Conclusion: I've had the Pro-100 for two months. The Printer does a good job of printing on various mediums. The Software that comes with it is pathetic. You cannot size an art print on a piece of medium with the software that comes with this machine. If you want to print an 11 x17 or a 12 x 16 on a 13 x 19 piece of photo paper , there is no way to do this !! It will print in some oddball size that you cannot buy a frame for.
Conclusion: First unit was DOA. Second unit (new) worked but; After printing two things, ink was being reported as 1/2 consumed. Printed a few 'plain paper' text pages, and one or two ink wells started flashing 'empty' printed a 2-3 shipping labels from UPS, and now da.mn near every single ink well is flashing empty, and I have to click OK a half dozen times, followed by holding the 'resume button' for 5 seconds, and spin in my chair 3 times followed by pressing OK a few more times,...
Pros: High Quality Output, fast print speed
Cons: printing envelopes is more difficult than need be, no enclosed paper tray
Summary: The printer was easy to set up and connect wirelessly to my Macbook Air. However, response and printing times tended to be slow. Quality of prints was good, but the software left a lot to be desired. The Pro 100 is a replacement for an older S 9000, which gave excellent results until the printer head became clogged.
Summary: This printer was shipped to me with a yellow ink cartridge that was so old it was unusable. The technician we hired to set up the printer on our network said that it would actually have damaged the printer if it was used. Glad we had an expert to stop us from doing so. Be careful and examine the print cartridges carefully before installing.
Excellent printer; Subpar Canon profiles for Canon papers.
27 April 2013
Summary: First, some background: I am a digital artist. I judge a printer on two main criteria: how well does the printer match the picture on my monitor and the color gamut of the printer. I have spent a lot of effort to figure out how to match screen to print. For a monitor, I use an NEC PA271W calibrated using NEC's X-Rite based sensor. I calibrate the monitor to a color balance of 4000K. I view the print next to the monitor under a 4000K Solux lamp (50W low voltage halogen).
Great Printer - Not Best Choice for Vellum - Disappointed w/Canon
Conspicuous Consumer, Amazon
24 March 2013
Summary: I had delayed replacing my older dysfunctional Canon Pixma because I had a stockpile of ink I didn't want to waste. But I really needed a new inkjet for an art project on Vellum paper. I chose this printer based on reviews, reputation (I am big Canon fan), need and the $200 rebate. After setting up (and I admit that it took me awhile to realize I was loading paper from the back feeder rather than the main one), I printed a photo on the Pro Luster paper they sent with the...
Color printing superb. B & W a major disappointment
6 December 2012
Summary: Admittedly, professional studio level black and white reproduction was never within my range of expectations from this dye-based printer. Nevertheless, the pronounced brownish/sepia tinting was truly shocking. In fact, the black and white tonality is decidedly inferior to what I have achieved in the past using far less sophisticated and much less expensive Canon printers with rudimentary photo editing software.