If you would like to set up your computer to print to the poster printer that's located on the 2nd floor of the Admin Building, follow the instructions below. 

NOTE: Make sure that the printer is on so that it can be found on the network. 

Download the drivers for the Canon ImagePrograf 8400 here

Open the downloaded executable

When the Security Warning pops up, click Run

When a window from Winzip appears, click OK and let the extract complete

The Winzip window will close itself out when it's done. 

Now go to the folder where the files are unzipped. For this example, it was in the same folder that the driver was downloaded

Click into the folder, until you get into the 64bit folder. Open the Setup application. 

Run the installer as you would any other program. If the installer asks for permission to make changes to your device, click Yes. If the installer asks you to agree to a license agreement, click Yes. 

When the installer asks you to Select printer installation, choose 'Manually Set Port to Install'.  Then, click Next. 

In the Setup Wizard window, click Add Port. Under Port to Add, choose Standard TCP/IP Port and click OK

The TCP/IP Printer Port Wizard should appear. Click Next. 

Fill in the Printer Name with bfp.dpb.carnegiescience.edu or bfp.dge.carnegiescience.edu. Then click Next. 

When it's done, click Finish

You'll be brought back to the Setup Wizard for the imagePROGRAF. Click Next. 

Now it's ready for install. Click Start. 

When it warns you that installation can't be stopped, click Yes. 

When installation completes, you'll need to restart your computer for the installation to complete. If you don't want to restart right away, leave the checkbox unchecked and click Exit. 

Otherwise, check Restart My Computer Now and click Restart.


After the restart, you're all set to print on the Poster Printer from your Windows Machine. Happy Printing!