Summary: I've had this printer for YEARS and YEARS. I bought it when it first came out...and used the heck out of it. The amazing thing about this printer is that it's been the best printer I've ever owned - even TODAY. I was doing some cleaning, and hadn't used it for a bood while...so I put it in my shed outside...where it sat for over a year (or longer) ...uncovered...and forgot about it.
Summary: I've used this printer for home use and it is simply stunning...I bought it to print true "photographic" quality prints and it comes through in spades. At the same time I purchased a Canon EOS Digital Rebel. It is amazing to capture 6 Mega-pixel images and then be able to print them in poster size. The title of my review refers to those who have submitted bad reviews...those are certainly not indicative of the quality of this product...only the inadequacy of the user.
Great pictures, high cost ink, limited printer life
David Giles, Amazon
28 July 2004
Summary: I have used the S9000 for three years, mainly to print 11x17 drawings. It has been a flawless printer, but today I purchase another brand. I am so mad I could spit! Apparently the Canon products have a spent ink container that cannot be self serviced. There isn't a sensor to indicate that it is filled, the printer just stops working after a given time period or set number of copies. I have tried the internet codes to reset the printer, but to no avail.
Summary: This is a great printer, but no one, including Canon carries 13"x19" card-stock paper. I bought this printer with idea that I'ld be able to print my own 13x19 colored signs (100 at a time) but alas, no paper is available.
Summary: +: Wide format, fairly affordable (especially since the recent price drop), Print heads are less troublesome than on Epson models, ink tanks seem to last longer than with Epson printers (maybe because I am not cleaning them constantly), it's quiet, makes nice photos, and my favorite - print head assembly is replaceable! -: Annoying to customize settings in OS X..
Summary: i9100 prices dropped because the new i9900 will come out between May 10 - 21 (2004). i9100 are great but if you can wait, it looks like the new i9900s will be better with 2-picoliter droplets, 4800x2400 dpi printing, 8 ink system (CMYK, PC,PM, Red,Blue) almost doubling the print nozzles, and USB & Firewire connection. Sorry this is not a review but just a head up for those who like to get latest so they don'g get stuck with buying an older model.
Summary: The good new is that this is a fantastic printer for photos. Super quality. For layout and design, it just won't work. PDFs, for example WILL NOT print correctly on the page. Precise locations for elements will not print where specified. Canon's response is this situation is the printer as designed exclusively for photos. Well, that's obviously not the case given that its output options include Legal, ledger, envelope, etc.
Summary: This printer is a good choice for black and white 11x17 printing too. I wanted to print schematics and mechanical drawings on up to 11x17 paper as well as the usual office printing chores. It produces very crisp grey scale results on ordinary inkjet paper in "standard" quality. C size schematics are quite readable on letter size if you have good eyes and are comfortable printed on 11x17. A "standard" quality 11x17 OrCAD schematic printed in 75 seconds.
Summary: I purchased this printer as a wide-format replacement for my Canon i850. I assumed that because this was a high-end printer, its print quality would at least equal that of the i850. This is not the case. The i850 has a 2pL printer droplet size, whereas this printer has a 4pL droplet size. The difference is noticible to the naked eye from normal viewing distance. Text printed on the i9100 is heavier and more ragged than text printed on the i850.
Summary: I have always been an HP fan for some reason... I probably thought they were best. Recently, I decided to purchase the Canon i9100 for long term cost savings (My cost of $15/color). Now that I have it... it prints beautiful camera images and it prints them FAST! I am very happy with it, no problems so far. I have been putting ILFORD paper through the printer with excellent results... plus it is wide carriage for enlargements up to 13"x19"...wow.