Canon Pro 1
I don't see much chatter on this site for the Canon Pro 1. I have one and I love it. There are only two things i would change. 1) ability to turn off the chroma optimizer ink tank and 2) ability to disable the forced 35mm margins when using a "Fine Art" paper media setting.
I have been experimenting with my Pro-100 and am also trying to get around the margin issue. I think I've got a workflow for this.
I'm using QImage Ultimate, but I assume it will work anywhere.
I choose the "Photo Papers" category and then choose either "Other Glossy" or "Matte" as appropriate. Then I set no-borders and override any comments the driver brings up.
I also choose the appropriate ICC profile manually.
I also set a .05 inch border around the print in QImage in order to shrink the image back down to what I see on the screen. This border doesn't show but I do actually recapture some image content around the edges.
I'm very satisfied with the results so far.
I too have this printer and like it very much. I am still trying to figure out if I should leave the printer on or off between a few days of inactivity to save ink. There has been some discussion on this but I can't seem to get a definitive answer. What are your thought??? Thanks.
I print once a week on weekends when I have time so I turn mine off and can't answer this. You might want to ask the question of Canon and see what they recommend.
Reply from Canon below. Apparently when you turn the printer off the printer caps the print head to keep it from drying out. This would lead me to believe that leaving the printer on for long times (overnight?) between printing sessions may not be a good idea.
If you press the ON button to turn off the power, the printer caps the Print Head (nozzles) automatically to prevent from drying. If you disconnect the power plug from the wall outlet before the POWER lamp is turned off, the Print Head will not be capped properly and this will cause drying or clogging.
This seems to be the same process as with the 9000 Pro II.
Before turning the printer off everytime with the button, I had many head clogs. Now I turn it off after each print job. Even after several months of no use, the printer does just fine. I don't even do nozzle checks before printing.
It does take some time for the printer to get started printing, and it does use some ink in getting ready to print. It is the only way to go.
Cool. Will QImage work on a Mac? At one point I thought they were only PC based.
Not natively. You have to use a virtual machine app like Parallels or Fusion.
Thanks for that info. Guess I'll be turning it off when not in use
Thanks for posting the info from Canon about turning the printer off. I have been keeping mine on and making sure that I print no less often than once a week to keep the print head from clogging.