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New 12 Ink System

12 Inks Expand Your Color Possibilities

The 12 LUCIA Pigment Ink System expands the color gamut with improved saturation of colors and darker, deeper blacks. This system allows the professional photographer to achieve new levels of skin tone reproduction, accuracy and quality, so your prints exhibit stunning detail. The 12 LUCIA Pigment Inks also assist in reproducing the vibrant colors of life captured by Canon’s well respected EOS Digital SLR cameras.

The Five Monochrome inks consist of Photo Black, Matte Black, Dark Gray, Gray, and Light Gray. These select inks deliver enhanced, deep black density to raise your level of professional print quality when creating the dramatic expression of grayscale photography. The LUCIA five monochrome inks work together to reduce the effect of bronzing. As a result, your printed photos will have expanded dynamic range, especially in the darker or shadow areas of the image.

As part of the 12 Ink System, the five monochrome inks also allow you to reproduce smooth, delicate, and natural tonal gradations in grayscale and color imagery accordingly from highlights to shadows.

The use of gray inks when printing color images helps to stabilize the color inks and even expand the color range.

Chroma Optimizer

The Chroma Optimizer is a critical element to attaining professional print quality with accurate color and reduced metamerism, on coated papers. The Chroma Optimizer reduces the difference in ink droplet height to form a flat and smooth ink layer. The result is evenly reflected light, deep blacks, and bright, saturated colors.

Large Volume Individual Tanks

Larger individual ink tanks provide greater value as less time is required replacing inks. This way more time can be spent printing, resulting in a more productive and streamlined workflow.

The new PGI-29 Color LUCIA Pigment Inks are approximately 155% larger than previous Canon LUCIA PGI-9 ink tanks, and almost 40% larger than the ink tanks used by select competitors.

The PRO-1 ships with a full set of cartridges. When installing the ink tanks in the PRO-1 for the first time, part of the ink from the first set of cartridges is used for priming the printer. The number of sheets that can be printed with the first tank is less than succeeding cartridges.

FINE Technology

Canon Full-photolithography Inkjet Nozzle Engineering(FINE) features a patented print head that enables printing with microscopic droplets and high resolution up to 4800 x 2400 dpi.*

The FINE print head institutes a tubular ink delivery system. This generates faster print speeds and reduces the possibility of clogging. 12 inks with 12 tubes means your time and ink will be saved for printing.

  • Ink droplets can be placed with a pitch of 1/4800 inch at minimum. Results may vary depending on printer driver settings.

OIG System

The Key to Achieving Accurate Prints

The Optimum Image Generating (OIG) System utilizes two major technologies implemented in the PIXMA PRO-1 Professional Inkjet Printer.

The first is a sophisticated mixing balance of inks determined from numerous ink combinations and advanced analysis. During this analysis, the OIG System carefully calculates the best results for each print mode and paper type used while looking at various image factors including color reproduction, tonal gradations, black density, low graininess, glossiness, anti-bronzing and anti-metamerism.

These critical ink balancing principles are derived from Canon’s expertise in imaging technology, as well as the familiar colors of life that people see and remember on a daily basis.

The second is the precise placement of ink droplets that is significant for the ideal print results.

Fast Print Speed

Without the weight of the inks on the print head, print speed for both color and grayscale photographs dramatically increased to almost twice as fast as previous PIXMA Pro models.

  • Photo print speeds are based on the standard mode driver setting using photo test pattern(s) and select Canon Photo Paper. Print speed is measured as soon as first page begins to feed into printer and will vary depending on system configuration, interface, software, document complexity, print mode, types of paper used and page coverage. See www.usa.canon.com/printspeedwww.usa.canon.com/printspeed for additional information.

Media Compatibility

Expanded Print Versatility

The PIXMA PRO-1 Professional Inkjet Printer proudly supports professional photo printing on a variety of Fine Art and Glossy Photo Papers. Its two-way paper feeding provides a rear tray for most supported media types, and a dedicated manual feed in the back of the printer for easy loading of thicker papers.

Ethernet Networking

The built-in Ethernet port allows multiple users to seamlessly print from several networked computers in any environment.


Color Modes

ICC Profile
This setting faithfully prints to the characteristics of various media and the Picture Style of Portrait and Landscape. It also prints images in the Adobe® RGB (1998) color space through the use of Easy-PhotoPrint Pro.

Linear Tone
This mode prints the image in its truest form.

Photo Color
This mode prints an improved and adjusted image by enhancing colors based on color memory.

Print Studio Pro

Just plug it in

This new powerful plug-in software provides professional photographers with quick and easy printing solution that can help them produce professional quality prints. Print Studio Pro is compatible with Canon Digital Photo Professional, Adobe® Photoshop®, Lightroom®, and Photoshop Elements®.

Tasks like print-size settings, printing multiple pages, and color management settings are now simplified to help maximize your workflow, while the original colors found in Canon EOS Digital SLRs are faithfully reproduced.

Professional Support

Benefits Summary

  • PRIORITY toll-free technical support
  • PRO-1 trained tech support specialists
    available to assist you:
    Monday–Friday: 10am–10pm (EST)

  • PRIORITY Email support
  • Product Repair or Instant Exchange
    Service Options:
    • Carry-in / Mail-in Service through Canon's
      Authorized Service Facility(ASF) Network
    • PRIORITY Instant Exchange Service
  • Dedicated Technical Support email address for PRO-1 product:
    pixmapro@cits.canon.com pixmapro@cits.canon.com

CarePAK Pro Extended Service Plan

Canon CarePAK PRO Extended Service Plan (CarePAK PRO) is a cost-effective and easy-to‐use service program. Along with your Canon products’ one year limited warranty, CarePAK PRO options for one or two years coverage enables you to cover your Canon product with up to three full years of service and support from the date your Canon product is purchased. Protect your Canon product against unforeseen repair costs, excessive downtime, and enjoy peace of mind for years to come with your CarePAK PRO.

Click here to learn more about Canon CarePAK Pro

CPS - Personalized Support for the Imaging Professional

Canon Professional Services (CPS) provides significant membership benefits to individual full-time working professionals who use qualifying Canon equipment.

In addition to 24/7 international and domestic telephone support, CPS offers to qualified members (depending on membership level) expedited and discounted repair service, service loaners, equipment evaluation loans, free “clean and check” coupons, on-site support at shows and events, discounts on Canon Live Learning workshops and more.

For more information about membership, visit: cps.usa.canon.comcps.usa.canon.com

CPS proudly introduces the PIXMA PRO-1 to its roster of products eligible for service and repair. Members can now enjoy key service benefits exclusive to this product. Please visit cps.usa.canon.comcps.usa.canon.com for full list of benefits related to this product.


Print Features Borderless Printing 3, CD/DVD Printing, Grayscale Photo Printing, Photo Printing
Print Speed 4 8" x 10" (Color) Bordered Photo: Approx. 2 min 10 seconds
11" x 14" (Color & Grayscale) Bordered Photo:
Approx. 2 min 55 seconds
Number of Nozzles Total: 12,288 (1024x12)
Picoliter Size (Color) 4
Print Resolution 1 Color: Up to 4800 x 2400 dpi
Black: Up to 4800 x 2400 dpi
Paper Sizes 4" x 6", 5" x 7", 8" x 10", Letter, A4, Legal, 10" x 12", 11" x 17", A3, 14" x 17", 13" x 19"
Paper Tray Capacity Auto Sheet Feeder: 150 Sheets of Plain Paper, 20 Sheets of Photo Paper, Manual Feeder: Single Sheet
General Features 2-Way Paper Feeding, 12 Individual Ink Tanks, Advanced Pattern Print, Ambient Light Correction 5, Auto Sheet Feeder, Index Print, PictBridge, Fine Art Paper Support
Standard Interface PictBridge (Cable Not Included), Hi-Speed USB, Ethernet
Noise Level Approx. 35.5 d B(A) in the best quality mode
Power Consumption (Approx.) 24W (1.6W Standby)
Size/Weight 27.4"(W) x 18.2"(D) x 9.5"(H) / 60.9 lbs.
Software (Windows®Mac®) Setup Software & User’s Guide, CD-ROM, PRO-1 Printer Driver,
Easy-PhotoPrint EX, Easy-PhotoPrint Pro 2, Solution Menu
OS Compatibility 6 Windows Vista®, Windows® XP, Windows 7 and Mac OS® X v10.4.11 to v10.7.x
Warranty 7 Toll-free technical phone support plus 1-year limited warranty
with InstantExchange Program.
Model No. PRO-1 Inkjet Photo Printer 4786B002AA
Compatible Inks PGI-29MBK Matte Black Ink Tank
PGI-29PBK Photo Black Ink Tank
PGI-29DGY Dark Gray Ink Tank
PGI-29GY Gray Ink Tank
PGI-29LGY Light Gray Ink Tank
PGI-29C Cyan Ink Tank
PGI-29PC Photo Cyan Ink Tank
PGI-29M Magenta Ink Tank
PGI-29PM Photo Magenta Ink Tank
PGI-29Y Yellow Ink Tank
PGI-29R Red Ink Tank
PGI-29CO Chroma Optimizer Ink Tank

  • Ink droplets can be placed with a pitch of 1/4800 inch at minimum. Results may vary depending on printer driver settings.
  • Easy-PhotoPrint Pro plug-in software is compatible with Adobe Photoshop CS/CS2/CS3/CS4/CS5, Adobe Photoshop Elements 6-9, Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3 and Digital Photo Professional 2.1 or later.
  • Paper types NOT supported for borderless printing are as follows: Plain paper, Photo Stickers, Fine Art Paper “Photo Rag™” Fine Art Paper “Museum Etching”, Other Fine Art Paper.
  • Photo print speed is based on the default setting of Canon genuine paper PP-201 or SG-201 using ISO/JIS-SCID N2. Print speed may vary depending on system configuration, interface, software, document complexity, print mode, page coverage, type of paper used, etc.
  • Compatible with Windows Vista and Windows 7.
  • System Requirements vary by application.
  • Warranty programs are subject to certain conditions and restrictions.
    See www.canontechsupport.comwww.canontechsupport.com for detalis.