Summary: The other day I introduced you to Canon’s entry-level professional photo printer, the Pixma Pro-100. The Pro-100 is entry-level, in fact, that at about $500 MSRP, it costs around half as much as the topic of review, the Pixma Pro-1. Think of the Pixma Pro-100 as a bridge between consumer-grade photo printers, such as Canon’s own or Epson’s , and the Pro-1 as a full-blown professional photo printer.
Excerpt: This printer from Canon is an upgrade from their PIXMA Pro9500 Mark II, using larger ink tanks but retaining the same gorgeous print output as the previous model. It uses 12 tanks of ink, five of which dedicated to monochrome and six color tanks, with two cyans and magentas for use with matte or photo paper.
Conclusion: Given its size and heft, and the fact that this is the top model in the Pixma Pro line, it’s surprising that Canon decided to limit the Pro-1’s media handling capabilities to 13 inches. But other than that, our only complaint is the weight. Even that isn’t much of a complaint, since pretty much all wide-format photo printers tend to be on the hefty side, so it’s somewhat unfair to ding it for that.
Pros: 12 colors of inks produce excellent output quality, Wide-format, Five black inks can generate excellent monochrome prints
Cons: Large, heavy, and pricey (if we must complain), Limited to 13-inch media.
Excerpt: Canon's Pixma Pro-1 is a large but surprisingly sleek-looking A3+ photo printer aimed squarely at the professional end of the market. At over £600, it's one of the most expensive A3+ printers around, although it's still a snip compared to A2 printers such as Epson's Stylus Pro 4900. The Pixma Pro-1 uses Canon's Lucia inks which, unlike more traditional photo printing ink systems, are pigment-based rather than dye-based.