Adding Custom Media Types with the Canon Media Configuration Tool | LexJet Blog

Adding Custom Media Types with the Canon Media Configuration Tool

Creating custom media types for large format inkjet printingWhen printing to Canon imagePROGRAF iPF6400, iPF6450, iPF8400, iPF9400 and iPF9400S large format inkjet printers you need to make sure that you are using the correct ICC Profile and Media Type. Both are available for download at

The Canon Media Configuration Tool for these printers allows you to add custom media types for third-party media. Importing a custom media type offers users several advantages over selecting a generic media type. It allows the following information to be built into the media type file:

  • Paper Feed Adjustment (especially important with canvas)
  • Roll paper settings like automatic cutting, drying time and borderless printing
  • Ink limits, vacuum strength and head height (all important in telling the printer how to lay down ink)

In this new version you can also import multiple media types at one time. Additionally, if you have already installed a media type on the printer with one computer, you can install the media type in the software on another computer without updating the printer again which is a timesaver.

In the video below you will learn how to import custom media types with the Canon Media Configuration Tool. If you have any questions about this or importing custom media types for other printers, please give us a call at 800-453-9538…

Regan has been involved in the sign and wide format digital printing industries for the past two decades as an editor, writer and pundit. With a degree in journalism from the University of Houston, Regan has reported on the full evolution of the inkjet printing industry since the first digital printers began appearing on the scene.

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