Keen photographers looking to buy Canon ink cartridges may be interested in a new machine from the company designed to produce high-quality images.

The Pixma Pro-1 is described by the manufacturer as being ideal for both professionals and dedicated amateurs and is the world's first A3+ device to use a 12-ink system, which includes five monochrome cartridges to deliver professional quality black and white results.

With a stylish design inspired by its EOS range of cameras – which recently celebrated the production of its 50 millionth unit – the product uses Canon's latest Optimum Image Generating (OIG) technology to analyse the colour of a photo and calculate the ideal combination and volume of ink droplets to recreate a scene.

In a statement, the firm said: "The OIG system enhances colour reproduction, natural tonal gradations and uniform glossiness in each print mode and media type, to produce print quality so realistic it almost jumps off the page."

Other features include an Ethernet connection for hooking the machine up to a network and Canon's Easy-PhotoPrint software to simplify printer settings and allow for batch printing.

The Pixma Pro-1 will go on sale across Europe from November.