Canon Pixma Pro-10 review: Professional-quality photo prints, right on your desk
17 April 2014
Conclusion: The choice is not an easy one. The Pixma Pro-10 costs more than the Pixma Pro-100 initially, and will continue to cost more with each print you make. And in most of my test prints, I found it hard to tell the difference between the Pro-10’s prints and the Pro-100’s.
Pros: Outstanding print quality with pigment inks, Bundled Print Studio Pro software’s Pro Mode makes expert color management easier than ever, Wi-Fi, ethernet, and USB connectivity
Cons: Initial software installation process can be confusing, Print Studio Pro printing app doesn’t work with Aperture
Conclusion: Even finicky photo experts can barely detect any difference between the Canon Pixma Pro-10's beautiful prints and those from the pricier Canon Pixma Pro-1 (Est. $1,000) . That's because these two pro photo inkjet printers are nearly identical: The Pro-1 has two more gray inks (for slightly better...
Pros: Superb photos up to 13 by 19 inches, 10 ink cartridges, including three monochrome inks, Fast, automatic black ink switching, Chroma optimizer improves glossy prints, Smooth and reliable
Cons: Small ink cartridges aren't for high-volume printing
Excerpt: “Slow and steady wins the race,” is great in theory, unless you’re looking for output speed instead of quality. The PIXMA PRO-10, Canon’s successor to their PRO-1, is a more affordable (although still pricey) professional inkjet printer that has a lot under the hood.
Pros: Network-ready wireless/wired; quiet; CD Printing
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.
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.
Canon Pixma Pro-10: Professional-quality photo prints, right on your desk
17 April 2014
Conclusion: The choice is not an easy one. The Pixma Pro-10 costs more than the Pixma Pro-100 initially, and will continue to cost more with each print you make. And in most of my test prints, I found it hard to tell the difference between the Pro-10's prints and the Pro-100's.
Excerpt: The Canon Pixma Pro-10 is the mid-priced model in Canon’s outstanding range of professional A3+ inkjet photo and fine art printers. It takes ten ink cartridges with separate matt and photo black pigments, the usual cyan, magenta and yellow, paler photo cyan and photo magenta cartridges, red and grey...
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.
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