Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-1000
The Bottom Line
Canon has done an excellent job of melding pro and advanced amateur features and benefits in the PRO-1000: the printer combines ease of use with enhanced options; has meaningful and timely notifications and pop-up suggestions; handles all sorts of paper surfaces and weights; produces prints that match the subtleties of on-screen previews and proofs; and avoids any jam-ups in transport that occasionally plagued other printers I have tested or bought in the past.
excerpt from George Schaub
Our Favorite Online User Reviews for the Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-1000
With my old printer getting the output to match my color-manned workflow was always problematic. Despite careful setup and calibration at times my prints would be way off. I'd print the same image on the same paper with the same profile one day and it would be fine and the next day way off. With the Pro-1000 it's been spot on from the first print. Colors are rich and saturated with subtle graduation and no banding. Shadows are not crushed with plenty of detail.
This has been an astounding printer. I've had many different large format photo printers over the years, mostly Epson, Canon, and HP. This is by far the best one of the bunch in terms of print quality and ink efficiency. I've printed quite a few 17x22's, 13x19's and 8x10's and still the ink levels are above 70%-mile been ecstatic with how many prints I can get on a set of cartridges.
The output from the printer is exceptional across all media I have tried (glossy, art, matte papers from Canon and others) and the software plugin for Lightroom is very easy to use. I am getting far better prints (more accurate color rendition, details, contrast) with this setup that I was getting from my local photo lab.
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