PosterArtist Frequently Asked Questions

On this page is a detailed list of questions and answers for the Poster Artist Lite software.

Is there a help manual for PosterArtist?

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.

How can I check the version of PosterArtist I have?

Launch the version of PosterArtist that you have, and from the menu select Help > About PosterArtist to see the version number.

What is the PosterArtist Quick Guide and how can I access it?

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.

What is the PosterArtist template guide and how can I access it?

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.

Which printers can I use with PosterArtist?

PosterArtist supported printers include the following Canon imagePROGRAF models: Canon iPF series, W8400, W6400.

What operating systems support PosterArtist?

The following operating systems are supported for PosterArtist:

Microsoft Windows XP 32 bit, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1,10 32 bit and 64 bit versions
Microsoft Windows 7 (32 bit/64bit)
Microsoft Windows Vista (32 bit/64 bit)
Microsoft Windows XP Professional/Home Edition (32 bit)

Is there any other recommended hardware in order to run PosterArtist?

Recommended Operating Environment:

Processor: Intel Core2Duo or equivalent, or faster.
Memory: 2GB or more (1GB or more for Windows XP).
Hard Drive Space: 1.5GB (Installation), 20GB or more (Running this application).
Monitor Resolution: 1024x768 pixels or more, Video Card 24-bit colour or more

I made a mistake on my poster. How can I undo this action?

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.

How can I print without borders?

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.

How can I specify the paper size of my choice?

The paper size of your choice can be specified in Set Custom Size in the Paper Options setting panel.

How do I use the Variable Printing function?

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.

What is the ambient light setting?

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.

What is PosterArtist QuickCopy?

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.

What scanners support PosterArtist QuickCopy?

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.

If I replace my computer or hard drive, will need to authenticate my license again?

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.

How do I return my PosterArtist license?

On the Windows taskbar, select Start > Programs > Canon LMS > License Information Management. Select the Return button.

If my PC hard disk fails how can I return my PosterArtist License to install on my new PC?

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.

How do I uninstall PosterArtist?

On the Windows taskbar, select Start > Programs > Canon PosterArtist > Uninstall PosterArtist. Follow the uninstaller instructions.