Monday, September 17, 2012
Canon PIXMA Pro-Series Printers
13-inch PRO-10 and PRO-100
"The additions of the PIXMA PRO-10 and PIXMA PRO-100 printers to the PIXMA PRO-series lineup provide photographers with a number of options to satisfy their printing needs," said Yuichi Ishizuka, executive vice president and general manager, Imaging Technologies & Communications Group, Canon U.S.A. "Canon is the only company that provides a complete imaging system from input to output for professionals, and these new printers along with the new EOS 6D Digital SLR Camera further illustrate our commitment to creating new technologies to help users get the most out of their images."
Canon has created and included a PRO Mode for each of the new printers which maps color gamut for optimum balance of brightness and saturation. This color mode also helps adjust colors by taking into consideration the characteristics of human perception. The technology helps to create prints that accurately reflect the image as seen on a monitor without needing a high level understanding of color management. In early 2013, this feature is expected to be available as a firmware upgrade for users of the PIXMA PRO-1 printer.
Quality of Results
The two new models complete the professional class of printers offered by Canon and deliver photographic prints of professional quality with predictable color, smooth tonal transitions and precise detail. The Canon PIXMA PRO-10 printer utilizes a 10-ink tank system with LUCIA pigment-based inks to produce a wide color gamut and exceptional print longevity on fine art and glossy paper. The printer employs three monochrome inks, including Matte Black, to generate deep, dark blacks when using fine art paper. A key component of the PIXMA PRO-10 is the addition of Chroma Optimizer to the ink system to further improve the quality of the print. In addition to increasing the color gamut, this feature helps to enhance the black density when printing on glossy media types. After the ink is laid down, the printer applies the Chroma Optimizer to help eliminate gloss differential that at times can reflect light irregularly, resulting in a more uniform and aesthetically pleasing print on glossy-or semi-gloss type surfaces.
The eight-color, Canon PIXMA PRO-100 printer utilizes the ChromaLife 100+ dye-based ink system1 to produce vibrant, saturated colors on fine art and glossy papers. Three monochrome inks are included to help enhance black density and produce accurate prints with smooth tonal gradations.
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