Canon PIXMA PRO-1 Professional Inkjet Printer

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Key Features

  • The PIXMA PRO-1 Professional Inkjet Printer is the quintessential tool for the professional photographer that gives you the ability to print the images you captured with your Canon EOS Digital SLR, exactly as you envisioned it
  • LUCIA 12 pigment ink system for professional image performance up to 13" x 19"
  • Professional quality grayscale printing with five black and gray inks included for smooth gradations and reduced graininess
  • New Chroma Optimizer creates uniform glossiness, expanded color gamut and enhanced black density
  • Compatible with Individual PGI-29 Ink Tanks (Matte Black, Photo Black, Cyan, Photo Cyan, Magenta, Photo Magenta, Yellow, Red, Dark Gray, Light Gray, Gray, Chroma Optimizer). Save Even More On Value Packs. Only Replace The Inks That Run Out!

Product Description

Experience the ultimate quality. Create professional, saleable prints with this 12-ink A3+ printer without sending your images to a photolab. High productivity and media support ensure maximum profit.


Printer type Professional
Color technology Inkjet
Max color resolution 4800 x 2400 dpi
Max B/W resolution 4800 x 2400 dpi
Droplet size 4 pl
Photo print speed 2min 55 sec (13"x 19")
Inks 12 (Photo Black, Matte Black, Dark Grey, Grey, Light Grey, Cyan, Photo Cyan, Magenta, Photo Magenta, Yellow, Red, Chroma Optimizer)
Ink type Pigment-based
Paper handling
Max document size 13" x 19"
Fixed paper size No
Supported media 13"x 19", A3, Letter, legal, 4 x 6 in, 5 x 7 in, 8 x 10 in, Standard No.10 envelopes
Feeder capacity 150
Number of trays 2
Auto duplex / double sided printing No
Borderless printing Yes
Color management No
Direct printing Yes (PictBridge)
Voice enabled No
Ethernet Yes (10/100)
Wi-Fi No
Bluetooth No
USB USB 2.0 (480Mbit/sec)
Memory card support No
Operating system
  • Windows XP (32-bit)
  • Windows XP (64-bit)
  • Windows Vista (32-bit)
  • Windows Vista (64-bit)
  • Windows 7 (32-bit)
  • Windows 7 (64-bit)
  • Max OS X - 10.4 (and above)
  • Max OS X - 10.5 (and above)
  • Max OS X - 10.6 (and above)
Display - touchscreen No
Batteries No
Weight 60.90 lb
Dimensions 27.4 x 9.5 x 18.2 (696 x 241 x 462 mm)


User Reviews

4.0 out of 5 stars
  • John Gruffydd, May 5, 2013 GMT:
    Good with some limitations

    I replaced an ailing HP B9180 with this printer, as I had previously had (literally) unfailing service from Canon printers. Not a full review, but some observations after a few months of ownership. In spite of the 36ml ink tanks, ink consumption is higher than I expected but can be alleviated by selecting "Standard" rather than "High" print quality in the driver, with little if any drop in quality. I hear you say "don't you use a dedicated profile?". Well, this is the first printer I've had ...

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Questions & Answers


Epson 3880 vs Canon Pixma Pro 1 - any thoughts?

We are a studio that needs to replace a printer and I am considering these two.  The 16x20 size is not important.  I am leaning towards the Epson because of our history with Epson's but would like anyone else's opinion.  Thanks

plknj asked
1 year ago


Try asking in the printers and printing forum, you will get more answers. I have the 3880 and think it is the best printer i have used. That said I know nothing about the canon. Continue Reading

hjr13 answered
1 year ago

I agree with you! Epson 3880 it is the best especially when I used the Papier EPSON SIGNATURE WORTHY Hot Press Natural Fine Art Paper. Continue Reading

williamturner answered
1 year ago

I LOVE my older Epson 3800. It's a great, solid printer and the large 80ml cartridges last a long time and the printer has survived 5 years of abuse and moving 3 times. I haven't used this specific Pixma but I have used some of their larger format roll-printers in the past. The Canons are also good, but I think in some respects the Pixma Pro 1 sits halfway between the 3880 and the Epson R3000. One thing that the Canon does have that Epson does not is a gloss optimizer cartridge than be useful if you mostly print on very glossy paper as it makes glossy prints look less like they were printed on an inkjet. Also Canon's Print Plug-In works quite well, though you have to get into the habit of printing through the export option in Photoshop instead of just hitting Print. I'd look at your favorite papers to use and if it is not Epson or Canon brand paper (Ilford, Hanemühle, Innova, Inkpress) see if they have downloadable ICC profiles for both printers. I'm certain they'll have it for the ... Continue Reading

kb2zuz answered
1 year ago


Canon Pixma Pro-1 or Epson Stylus Photo R3000?

I'm finally biting the bullet and buying a professional printer. I want larger than A4, so have gone for A3+ and have then narrowed my selection to these two models (Canon Pixma Pro-1 or Epson Stylus Photo R3000) on the basis of perceived suitability for B+W printing, as I expect to fully appreciate the additional black tones present in these two printers. Expected workload is sporadic heavy use. When the heavy is on, I expect to be printing perhaps 100+ pages per week. When it's off, I'm traveling for weeks or months at a time, and expect zero. Yes, I know this is bad news for printers, but I can limit these gaps at least within the first year or so to less than 1-2 weeks normally, and perhaps 1-2 months once a year. I'm based in a fairly dry climate. The printer will probably be in a fairly cool location (fairly constant 5-15 degree range). I'm not concerned about the price difference but would be very interested in reliability observations. I am located in China and the service ...

9 months ago


They are both fine printers.   I currently have the Pixma Pro 10 (and 100).   The Pro 10 is very close in quality to Pro-1.  I actually think that the prints may be better onthe Pro 10 but then there are way too many variables to say that for sure. Epson does sometimes have Ink Cartridge issues if the printer is sitting too long.  I've never had this with the Canons. Don't know how these work with Linux.... Continue Reading

tshapiro answered
9 months ago

Interesting. I hadn't heard that perspective. Hrrm. That's very good information if reliable ... how long have you been using which Canons, in what climate (dry? temperature?), how long have you left them idle, etc? I'm not sure anyone knows. In the worst case, however, I can simply run Windows in a VM, so I'm not worried. I think the Linux print drivers or the printer's own interface should be adequate for many features of the printers, and the remnants I can just boot up a VM for. Potentially that may not be necessary, but I'm not holding my breath! Continue Reading

9 months ago

I am using R3000 CIS with InkRepublic IRK4-nano inks which is much cheaper than Epson's inks but same good quality. It has been working nicely. They have both CIS and refillable carts and the refillable carts with inks are much cheaper than other suppliers. You are right, the R3000 is very expensive printer, and you want to buy a good CIS, not the crappy one. Inkrepublic does provide free shipping to other countries, but you want to ask them if they can ship to China from USA. Good luck. @W Continue Reading

williamio answered
9 months ago
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