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Printers: PIXMA PRO printers

The Canon PIXMA PRO range of inkjet printers is designed to produce high quality A3+ prints from your images. The range is split into three models – the PIXMA PRO-1, PIXMA PRO-10S and PIXMA PRO-100S – each of which is aimed at slightly different uses.

FINE print head technology

For the PIXMA PRO models, Canon employs FINE print head technology. This technology works in a slightly different way to normal inkjets. Instead of spraying ink out onto the paper, the ink is pushed out through heating it so that all of the ink is ejected at once as a droplet. This makes it much less susceptible to airflow disturbance over the print head and also ensures a highly uniform drop size and consistent drop placement. Depending on the model, the ink droplet size can be as small as 3 picolitres. In total, it adds up to ability to produce a maximum print resolution of 4800x2400dpi for exceptionally detailed prints.

 

The PIXMA PRO-100S has an ink droplet size of just 3 picolitres and operates with an 8-ink Chromalife100+ dye-based system.

Colour profiling

Ensuring colour accurate prints is considered one of the hardest parts of printing images. With the PIXMA PRO range, this has been simplified with the inclusion of print profiles for a wide range of media: both Canon’s own and also third party media from manufacturers such as Hahnemuhle, Canson and Ilford. If the paper you wish to use is not provided by default, the Colour Management Tool Pro software provides a very simple profiling wizard that makes it easy to print a measurement chart that can be read by a range of colour calibration devices, thus enabling you to create your own custom ICC profiles to ensure the optimum output quality.

Chroma Optimizer

The PIXMA PRO-1 and PIXMA PRO-10S both feature an additional ink tank, called the Chroma Optimizer, which helps to produce prints with uniform glossiness. During printing, Chroma Optimizer is laid over the top of the print, a bit like a clear coat. This has the effect of filling in the gaps between the different ink droplets and so creating a uniform layer of ink with no troughs or ridges. With no troughs or ridges, light can reflect back from the print evenly so giving a continuous level of glossiness across the entire print. In darker tones, Chroma Optimizer will also increase the colour gamut of the print and by reflecting less light back than black ink alone, it has the effect of showing the true depth of the blacks in a print.

 

Located in the sides of the printer rather than on the print head carriage the PIXMA PRO-1 had 2.5x larger ink tanks and a faster print speed than any previous PIXMA Pro printer. This image shows the Chroma Optimizer (CO) ink tank being replaced.

For both colour and monochrome printing, the Chroma Optimizer ink also reduces bronzing. Bronzing is a phenomenon where tones in the print, especially grey tones, take on an iridescent appearance – a lot like bronze metal. This effect is closely related to metamarism where two colours can look different under different lighting conditions. In both cases, the use of Chroma Optimizer will reduce this effect, giving a more visually pleasing result that is also more colour accurate.

Chromalife 100+ system

The dye-based inks of the PIXMA PRO-100S are a part of what Canon calls the Chromalife 100+ system. When used with selected Canon photo paper, the combination of paper and ink forms a bond that ensures colour-fastness under archival storage conditions for up to 100 years.

Normal prints will fade over time as they are subjected to changes in environmental conditions. However, the Chromalife system provides for a more durable print that will resist fading.

LUCIA pigment ink technology

The PIXMA PRO-10S and PRO-1 printers feature LUCIA pigment ink technology. This is the same ink technology as used in Canon’s Large Format Printers. The LUCIA pigment inks combine the glossiness that is normally associated with dye inks, with the colour vibrancy and durability associated with pigment inks. The PIXMA PRO-10S printer utilises a 10-ink system whilst the PIXMA PRO-1 has a 12-ink system.

 

The PIXMA PRO-10S uses 10 LUCIA pigment-based inks which help to provide amazing print consistency, exceptional image permanence and can reproduce a wide colour gamut, adding to the vibrancy and detail of images, and neutral monochrome images.

Print Studio Pro plug-in

Taking an image from screen to print can prove challenging to get the best results, however with Canon's Print Studio Pro plug-in, which comes with all the PIXMA PRO models, achieving the best print results is easy. This plug-in works with Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Photoshop Elements, Adobe Lightroom and Canon Digital Photo Professional software to make printing simple.

Within the plug-in it is possible to select all the settings required for printing; including layout, paper size, paper type and any colour management requirements so you can set up the printer without an in-depth knowledge of print technology.

For monochrome printing, a ‘print black and white photo’ option will ensure that your monochrome images are rendered more naturally and colour images are converted to monochrome simply and effectively.

Key features of the PIXMA PRO printer range

Printer PIXMA PRO-100S PIXMA PRO-10S PIXMA PRO-1
Print size A3+ A3+ A3+
Ink type Dye Pigment Pigment
Ink droplet size 3pl 4pl 4pl
Number of inks 8 10 12
Ink tank size 13ml 14ml 36ml
Ideally suited to Colour gloss Mono or Matte Colour and Mono