VIDEOS: Top Tips for Using Canon’s iPF Series Print Plug-in

Today’s tips and tricks blog relates to printing shortcuts for the Canon iPF Series Print Plug-in. We created a series of quick videos to walk you through each process, which include universal page set ups, setting paper presets, using the adjustment pattern setting and printing borderless and with no spaces.

Universal Page Set Ups: Get away from doing a different page set up for every image printed.  This tip is particularly helpful when using roll media through any Canon printer.  When you are using the “No Spaces Top or Bottom” button you can make Universal Page sizes for the common roll widths you use.  Watch this video to see how.

Setting Up a Paper Preset: Learn how to create presets for your materials.  If you are switching between several different products like canvas to photo paper to banner, you can set individual one-click presets for each one.  Watch this video to learn more.

Using the Print Adjustment Pattern:  Have you had your image come out too dark, too magenta or in any way different than what appears on your screen? Use this tool to help you dial it in so that adjustments made can be used for any print moving forward without adjusting your actual file attributes.  Here’s a video to help you.

Use Borderless and No Spaces: Eliminate space on the top or bottom to produce a print that is trimmed all four sides borderless. Here’s how.

Save a Bundle with November Printer Rebate Deals

There’s no shortage of printer specials this month, thanks to instant and mail-in rebates, reduced pricing, combo deals and SGIA specials from our friends at Canon, Epson and HP. The offers listed below are valid through Nov. 30, 2015, unless otherwise noted.

EPSON Instant Rebates:

Our lowest-ever pricing is now available, while supplies last, on the SureColor S30675, 64-inch; SureColor S50675, 64-inch; and SureColor S70675, 64-inch. Includes one-year onsite service and one-year extended service contracts for a total of two-year’s coverage with the option to purchase a third year. Please call LexJet at 800-453-9538 to take advantage of this special pricing before supplies are gone.

Get Up to $1,200 in Mail-In Rebates on Canon Printers

Among our many printer rebates this month are four mail-in offers for Canon imagePROGRAF printers that have been extended through Sept. 30.

Check out the video above to learn more about the print and layout plug-ins offered by Canon, as well as how to achieve up to a 115% return on your initial investment on an imagePROGRAF printer.

Has Your Canon Print Head Warranty Expired?

Checking the warranty left on your Canon imagePROGRAF print heads is as easy as opening an Internet browser window.

As you’ll see in the video above, simply input your printer’s IP address in the browser URL bar, and you’ll be led to a Remote UI page, which contains lots of useful info.

Follow the step-by-step directions in the video to see how much time you have left on your print head warranty, so you’ll know when it’s time to replace them.

How to Install Canon’s Media Take-up Unit for Production Printing

Canon’s Media Take-up Unit for its 44″ and 60″ wide format printers offer some helpful workflow advantages for those users printing longer runs.

Installing the media take-up unit on Canon printersWhile the 60″ models come standard with the Media Take-up Unit, owners of a 44″ model can purchase one and add it to their existing unit.

In the video embedded below, learn how to install a Media Take-up Unit.

Check back soon for a new video on how to use the Media Take-up Unit with your Canon imagePROGRAF printer. 

Printing through the Canon Print Plug-In for Photoshop

How to print through Photoshop with Canon Print Plug-InOne of the great features about Canon imagePROGRAF printers is the ability to print through the Print Plug-In for Photoshop. Printing through this software simplifies the printing process while reducing some of the steps that are required when printing through the printer driver.

In this video you will learn the steps for printing through Canon’s Print Plug-In for Photoshop. Future related videos will include:

  • Borderless printing through the imagePROGRAF Print Plug-In for Photoshop
  • Printing through Photoshop and the Canon printer driver for both Mac and PC
  • Using Canon’s Job Accounting Software – PC only for the iPF6300, iPF6350, and iPF8300

Related videos:

Borderless printing through the Canon Plug-In for Photoshop
Printing through Photoshop and the Canon driver
How to use Canon’s Accounting Manager software
How to import custom media types for Canon inkjet printers