By ZAM KARIMbytz@thestar.com.my
CANON says its Pixma Pro-1 inkjet printer has a host of technologies that helps it produce deeper, richer and truer blacks to match the pictures captured by professional photographers.
It uses a 12-ink of which five are monochrome - photo black, matte black, grey, dark grey and light grey - to achieve smooth gradations and suppressed graininess.
The monochrome inks also work with the rest of the colour inks (cyan, magenta, yellow, red, photo cyan and photo magenta) to produce more vibrant colours.
After the ink is laid down on the media, the printer applies the chroma optimiser (the 12th ink) to help eliminate the bumps between droplets that at times can reflect light irregularly, resulting in a more uniform and aesthetically pleasing print.
The Pro-1 prints on papers up to A3+ and has a reolution of of 4,800 x 2,400dpi (dots per inch).
It is also the company's first Pixma professional model to feature a tubular ink delivery system where the inks are housed on both sides of the printer, helping to improve the print speed. For instance, on a Canon Photo Paper Pro Platinum, the printer only takes about four minutes and 20 seconds to churn out an A3 full-colour photograph.
The overall lifespan of a printout on semi-gloss media is approximately 70 years.
The Pro-1 retails for RM3,899.