Conclusion: A wide-format printer in general is a different animal from a standard photo printer. You can get exceptional prints from the Pro-10, but it’s going to cost you time tweaking the image and possibly doing multiple prints before you hit the right spot.
Pros: Very good output quality when printing high-resolution image files, Large capacity ink cartridges, Three black inks can generate excellent monochrome prints, Wi-Fi connectivity
Cons: Large and heavy, No memory card slots, Can only handle cut sheet paper, not rolls, Speed is not its forte
Excerpt: The most difficult aspect of using Canon’s 10-pigment ink printer is getting it out of the box. It’s a heavy printer in a tightly-packed box. At least half of the setup time came from maneuvering the printer from doorstep to printer table. Otherwise, setup is easy, and I will come back to this after looking at the basics. The Pro-10 is a midrange printer priced at the sweet spot of $699 SRP , although rebates are sometimes available.
Excerpt: In this review, I’ll be looking at the PRO-10 pigment-ink printer. Designed for the photo enthusiast, or those with less frequent printing needs than supplied by the more expensive and higher capacity PIXMA PRO-1 (reviewed in the March, 2012, issue; type PIXMA PRO-1 into the Search box on the Shutterbug homepage), the PIXMA PRO-10, at $699, uses the Lucia inkset found in the Pro9500 Mark II.
Summary: Small ink tanks make the Pro-10 more suitable for photographers who produce an occasional A3+ print than those who make a lot of prints (for example by creating photo books). Other features also make the Pro-10 more suitable for low-volume printing. As in the Pro-100, users can clean some internal parts of the printer and there are procedures to follow if prints are damaged by smearing and tracking.
Excerpt: The PIXMA PRO-10 replaces the PIXMA Pro9500 MkII and features a 10-ink pigment-based system with Chroma Optimizer, making it ideal for semi-professional and serious amateur photographers looking to work with a wide range of media. The PRO-10 boasts print speeds of approx. 3 minutes 35 seconds for A3+ bordered images, whether colour or black and white.
Pros: Easy Wi-Fi setup, CD printing tray, Excellent photo quality colour prints, Decent black and white reproduction*, Quiet printing
Cons: Quite small ink cartridges, Not the quickest at printing full size prints, Expensive for a full set of ink (~£88), *Black and white prints have a very slight sepia tone
Excerpt: This is the newest addition to the Canon range of pigment inkjet printers. It handles paper up to A3+ (32.9×48.3cm) and also prints on blank discs. It can use heavy art papers by opening up the back feed-through tray, which means the printer – which is heavy at 20kg – needs a large desktop area on which to be fully enabled. It uses ten inks, including a clear overlay “chroma optimiser”.
Summary: Inkoustová tiskárna Canon PIXMA Pro-10 je určena pro tisk fotografií a fotografiky až do formátu A3/A3+, výrobce ji doporučuje především pro galerie. Samozřejmě je jako všechny inkjetové tiskárny využitelná univerzálně, tedy i pro tisk dokumentů na běžný papír. Ale osobně jsem přesvědčen o tom, že pokud někdo použije tiskárnu takového kalibru, jako je tato, jako obyčejnou kancelářskou, pak to bude ona pověstná výjimka potvrzující pravidlo.