Canon PIXMA Pro-1
With its premium build quality, the Pro-1 is aimed squarely at pros who demand top-quality monochrome as well as colour prints, on everything from glossy or matte photo paper to fine art media. It uses 11 pigment-based inks plus a ‘chroma optimiser’ to enhance the smoothness of the finish. Extralarge 36ml ink tanks help to reduce running costs.
At the best quality setting, an A3+ borderless print takes about nine and a half minutes, and results are spectacular for both colour and mono, the latter helped by the provision of both matte and ‘photo’ black inks, plus three greys.