Arriving in a black plastic shroud, the Canon Pro-1 printer weighed in at 71 lbs. We managed to get it on a table, strip the orange tape away, load the ink tanks and drop in the print head.
Software installation was routine, although we note Mac OX 10.7 Lion is not yet supported with the appropriate driver (let alone the application software). The application software matters with the Pro-1 because it can print CD/DVDs -- if you have the software.
This is also Canon's first printer with a full set of gray inks for monochrome printing.
And we can confirm Canon's claim that the "out of the box" experience was a pleasure. Color, grayscale, CDs all printed flawless immediately.
We have some 29 images plus four sets of screen shots illustrating various features of the Pro-1 set for our review.
And we're just getting started!