Canon PIXMA PRO-100 Color Professional Inkjet Photo Printer
6 March 2015
Excerpt: The key to the PIXMA PRO-100's high performance is the Optimum Image Generating System. Canon has developed this technology to analyze each and every photograph through a range of factors like grain, tone gradation, black density and color hue to reproduce the truest image based on the photographic...
Conclusion: On the latter (sharpness) issue, in case that sounds like a major concern: Dye-based printers have traditionally performed better when paired with resin-coated papers, and that severely restricted the number of photo papers that you could use with them.
Pros: Superb photo quality, Support for oversize stock, Dye inks for vibrant colors and deep blacks, Gray ink enhances shadow detail and monochrome images, Support for wireless connectivity and disc printing
Cons: Dye-based inks are less fade-resistant than pigment ones, No LCD
Conclusion: Experts are pleasantly surprised -- and thoroughly impressed -- by the Canon Pixma Pro-100. Glossy color photos from this inkjet printer look remarkably similar to Canon's pro photo printers for less than half the price.
Pros: Very good photos up to 13 by 19 inches, Eight ink cartridges, including three monochrome inks, Fast, reliable printing, Dye-based inks can be more vibrant than pigment inks
Cons: Small ink cartridges aren't for high-volume printing, Dye-based inks fade faster than pigment-based inks
Conclusion: In general, stepping up from a home/consumer photo printer to one that is capable of doing justice to true photography is a large and expensive leap. The paradox is, while the Pro-100 is considerably more expensive than a consumer model, it’s actually affordable for a wide-format prosumer printer...
Excerpt: Canon's PIXMA PRO-100S is an update to the PIXMA PRO-100 we reviewed in 2013. Once we got our hands on the new model, however, it became clear that the changes extend only to compatibility with Canon's PIXMA Cloud Link service.
Excerpt: This A3+ printer uses eight dye-ink cartridges, including three black and grey inks for better monochrome printing. Canon’s ChromaLife 100 inks have a claimed life expectancy of 100 years or more. The print resolution is 4800X2400, reproducing very fine detail.
Excerpt: The Canon Pixma Pro-100 is the entry-level model in Canon's Pro range of A3+ printers, aimed at semi-professional and professional photographers and printers. It uses the same ChromaLife 100 inks as many of Canon's smaller A4 inkjet printers and MFPs, which have always done well in our photo quality...
Pros: Excellent colour and mono prints, Relatively fast, Substantial build quality, Competitive price, The accurate yet punchy print quality in colour and black and white images, coupled with the excellent build and decent printing speed, are great assets to the printer.
Cons: Uninspiring quality on matt media, Comparatively high cost of ink, Dye-based inks less resilient, Prints on matt paper don't stand up to the same scrutiny as those on glossy photo paper, plus the slightly higher cost of ink compared to the Canon Pixma Pro-1 is also disappointing.