Get up to $2,500 Cash Back on Canon’s New Printers through December

New large format inkjet printersCanon announced its Q4 mail-in and trade-in rebates on its next-generation imagePROGRAF larger-format inkjet printers: the iPF6400, iPF6450, iPF8400, iPF9400 and iPF9400S. From now until Dec. 15 you can take advantage of mail-in and trade-in rebates, which can be combined:

  • iPF6400: $300 trade-in rebate (must include a photo of any 17″ or wider printer), plus a $300 mail-in rebate
  • iPF6450: $500 trade-in rebate (must include a photo of any 17″ or wider printer), plus a $350 mail-in rebate
  • iPF8400: $800 trade-in rebate (must include a photo of any 36″ or wider printer), plus a $1,000 mail-in rebate
  • iPF9400: $1,000 trade-in rebate (must include a photo of any 36″ or wider printer), plus a $1,500 mail-in rebate
  • iPF9400S: $1,000 trade-in rebate (must include a photo of any 36″ or wider printer)

And, while supplies last, there are also ongoing trade-in and mail-in rebates on Canon’s other printers:  $300 on the iPF6300, iPF6350, and iPF8300S; $880 on the iPF8300; and $1,200 on the iPF9000S and iPF9100. For trade-in eligibility you must have a 17” or wider printer for the 24” Canon printers, or a 36” or wider printer for the 44” or 60” Canon machines.

Mail-in rebates include $350 for the Canon iPF5100, $500 for the iPF6300, $1,000 for the iPF6350, $1,000 for the iPF8300 and $3,200 for the iPF9100. The trade-in and mail-in rebates on these printers can be combined where applicable.

For complete rebate terms, go to and pick up a claim form online at

For more information about the rebates and special bundle deals, contact a LexJet customer specialist at 800-453-9538.

Track Printing Costs with Canon’s Accounting Manager Software

Accounting manager software Canon printersThe Accounting Manager software included with the Canon iPF6300, iPF6350 and iPF8300 is a powerful utility that allows you to track printing costs down to the penny. Once set up, the software tracks the amount of media and ink used for each individual job and provides you with the cost for that job. This information can even be exported to Microsoft Excel for long term cost tracking.

The Accounting Manager software is only available for PC users. However, if you are running a Mac and your printer is networked, you can still use this software from a PC on the network.

In the video below, you will learn how to access, set up, and track your printing costs for jobs printed on the iPF6300, iPF6350, and iPF8300.

Printing through Photoshop and the Canon Driver

Print with Photoshop through Canon driverFor those users who do not want to utilize the easy-to-use Canon Print Plug-In for Photoshop, detailed in yesterday’s post, you can use the traditional method of printing with Photoshop through the Canon printer driver.

In the two videos below, you will learn the workflow for printing to a Canon imagePROGRAF printer from Photoshop through the Canon printer driver using a Mac or PC in that order.

Related videos:
Borderless printing through Photoshop and the Canon printer driver using a Mac or a PC
Using Canon’s Job Accounting Software – PC only for the iPF6300, iPF6350, and iPF8300
Printing through the Canon Print Plug-In for Photoshop
Importing custom media types for Canon iPF inkjet printers

How to Import Custom Media Types for Canon iPF Inkjet Printers

Import custom media types ICC profiles Canon inkjet printer

When printing to Canon imagePROGRAF iPF6300, iPF6350 or iPF8300 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 three 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, vaccum strength and head height (all important in telling the printer how to lay down ink)

In the videos below you will learn how to import custom media types with the Canon Media Configuration Tool using a PC and Mac. If you have any questions about this or importing custom media types for other printers, please give us a call…

How to Perform a Head Cleaning on a Canon Inkjet Printer

A couple of days ago we posted a video that shows how to do a nozzle check on a Canon large format inkjet printer, which is the same process for the Canon iPF5100, iPF6100, iPF8000S, iPF9000S and iPF9100 printers.

As mentioned in the previous post, we promised a follow-up video showing how to perform a head cleaning on the Canon printers, which is the next step if you identify a problem with the nozzle check. It’s important to note that you should only perform a head cleaning if you find an issue through the nozzle check; a head cleaning should always be preceded by a nozzle check.

After you perform a head cleaning, always follow up with a nozzle check to make sure it worked. If it didn’t, repeat the process. If you go through the nozzle check/head cleaning process about five or six times there’s likely something else wrong. However, this is very unusual and the printer will almost always let you know if the printheads need to be replaced (click here to see the video on how to replace printheads).

Most of the processes detailed in the videos, including the nozzle check and head cleaning, are not quite the same for the latest generation of Canon printers – the iPF6300, iPF6350 and the iPF8300. They use the same menu options, but the path to get there is slightly different. We’re working on these and will let you know when they’re available.

If you have any questions or need help troubleshooting anything, give us a call.