When it comes to photo printing no other system can beat a laboratory printed photo in terms of quality. It is a quality that can never be duplicated by any home based photo printer.
However, Canon is in forefront of trying to bridge the gap in print quality between those printed in the lab and at homes. In fact, with the current release of the Pixma Pro 1 Canon multifunction printer all images from any digital SLR Cameras can come out as dazzling prints similar to one developed in laboratories. This model is aimed for professionals who demand top quality black and white as well as color prints. It is also designed to print virtually on any medium from glossy to matte photo paper and even to fine art.
The Canon Pixma Pro 1 is the best that the market could offer today, but its stature could not last for long as competition is intense. Here are some features that make the Pro 1 the best AIO in the market:
- Prints with the LUCIA 12 pigment ink system that gives professional images up to 13 x 19 inch.
- Professional quality grayscale printing is prominent with five black and gray inks added to smoothen gradation and reduced graininess.
- It has the Chroma Optimizer that creates uniform glossiness, expanding the color gamut and enhance the black density of the prints.
- And the nice thing about it is, it is compatible with individual PGI-29 tanks (matte black, photo black, cyan, magenta, photo magenta, yellow, red, dark gray, light gray, gray chroma optimizer). And for the users, savings could be had on available value packs, and designed to only replace the tanks that run out of ink.
Instead of the regular nine, the Pro 1 uses 11 pigment based inks and the optimizer assures that the prints will enhance the smoothness, and distinct uniformity of the finish. And obviously to reduce running cost this canon multifunction printer operates on extra large 36ml ink tanks.
When the Pro 1 Canon multifunction printer is printing on factory default setting, borderless print takes about 10 minutes to complete. But, the results are simply out of this world, spectacular for both monochrome and color prints. This is possible because of the inclusion of both matte, photo black and the three gray ink canisters.
Remember, the Pro 1 Canon multifunction printers dominance is just fleeting, sooner or later other printer models can catch up and oust it of its lofty stature.