The imagePROGRAF iPF6450 24-inch large format printer was designed for professionals in the graphic, fine art, photography and proofing markets that seek the highest possible standards for quality-control and image reproduction. An incredibly large colour spectrum is produced by the 12-colour LUCIA EX pigment ink set, which also provides better scratch resistance and smoother gradations. The new Multi-sensor included with this printer provides improved colour density detection and allows for a full calibration to be completed within 15 minutes, with the ability to use non-Canon branded media. A new colour Calibration Management System allows for colour calibration targets to be created using the iPF6450 with optional spectrophotometer and shared across all new iPFX400 12-colour printers, and the included software allows for all printers on the network to be monitored from one central location. The printer supports ink tank sizes of 130ml and for the first time, 300ml, and the new sub-ink tank keeps some ink in reserve to allow for tanks to be changed without interrupting a print. In the printer’s highest print mode, the order of ink application and layering is optimized to maintain the highest print quality with fewer passes, making this mode twice as fast compared to previous models. The iPF6450 is also equipped with a large 250GB hard drive, geared to increase productivity in high volume printing and streamlined workflows, while allowing for faster processing of large files as well as the ability to reprint jobs directly from the printer.
As an optional add-on to the iPF6450, the SU-21 Spectrophotometer features a scan speed of 10 inches per second and can accommodate media of different thicknesses (Canon or non-Canon branded) thanks to the mobile carriage the device is placed on, which attaches right onto the front of the printer. The device also includes a user-switchable UV blocking filter that can be switched on and off according to paper type, eliminating the need to purchase individual sensors. To expand printing options and capabilities, the iPF6450 printer comes bundled with a Print Plug-in for Adobe Photoshop, Digital Photo Professional, and Microsoft Office. The enhanced Print Plug-in for Adobe Photoshop includes a new Adjustment Pattern Setting which allows for multiples of an image to be printed at once with different colour values implemented and displayed. Gallery wraps for canvas prints can now be created using the new Gallery Wrap Feature. To improve versatility, the iPF6450 has a media configuration tool which allows customers to not only utilize existing Canon-branded media, but also with third party media. Designed for efficiency, reliability, and above all quality, the iPF6450 is the professional’s answer to superior quality large format prints.
- Key Features
- All Features
- Ink & Media
- Drivers & Support
Number of Inks
LUCIA EX Pigment
130ml / 300ml
Media Roll Feed
LUCIA EX Ink Set
Canon's LUCIA EX Ink set is designed for dramatic photographic expression and detailed colour reproduction for exacting proofing applications. This 12-colour ink set offers a brilliant range of vibrant colours, smooth gradations and transitions, with incredibly fine details. This specially formulated ink also offers better scratch resistance, superb black reproduction and exceptional colour stability compared to its predecessor. Combined with the printer's technologies, the LUCIA EX inks have the ability to satisfy the demanding needs of the Photographic, Fine Art, Proofing and Graphics professionals. The LUCIA EX Ink system excels in reproducing colours in the blue, red, purple, yellow and green spectral ranges, providing an exceptionally large colour gamut. Vibrant, rich colours with unsurpassed detail and crisp, clean monotone images make this ink set essential for incredible photo quality output.
Optional SU-21 Spectrophotometer
As an optional add-on to the iPF6450 printer, the spectrophotometer is essential for anyone who is looking for efficiency in the proofing industry. This easy to install solution attaches right onto the front of the iPF6450 printer and brings superb image quality that you'd expect from a Canon imagePROGRAF printer to the next level.
The Spectrophotometer device includes:
• A fully automated mobile carriage for the sensor, allowing for media of different thicknesses to be loaded and used with this device.
• Unique to Canon's device is a specialized single piece backing plate that has both black and white stripes on it and is user switchable!
• User-switchable UV blocking filter that can be switched on and off according to paper type; no need to purchase individual sensors to respond to each paper type.
• Scan Speed of 10 inches per second.
• The ability to generate colour calibration charts is possible for 3rd Party Media, allowing users to expand their workflow options.
• 2010 XRGA measurement standard compliance.
Colour Calibration Management System
The colour Calibration Management Console is included for the centralized management of networked printers in a system from one easy to use software tool. This unique feature enables colour calibration targets created using the iPF6450 printer with optional spectrophotometer to be linked across the entire line of new 12 colour imagePROGRAF devices. A printer's administrator can monitor and manage each printer in a remote location. Linking colour calibration targets among multiple printers allows colour calibration for custom media to be performed on printers not equipped with a Spectrophotometer Unit.
This new printer includes an upgraded, built-in colour densitometer that's designed to offer even more precise calibration and colour matching. Using a three-colour LED and a newly developed condenser lens the sensor enables accurate recalibration of the device, allowing users to maintain a low average printer-to-printer colour difference. Automatic colour calibration is finished quickly after a few simple steps on the printer's operation panel. A single colour calibration performed with one type of media can be applied to media in all printing modes.
High Speed Printing with Fewer Passes
In highest print mode, the order of ink application and layering is optimized to maintain the highest print quality with fewer passes, making this mode twice as fast compared to previous models. In high and standard print modes, print density within a single pass of the heads is optimized to reduce unevenness and support fewer passes as well.
New Tint and Tone Adjustments
The new tint and tone controls over the four monochromatic shades allow a user to create even more expressive blacks with smoother gradations - especially in dark areas. Found in both the Printer Driver and Print Plug-in for Adobe Photoshop, the new tone control in the monochrome photo mode includes adjustments for:
• Soft Tone
• Middle Tone
• Medium Hard Tone
• Hard Tone
• Strong Hard Tone
A tint control has also been added to the Print Plug-in for Photoshop. This new option gives users the ability to affect the white space on an image. By adding monochromatic ink to an images' white space, the user can improve gloss control in a black and white image, allowing them greater control on how their final printed output will appear.
Large Ink Tank Capacity
The iPF6450 supports 130 ml ink tank sizes, and offers an option for large 300 ml ink tanks. Ink tank replacement becomes less frequent and users with higher printing volumes can enjoy greater productivity.
Sub Ink Tank System
An ink tank system designed for uninterrupted printing even during tank replacement that has already been featured on the current 44 and 60 inch models, is now available on a 24 inch, 12-colour printer for the first time. The iPF6450 keeps some ink in reserve in its sub ink tanks so that even when the tanks themselves run out of ink, printing can continue without interruption and the tanks can be replaced on the fly.
250GB Hard Drive
A built-in 250GB hard drive within the printer increases productivity by relieving workload from the host PC, while providing a large capacity for print job data storage and retrieval. This 250GB hard drive enables job data to be stored in protected mailboxes for easy access via web browser or at the printer for job re-printing. The embedded hard disk is ideal for medium to large workgroups to share a printer efficiently with multiple users, offering sample job storage space. To ensure security of your files, there are is a quick erase mode, high-speed mode, and a secure erase mode which meets to U.S. Department of Defense requirements (DoD5022.22-M Compliant) for erasure of disk media.
Gigabit Ethernet Support
Fast data transfer will help exceptionally high measures of productivity.
Enhanced Print Plug-in for Adobe Photoshop
This export module allows 16-bit image processing, preserving the expanded colour spectrum and high gradation of the file. The Print plug-in also reduces the possibility of incorrect settings, by providing an integrated interface for print settings in Photoshop and the printer driver, enabling efficient production.
The new Adjustment Pattern Setting feature allows for multiples of an image to be printed with different colour settings in order to choose the colour that most closely matches what you need.The following new or enhanced features are provided in the Print Plug-In for Photoshop:
• Adjustment Pattern Setting
• Adobe CMM support
• Proof printing support
• Support for commercial profile creation tools
Gallery Wrap Feature
This new creative tool can be accessed via Adobe Photoshop and allows users to easily create gallery wrap prints for framing, as well as creative options that will expand output possibilities.
• Crop Marks: These lines are a guide for folding the paper for mounting.
• Edge Lines: The area outside these lines is the area that gets folded around to the back of the canvas. (Not actually displayed or printed).
• Blue Lines: The area within these lines is the area that appears on the front surface of the canvas when mounted. (not actually printed).
• Canvas Thickness: This area becomes the sides of the canvas when mounted.
• Amount of Extension: This is the region that is printed protruding excessively in order to prevent white areas appearing on the sides of the canvas.
You can choose the effect you would like on the canvas that would be wrapped on the frame.
• Image: Wraps the image to the canvas sides.
• Soft Image: Performs Gaussian filtering on the image on the canvas sides.
• Reflection: Reflects the image on the canvas sides.
• Soft Reflection: Reflects the image on the canvas sides and performs Gaussian filtering.
• White, Black or Colour Makes the canvas sides white, Black or a custom colour.
Media Configuration Tool
Recognizing the expanding array of media options for large format printers and to further improve the versatility of these new imagePROGRAF models, Canon has developed a Media Configuration Tool, which allows customers to not only utilize Canon-branded media, but provides the ability to make adjustments to printer settings to enhance the precision and quality of output achieved with third party media. Settings that can be configured using media parameter adjustment features include:
• Media weight and thickness
• Ink drying
• Automatic cutting settings
• Borderless printing
• Paper feed amount
• Print-head height
• Vacuum strength
• Maximum ink usage
Print Plug in for Digital Photo Professional
This export module allow users to directly process and print RAW image files from DPP This plug-in bypasses the operating system's dependent print driver, allowing processing of 16-bit RGB images directly, which dramatically increases gradations and as a result, overall image quality.
• Full screen preview
• More print quality selections
• Categorized paper type view
• Roll paper layout
• Bi-cubic enlargement
Tracks how much ink and media is being consumed when printing. Costs can be assigned to ink and paper to determine expenses based on "Cost of goods". The user can also input a variable cost that will be added to the total of the print cost. The data is exportable to a .csv format for Microsoft Excel so the data can be used for billing purposes.
• Job Cost (ink, Media and variable cost inputted by user)
• Ink Consumed per Job*
• Media Consumed per Job
• Job Completion time
*Ink usage is estimate, and error tolerance is ±15%
Print Plug in for Microsoft Office
This utility makes it easy to print large-format documents created in Microsoft Word, Excel, or PowerPoint. The Plug-in appears in a tool bar inside the Microsoft application and has an easy-to-follow "Wizard". The Plug-in will bypass the printer driver to simplify the printing process. A few simple steps convert your 8.5" x 11" office document to poster size.
Canon's included PosterArtist Lite poster creation software gives users the ability to quickly and easily create professional large format prints. Users simply follow the program's four (4) easy steps to create posters that can be used in applications such as Office presentation, Trade shows, Retail Signage, and much, much more. The PosterArtist QuickCopy feature provides an easy solution for a CanoScan desktop scanner to be used as a copier, making letter-size flyers and documents into full-size posters with a touch of a button.
For those with more demanding poster creation needs, Canon's optional PosterArtist offers advanced features such as Auto Design, Variable Data, and in-application image editing features, as well as additional templates, royalty-free photos, and clip art. The built-in weblink feature in PosterArtist Lite links users directly to the PosterArtist website for useful hints and tips, and even more free contents for download.
- Printer Type
- 12-Colour 24-inch Printer
- Number of Nozzles
- Total: 30,720
All Colours: 2,560 nozzles each
- Nozzle Pitch
- 1,200 dpi
- Nozzle Recovery System
- Non-firing nozzle detection and compensation
- Print Resolution (Up to)
- 2,400 x 1,200 dpi (Max)
- OS Compatibility
- Windows® (XP/Vista 32/64bit/Windows 7 32/64bit)
- Standard Interfaces
- USB 2.0 High-Speed
- Ink Droplet Size
- 4 picoliter
- Ink Capacity
- 130ml/300ml per colour2
- Ink Type
- LUCIA EX Ink (Pigment based)
- Colour Set
- Cyan, Photo Cyan, Magenta, Photo Magenta, Yellow, Black, Matte Black, Red, Green. Blue, Gray, Photo Gray
- Buffer Ram
- 384 MB
- Hard Drive
- 250 GB
- Media Width
- Cut Sheet: 8" - 24"
- Media Thickness
- Top Loading Manual Feed: 0.07 - 0.8mm (3.2 - 31.4mil)
Front Loading Manual Feed: 0.5 - 1.5mm (19.6 - 59.0mil)
Roll: 0.07 - 0.8mm (3.2 - 31.4mil)
- Maximum Roll Print Length
- 59 Feet (18 meters)3
- Maximum Media Roll Diameter
- 5.9" (150mm)
- Borderless Printing Width
- 10" (254 mm), B4 (257 mm), A3+ (329 mm), 14" (356 mm), 16" (407 mm), A2 (420 mm), A2+/17" (432 mm), B2 (515 mm), A1 (594 mm), 24" (610 mm)
- Paper Feed Method
- Roll Feed: One Roll, front output
Top Loading Manual Feed: One sheet, front output
Front Loading Manual Feed: One sheet, front output
- GARO (Canon Proprietary)
- Noise Level Approx
- Operation: 47 dB (A) or less
Acoustic Power: Approx. 6.4 Bels or less
- Physical Dimensions
- 39.4" (H) x 48.3" (W) x 34.3" (D)
- Approximately 154 lbs. with stand
- Power Source
- AC-100-240V (50-60Hz)
- Power Consumption
- Maximum: 100W or less
Standby: 6W or less
Power Off: .5W or less (Compliant with Executive Order)
- Operating Environment
- Temperature: 59°-86° F (15°-30° C)
Relative Humidity - 10-80% (No Condensation)
- User-replaceable items
- Print Head (PF-05)
Maintenance Cartridge (MC-16)
Ink Tanks (PFI-106, PFI-206)
- Software Included
- Canon Printer Driver, Print Plug-in for Adobe Photoshop. Print Plug-in for Digital Photo Professional, PosterArtist Lite (PC Only), Printer Driver Extra Kit (Free Layout, Colour imageRUNNER Enlargement Copy, Advanced Preview), Print Plug-in for Microsoft® Word/Excel/PowerPoint (PC only), Accounting Manager, Gallery Wrap Feature,
- Optional SU-21 Spectrophotometer
- Model: X-Rite SU-21
Colour Measurement Width: 480mm
Max. Media Thickness: 0.50mm
XRGA Compliant: Yes
ISO 13655 Compliant: Yes
User Switchable UV Filter: Yes
White/Black Backing: Included on one strip
Support for Third Party RIPS: Most leading Third Party RIPS
Canon Genuine Inks
Canon genuine inks are developed to optimize the performance of the imagePROGRAF lineup. Expertly engineered, they provide top performance, reliability, and optimum output. Lucia EX and Lucia pigment inks were designed to produce images with accurate colour reproduction, smooth gradations, and sharp details. Reactive inks have been formulated to print highly accurate and detailed AEC/CAD/GIS documents, enabling colour output with clear fine lines and details, and increased print durability.
Large Format Media
Canon media is designed to showcase the precision, quality, and consistency of the imagePROGRAF large format printer lineup. Whether it’s high-quality gallery-ready artwork or everyday printing, Canon offers over 50 types of media to choose from to fit your quality, productivity, and budget requirements.
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1. For imagePROGRAF Printer Driver. For printing from PostScript applications such as Adobe Illustrator or QuarkXpress, please use a PostScript compatible RIP package. For a list of Canon recommended RIP packages, please consult with Canon Alliance and Industry Market list of RIP vendors.
2. The starter ink tanks initially packaged with the printer are not the same capacity as the replacement ink tanks specified here.
3. The maximum printable length varies depending on the application, OS, and RIP used
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