Heads up pro photographers and serious hobbyists, if you’re interested in printing “gallery-quality” photos, you are in luck as Canon has unveiled the Canon Pixma Pro-1 printer, which apparently has been created with the pro photographer in mind.
The printer carries 12 individual inks cartridges and is said to be able to print A3+ photos up to 4800×2400 dpi, meaning that this is one of those occasions where the number of megapixels your camera has actually matters. After all, printing VGA quality photos in 4800×2400 dpi seems like a bit of waste, doesn’t it? The print also sports an image detection system, which supposedly is more precise when tracking what inks are needed for a particular photo. It is said to be able to print photos that have been adjusted for the lighting the print will see, such as when hanging in an art gallery.
Aside from quality, Canon is also putting the focus on the speed of the printer, claiming that a full-quality, 1200dpi print will take about 2 mins 55 seconds to complete. The Canon Pixma Pro-1 is expected to go for 800 GBP, with 28.99 GBP for replacement ink cartridges, and is said to start shipping some time in early November.