Canon imagePROGRAF iPF785 - Color Inkjet Printers & Plotters

Posted on July 26th, 2016 by Laura

High Productivity

Print speeds are capable of producing a 24” x 36” Arch D-sized print in approximately 21 seconds in Economy Mode!

Large-capacity Ink Tanks

In addition to the 130 ml ink tanks, 300 ml ink tanks are compatible with these solutions to help lower ink costs per print. Users also have the option to mix and match ink tank sizes.

Reformulated Magenta Ink

Magenta ink helps improve the clarity and vibrancy of red fine lines, text, and images.

Sub-ink-tank System

Allows for ink tanks to be changed on the fly, without interrupting the print job.


Canon workflow solutions include a mobile printing app,†† Direct Print & Share, Status Monitor, Media Configuration Tool, Print Plug-in for Microsoft Office, and more!



    The iPF785/780 and iPF685/680 printers offer speeds
    that have never been seen before on previous Canon
    imagePROGRAF large-format printer models.

  • In their fastest mode (Economy Mode), the 36” iPF785/780 printers are
    capable of reproducing 24” x 36” Arch D-sized prints in
    approximately 21 seconds!
  • The 24” iPF685/680 printers
    can reproduce 24” x 36” Arch D-sized prints in approximately
    25 seconds!


    Magenta ink helps improve the clarity and vibrancy of red
    fine lines, text, and images in many technical and poster
    prints. The color gamut has also increased in the orange
    to red areas when compared to previous models.

  • From a
    productivity perspective, the printers now support ink tank
    sizes of 300 ml to help lower the cost per print. The included
    sub-ink-tank system allows the use of all the ink that’s
    available in a tank before replacement is needed.
  • It also
    allows for on-the-fly swapping of ink tanks should one run
    out in the middle of a print job.


    All four models include the flat stacker/basket previously
    seen on only the iPF76x Series models.

  • This feature provides
    the capability to neatly stack up to twenty 24” x 36” plain
    paper prints. It can also be enabled or disabled based on
    user preference.
  • Also included on the iPF785 and iPF685 models is a 320 GB
    hard drive, allowing for the storage of up to 500 print jobs,
    the creation of individual user mail boxes, and improved
    print processing while falling under U.S. Department of
    Defense requirements (DoD 5220.22-M).


    Enhancements to the line-up of imagePROGRAF software
    solutions will help improve printing workflow and

  • imagePROGRAF Print Utility*
    For the first time, a mobile app has been made available for
    imagePROGRAF large-format printers. This iOS-based app
    allows users to print PDF files from their iPad®.
    Direct Print & Share**
  • Canon’s cloud portal solution has been updated to support
    additional WebDAV-compliant cloud servers, along with
    HP-GL/2 data to allow for the printing of JPG, TIFF, PDF,
    and HP-GL/2 files from almost anywhere in the world!
  • And a new “Shortcut Print” button has been added, too.
    With this additional functionality, hot folders can be
    created and set up on your desktop. You can drag and drop
    your files into the folders and your jobs will begin printing
    automatically! Multiple folders can be set up for shortcut
    printing, each with their own print settings for custom
    printing applications!
  • PosterArtist
    Canon’s optional, added-value, poster-creation software has
    been upgraded for use with Direct Print & Share. Various
    software improvements with variable data printing and file
    structure have also been made for easier use.
  • Status Monitor
    This software can be used with all imagePROGRAF
    devices and has been updated to include an “ink purchase
    notification” function. This notifies users when their ink
    supply is low and a purchase is needed.
  • Print Head– PF-04
  • Technology– FINE (Photolithography Inkjet Nozzle Engineering)
  • Print Resolution (Max.)– 2400 x 1200 dpi
  • Line Accuracy*- ±0.1% or Less
  • Minimum Line Weight**- 0.02 mm
  • Number of NozzlesMatte Black: 5,120 Nozzles, Other Colors: 2,560 Nozzles per Color
  • Droplet Size– 4 Picoliter
  • Nozzle Pitch (Head Resolution)– 1200 dpi x Two Rows
  • Print Head Swath– 1.07 inch
  • Ink Type– Dye: Cyan (C), Magenta (M), Yellow (Y), Black (BK), Pigment: Matte Black (MBK)
  • Ink Tank– PFI-107: C, M, Y, BK, MBK, PFI-207: C, M, Y, BK, MBK
  • Ink Tank Capacity– Starter: 130 ml (MBK), 90 ml (All other colors), Replacement: 130 ml or 300 ml
  • Ink Supply Method– Tubing System with Sub-tanks for Continuous Ink Supply
  • Nozzle Recovery System– Non-firing Nozzle Detection and Compensation
  • Printer Controller– L-COA Controller
  • Printer Memory– 256 MB, Hard Drive (iPF785/iPF685 only) 320 GB, 32 GB Dedicated File Processing Memory, Mail Boxes (User Job Storage) (iPF785/iPF685 only), One Common Inbox; 29 User Inboxes (Password-protected)
  • Media FeedRoll Feed: One Roll, Top-loading, Front Output, Cut Sheet: One Sheet, Top-loading, Front Output
  • Media WidthRoll Feed: iPF785/iPF780: 10″ – 36″ (254 mm – 914 mm), iPF685/iPF680: 10″ – 24″ (254 mm – 610 mm), Cut Sheet: iPF785/iPF780: 8″ – 36″ (203.2 mm – 914 mm), iPF685/iPF680: 8″ – 24″ (203.2 mm – 610 mm)
  • Printable MarginsRoll Feed: All Sides: 0.12″ (3 mm) or 0″ for Borderless, Cut Sheet: Leading, Sides (Left and Right): 0.12″ (3 mm), Trailing: 0.91″ (23 mm)
  • Maximum Print Length (Single Page)***- Roll Feed: 59′, Cut Sheet: 63″ (1.6 m)
  • Borderless Printing Widths (Roll Media Only)– 10″, B4, A3, 14″, A2, 17″, B2, A1, 24″, iPF785/iPF780 only: B1, A0, 36″
  • Media Cutter– Durable Dual-blade Rotary Cutter
  • Media Thickness– 0.07 – 0.8 mm (2.8 – 31.4 mil)
  • Media Core Sizes– 2″ and 3″ Core (Adapter Included)
  • Maximum Roll Outer Diameter– 5.9″ (150 mm)
  • Output Media Bin– Flat Stacker/Basket
  • Output Media Bin Capacity– 20 Sheets (with Stackable Configuration)
  • Printing Software– imagePROGRAF Printer Driver for Windows®/Mac®, Printer Driver Extra Kit for Windows/Mac (Free Layout, Color imageRUNNER® Enlargement Copy, Advanced Preview), Print Plug-in for Microsoft Office (PC only), Optimized Module for AutoCAD® for Windows, Direct Print & Share (PC only), Status Monitor for Windows, PrintMonitor for Mac, Media Configuration Tool, PosterArtist Lite for Windows
  • Operating System†- Windows XP (32 bit), Server 2003 (32/64 bit), Server 2008 (32/64 bit), Server 2012 (64 bit), Windows Vista® (32/64 bit), Windows 7 (32/64 bit); Windows 8 (32/64 bit), Windows 8.1 (32/64 bit), Windows 10 (32/64 bit), Macintosh OS X 10.6.8-10.9X
  • Print Language– GARO (Canon Proprietary), HP-GL/2, HP RTL
  • Interface– USB 2.0 Hi-Speed, 10/100/1000Base-T/TX
  • Protocol– TCP/IP (IPv4/IPv6), IPX/SPX, AppleTalk®, SNMP (Canon MIB supported), HTTP
  • Acoustic NoiseOperation: iPF785/780: Approx. 48 dB, iPF685/680: Approx. 47 dB, Standby: 35 dB or Less
  • Acoustic Power– Approx. 6.5 Bels (iPF785/iPF780), Approx. 6.4 Bels (iPF685/680)
  • Power Supply– AC 100–240V (50-60Hz)
  • Power Consumption Maximum: 140 W or Less, Standby: 5 W or Less, Power Off: 1 W or Less (Executive Order Compliant)
  • CertificationsElectrical Safety Regulations: TUV (USA), cTUV (USA), TUV.S mark, CB certification (Others), Electromagnetic Interface Regulations: FCC Class B (USA), IC Class B (Canada), Environmental Certifications: ENERGY STAR® (Worldwide), RoHS Directive
  • Operational EnvironmentTemperature: 59 – 86 F° (15 – 30 C°), Relative Humidity: 10 – 80% (No Condensation)
  • Printer Dimensions (H x W x D) and Weight with Stand
    and Basket
    – iPF785/iPF780: 42″ x 51″ x 35″ (1066.8 mm x 1422.4 mm x 889 mm) with
    Basket Open, 42″ x 51″ x 43″ (1066.8 mm x 1422.4 mm x 1092.2 mm) with Basket Extended for Flatbed Stacking, Approx. 150 lb. (68 kg), iPF685/iPF680 42″ x 39″ x 35″ (1066.8 mm x 990.6 mm x 889 mm) with Basket Open, 42″ x 39″ x 43″ (1066.8 mm x 990.6 mm x 1092.2 mm) with Basket Extended for Flatbed Stacking, Approx. 125 lb. (56 kg)
  • Package Dimensions (H x W x D) and Weight– iPF785/iPF780: 31″ x 56″ x 44″ (795 mm x 1434 mm x 1130 mm), Approx. 249 lb. (112 kg), iPF685/iPF680: 45″ x 44″ x 35″ (1143 mm x 1117.6 mm x 889 mm), Approx. 205 lb. (92 kg)
  • Options– PosterArtist, iPF785/iPF780: Roll Holder Set (RH2-33), iPF685/iPF680: Roll Holder Set (RH2-26)
  • User-Replaceable Items– Ink Tank (PFI-107 MBK, BK, C, M, Y), (PFI-207 MBK, BK, C, M, Y), Print-Head (PF-04), Maintenance Cartridge (MC-10)