With a list price of $1,000, make no mistake, the Pixma Pro-1 is no toy, nor is it by any means a desktop or mainstream printer. Instead, it’s big, heavy, and relatively expensive to use—although not as expensive as the Pro-100. Since it’s been around since 2011, the Pro-1 is well-tested and popular among professional photographers, but it still leans more toward the entry-level professional.
There are plenty of much-more-expensive and more capable heavy-duty image printers out there, but not in terms of pure print quality. Upwards from here, photo printers and plotters tend to provide wider paper paths and cheaper inks, measured in price-per milliliter.
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