What is PosterArtist Online?

Article ID: FAQ100659 | Date published: 03/04/2022 | Date last updated: 03/09/2022


PosterArtist, the online version, can be accessed at no cost via a web browser on both Windows and MAC platforms (tablets and smartphones are not currently supported) and can print to Canon devices including the imagePROGRAF, imageRUNNER ADVANCE, imagePRESS, imageCLASS, PIXMA and MAXIFY Series, providing a new value to Canon customers. Creating a poster or flyer can now be completed anytime, anywhere such as at home or in the office. For complete printer compatibility and a link to the online application please visit usa.canon.com/PosterArtist.

This online version incorporates a new user interface (UI) and user experience (UE) to help meet the printing demands of all skill levels. There are two main paths at the top of the page to start the poster-creation process. The user can either select a type of output (Flyer, Poster, Calendar, etc.) they want to create and start designing from scratch or choose from a variety of pre-designed templates, segmented into various themes, such as food and beverage, retail, sale, COVID health and safety, and many more. If the user needs creative assistance, PosterArtist offers an “Auto Design” feature. Simply select a category such as “Retail”, enter a title and images you want to use, and content will be automatically created and proposed for the user to choose from. 

PosterArtist was designed with many types of markets and applications in mind including:
  • Schools – Student-of-the-month posters, study guides and research presentations
  • Offices – Project management charts, sales/campaigns notices and sales result charts
  • Hospitals – Decorations in rooms, diagrams and schedules
  • Law Firms – Evidence, timeline and other court room visuals
  • Retail Stores – Sales campaigns, pricing comparisons and in-store maps
  • Hotels – Wedding reception displays, greeting notices and evacuation routes
  • Transportation – Local area maps, service information and guide maps in airports
  • Factories – Process management charts, production line layout and supervision charts
  • Health & Safety – COVID posters, labor laws and personal hygiene
  • And much more
This version incorporates a new feature that allows users to replicate a textured look of Gold and Silver within their creations. This new imaging processing technology makes it possible to add strikingly bold Gold/Silver texture effects to text, backgrounds and shapes. More importantly, this unique feature combined with the Fluorescent Pink Ink, only available with the imagePROGRAF GP Series, creates bright, bold and enhanced output. In addition, users can choose from a wide selection of images from photo service providers Pexels, Pixabay and Unsplash with millions of photos to select from or have the option to import their own photos.

Features include:
  • Pre-Designed Templates
  • QR Code Generation
  • Auto Design
  • Gold/Silver Texture
  • Clip Art
  • Shapes
  • Backgrounds
  • Millions of Royalty-Free Photo Stock Images

You can access PosterArtist Online here: https://posterartist.canon

Note: The first time you access PosterArtist Online, you will need a Canon ID. If you do not already have one, you can easily create one quickly using a variety of online services.
First time using PosterArtist Online, you will need to create a Canon ID.

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