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Canon PIXMA Pro-1 A3+ Printer Hands-On

We go hands on with the new Canon PIXMA Pro-1 Professional A3+ Printer.

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Canon Pixma Pro-1 Black and White Print
The new Canon PIXMA Pro-1 is the latest professional A3+ printer from Canon and features 12 ink tanks, with 6 on each side of the printer. On display at the Canon Pro Solutions Show 2011, the printer features a new print head with 12,288 nozzles and there is a tubular ink supply system, said to increase print speed compared to ink cartridges being moved from side to side.

Advanced Features:

  • The benchmark A3+ printer for photo professionals
  • Groundbreaking 12-ink system with exceptional colour gamut
  • Chroma Optimizer for uniform glossiness and crisp, sharp blacks
  • Optimum Image Generating system enhances colour reproduction
  • Stunning black and white prints with 5 monochrome inks
  • New LUCIA pigment inks ensure outstanding photo permanence
  • Create a gallery-quality A3+ photo in approx. 2 minutes 55 sec
  • High capacity ink tanks ensure long periods between replacements
  • Wide range of media support including 356mm (14”) wide and thick media
  • Easy-PhotoPrint Pro plug-in for efficient printing workflow
Canon Pixma Pro-1 Colour Print
The 12 ink system features 5 monochrome inks (photo black, matte black, dark grey, grey, light grey), 6 colour inks (cyan, photo cyan, megenta, photo magenta, yellow, red), and a new chroma optimizer designed to ensure an improved and consistent gloss finish to prints, enhanced blacks, and expanded colour gamut in dark areas.

Canon Pixma Pro-1 USB
Included with the printer is the full complement of 12 full ink cartridges, worth around £350 on their own (each cartridge costs £29 each). The printer can also be shared using the ethernet port.

Canon Pixma Pro-1 Rear Paper
The Pixma Pro-1 is designed to sit at the top of the A3+ range of Canon printers, with the Pixma Pro 9000 Mk II (8 chromalife inks, 1 monochrome) and Pixma Pro 9500 Mk II (10 lucia inks, 3 monochrome) sitting under the Pro-1. The paper feed is found at the back and there is support for card as well, although no support for a roller feed unit.

Monochrome print
Monochrome print - the print quality from this printer is extremely impressive, with the results so far living up to Canon's expectations, with extremely solid blacks, excellent gradation and grey tones, and no signs of problems such as banding or visible dots.

Canon PIXMA PRO-1 Photos of Equipment

Canon PIXMA PRO-1 Specifications

Scanning Sensor
Optical ResolutionNo Data
Software Resolution (Interpolation)No Data
Printer Features
Print Resolution2400dpi - 4800dpi
Ink Tanks12
Print SizeA3+
CD DVD PrintingYes
Duplex UnitNo
LCD Monitor
LCD MonitorNo Data
Tilting screenNo Data
Touch ScreenNo Data
Card Type
    Power Source
    Power Consumption (W)0.4 - 24
    Box Contents
    Box ContentsEasy-PhotoPrint EX with HD Movie Print¹, Easy-PhotoPrint Pro², Easy-WebPrint EX³, Solution Menu EX, Colour Management Tool Pro (download)

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    Over done it a little with the ink cartridges??? 12 @ 29 quid each!!! Too excessive!!Sad
    BUT how much a print?
    Daffy1 13 401 Ireland
    I'd like to see this compared with the HP ProB9180, which I cannot fault for quality of print. Damian

    Quote:BUT how much a print?

    According to the Canon guy, it works out at around 83p a print on standard quality.
    brian1208 17 11.8k 12 United Kingdom
    What a monster! I can only imagine how good those prints must look BUT - I've made my decision and got the R3000 so I will not lust after this new toy! (but its very hard not to Smile )
    At 1.15/A3 print on super gloss, it is less expensive than the purchase of this new monster, plus the price of replacement inks.
    VSS 11 17 United Kingdom
    And still no roll feeder for panoramic prints, unlike the Epsons.

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