Ink supplies maker Canon has been using this week's Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas to demonstrate its range of printing solutions.

Among the machines it is showcasing is the Pixma Pro-1 professional photo printer, which uses five distinct monochrome ink cartridges to deliver high quality results.

"From capture to output, users can look forward to maintaining every incredible nuance and colour with the utmost accuracy and precision," the company said.

Canon is using the device in the creation of a unique music video by recording artist and technology pioneer Herbie Hancock made from the contributions of amateur photographers.

The "crowd-sourced" project invited users to take pictures using EOS 7D and 5D Mark II digital cameras, 1,800 of which were then printed using the Pixma Pro-1 and edited together using time-lapse and stop-motion techniques.

Other manufacturers appeared at the CES this year include Kodak, which has been showcasing its range of mobile printing and document sharing solutions.