Photography and Art

Press Release: Canon PIXMA PRO-10 and PRO-100 A3+ Photo Printers

17 September 2012

Canon updates its PIXMA PRO range with two professional quality A3+ photo printers

United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, 17 September 2012 – Canon today announces the launch of two new premium A3+ PIXMA photo printers, ideal for semi-professional and serious amateur photographers looking to produce professional-quality photos at home or in the studio. The new PIXMA PRO-100 and PIXMA PRO-10 both feature Canon’s stylish EOS-inspired design, individual inks and Wi-Fi connectivity. 

The PIXMA PRO-100 replaces the PIXMA Pro9000 MkII and boasts an 8-ink dye-based system for creating stunning colour and monochrome photographs at home. Outstanding quality prints can be produced quickly, with print speeds of approx. 90 seconds for an A3+ bordered colour photo, across a wide range of media.

The PIXMA PRO-10 replaces the PIXMA Pro9500 MkII and features a 10-ink pigment-based system with Chroma Optimizer, making it ideal for semi-professional and serious amateur photographers looking to work with a wide range of media. The PRO-10 boasts print speeds of approx. 3 minutes 35 seconds for A3+ bordered images, whether colour or black and white.

Print gallery-quality professional photos at home

With Canon’s individual inks for the PIXMA PRO range, it’s possible to print beautiful, high quality prints at home. The PIXMA PRO-100’s 8-ink dye-based system, which features three monochrome inks (black, grey and light grey), enhances the quality of mono prints and improves print speeds for black and white photos. In addition, Canon’s ChromaLife100+ system expands colour reproduction and improves photo permanence, for studio-quality photos that last.

The 10-ink pigment system in the PIXMA PRO-10 has been improved since the Pro9500 MkII to feature Canon’s latest LUCIA inks and an updated colour set.  The PRO-10 now includes Chroma Optimizer ink inherited from the award-winning PIXMA PRO-1. Applied on top of prints, this clear ink expands colour gamut, increases black density and gives uniform glossiness for prints that can be sold or exhibited with confidence.

Both the PIXMA PRO-100 and PRO-10 support media sizes up to A3+ and feature a new manual rear paper-feed path with gradual curve design, making it easier and faster to feed Fine Art Media up to 14” wide into the printer. The new models are also compatible with an extensive range of ICC profiles, making it easy to print on the perfect paper to suit any artistic need. In addition, Canon has expanded its range of photo papers to include new Photo Paper Pro Luster (LU-101), which is ideal for studio and professional photos and features a smooth texture and consistent look under display lighting, for a truly professional finish.

Professional printing made easy

New plug-in software from Canon helps to enhance images with a range of photo editing options. The new Print Studio Pro software replaces Easy-Photo Print Pro to provide seamless photo printing from Canon’s Digital Photo Professional, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop Elements[i]. A new, simple user interface comes with photo editing applications and new features, such as improved layout and customised text options, for greater flexibility around the look and feel of final prints.

Canon’s new PRO Mode (printer driver colour profile) helps to ensure that the printed colours accurately match those shown on the screen. Additionally, you can install and use ICC profiles for your chosen media.

Easy connectivity

Both the PIXMA PRO-100 and PRO-10 benefit from a range of connectivity options. Featuring Wi-Fi and Ethernet connection, the printers can be shared across multiple PCs and provide the option to print over a wireless network. For quick composition proofing, you can print photos from compatible tablets or smartphones.


The PIXMA PRO-100 and PIXMA PRO-10 are available across Europe, Middle East & Africa from November 2012.


PIXMA PRO-100 – key features:

  • Stunning photos up to A3+ at home
  • Rich colours with 8-ink dye-based system
  • Quality greyscale prints with 3 mono inks
  • Fast printing: A3+ colour photo in 1min 30sec (bordered)
  • Print Studio Pro plug-in for efficient workflow
  • Wide range of ICC profiles
  • Wi-Fi and Ethernet connectivity
  • Tablet & Smartphone ready
  • Direct Disc Print

PIXMA PRO-10 – key features:

  • Gallery-quality A3+ photo printer
  • 10-ink system
  • Quality greyscale prints with 3 mono inks
  • Professional colour and mono prints
  • Chroma Optimizer
  • Outstanding image permanence
  • Print Studio Pro plug-in for efficient workflow
  • Wide range of ICC profiles
  • Enhanced connectivity with Wi-Fi and Ethernet
  • Tablet & Smartphone ready
  • Direct Disc Print


[i] Supported applications include: Canon Digital Photo Professional Ver. 3.12 or later, Adobe Photoshop CS4, CS5, CS5.1, Adobe Photoshop Elements 8, 9, 10 and Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2.7, 3.



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17 October 2012: Firmware update for Sony NEX 7 v1.01

Sony NEX firmware update provides the following;

  • Addition of capability to enable or disable the MOVIE button
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Visit the link: http://www.sony.co.uk/support/en/product/NEX-7/updates

Firmware updates are also available for the a77, a65, and a57.


15 October 2012: Purchase Sigma's 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM ultra wide angle lens and claim FREE 77mm UV DG filter

From Monday 15th October 2012, Sigma Imaging UK Ltd are introducing a short term special offer that enables anyone who purchases Sigma’s multi-award winning 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM ultra-wide angle lens to claim a FREE Sigma 77mm UV DG filter worth over £60!

A Sigma Ultra Violet filter is the perfect accessory to protect your lens from damage to the front element. Sigma’s DG filters benefit from a special multi-layer lens coating, developed to counteract the highly reflective characteristic of image sensors.

Terms and Conditions apply. Visit www.sigma-imaging-uk.com or ask your local photographic retailer for more details of this offer and how to claim your FREE Sigma 77mm UV DG filter.