In the archive you'll find lots of drivers, and a demo version of CanonStudio. CanonStudio is a Canon-only version of the Studio II Professional package. You can register CanonStudio, or buy Studio, from HiSoft in the UK. (I'll add other reg sites eventually). Studio upgrades appear on Aminet, as do Canonstudio updates. The current version of CanonStudio is 2.21.
There is another 24-bit printing application called Turboprint. I don't know anything about it other than the fact that it exists, though I believe it also supports the latest Canon printers. If you already have this, you probably have no need to be reading this page! :-)
CanonStudio allows you to print 24-bit pictures at much higher quality than the workbench drivers will give you. e.g. printing straight to the printer from DrawStudio will leave fairly visible steps in gradients. Printing in 24-bit mode to a file and getting CanonStudio to print that for you will produce a much better result.
CanonStudio doesn't use the workbench drivers (unless you explicitly tell it to) - it talks straight to the printer. So you don't have to change lots of workbench printer settings before using it.
The docs that come with the drivers, and the manual that comes with the registered version of CanonStudio, are pretty complete, but I'll add some FAQs to this page sooner or later. (I was a bit confused about the interaction between all the settings programs, for instance.)
Current models include:
The "photo ink" kit uses varying intensities of each colour of ink, as well as dithering. As things stand at the moment, you probably have to choose between the photo ink option of the 4200 and the higher resolution of the 620.
I would guess that Canon is eventually going to release a high res photo ink printer, and that it will have to release something which can compete with Epson's new 1440 dpi printers.
Please note that I have no financial interest in Canon, the Amiga, or the drivers and CanonStudio/Studio software written by Wolf Faust. I just thought there ought to be a web page about them, and Wolf gave his permission for me to create one. This page was created on the 9th of March 1997 and last updated on the 21th of August 1998.