Excerpt: I would have to say right off that bat that this printer definitly offers fast prints. But other than that I have had a lot of problems with yellowing of color and B&W prints when I print on anything other that Canon Paper a few days after printing. If I had known that when I purchased it, I would have never had bought it or even considered it. Canon only offers gloss papers. Many of my clients prefer Satin or Lustre finish for portrait prints.
Pros: I'm used to having to fiddle, after having for years an HP 10ps Designjet; it had the same 13x19 format. I thought I was getting good color then--until I compared prints with my i9900, obtained off ebay for less than $200. Wider color gamut than the hp. T
Cons: I had to replace the printhead. Fortunately, I found some blue cleaning goop that dissolves ink, which works to help keep the new printhead working. The machine is messy and wastes ink, so being a starving amateur I need to use the 3rd party bulk ink. Th
Note from an Amateur: An older HP vs the Canon i9900
7 April 2010
Summary: For about 6 years before trying the Canon i9900, I had a HP DesignJet 10PS. That printer had a reputation based on its incomplete and poorly designed RIP software. With concentrated effort, I was able to get that printer going and produced some very decent prints. I liked the fact that I was able to go for over 2 years with the enormous HP ink cartridges, without having to replace them. At that time, I had been looking at resolution of media versus lens resolution.
Summary: Great printer for at-home photos for display and framing. Excellent quality. We bought this printer to showcase select photographs from our photography. We will print out examples of our work in order to gain business from customers who seek a photographer for weddings, babies, family portraits, senior portraits, etc. We are pleased with the quality of this printer and would recommend it to others.
i9900 is good and works on a wireless print server
1 January 2007
Summary: I bought a Canon i9900 for home use because I was looking for a great photo printer to compliment a new 10.2 megapixel Nikon camera. I found a new i9900 on sale and it does a fine job. Borderless prints look great but that only works automatically on specific sizes. Sometimes cropping, stretching or squeezing images is necessary. The canon pro photo paper works very well. The paper has to be loaded on the right side of the movable guide otherwise you get paper jams.
Summary: Needing a printer capable of taking advantage of the strengths of my Canon 20D, I bought the i9900 from Amazon two weeks ago. It's a marvelous printer. It gives far better results than anything I've seen from a couple of different online printing outfits, plus I can exercise my artistic whims to my heart's - or my bank account's - content.
Awesome Printer EXCEPT for Archival Prints! (Dye vs. Pigment)
15 April 2006
Summary: All the good reviews of this printer are true. It's fast, quiet, and the prints are amazing. But I just wanted to mention something VERY important some people. This is a DYE INK based printer. Not a PIGMENT INK based printer. That means your prints will fade over time compared to a pigment ink printer. I have a photo that I've printed from the i9900 with the Canon Pro paper that is hanging in my office (which has florescent lights).