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
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