Contact us: +44 116 291 9092
Title Image
canon pro-1

Canon Pro-1 Printer

  |   Canon printer, Photography news, Printing, Product announcement   |   2 Comments


Upcoming printer review

Canon UK have sent me a Pro-1 A3+ printer for review.

A quick check shows a very capable B&W print mode, which with a 3rd party lustre paper produced a very even and neutral looking print – residual non-linearity was very easily cleared up with a QTR profile, which I was able to use directly when printing from CS5 to the driver’s B&W mode.

This from Canon’s launch info (last year – supplies of this printer were seriously hit by the floods in Thailand)

  • 12-ink system with wide colour gamut
  • Chroma Optimizer for uniform glossiness and crisp, sharp blacks
  • Optimum Image Generating system enhances colour reproduction
  • Black and white prints with 5 monochrome inks
  • New LUCIA pigment inks ensure photo permanence
  • Create a gallery-quality A3+ photo in approx. 2 minutes 55 sec
  • High capacity ink tanks
  • Wide range of media support including 356mm (14”) wide and thick media

Here it is after printing an A3+ profiling target.

Canon Pro-1 printer

Canon Pro-1 printer

If anyone has any specific queries, do let me know (here or email directly) and I’ll try and see if I can find an answer, or address the issue in my review (probably by the end of the month).

Never miss a new article or review - Sign up for our Newsletter (2-4 a month max.)

Enjoyed this article?

More print related information

For information about other printers, paper reviews and profiling (colour management) see the Printing section of the main Articles and Reviews page, or use the search box at the top of any page. There are also specific index pages for any articles connected with the following topics:

More of Keith's articles/reviews (Google's picks to match this page)



  • Robin Sibson | Nov 21, 2012 at 4:31 pm

    Looking forward to your review, Keith, but I may well have ordered this printer before it appears, since I need to replace my dead i9950 soonish. As a relatively light amateur user with limited paper requirements, it is not economic for me to purchase a spectrophotometer costing almost as much as the printer in order to produce custom profiles, yet to judge from the review on dpreview these make a difference, and I am not persuaded this is just a matter of printer-to-printer variation. It would be a kindness if you would post your own profiles for a few of the more widely-used papers, including the basic Canon papers. Among other things, this would provide some useful feedback on just how portable such profiles are.

    • Keith | Nov 21, 2012 at 5:21 pm

      Writing it up now… should be ready by tomorrow evening.

      Unfortunately I won’t have any profiles, since I only profiled the non Canon ones (Canon ones worked fine, but with important caveats. If I knew what ‘the more widely-used papers’ were and had some, I might have profiles, but do remember I don’t buy boxes of paper just for reviews, and small sheets are not what I use with our 8300 ;-)

      Excellent print quality, but issues for me with paper handling/sizes

Post A Comment