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Canon Pixma Pro-1

Canon Pixma Pro-1
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The cheapest direct printing photo printer on the market, with an Editor's Choice award from four expert review websites and 3 further awards from other expert sites
4800 X 2400 DPI Inkjet 10x12" 150 Sheets Jul 2013
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Canon Pixma Pro-1 Review

With excellent features and reviews, we have ranked the Canon Pixma Pro-1 number 2 across all photo printers, number 2 in direct printing photo printers and number 2 in high-quality photo printers.
21 Reviews + 7 Awards
Value for Money
4 Years Old
Running Costs
£11 Over 10 Years
Overall Score

Why Has it Scored 88?

It has very good expert reviews with an average expert rating of 82%, based on 21 reviews. This photo printer has received seven awards including an "Editor's Choice" award from plus three other sites and a "Recommended for Glossy Paper" from Polaroid photo printers also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer photo printers with better features are available. However this Canon photo printer has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest photo printers 2017.
The Pixma Pro-1 has running costs of £11 over 10 years, which puts it typical compared to the other 32 photo printers that we have compared it to. View all energy saving photo printers.
It has some great features:
4800 x 2400 DPI
Very quiet noise level
Supports PictBridge
Canon PIXMA pro-1
Photolab printing for professionals
Groundbreaking 12-ink system
Supreme monochrome prints
Exceptional image quality
Productivity on A commercial scale
Flexible media support
Efficient workflow and professional colour control

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Canon Pixma Pro-1 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Seven Industry Awards

Expert review sites rave about this photo printer and have given it seven awards.

This Canon photo printer received an "Editor's Choice" award from websites,, and all of whom concluded that this photo printer was amazingly good.

In addition, this Canon photo printer received a "Recommended for Glossy Paper" award from website and review site DP Review gave it a "Gold" award and thought it was terrific.

The expert at one other expert review site thought that this photo printer was very good. This was from who gave it an "Good Choice".

Good Expert Reviews

Based on 21 expert reviews from sites including Expert Reviews, Techradar, PC and PC Mag this photo printer has an average expert rating of 82%.

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Canon Photo Printers Have Very Good Reviews

We checked 437 user and expert reviews (including 122 verified purchases) for Canon photo printers and found that on average Canon has very good reviews. 96% of those that bought a Canon photo printer would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Value For Money

Outstanding Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews and features, but is over 6 months old. However at £23.40 it is cheaper than 88% of photo printers.

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Running Costs

Running Costs Are Average

The Pixma Pro-1 is typical compared to the other 32 photo printers that we have looked at for 10 year running costs. Based on average energy prices, we estimate the 10 year running cost of the Pixma Pro-1 is £11.

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Released Over Four Years Ago

This photo printer was released in July 2013.


4800 X 2400 DPI

The Pixma Pro-1 has a maximum resolution of 4800 x 2400 DPI. That's 43% more resolution than the most frequently found resolution of 5760 x 1400 DPI. The resolution of all photo printers ranges from 300 x 300 DPI (worst) to 9600 x 2400 DPI (best).

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Very Quiet Noise Level

The average noise level of all photo printers is 43dB, with the quietest being 33dB and the loudest being 55dB. The Pixma Pro-1's noise level of only 35.5dB is quieter than 90% of all photo printers when ranked by this feature.

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Supports PictBridge

The Canon Pixma Pro-1 supports PictBridge. 60% of photo printers do not support PictBridge.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

canon 4786b009aa, canon 4868b001aa, canon 4786b008ac, canon 4871b001, canon pgi29mbk, canon pgi29gy, canon stock



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