Canon Pixma Pro-1 review

Canon's big, fat, high-end A3+ printer is the best yet

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Despite the Canon Pixma Pro-1 being designed with the needs of professional photographers in mind, it's a printer to be coveted by enthusiast photographers who want the ultimate in image quality.

We liked

The Pixma Pro-1 is Canon's best desktop inkjet so far, and is sure to influence further printer releases from the company. Prints produced by this A3+ inkjet don't come much better, and it's a stylish and efficient piece of hardware to live with.

We disliked

If you're upgrading from a quality desktop photo printer such as the Canon Pixma Pro9500 Mark II, you're unlikely to see a step-change in performance. There's no denying that the Canon Pixma Pro-1 is a bit of a beast, too, both in terms of initial outlay and the amount of desktop space it occupies. This is a BIG, heavy printer.

Final verdict

There's lots to like here, from the confidence-inspiring build quality and performance to the commercially sound ink price and print longevity.

Although it doesn't redefine our expectations of desktop printing - the Epson Stylus Pro R3000 and Canon Pixma Pro9500 Mark II are very capable machines that produce impressive A3 prints - the Canon Pixma Pro-1 sets the new benchmark.

If you're in the market for a new A3+ printer, you can afford it and you've got the space to house it, then the Canon Pixma Pro-1 represents an excellent investment.

Tech Specs

Product TypeInkjet Printer
Maximum Photo Print Speed175 Second
Standard Input Media Capacity150 sheets
Product FamilyPIXMA
Maximum Print Resolution4800 x 2400 dpi
Brand NameCanon
Form FactorDesktop
Print ColourColour
Duplex PrintingManual
Media SizeA3, A3+, A4, A5, B4, B5, Letter, Legal, A3 - 297 mm x 420 mm, A3+ - 329 mm x 483 mm, A4 - 210 mm x 297 mm, A5 - 148 mm x 210 mm, B4 - 250 mm x 353 mm, B5 - 176 mm x 250 mm, Letter - 216 mm x 279 mm, Legal - 216 mm x 356 mm, 250 mm x 300 mm, 200 mm x 250 mm, 130 mm x 180 mm, 100 mm x 150 mm, 360 mm x 430 mm
Recommended UsePhoto/Disc Print
Number of Input/Multipurpose Trays Installed1
Number of Input Trays Supported1
Maximum Input Media Capacity150 sheets
Ethernet TechnologyFast Ethernet
Height239 mm
Width695 mm
Depth462 mm
Media TypePlain Paper, Fine Art Paper, Photo Paper, Glossy Paper, Semi-gloss Paper, Matte Paper, High Resolution Paper, Photo Sticker, Special Application Paper, CD/DVD/BD, Thick Paper
ManufacturerCanon, Inc
Product ModelPRO-1
Product NamePIXMA PRO-1 Inkjet Printer
Product LinePIXMA
Manufacturer Part Number4786B008AA
Manufacturer Website Address
Marketing Information

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. The PIXMA PRO-1 produces professional quality, saleable prints up to A3+ in colour and monochrome, with high level of productivity making it the ideal printer for studio use and commercial exhibitions.

Platform SupportedPC, Mac
Package Contents
  • PIXMA PRO-1 Inkjet Printer
  • 1 x Photo Black Ink Tank
  • 1 x Matte Black Ink Tank
  • 1 x Dark Grey Ink Tank
  • 1 x Grey Ink Tank
  • 1 x Light Grey Ink Tank
  • 1 x Cyan Ink Tank
  • 1 x Photo Cyan Ink Tank
  • 1 x Magenta Ink Tank
  • 1 x Photo Magenta Ink Tank
  • 1 x Yellow Ink Tank
  • 1 x Red Ink Tank
  • 1 x Chroma Optimiser Ink Tank
  • Power Cord
  • Direct Disc Print Tray
  • Setup CD & Printed Documents
  • Print Head Alignment Paper
Limited Warranty1 Year
Weight (Approximate)27.70 kg