PosterArtist (Web Version)

Creating a wider variety of poster prints for different needs

With the latest PosterArtist Version 1.1 (a web application), new design templates are added to create eye-catching posters to suit needs in various industries. Newly added features on 'Two-sided printing' & 'Variable Data Printing' enable users to design effortlessly and efficiently. 'Auto Photo Fix' & 'Colour Correction' will enhance image quality and new 'Effects/Filters' give the visibility of texts. More Canon printers are supported. Discover a wide range of free templates, stock photos and clip art for various business segments and applications to transform ordinary paper into beautiful professional works.

  • Easy to use and template-driven software for poster and signage creation
  • Available in 10 languages* with Windows & macOS support
  • Support wide range of Canon printers* such as imagePROGRAF series, PIXMA series, MAXIFY series, imageCLASS series, imageRUNNER ADVANCE series & imagePRESS series. For more details, please check on compatible printers.

    *See full specification


Simple 4 Steps

  • Login with Canon ID
  • Select your design template or use Auto Design
  • Edit images, texts, fonts & colours
  • Save your poster with external storage & print to Canon printers via Print App

Two-sided Printing

Promotional flyers and food menus are easily created by using two-sided printing with front & back design templates on a single sheet of paper and print to Canon printers. PosterArtist helps to improve efficiency and produces well-designed artwork.


Variable Data Printing

With Variable Data Printing function, personalized names, companies and other texts can be inserted from an Excel file and printed on certificates or awards using same design template. Applicable even to large format posters with different retail outlet addresses for distribution to these branches.

Added Features for Image Quality

'Auto Photo Fix' allows you to automatically correct photos for your work. Adjusting the images using 'Colour Correction' on 'Brightness', 'Contrast', and 'Vividness' with the slider gives an instant preview! With 'Effect/Filter' selections, sharpness & focus enable text information to be more visible.

Gold & Silver Textures

Gold & Silver textures expressions can be applied to specified texts, shapes, clip art and backgrounds, and print to Canon printers* without using gold & silver ink.

Fluorescence intensity is easily adjustable to user’s preferences for printing using fluorescent pink ink with imagePROGRAF GP series.

*Support wide range of Canon printers* such as imagePROGRAF series, PIXMA series, MAXIFY series, imageCLASS series, imageRUNNER ADVANCE series & imagePRESS series. For more details, please check on ​​​​​​​compatible printers.

Auto Design

Auto Design feature combines a Dynamic Layout Engine (an automated layout tool that determines the positioning of elements such as images and text) with built in professional design expertise.

Users with limited design expertise and/or production skills can easily create high quality posters by harnessing the professional human expertise incorporated into PosterArtist.

With Auto Design, the user inputs the following data to create a poster:

  • Category (Required)
  • Title (Required)
  • Subtitle
  • Message
  • Images

Additional Information

PosterArtist Lite

Canon’s PosterArtist Lite software, a free application of PosterArtist with its core function, allows you to design and print professional looking posters in just four simple steps. Featuring over 1,300 templates, photos and clip art with designs to suit a wide variety of business environments, creating head turning posters or signs has never been easier.


  • Easy poster creations
  • Over 1,300 templates, photos and clip art
  • Auto colour correction and text editing features
  • Import your own images or photos
  • Print from Word, PowerPoint and Excel
  • Cloud file sharing for poster file

PosterArtist Lite can be downloaded from here.

PosterArtist (Windows Version)

Comes with more than 200 design templates with a wide range of images, clip art & backgrounds to assist users to create stunning posters.


  • Comes with Auto Design to allow beginners to easily create posters  
  • Design Check provides proofing capability to ensure the print has no potential of design issues
  • Page Capture allows the import of Word, Powerpoint and Excel documents into your poster 
  • Security features control use of content and set restrictions for editing


Create and print poster in-house ensures security and confidentiality of your company's information are maintained. Besides that, having the whole process in-house also provides you with greater flexibility to update and amend information swiftly. Printing poster in-house also allows you to print on-demand, therefore reducing wastage.

Not at all. PosterArtist has been designed for users of all skill levels, allowing anyone to create professional-looking posters with steps that are easy to follow. Not sure where to begin? Try out Auto Design and Design Assist features to get you started.

PosterArtist comes with wide variety of templates and editing tools suitable for poster, signage and banner creation for sectors such as retail stores, office environments, hotels, restaurants, events, classroom decorations, school event promotion, education material, hospitals, airports, factories and government.

Yes. PosterArtist is a versatile software that can be used to create various promotional materials such as leaflet, flyer, banner, signage, point of purchase display, menu, notice, presentation material and many more.

When replacing your computer or hard drive, license authentication will be required again. You must return your license on your old computer or hard drive and re-authenticate on your new device.

PosterArtist Tutorial