On this page is a detailed list of questions and answers for the Poster Artist Lite software.
Canon PosterArtist contains a help manual, which provides tutorials, information regarding general and advanced PosterArtist operations. There are also handy functions and an online FAQ. To open the Manual, on the PosterArtist top menu, select Help > Manual. It can also be accessed by clicking the PosterArtist Manual button in the lower-left corner of the screen.
Launch the version of PosterArtist that you have, and from the menu select Help > About PosterArtist to see the version number.
The PosterArtist Quick Guide is a brief set of instructions on how to use PosterArtist in one PDF file. To open the Quick Guide, on the Windows taskbar, select Start > Programs > Canon PosterArtist > Quick Guide.
The PosterArtist Template Guide allows you to view all provided templates, photos, clipart, photo frames, text graphics, and backgrounds in one PDF. To open the Template Guide, on the Windows taskbar, select Start > Programs > Canon PosterArtist > Template Guide.
PosterArtist supported printers include the following Canon imagePROGRAF models: Canon iPF series, W8400, W6400.
The following operating systems are supported for PosterArtist:
Recommended Operating Environment:
You can cancel your last action by clicking the Undo button on the Task Bar. You can undo several past actions. In addition you can Redo previously undone actions by clicking the Redo button on the task bar. This will cancel your last Undo.
To print without borders, in the Paper Options task, place a tick for Borderless Printing. If the roll paper width is different from the poster width, select Fit Long Side to Roll Width or Fit Short Side to Roll Width. Note that borderless printing is available on specified roll widths and is not available for cut sheets.
The paper size of your choice can be specified in Set Custom Size in the Paper Options setting panel.
To use the variable printing function, prepare data in Excel format (.xls) or in CSV format (.csv).
To insert created data, in Step 3: Edit, in the Variable Data panel, select Connect to... and choose the appropriate document.
Ambient light colour and brightness vary due to environmental factors such as location (indoors or outdoors) or lighting (fluorescent or incandescent). Therefore the same poster may look different depending on where it is displayed.
The ambient light setting functions allow you to adjust colours automatically according to the environment so that the created poster’s colour tone looks appropriate for the lighting arrangement used for viewing.
PosterArtist QuickCopy is an application to print enlarged copies of photos and documents acquired from a Canon brand scanner. Simply click the Copy button in PosterArtist QuickCopy to create posters from enlarged copies of originals in your scanner. It’s as easy as making a photocopy. You can also edit the copied image in PosterArtist to use as part of your poster creation or for future posters.
PosterArtist QuickCopy requires CanoScan or PIXMA MP series equipment.
For details on model names of scanners that support PosterArtist QuickCopy, contact your dealer or Canon’s customer service.
When replacing your computer or hard drive, license authentication will be required again.
You must return your license on your old computer/hard drive before you authenticate on your new device.
On the Windows taskbar, select Start > Programs > Canon LMS > License Information Management. Select the Return button.
As long as you have the original license Code supplied with the CD’s and you can verify your details you can contact your Canon supplier and get the license returned to you for installation on your new PC.
On the Windows taskbar, select Start > Programs > Canon PosterArtist > Uninstall PosterArtist. Follow the uninstaller instructions.