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. The PRO-10 is clearly a photo printer for superior output with graphic design and photography applications.
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. 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 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