Given your comments about the "larger media" I would caution you that the Pro-1 is really restricted in terms of the size of printed image it can create. It will take 13x19 (A3+) media but, except for four Canon papers, the biggest print area you can achieve with this printer is 10.8"x16.2" if you want to maintain the 3:2 aspect ratio of most DSLRs. There is a much longer thread about this issue elsewhere on Canon Rumors.
This print area restriction is the reason I ultimately returned the huge Pro-1 and purchased a ginormous iPF6300 in its place. Don't get me wrong. I thought the Pro-1 was a great printer: beautiful output, beautiful design, very well built. I just didn't want to pay $1,000 for a printer that couldn't print an 11x17 image on any of my favorite papers. For less than $2,000 (after rebates and trade in's), the iPF6300 is in a different league in every area but image quality.
Hi, thanks for the feedback on the printer, from ALL of you.
So, do I understand correctly that altho the PP1 can handle up to 14" wide media, it can do full size coverage on 13x19 sheets ONLY IF they're Canon papers and not other art papers?..
I saw a section in the review at Imaging-Resource where they stated "borderless 13x19 print" from this printer, altho I don't know what paper they used with it or what other specifics limit the maximum print area. That article also had a lot of typos so not sure what to believe there.
I've not found much definitive info on maximum print size spec on Canon's website, will delve into it further searching the forums here. One thing I saw somewhere on Canon's data was it needed to maintain 30 to 35 mm worth of borders on some types of media which seemed a bit excessive.
I'd like to rely on this thing to print small sizes like 8x10, 6x9, 8x12, etc.
But if I can't also do up to 18x12" on my favorite papers then this machine is not worth it to me. 8-\
If they limit max print area to their specific papers that's just nasty.
I wish Canon's web site would state the print area limitations clearly and in an obvious location.
There's no convenient manual to DL from them either, looks like I have to install their software to view an XHTML manual.
I haven't been shopping for printers so missed seeing any good rebates on the larger ones.