .................................................................................. 386
Free Layout ............................................................................ 414
Color imageRUNNER Enlargement Copy .............................. 445
Print Plug-In for Photoshop / Digital Photo Professional ........................... 462
Layout Plug-In for Photoshop ................................................. 520
and so on
Handling and Use of Paper
Control Panel
Printer Parts
Network Setting
Print Job Management
Adjustments for Better Print Quality
Color Management
Maintenance and Consumables
Troubleshooting
Error Message
Specifications
Appendix
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  • Page 1 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: Table Of Contents

    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 ............................... 25 Loading and Printing on Sheets ............................28 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 ......................... 291 Print High-Quality Adobe RGB16bit Images ....................292 Prints monochrome photographs with high quality ..................
  • Page 8 Mac OS X Software Printer Driver Printer Driver Settings ................................362 Specifying Paper in the Printer Driver ........................... 364 Confirming Print Settings ..............................366 Checking the Layout in a Preview Before Printing ....................366 Using Favorites ..................................367 Accessing the Printer Driver Dialog Box from Applications ................. 368 Main Pane ....................................
  • Page 9 Color Settings Panel ................................424 Color Adjustment ................................425 Gray Adjustment ................................428 Matching ....................................429 Driver Matching Mode ............................... 432 ICC Matching Mode ..............................433 ColorSync ..................................434 Preferences Dialog Box ................................. 435 Page Setup Dialog Box ................................436 Zoom Dialog Box ..................................
  • Page 10 Size Options Dialog Box ................................. 487 Curves Dialog Box ..................................488 Print History Details Dialog Box ............................489 Utilize Three Types of Previews ............................490 Check Image with Print Area Layout ........................491 Check the original image with Image ........................491 Check Image with Roll Paper Preview ........................
  • Page 11 Feeding Roll Paper Manually ............................... 544 Keeping Track of the Amount of Roll Paper Left ....................... 544 Specifying the Ink Drying Time for Rolls ........................545 Specifying the Cutting Method for Rolls ........................546 Cutting the Leading Edge of Roll Paper Automatically .................... 551 Reducing Dust from Cutting Rolls ............................
  • Page 12 Create Calibration Target ............................... 638 Warnings ....................................639 Control Panel Operations and Display Screen Control Panel ....................................644 Control Panel Display ................................646 How to View Instructions with Navigate ......................... 649 Checking Instructions During Printer Operations ...................... 651 Printer Menu Printer Menu Operations ...............................
  • Page 13 Using RemoteUI Using RemoteUI ..................................701 Initial Settings Configuring the IP Address on the Printer ........................703 Configuring the IP Address Using the Printer Control Panel ................. 703 Configuring the IP Address Using ARP and PING Commands ..............704 Configuring TCP/IPv6 Network Settings ........................706 Configuring the Printer Driver Destination (Windows) .....................
  • Page 14 Switching Between Displaying Jobs on Printer and Regularly Acquired Jobs ..........748 Exporting Print Job Data as a CSV File ........................... 748 Displaying Job Properties or Period Properties ......................749 Showing, Saving and Loading Selected Unit Cost Data ..................750 Showing the Total Amount of Ink and Paper Consumed ..................
  • Page 15 Color Management Using the Spectrophotometer Unit (Optional) ..............829 Using the Spectrophotometer Unit (option) ......................831 Color Calibration Using the Spectrophotometer Unit (option) ..............833 Color Checks Using the Spectrophotometer Unit (option) ................835 Switching the White/Black Backing Plate (Optional) Color ................837 Paper that can be used in Color Calibration ........................
  • Page 16 Maintenance and Consumables Ink Tanks Ink Tanks ...................................... 918 Replacing Ink Tanks ................................. 918 Checking Ink Tank Levels ..............................925 When to Replace Ink Tanks ..............................925 Printheads Printhead ...................................... 927 Checking for Nozzle Clogging ............................. 927 Cleaning the Printhead ................................928 Replacing the Printhead ................................
  • Page 17 The printer stops during a print job An error message is shown on the Display Screen ....................986 The printer ejects blank, unprinted paper ........................986 Problems with the printing quality Printing is faint ..................................987 Paper rubs against the printhead ............................. 988 The edges of the paper are dirty ............................
  • Page 18 Insufficient paper for job ..............................1012 This paper cannot be used..............................1013 Roll printing is selected................................ 1013 Roll printing is selected, but manual paper is loaded..................... 1013 The roll is empty..................................1013 Roll feed unit error................................. 1014 No Roll Unit.
  • Page 19 x printhead error (x is L, R, or not displayed) ......................1026 Cannot recognize print head x. (x is L, R, or not displayed) ................1027 Execute printhead cleaning..............................1027 Messages regarding the maintenance cartridge 1028 No maintenance cartridge..............................1028 Wrong maintenance cartridge.
  • Page 21: Basic Printing Workflow

    iPF6450 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 iPF6450 Printing procedure Printing procedure Printing Options Using Rolls and Sheets ........................22 Turning the Printer On and Off ............................23 Loading and Printing on Rolls ............................25 Loading and Printing on Sheets ............................28 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, "Starting 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 Turning the Printer On and Off iPF6450 • An Ink Tank is not installed see "Replacing Ink Tanks." →P.918 • If "ERROR" is shown on the Display Screen see "Error Messages." →P.1008 • 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.
  • Page 25: Loading And Printing On Rolls

    Loading and Printing on Rolls iPF6450 Hold down the Power button for more than a second. After "Shut Down.. Please Wait.." is shown on the Display Screen, the printer shuts off. Loading and Printing on Rolls Loading and Printing on Rolls These are the basic steps for loading and printing on rolls.
  • Page 26 Loading and Printing on Rolls iPF6450 Load the roll on the Roll Holder. (See "Loading Rolls on the Roll Holder.") →P.533 Load the roll in the printer. (See "Loading Rolls in the Printer.") →P.536 User's Guide...
  • Page 27 Loading and Printing on Rolls iPF6450 • When printing without borders, definitely set the blue Switch on the platen to the ● side. If the switch is set incorrect- ly, print quality may deteriorate. (See "Setting the Blue Switch on the Platen.") →P.992 Important Select the type of paper.
  • Page 28: Loading And Printing On Sheets

    Loading and Printing on Sheets iPF6450 Send the print job. • Printing in Windows →P.29 • Printing from Mac OS X →P.30 The printer now starts printing the print job. • Do not forcibly pull out paper once a roll has been advanced. This will prevent further feeding. If you accidentally pull out the paper, see "Removing the Roll from the Printer."...
  • Page 29: Printing In Windows

    Printing in Windows iPF6450 Send the print job. • Printing in Windows →P.29 • Printing from Mac OS X →P.30 Load a sheet manually. (See "Loading Sheets in the Feed Slot.") →P.557 (Top Paper Feed Slot) (Front Paper Feed Slot) The printer now starts printing the print job.
  • Page 30: Printing From Mac Os X

    Printing from Mac OS X iPF6450 After confirming that the printer is selected in the dialog box, click Print or OK to start printing. • The appearance of the dialog box varies depending on the software application. In most cases, the dialog box includes Note basic printing options and enables you to choose the print- er, specify the range of pages, number of copies, and so...
  • Page 31 Printing from Mac OS X iPF6450 Select the printer in the Printer list. 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.
  • Page 32: Canceling Print Jobs

    Canceling Print Jobs from the Control Panel iPF6450 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 iPF6450 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 iPF6450 • 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 iPF6450 • 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 iPF6450 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.") →P.646 Printing from the job queue is not possible in this state.
  • Page 37: Enhanced Printing Options

    iPF6450 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 iPF6450 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) iPF6450 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) iPF6450 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 iPF6450 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) iPF6450 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) iPF6450 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) iPF6450 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 iPF6450 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) iPF6450 • 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 ") →P.183...
  • Page 52: Printing Office Documents (mac Os X)

    Printing Office Documents (Mac OS X) iPF6450 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) iPF6450 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, click Office Document in the Print Target list.