imagePROGRAF GP-540

The World’s First*¹ Large Format Printer with Aqueous Pigment Fluorescent Ink

The 44” graphics printer with PANTONE™2 calibration delivers an extremely wide colour gamut and vibrant colours to create compelling advertisements and posters enhanced by fluorescent colours.

  • Ideal for eye-catching posters and print proofing
  • 10 colours + fluorescent pink ink
  • Intelligent media handling system
  • Major RIP support
  • Dual roll system (Optional)
  • Robust security, extensive suite of software and solutions

    1 Among major manufacturers of aqueous pigment large format inkjet printers excluding sublimation transfer system, as of September 30, 2021. Canon research.
    2 PANTONE™ is a trademark or registered trademark of Pantone LLC.

RSP : RM28,840.00 / unit.
FREE : 3 years on-site warranty.


Industry Standard Coverage

The GP-540 has been awarded the world’s first PANTONE-calibrated license for “PANTONE PASTELS & NEONS GUIDE Coated”1, which includes fluorescent and pastel colours, in addition to 99% coverage of “PANTONE FORMULA GUIDE Solid Coated”2, which is used in a wide range of applications such as printing and design.

1 PANTONE PASTELS & NEONS GUIDE Coated colour gamut coverage rate of GP-540 is 97% when using Photo Paper Pro Platinum with imagePROGRAF printer driver at [Poster/Photo (Fluorescent)] [Highest] (600 dpi).
2 PANTONE FORMULA GUIDE Solid Coated colour gamut coverage rate of GP-540 is 99% when using Photo Paper Pro Platinum with imagePROGRAF printer driver at [Poster/Photo (Fluorescent)] [Highest] (600 dpi).

Intelligent Media Handling for Efficient Workflow

Automatic media loading and automatic media type detection simplified the media loading and replacement workflow to just one step, which is to “simply place the roll” into the printer. Printer will automatically carry out necessary adjustment and enters print-ready state with minimal supervision. Automatic remaining media estimation will display remaining roll amount on operation panel and send out alert when media is not sufficient to complete the print job.

Support RIPs and High Precision Colour Stability

Support printing environment with RIPs to meet the diverse output workflows of professional users from design companies, print services, as well as comps and proofs. Besides that, colour calibration performed by the built-in multi-sensor ensures repeatable results can be reproduced easily across printers.

Productivity at Its Peak

Optional dual-roll feeding unit enables users to load up to two rolls of media, reducing the frequency of switching between different media types or sizes in high volume printing. The sub ink tank system allows empty ink tanks to be replaced while the printer continues to print, maximising productivity.

Borderless Printing

Borderless printing can be achieved on standard and custom width for all supported media. The printer is also capable of three-sided edge-to-edge printing on various sizes that do not match the roll paper width. This allows more flexibility in borderless printing task as borderless print of various sizes can be produced from a single roll of media.

Unparalleled Security

Print jobs and data are encrypted and transmitted through secured protocol throughout the print process. Secure file and disk erasure, user access restriction and printer functionality restriction further prevent information leaks and other security risks, result in unparalleled security.



Additional Info for Unique Technologies


The five newly developed colours, red, orange, green, violet including the fluorescent pink, offer a wide colour gamut and high colour performance, producing vibrant and eye-catching hues from pastels to neon variations.

FINE Print Head

Equipped with micron-sized nozzles, the fully integrated print head provides superb uniformity of ink density and colours, while multi-pass printing ensures highest print quality is maintained on every print.

L-COA PRO Image Processing Engine

L-COA PRO imaging processor is capable of processing massive image data, drives high printing speed while maintaining supreme print quality, enabling fast first print out time and continuous printing speed.

Non-Firing Detection and Compensation System

Equipped with in-built sensor, the non-firing detection and compensation system checks the ink ejection from print head nozzles and when a blockage is detected, another nozzle automatically provides backup. This prevents banding and reduces the frequency of print head cleaning required.

Radiant Infusion

The new Radiant Infusion technology allows the fluorescent ink to be precisely layered on the paper surface along with other inks such as yellow and magenta, which helps to make the print bright and vivid by taking advantage of the light emission from the fluorescent ink. In this way, colours that are difficult to reproduce with a conventional aqueous inkjet printer are rendered vividly and brightly. Easy creation of high-impact graphics can be achieved.


The following workflow solutions are designed to help you get the most out of your printer.​

PosterArtist Lite

The latest version of PosterArtist Lite software allows businesses to create high impact posters with vivid colours easily. With advanced features and new templates, you can achieve vibrant prints with an expanded colour gamut or deploy fluorescent ink in specific areas, so that text, figures and clip art in pink and orange are truly outstanding.

Direct Print Plus

Job submission tool which supports batch printing of multiple file types, shortcut printing function and job presets, enabling efficient large format printing workflow.

Media Configuration Tool

Easily manage, update and arrange media information in printer’s operation panel and printer driver.

  • Accounting Manager – Track ink and media usage for cost calculation and reporting.

  • Device Management Console – Effectively manages multiple printers, monitor activities such as error messages and printer information up to 50 printers.

  • Quick Utility Toolbox – Quick access to supporting utilities and settings. From printer information, speed dial and destination folder settings to scanning and cloud sharing.

  • Free Layout plus – Enjoy nesting, tiling and duplex printing features.

  • Professional Print and Layout – This software offers features such as auto nesting of images, printing of Exif data and print settings, pattern printing, enhanced layout functions and soft proofing.

  • Easy-PhotoPrint Editor – Edit, trim and rotate your images into unique layouts and designs, including posters, calendars, collages and more. Available on iOS, Android OS.

  • Apple AirPrint – Print PDF files wirelessly via mobile app for Apple iPad® and iPhone®.

  • Canon Print Service – Direct document and photo printing via mobile app from Android devices without the need to download any printer-specific applications.

  • Canon PRINT Inkjet/SELPHY – Print PDF files wirelessly via mobile app for Android tablet and smartphone.

Canon imagePROGRAF GP-540 Specifications
Printer Type10-Colour + Fluorescent Pink, 44″ (1,118 mm)
Number of Nozzles18,432 nozzles (1,536 nozzles x 11 colours)
Maximum Print Resolution2400 x 1200 dpi
Nozzle Pitch600 dpi x 2
Line Accuracy*1± 0.1% or less
Minimum Ink Droplet Size4 pl
Ink CapacitySales Ink: 160 ml / 330 ml / 700 ml (MBK, PBK, C, M, Y, GY, R, O, G, V, FP)
Bundled Starter Ink: 330 ml (MBK, PBK, C, M, Y, GY, R, O, G, V, FP)
Ink TypePigment Ink
Printer LanguageSG Raster (Swift Graphic Raster)
PDF (Ver. 1.7)
JPEG (Ver. JFIF1.02)
Printing SolutionsApple AirPrint, Direct Print Plus, Easy-PhotoPrint Editor, Canon PRINT Inkjet/SELPHY, Canon Print Service, Free Layout plus, PosterArtist Lite, Professional Print & Layout, imageRUNNER ADVANCE Direct Enlargement Copy
Management SolutionsMedia Configuration Tool, Accounting Manager, Device Management Console, Quick Utility Toolbox
Standard Interfaces (Built-in)USB A Port:
USB Memory (Direct Print for JPEG/PDF files)

USB B Port (Series B, 4 pins):
Hi-Speed USB
Full Speed (12 Mbit/sec)
High Speed (480 Mbit/sec)
Bulk Transfer

Gigabit Ethernet:
IEEE 802.3 10base-T
IEEE 802.3u 100base-TX/Auto-Negotiation
IEEE 802.3ab 1000base-T/Auto-Negotiation
IEEE 802.3x Full Duplex

Wireless LAN:
WEP (64/128bit)
Standard Memory3 GB
Hard Disk500 GB (Encrypted)
Print Speed*2
Plain Paper
Poster/Photos, Fluorescent, A01 min 37 sec [Fast (Custom Q5)]
2 min 49 sec [Standard]
Heavyweight Coated Paper HG
Poster/Photos, Fluorescent, A02 min 49 sec [Standard]
5 min 33 sec [High]
Glossy Photo Paper HG 170
Poster/Photos, Fluorescent, A05 min 33 sec [Standard]
8 min 16 sec [High]
Media Handling
Media Feed and Output
Roll Paper / Cut SheetFront Load, Front Output*3
Media Width (Roll / Cut Sheet)152.4 ~ 1118 mm
Media Thickness (Roll / Cut Sheet)0.07 ~ 0.8 mm
Min. Printable Length
Roll Paper101.6 mm*4
Cut Sheet203.2 mm
Max. Printable Length
Roll Paper18 m*5
Cut Sheet2133.6 mm
Maximum Outer Roll Diameter170 mm or less
Borderless Printing Width
(Roll paper only)
152.4 ~ 1118 mm
Margins (Recommended Area)
Roll PaperTop: 20 mm, Bottom/Side: 3 mm
Cut Sheet (Apple AirPrint)Top: 20 mm, Bottom: 31 mm, Side: 3 mm
Cut Sheet (Others)Top/Bottom: 20 mm, Side: 3 mm
Margins (Printable Area)
Roll PaperTop/Bottom/Side: 3 mm
Roll Paper (Borderless Print)Top/Bottom/Side: 0 mm
Cut Sheet (Apple AirPrint)Top: 3 mm, Bottom: 12.7 mm, Side: 3 mm
Cut Sheet (Others)Top: 3 mm, Bottom: 20 mm, Side: 3 mm
Dimensions & Weight*6
Dimensions (W x D x H)
Main Unit + Stand + Basket1593 x 984 x 1168 mm (Basket Open)
1593 x 766 x 1168 mm (Basket Closed)
Main Unit + Stand + Basket + Roll Unit1593 x 984 x 1168 mm (Basket Open)
1593 x 766 x 1168 mm (Basket Closed)
Main Unit + Stand + Basket124 kg
Main Unit + Stand + Basket + Roll Unit145 kg
Packaged Dimensions (W x D x H)
Main Unit + Stand + Basket + Pallet1820 x 915 x 1042 mm
Roll Unit1727 x 562 x 461 mm
Packaged Weight
Main Unit + Stand + Basket + Pallet178 kg
Roll Unit33 kg
Power & Operating Requirements
Power SupplyAC 100 – 240 V, 50 – 60 Hz
Power Consumption
Printing*799 W or less
Sleep Mode*72.0 W or less
Power Off0.3 W or less
Operating Environment
Temperature15 ~ 30 °C
Humidity10 ~ 80 % RH (no dew condensation)
Acoustic Sound
Acoustic Power*8Operation: Approx. 66 dB
Acoustic Pressure*8Operation: Approx. 49 dB (A)
Standby: 35 dB (A) or less
Roll Unit (Optional)RU-43
2″/3″ Roll Holder (Optional)RH2-46
Ink TankPFI-810 (160 ml) / PFI-830 (330 ml) / PFI-870 (700 ml)
Matte Black / Photo Black / Cyan / Magenta / Yellow / Grey / Red / Orange / Green / Violet / Fluorescent Pink
Print HeadPF-10
Cutter BladeCT-07
Maintenance CartridgeMC-30
*1 User adjustments is required.
Printing environment and media must match those used for the adjustments.
Paper required: Plain paper, CAD tracing paper, coated paper, CAD translucent matte film only.
*2 Time taken to print one page, does not include time required for data processing, data transfer and pre-printing operations.
*3 Manual feed using media locking lever.
*4 Minimum printable length for Cloth and Canvas media are 200 mm.
*5 Varies according to the OS and application.
*6 Include roll holder set, exclude ink and print head.
*7 Using wired LAN.
*8 Measured using ISO 7779 standard by using glossy paper, image (fluorescence) and standard mode.?

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