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: 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: 'Cause it's worth an extra star! When you pull a 13x19 PERFECT print off this thing, first time out - and the responses you get are always the same ("Holy Cow!" [Amazing] "How'd you do THAT?" "Let's frame that NOW!") you know you've got a winner. This printer takes you to the next level. Or maybe jumps you up a few levels. If you have dreams of what your photos would look like on a larger scale, dream no more.
Summary: OK, I am a longtime, die hard Epson user. Until now. After the abuse I endured with the 2000p, and with the new availability of stable (25+ years) dye based inks, I was in a quandary about whether to get the Epson 2200 or look elsewhere. Obviously, I got the Canon. I haven't made a huge number of prints yet, but the ones I have made have been perfect. Wow! Color management that actually works! And, it's fast fast fast!
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 heard comments about banding. Under close examination it's process is clean and sharp. I see no banding at all. I have compared a prize 35 mm film photo scanned on my Nikon 4000 ED 35mm film scanner with the same print by a professional photo lab on Kodak exhibition gloss. They are 99% identical. If one has a fine digital file you will be be very pleased... It is super fast and the print heads are user replaceable in case of a clog! ...
Summary: Being an avid 35mm film and now digital photo taker (primarily nature/wildlife) and having battled through trying to print off both digitally captured and scanned film images on an old Canon BJ, the time was right for a change. I researched the i9100 and Espon 2200 for some time as I wanted the best quality I could get without bankrupting myself and to have the capability of printing large format prints.
Wonderful Photo Printer works with Airport Extreme USB
Matthew M. Burgener "renegrub", Amazon
12 November 2004
Summary: I have always been an HP fan, but this printer changed my mind. The wide format speaks for itself, but beyond that, I have noticed improved printing speed and print quality. More importantly, the Canon i9100 works perfectly with my Apple Airport Extreme wireless base station. I installed the software (native OSX support) and then attached the printer to the USB port on my Airport Extreme. Rendesvous found it immediately!
Summary: This is a perfect printer for a small architectural firm. The photo quality is remarkable - better than any lab has produced for us - and the speed is jaw dropping compared to Epson. Haven't done large format photos yet - but have regularly printed 11 x 17 B/W CAD drawings - which are incredibly crisp even on plain paper. Tiny type is readable on reduced checkplots.
This printer is like having a photo processing lab
The Badboy "Badboy Studios Inc.", Amazon
29 October 2004
Summary: I needed a good printer for my business to print brochures and photo postcards. I received it today and printed a couple of family pictures I took with my Canon Powershot S20 3.3 Megapixel digital camera on a piece of the Canon Photo Paper Pro 4"x6" (5 sheets are included with the printer) to test the quality. I can truly say that the picture quality using this combo was better than labwork. The colors were more vibrant without the slightest hint of pixels anywhere.