Print your own Gallery of Glory with the Canon PIXMA PRO-1
World's first 12-ink A3+ photo printer combines accuracy with speed for quality colour and monochrome prints
Singapore, 3 February 2012 – Canon Singapore today announced the launch of the PIXMA PRO-1, a new professional inkjet printer. The printer features the latest technology of 12 separate ink tanks, five of which are monochrome inks dedicated to producing professional quality black and white prints. With LUCIA pigment inks for accurate colours and a Full-Photolithographic Inkjet Nozzle Engineering (FINE) print head to provide the highest possible print resolution, the PIXMA PRO-1 marks the addition of professional photographic solutions to Canon's extensive range of lifestyle printer products.
"We have seen a lot more people taking up photography using DSLRs, and spending more time on image and photo editing." says Andrew Koh, Senior Director and General Manager of Consumer Imaging & Information Group, Canon Singapore. "With professional print quality for both colour and monochrome images, the PIXMA PRO-1 is the next logical step in showcasing these great efforts."
The PIXMA PRO-1 professional inkjet printer delivers exhibition-quality prints with a new 12-tank individual ink system, comprising of 6 colour inks (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Red, Photo Cyan, Photo Magenta), 5 monochrome inks (Photo Black, Matte Black, Dark Gray, Gray and Light Gray) and 1 Chroma Optimizer. The inks provide an exceptional range of colours for improved skin tones and accuracy in monochrome prints, and allow for seamless switching between various types of print media. The Chroma Optimizer completes the 12-ink system by smoothening out stray ink droplets that cause uneven reflection, adding glossiness with anti-bronzing and allowing users to show off gallery quality images.
Accuracy Meets Efficiency
The PIXMA PRO-1 features three colour modes – colour, monochrome and the new photo colour print mode which reproduces blues and greens to match visual memory of colours. Its new Optimum Image Generating (OIG) system analyses colours in an image file and calculates the optimum ink combination and volume of ink droplets needed. This enhances colour reproduction to bring out fine tonal gradations and ensures uniform glossiness across all print modes and media types, producing realistic print quality.
The PIXMA PRO-1's FINE print head brings out detailed quality in prints, with a high print resolution of up to 4,800 x 2,400dpi. Coupled with a printing depth of 16-bits per channel, the printer promises smooth tonal gradations in both colour and monochrome prints. At the same time, print speed has been improved by increasing the number of nozzles to 12,288 nozzles (1,024 nozzles x 12 colours).
The new machine comes with larger ink tanks for longer print periods and offers a dual paper feeding system for both semi-gloss media and fine art media. Front opening panels enable easy access to the ink tanks on either side of the main printer body, while the rear tray accommodates up to 20 sheets of photo paper, and the manual feed slot accepts photo paper up to 356mm (14") wide and heavier fine art paper. This feeding system helps to ensure paper is accurately fed, thus eliminating skewed prints, improving efficiency and minimizing wastage of ink, paper and time.
An added benefit for those who purchase the Canon PIXMA PRO-1 professional inkjet printer is the bundled software: Easy-PhotoPrint EX, which allows users to create fun and creative photobooks or calendars in just five quick steps, while Easy-WebPrint EX helps you to print Web content in your desired format.
The new PIXMA PRO-1 professional inkjet printer can be connected to a network via Ethernet, allowing multiple user access to the printer. This is especially useful for imaging professionals working together within a single location.
Price & Availability
The PIXMA PRO-1 will be available at authorized Canon dealers in mid February at the recommended retail price of S$1,399.
About Canon Singapore Pte Ltd
Canon is a global leader in photographic and digital imaging solutions. Canon Singapore Pte Ltd is the headquarters for South & Southeast Asia driving sales, marketing and service strategies. Besides handling the domestic market, the company leads 18 other countries including subsidiaries in India, Malaysia, Thailand and a representative office in Vietnam. The parent company Canon Inc. has a global network of close to 300 companies and employs close to 200,000 people worldwide. It is dedicated to the advancement in technology and innovation and commits about 10% of its total revenue each year to R&D. Canon is consistently one of the top few companies to earn the most number of patents over the last 19 years. As a Fortune Global 500 company, Canon is guided by its kyosei philosophy that focuses on living and working together for the common good.
More information is available at www.canon.com.sg