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Canon PIXMA iX6840



  • Superb photolab-quality print head
  • Only change the ink which runs out
  • Prints up to A3+ (329x483mm)
  • Use and share wirelessly
  • Canon PRINT app
  • Tablet and smartphone ready
  • Optional high yield inks
  • Downloadable business templates

Specifications in detail

Printer Specifications

  • Print Resolution

    Up to 9600¹ x 2400 dpi

  • Print Technology

    5 Individual Inks (PGBK, BK, C, M, Y)

    Inkjet FINE print head with 1pl (min.) ink droplet size

    ChromaLife100+ inks

  • Mono Print Speed

    Approx. 14.5 ipm¹

  • Colour Print Speed

    Approx. 10.4 ipm¹

  • Photo Print Speed

    Borderless 10x15cm: Approx. 36 seconds¹

    A3+ Bordered: Approx. 120 seconds¹

  • Borderless Printing

    Yes (A3+, A3, A4, LTR, LDR, 25x30cm, 20x25cm, 13x18cm, 10x15cm)

  • Two Sided Printing

    Manual operation

Cartridges and Yields

  • Standard Ink Cartridges

    PGI-450PGBK (Pigment Black)

    Standard: 375 document pages or 2,390 photos
    Optional XL: 620 document pages or 4,720 photos
    Optional XXL: 1,000 document pages or 7,685 photos

    CLI-451BK (Black)

    Standard: 1,645* document pages or 384 photos
    Optional XL: 5,000* document pages or 845 photos

    CLI-451C (Cyan)

    Standard: 337 document pages or 125 photos
    Optional XL: 700 document pages or 283 photos

    CLI-451M (Magenta)

    Standard: 324 document pages or 138 photos
    Optional XL: 670 document pages or 340 photos

    CLI-451Y (Yellow)

    Standard: 331 document pages 120 photos
    Optional XL: 700 document pages 293 photos

    Composite (CMY average)

    Standard CMY: 331 document pages or 127 photos
    Optional XL CMY: 690 document pages or 303 photos

    Testing standards

    ISO/IEC 24711 for A4 colour document pages
    ISO/IEC 29102 for 10x15cm colour borderless photos
    Values obtained by continuous printing
    * Estimated supplemental yield

  • Optional XL Ink Cartridges

    PGI-455PGBK XXL (Pigment Black XXL)

    PGI-450PGBK XL (Pigment Black XL)

    CLI-451BK XL (Black XL)

    CLI-451C XL (Cyan XL)

    CLI-451M XL (Magenta XL)

    CLI-451Y XL (Yellow XL)

Paper Support

  • Paper Types

    Plain Paper

    Envelopes (DL, COM10)

    Canon Pro Platinum (PT-101)

    Canon Pro Luster (LU-101)

    Canon Plus Glossy II (PP-201)

    Canon Plus Semi-gloss (SG-201)

    Canon Glossy Everyday Use (GP-501)

    Canon Matte (MP-101)

    Canon High Resolution Paper (HR-101N)

    Canon Photo Stickers (PS-101)

    Canon T-Shirt Transfer (TR-301)

  • Maximum Paper Input

    Max. 150 sheets of plain paper

    Max. 20 sheets of photo paper

  • Paper Sizes

    A3+, A3, A4, A5, B4, B5, LTR, LGL, LDR, 25x30cm, 20x25cm, 13x18cm, 10x15cm

  • Paper Weight

    Plain paper: 64 - 105 g/m²

    Canon photo paper up to 300 g/m² (PT-101)


  • Wired LAN

    Hi-Speed USB

    Ethernet: 10/100Mbps (auto switchable)

  • Wireless LAN

    Wi-Fi IEEE802.11 b/g/n¹

    Wireless LAN Frequency Band: 2.4GHz

    Please refer to the user manual for instructions on how to activate/deactivate the wireless LAN.


  • Supported Operating Systems

    Windows 10 (32 and 64-bit)

    Windows 8.1 / 8 / 7 / Vista SP1 & SP2 / XP SP3 32-bit

    Mac OS X v10.6.8 or later

  • Supported Mobile Systems

    iOS (Canon PRINT app, AirPrint)

    Android (Canon PRINT app)

    Windows RT

  • Minimum System Requirements

    Windows: Internet Explorer 8, internet connection or CD-ROM

    Mac: Safari 5 and internet connection

    Display: 1024 x 768 XGA

  • Software Included

    Printer driver

    My Image Garden

    Quick Menu

    Easy-WebPrint EX (plug-in for IE8 or higher)

Physical Features

  • Weight

    8.1 kg

  • Dimensions (W x D x H)

    584 x 310 x 159 mm

  • Acoustic Noise Levels

    Approx. 44.0 dB(A)¹

  • Recommended Operating Environment

    Temperature: 15-30°C

    Humidity: 10-80%RH (no dew condensation)

  • Power Source

    AC 100-240V, 50/60Hz

  • Duty Cycle

    up to 12,000 pages / month

  • Power Consumption

    Off: Approx. 0.3 W

    Standby (Wi-Fi connection to PC): Approx. 2.0 W

    Standby (all ports connected): Approx. 2.4 W

    Time to enter Standby mode: 2 minutes

    Printing: Approx. 24 W¹

All specifications subject to change without notice.

Print speed may vary depending on system configuration, interface, software, document complexity, print mode, page coverage, type of paper used etc.

Ink yield may vary depending on texts/photos printed, applications software used, print mode and type of paper used. For more information see www.canon-europe.com/ink/yield

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¹ Ink droplets can be placed with a minimum pitch of 1/9600 inch

¹ Document print speed on plain paper is measured based on average of ESAT in Office Category Test of ISO/IEC 24734 standard.

¹ Document print speed on plain paper is measured based on average of ESAT in Office Category Test of ISO/IEC 24734 standard.

¹ Photo print speed is based on default driver setting using ISO/JIS-SCID N2 standard on Canon Photo Paper Plus Glossy II and does not take into account data processing time on host computer. A3+ Bordered: 11x14" (28x35cm) image on A3+ size paper.

¹ Wi-Fi frequency band: 2.4GHz, Wi-Fi Security: WPA-PSK, WPA2-PSK, WEP, Administration password

¹ Canon PRINT app is Canon's free application for smartphones and tablets. Not available in certain countries or regions.

¹ When printing ISO/JIS-SCID N2 pattern on A3 size plain paper using default settings.

¹ When printing ISO/JIS-SCID N2 pattern on 10x15cm Photo Paper Plus Glossy II using default settings.