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CanonPIXMA PRO-1 Network Professional Inkjet Photo Printer
 
4.0

(based on 36 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (23)

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    (5)

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    (2)

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    (6)

77%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (24)
  • Easy to set up (20)
  • Fast print time (15)
  • Durable construction (13)
  • Reliable (12)

Cons

  • Large footprint (12)
  • Too much ink used (9)

Best Uses

  • Photos (26)
  • Graphics & charts (8)
  • Black & white documents (7)
  • Professional documents (5)
  • Color photos (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Frequent user (19), Infrequent user (7), Heavy duty user (4)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (23), Business (10)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

This printer comes with half filled ink

Because this printer ships with 50% full ink carts and requires priming because of the tubes from carts to print head you have a one time ink priming but that uses up half of the...Read complete review

Because this printer ships with 50% full ink carts and requires priming because of the tubes from carts to print head you have a one time ink priming but that uses up half of the ink in the cart so you only have 25% of a normal ink cart left in ink carts for first printing. Once you use the original ink carts which were only half full to begin with you will be happy once the replacement carts are installed with the amount of printing from this printer. You will find the Matt Black cart empties first.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not what i expected

i use this product every day .. and every day i print around 30 11x17 . i use this one for Black and white and fine art printing most of the time .. What's...Read complete review

i use this product every day .. and every day i print around 30 11x17 . i use this one for Black and white and fine art printing most of the time .. What's wrong with it? .. the cost per print is very hi.somebody can explain why if i print only black and white i already change the complete set of inks.... twice !!! do some maths [$]printer+$350 inkset + $350 inkset ..i know it have to clean the heads but it just waste a Lot of ink... a Lot of ink ....a LOT of ink ..Other problem is the paper feed mechanism .. it just doesn't take the paper .. i use fine art papers as i stated before and i usually have problems with other printers not feeding that type of papers but not out of the box .. my canon pro 9500 develop this problem after 6 months and 4 thousand prints it for sure prints very nice, quite and it also looks good and professional on the desk. But plz dont spend that kind of money on a printer that have so many problems !!i also add a picture as a proofp.d. somebody else feels my pain ?

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5.0

Very happy so far

By nillabean

from san francisco

About Me Frequent User

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Fast Print Time
  • Low Ink Consumption

Cons

  • Large Footprint

Best Uses

  • Photos

Comments about Canon PIXMA PRO-1 Network Professional Inkjet Photo Printer:

I am an amateur photographer and was using a 9500 mk2 before this which I had less success with.
I also used a colormunki screen calibrater to get my mac book pro 17 screen properly calibrated, and now, from LR5 I am printing almost perfectly to this printer.
Not sure how the ink use will be long term, nbut so far it seems better than the 9500.
Took 2 hours to set up, but the instructions were excellent.

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  • Personal

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4.0

Solid, fast, great color

By DaveS

from Los Angeles, CA

About Me Frequent User

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable construction
  • Easy To Set Up
  • Easy To Use
  • Fast Print Time

Cons

  • Paper Feed

Best Uses

  • Photos

Comments about Canon PIXMA PRO-1 Network Professional Inkjet Photo Printer:

Despite its large size and backbreaking weight, this printer is straightforward, quiet, and fast. I love that the ink cartridges are stationery. The only annoying thing is an extra flap that has to be opened to insert paper and then must be closed again to print.

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5.0

Canon Pro-1

By landensea

from NH

Comments about Canon PIXMA PRO-1 Network Professional Inkjet Photo Printer:

Upgrade from the Canon Pixma 100 and will honestly say, the difference is noticable throughout the print quality. However the 8 1/2 x 10 prints aren't worth the additional expense ATMO. The pixma pro 100 is excellent and further debates with ink types can be researched from better sources. Prints at 13 x 19 on the Pro-1 do show exceptions in the colors, not as much in the Black and Whites with standard printer settings.

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5.0

good printer

By dutchrob

from Palm Desert, CA

About Me Frequent User

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Photos

      Comments about Canon PIXMA PRO-1 Network Professional Inkjet Photo Printer:

      We print on standard and 13"*19" paper. The results look great. Paper manufacturers provide profiles for best results on their paper in this printer.
      Not clear yet how much ink it uses but it look like it will be an important cost of use.

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      • Personal

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      5.0

      reliable and capable

      By uwsphoto

      from NY NY

      About Me Frequent User

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Set Up
      • Easy To Use
      • Reliable

      Cons

      • Large Footprint

      Best Uses

      • Photos

      Comments about Canon PIXMA PRO-1 Network Professional Inkjet Photo Printer:

      I bought this because my Epson (#&##$%*$@) r2880 failed me just as I was printing an exhibition that is now on view at Soho Photo in NYC for April.

      The Canon accepts paper with no problem, even paper by other manufacturers. There is never a need to attend to the paper or to try to have it go through 2, 3, 47 times.

      And it prints beautifully.

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      • Personal

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      5.0

      Thrilled with the Pixma Pro-1

      By MJM

      from Lawrence, KS

      About Me Frequent User

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Set Up
      • Easy To Use
      • Reliable

      Cons

      • Large Footprint

      Best Uses

      • Photos

      Comments about Canon PIXMA PRO-1 Network Professional Inkjet Photo Printer:

      Easy to set up, prints wonderfully. I am primarily an amateur photo buff but these prints are the best quality I have seen for a desk-top printer.

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      • Personal

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      1.0

      Devours Ink like crazy

      By Volpino

      from Las Vegas

      Comments about Canon PIXMA PRO-1 Network Professional Inkjet Photo Printer:

      Great quality of the print BUT drinks ink like it has a hang over, it print test every time, cleans heads constantly making it difficult for the ink to last, also a small imperfection on your paper and it becomes a mess, the print quality is amazing but the head ache does not make it worth to keep it.

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      5.0

      Excellet professional printer

      By Chris

      from Colorado

      About Me Frequent User

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable construction
      • Easy To Set Up
      • Easy To Use
      • Fast Print Time
      • Low Ink Consumption
      • Reliable

      Cons

      • Large Footprint

      Best Uses

      • Photos

      Comments about Canon PIXMA PRO-1 Network Professional Inkjet Photo Printer:

      I'm currently using cannon pro luster sheets. This printer is absolutely producing lab quality prints. I'll be trying many other papers as well. I don't find that ink usage is poor at all, it depends on what you're printing. Extremely happy with the purchase, and as always B&H treats customers right. One word of caution, make sure you are using a high quality calibrated display (I've got those on order now). Printer is well worth the money.

      • Primary use:
      • Business

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      5.0

      Amazing. From first print!

      By Viper9v

      from NYC

      Comments about Canon PIXMA PRO-1 Network Professional Inkjet Photo Printer:

      I bought the pro100 originally. Returned it after one day. I took a leap of faith and went with the pro 1. Best decision of the year. Grab it.

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      5.0

      holy grail of printers!

      By KavorkaDesigns

      from Robert's Arm, Newofundland

      About Me Semi Professional

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Accurate Colors
      • Easy To Use
      • Fast Print Time
      • Great Contrast
      • Great Overall Quality
      • Reliable
      • Sharp Tones & Colors

      Cons

      • Pricey Ink Replacement

      Best Uses

      • Art Prints
      • Black & White Photos
      • Color Photos

      Comments about Canon PIXMA PRO-1 Network Professional Inkjet Photo Printer:

      Setup wasn't the easiest but it all paid off in the end!

      What amazing job it does, I printed on Hahnemuhle fine art 13x19" paper; from glossy, smooth, Germand etched etc, all are amazing!

      Shipping from US to Canada/Newfoundland was very long, nearly 3 times quoted delevery time and the packaging foam was damaged but otherwise the beast was okay! lol

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      • Personal

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      5.0

      What a great printer

      By octisan

      from Butler NJ

      About Me Professional

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Accurate Colors
      • Easy Setup
      • Easy To Use
      • Fast Print Time
      • Great Contrast
      • Great Overall Quality
      • Reliable
      • Sharp Tones & Colors

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Color Photos

        Comments about Canon PIXMA PRO-1 Network Professional Inkjet Photo Printer:

        I bought this printer a month ago and I must say that it is the best printer I ever used.
        I would recommend it to a friend

        • Primary use:
        • Business

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        5.0

        This printer comes with half filled ink

        By Bobsphotos

        from TN

        About Me Enthusiast

        Pros

        • Accurate Colors
        • Easy Setup
        • Easy To Use
        • Fast Print Time
        • Great Contrast
        • Great Overall Quality
        • Reliable
        • Sharp Tones & Colors

        Cons

        • Large Footprint

        Best Uses

        • Art Prints
        • Black & White Photos
        • Color Photos
        • Everyday images

        Comments about Canon PIXMA PRO-1 Network Professional Inkjet Photo Printer:

        Because this printer ships with 50% full ink carts and requires priming because of the tubes from carts to print head you have a one time ink priming but that uses up half of the ink in the cart so you only have 25% of a normal ink cart left in ink carts for first printing. Once you use the original ink carts which were only half full to begin with you will be happy once the replacement carts are installed with the amount of printing from this printer. You will find the Matt Black cart empties first.

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        • Personal

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        5.0

        Superb printer for the control freak

        By Neil

        from Menlo Park, CA

        About Me Frequent User

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable construction
        • Easy To Set Up
        • Easy To Use
        • Reliable

        Cons

        • Large Footprint

        Best Uses

        • Photos

        Comments about Canon PIXMA PRO-1 Network Professional Inkjet Photo Printer:

        I have always been reluctant to print my photos because of the hassle of uploading large files (I use 6D and 7D bodies and four 'L' lenses) and because of the uncertainty of the result. When I heard about the PIXMA PRO-1 I thought, "Now I may be able to control the whole flow!"

        Now I can and do. I drive the printer directly from Lightroom 5 running on my Mac: the image is a RAW file plus a recipe and I can use whatever color profile I want. The results are excellent across the whole color gamut and the prints are very sharp on 19" by 13" paper (the largest the printer will take).

        The PRO-1 is large and heavy; so much so that, in our small house, it was immediately necessary for me to build a cart for it so I could move it into a closet when not in use. It is so large that, when printing, my laptop can rest atop the printer and not interfere in any way with its operation. Canon packages the printer in a cradle of heavy plastic wrap such that two people can lift it out of the box without straining their backs.

        There was only one hitch in installation and that may well have been my fault. I called Canon's help line and almost immediately got the information I needed (in this case, that everything was OK despite appearances). I've had it two months with no problems of any kind.

        It's not cheap to operate, what with twelve ink cartridges, but it's certainly competitive with print services for small quantities at any rate. For me, the control is more than worth any extra cost. Set at 1200 dpi it's more than fast enough, too, on the 19" by 13" paper for small print runs. It will, at times, spend a few minutes preening the print head.

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        • Personal

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        1.0

        Followup review...one year later.

        By Sandtheman

        from Stonington, CT

        About Me Infrequent User

        Pros

          Cons

          • Too much ink used

          Best Uses

            Comments about Canon PIXMA PRO-1 Network Professional Inkjet Photo Printer:

            I am affraid to turn this printer on as it gulps ink. Only one other review cited using the wrong print driver which causes heavy ink usage? Why doesn't Canon reach out and answer these problems. I can't wait to get rid of this thing and get back to using a print service.

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            • Personal

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            5.0

            Breathtaking!

            By Steeldust

            from Dallas, TX

            About Me Heavy Duty User

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact Design
            • Durable construction
            • Easy To Set Up
            • Easy To Use
            • Fast Print Time
            • Low Ink Consumption
            • Reliable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Black & white Documents
              • Graphics & Charts
              • Photos
              • Professional Documents

              Comments about Canon PIXMA PRO-1 Network Professional Inkjet Photo Printer:

              Sleek styling and a petite footprint disguise the robust power of the PIXMA PRO-1. Of course the first thing I printed were shots of the Kilauea lava flow on the big island of Hawaii oozing into the ocean at night. You could almost feel the heat gazing at the 13 x 19 print.

              Easy to install and intuitive controls make the PRO-1 a printing dream.

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              • Business

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              5.0

              Big Change from HP Printer

              By Katzpaws

              from Alexandria, VA

              About Me Frequent User

              See all my reviews

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Set Up
              • Easy To Use
              • Reliable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Photos

                Comments about Canon PIXMA PRO-1 Network Professional Inkjet Photo Printer:

                Have only had printer for a little while but much happier with print quality than I ever was with my big HP printer. The print time is slower but with increased ease using Canon's approved ICC codes the wait is worth it. Haven't printed enough to evaluate ink cartridge duration. The one major plus with this new printer is that it doesn't need to stay on for ink to cycle. The canon printer only stays on a set time when idle then shuts down minimizing energy and ink consumption.

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                • Personal

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                1.0

                Stay away from this product

                By Motopixman

                from Sunny Isles, FL

                About Me Frequent User

                Pros

                  Cons

                  • Too much ink used

                  Best Uses

                  • Photos

                  Comments about Canon PIXMA PRO-1 Network Professional Inkjet Photo Printer:

                  After reading other reviews here, I decided I was going to be very careful when using this printer in order to save ink. So instead of just starting the printer and use it; I piled all the jobs, and waited until I had some 20 8"x10" prints before even turning on. In all I have used this printer twice (I have turned ON the printer twice). I printed 30units 8"x10" and 6 (six!!!) 13"x19". Now I have a low ink warning and had to order Canon PGI-29 12-Color Ink Cartridge Set... IMO this is unacceptable performance for a printer. I had an Epson Stylus Pro 3880 Color Inkjet Printer and ink consumption was related with usage. Canon should have never launch this printer into the market in the first place...

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                  • Business

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                  5.0

                  Great Printer

                  By Smith

                  from Va

                  About Me Heavy Duty User

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Set Up
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Fast Print Time
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                  • Large Footprint

                  Best Uses

                  • Photos

                  Comments about Canon PIXMA PRO-1 Network Professional Inkjet Photo Printer:

                  As a former owner of a 9500 I researched other printers but went back with the Canon because if you send canon your own picture they will send you back a print to view while other companies will send you a print of their choice not yours.

                  If you are looking for a simple printer to print the occasional photo then save your money and buy a cheaper version but if you are looking for a printer that produces professional results the Pro 1 is a great printer. As with any photo printer you need to be familiar with using ICC profiles and driver settings to obtain the best results when printing. The included profiles are great and when compared to other prints are superior but if you have the capability to create your own profile then the Pro 1 just keeps getting better matching skin tones flawlessly. Once profiled the Pro 1 prints consistent colors across all of the print media that I have tried while the stock profiles seem to perform better with canon papers.

                  Pigment based ink printers are designed to be used frequently and I imagine that the Pro 1 is no different so again if you plan to use it occasionally a cheaper printer may be better suited and even the dye based inks will dry in the printer head if not used for a long period.

                  A lot of negative reviews about ink usage but I cannot see that the Pro one is using any more ink than other printer models of this caliber. If you are familiar with print driver settings and profiles then the ink usage is kept within reason but the wrong driver not matching the paper can cause some additional ink being used but like stated ink usage is no more than other printers in this class. I have noticed that my print cost has gone up .01 on a 4x6 and .03 on an 8x10 but the cost is minimal compared to the quality that you get.

                  When getting into printers of this quality they get large in size and this one is no exception with it being substantially larger than my old 9500 so make sure you read the specifications to verify you have adequate space for this printer.

                  I would highly recommend this printer and as of now I am pleased with the Pro 1, if you are an experienced user I would not hesitate to purchase one, if you are new to printing then start reading up on software, driver settings and ICC profiles and purchase the Pro1.

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                  • Personal

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                  5.0

                  It's Great

                  By Marshlands

                  from Michigan

                  About Me Frequent User

                  Pros

                  • Beautiful prints
                  • Easy To Set Up
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Fast Print Time

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Photos

                    Comments about Canon PIXMA PRO-1 Network Professional Inkjet Photo Printer:

                    This printer primes itself with a startling quantity of ink. After that...
                    it's so much fun. I'm so glad to be able to get such realistic looking prints at home. Very sorry for my previous review which was written far too soon.
                    I am so happy with this printer.

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                    • Personal

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                    1.0

                    Insane ink usage, very costly

                    By Sandtheman

                    from Stonington, CT

                    About Me Infrequent User

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Set Up
                    • Easy To Use

                    Cons

                    • Too much ink used

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Canon PIXMA PRO-1 Network Professional Inkjet Photo Printer:

                      I can't believe how much ink this printer uses. I have almost spent the price of the printer in one year on ink and have only a handfull of prints to show for it. I am a infrequent user and summize that this hog uses ink to purge the lines if it sits for awhile.

                      I can't wait to get rid of it.

                      I was the first person to post a review here and feel as though Canon fleeced me. The least they can do is come clean with the actual ink costs and usage charts.

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