With Canon's integration of papers, inks and print technologies, you can be confident of superb monochrome prints. For the most demanding applications, the Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-1000 features a high-longevity 12-ink system, including Chroma Optimiser and a dedicated monochrome set of matte black, photo black, grey and photo grey inks. It can output anything from 4x6-inch prints right up to A2 size and even banners, and its LUCIA PRO pigment-based inks are optimised to deliver a huge tonal range with ultra-smooth gradations in black and white prints, without the compromise of having to use other colours of ink to fill in the gaps.
"It avoids unwanted colour shifts through the entire greyscale range, from deep blacks to bright whites," says Canon printing expert Suhaib Hussain. "The matte black ink of the newer A3+ format imagePROGRAF PRO-300 has again been reformulated to deliver even deeper blacks, surpassing all expectations for creative expression in black and white printing."
It isn't even necessary to use Canon papers. Canon has worked closely with specialist paper manufacturers such as Hahnemühle and Canson, who create exceptional fine art media to the highest standards. "We've developed ICC profiles to ensure the utmost accuracy and fidelity when printing with a massively diverse range of media," Suhaib explains. "The companion software for our imagePROGRAF PRO printers makes it easy to select and use the relevant ICC profile for any given media, so that photographers can be assured of the best possible results."
In all these ways, despite those who said it was impossible, Canon's end-to-end solution not only meets the demands of professional photographers but exceeds them, expanding the possibilities of photographic expression through print technology.