Canon has rolled out new professional photo printers, single-function printers and an all-in-one Wi-Fi printer designed to support professional photo printing and offer faster output printing speeds over previous PIXMA Pro models. The professional photo printer models consist of PIXMA Pro-1, Pro-10 and Pro-100 while the single-function printers comprise of PIXMA iP8770 and iX6770. The PIXMA MG5570 is the all-in-one Wi-Fi printer.
The PIXMA professional photo printers are suited for amateurs, hobbyists, enthusiasts and professional photographers, as well as graphic artists and visually-inclined.
The high-end model in the Pro series, the PIXMA Pro-1 inkjet printer, is equipped with the 12 LUCIA pigment ink system that has five monochrome inks for superb grayscale prints. Compared with the conventional ink tanks, the Pro-1’s ink tanks are approximately 2.5 times larger, assuring more quality prints.
Having 4800 dpi print resolution and can print up to A3+ size with border and 11×14” image, the Pro-1 prints at a speed of approximately two minutes and 55 seconds. The printer has a Chroma Optimizer which ensures the inks lay smooth on the paper, reducing metamerism and bronzing. It has two paper trays – a rear tray for a variety of fine art and glossy photo papers, and a manual slot for thicker media. It also permits printing onto printable CDs and DVDs.
Boasting of a color range that has improved saturation of colors and darker, deeper blacks, the Pro-1 allows professional photographers to achieve new levels of skin tone reproduction, accuracy and quality.
The PIXMA Pro-10, on the other hand, is a wireless professional photo printer that features a 10-color LUCIA pigment ink system, with three monochrome inks, that delivers professional quality prints. Aside from Chroma Optimizer, the printer is also equipped with Optimum Image Generating System which ensures that photos comes out as crisp and vivid as the naked eye has seen it, whether in full color or black and white.
The printer, which can print up to A3+ size with border and 11×14” image, has a print speed of approximately three minutes and 35 seconds. It has two paper trays that support a wide range of fine art and glossy papers. With a print resolution of 4800 dpi, Pro-10 printer supports Wi-Fi, AirPrint and mobile printing and permits printing onto printable CDs and DVDs.
The Pro-10 printer features Print Studio Pro plug-in software that offers well-organized color management settings and facilitates simple and seamless photo printing from Digital Photo Professional, Adobe Photo Professional, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop Elements.
The PIXMA Pro-100 printer is a wireless professional photo printer that has eight-color dye ink system, with three monochrome inks, that provides a marvelous color range so prints look vivid, exactly as it was photographed. Powered by Print Studio Pro plug-in software for streamlined workflow, the printer prints at a speed of approximately one minute and 30 seconds.
With a print resolution of 4800 dpi, Pro-100 printer supports Wi-Fi, AirPrint and mobile printing, and a wide variety of fine art and glossy papers. It can print up to A3+ size with border and 11×14” image and can also print onto printable CDs and DVDs. Jo Avila, a professional photographer and a photography instructor who admires the wonders of macro photography, trusts Pro-100 printer for his printing needs.
These photo printers are now available and retails at the following prices: PIXMA Pro-1 (P51,995), PIXMA Pro-10 (P37,000) and PIXMA Pro-100 (P27,500).
Canon also expanded its PIXMA line of printers with the unveiling of ix6770, ip8770 and MG5570 A4 models. The PIXMA ix6770, a heavy duty inkjet business printer, is designed to make color replacement economical as it comes with five-color individual ink tanks that allow a user to replace what needs to be replaced.
The ix6770 is capable of printing everything from 4”x 6” mailers to 11”x 17” spreadsheets to even big 13”x 19” presentation charts for an easy presentation of ideas and complicated data in high detail. Having a 9600 dpi print resolution, the printer is capable of printing high-resolution
document up to A3 size. It is also equipped with My Image Garden software for full HD movie print.
The PIXMA ip8770 is a six-color individual ink tank system capable of printing vivid color photographs and A3 size documents. It is equipped with Gray Ink, in addition to the standard Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Photo Black set, for consistently high quality monochrome prints as it provides a stable Gray balance and reduces the graininess in lighter areas of images.
With a built-in Wi-Fi wireless network and a Direct Disc Printing, the ip8770 is ideal for modern wireless-enabled homes and design agencies where printing resources are often shared among several users.
The PIXMA All-in-One MG5570 A4 printer comes with cloud printing solutions consisting of color inkjet printer, copier and scanner. Its smart design, including the ChromaLife100+ system, offers a combination of high performance and real convenience that allows a user to print beautiful borderless photos up to 8.5”x 11” and crisp, high quality documents. Having five individual ink tanks, it allows a user to replace only what needs to be replaced. With a 2.5” LCD screen, the printer lets one preview the images before printing and correct photos with auto Photo Fix II.
Meanwhile, in response to the growing mobile printing requirements, Canon comes up with the PIXMA Printing Solutions app which offers a one-stop printing and scanning of photos and documents straight from Apple iOS and Android-based mobile devices. This app allows users to access the printer Remote User interface to check ink cartridge model codes, remaining ink levels in the printer and initiate maintenance functions such as printhead alignment and cleaning.
To have a secured wireless environments setup, the latest PIXMA wireless printers can access the new Cableless Setup solution which is integrated into the app. No need for installing utility programs on host PCs.
In addition, pairing PIXMA ip8770 and MG5570 with the Google Cloud Print service allows printing even when users are out of the office by using the Gmail or Google Docs interface on any mobile device or from the Google Chrome Web browser on PCs and laptops running on Windows, Macintosh, Linux and Chrome.
Creative printing is now a reality with Canon’s My Image Garden software which offers image organization and creative printing. This feature can organize photographs by Calendar, Event and People Views using Image Assortment and Face Recognition technology. The app can also be integrated with Full HD Movie Print that allows users to capture and extract the most perfect frames from high definition movies captured on Canon EOS, PowerShot, IXUS cameras as well as Vixia camcorders.
Photos can be transformed with unique Fun Filter Effects such as Fish Eye and Miniature adjustments to produce wildly creative picture-perfect memories.