Canon PIXMA PRO-1 Professional Inkjet Printer
Canon has announced the launch of a new printer, Canon PIXMA PRO-1, which is considered as the world’s first A3 printer featuring 12 separate inks. Canon PIXMA PRO-1 Professional Inkjet Printer is an inspiration from Canon digital SLR cameras of the EOS series. The 12-ink system makes this printer stand out from the previous models of Canon as it can print pictures with never seen before quality.
The 12-ink system is comprised of six color inks (Cyan, Photo Cyan, Photo Magenta, Magenta, Red, and Yellow), three grey inks (Dark Grey, Grey, and Light Grey), and two black inks (Photo and Matte). In addition, it features a chroma optimizer that, according to Canon, increases black density and makes glossiness uniform.
Canon PIXMA PRO-1 Professional Inkjet Printer supports an input resolution of 1200 dots-per-inch (DPI), which helps in printing smooth prints with a resolution as high as 4800 by 2400 DPI. The optimum image generating (OIG) system helps in analyzing the colored photo, calculating the maximum ink combination, and determining the capacity of ink droplets. After taking all the required measurements, it is placed on the paper with the help of the FINE print head of Canon with 12,288 nozzles.
The ink tanks of Canon PIXMA PRO-1 Professional Inkjet Printer are larger than the previous PIXMA models, which help in maintaining longer running periods. It is equipped with a front-opening panel, which helps in accessing the tanks easily. Its rear tray can handle up to 20 sheets of photo paper, whereas the manual feed slot accepts up to 14-inch photo paper.
Canon PIXMA PRO-1 Professional Inkjet Printer has the ability to control the droplet volume, which helps in balancing the amount of color and ink, thus ensuring that color output is consistent in all the prints. It also has advanced features like mist fan along with air circulation system, and a tabular ink supply system that is different from the print head.
The printer comes with Easy-PhotoPrint Pro software, which can be used as a standalone tool or as a plug-in for Canon Digital Photo Professional software or for Adobe Photoshop. Canon PIXMA PRO-1 Professional Inkjet Printer also has the ability to select the right ICC profile automatically for each and every Canon paper available for fine arts from other manufacturers.
All in all, Canon PIXMA PRO-1 Professional Inkjet Printer is perfect for professional and amateur photographers. It is also good for printing pictures for commercial exhibitions and studios. The printer will be out in the market by November, priced at around $1280.
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