Canon iPF655

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24" Wide - 5 Colour Printer

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The 24" imagePROGRAF iPF655 is an exceptional large format printing solution with a small footprint, suited for the education and general-use markets, with the versatility to meet the demands of architects and engineers.

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With incredibly high resolutions, and an 80GB hard drive, the iPF655 is an ideal solution for any environment with a need for printing full-color signs, posters, drawings, and other large-format graphics quickly, effortlessly, and with remarkable detail.

A totally revamped, environmentally-conscious design with fully front-accessible operations allows for outstanding ease-of-use and flush wall installation in any environment. From loading paper to navigating through an intuitive designed control panel, the iPF655 simplifies large format printing. And with accounting functionality, a sub-ink tank system, and Gigabit Ethernet support, this printer achieves exceptionally high measures of productivity. Combined with its impressive speed, precision, and high quality output, the imagePROGRAF iPF655 is the premier printing solution for the technical documents market.


• High-Speed Printing: L-COA processor

Space-saving, Environmentally-conscious Design

• Productivity: Print Longer without Interruption

Precision Printing: High-Density PF-04 Print Head


Print Job Accounting Manager

Economy Print Mode

Reactive Ink System

HDI Driver

Canon Printer Driver

PosterArtist Lite

Print Plug-in for Microsoft Office

High-Speed Printing: L-COA processor Output a D-size (24"x36") drawing in approximately 28 seconds*. When you need to keep projects moving forward and meet deadlines, this kind of speed is critical. Powering these incredible print speeds is Canon's L-COA (Large Format Printer COmmon Architecture) print controller, driving the imagePROGRAF print engine to lay down ink with exceptional speed and precision. This unique, high-speed processor enables the print system to process large volumes of data while optimizing output of complex high-color GIS images and architectural renderings for maximum readability and color accuracy.
*When printing in fast mode on plain paper. Includes paper-cutting time.

Space-saving, Environmentally-conscious DesignThis printer was designed to be space-saving and environmentally conscious. This printer carries a small footprint with fully front-accessible operation for flush wall installation that fits into almost any environment. And loading roll media is simple with built-in loading guide rails and an automatic roll feeder. Made with less plastic, and reduced CO2 emissions, this model has earned ENERGY STAR qualification, and draws only 140 watts of power during use.

Productivity: Print Longer without Interruption Canon's unique sub-ink tank system means you can replace ink on-the-fly without stopping the printer. For long print runs, a high-capacity media basket comes standard with this printer. And its highly durable self-propelled dual rotary cutter allows for even faster printing of multi-page jobs.

Precision Printing: High-Density PF-04 Print Head Engineered for speed and advanced image production, this printer boasts Canon's latest print-head technology to lay down ink with unprecedented speed and accuracy. The new PF-04 print head incorporates a new nozzle shape to reduce satellite ink, producing cleaner lines and text, and minimizing mist. The high-precision, high-density print head, with a total of 15,360 nozzles, lays down 4 picoliter-size ink droplets that produce sharp detail and excellent image quality. The result is consistently accurate 2400 x 1200 dpi output with fine lines that are accurate to ±0.10% and as thin as 0.02mm.

80GB Hard Drive A built-in 80GB 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 80GB 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 ample job storage space.

Print Job Accounting Manager Keep track of costs and allocate consumable expenses to projects more easily with the Print Job Accounting function. This management tool allows you to track print jobs by user to calculate ink and media costs, and the number of pages printed.
Accounting features:

Auto Rotation

Auto Nesting

Log Recording Time

Job Name

Client Job ID

Client Job Submission Time

Job Execution Time

Job Completion Time

Job Completion State

Ink consumption per job*

Media Type

Number of completed pages

Media consumption area per job

Extended Media type


* Ink usage is estimate, and error tolerance is ±15%

Economy Print Mode Reduce total ink consumption by utilizing the Economy Print Mode for producing draft prints on select media. This feature regulates the use of all inks to produce quick check plots while minimizing the cost per print.

Reactive Ink System Ideal for technical - as well as office - applications and posters, Canon's breakthrough 5-color dye/pigment Reactive Ink technology utilizes four highly colorfast dye inks for producing bold, expressive color, plus two channels of matte black ink for printing precise lines, smooth curves, and small text on technical and office documents. Now with new magenta ink for richer, more vivid reds, this ink system is ideal for both GIS drawings and posters. These Canon inks provide superior adhesion to media, scratch and marker resistance, and ensure minimal "bleeding" between colors and text. Even small text printed on colored backgrounds or on uncoated technical papers is crisp and legible.

HDI Driver With the Canon HDI Driver for AutoCAD application, the driver creates a vector graphical representation of the printed data. Here, points are defined and a curved line is calculated mathematically in order to achieve precision. The HDI Driver creates a graphically accurate drawing of the printed data.

Auto Rotation

Auto Nesting

Exact page size that corresponds with the actual print size

Print Type setting

Print Quality setting

Color Mode setting

Brightness slide bar setting

Black ink print feature

Advanced media settings


Canon Printer Driver This Windows® and Macintosh® drivers incorporate simplified page setup options, one-touch borderless printing, expanded color settings, and much more into a printer driver that is intuitive and easy-to-operate while still giving even the most advanced users the tools needed to stay productive.
The Real Preview feature ensures users that the print setting and the layout on the roll paper is correct by providing real time preview, allowing users to change the print setting even after clicking on "print." The Free Layout feature enables nesting and custom layouts of images or files of nearly any type (available for both Windows and Mac driver)

At a Glance:

Easy-to-use preset document profiles (examples are Poster, CAD, Photo)

Automatic print quality options dependent on print application and media

Real Preview that lets users change document and printer settings after clicking "print"

Page nesting feature with Free Layout for Windows and Mac

imageRUNNER Enlargement Copy feature - with a hot folder solution to print Color imageRUNNER PDFs directly without opening in a PDF viewer

Economy Print Mode

Borderless printing

Easy setting/Advanced setting

PosterArtist Lite 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.

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.
Visit (international link) for a free demo version to download.

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 toolbar 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


Printer Type   5-Colour 24-inch Printer

Number of Nozzles   Total: 15,360 MBK: 5,120 nozzles C, M, Y, BK: 2,560 nozzles each

Nozzle Pitch  1,200 dpi Non-firing nozzle detection and compensation

Print Resolution (Up to)   2,400 x 1,200 dpi (Max)

OS Compatibility   Windows®(2000/XP/Vista 32/64bit) MAC(OS10) 1

Standard Interface   USB 2.0 High-Speed 10/100/1000 Base-T/TX

Ink Droplet Size   4 picoliter

Ink Capacity   130ml per colour

Ink Types  Dye/Pigment Reactive Ink

Colour Set   Dye: Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black Pigment: Matte Black (two channels)

Buffer/Ram   256 MB

Hard Drive   80GB

Media Width   Roll Feed - 10" - 24" (254mm - 610mm) Cut Sheet - 8" - 24" (203.2mm - 914mm)

Media Thickness   0.07-0.8mm (2.8-31.4mil)

Maximum Roll Print Length  Roll Feed - 59' (18 meters)3 Cut Sheet - 63" (1.6 meters)

Maximum Media Roll Diameter   5.9" (150mm)

Borderless Printing Width (Roll Media Only)   10", 14", 17", 24" B2 (20.28"/515 mm), A1 (23.38"/594mm)

Paper-Feed Method   Roll Feed: One Roll, Top-loading, Front output Cut Sheet:: One sheet, Top loading, Front output

Languages   Language: GARO (Canon Proprietary), HP-GL/2, HP-RTL

Noise Level (Approx.)  Operation: 47 dB (A) or less Standby: 35 dB (A) or less Acoustic Power: 6.4 Bels

Physical Dimensions   41.8" (H) x 39.3" (W) x 34.3" (D)

Weight Approx.  119 lbs. (54 kg)

Power Source   AC-100-120V (50-60Hz)

Power Consumption   Maximum: 140W or less Standby 5W or less Power Off: 1W 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-04) Maintenance Cartridge (MC-07) Ink Tanks (PFI-102: C, Y, K, MBK), (PFI-104:M)

Software Included  Canon Printer Driver, Digital Photo Front-Access, Printer Driver Extra Kit (Free Layout, Color imageRUNNER Enlargement Copy, Advanced Preview), HDI Driver for AutoCAD4, PosterArtist Lite (PC Only), Print Plug-in for Microsoft® Word/Excel/PowerPoint (PC only)

  Matte Black Black Cyan Magenta Yellow
  Ink 130ml   PFI102MBK     PFI102BK    PFI102C    PFI104M    PFI102Y 
  Maintenance Cartridge   MC10       
  PrintHead (2)  PF04