Canon unveils PIXMA PRO-1 Professional Inkjet Printer Nov 08, 2011 10:14 by Chris Rails
Canon has announced the launch of its new PIXMA PRO-1 Professional Inkjet Printer, which features an innovative system for Canon printer ink cartridges.
The printer boasts a 12-ink system, five of which are monochrome, along with a new FINE Print Head that the maker hopes will help deliver consistent, accurate results that professional photographers demand.
This new Canon printer ink system features cyan, magenta, yellow, red, photo cyan, photo magenta, photo black, matte black, grey, dark grey, light grey and chroma optimizer.
All of these work to help improve the vividness of the images. In addition, skin-tone reproduction has been improved to provide a more natural look, eliminating the magenta cast occasionally found when printing portraits.
“Canon is proud to be one of the only companies to offer professionals a complete input to output photographic ecosystem,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, executive vice-president and general manager of the imaging technologies and communications group at Canon USA.
“The recent introduction of the EOS-1D X DSLR camera and now the PIXMA PRO-1 Printer, further solidifies Canon’s commitment to providing professionals with the necessary equipment in order to help them produce the highest level possible in image quality.”
PIXMA PRO-1 Photo Printer features a tubular printer ink delivery system, with the inks housed on the sides of the printer.
As a result, the printer can produce a 13-inch x 19-inch sized print in approximately four minutes and 20 seconds on Canon Photo Paper Pro Platinum.
The feed system has also been modified. There is a dual paper path on the top rear of the printer for semi-gloss and glossy prints and a manual paper feed on the back for fine art media.
Meanwhile, research from the Wilhelm Imaging Research reveals the expected light fastness of a print using the PIXMA PRO-1 Printer with Canon’s semi-gloss media is roughly 70 years.
Canon recently announced that it will install Oracle software systems into a range of its multifunction printer ink and scanning devices in 2012.