The digital obsession has done a number on physical print. Too often, we’re perfectly pleased with seeing our best photographic work showcased on the web, Instagram or a dazzling display that costs more than a mid-range sedan. For photographers who still value the tangible nature of a shot that’s printed, Canon has brought out its imagePROGRAF PRO-1000. It’s a 17-inch large-format printer with a dozen individual ink cartridges. Those 12 give this printer a level of accuracy that has typically been found only in massive machines, impractical for home use.
The printer also touts a 50 percent larger print head, edge-to-edge printing capabilities and an increased color gamut of up to 19 percent over the (heralded) PIXMA PRO-1 printer. For those concerned about the transition from their editing tool of choice, Canon’s latest Print Studio Pro includes plug-ins for Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom and Canon Digital Photo Professional software that exports files directly to the printer. It’s glorious full color, brought back to the printed page.
Number of Nozzles: 18,432 (1,536 Nozzles x 12 Inks)
Print Resolution: Up to 2400 x 1200 dpi (color and black)
Ink Droplet Size: 4 Picoliters per Ink
Ink Cartridge Cost: $59.99 each
Maximum Paper Size: 17 x 22 inches
Dimensions: 28.5 x 11.2 x 17.0 inches (W x H x D)
Weight: 70.5 pounds