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   Summary of Contents for Canon iPF8400SE imagePROGRAF

  • Page 1 Large Format Printer User's Guide Basic Printing Workflow Enhanced Printing Options Printing enlargements or reductions.........50 Printing at full size..............61 Borderless Printing..............71 Printing banners or at other non-standard sizes.......80 Tiling and multiple pages per sheet..........93 Centering originals..............108 and so on Windows Software Printer Driver................138 Preview...................
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Contents Basic Printing Workflow Printing procedure Printing Options Using Rolls and Sheets .......................... 16 Turning the Printer On and Off ............................17 Loading and Printing on Rolls ............................... 18 Loading and Printing on Sheets ............................21 Printing in Windows ................................... 22 Printing from Mac OS ................................
  • Page 3 Borderless Printing by Resizing Originals to Fit the Roll Width (Windows) ..........75 Borderless Printing by Resizing Originals to Fit the Roll Width (Mac OS) ..........77 Printing banners or at other non-standard sizes Printing Vertical or Horizontal Banners (Large-Format Printing) ................80 Printing Vertical or Horizontal Banners (Large-Format Printing;...
  • Page 4 Accessing the Printer Driver Dialog Box from the Operating System Menu ..........145 Main Sheet ....................................147 Paper Information on Printer Dialog Box ....................... 150 Paper Detailed Settings Dialog Box .......................... 150 View Settings Dialog Box for the Printing Application ..................152 Color Adjustment Sheet: Color ...........................
  • Page 5 Creating a New Hot Folder ..............................202 Specifying an Existing Shared Folder as a Hot Folder ..................... 205 Setting the Print Parameters ............................... 207 Printing Enlargements of Scanned Originals from a Color imageRUNNER ............ 208 Print Plug-In for Office Print Plug-In for Officefeatures ............................209 Steps to install ...................................
  • Page 6 ColorSync ..................................281 Preferences Dialog Box ................................. 281 Zoom Dialog Box ..................................281 Go to Page Dialog Box ................................282 Print with No Borders ................................282 Print on the Center .................................. 283 Not Print Spaces at the Top/Bottom ..........................283 Print Page Rotated 90 Degrees ............................
  • Page 7 Handling and Use of Paper Paper Types of Paper ................................... 326 Paper Sizes ....................................326 Using Paper Other Than Genuine Paper and feed confirmed Paper ..............328 Printing on Paper Other Than Genuine Paper and feed confirmed Paper Using Existing Settings ....... 329 Printing on Paper Other Than Genuine Paper and feed confirmed Paper by Adding a Media Type .....
  • Page 8 Deleting Media Types You Have Added ........................407 Switching Media Types Display Show/Hide ......................408 Changing the Display Order of Media Types ......................410 Using Paper Other than Genuine Paper and Feed Confirmed Paper ..............411 Compatible Paper ................................413 Add Custom Paper ................................
  • Page 9 NetWare Settings Configuring NetWare Network Settings ......................... 484 Specifying the Printer's Frame Type ..........................484 Specifying NetWare Print Services ........................... 487 Configuring the Printer's NetWare Network Settings With RemoteUI .............. 489 Mac OS Settings Configuring the Destination in TCP/IP Networks ...................... 492 Configuring the Destination for Bonjour Network ....................
  • Page 10 Adjustments for Better Print Quality Adjusting the Printhead Adjusting the Printhead ................................. 520 Automatic Adjustment to Straighten Lines and Colors ..................520 Manual Adjustment to Straighten Lines and Colors ................... 522 Adjustment When Installing the Printhead ......................523 Troubleshooting Paper Abrasion and Blurry Images ....................524 Adjusting the feed amount Adjusting the Feed Amount ..............................
  • Page 11 Paper is not cut ..................................587 The size of clear film cannot be detected ........................587 Margins are wide ..................................587 When printing on thin roll paper, the printed surface becomes scratched ............ 588 Printing does not start The Data lamp on the Control Panel does not light up ................... 589 The printer does not respond even if print jobs are sent ..................
  • Page 12 This paper cannot be used as size is not supported....................615 Roll printing is selected................................615 Roll printing is selected, but sheets are loaded......................615 The roll is empty..................................615 No sheets..................................... 616 Sheet printing is selected..............................616 Regular printing is selected, but a roll is loaded.
  • Page 13 Specifications Printer Specifications Specifications ..................................... 630 Print Area ..................................... 631 Appendix Safety Precautions Safety Precautions ................................... 634 Legal Notices ....................................636 Manuals for this printer Manuals for this printer ................................. 638 About This User Manual ................................ 638 Disposal of the product WEEE Directive ..................................
  • Page 15: Basic Printing Workflow

    iPF8400SE User's Guide Basic Printing Workflow Printing procedure ................16 Canceling print jobs ................24 Pausing Printing .................. 27 Enhanced Printing Options Windows Software Mac OS Software Handling and Use of Paper Control Panel Printer Parts Network Setting Print Job Management Adjustments for Better Print Quality Maintenance and Consumables Troubleshooting...
  • Page 16: Printing Procedure

    Printing Options Using Rolls and Sheets iPF8400SE Printing procedure Printing procedure Printing Options Using Rolls and Sheets ......................... 16 Turning the Printer On and Off ........................... 17 Loading and Printing on Rolls ............................18 Loading and Printing on Sheets ..........................21 Specifying Paper in the Printer Driver (Windows) ................
  • Page 17: 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 18: Loading And Printing On Rolls

    Loading and Printing on Rolls iPF8400SE • Starting the printer when it is connected via the USB cable to a Mac OS computer that is off may cause the com- puter to start up at the same time. To prevent this, disconnect the USB cable before starting the printer. Connect- Important ing the printer to the computer via a USB hub may solve this issue.
  • Page 19 Loading and Printing on Rolls iPF8400SE Turn the printer on. (See "Turning the Printer On and Off.") P.17 ➔ Load the roll on the Roll Holder. (See "Loading Rolls on the Roll Holder.") P.337 ➔ Load the roll in the printer. (See "Loading Rolls in the Printer.") P.339 ➔...
  • Page 20 Loading and Printing on Rolls iPF8400SE • When printing without borders, definitely set the blue Switch on the platen to the ● side. If the switch is set incorrectly, print quality may deteriorate. (See "Setting the Blue Switch on the Platen.") P.596 ➔...
  • Page 21: Loading And Printing On Sheets

    Loading and Printing on Sheets iPF8400SE Send the print job. Printing in Windows • P.22 ➔ Printing from Mac OS • P.23 ➔ The printer now starts printing the print job. Loading and Printing on Sheets Loading and Printing on Sheets These are the basic steps for loading sheets and then printing.
  • Page 22: Printing In Windows

    Printing in Windows iPF8400SE Load the sheet. (See "Loading Sheets in the Print- er.") P.360 ➔ 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 23: Printing From Mac Os

    Printing from Mac OS iPF8400SE Printing from Mac OS Printing from Mac OS Print from the application menu after registering the printer. • We recommend exiting unnecessary applications before printing. Running several applications while printing may interrupt the transfer of print data and affect printing quality. Important Registering the printer Before printing, you must register the printer in Print &...
  • Page 24: Canceling Print Jobs

    Canceling Print Jobs from the Control Panel iPF8400SE Canceling print jobs Canceling print jobs Canceling Print Jobs from the Control Panel ......................24 Canceling Print Jobs from Windows ......................... 25 Canceling Print Jobs from Mac OS ........................... 25 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 25: Canceling Print Jobs From Windows

    Canceling Print Jobs from Windows iPF8400SE 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 26 Canceling Print Jobs from Mac OS iPF8400SE Click Pause Printer to stop printing. If there are no jobs in the printer window that can be canceled, (that is, if the print data has already been sent to the printer), click Utility to display image- PROGRAF Printmonitor.
  • Page 27: Pausing Printing

    Pausing Printing iPF8400SE 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.430 ➔...
  • Page 28 iPF8400SE User's Guide...
  • Page 29: Enhanced Printing Options

    iPF8400SE User's Guide Basic Printing Workflow Enhanced Printing Options Choosing Paper for Printing ..............30 Printing Photos and Office Documents ..........31 Adjusting Images ................. 37 Printing enlargements or reductions ............ 50 Printing at full size ................61 Borderless Printing ................71 Printing banners or at other non-standard sizes .........
  • Page 30: Choosing Paper For Printing

    Select the appropriate media type from the printer control panel or printer driver to match the paper loaded in the printer. 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. Select the media type by following the de- scription below.
  • Page 31: Printing Photos And Office Documents

    • 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) • Choose Print in the application menu. Select the printer in the dialog box, and then display the printer driver dialog box. (See "Accessing the Print- er Driver Dialog Box from Applications .")
  • Page 32 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 Glos- sy Paper 2 280. In the Media Type, choose the type of paper used for printing, such as Glossy Paper, Canon Coated Paper, and so on.
  • Page 33: Printing Photos And Images (mac Os)

    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) • This sets the Format for and Paper Size.
  • Page 34 Access the Main pane. In the Media Type list, select the type of paper that is loaded. In this case, click Canon Premium Glos- sy Paper 2 280. Make sure the paper you select is loaded in the printer.
  • Page 35: Using Posterartist To Compose Originals

    Using PosterArtist to Compose Originals iPF8400SE Select the paper width of the roll loaded in the printer for Roll Width. In this case, 10 in. (254.0mm) is selected. 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".
  • Page 36 Using PosterArtist to Compose Originals iPF8400SE Click the Layout tab to display the Layout sheet. Select the Page Layout check box. Click in the Edit Using PosterArtist in the Page Layout list. • This function cannot be used with a 64-bit version OS. Note When you attempt to print, PosterArtist starts up and the PageCapture window is displayed.
  • Page 37: Adjusting Images

    Adjusting the Color in the Printer Driver iPF8400SE Adjusting Images Adjusting Images Adjusting the Color in the Printer Driver ......................... 37 Fine-Tuning Colors of Photos and Images (Windows) ................. 38 Fine-Tuning Colors of Photos and Images (Mac OS) ................... 41 Giving Priority to Particular Graphic Elements and Colors for Printing .............
  • Page 38: Fine-tuning Colors Of Photos And Images (windows)

    Fine-Tuning Colors of Photos and Images (Windows) iPF8400SE Matching Mode Description Remarks ICC Matching Mode Enables color matching using ICC pro- This allows you to use ICC profiles for dig- files. ital cameras and scanners, ICC profiles Select this if you want to print by specify- created using the profile creation tool, etc.
  • Page 39 Fine-Tuning Colors of Photos and Images (Windows) iPF8400SE Make sure the Main sheet is displayed. In the Media Type list, select the type of paper that is loaded. Click Advanced Settings to switch the print mode. Click Color in the Color Mode list.
  • Page 40 Fine-Tuning Colors of Photos and Images (Windows) iPF8400SE On the Color Adjustment sheet, adjust the color tones, brightness, and so on as desired. Adjustment Item Description Fine-tune color tones by adjusting the levels of Cyan, Magenta, and Yellow. Cyan Magenta Yellow Adjust the gray tone.
  • Page 41: Fine-tuning Colors Of Photos And Images (mac Os)

    Fine-Tuning Colors of Photos and Images (Mac OS) iPF8400SE Fine-Tuning Colors of Photos and Images (Mac OS) Fine-Tuning Colors of Photos and Images (Mac OS) You can specify your own print settings instead of using the Print Target presets. This topic describes how to fine- tune the color tone of photos before printing.
  • Page 42 Fine-Tuning Colors of Photos and Images (Mac OS) iPF8400SE Click Advanced Settings to switch the print mode. Click Color in the Color Mode list. Click Set to display the Color Settings dialog box. On the Color Adjustment pane, adjust the color tones, brightness, and so on as desired. Adjustment Item Description Fine-tune color tones by adjusting the levels of Cyan, Magenta, and Yellow.
  • Page 43: Giving Priority To Particular Graphic Elements And Colors For Printing

    Giving Priority to Particular Graphic Elements and Colors for Printing iPF8400SE Click OK to close the Color Settings dialog box. Access the Page Setup pane. Confirm the settings of Paper Source and Page Size. Confirm the print settings, and then click Print to start printing.
  • Page 44 Giving Priority to Particular Graphic Elements and Colors for Printing iPF8400SE The printing mode is determined by a combination of the print quality and resolution. Print Quality (*1) Description Print Priority Highest A setting for printing at the highest resolution Image when quality is most important.
  • Page 45: Choosing The Document Type And Printing Conditions (windows)

    Choosing the Document Type and Printing Conditions (Windows) iPF8400SE Setting Item Description Unidirectional Printing Prints by suppressing color variations and misaligned ruled lines. However, this takes more time than regular printing. Economy Printing When this mode is selected, the quality is diminished from that of regular printing, however less ink is consumed.
  • Page 46 Choosing the Document Type and Printing Conditions (Windows) iPF8400SE Click Advanced Settings to switch the print mode. Click Image in the Print Priority list. Click High (600dpi) in the Print Quality list. • Options displayed in the Print Quality list vary depending on the type of paper. Note Click Monochrome in the Color Mode list.
  • Page 47: Choosing The Document Type And Printing Conditions (mac Os)

    Choosing the Document Type and Printing Conditions (Mac OS) iPF8400SE Choosing the Document Type and Printing Conditions (Mac OS) Choosing the Document Type and Printing Conditions (Mac OS) You can specify your own print settings instead of using the Print Target presets. This topic describes how print photographic images in monochrome.
  • Page 48 Choosing the Document Type and Printing Conditions (Mac OS) iPF8400SE Click Advanced Settings to switch the print mode. Click Image in the Print Priority list. Click High (600dpi) in the Print Quality list. • Options displayed in the Print Quality list vary depending on the paper type. Note Click Monochrome in the Color Mode list.
  • Page 49 Choosing the Document Type and Printing Conditions (Mac OS) iPF8400SE Confirm the print settings, and then click Print to start printing. • For tips on confirming print settings, see "Confirming Print Settings ." P.251 ➔ Note User's Guide...
  • Page 50: Printing Enlargements Or Reductions

    Resizing Originals to Match the Paper Size iPF8400SE Printing enlargements or reductions Printing enlargements or reductions Resizing Originals to Match the Paper Size ......................50 Resizing Originals to Match the Paper Size (Windows) ................50 Resizing Originals to Fit the Roll Width ........................52 Resizing Originals to Fit the Roll Width (Windows) ..................
  • Page 51 Resizing Originals to Match the Paper Size (Windows) iPF8400SE Roll paper width: A2/A3 roll (420.0 mm [16.5 in]) • Choose Print in the application menu. Select the printer in the dialog box, and then open the printer driver dialog box. (See "Accessing the Printer Driver Dialog Box from Applications .") P.144 ➔...
  • Page 52: Resizing Originals To Fit The Roll Width

    Resizing Originals to Fit the Roll Width iPF8400SE Click ISO A3 in the Paper Size list. Confirm the print settings and print as desired. • For tips on confirming print settings, see "Confirming Print Settings ." P.141 ➔ Note Resizing Originals to Fit the Roll Width Resizing Originals to Fit the Roll Width You can freely adjust the size of originals by enlarging or reducing them as desired.
  • Page 53 Resizing Originals to Fit the Roll Width (Windows) iPF8400SE Make sure the Main sheet is displayed. In the Media Type list, select the type of paper that is loaded. In this case, click Plain Paper. Select the printing application in the Print Target list.
  • Page 54: Resizing Originals To Fit The Roll Width (mac Os)

    Resizing Originals to Fit the Roll Width (Mac OS) iPF8400SE Select the Enlarged/Reduced Printing check box. • If the Enlarged/Reduced Printing check box is not displayed on the Page Setup sheet, clear the Note Borderless Printing check box. Click Fit Roll Paper Width. •...
  • Page 55 Resizing Originals to Fit the Roll Width (Mac OS) iPF8400SE Select the printer in the Printer list. In the Paper Size list, click the size of the original. In this case, click ISO A4. If you configured the settings using the Page Attributes dialog box, click OK to close the dialog box, and then select Print from the application software menu.
  • Page 56: Resizing Originals By Entering A Scaling Value

    Resizing Originals by Entering a Scaling Value iPF8400SE Make sure the Page Size setting matches the orig- inal size as selected in Paper Size in the Page At- tributes dialog box—in this case, ISO A4. Select the Enlarged/Reduced Printing check box. Click Fit Roll Paper Width.
  • Page 57 Resizing Originals by Entering a Scaling Value (Windows) iPF8400SE Page size: A4 (210.0 × 297.0 mm [8.3 × 11.7 in]) • Paper: Roll paper • Paper type: Plain Paper • Roll paper width: A2/A3 roll (420.0 mm [16.5 in]) • •...
  • Page 58: Resizing Originals By Entering A Scaling Value (mac Os)

    Resizing Originals by Entering a Scaling Value (Mac OS) iPF8400SE In the Page Size list, click the size of the original as specified in the application. In this case, click ISO Select the Enlarged/Reduced Printing check box. Click ISO A4 in the Paper Size list.
  • Page 59 Resizing Originals by Entering a Scaling Value (Mac OS) iPF8400SE 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 settings are configured by opening the Page At- tributes dialog box from Page Setup.
  • Page 60 Resizing Originals by Entering a Scaling Value (Mac OS) iPF8400SE Access the Page Setup pane. Select and click a roll paper in the Paper Source list. Select the paper width of the roll loaded in the printer for Roll Width. In this case, ISO A2/A3 (420.0mm) is selected.
  • Page 61: Printing At Full Size

    Printing on Oversize Paper iPF8400SE Printing at full size Printing at full size Printing on Oversize Paper ............................61 Printing at Full Size (Windows) ..........................62 Printing at Full Size (Mac OS) ..........................63 Borderless Printing at Actual Size ..........................65 Borderless Printing at Actual Size (Windows) ....................
  • Page 62: Printing At Full Size (windows)

    Printing at Full Size (Windows) iPF8400SE For instructions on oversized printing, refer to the following topics, as appropriate for your computer and oper- ating system. Printing at Full Size (Windows) • P.62 ➔ Printing at Full Size (Mac OS) • P.63 ➔...
  • Page 63: Printing At Full Size (mac Os)

    Printing at Full Size (Mac OS) iPF8400SE In the Paper Size Options dialog box, select the Oversize check box in Display Series. Click OK to close the Paper Size Options dialog box. Click Oversize - ISO A4 in the Page Size list. Select and click a roll paper in the Paper Source list.
  • Page 64 Printing at Full Size (Mac OS) iPF8400SE Access the Main pane. In the Media Type list, select the type of paper that is loaded. In this case, click Plain Paper. Make your selection in the Print Target list. Make your selection in the Print Quality list.
  • Page 65: Borderless Printing At Actual Size

    Borderless Printing at Actual Size iPF8400SE Make sure Page Size shows the original size as specified in Paper Size in the Page Attributes di- alog box—in this case, ISO A4 - Oversize. Confirm the print settings, and then click Print to start printing. •...
  • Page 66: Borderless Printing At Actual Size (windows)

    Page size: 10×12 inches (254.0×304.8 mm) • Paper: Roll • Paper type: Canon Heavyweight Coated Paper • Roll paper width: 10 inches (254.0 mm) • Create the original in the source application 3 mm (0.12 in) larger on each side than 254.0×304.8 mm (10 ×...
  • Page 67 Borderless Printing at Actual Size (Windows) iPF8400SE 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 Heavyweight Coated Paper. Select the print target in the Print Target list.
  • Page 68: Borderless Printing At Actual Size (mac Os)

    Document: Any type • Page size: 10 × 12 inches (254.0×304.8 mm)–Borderless • Paper: Roll • Paper type: Canon Heavyweight Coated Paper • Roll paper width: 10 inches (254.0 mm) • User's Guide...
  • Page 69 In the application, create an original that takes up the entire space of the paper size. Choose Print in the application menu. Access the Main pane. In the Media Type list, select the type of paper that is loaded. In this case, click Canon Heavyweight Coated Paper. User's Guide...
  • Page 70 Borderless Printing at Actual Size (Mac OS) iPF8400SE Select the print target in the Print Target list. • When you are using paper that takes longer for ink to adhere for borderless printing and the Cutter Unit touches printing surfaces that are not dry yet, it may damage the paper or the edge of the document that Important is cut, depending on frequency of use.
  • Page 71: Borderless Printing

    Borderless Printing on Paper of Equivalent Size iPF8400SE Borderless Printing Borderless Printing Borderless Printing on Paper of Equivalent Size ....................71 Borderless Printing by Resizing Originals to Match the Paper Size (Windows) ....... 72 Borderless Printing by Resizing Originals to Fit the Roll Width ..............74 Borderless Printing by Resizing Originals to Fit the Roll Width (Windows) ........
  • Page 72: Borderless Printing By Resizing Originals To Match The Paper Size (windows)

    Page size: 10×12 inches (254.0×304.8 mm) • Paper: Roll • Paper type: Canon Heavyweight Coated Paper • Roll paper width: 10 inches (254.0 mm) • In the application, create an original that takes up the entire space of the paper size.
  • Page 73 P.144 ➔ 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 Heavyweight Coated Paper. Select the print target in the Print Target list. •...
  • Page 74: Borderless Printing By Resizing Originals To Fit The Roll Width

    Borderless Printing by Resizing Originals to Fit the Roll Width iPF8400SE Select the Borderless Printing check box to dis- play the Information dialog box. Select the width of the loaded roll in the Roll Paper Width list—in this case, click 10-in. Roll (254.0mm). Click OK to close the Information dialog box.
  • Page 75: Borderless Printing By Resizing Originals To Fit The Roll Width (windows)

    Document: Any type • Page size: A4 (210.0×297.0 mm)/Letter (8.3 × 11.7 in) • Paper: Roll • Paper type: Canon Heavyweight Coated Paper • Roll paper width: 10 inches (254.0 mm) • User's Guide...
  • Page 76 P.144 ➔ 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 Heavyweight Coated Paper. Select the print target in the Print Target list. •...
  • Page 77: Borderless Printing By Resizing Originals To Fit The Roll Width (mac Os)

    Document: Any type • Page size: A4 (210.0×297.0 mm)/Letter (8.3 × 11.7 in) • Paper: Roll • Paper type: Canon Heavyweight Coated Paper • Roll paper width: 10 inches (254.0 mm) • User's Guide...
  • Page 78 In the application, create an original that takes up the entire space of the paper size. Choose Print in the application menu. Access the Main pane. In the Media Type list, select the type of paper that is loaded. In this case, click Canon Heavyweight Coated Paper. User's Guide...
  • Page 79 Borderless Printing by Resizing Originals to Fit the Roll Width (Mac OS) iPF8400SE Select the print target in the Print Target list. • When you are using paper that takes longer for ink to adhere for borderless printing and the Cutter Unit touches printing surfaces that are not dry yet, it may damage the paper or the edge of the document that Important is cut, depending on frequency of use.
  • Page 80: Printing Banners Or At Other Non-standard Sizes

    Printing Vertical or Horizontal Banners (Large-Format Printing) iPF8400SE Printing banners or at other non-standard sizes Printing banners or at other non-standard sizes Printing Vertical or Horizontal Banners (Large-Format Printing) ..............80 Printing Vertical or Horizontal Banners (Large-Format Printing; Windows) ........81 Printing Vertical or Horizontal Banners (Large-Format Printing;...
  • Page 81: Printing Vertical Or Horizontal Banners (large-format Printing; Windows)

    Printing Vertical or Horizontal Banners (Large-Format Printing; Windows) iPF8400SE Printing Vertical or Horizontal Banners (Large-Format Printing; Windows) Printing Vertical or Horizontal Banners (Large-Format Printing; Windows) By automatic enlargement of a document created with an application software by the printer driver, you can print maximum 18.0 m vertical or horizontal banners.
  • Page 82 Printing Vertical or Horizontal Banners (Large-Format Printing; Windows) iPF8400SE Click Add to add the paper size of My Horizontal Banner. Click OK to close the Paper Size Options dialog box. Close the printer driver dialog box. • Although you can even set Custom Size for the paper size, the maximum settable size is 3.2 m. The setting of Custom Size is disabled when you exit the application software.
  • Page 83 Printing Vertical or Horizontal Banners (Large-Format Printing; Windows) iPF8400SE Click the Page Setup tab to display the Page Setup sheet. In the Page Size list, click the size you registered, My Horizontal Banner. Select the Enlarged/Reduced Printing check box. • If the Enlarged/Reduced Printing check box is not displayed on the Page Setup sheet, clear the...
  • Page 84: Printing Vertical Or Horizontal Banners (large-format Printing; Mac Os)

    Printing Vertical or Horizontal Banners (Large-Format Printing; Mac OS) iPF8400SE If printing is unsuccessful, you may be able to print after completing the following setting. On the Layout sheet, click Special Settings to display the Special Settings dialog box. In the FineZoom Settings list, click Yes. Printing Vertical or Horizontal Banners (Large-Format Printing;...
  • Page 85 Printing Vertical or Horizontal Banners (Large-Format Printing; Mac OS) iPF8400SE Register a Custom Paper Sizes This example describes how to register and print using a page size that is horizontally elongated and suitable for banners in either horizontal or vertical format. Create the document in the application.
  • Page 86 Printing Vertical or Horizontal Banners (Large-Format Printing; Mac OS) iPF8400SE Access the Main pane. In the Media Type list, select the type of paper that is loaded. In this case, click Plain Paper. Make your selection in the Print Target list. Make your selection in the Print Quality list.
  • Page 87: Printing On Non-standard Paper Sizes

    Printing on Non-Standard Paper Sizes iPF8400SE Confirm the print settings, and click Print to start printing. • For tips on confirming print settings, see "Confirming Print Settings ." P.251 ➔ Note Printing on Non-Standard Paper Sizes Printing on Non-Standard Paper Sizes For printing on non-standard size paper, first register the paper size in the printer driver.
  • Page 88 Printing on Non-Standard Paper Sizes (Windows) iPF8400SE Make sure the Main sheet is displayed. In the Media Type list, select the type of paper that is loaded. After confirming that Easy Settings is selected, select from the Print Target list. Click the Page Setup tab to display the Page Setup sheet.
  • Page 89 Printing on Non-Standard Paper Sizes (Windows) iPF8400SE Confirm the print settings and print as desired. • For tips on confirming print settings, see "Confirming Print Settings ." P.141 ➔ Note Printing by using Custom Size This section describes how to print using Custom Size based on the following example. Document: Any Type •...
  • Page 90: Printing On Non-standard Paper Sizes (mac Os)

    Printing on Non-Standard Paper Sizes (Mac OS) iPF8400SE Click the Page Setup tab to display the Page Setup sheet. Click Cut Sheet in the Paper Source list. Click Custom Size in the Page Size list to display the Custom Size Settings dialog box. Confirm that mm is selected in Units.
  • Page 91 Printing on Non-Standard Paper Sizes (Mac OS) iPF8400SE Choose Print in the application menu. Select the printer in the Printer list. Click Manage Custom Sizes in the Paper Size list to display the Custom Paper Sizes dialog box. In Paper Size, enter the height and width of the original. Here, enter 43.00 cm in Height and Width. In Non-Printable Area, enter 0.5 for the top and side margins and 2.3 for the bottom margin.
  • Page 92 Printing on Non-Standard Paper Sizes (Mac OS) iPF8400SE Access the Main pane. In the Media Type list, select the type of paper that is loaded. After confirming that Easy Settings is selected, select from the Print Target list. Make your selection in the Print Quality list.
  • Page 93: Tiling And Multiple Pages Per Sheet

    Printing Multiple Originals Next to Each Other iPF8400SE Tiling and multiple pages per sheet Tiling and multiple pages per sheet Printing Multiple Originals Next to Each Other ..................... 93 Printing Multiple Originals Next to Each Other (Windows) ................ 94 Printing Multiple Originals Next to Each Other (Mac OS) ................96 Printing Multiple Pages Continuously ........................
  • Page 94: Printing Multiple Originals Next To Each Other (windows)

    Printing Multiple Originals Next to Each Other (Windows) iPF8400SE • Free Layout (Mac OS) Besides combining multiple pages in a single-page layout, you can combine originals from multiple files—even multiple source applications—in a single-page layout. For instructions on arranging originals from multiple applications, refer to the following topics. Printing Multiple Originals Next to Each Other (Windows) •...
  • Page 95 Printing Multiple Originals Next to Each Other (Windows) iPF8400SE Click the Layout tab to display the Layout sheet. Select the Page Layout check box. Click Free Layout in the Page Layout list. When you attempt to print, the imagePROGRAF Free Layout window is displayed. (At this point, the document will not be printed yet.) Edit and rearrange the image in the imagePROGRAF Free Layout window as desired.
  • Page 96: Printing Multiple Originals Next To Each Other (mac Os)

    Edit and rearrange the image in the Canon imagePROGRAF Free Layout window as desired. • Without closing the Canon imagePROGRAF Free Layout window, repeat steps 1 to 4 to arrange origi- nals from multiple applications on the same page. Note •...
  • Page 97: Printing Multiple Pages Continuously

    Printing Multiple Pages Continuously iPF8400SE Printing Multiple Pages Continuously Printing Multiple Pages Continuously You can print multiple pages as a single continuous image, without margins between pages. • Banner Printing • This feature is only available with rolls. It cannot be used when printing on sheets. Important •...
  • Page 98 Printing Multiple Pages Continuously (Windows) iPF8400SE Make sure the Main sheet is displayed. In the Media Type list, click the type of paper that is loaded. Click the Page Setup tab to display the Page Setup sheet. Select and click a roll paper in the Paper Source list.
  • Page 99: Printing Multiple Pages Continuously (mac Os)

    Printing Multiple Pages Continuously (Mac OS) iPF8400SE Printing Multiple Pages Continuously (Mac OS) Printing Multiple Pages Continuously (Mac OS) This topic describes how to print multiple pages as a single continuous image, without margins between pages. • This feature is only available with rolls. It cannot be used when printing on sheets. •...
  • Page 100: Printing Multiple Pages Per Sheet

    Printing Multiple Pages Per Sheet iPF8400SE Make your selection in the Print Target list. Make your selection in the Print Quality list. Access the Page Setup pane. Click Roll Paper (Banner) in the Paper Source list. Confirm the print settings, and then click Print to start printing.
  • Page 101: Printing Multiple Pages Per Sheet (windows)

    Printing Multiple Pages Per Sheet (Windows) iPF8400SE • This function cannot be combined with the following options. Important Borderless Printing • • Scaling Originals (Windows) • Banner Printing (Windows) • When printing using this function, the Print Centered setting is disabled. •...
  • Page 102 Printing Multiple Pages Per Sheet (Windows) iPF8400SE Click the Page Setup tab to display the Page Setup sheet. Page Size, click the size of the original as specified in the application software. In this case, click ISO Select and click a roll paper in the Paper Source list.
  • Page 103: Printing Multiple Pages Per Sheet (mac Os)

    Printing Multiple Pages Per Sheet (Mac OS) iPF8400SE Printing Multiple Pages Per Sheet (Mac OS) Printing Multiple Pages Per Sheet (Mac OS) This topic describes how to print four pages of an original on a single sheet, based on the following example. Document: Any Type •...
  • Page 104 Printing Multiple Pages Per Sheet (Mac OS) iPF8400SE Access the Main pane. In the Media Type list, select the type of paper that is loaded. In this case, click Plain Paper. Make your selection in the Print Target list. Make your selection in the Print Quality list.
  • Page 105: Printing Posters In Sections

    Printing Posters in Sections iPF8400SE Make sure Page Size shows the original size as specified in Paper Size in the Page Attributes di- alog box—in this case, ISO A3. Confirm the print settings, and then click Print to start printing. •...
  • Page 106 Printing Large Posters (Windows) iPF8400SE Select the printer in the dialog box, and then display the printer driver dialog box. (See "Accessing the Print- er Driver Dialog Box from Applications .") P.144 ➔ Make sure the Main sheet is displayed. In the Media Type list, select the type of paper that is loaded.
  • Page 107 Printing Large Posters (Windows) iPF8400SE Click the Layout tab to display the Layout sheet. Select the Page Layout check box. Click Poster (2 x 2) in the Page Layout list. • Follow the steps below to print only a portion of the poster as divided for printing. Note •...
  • Page 108: Centering Originals

    Printing Originals Centered on Rolls iPF8400SE Centering originals Centering originals Printing Originals Centered on Rolls ........................108 Printing Originals Centered on Rolls (Windows) ..................108 Printing Originals Centered on Rolls (Mac OS) ..................... 110 Printing Originals Centered on Sheets ........................112 Printing Originals Centered on Sheets (Windows) ..................
  • Page 109 Printing Originals Centered on Rolls (Windows) iPF8400SE Make sure the Main sheet is displayed. In the Media Type list, select the type of paper that is loaded. In this case, click Plain Paper. Select the print target in the Print Target list. Click the Page Setup tab to display the Page Setup sheet.
  • Page 110: Printing Originals Centered On Rolls (mac Os)

    Printing Originals Centered on Rolls (Mac OS) iPF8400SE Click the Layout tab to display the Layout sheet. Select the Print Centered check box. Confirm the print settings and print as desired. • For tips on confirming print settings, see "Confirming Print Settings ." P.141 ➔...
  • Page 111 Printing Originals Centered on Rolls (Mac OS) iPF8400SE In the Paper Size list, click the size of the original. In this case, click ISO A4. If you configured the settings using the Page Attributes dialog box, click OK to close the dialog box, and then select Print from the application software menu.
  • Page 112: Printing Originals Centered On Sheets

    Printing Originals Centered on Sheets iPF8400SE Make sure the Page Size setting matches the orig- inal size as selected in Paper Size in the Page At- tributes dialog box—in this case, ISO A4. Select the Print Centered check box. Confirm the print settings, and then click Print to start printing.
  • Page 113 Printing Originals Centered on Sheets (Windows) iPF8400SE Select the printer in the dialog box, and then display the printer driver dialog box. (See "Accessing the Print- er Driver Dialog Box from Applications .") P.144 ➔ Make sure the Main sheet is displayed. In the Media Type list, select the type of paper that is loaded.
  • Page 114: Printing Originals Centered On Sheets (mac Os)

    Printing Originals Centered on Sheets (Mac OS) iPF8400SE Click the Layout tab to display the Layout sheet. Select the Print Centered check box. Confirm the print settings and print as desired. • If you have selected Cut Sheet as the paper source, follow the instructions on the printer control panel to enter the paper size.
  • Page 115 Printing Originals Centered on Sheets (Mac OS) iPF8400SE Select the printer in the Printer list. In the Paper Size list, click the size of the original. In this case, click ISO A4 - Cut Sheet. If you configured the settings using the Page Attributes dialog box, click OK to close the dialog box, and then select Print from the application software menu.
  • Page 116 Printing Originals Centered on Sheets (Mac OS) iPF8400SE Make sure the Page Size setting matches the orig- inal size as selected in Paper Size in the Page At- tributes dialog box—in this case, ISO A4 - Cut Sheet. Select the Print Centered check box.
  • Page 117: Conserving Roll Paper

    Conserving Roll Paper by Rotating Originals 90 Degrees iPF8400SE Conserving roll paper Conserving roll paper Conserving Roll Paper by Rotating Originals 90 Degrees ................117 Conserving Roll Paper by Rotating Originals 90 Degrees (Windows) ..........117 Conserving Roll Paper by Rotating Originals 90 Degrees (Mac OS) ..........118 Conserving Roll Paper by Printing Originals Without Top and Bottom Margins .........
  • Page 118: Conserving Roll Paper By Rotating Originals 90 Degrees (mac Os)

    Conserving Roll Paper by Rotating Originals 90 Degrees (Mac OS) iPF8400SE Make sure the Main sheet is displayed. In the Media Type list, select the type of paper that is loaded. In this case, click Plain Paper. Click the Page Setup tab to display the Page Setup sheet.
  • Page 119 Conserving Roll Paper by Rotating Originals 90 Degrees (Mac OS) iPF8400SE Page size: A4 (210.0 × 297.0 mm [8.3 × 11.7 in]) • Paper: Roll paper • Paper type: Plain Paper • Roll paper width: A3/A4 roll (297.0 mm [11.7 in]) •...
  • Page 120: Conserving Roll Paper By Printing Originals Without Top And Bottom Margins

    Conserving Roll Paper by Printing Originals Without Top and Bottom Margins iPF8400SE Access the Page Setup pane. Select and click a roll paper in the Paper Source list. Select the paper width of the roll loaded in the printer for Roll Width.
  • Page 121: Conserving Roll Paper By Printing Originals Without Top And Bottom Margins (windows)

    Conserving Roll Paper by Printing Originals Without Top and Bottom Margins (Windows) iPF8400SE • No Spaces at Top or Bottom (Conserve Paper) You can print without feeding the paper for blank portions of originals if there are top and bottom margins in originals.
  • Page 122: Conserving Roll Paper By Printing Originals Without Top And Bottom Margins (mac Os)

    Conserving Roll Paper by Printing Originals Without Top and Bottom Margins (Mac OS) iPF8400SE In the Media Type list, select the type of paper that is loaded. In this case, click Plain Paper. Click the Page Setup tab to display the Page Setup sheet.
  • Page 123 Conserving Roll Paper by Printing Originals Without Top and Bottom Margins (Mac OS) iPF8400SE Page size: A4 (210.0 × 297.0 mm [8.3 × 11.7 in]) • Paper: Roll paper • Paper type: Plain Paper • Roll paper width: A3/A4 roll (297.0 mm [11.7 in]) •...
  • Page 124 Conserving Roll Paper by Printing Originals Without Top and Bottom Margins (Mac OS) iPF8400SE Access the Page Setup pane. Select and click a roll paper in the Paper Source list. Select the paper width of the roll loaded in the printer for Roll Width.
  • Page 125: Checking Images Before Printing

    Checking the Layout in a Preview Before Printing iPF8400SE Checking Images Before Printing Checking Images Before Printing Checking the Layout in a Preview Before Printing Checking the Layout in a Preview Before Printing You can check the print layout on the preview screen. •...
  • Page 126: Other Useful Settings

    Printing With Watermarks iPF8400SE Other useful settings Other useful settings Printing With Watermarks ............................126 Printing with Watermarks—COPY, FILE COPY, and so on (Windows) ..........127 Making the Original Orientation Match the Paper Orientation ..............128 Making the Original Orientation Match the Paper Orientation (Windows) ........129 Making the Original Orientation Match the Paper Orientation (Mac OS) ..........
  • Page 127: Printing With Watermarks-copy, File Copy, And So On (windows)

    Printing with Watermarks—COPY, FILE COPY, and so on (Windows) iPF8400SE Printing with Watermarks—COPY, FILE COPY, and so on (Windows) • P.127 ➔ Printing with Watermarks—COPY, FILE COPY, and so on (Windows) Printing with Watermarks—COPY, FILE COPY, and so on (Windows) This topic describes how to print with watermarks, based on the following example of printing with a FILE COPY watermark.
  • Page 128: Making The Original Orientation Match The Paper Orientation

    Making the Original Orientation Match the Paper Orientation iPF8400SE Page Size, click the size of the original as specified in the application software. In this case, click ISO Select and click a roll paper in the Paper Source list. Select the width of the loaded roll in the Roll Paper Width list—in this case, ISO A2/A3 Roll (420.0mm).
  • Page 129: Making The Original Orientation Match The Paper Orientation (windows)

    Making the Original Orientation Match the Paper Orientation (Windows) iPF8400SE For instructions on specifying the original orientation before printing, refer to the following topics, as appropri- ate for your computer and operating system. Making the Original Orientation Match the Paper Orientation (Windows) •...
  • Page 130: Making The Original Orientation Match The Paper Orientation (mac Os)

    Making the Original Orientation Match the Paper Orientation (Mac OS) iPF8400SE Click the Page Setup tab to display the Page Setup sheet. In the Page Size list, click the size of the original as specified in the application. In this case, click ISO A4 or Letter (8.5"x11").
  • Page 131 Making the Original Orientation Match the Paper Orientation (Mac OS) iPF8400SE 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 settings are configured by opening the Page At- tributes dialog box from Page Setup.
  • Page 132: Using Favorites

    Using Favorites iPF8400SE Access the Page Setup pane. Select and click a roll paper in the Paper Source list. Select the paper width of the roll loaded in the printer for Roll Width. In this case, ISO A2/A3 (420.0mm) is selected. Make sure the Page Size setting matches the orig- inal size as selected in...
  • Page 133: Cutting Roll Paper After Printing

    Cutting Roll Paper After Printing iPF8400SE Using Favorites (Mac OS) • P.252 ➔ Cutting Roll Paper After Printing Cutting Roll Paper After Printing Roll paper can be automatically cut after printing. • It may not be possible to cut certain types of paper, such as adhesive paper. For details on types of paper that cannot be used with the auto cut feature, see the Paper Reference Guide.
  • Page 134: Cutting Roll Paper After Printing (mac Os)

    Cutting Roll Paper After Printing (Mac OS) iPF8400SE To enable automatic cutting, click Yes in the Automatic Cutting list. If you prefer to cut the paper later yourself, click Print Cut Guideline. Click OK to close the Roll Paper Options dialog box. Confirm the print settings and print as desired.
  • Page 135 Cutting Roll Paper After Printing (Mac OS) iPF8400SE Access the Page Setup pane. Select and click a roll paper in the Paper Source list. Access the Main pane. In the Media Type list, select the type of paper that is loaded. User's Guide...
  • Page 136 Cutting Roll Paper After Printing (Mac OS) iPF8400SE Click Set to display the Paper Detailed Settings dialog box. To enable automatic cutting, click Printer Default in the Automatic Cutting list. If you prefer to cut the paper later yourself, click Print Cut Guideline. If the automatic cut function has been deactivated on the printer, change the auto cut setting on the •...
  • Page 137: Windows Software

    iPF8400SE User's Guide Basic Printing Workflow Enhanced Printing Options Windows Software Printer Driver ..................138 Preview ....................168 Free Layout ..................178 Color imageRUNNER Enlargement Copy ......... 200 Print Plug-In for Office ............... 209 Status Monitor ................502 ➔ Accounting ................... 506 ➔...
  • Page 138: Printer Driver

    Printer Driver Settings iPF8400SE Printer Driver Printer Driver Printer Driver Settings ..............................138 Specifying Paper in the Printer Driver ........................140 Confirming Print Settings ............................141 Checking the Layout in a Preview Before Printing ..................141 Using Favorites ................................142 Accessing the Printer Driver Dialog Box from Applications ................
  • Page 139 Printer Driver Settings iPF8400SE You can specify the type of paper, color processing, print quality, print preview, and other settings. Choose Easy Settings to specify basic print settings based on the printing application or Advanced Settings to com- plete more detailed settings as desired. Paper Detailed Settings Dialog Box •...
  • Page 140: Specifying Paper In The Printer Driver

    Specifying Paper in the Printer Driver iPF8400SE Specifying Paper in the Printer Driver Specifying Paper in the Printer Driver If you have replaced the paper, you must complete the following settings in the printer driver. • Always specify the same type and size of paper in the printer menu and printer driver. Important Choose Print in the application menu.
  • Page 141: Confirming Print Settings

    Confirming Print Settings iPF8400SE If you have selected roll paper in Paper Source, select the width of the loaded roll in Roll Paper Width. • A variety of settings are available in the printer driver to suit different printing applications. For details on available printing conditions, see "Printer Driver Settings ."...
  • Page 142: Using Favorites

    Using Favorites iPF8400SE Make sure the Main sheet is displayed. Select the Open Preview When Print Job Starts check box. After you click OK, when you print a job, the image- PROGRAF Preview window will be displayed. • If PageComposer is running, access the Special Settings dialog box from the Layout sheet and clear Enable Preview Switching.
  • Page 143 Using Favorites iPF8400SE Perform normal printing settings. The favorite is registered from here. Click the Favorites tab to display the Favorites sheet. Click Add to display the Add dialog box. Enter a desired name in Name, such as Photos for Presentations or Monthly Report. Choose a fitting icon for these print settings in the Icon list.
  • Page 144: Accessing The Printer Driver Dialog Box From Applications

    Accessing the Printer Driver Dialog Box from Applications iPF8400SE Click the Favorites tab to display the Favorites sheet. In the Favorites, choose the favorite you registered. • To import a favorite, click Import and specify the favorite file. Note Click Apply Favorite to replace the favorite settings with the current print settings.
  • Page 145: Accessing The Printer Driver Dialog Box From The Operating System Menu

    Accessing the Printer Driver Dialog Box from the Operating System Menu iPF8400SE Six sheets of print settings are displayed by the print- er driver: Main, Page Setup, Layout, Favorites, Utility, and Support. • The titles of dialog boxes may vary depending on the application, and sheets other than these six sheets may be displayed.
  • Page 146 Accessing the Printer Driver Dialog Box from the Operating System Menu iPF8400SE Select the printer, and then display the printer proper- ties dialog box. Click Printing Preferences to display the Main(or Printing Preferences) dialog box, titled with the name of this printer. •...
  • Page 147: Main Sheet

    Main Sheet iPF8400SE Main Sheet Main Sheet The following settings are available on the Main sheet. For details on settings items, refer to the printer driver help file. • On the Main sheet, choose Easy Settings to specify basic print settings based on the particular printing applica- tion, or switch to Advanced Settings to complete more detailed settings as desired.
  • Page 148 Main Sheet iPF8400SE Configuration using Easy Settings • Print Target Choose presets that match the type of document to be printed. Printing Photos and Images • P.31 ➔ • Depending on the Media Type setting, some Print Target options may not be available. Note •...
  • Page 149 Main Sheet iPF8400SE • Print Quality Choose the level of print quality. Giving Priority to Particular Graphic Elements and Colors for Printing • P.43 ➔ • Highest quality If you select this option, the document will be printed with enhanced quality at the highest resolution. Com- pared to the other options, more time and ink are consumed in printing, however you will attain print results with the highest quality.
  • Page 150: Paper Information On Printer Dialog Box

    Paper Information on Printer Dialog Box iPF8400SE Paper Information on Printer Dialog Box Paper Information on Printer Dialog Box On the Paper Information on Printer dialog box, you can obtain information on the paper in the printer and config- ure printer driver settings for the paper source and media type. •...
  • Page 151 Paper Detailed Settings Dialog Box iPF8400SE • Between Pages You can set the time to wait after printing 1 document page until ejecting the paper. Since waiting time is re- quired for ink to dry before a roll is cut, you can deliver paper in the Output Stacker with the ink dried even if Cutting Mode is set to Automatic.
  • Page 152: View Settings Dialog Box For The Printing Application

    View Settings Dialog Box for the Printing Application iPF8400SE View Settings Dialog Box for the Printing Application View Settings Dialog Box for the Printing Application In the View Settings dialog box, you can check details of the selected printing application. •...
  • Page 153: Object Adjustment Dialog Box: Color

    Object Adjustment Dialog box: Color iPF8400SE • View Color Pattern Select this checkbox to display the color pattern. • Apply to Sample Select this checkbox to apply the changed settings to the sample image. • Cyan/ Magenta/ Yellow Fine-tune color tones by adjusting the levels of each color. •...
  • Page 154: Matching Sheet

    Matching Sheet iPF8400SE • Image Select this option to apply color adjustment to image areas, such as photos. • Graphics Select this option to apply color adjustment to graphics, such as lines and circles. • Text Select this option to apply color adjustment to text. Matching Sheet Matching Sheet On the Matching sheet, you can specify color matching to compensate for differences in the appearance of colors...
  • Page 155 Specify the printer profile as desired. Normally, select Auto Settings. We recommend that you select an ICC profile created using commercially available profile creation software in order to perform color management accurately on paper other than genuine Canon paper and feed confirmed paper.
  • Page 156: Color Adjustment Sheet: Monochrome

    Color Adjustment Sheet: Monochrome iPF8400SE Color Adjustment Sheet: Monochrome Color Adjustment Sheet: Monochrome On the Color Adjustment sheet for monochrome printing, you can adjust the brightness and contrast. • To display the Color Adjustment sheet, on the Main sheet, click Color Settings by Color Mode in Advanced Settings.
  • Page 157: Object Adjustment Dialog Box: Monochrome

    Object Adjustment Dialog box: Monochrome iPF8400SE • For details on settings items, see "Adjusting the Color in the Printer Driver." P.37 ➔ Note Object Adjustment Dialog box: Monochrome Object Adjustment Dialog box: Monochrome In the Object Adjustment dialog box, you can specify what type of print jobs to apply color adjustment to. If an original comprises images, graphics, and text, you can specify which portion to apply color adjustment to.
  • Page 158 Page Setup Sheet iPF8400SE • Borderless Printing Borderless printing is available if roll paper is selected in the Paper Source list. Choose from the following options when this setting is activated. Borderless Printing on Paper of Equivalent Size • P.71 ➔...
  • Page 159: Paper Size Options Dialog Box

    Paper Size Options Dialog Box iPF8400SE Making the Original Orientation Match the Paper Orientation • P.128 ➔ • Rotate Page 90 degrees (Conserve Paper) Activate this setting to rotate the document image by 90 degrees before printing. Conserving Roll Paper by Rotating Originals 90 Degrees •...
  • Page 160: Layout Sheet

    Layout Sheet iPF8400SE • You cannot create any arbitrary roll paper width as a Custom Paper Size. Important • If you select a Paper Size from Paper Size Options, load paper of a size equal to or larger than the Paper Size Options into the printer.
  • Page 161 Layout Sheet iPF8400SE • Page Layout Activate this setting to select a particular page layout. Printing Multiple Pages Per Sheet • P.100 ➔ Printing Posters in Sections • P.105 ➔ Printing Multiple Originals Next to Each Other • P.93 ➔ Using PosterArtist to Compose Originals •...
  • Page 162: Page Options Dialog Box

    Page Options Dialog Box iPF8400SE Page Options Dialog Box Page Options Dialog Box The Page Options dialog box offers the following settings. To display the Page Options dialog box, on the Layout sheet, click Page Options. (See "Layout • Sheet .") P.160 ➔...
  • Page 163: Special Settings Dialog Box

    Special Settings Dialog Box iPF8400SE Special Settings Dialog Box Special Settings Dialog Box If the printing results are not as you expected, you can change how printing is processed in the Special Settings dialog box. • To display the Special Settings dialog box, on the Layout sheet, click Special Settings. (See "Layout Sheet .") P.160 ➔...
  • Page 164: Favorites Sheet

    Favorites Sheet iPF8400SE Favorites Sheet Favorites Sheet The following settings are available on the Favorites sheet. For details on settings items, refer to the printer driver help. • Favorites Printing favorites you have created are listed with Default Settings favorites. Using Favorites •...
  • Page 165: Utility Sheet

    Utility Sheet iPF8400SE • Import Click to display the Open dialog box, which enables you to import favorite settings saved as a file. • Export Click to display the Save As dialog box, which enables you to save the favorite settings as a file. •...
  • Page 166: Support Sheet

    On the Support sheet, you can view support information and the user's manual. • Support Information Click to access the Canon support webpage, where you can find the latest information on the printer and con- sumables, check for printer driver updates, and browse other information. •...
  • Page 167: Device Settings Sheet

    Device Settings Sheet iPF8400SE Device Settings Sheet Device Settings Sheet Many settings items on the printer properties sheets are controlled by Windows applications. However, the Device Settings sheet is for configuring the printer, and it is an extension of the printer driver. The following settings are available on the Device Settings sheet.
  • Page 168: Preview

    The Features of Preview iPF8400SE Preview Preview The Features of Preview ............................... 168 Starting Preview ................................168 Preview Main Window ..............................169 Dialog Area ..................................171 Enlarge/Reduce the screen display ......................... 172 Moving a Page .................................. 172 Using the ruler .................................. 172 Priority setting for rotating 90 degrees ........................
  • Page 169: Preview Main Window

    Preview Main Window iPF8400SE On the Print dialog box in the apllication software, click the Print button. Preview main window is displayed. Preview Main Window Preview Main Window The Preview main window consists of the menu and tool bars, preview and dialog area and status bar. •...
  • Page 170 Preview Main Window iPF8400SE • Preview Area You can check the settings you made in this area. • Dialog Area This allows you to set the print conditions and perform a print job. For more information about Dialog Area, see "Dialog Area." P.171 ➔...
  • Page 171: Dialog Area

    Dialog Area iPF8400SE Dialog Area Dialog Area You can select the layout and print on the center. • Media Type/Paper Source/Paper Size You can confirm the information that is set. • Layout Selection You can print which conserves paper by selecting the layout. For more information about Layout Selection, see "Printing with Selecting the Layout."...
  • Page 172: Enlarge/reduce The Screen Display

    Enlarge/Reduce the screen display iPF8400SE • Update Printer Information Button Click the button to update the printer information with connecting to the printer. • Status Monitor Button Click the button to start Status Monitor. Enlarge/Reduce the screen display Enlarge/Reduce the screen display You can enlarge or reduce the screen display when you select Zoom from the View menu.
  • Page 173 Priority setting for rotating 90 degrees iPF8400SE Setting Details Rotate 90 Degrees If Possible Rotates pages in portrait orientation 90 degrees before printing. Pages are only rotated if they can fit lengthwise across the roll. Use Driver Settings Follows printer driver settings when determining whether to rotate pages. Selecting Rotate 90 Degrees If Possible or Placing a checkmark for Rotate Page 90 degrees (Conserve Paper) on the printer driver Selecting Use Driver Settings...
  • Page 174: Printing With Selecting The Layout

    Printing with Selecting the Layout iPF8400SE Printing with Selecting the Layout Printing with Selecting the Layout You can print which conserves paper by selecting the layout. In Layout Selection, click the layout button to use. Button Details Upper Button Turn at the position of Right Button Turn at the position of Left Button...
  • Page 175 Printing with Selecting the Layout iPF8400SE • Right Button or Left Button can be selected only when the rotated pages can fit lengthwise across the roll. Note • By clicking Right Button or Left Button, you can save paper by printing in landscape orientation on roll paper.
  • Page 176: Print On The Center

    Print on the Center iPF8400SE Print on the Center Print on the Center You can print on the center of the media loaded in the printer. Click the Center Originals Across Roll check box on. Click the Print button. Printing on the center begins. •...
  • Page 177: Not Print Spaces At The Top/bottom

    Not Print Spaces at the Top/Bottom iPF8400SE Not Print Spaces at the Top/Bottom Not Print Spaces at the Top/Bottom You can save paper on not to feed roll paper for the empty spaces when the print data contains spaces at the top or bottom.
  • Page 178: Free Layout

    The Features of Free Layout iPF8400SE Free Layout Free Layout The Features of Free Layout ............................178 Starting Free Layout ..............................178 Free Layout Main Window ............................180 Detailed Settings ................................181 Preferences Dialog Box ..............................181 Page Options Dialog Box .............................. 182 Zoom Dialog Box ................................
  • Page 179 Starting Free Layout iPF8400SE From the application software's File menu, select the printer setup menu to open the Print dialog box. • Normally, select Print from the File menu. Note From the list, select the printer and select the Layout sheet.
  • Page 180: Free Layout Main Window

    Free Layout Main Window iPF8400SE Free Layout Main Window Free Layout Main Window The Free Layout main window consists of the menu and tool bars, layout area and status bar. • You can use the View menu to show or hide the tool and status bar. Note •...
  • Page 181: Detailed Settings

    Detailed Settings iPF8400SE • Status Bar This shows the paper size, unit of length, and number of objects. Detailed Settings Detailed Settings The printer driver opens when you select Detailed Settings from the File menu. The printer driver is used to con- figure basic settings to match the type of media loaded in the printer.
  • Page 182: Page Options Dialog Box

    Page Options Dialog Box iPF8400SE • You can input between 10.0 and 200.0(mm) (between 0.39 and 7.88(inch)). • You can change the numbers by clicking either ▲ button or ▼ button. Note • Divisions You can change the number of divisions of grid lines so that they serve as a guide to laying out objects. •...
  • Page 183: Zoom Dialog Box

    Zoom Dialog Box iPF8400SE The following settings are available for roll paper length. Setting Details Auto Settings The one-page length to be printed on roll paper is automatically set so that the laid-out objects are printed on one page. Manual Settings You can input the length of one page to print on roll paper in numerical characters.
  • Page 184: Format Dialog Box

    Format Dialog Box iPF8400SE Format Dialog Box Format Dialog Box This dialog box appears when you select Format from the Object menu after you select an object. Size Sheet You can rotate, enlarge, or reduce an object. • When the objects are not selected, you can not select Format. Note •...
  • Page 185: Laying Out A Multiple-file Document On One Page

    Laying out a Multiple-File Document on One Page iPF8400SE Position Sheet You can rotate, enlarge, or reduce an object. • When the objects are not selected, you can not select Format. Note • Object Position You can move the object position by changing the values. Setting Details Vertical Pos...
  • Page 186 Laying out a Multiple-File Document on One Page iPF8400SE Click Properties to open the Properties dialog box. In the Page Setup sheet, select Paper Source. • Your printer is depicted in the lower-left area of this screen. Note In the Layout sheet, click on the Page Layout check box and select Free Layout from the list.
  • Page 187: Laying Out A Document Created With Multiple Application Programs On One Page

    Laying out a Document Created with Multiple Application Programs on One Page iPF8400SE Click the OK button to save the settings. In the Print dialog box, select the pages to print and the number of copies, and click the OK button. Free Layout starts, laying out the document created with application software in the layout area as an ob- ject.
  • Page 188 Laying out a Document Created with Multiple Application Programs on One Page iPF8400SE Click Properties to open the Properties dialog box. In the Page Setup sheet, select Paper Source. • Your printer is depicted in the lower-left area of this screen. Note In the Layout sheet, click on the Page Layout check box and select Free Layout from the list.
  • Page 189 Laying out a Document Created with Multiple Application Programs on One Page iPF8400SE Click the OK button to save the settings. In the Print dialog box, select the pages to print and the number of copies, and click the OK button. Free Layout starts, laying out the document created with application software in the layout area as an ob- ject.
  • Page 190: Selecting An Object

    Selecting an Object iPF8400SE Selecting an Object Selecting an Object When an object is selected, a select box (blue border) appears around the object. To select an object, click that object. • Note • To select multiple successive objects, click them while holding down the Shift key. •...
  • Page 191: Moving An Object

    Moving an Object iPF8400SE Place the pointer at a corner of the selection box around the object to show the arrow handle, and drag this handle to change the object size. Resizing by specifying a scaling value Select an object. Click on the Enl./Red.
  • Page 192: Laying Out Objects Automatically

    Laying out Objects Automatically iPF8400SE Select Rotate Left 90 Degrees orRotate Right 90 Degrees from the toolbar. Alternatively, you may click on the Rotate check box in the Format Dialog Box then select Rotate P.184 ➔ Right or Rotate Left, and click the OK button. Laying out Objects Automatically Laying out Objects Automatically Click Auto Arrange Object in the tool bar.
  • Page 193 Aligning Objects iPF8400SE • Center Vertically Lays out the objects, justifying them to the verti- cal center. • Align Bottom Lays out the objects, justifying them to the bot- tom. • Align Left Lays out the objects, justifying them to the left. •...
  • Page 194: Changing The Object Overlapping Order

    Changing the Object Overlapping Order iPF8400SE • Align Right Lays out the objects, justifying them to the right. Changing the Object Overlapping Order Changing the Object Overlapping Order You can change the object overlapping order. Select an object. Select the Overlapping Order menu from the Object menu. •...
  • Page 195: Pasting A Copied Or Cut Object

    Pasting a Copied or Cut Object iPF8400SE • Bring Forward Moves the object one position to the front. • Send Backward Moves the object one position to the back. Pasting a Copied or Cut Object Pasting a Copied or Cut Object Click Copy or Cut from the toolbar.
  • Page 196: Folded Duplex Window

    Folded Duplex Window iPF8400SE Folded Duplex Window Folded Duplex Window This window is displayed if you select Folded Duplex from the Edit menu after selecting an object. Using the Fol- ded Duplex function allows you to print with fold lines added. The Folded Duplex window consists of the menu and tool bars, layout area and status bar.
  • Page 197: Finished Size Settings Dialog Box

    Finished Size Settings Dialog Box iPF8400SE • Layout Area This allows you to check the arrangement and orientation of objects. • Status Bar This shows the paper source, roll paper width, and output size. Finished Size Settings Dialog Box Finished Size Settings Dialog Box This dialog box is displayed when you select Finished Size Settings from the Edit menu.
  • Page 198: Binding Settings Dialog Box

    Binding Settings Dialog Box iPF8400SE Binding Settings Dialog Box Binding Settings Dialog Box This is displayed when you select Binding Settings from theEdit menu. This allows you to configure the binding edge settings. • Binding Edge Configures the binding edge when folding paper. The following settings are available for the binding edge.
  • Page 199 Prints using Folded Duplex iPF8400SE Select Folded Duplex from the Edit menu of Free Layout. Open the Folded Duplex window and arrange the selected objects in the layout area. Open the Finished Size Settings dialog box from the Edit menu. Select Fit Roll Paper Width orSpecify Folded Size in Finished Size.
  • Page 200: Color Imagerunner Enlargement Copy

    The Features of Color imageRUNNER Enlargement Copy iPF8400SE Color imageRUNNER Enlargement Copy Color imageRUNNER Enlargement Copy The Features of Color imageRUNNER Enlargement Copy ................200 Starting Color imageRUNNER Enlargement Copy .................... 200 Color imageRUNNER Enlargement Copy Dialog Box ..................201 Hot Folder ...................................
  • Page 201: Color Imagerunner Enlargement Copy Dialog Box

    Color imageRUNNER Enlargement Copy Dialog Box iPF8400SE The Color imageRUNNER Enlargement Copy dia- log box displays. If you click on the Add to Startup folder check box in the Color imageRUNNER Enlargement Copy dialog box, • the icon of Color imageRUNNER Enlargement Copy utility will appear on the task bar when starting Windows Note thereafter.
  • Page 202: Hot Folder

    Hot Folder iPF8400SE • Hot Folder The hot folder list appears. • Add Button Click the button to open the Easy Setup Wizard dialog box so that you can add a hot folder. • Edit Button From the Hot Folder list, select a hot folder and click the button to open the Add/Edit Hot Folder dialog box that allows you to edit the hot folder.
  • Page 203 Creating a New Hot Folder iPF8400SE The Easy Setup Wizard dialog box displays. Click the Next button. Select the type of printer to use. Click the Next button. Select the media type to print. • If the Borderless Printing checkbox is checked, only media types that can be used for borderless print- ing are displayed in the list.
  • Page 204 Creating a New Hot Folder iPF8400SE Select roll paper or cut sheet to print. Also, select the media size to print. Click the Next button. Select the color matching method. Click the Next button. To receive a document scanned with the Color imageRUNNER, you need to share a folder. Enter the folder shared name in Shared Name.
  • Page 205: Specifying An Existing Shared Folder As A Hot Folder

    Specifying an Existing Shared Folder as a Hot Folder iPF8400SE Click Finish button to close the Easy Setup Wizard dialog box. The hot folder you have created appears in the Hot Folder list in the Color imageRUNNER Enlarge- ment Copy dialog box. Specifying an Existing Shared Folder as a Hot Folder Specifying an Existing Shared Folder as a Hot Folder Share the folder you want to specify as a hot folder.
  • Page 206 Specifying an Existing Shared Folder as a Hot Folder iPF8400SE The Easy Setup Wizard dialog box displays. Click the Manual Settings button. The Add/Edit Hot Folder dialog box displays. Enter the hot folder name in Name. Click the Browse botton, with selecting Specify a folder, to set the existing shared folder.
  • Page 207: Setting The Print Parameters

    Setting the Print Parameters iPF8400SE As necessary, set the print conditions in the hot fold- er. (See "Setting the Print Parameters.") P.207 ➔ Click the OK button to close the Add/Edit Hot Fold- er dialog box. The hot folder you have created appears in the Hot Folder list in the Color imageRUNNER Enlarge- ment Copy dialog box.
  • Page 208: Printing Enlargements Of Scanned Originals From A Color Imagerunner

    Printing Enlargements of Scanned Originals from a Color imageRUNNER iPF8400SE Refer to "Printer Driver" for details on the printer driver. P.138 ➔ • The only three sheets displayed are the Main sheet, the Page Setup sheet, and the Layout sheet. Some of the printer driver settings may be disabled.
  • Page 209: Print Plug-in For Office

    Print Plug-In for Officefeatures iPF8400SE Print Plug-In for Office Print Plug-In for Office Print Plug-In for Officefeatures ..........................209 Steps to install .................................. 209 Steps to uninstall ................................212 When Print Plug-In for Office is not displayed ....................212 To start from Microsoft Word ........................... 215 Print Matching Roll Width(Word) ..........................
  • Page 210 Steps to install iPF8400SE Insert "User Software CD-ROM" into the CD-ROM drive and start the installer. If the installer screen does not display, open the CD-ROM icon from My Computer, click iPFInst.exe, • and open the icon. Note Click the imagePROGRAF Print Plug-In button. Click the Nextbutton.
  • Page 211 Steps to install iPF8400SE Click the Start button. Click the Yes button. The following message may be displayed in Windows 8 • or a later OS. If this happens, install the .NET Frame- Note work by following the procedure. Click the Exit button. The installation for Print Plug-In for Office is com- plete.
  • Page 212: Steps To Uninstall

    Steps to uninstall iPF8400SE • When you install this software, the virtual printer Canon imagePROGRAF PrintPlugIn may be installed. If you want to use this software, do not uninstall the virtual printer Canon imagePROGRAF PrintPlugIn. Important • The Print Plug-In for Office toolbar/ribbon might not be displayed in Microsoft Office after installing image- PROGRAF Print Plug-In for Office.
  • Page 213 When Print Plug-In for Office is not displayed iPF8400SE Install Print Plug-In for Office. For information about instsalling, see "Steps to install." P.209 ➔ Enabling Print Plug-In for Office for items disabled in Office applications If a problem occurs, such as the system or an application terminating abnormally, the Microsoft Office application disables add-ins as a safety precaution.
  • Page 214 When Print Plug-In for Office is not displayed iPF8400SE Close all the dialog boxes and restart the Office application. For Microsoft Office 2007 • Click the Office button and then click the <applica- tion name> options button. From the list on the left side of the <application name> options dialog box, select Add-ins. Select Disabled Items in the Manage combo box and click the Go button.
  • Page 215: To Start From Microsoft Word

    To start from Microsoft Word iPF8400SE Click About <application name> in the Help menu of application. Click the Disabled Items button in the About <appli- cation name> dialog box. If Addin imageprograf print plug-in (ipfaddinif.dll) is dis- played in the Disabled Items dialog box, select it and click the Enable button.
  • Page 216 To start from Microsoft Word iPF8400SE Check that the imagePROGRAF Print Plug-In toolbar/ ribbon is displayed. Click the buttons on the toolbar/ribbon according to the items you want to set. Icon Contents Displays the About, Help, and Special Settings dialog boxes. You can change the settings using the Special Settings dialog box.
  • Page 217: Print Matching Roll Width(word)

    Print Matching Roll Width(Word) iPF8400SE Large-Format Printing Wizard dialog box • If you want to change the display to another file or application while the Large-Format Printing Wizard is open, close the Large-Format Printing Wizard dialog box. Otherwise, you may not be able to change Important displays or operate the toolbar/ribbon.
  • Page 218 Print Matching Roll Width(Word) iPF8400SE Click Print Matching Roll Width. Select Roll Paper Width that is set in the printer. Select image size. Select layout. Select Next. Select Media Type. Select Print Range from All Pages, Current Page, and Pages. If Pages is selected, enter the number of pages.
  • Page 219: Borderless Printing(word)

    Borderless Printing(Word) iPF8400SE Press Print to start printing. Borderless Printing(Word) Borderless Printing(Word) Prints up to the border of the media. Photos and posters can be printed without worrying about margins. Start Microsoft Word. If Start imagePROGRAF Print Plug-In is displayed, click it. Click Print from the imagePROGRAF Print Plug-In toolbar/ribbon.
  • Page 220 Borderless Printing(Word) iPF8400SE Select Roll Paper Width that is set in the printer. Select layout. Select Next. Select Media Type. Select Print Range from All Pages, Current Page, and Pages. If Pages is selected, enter the number of pages. Enter Copies. •...
  • Page 221: Multi-page Printing(word)

    Multi-Page Printing(Word) iPF8400SE Multi-Page Printing(Word) Multi-Page Printing(Word) Prints multiple pages as one page. You can print handouts into a single page, or print matter with many pages. Start Microsoft Word. If Start imagePROGRAF Print Plug-In is displayed, click it. Click Print from the imagePROGRAF Print Plug-In toolbar/ribbon.
  • Page 222: Register The Settings (word)

    Register the settings (Word) iPF8400SE Select Next. Select Media Type. Select Print Range from All Pages, Current Page, and Pages. If Pages is selected, enter the number of pages. Enter Copies. • When Print in Draft mode is selected, printing is fast but the print quality is poor. •...
  • Page 223: Print Using Registered Settings(word)

    Print Using Registered Settings(Word) iPF8400SE Click the One-Touch Registration button. Enter name in Name. Up to 31 characters can be entered. Click . The name you entered is displayed in Registered Settings. Click OK, and return to the Print screen. Click Print to print, and click Cancel to cancel the print.
  • Page 224 Print Using Registered Settings(Word) iPF8400SE Click Print Using Registered Settings. Click the Nextbutton. Select Media Type. Select Print Range from All Pages, Current Page, or Pages. If Pages is selected, enter the number of pages. Enter Copies. • When Print in Draft mode is selected, printing is fast but the print quality is poor. When Saturation is selected, you can print posters, etc., vividly.
  • Page 225: Portrait Orientation/landscape Orientation(word)

    Portrait Orientation/Landscape Orientation(Word) iPF8400SE Portrait Orientation/Landscape Orientation(Word) Portrait Orientation/Landscape Orientation(Word) Print to the edge of the roll width. You can print large exhibits and posters, or print the Landscape or Portrait Orien- tation Page Sizes made in the Large-Format Printing Wizard. Create Page Size in Portrait or Landscape Orientation.
  • Page 226: To Start From Microsoft Powerpoint

    To start from Microsoft PowerPoint iPF8400SE Adjust Length from the list-box or slide-bar. Click the Create Page button. ClickOK if the message is displayed. Edit and create the document. • Printing is done in Print Matching Roll Width of the Printing Wizard. For details on Print Matching Roll Width, see "Print Matching Roll Width(Word)."...
  • Page 227 To start from Microsoft PowerPoint iPF8400SE Icon Contents PrintButton The print Wizard is displayed. The settings Print Matching Roll Width, Borderless Printing, Multi-Page Printing, and Print Using Registered Settings can be set. Large-Format Wizard is displayed. Settings for Portrait or Landscape Orientation can be set. Paper Settings Button Printing Wizard dialog box •...
  • Page 228: Print Matching Roll Width(powerpoint)

    Print Matching Roll Width(PowerPoint) iPF8400SE • If you open a password protected document as read-only, the Large-Format Printing Wizard cannot be run. Remove the password protection. Note Print Matching Roll Width(PowerPoint) Print Matching Roll Width(PowerPoint) Prints to the edge of the roll width. You can print large exhibits and posters, and also print Portrait and Landscape orientations made in Large-Format Printing Wizard.
  • Page 229: Borderless Printing(powerpoint)

    Borderless Printing(PowerPoint) iPF8400SE Select layout. Select Next. Select Media Type. Select Print Range from All Slides, Current Slide, and Slides. If Slides is selected, enter the slide number. Enter Copies. • When Print in Draft mode is selected, printing is fast but the print quality is poor. Note •...
  • Page 230 Borderless Printing(PowerPoint) iPF8400SE Click Print from the imagePROGRAF Print Plug-In toolbar/ribbon. The Printing Wizard dialog box is displayed. If you want to change the display to another file or application while the Printing Wizard is open, close • the Printing Wizard dialog box. Otherwise, you may not be able to change displays or operate the tool- Important bar/ribbon.
  • Page 231 Borderless Printing(PowerPoint) iPF8400SE Select Roll Paper Width that is set in the printer. Select layout. Select Next. Select Media Type. Select Print Range from All Slides, Current Slide, and Slides. If Slides is selected, enter the slide number. Enter Copies. •...
  • Page 232: Multi-page Printing(powerpoint)

    Multi-Page Printing(PowerPoint) iPF8400SE Multi-Page Printing(PowerPoint) Multi-Page Printing(PowerPoint) Prints multiple pages as one page. You can print handouts into a single page, or print matter with many pages. Start Microsoft PowerPoint. If Start imagePROGRAF Print Plug-In is displayed, click it. Click Print from the imagePROGRAF Print Plug-In toolbar/ribbon.
  • Page 233: Register The Settings (powerpoint)

    Register the settings (PowerPoint) iPF8400SE Select Next. Select Media Type. Select Print Range from All Slides, Current Slide, and Slides. If Slides is selected, enter the slide number. Enter Copies. • When Print in Draft mode is selected, printing is fast but the print quality is poor. •...
  • Page 234: Print Using Registered Settings(powerpoint)

    Print Using Registered Settings(PowerPoint) iPF8400SE Click the One-Touch Registration button. Enter name in Name. Up to 31 characters can be entered. Click . The name you entered is displayed in Registered Settings. Click OK, and return to the Print screen. Click Print to print, and click Cancel to cancel the print.
  • Page 235 Print Using Registered Settings(PowerPoint) iPF8400SE Click Print Using Registered Settings. Click the Nextbutton. Select Media Type. Select Print Range from All Slides, Current Slide, and Slides. If Slides is selected, enter the slide number. Enter Copies. • When Print in Draft mode is selected, printing is fast but the print quality is poor. When Saturation is selected, you can print posters, etc., vividly.
  • Page 236: Portrait Orientation/landscape Orientation(powerpoint)

    Portrait Orientation/Landscape Orientation(PowerPoint) iPF8400SE Portrait Orientation/Landscape Orientation(PowerPoint) Portrait Orientation/Landscape Orientation(PowerPoint) Print to the edge of the roll width. You can print large exhibits and posters, or print the Landscape or Portrait Orien- tation Page Sizes made in the Large-Format Printing Wizard. Create Page Size in Portrait or Landscape Orientation.
  • Page 237: To Start From Microsoft Excel

    To start from Microsoft Excel iPF8400SE Click the Create Page button. ClickOK if the message is displayed. Edit and create the document. • The layout may collapse if you create a form using existing data. If that is the case, modify the data again.
  • Page 238: Print Entire Sheet(excel)

    Print Entire Sheet(Excel) iPF8400SE Printing Wizard dialog box • If you want to change the display to another file or application while the Printing Wizard is open, close the Printing Wizard dialog box. Otherwise, you may not be able to change displays or operate the tool- Important bar/ribbon.
  • Page 239 Print Entire Sheet(Excel) iPF8400SE Click Print from the imagePROGRAF Print Plug-In toolbar/ribbon. • When more than one worksheet is selected, the Printing Wizard cannot be run. Select only one work- sheet and click Print again. Important If a print area is set, a confirmation message dialog box will appear.
  • Page 240 Print Entire Sheet(Excel) iPF8400SE The Layout menu will appear automatically. If data analysis requires time, a message dialog will appear. If you select No, you will return to the appli- • cation. Note Select Roll Paper Width that is set in the printer. Select image size.
  • Page 241: Print Selected Area(excel)

    Print Selected Area(Excel) iPF8400SE If the upper and lower margins are too wide, check No Spaces at Top or Bottom (Conserve Paper). The upper and lower margins can be checked in Print Preview. • When Print in Draft mode is selected, printing is fast but the print quality is poor. When Saturation is selected, you can print posters, etc., vividly.
  • Page 242 Print Selected Area(Excel) iPF8400SE Click Print Selected Area. • If only one cell is selected, Print Selected Area cannot be selected. Important A message will appear informing you that analysis is in progress. The Layout menu will appear automatically. • If the range selected in Excel 2007 or later is too large, it will not be possible to analyze the data.
  • Page 243: Configuring Binding (excel)

    Configuring Binding (Excel) iPF8400SE Select Next. Select Media Type. Enter Copies. If the upper and lower margins are too wide, check No Spaces at Top or Bottom (Conserve Paper). The upper and lower margins can be checked in Print Preview. •...
  • Page 244: Configuring Special Settings

    Configuring Special Settings iPF8400SE Open the Binding Settings dialog box. If the Binding checkbox is not checked, select it to turn binding on. Select Binding Edge. Select Binding Margin. Click the OK button. Return to the Layout screen. Check that the Binding settings are applied in the preview screen.
  • Page 245 Configuring Special Settings iPF8400SE Item Details Ensure image quality when creating page When this setting is on, documents are created at the maximum size. This sizes reduces the enlargement ratio during actual printing, which minimizes deg- radation of the quality of photos, etc. This function is only valid in Microsoft PowerPoint.
  • Page 246 iPF8400SE User's Guide...
  • Page 247: Mac Os Software

    iPF8400SE User's Guide Basic Printing Workflow Enhanced Printing Options Windows Software Mac OS Software Printer Driver ..................248 Preview ....................266 Free Layout ..................287 Color imageRUNNER Enlargement Copy ......... 310 Printmonitor ................. 504 ➔ Media Configuration Tool ............397 ➔...
  • Page 248: Printer Driver

    Printer Driver Settings iPF8400SE Printer Driver Printer Driver Printer Driver Settings ..............................248 Specifying Paper in the Printer Driver ........................249 Confirming Print Settings ............................251 Checking the Layout in a Preview Before Printing ..................251 Using Favorites ................................252 Accessing the Printer Driver Dialog Box from Applications ................
  • Page 249: Specifying Paper In The Printer Driver

    Specifying Paper in the Printer Driver iPF8400SE Page Setup Pane • P.264 ➔ You can specify the page size of the original, borderless printing, enlargement or reduction, the orientation, the paper size and source, and automatic cutting. With the imagePROGRAF Free Layout feature, you can arrange originals from various source applications on a single page before printing.
  • Page 250 Specifying Paper in the Printer Driver iPF8400SE Access the Main pane. In the Media Type list, select the type of paper that is loaded. Access the Page Setup pane. In the Paper Source list, select how paper is supplied. If you have selected Cut Sheet in Paper Source, make sure the size as selected in Page Setup is dis- played in Page Size.
  • Page 251: Confirming Print Settings

    Checking the Layout in a Preview Before Printing Checking the Layout in a Preview Before Printing This topic describes how to check the layout before printing using the Canon imagePROGRAF Preview function. Choose Print in the application menu. User's Guide...
  • Page 252: Using Favorites

    Click Print. The Canon imagePROGRAF Preview window is displayed. Check the layout and adjust settings in the Canon imagePROGRAF Preview window as desired. Print from the Canon imagePROGRAF Preview menu. • For details on imagePROGRAF Preview functions, see "Preview." P.266 ➔...
  • Page 253: Accessing The Printer Driver Dialog Box From Applications

    Accessing the Printer Driver Dialog Box from Applications iPF8400SE Accessing the Printer Driver Dialog Box from Applications Accessing the Printer Driver Dialog Box from Applications In the application software, select Print from the File menu to display the dialog box for printing conditions. •...
  • Page 254 Main Pane iPF8400SE Common Items • Media Type Select the paper type. For information on the types of paper the printer supports, refer to the Paper Reference Guide. (See "Dis- playing the Paper Reference Guide.") P.330 ➔ • Displays Paper Detailed Settings. You can configure the printing settings to match the type of media, such as the ink drying time.
  • Page 255 Main Pane iPF8400SE Configuration using Easy Settings • Print Target Choose presets that match the type of document to be printed. Printing Photos and Images • P.31 ➔ • Print Quality Choose the level of print quality. • View set. Click to display the View set.
  • Page 256 Main Pane iPF8400SE • Print Quality Choose the level of print quality. Giving Priority to Particular Graphic Elements and Colors for Printing • P.43 ➔ • Input Bit Depth Choose the levels of gradation in print data, either 8-bit or 16-bit. Optimal results when printing data with rich gradation are possible by choosing 16-bit.
  • Page 257: Paper Detailed Settings Dialog Box

    Paper Detailed Settings Dialog Box iPF8400SE Paper Detailed Settings Dialog Box Paper Detailed Settings Dialog Box The Paper Detailed Settings dialog box offers the following settings. For details on settings items, refer to the printer driver help. • To display the Paper Detailed Settings dialog box, on the Main pane, click Set by Media Type. (See "Main Pane .") P.253 ➔...
  • Page 258 Paper Detailed Settings Dialog Box iPF8400SE Roll Paper Margin for Safety You can specify the length of a margin on the leading edge of paper to ensure that paper susceptible to curling is held firmly against the Platen. • Near End Margin Specify the length of the Near End Margin (the leading edge margin) of the roll, as needed.
  • Page 259: View Set. Dialog Box For The Printing Application

    View set. Dialog Box for the Printing Application iPF8400SE View set. Dialog Box for the Printing Application View set. Dialog Box for the Printing Application In the View set. dialog box, you can check details of the selected printing application. •...
  • Page 260 Matching pane iPF8400SE Driver Matching Mode The following options are available when you select Driver Matching Mode in the Matching Mode list. • Matching Mode Select the color matching mode to use, as desired. Normally, select Driver Matching Mode. For color matching based on ICC profiles, select ICC Matching Mode depending on your color matching system.
  • Page 261: Color Settings Pane: Color

    Specify the printer profile as desired. We recommend that you select an ICC profile created using commercially available profile creation software in order to perform color management accurately on paper other than genuine Canon paper and feed confirmed paper. The created ICC profile needs to be saved in the following folder on the computer you are using.
  • Page 262: Object Adjustment Dialog Box: Color

    Object Adjustment dialog box: Color iPF8400SE • Gray Tone Adjust the color tone of grays as desired. Choose Cool (tinged with blue) or Warm (tinged with red). • Brightness Adjust the overall image brightness as desired. You can adjust the brightness if the printed document is lighter or darker than the original image (that is, the original photo that was scanned or the original graphic as it ap- pears on the computer screen).
  • Page 263: Color Settings Pane: Monochrome

    Color Settings Pane: Monochrome iPF8400SE Color Settings Pane: Monochrome Color Settings Pane: Monochrome On the Color Adjustment pane for monochrome printing, you can adjust the brightness and contrast. • To display the Color Adjustment pane, on the Main pane, click Color Settings in Advanced Settings. (See "Main Pane .") P.253 ➔...
  • Page 264: Object Adjustment Dialog Box: Monochrome

    Object Adjustment dialog box: Monochrome iPF8400SE Object Adjustment dialog box: Monochrome Object Adjustment dialog box: Monochrome In the Object Adjustment dialog box, you can specify what type of print jobs to apply color adjustment to. If an original comprises images, graphics, and text, you can specify which portion to apply color adjustment to. •...
  • Page 265 Page Setup Pane iPF8400SE • Enlarged/Reduced Printing Select this checkbox to choose the following options. Resizing Originals to Fit the Roll Width • P.52 ➔ Resizing Originals by Entering a Scaling Value • P.56 ➔ • Fit Roll Paper Width Resizes the document image to match the roll width.
  • Page 266: Preview

    The Features of Preview iPF8400SE Preview Preview The Features of Preview ............................... 266 Starting Preview ................................266 Preview Main Window ..............................268 Paper Settings Panel ..............................270 Easy Settings ................................271 Advanced Settings ..............................272 Output Settings Panel ..............................273 Color Settings Panel ...............................
  • Page 267 Starting Preview iPF8400SE Click the Print button in the Print dialog box. • Your printer is depicted in the lower-left area of this screen. Note Preview main window is displayed. User's Guide...
  • Page 268: Preview Main Window

    Preview Main Window iPF8400SE Preview Main Window Preview Main Window The Preview main window consists of the menu and tool bars, and preview, dialog , drawer and status area. You can use the View menu to show or hide the tool bar. •...
  • Page 269 Preview Main Window iPF8400SE • Dialog Area This allows you to set the print conditions and perform a print job. • Drawer Area This allows you to display the thumbnails of a document. This area appears when you click Drawer from the tool bar. Alternatively, you may select Drawer from the View menu.
  • Page 270: Paper Settings Panel

    Paper Settings Panel iPF8400SE Paper Settings Panel Paper Settings Panel This panel appears when you select Paper Settings in the dialog area. • Media Type This allows you to select the media type. • Always select media type that is actually set in the printer. When the media you chose is different from the media set in the printer, you may not receive the desired print results.
  • Page 271: Easy Settings

    Easy Settings iPF8400SE • The maximum value is 999. • You can change the numbers by clicking either ▲ button or ▼ button. Note • Restore Defaults Button Click the button to reset to the setting when starting Preview. • Print Button Click the button to begin printing.
  • Page 272: Advanced Settings

    Advanced Settings iPF8400SE • The number of settings available for selection depends on the media type. Note • Print Quality Selecting print quality strikes a balance between the quality of the printed image and printing speed. The level of the print quality and resolution settings are displayed in the following combinations. Setting Details Print Quality...
  • Page 273: Output Settings Panel

    Output Settings Panel iPF8400SE • Print Quality Selecting print quality strikes a balance between the quality of the printed image and printing speed. The level of the print quality and resolution settings are displayed in the following combinations. Setting Details Print Quality Highest quality / High / Standard / Fast Resolution...
  • Page 274 Output Settings Panel iPF8400SE Setting Details Scaling *Although Scaling can be set to make the image larger than the media size, the part that does not fit in the media cannot be printed. *This is not displayed when a checkmark is placed in Borderless Printing. •...
  • Page 275: Color Settings Panel

    Color Settings Panel iPF8400SE Color Settings Panel Color Settings Panel This panel appears when you select Color Settings in the dialog area. • Color Mode You can select a color mode to suit the print job. Setting Details Color Enables color printing. Monochrome Disables color printing and converts image from continuous color to grayscaled mono- chrome.
  • Page 276: Color Adjustment

    Color Adjustment iPF8400SE Color Adjustment Color Adjustment You can set the color adjustment. Adjusting Color Normally colors should be adjusted in the software application, but if you see colors in the printout that do not match colors on the screen, you can perform color adjustments. Select Color on Color Mode in the Color Settings panel.
  • Page 277: Matching

    Matching iPF8400SE Adjusting Monochrome Use the monochrome setting to print monochrome images of color photographs captured with a scanner or digital camera or other color images. Select Monochrome on Color Mode in the Color Settings panel. Select Color Adjustment. Drag each slider to the left or right to adjust. Setting Details Brightness...
  • Page 278: Matching Method

    Matching iPF8400SE • Matching Mode You can select a matching mode to suit the print job. Setting Details Enables printing of optimal color tones using a driver specific color profile. You should nor- Driver Matching Mode P.279 ➔ mally select this mode. Enables color matching using ICC profiles.
  • Page 279: Driver Matching Mode

    Driver Matching Mode iPF8400SE • Printer Profile Select the printer profile. • You can select only after ICC Matching Mode has been selected in Matching Mode. Note • Soft Proof When you place a checkmark here, ColorSync applies to the preview area. •...
  • Page 280: Icc Matching Mode

    ICC Matching Mode iPF8400SE ICC Matching Mode ICC Matching Mode Under Matching Mode, select ICC Matching Mode. Click the Matching Method list, and then select a setting. Setting Details Perceptual Color-matching optimized for printing typical photos attractively. Smooth gradation is a feature.
  • Page 281: Colorsync

    ColorSync iPF8400SE ColorSync ColorSync Check that ColorSync is selected in Matching Mode. To apply ColorSync to previews, check the Soft Proof check box. Preferences Dialog Box Preferences Dialog Box This dialog box appears when you select Preferences from the imagePROGRAF Advanced Preview menu. You can set the preferences for Preview.
  • Page 282: Go To Page Dialog Box

    Go to Page Dialog Box iPF8400SE • You can input between 10 and 400. • You can change the numbers by clicking ▼ button. Note Go to Page Dialog Box Go to Page Dialog Box This dialog box appears when you select Go to Page from the View menu. •...
  • Page 283: Print On The Center

    Print on the Center iPF8400SE Print on the Center Print on the Center You can print on the center of the media loaded in the printer. • This is not displayed when a checkmark is placed in Borderless Printing. Note On the Output Settings Panel , click the Print P.273...
  • Page 284: Print Page Rotated 90 Degrees

    Print Page Rotated 90 Degrees iPF8400SE Print Page Rotated 90 Degrees Print Page Rotated 90 Degrees You can save paper by printing in landscape orientation on roll paper. On the Paper Settings Panel , select Roll Paper in Paper Source. P.270 ➔...
  • Page 285: Display With Actual Size

    Display with Actual Size iPF8400SE All is displayed. Display with Actual Size Display with Actual Size In the preview area, you can display the actual size. Select Actual Size from the tool bar. Actual size is displayed. Moving a Page Moving a Page You can move a page to display in the preview area.
  • Page 286 Moving a Page iPF8400SE The target page appears. • You can also move a page by clicking the page on the thumbnails. Note User's Guide...
  • Page 287: Free Layout

    The Features of Free Layout iPF8400SE Free Layout Free Layout The Features of Free Layout ............................287 Starting Free Layout ..............................287 Free Layout Main Window ............................288 Paper Settings Panel ..............................290 Easy Settings ................................292 Advanced Settings ..............................293 Color Settings Panel ...............................
  • Page 288: Free Layout Main Window

    Free Layout Main Window iPF8400SE Click the Print button in the Print dialog box. • Your printer is depicted in the lower-left area of this screen. Note Free Layout main window is displayed. Free Layout Main Window Free Layout Main Window The Free Layout main window consists of the menu and tool bars, layout area and dialog areas.
  • Page 289 Free Layout Main Window iPF8400SE • You can use the View menu to show or hide the tool. Note • Menu Bar This allows you to select menus required for operations. • Tool Bar This allows you to select tool buttons required for major operations. •...
  • Page 290: Paper Settings Panel

    Paper Settings Panel iPF8400SE • Dialog Area This allows you to set the print conditions and perform a print job. Paper Settings Panel Paper Settings Panel This panel appears when you select Paper Settings in the dialog area. • Media Type This allows you to select the media type.
  • Page 291 Paper Settings Panel iPF8400SE • Always select media type that is actually set in the printer. When the media you chose is different from the media set in the printer, you may not receive the desired print results. Note • Easy Settings / Advanced Settings Two modes are available to provide the optimum print settings for jobs.
  • Page 292: Easy Settings

    Easy Settings iPF8400SE Easy Settings Easy Settings You can easily select the best settings for the print job by just selecting an item from the print target list that match- es the content of the document. • Print Target You can easily select the best settings for the print job simply. If you select each Print Target item the corresponding comment for that item is displayed below the list.
  • Page 293: Advanced Settings

    Advanced Settings iPF8400SE • The availability of settings is determined by the media type and print priority selections. Printing time is longer and more ink is consumed with High than with Fast, however, print quality is higher. Note • • Printing time is shorter and less ink is consumed with Fast than with High, however, print quality is lower.
  • Page 294: Color Settings Panel

    Color Settings Panel iPF8400SE • The availability of settings is determined by the media type and print priority selections. Printing time is longer and more ink is consumed with High than with Fast, however, print quality is higher. Note • •...
  • Page 295: Color Adjustment

    Color Adjustment iPF8400SE • Restore Defaults Button Click the button to reset to the setting when starting Free Layout. • Print Button Click the button to begin printing. • Update Printer Info. Button Click the button to acquire printer information. Color Adjustment Color Adjustment You can set the color adjustment.
  • Page 296: Matching

    Matching iPF8400SE • You can also click the up or down arrow, or enter the number directly to increase or decrease the value. Note Adjusting Monochrome Use the monochrome setting to print monochrome images of color photographs captured with a scanner or digital camera or other color images.
  • Page 297 Matching iPF8400SE • Matching Mode You can select a matching mode to suit the print job. Setting Details Enables printing of optimal color tones using a driver specific color profile. You should nor- Driver Matching Mode P.298 ➔ mally select this mode. Enables color matching using ICC profiles.
  • Page 298: Driver Matching Mode

    Driver Matching Mode iPF8400SE • Printer Profile Select the printer profile. • You can select only after ICC Matching Mode has been selected in Matching Mode. Note • Soft Proof When you place a checkmark here, ColorSync applies to the layout area. •...
  • Page 299: Icc Matching Mode

    ICC Matching Mode iPF8400SE ICC Matching Mode ICC Matching Mode Under Matching Mode, select ICC Matching Mode. Click the Matching Method list, and then select a setting. Setting Details Perceptual Color-matching optimized for printing typical photos attractively. Smooth gradation is a feature.
  • Page 300: Colorsync

    ColorSync iPF8400SE ColorSync ColorSync Check that ColorSync is selected in Matching Mode. Place a checkmark on Soft Proof to simulate the output product in Layout Area. Preferences Dialog Box Preferences Dialog Box This dialog box appears when you select Preferences from the imagePROGRAF Advanced Preview menu. You can set the preferences for Free Layout.
  • Page 301: Page Setup Dialog Box

    Page Setup Dialog Box iPF8400SE • Divisions You can change the number of divisions of grid lines so that they serve as a guide to laying out objects. • You can input between 1 and 10. • You can change the numbers by clicking either ▲ button or ▼ button. Note •...
  • Page 302: Zoom Dialog Box

    Zoom Dialog Box iPF8400SE When you place a checkmark on Auto Settings, the one-page length to be printed on roll paper is automati- cally set so that the laid-out objects are printed on one page. • Available only if rolls are selected in Paper Source. •...
  • Page 303: Format Dialog Box

    Format Dialog Box iPF8400SE Format Dialog Box Format Dialog Box This dialog box appears when you select Format from the Object menu after you select an object. You can rotate, enlarge, or reduce an object. • When the objects are not selected, you can not select Format. Note •...
  • Page 304: Laying Out A Document Created With Multiple Application Programs On One Page

    Laying out a Document Created with Multiple Application Programs on One Page iPF8400SE Leaving Free Layout running, open other files with the application software and repeat the above steps. Laying out a Document Created with Multiple Application Programs on One Page Laying out a Document Created with Multiple Application Programs on One Page You can lay out and print a document created with multiple application programs on one page.
  • Page 305: Moving An Object

    Moving an Object iPF8400SE Resizing by means of mouse operation Select an object. Place the pointer at a corner of the selection box around the object to show the arrow handle, and drag this handle to change the object size. Resizing by specifying a scaling value Select an object.
  • Page 306: Laying Out Objects Automatically

    Laying out Objects Automatically iPF8400SE Select Rotate Left or Rotate Right from the toolbar. Alternatively, you may click on the Rotate check box in the Format Dialog Box then select Rotate P.303 ➔ Right or Rotate Left, and click the OK button. •...
  • Page 307 Aligning Objects iPF8400SE • Center Vertically Lays out the objects, justifying them to the verti- cal center. • Align Bottom Lays out the objects, justifying them to the bot- tom. • Align Left Lays out the objects, justifying them to the left. •...
  • Page 308: Changing The Object Overlapping Order

    Changing the Object Overlapping Order iPF8400SE • Align Right Lays out the objects, justifying them to the right. Changing the Object Overlapping Order Changing the Object Overlapping Order You can change the object overlapping order. Select an object. Select the overlapping order menu from the Object menu. •...
  • Page 309: Pasting A Copied Or Cut Object

    Pasting a Copied or Cut Object iPF8400SE • Send Backward Moves the object one position to the back. Pasting a Copied or Cut Object Pasting a Copied or Cut Object Click Copy or Cut from the toolbar. Alternatively, you may select Copy or Cut from the Edit menu. Click Paste from the toolbar.
  • Page 310: Color Imagerunner Enlargement Copy

    Starting Color imageRUNNER Enlargement Copy You can start the utility by clicking on the Color imageRUNNER Enlargement Copy.app icon in Applications > Canon Utilities > iR Enlargement Copy. • If you are using OS X v10.7 and later, start it from Launchpad.
  • Page 311: Color Imagerunner Enlargement Copy Dialog Box

    Color imageRUNNER Enlargement Copy Dialog Box iPF8400SE Color imageRUNNER Enlargement Copy Dialog Box Color imageRUNNER Enlargement Copy Dialog Box The explanation below is on the Color imageRUNNER Enlargement Copy dialog box. For the step to open the Color imageRUNNER Enlargement Copy dialog box, see "Starting Color imageRUNNER •...
  • Page 312: Creating A New Hot Folder

    Creating a New Hot Folder iPF8400SE Creating a New Hot Folder Creating a New Hot Folder Open the Color imageRUNNER Enlargement Copy dialog box. For the step to open the Color imageRUNNER Enlargement Copy dialog box, see "Starting Color image- •...
  • Page 313: Editing A Hot Folder (setting Print Conditions)

    Editing a Hot Folder (Setting Print Conditions) iPF8400SE Click the OK button. The created Hot Folder is listed in the Color imageRUNNER Enlargement Copy di- alog box. Click the Close button to close the Color imageRUNNER Enlargement Copy dialog box. From the Apple Menu, open the Sharing dialog box for System Preferences.
  • Page 314 Editing a Hot Folder (Setting Print Conditions) iPF8400SE Make the necessary settings in the Paper Settings Panel P.316 ➔ Make the necessary settings in the Output Settings Panel P.319 ➔ User's Guide...
  • Page 315: Deleting A Hot Folder

    Deleting a Hot Folder iPF8400SE Make the necessary settings in the Color Settings Panel P.321 ➔ Click the OK button to close the Add/Edit Hot Folder dialog box. From the Apple Menu, open the Sharing dialog box for System Preferences. For OS X v10.6: Check the File Sharing checkbox and click the Options button.
  • Page 316: Setting The Print Parameters

    Setting the Print Parameters iPF8400SE Select Delete the entire folder, as well as items in the list above, and then click the Delete button. Read the messag,e and then click the OK button. • Select Delete files in the folder to delete only files in the hot folder. Note Setting the Print Parameters Setting the Print Parameters...
  • Page 317: Easy Settings

    Easy Settings iPF8400SE The following settings are available for paper source. Setting Details Cut Sheet Select to print on the cut sheet. Roll Paper Select to print on roll paper. • Roll Paper Width This selects the width of the roll media set to the printer. •...
  • Page 318: Advanced Settings

    Advanced Settings iPF8400SE If you select each Print Target item the corresponding comment for that item is displayed below the list. Setting Details Default Settings Suitable for printing normal documents that contain a mixture of text, photographs, and graphics. Photo (Color) Suitable for printing photographic images captured with a digital camera.
  • Page 319: Output Settings Panel

    Output Settings Panel iPF8400SE • Print Priority Select a print quality mode that is appropriate for the print job. Setting Details Image This mode achieves the best results for printing photographic images and illustrations. Line Drawing This mode is best for printing CAD drawings with fine lines or wall newssheet or other documents that contain large amounts of text.
  • Page 320 Output Settings Panel iPF8400SE Setting Details Fit Roll Paper Width *Make sure that the width of the roll paper in the printer is set correctly for Roll Paper Width in the Paper Settings panel. *Displayed only if rolls are selected in Paper Source. Scaling Enlarges/reduces the whole page by the scaling rate as specified.
  • Page 321: Color Settings Panel

    Color Settings Panel iPF8400SE • Available only if rolls are selected in Paper Source. Note Color Settings Panel Color Settings Panel • Color Mode You can select a color mode to suit the print job. Setting Details Color Enables color printing. Monochrome Disables color printing and converts image from continuous color to grayscaled mono- chrome.
  • Page 322: Driver Matching Mode

    Driver Matching Mode iPF8400SE Driver Matching Mode Driver Matching Mode Under Matching Mode, select Driver Matching Mode. Click Matching Method list, and then select a setting. Setting Details Auto Automatically selects the best color matching method for each Image, Graphics, Text. Perceptual Color-matching optimized for printing typical photos attractively.
  • Page 323: Printing Enlargements Of Scanned Originals From A Color Imagerunner

    Printing Enlargements of Scanned Originals from a Color imageRUNNER iPF8400SE Click Matching Method list, and then select a setting. Setting Details Perceptual Color-matching optimized for printing typical photos attractively. Smooth gradation is a feature. This is also an easy-to-use mode when performing color adjustment using ap- plication software.
  • Page 324 Printing Enlargements of Scanned Originals from a Color imageRUNNER iPF8400SE Press Start on the control panel. If you scan originals on the platen glass, after scanning all originals, press Done on the touch-panel display. Scanned originals are sent to the hot folder and automatically enlarged and printed following the conditions you specified for the folder.
  • Page 325: Handling And Use Of Paper

    iPF8400SE User's Guide Basic Printing Workflow Enhanced Printing Options Windows Software Mac OS Software Handling and Use of Paper Paper ....................326 Handling rolls ..................337 Handling sheets ................. 360 Output Stacker ................... 367 Media Configuration Tool (Windows) ..........370 Media Configuration Tool (Mac OS) ..........
  • Page 326: Paper

    Types of Paper iPF8400SE Paper Paper Types of Paper ................................. 326 Paper Sizes ..................................326 Using Paper Other Than Genuine Paper and feed confirmed Paper ............328 Printing on Paper Other Than Genuine Paper and feed confirmed Paper Using Existing Settings ....329 Printing on Paper Other Than Genuine Paper and feed confirmed Paper by Adding a Media Type ....
  • Page 327 Paper Sizes iPF8400SE Roll Width Roll Paper Width Setting in Printer Driver Borderless Printing ( *1 ) 1117.6 mm (44.00 in) 44-in. Roll (1117.6mm) 1066.8 mm (42.00 in) 42-in. Roll (1066.8mm) 1030.0 mm (40.55 in) JIS B0/B1 Roll (1030.0mm) 914.4 mm (36.00 in) 36-in.
  • Page 328: Using Paper Other Than Genuine Paper And Feed Confirmed Paper

    Using Paper Other Than Genuine Paper and feed confirmed Paper Using Paper Other Than Genuine Paper and feed confirmed Paper When using this printer to print on paper other than genuine Canon paper and feed confirmed paper, use paper that meets the following conditions.
  • Page 329: Printing On Paper Other Than Genuine Paper And Feed Confirmed Paper Using Existing Settings

    Canon paper. If these settings are selected for printing on paper other than genuine Canon paper, the ink Important may bleed or the printhead may rub against the paper. In order to easily print on paper other than genuine Canon paper and feed confirmed paper, we recommend that you select one of the following general-purpose paper set- tings or special settings.
  • Page 330: Printing On Paper Other Than Genuine Paper And Feed Confirmed Paper By Adding A Media Type

    The Add Custom Paper function in the Media Configuration Tool is provided as a method for improving print quali- ty and feed properties over printing paper other than genuine Canon paper and feed confirmed paper using the general-purpose settings. This can be expected to improve properties such as print quality because it allows you to configure settings such as the maximum amount of ink to use and the height of the printhead depending on the characteristics of the paper you are using.
  • Page 331 Displaying the Paper Reference Guide iPF8400SE Select the Support sheet and click the User Man- ual button. Click Paper Reference Guide. • Mac OS The basic instructions for displaying the Paper Reference Guide from the imagePROGRAF Printmonitor are as follows. Click the System Preferences icon in the Dock.
  • Page 332 Displaying the Paper Reference Guide iPF8400SE Select the printer from the list of printers and click Op- tions & Supplies. Click Utility. Click Open Printer Utility. Click Support. User's Guide...
  • Page 333: Updating Paper Information

    The latest Media Information File can be downloaded by accessing the imagePROGRAF website from the links in the software installed on your computer. Contact your Canon dealer if you are unable to download it. For details on Media Information File (Media Information File), refer as follows.
  • Page 334 Updating paper information iPF8400SE Select the Support sheet and click the Support In- formation button. The default browser on your computer is started and the imagePROGRAF webpage is displayed. • Mac OS The basic instructions for accessing the dedicated website from the imagePROGRAF Printmonitor are as fol- lows.
  • Page 335 Updating paper information iPF8400SE Click Utility. Click Open Printer Utility. Click Support. User's Guide...
  • Page 336 Updating paper information iPF8400SE Click the Support Information button. The default browser on your computer is started and the imagePROGRAF webpage is displayed. User's Guide...
  • Page 337: Handling Rolls

    Loading Rolls on the Roll Holder iPF8400SE Handling rolls Handling rolls Loading Rolls on the Roll Holder ..........................337 Loading Rolls in the Printer ............................339 Changing the Type of Paper ............................343 Specifying the Paper Length ............................345 Removing the Roll from the Printer ......................... 345 Removing the Roll Holder from Rolls ........................
  • Page 338 Loading Rolls on the Roll Holder iPF8400SE • For details on supported sizes and types of rolls, see Paper Sizes or the Paper Reference Guide. (See "Paper Sizes.") (See "Displaying the Paper Reference Guide.") P.326 P.330 ➔ ➔ Note • To view instructions as you attach the Roll Holder, press the Navigate button.
  • Page 339: Loading Rolls In The Printer

    Loading Rolls in the Printer iPF8400SE With the edge of the roll paper facing forward as shown, insert the Roll Holder from the right of the roll. Insert it firmly until the roll touches the flange (a) of the Roll Hold- er, leaving no gap.
  • Page 340 Loading Rolls in the Printer iPF8400SE Press ▲ or ▼ to select "Load Roll Paper", and then press the OK button. • If any paper has been advanced that will not be used, a message is shown requesting you to remove it. Press ▲...
  • Page 341 Loading Rolls in the Printer iPF8400SE Pull out the roll evenly on both ends and insert it in the Paper Feed Slot (a). Advance the roll until it touches the Paper Retainer (b). Once the roll reaches the Paper Retainer, it is auto- matically advanced over the Platen.
  • Page 342 Loading Rolls in the Printer iPF8400SE Holding the edge of the roll paper, lift the Release Lever. Hold the edge of the roll paper as you gently pull it evenly with both hands to the position of the Ejection Guide (a). Align the right side of the roll paper with the Paper Alignment Line (b), keeping this side paral- lel to the line, and then lower the Release Lever.
  • Page 343: Changing The Type Of Paper

    Changing the Type of Paper iPF8400SE Close the Top Cover. Once paper feeding starts, you will need to do the following, based on the ManageRemainRoll setting and the barcode printed on rolls. (See "Keeping Track of the Amount of Roll Paper Left.") P.349 ➔...
  • Page 344 Changing the Type of Paper iPF8400SE Changing the Type of Paper • When you load a roll, a menu for selection of the type of paper is shown on the Display Screen. Select the type of paper, and then press the OK button. Note 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 345: Specifying The Paper Length

    Specifying the Paper Length iPF8400SE • The specified media type setting is updated in the following situations. Note • When using sheets, if you send a print job before loading a sheet, the media type setting is updated to match the type of paper specified by the print job.
  • Page 346 Removing the Roll from the Printer iPF8400SE • If the Tab Selection screen is not displayed, press the Menu button. Note Press the OK button. The Paper Menu is displayed. Press ▲ or ▼ to select Eject Paper, and then press the OK button. Press ▲...
  • Page 347: Removing The Roll Holder From Rolls

    Removing the Roll Holder from Rolls iPF8400SE Holding the Roll Holder flange (a), remove the holder from the Roll Holder Slot. • For instructions on removing the Roll Holder from rolls, see "Removing the Roll Holder from Rolls." P.347 ➔ Note Lower the Ejection Guide and close the Top Cover.
  • Page 348 Removing the Roll Holder from Rolls iPF8400SE Remove the Roll Holder from the roll. When removing attachments, push the tips (a) in as you remove the attachment. 3-Inch Paper Core Attachment #1 ( Roll Holder side) • 3-Inch Paper Core Attachment #2 ( Holder Stopper side) •...
  • Page 349: Feeding Roll Paper Manually

    Feeding Roll Paper Manually iPF8400SE Feeding Roll Paper Manually Feeding Roll Paper Manually After a roll has been advanced, you can press the Feed button to feed or retract the roll with the ▲ and ▼ buttons. Press the Feed button. Press the ▲...
  • Page 350: Specifying The Ink Drying Time For Rolls

    Specifying the Ink Drying Time for Rolls iPF8400SE Specifying the Ink Drying Time for Rolls Specifying the Ink Drying Time for Rolls When you are using paper that takes longer for ink to adhere, ink may be transferred onto the paper surface during ejection, soiling it.
  • Page 351: Specifying The Cutting Method For Rolls

    Specifying the Cutting Method for Rolls iPF8400SE Select the Main pane and click Settings in dia Type. In the Paper Detailed Settings dialog box displayed next, select the desired settings values in tween Pages and Between Scans in Drying Time, and then click OK. (See "Paper Detailed Settings Dialog Box (Mac OS).") P.257...
  • Page 352 Specifying the Cutting Method for Rolls iPF8400SE Cutting Method Printer Setting Driver Setting Eject (when To cut the roll with the Cutter Unit, press the Cut Media Eject Auto Cut the paper button. Menu > (See "Cut- surface is Paper De- ting Roll tails >...
  • Page 353 Specifying the Cutting Method for Rolls iPF8400SE On the Tab Selection screen of the Control Panel, press ◀ or ▶ to select the Paper tab ( • If the Tab Selection screen is not displayed, press the Menu button. Note Press the OK button.
  • Page 354 Specifying the Cutting Method for Rolls iPF8400SE On the Tab Selection screen of the Control Panel, press ◀ or ▶ to select the Paper tab ( • If the Tab Selection screen is not displayed, press the Menu button. Note Press the OK button.
  • Page 355 Specifying the Cutting Method for Rolls iPF8400SE Manual (for paper of which the leading edge rubs the printhead) Once the following step has been performed, the procedure can be started from step 10 the next time. • Note • Printing the second and subsequent times •...
  • Page 356 Specifying the Cutting Method for Rolls iPF8400SE Press ▲ or ▼ to align the paper leading edge with the (a) position. Print the job. The printer stops advancing the paper after printing. • The printer can continue to receive print jobs from computers. If a print job is received and printed here, it can be printed without the margin of about 10 cm being created at the paper leading edge.
  • Page 357: Cutting The Leading Edge Of Roll Paper Automatically

    Cutting the Leading Edge of Roll Paper Automatically iPF8400SE Paper cutting (to have the roll cut at your specified position) Press the Feed button. Press the ▼ button to advance the roll to the position for cutting. Press the Cut button. Press ▲...
  • Page 358 Cutting the Leading Edge of Roll Paper Automatically iPF8400SE • On (Preset Len) The amount to cut from the leading edge of the paper varies depending on the media type, and is cut to a prescribed length. For more information on the prescribed length, see the leading edge precut length in the Paper Reference Guide.
  • Page 359: Reducing Dust From Cutting Rolls

    Reducing Dust from Cutting Rolls iPF8400SE Reducing Dust from Cutting Rolls Reducing Dust from Cutting Rolls For media such as Backlit Film that are more likely to generate debris when cut, select CutDustReduct. > On in the Paper Menu of the Control Panel. This option reduces debris from cutting by printing black lines at the leading and trailing edges of documents.
  • Page 360: Handling Sheets

    Loading Sheets in the Printer iPF8400SE Handling sheets Handling sheets Loading Sheets in the Printer ............................ 360 Changing the Type of Paper ............................343 Printing From a Desired Starting Point ........................363 Removing Sheets ................................365 Clearing a Jammed Sheet ............................. 584 ➔...
  • Page 361 Loading Sheets in the Printer iPF8400SE • If any paper has been advanced that will not be used, a message is shown requesting you to remove it. Press ▲ or ▼ to select Yes, and then press the OK button. Remove the paper and go to the next step. Note Lift the Release Lever and open the Top Cover.
  • Page 362 Loading Sheets in the Printer iPF8400SE When inserted, sheets are automatically held by suction against the Platen. • Load a sheet so that it is parallel to the Paper Alignment Line at right (c). Loading paper askew will cause an error. (See "Paper loaded askew..") P.617 ➔...
  • Page 363: Printing From A Desired Starting Point

    Printing From a Desired Starting Point iPF8400SE • If a print job was received Pressing the OK button will advance the paper, and then printing will begin. • If no print job was received A menu for selection of the type of paper is shown on the Display Screen. Press ▲...
  • Page 364 Printing From a Desired Starting Point iPF8400SE Open the Top Cover and check the position where paper is loaded. To start printing from the current position, close the Top Cover. To reposition the paper, lift the Release Lever. Keeping the right edge of the paper aligned with the extended line of the paper alignment line (a) on the right side of the printer and the position from which to start printing aligned with the groove (b) at the far end of the platen, load the paper.
  • Page 365: Removing Sheets

    Removing Sheets iPF8400SE Lower the Release Lever and close the Top Cover. Removing Sheets Removing Sheets Remove sheets from the printer as follows. On the Tab Selection screen of the Control Panel, press ◀ or ▶ to select the Paper tab ( •...
  • Page 366 Removing Sheets iPF8400SE Open the Top Cover, lift the Release Lever, and re- move the sheet. Lower the Release Lever and close the Top Cover. User's Guide...
  • Page 367: Output Stacker

    Using the Output Stacker iPF8400SE Output Stacker Output Stacker Output Stacker ................................. 469 Using the Output Stacker ............................367 Storing the Output Stacker ............................369 Using the Output Stacker Using the Output Stacker The Output Stacker can be held at three positions, as shown. •...
  • Page 368 Using the Output Stacker iPF8400SE • When storing printed documents on the Output Stacker, always use it in position (1). If you do not, printed docu- ments may not be dropped into the Output Stacker, and the printed surface may become soiled. Important •...
  • Page 369: Storing The Output Stacker

    Storing the Output Stacker iPF8400SE Storing the Output Stacker Storing the Output Stacker The Output Stacker can be stored when performing large-format printing such as banners or if you will not use the Output Stacker for an extended period. When the Output Stacker is in the position used when stor- ing printed documents (a), lift the front Basket Rod gently to release the lock, lower the stacker toward the front (b), and push it all the way back until it stops.
  • Page 370: Media Configuration Tool (windows)

    In imagePROGRAF, the best printer settings for each paper are collected together in media information files in or- der to give the highest quality printing results. Settings for Canon genuine paper and Canon feed confirmed paper are provided by Canon in these media information files.
  • Page 371: Installation Procedures

    Therefore, the following procedure does not normally need to be Important performed. To install the Media Configuration Tool without using the User Software CD-ROM, such as when you have downloaded a new version of the Media Configuration Tool from the Canon website, use the following pro- cedure. •...
  • Page 372: Starting Method

    Starting Method iPF8400SE The Change Installation Location screen appears. Select the destination folder then click the Next button. The Installation Complete screen appears. Click the Finish button. This completes the installation of Media Configuration Tool. Starting Method Starting Method Follow the procedure below to start Media Configuration Tool. From the start menu go to All Programs >...
  • Page 373: Media Configuration Tool Main Window

    When this button is clicked, the Edit Media Types dialog box is displayed, which allows you to add media information files released by Canon to the printer control panel and printer driver. You can also change names, toggle between displaying and hiding, and delete added media types.
  • Page 374 For details on the procedure for adding media types, see "Adding Media Types." P.375 ➔ • To add media types, download the media information file (.amf file) in advance from the Canon website. Important • Rename Button To change the name on the printer control panel and the name in the printer driver for genuine paper and feed confirmed paper, select the paper to change and click this button.
  • Page 375: Adding Media Types

    Note Adding Media Types Adding Media Types Media information files (.amf files) released by Canon are registered in the printer control panel and printer driver. • Do not perform printing on the target printer while adding the media types. •...
  • Page 376 Adding Media Types iPF8400SE Open the folder that contains the media information files (.amf files). The names of the media information files contained in the selected folder are displayed in Media Informa- tion File in the Add Media Type dialog box. Select the check box for the paper you want to add and click the OK button.
  • Page 377: Changing Media Names

    Changing Media Names iPF8400SE The Confirm Update dialog box is displayed. Configure Update Target and click the Execute but- ton. Communication with the printer begins. • You should normally select Update the printer control panel and printer driver. Note • When setting a data to the printer that differs from the data to be updated, the selected media informa- tion file is updated.
  • Page 378 Changing Media Names iPF8400SE In the Media Type list, select the name to change. Click the Rename button. The Rename Media dialog box is displayed. Edit the names in Name in Printer Driver and Name on Control Panel and click the OK button. •...
  • Page 379: Deleting Media Types You Have Added

    Deleting Media Types You Have Added iPF8400SE • When setting a data to the printer that differs from the data to be updated, the selected media informa- tion file is updated. When you would like to remain the data that is set to the printer, click the Cancel Important button.
  • Page 380: Switching Media Types Display Show/hide

    Switching Media Types Display Show/Hide iPF8400SE In the Edit Media Types dialog box, click the Update button. The Confirm Update dialog box is displayed. Click the Execute button. Communication with the printer begins. • When setting a data to the printer that differs from the data to be updated, the selected media informa- tion file is updated.
  • Page 381 Switching Media Types Display Show/Hide iPF8400SE In the Media Type list, select the name of the media to switch off or on for display. Click the Show/Hide button. The selected paper is alternately shown or hidden. • You can select multiple paper. Note •...
  • Page 382: Changing The Display Order Of Media Types

    Changing the Display Order of Media Types iPF8400SE Click the OK button. Changing the Display Order of Media Types Changing the Display Order of Media Types Open the Edit Media Types dialog box. • For details on the procedure for opening the Edit Media Types dialog box, see "Editing Media Type Infor- mation for Genuine Paper and Feed Confirmed Paper."...
  • Page 383: Using Paper Other Than Genuine Paper And Feed Confirmed Paper

    Using Paper Other than Genuine Paper and Feed Confirmed Paper To add paper other than Canon genuine paper and feed confirmed paper to the printer control panel and printer driver, and export and import the media information file for that paper, click the Add and Edit Custom Paper but- ton in the Media Configuration Tool main window.
  • Page 384 Using Paper Other than Genuine Paper and Feed Confirmed Paper iPF8400SE • Added Custom Paper Added custom paper is displayed here. Name in Printer Driver • Added custom paper is displayed in the printer driver using this name. Name on Printer Control Panel •...
  • Page 385: Compatible Paper

    Changing the display order of media types displayed in the printer control panel and printer driver is performed from the Edit Media Types dialog box regardless of whether it is Canon genuine paper or custom paper. Refer to "Editing Media Type Information for Genuine Paper and Feed Confirmed Paper"...
  • Page 386 Select the category that you think is the closest to the custom paper you are adding. Important The media type names of the Canon genuine paper and feed confirmed paper within the selected category are shown in Media Type Name. Select the media type to use as the basis of the custom paper, and click the Next button.
  • Page 387 Add Custom Paper iPF8400SE • Depending on the selected standard paper, you might not be able to input the Name in Printer Driver and add the created custom paper to the printer driver. To use the custom paper in the printer driver, Note create it by changing the standard paper to another paper.
  • Page 388 Add Custom Paper iPF8400SE Configure the following settings as necessary, and then click the Next button. Setting Details Automatic Cutting Settings Configures the method for cutting roll paper when it is ejected after printing. • Automatic Cut:Roll paper is automatically cut by the cutter unit. •...
  • Page 389 Add Custom Paper iPF8400SE The Step 5: Configure the amount of ink used dia- log box is displayed. The upper limit on the amount of ink used to print to the custom paper is set on this screen by selecting from among several levels.
  • Page 390 Add Custom Paper iPF8400SE • Select the optimal ink level by referring to the help. • If you cannot obtain sufficiently high quality printing no matter which maximum ink usage level you select, Note use the Step 1: Select the standard paper dialog box to change the paper that is the basis of the cus- tom paper to another paper.
  • Page 391: Delete Custom Paper

    Delete Custom Paper iPF8400SE The Confirm Update dialog box is displayed. Confirm the updates and then click the Execute but- ton. The custom paper is added to the control panel of the printer and to the printer driver of the PC you are us- ing.
  • Page 392: Edit Custom Paper

    Edit Custom Paper iPF8400SE Edit Custom Paper Edit Custom Paper You can change the settings of custom paper you have already added. Open the Add and Edit Custom Paper dialog box. • For details on the procedure for opening the Add and Edit Custom Paper dialog box, see "Using Paper Other than Genuine Paper and Feed Confirmed Paper."...
  • Page 393: Import Custom Media Information

    Import Custom Media Information iPF8400SE Select the paper you want to export to media infor- mation file from the Added Custom Paper list and then click the Export button. • You can select multiple paper. Note Specify the location to save the Custom Media Infor- mation File.
  • Page 394: Warnings

    ➔ Warnings Warnings Take note of the following warnings when added custom paper other than Canon genuine paper and feed con- firmed paper to the printer driver and the printer itself. About the Cutter Depending on the paper, there are types that cannot be cut by the cutter unit, and types that speed deteriora- •...
  • Page 395: Checking The Update

    Checking the update iPF8400SE For thin paper of thickness 0.1mm or less: Set to Weakest • • If the printhead still rubs even after changing the Vacuum Strength, set the Head Height to be higher in the Step 5: Configure the amount of ink used dialog box. Note •...
  • Page 396 Checking the update iPF8400SE Check the value xx.xx (xxxx) of MIT DB Version. Check the value xx.xx (xxxx) of MIT in Settings/Adjustment Menu > Printer Info > System Info in the printer control panel. If the values in Steps 2 and 3 are the same, the update has been applied to the printer. User's Guide...
  • Page 397: Media Configuration Tool (mac Os)

    In imagePROGRAF, the best printer settings for each paper are collected together in media information files in or- der to give the highest quality printing results. Settings for Canon genuine paper and Canon feed confirmed paper are provided by Canon in these media information files.
  • Page 398: Procedures For Installing

    Important performed. To install the Media Configuration Tool without using the User Software CD-ROM, such as when you have downloaded a new version of the Media Configuration Tool from the Canon website, use the following pro- cedure. Double-click Canon iPFxxxx Series Media Configura- tion Tool.pkg to start the Media Configuration Tool instal-...
  • Page 399: Starting Method

    The iPFxxxx in the folder above will be the printer name in use. • Starting Method Starting Method Follow the procedure below to start the Media Configuration Tool. From the Applications menu > Canon Utilities >iPFxxxx Media Configuration Tool > MCTxxxx.app. User's Guide...
  • Page 400: Media Configuration Tool Main Window

    When this button is clicked, the Edit Media Types dialog box is displayed, which allows you to add media information files released by Canon to the printer control panel and printer driver. You can also change names, toggle between displaying and hiding, and delete added media types.
  • Page 401: Editing Media Type Information For Genuine Paper And Feed Confirmed Paper

    Editing Media Type Information for Genuine Paper and Feed Confirmed Paper iPF8400SE Refer to "Editing Media Type Information for Genuine Paper and Feed Confirmed Paper" for details on P.401 ➔ Add Genuine Paper. • Add and Edit Custom Paper button When this button is clicked, the Add and Edit Custom Paper dialog box is displayed, which allows you to added custom paper to the printer control panel and printer driver.
  • Page 402: Adding Media Types

    If a display name is displayed grayed out, that media type will not appear in the printer driver or printer panel. Adding Media Types Adding Media Types Media information files (.amf files) released by Canon are registered in the printer control panel and printer driver. Do not perform printing on the target printer while adding the media types. •...
  • Page 403 Adding Media Types iPF8400SE Open the Edit Media Types dialog box, and then click the Add button. • For details on the procedure for opening the Edit Media Types dialog box, see "Editing Media Type Infor- mation for Genuine Paper and Feed Confirmed Paper." P.401 ➔...
  • Page 404 Adding Media Types iPF8400SE The names of the media information files contained in the selected folder are displayed in Media Informa- tion File in the Add Media Type dialog box. Select the check box for the paper you want to add and click the OK button.
  • Page 405: Changing Media Names

    Changing Media Names iPF8400SE Click the OK button. Changing Media Names Changing Media Names Open the Edit Media Types dialog box. • For details on the procedure for opening the Edit Media Types dialog box, see "Editing Media Type Infor- mation for Genuine Paper and Feed Confirmed Paper."...
  • Page 406 Changing Media Names iPF8400SE In the Edit Media Types dialog box, click the Update button. The Confirm Update dialog box is displayed. Configure Update Target and click the Execute but- ton. Communication with the printer begins. • You should normally select Update the printer control panel and printer driver. Note •...
  • Page 407: Deleting Media Types You Have Added

    Deleting Media Types You Have Added iPF8400SE Deleting Media Types You Have Added Deleting Media Types You Have Added Open the Edit Media Types dialog box. • For details on the procedure for opening the Edit Media Types dialog box, see "Editing Media Type Infor- mation for Genuine Paper and Feed Confirmed Paper."...
  • Page 408: Switching Media Types Display Show/hide

    Switching Media Types Display Show/Hide iPF8400SE The Confirm Update dialog box is displayed. Click the Execute button. Communication with the printer begins. • When setting a data to the printer that differs from the data to be updated, the selected media informa- tion file is updated.
  • Page 409 Switching Media Types Display Show/Hide iPF8400SE In the Media Type list, select the name of the media to switch off or on for display. Click the Show/Hide button. The selected paper is alternately shown or hidden. • You can select multiple paper. •...
  • Page 410: Changing The Display Order Of Media Types

    Changing the Display Order of Media Types iPF8400SE Click the OK button. Changing the Display Order of Media Types Changing the Display Order of Media Types Open the Edit Media Types dialog box. • For details on the procedure for opening the Edit Media Types dialog box, see "Editing Media Type Infor- mation for Genuine Paper and Feed Confirmed Paper."...
  • Page 411: Using Paper Other Than Genuine Paper And Feed Confirmed Paper

    Using Paper Other than Genuine Paper and Feed Confirmed Paper To add paper other than Canon genuine paper and feed confirmed paper to the printer control panel and printer driver, and export and import the media information file for that paper, click the Add and Edit Custom Paper but- ton in the Media Configuration Tool main window.
  • Page 412 In the following screens, you cannot change the printer where media type information is to be updated. Note • Custom paper is paper other than Canon genuine paper and feed confirmed paper (paper that is detailed in the Paper Reference Guide). •...
  • Page 413: Compatible Paper

    Changing the display order of media types displayed in the printer control panel and printer driver is performed from the Edit Media Types dialog box regardless of whether it is Canon genuine paper or custom paper. Refer to "Editing Media Type Information for Genuine Paper and Feed Confirmed Paper"...
  • Page 414: Add Custom Paper

    In order to add new custom paper to the printer control panel and printer driver, first select the media type to use as the basis from among the Canon genuine paper and feed confirmed paper. Add this as custom paper after making various changes to the standard paper as necessary.
  • Page 415 Add Custom Paper iPF8400SE The media type names of the Canon genuine paper and feed confirmed paper within the selected category are shown in Media Type Name. Select the media type to use as the basis of the custom paper, and click the Next button.
  • Page 416 Add Custom Paper iPF8400SE The Step 3: Paper Source Settings dialog box is dis- played. Select the paper source where the custom pa- per is loaded and then click the OK button. The Step 4: Paper feed adjustment dialog box is displayed.
  • Page 417 Add Custom Paper iPF8400SE Setting Details Automatic Cutting Settings • User Cut:Cutting is not performed by the cutter unit. Cut the roll paper using scis- sors after each sheet. Select this for paper that cannot be cut by the cutter unit. Drying Time Specify the time that the printer waits for ink to dry, as needed.
  • Page 418 Add Custom Paper iPF8400SE The Test Print Settings dialog box is displayed. Select the print priority and print quality of the test print using Print Priority and Print Quality. Set the level to test print using Maximum ink usage and the image to use using Image used in test print, and then click the Start Print button.
  • Page 419 Add Custom Paper iPF8400SE Configure Head Height and Vacuum Strength as required and click the Next button. Usually, these do not need to be set. • If you set the Head Height lower than the automatically set height in parentheses ( ), check that the printhead does not rub against the paper.
  • Page 420: Delete Custom Paper

    Delete Custom Paper iPF8400SE Delete Custom Paper Delete Custom Paper You can delete custom paper that you have already added from printer control panel and from the printer driver of the PC you are using. Open the Add and Edit Custom Paper dialog box. •...
  • Page 421: Export Custom Media Information

    Export Custom Media Information iPF8400SE Select the paper you want to edit from the Added Custom Paper list and then click the Edit button. The View Settings dialog box is displayed. Follow the on-screen directions and change the set- tings as required. •...
  • Page 422: Import Custom Media Information

    Import Custom Media Information iPF8400SE • You can select multiple paper. Note Specify the location to save the Custom Media Infor- mation File. • You can change the file name by selecting and editing the File. A Custom Media Information File (.am1 file) is saved. Note Import Custom Media Information Import Custom Media Information...
  • Page 423: Warnings

    ➔ Warnings Warnings Take note of the following warnings when added custom paper other than Canon genuine paper and feed con- firmed paper to the printer driver and the printer itself. About the Cutter Depending on the paper, there are types that cannot be cut by the cutter unit, and types that speed deteriora- •...
  • Page 424 Warnings iPF8400SE For paper-based media such as Heavyweight Coated Paper: Set to Strong or Strongest • For film-based media such as CAD Tracing Paper: Set to Standard, Strong, or Strongest • For thin paper of thickness 0.1mm or less: Set to Weakest •...
  • Page 425: Checking The Update

    Checking the update iPF8400SE Checking the update Checking the update After updating the media information using the Media Configuration Tool, you can check whether the update has been applied to the printer in the control panel of the printer. Click the About button in the Media Configuration Tool main window to open the About dialog box. Check the value xx.xx (xxxx) of MIT DB Version.
  • Page 426 iPF8400SE User's Guide...
  • Page 427: Control Panel

    iPF8400SE User's Guide Basic Printing Workflow Enhanced Printing Options Windows Software Mac OS Software Handling and Use of Paper Control Panel Operations and Display Screen ............428 Printer Menu ..................437 Printer Parts Network Setting Print Job Management Adjustments for Better Print Quality Maintenance and Consumables Trouble