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. It’s also going to cost significantly more in supplies, both in ink and specialty papers. There’s really no point in buying a printer like the Pro-10 if you aren’t using it to obtain gallery-quality prints.
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: Canon’s 13x19”-sized printers, the PIXMA Pro9500 Mark II and PIXMA Pro9000 Mark II, have had a longer life than most, but have been replaced with two new models that are similar to the PIXMA PRO-1, introduced over a year ago. New features on both the pigment-ink PRO-10 and dye-ink PRO-100 include Wi-Fi and AirPrint compatibility, a new plug-in to make printing easier, and a refined inkset.
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: Canons nye toppmodell innen semiprofesjonelle skrivere til A3+ heter Canon PIXMA PRO-10. Fra den helprofesjonelle modellen PIXMA PRO-1 har lillebroren arvet blekktypen LUCIA, der den separate blekkpatronen Chroma Optimizer inngår. Den sørger for at bildene blir tilført et siste skinnende lag før de havner i utskuffen, så bildene får en jevn overflate helt uten reflekser.
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.