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£545 inc. £100 Cashback. 48hr Delivery Item. The professional A3+ Canon Pixma Pro 1 Inkjet Printer provides the exceptional print quality which your photographs deserve. Significantly expanding the colour gamut and featuring a new Chroma Optimizer, the Pixma Pro 1 offers a unique LUCIA pigment 12-ink system to ensure stunning results for both colour and black and white prints. The 12-ink system is equipped with 5 dedicated monochrome inks, offering classic black and white prints with excellent detail and a smooth tonal gradation. The Canon Pro 1 is capable of printing a gallery-quality A3+ photo in approx 2 minutes 55 seconds and high volume, off-carriage ink tanks ensure longer running periods between ink changes so you can continue with the job in hand at ease. Ethernet connection ensures the PIXMA PRO-1 can be shared easily. Please note: Due to the size and weight of this printer we can only ship this item to UK destinations on a 48hour delivery service via FedEx (£7.95). More
Photolab printing for professionals -
The PIXMA PRO-1 produces professional quality, saleable prints up to A3+ in colour and monochrome, with high level of productivity making it the ideal printer for studio use and commercial exhibitions.
Groundbreaking 12-ink system -
Experience professional image quality with the unique 12-ink system significantly expanding colour gamut and featuring new Chroma Optimizer for perfectly uniform glossiness and crisp, sharp blacks. Next generation LUCIA pigment inks are used for outstanding image permanence, allowing prints to be sold or exhibited with confidence.
Supreme monochrome prints -
Produce outstanding classic black and white prints with five dedicated monochrome inks offering beautiful neutral prints with excellent detail, smooth tonal gradation and density reminiscent of traditional darkroom prints.
Exceptional image quality -
The Optimum Image Generating system analyzes the photo colour and precisely calculates optimum inks combination and volume of ink droplets which are then accurately placed on paper by FINE print head to achieve the print quality so realistic it almost jumps off the page.
Productivity on a commercial scale -
A gallery-quality A3+ photo to be produced in approx 2 minutes 55 seconds and high volume, off-carriage ink tanks ensure longer running periods between ink changes. Real-time droplet volume control stabilizes printed colour and ink density ensuring consistent output from print to print. Ethernet connection ensures the PIXMA PRO-1 can be shared easily.
Flexible media support -
PIXMA PRO-1 supports various types of Canon and third party media from 10x15cm to A3+ and has a dedicated manual feed slot for 356mm (14”) wide and thicker media. Whether you’re using glossy, semi-gloss, matte or fine art media, you can be confident that the result will grace any gallery
Efficient workflow and professional colour control -
Easy-PhotoPrint Pro printing plug-in works seemingly with Adobe Photoshop® family and Canon Digital Photo Professional and lets you to print multiple images with all print settings in one place. With Ambient Light Correction you can automatically adjust print colours to the type of lighting under which the print will be displayed. The Color Management Tool Pro software let’s you create custom ICC profiles using an X-Rite colour management tools (including ColorMunki) to ensure optimum output quality.
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Canon Pixma Pro-1
By CAP Coops
About Me Frequent User
Comments about Canon Pixma Pro 1 Inkjet Printer:
Initially bought the printer based on other reviews and thought would be a good purchase, until came to use it, took a lot of ink, paper and eventually the purchase of colormunki photo to get prints which were as seen on the monitor (using calibrated Dell Ultrasharp), was printing too dark about 2-3 exposures too dark.Now I have managed to calibrate the monitor to the printer using the colormunki photo this is now a great product, although heavy on the chroma optimiser, would recommend to switch this off and use only for long lasting display photos. As this is my first experience of using a high end printer my experiences may be down to un-experienced user rather than a mis-placed expectation of the printer to print staight out of the box as my £70 epson did and still does.That said I am now producing prints that exceeded my expectations and would recommend this product to others if they are aware / know about calibration and have the equipment to do it.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Fantastic. Get Canon paper though
About Me Infrequent User
I use the printer sparingly currently as I'm a design graduate just using it for the odd freelance project where I need excellent print quality - plus financially I can't stock up on the ink and paper. I plan on using it more frequently (small business level) soon though. I struggled initially getting the colour output right and thought of forking out for a colour calibration kit. DONT! As soon as I invested in some high quality Canon paper I could then choose the correlating colour profile in print settings and the printer then knew exactly how much ink to chuck at it. No more dark, dingey images and graphics and the ink is lasting better.Also keep in mind the cost of the cartridges if you're just starting out. Despite the truly astounding, economic droplet system in place here, they are around £25 a pop. I'm just about to replace the 2nd cartridge with the other 10 looking as if they're going to run out at the same time. The first to go was Matte Black, the Chroma Optimizer is now getting very low.Print time is great considering the quality that results. Put it this way it's not going to shoot out, so will be around a few minutes for an A3 poster with a solid background. You won't regret the initial investment cost of this printer, I'm confident it will grow with my professional development for years to come.
simply the best
from littleport ely cambs
this pro-1 printer in the last month has been immaculate,took a couple of hours to get going but it has quite quickly got better and better. I had a 9000 mk l and still have my 9000mk2 which was very good but this pro-1 is the best by far.
(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
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It is worth noting that the dimensions listed by Canon are for the fully closed up printer, you need to add extra space behind and in front for the media. Canon recommend 10 Inches behind, but don't specify in front, I measure about 10 inches for the tray. I found using a trolley on wheels minimises the impact in the room.Setup is slow, due to head alignment and ink pumping, but you only need to do that once, so it's not a big issue, and you can be installing the drivers while you wait.I've had very good results when used in conjuction with a Colormunki Photo for calibrating the monitor and printer, although the prints were still a pretty good match to screen without performing calibration, and the tonal range is fantastic.I've not used it yet but there is an option to apply a second image to the gloss printing part of the process so you could apply shiney text to a matt print for greetings cards, as an example.It is pricey but you are getting prints at a quality worthy of sale when used with good quality print media.
(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
A vast improvement over the Pro 9500
About Me Professional
I purchased the Pro 1 to replace my Pro 9500 Mk2 (which proved to be very costly in terms of ink consumption). The larger 36ml cartridges go a long way and are proving to be economical from a commercial perspective (I am a semi-retired Wedding Photographer), but this printer is even bigger and heavier than the Pro 9500 so you will need a large professional office desk or separate printer stand if you are using a twin monitor set-up.The print results are superb and far better than my old Pro 9500 Mk2 in B&W, but I have yet to absolutely perfect screen to print matching with my Dell 30" monitors set to Adobe RGB. The drivers and utilities meet the usual high standards set by Canon over the past decade and work well in XP and Vista 64 (I have yet to try Windows 7). I am surprised to read that some owners have had difficulties setting-up this model as it is no more complicated than the other 'Professional' standard printers/plotters I have used over the years, but I expect the sheer number of options and 'tweaks' available within the software may overwhelm some novice PC users – just take your time and do the research before straying from the defaults!
Quality in all ways
By One of many creators, Stu.
About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast
I create art on my PC, usually using photoshop sometimes with manipulated photo's and this printer is the best for hardcopy. A bit big - even bigger than I thought, so finding a home for it is tuff,although it does plug in through ethernet so it only needs to be close enough to grab the wonderful finshed work from it.
(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)
Outstanding quality, with a little work
This is my first A3+ printer and I'm really impressed with it. I've used high quality A4 printers from Canon and HP but the Pixma Pro-1 is in a completely different league. With a bit of care the print quality is simply outstanding. Scaling up to A3+ at such high quality is really showing up the flaws in my photography! Colours are smooth, deep and consistent, and I've not yet had any need to create custom profiles. The extra black inks make all the difference in monochrome prints, with smooth greys and minimal metameric shift.Out-of-the-box my first few prints were on the dark side, but it took very little tweaking to sort this - anyone familiar with PS, Lightroom or similar should have no problems at all. Getting the best out of it will take a little time and experimentation - this is true of any serious printer!I honestly didn't find the setup particularly complicated, though getting it up to my office was a challenge. Be aware, this printer really is enormous and very, very heavy. This is my only gripe - it takes up more than half my desk!No printer comes with a USB cable, and few products with a print manual - complaints about these are just nitpicking.Canon offer ICC profiles for art paper, which saves a lot of trial and error, and it's produced excellent results from the cheaper papers I've used. Printing is quiet and quick and so far it's been no thirstier than any other quality inkjet.
(2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
Not for the faint hearted.
I am not a pro-photographer but I am a Pro-IT specialist. I have built and installed dozens of printers and I found this complicated. It is not a simple unpack and switch on affair. The system does a full self check every time it is switched on and more often than not I have had to fix a problem before I can print.Once the printer is configured and operating it is trivial to use which is good because it has virtually no controls. I made the mistake of testing it with some cheap paper I had around without establishing the correct profiles and ended up with a soggy mess. However, buy some quality paper and the output is superb. I have used the Pixma A4 range and a 9500 and printing the same image from the Pro1 looks so much better.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Great printer, expensive but worth it
By George the player
This printer is very quiet. It is very good for B/W images with the 5 "Blacks." 12 inks sounds good
(1 of 9 customers found this review helpful)
Very disappointing picture quality
I'm generally an avid supporter of Canon gear - got lots of it. Also usually rate WEX highly. Looking at internet reviews, this printer rocks. However, in reality my old Canon iP4600 produces far better pictures than this - at a tenth of the cost. I wouldn't put pictures produced by this printer on my garage wall - very dark with loss of detail in shadows (the picture not my garage). Currently trying to resolve via Canon support. This printer should perform great, right out of the box. I'm guessing it's a duff batch! This is my worse purchase ever. Hope Canon can sort out, otherwise it's a claim on WEX. Very inconvenient, but we will get there.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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