Canon imagePROGRAF iPF8300

Utilising our LUCIA EX 12-colour pigment ink system, the iPF8300 delivers exceptional print quality and unbeatable production versatility at sizes up to 44”.



  • 44” high quality prints
  • New LUCIA EX 12-colour pigment ink system
  • Designed for printing, proofing, design, advertising and retail applications
  • 80 GB hard disk
  • Added versatility with RIPS, media and workflows
  • Simple to learn and operate

Key advantages


Building on Canon’s reputation in the large format market, the iPF8300 delivers productive speeds, superb print quality, excellent reliability and exceptional versatility for graphics arts professionals. A built in 80 GB hard drive enables highly efficient printing of even highly complex jobs.

Stunning prints and proofs
Addressing the exacting needs of production and proofing environments as well as specialist photography applications, the iPF8300 incorporates LUCIA EX, Canon’s latest and most innovative 12-colour pigment ink system. This LUCIA EX pigment ink system is coupled with improved image processing technology to deliver a wide colour gamut, smooth graduations, less bronzing and prints that are highly scratch resistant.

The system also delivers enhanced black reproduction and graduation expression in dark areas, offering the exceptional print quality required for photo print applications.

Enhanced text and line accuracy as well as excellent colour homogeneity on a page, allows the printer to also function as an outstandingly precise proofing device.

Added productivity
The iPF8300 delivers deadline-beating results. “Hot swap” ink tanks can be changed during production and high maximum capacity of 700 ml allows for continuous, trouble-free results. An 80GB hard drive is also incorporated enabling highly efficient processing of even complex jobs.

Highly versatile
The iPF8300 provides excellent compatibility with ICC profile-based colour management systems (CMS). It is also designed to work seamlessly with numerous third party RIP vendors, supporting production, photography and proofing applications. And for maximum versatility, a wide diversity of media types are also supported.

Effortless operation
A large, bright and easy to read LCD screen makes operation easy.

Effective cost management
Built-in cost management software makes it easy to track the cost of jobs and enables ROI calculations to be made over time.

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Ink Type

Pigment ink, 12 colors (LUCIA): BK, MBK, C, M, Y, PC, PM, GY, PGY, R, G, B

Maximum Print Resolution

2,400 x 1,200 dpi

Dimensions, Weight

Main unit with Printer Stand and Basket 1,893 (W) x 975 (D) x 1,144 (H) mm;
Weight: approx. 143 kg (including Roll Holder Set; excluding ink and print heads)

Power Supply

Input power AC 100 - 240 V ?50 - 60 Hz)
Power consumption
Operation: 190 W or less
Standby power consumption 100 V - 120V 5 W or less
(At the low power mode) 220 V - 240 V 6 W or less
Power off (standby) 1 W or less

Operational Environment

Temperature: 15 - 30°C, Humidity: 10 - 80 % (Condensation free)

Acoustic Noise

Acoustic pressure:
Operation?approx. 50 dB (A) or less
Standby: 35 dB (A) or less
Acoustic power (LWAd): Operation?6.8 Bels or less

Operation Panel Display

Display Large LCD: 160 x 128 dots, LED x 5, Key x 13
Language on operation panel US-English, Japanese
Displayable Language on LCD US-English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Russian, Japanese (Kanji)

Hard Disk

2.5 inches, 80 GB


Hi Speed USB, Type: Built-in
Mode: Full Speed ?12 Mbit/sec?, High Speed ?480 Mbit/sec?, Bulk transfer
Connector Type: Series B (4 pins)


Type: Built-in
Standard: IEEE 802.3 10base-T
IEEE 802.3u 100base-TX?/ IEEE 802.3ab 1000base-T / Auto-Negotiation / IEEE 802.3x Full Duplex
Protocol: IPX/SPX ?Netware 4.2?J?, 5.1?J?, 6.0 (J)?
SNMP ?Canon-MIB?, HTTP, TCP/IP (IPv4/IPv6), AppleTalk





Bubble-jet on demand

Head Configuration

6 colours integrated type (6 chips per print head x 2 print heads)

Nozzle Pitch

1200 dpi x 2

Nozzle per chip

2,560 nozzles x 6 colours, 2 print heads

Droplet size




PFI-304 (330 ml): BK, MBK, C, M, Y, PC, PM, GY, PGY, R, G, B
PFI-704 (700 ml): BK, MBK, C, M, Y, PC, PM, GY, PGY, R, G, B


Roll Paper

One Roll, Front-loading, Front Output

Cut sheet

Front-loading, Front Output (Manual feed using media locking lever)

Media Type

Plain Paper
Premium Plain Paper
Coated Paper
Heavyweight Coated Paper
Premium Matte Paper
Glossy Photo Paper
Semi-Glossy Photo Paper
Premium Glossy Paper
Premium Semi-Glossy Paper
Backlit Film
Backlit Film HG
Backprint Film
Flame-Resistant Cloth
Fine Art Photo
Fine Art Heavyweight Photo
Fine Art Textured
Canvas Matte
Matte Coated Paper
Glossy Photographic Paper
Satin Photographic Paper
HW Glossy Photo Paper
HW Satin Photo Paper
Commercial Proofing Paper
Glossy Photographic Paper
Satin Photographic Paper
Uni Opaque Backlit Film
Roll-Up Film
Artistic Matte Canvas
Artistic Satin Canvas
Scrim Banner Vinyl
Adhesive Matte Vinyl
Standard Paper
Matt Coated Paper
Extra Matt Coated Paper
Opaque Paper
Hi Res Graphic Paper
Photo paper Pearl
Glossy Proofing Paper
Semiglossy Proofing Paper
Semiglossy Proofing Paper
Hi Res Barrier Paper
Scrim Banner
Water Res Art Canvas
Adhesive Matt Vinyl Stretch

Media size

Roll paper (Width) ISO A3, A2, A1, A0
JIS B2, B1, B0
ARCH 24", 30", 36"
Others 10", 14", 16", 17", 42", 44"
Cut sheet ISO A4, A3, A3+, A2, A2+, A1, B4, B3, B2, B1, B0
DIN C4, C3, C2, C1, C0
JIS B4, B3, B2, B1, B0
ANSI 8.5 x 11", 8.5 x 14", 11 x 17", 13 x 19", 17 x 22", 22 x 34", 28 x 40", 34 x 44"
ARCH 9 x 12", 12 x 18", 18 x 24", 24 x 36", 26 x 38", 27 x 39", 30 x 42", 36 x 48"
Photo 20 x 24", 18 x 22", 14 x 17", 12 x 16", 10 x 12", 10 x 15", 8 x 10", 16 x 20" (US Photo size)
Poster 20 x 30", 30 x 40", 42 x 60", 44 x 62", 300 x 900 mm
Others 13 x 22"

Media Thickness

Roll paper 0.07 - 0.8 mm
Cut sheet 0.07 - 0.8 mm

Maximum outside diameter of Roll Paper

150.0 mm or less

Media Core Size

Internal diameter of roll core: 2" / 3"

Media Width

Roll paper 254 - 1117.6 mm
Cut sheet Manual feed from top 203.2 mm - 1117.6 mm

Minimal Printable Paper Length

203.2 mm

Maximum Printable Paper Length

Roll paper 18 m (Varies according to the OS and application)
Cut sheet 1.6 m

Margins (Top, Bottoms, Sides)

Recommended area Roll paper : Top: 20 mm, Bottom: 5 mm, Left/Right: 5 mm
Cut Sheet : Top: 20 mm, Bottom: 23 mm, Side: 5 mm
Printable area Roll paper : Top: 3 mm, Bottom: 3 mm, Left/Right: 3 mm
Roll paper Top: 5 mm, Bottom: 5 mm, Side: 5 mm
Roll paper ?borderless print? Top: 0 mm, Bottom: 0 mm, Side: 0 mm
Cut Sheet Top: 5 mm, Bottom: 23 mm, Side: 5 mm

Media Width for Borderless Printing

515 mm (JIS B2), 1,030 mm (JIS B0), 594 mm (ISO A1), 841 mm (ISO A0), 10", 14", 17", 24", 36", 42", 44"


Media Take up Unit


Roll Holder Set



Ink Tank

PFI-304 (330 ml): BK, MBK, C, M, Y, PC, PM, GY, PGY, R, G, B
PFI-704 (700 ml): BK, MBK, C, M, Y, PC, PM, GY, PGY, R, G, B

Print Head


Cutter Blade


Maintenance Cartridge


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