Reviews and Problems with Canon PIXMA Pro9000 Mark II
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For the craftsman who loves to make big, beautiful, prints - the Canon Pro9000 Mark II is the tool you are looking for
Consumer Electronics Net
3 June 2009
Excerpt: I'll jump right into this review with my impressions upon seeing the first 13"x19" print come out of the Pro9000 Mark II, WOW! And I don't just mean the model when I say that. The print was gorgeous too! I'm not going to take much space here to cover all the printer's specifications, you can get those from Canon's site, I'll give you the basic facts but I want to tell you about my experiences using the printer, what I like about it and a few tips should you get one for...
Borderless prints up to 13″×19″, and several improvements on its predecessor.
27 April 2009
Excerpt: The new kid on the photo printer block is the Canon PIXMA Pro 9000 Mark II, an $499 photo printer can can produce borderless prints at up to 13 by 19 inch size. As the name suggests, it's an update to the Pro 9000 (which we reviewed here ) that brings a number of new tricks to the game, including faster printing and a two picoliter drop size. We found that it performed well overall, with good color accuracy and deep blacks.
Canon’s PIXMA Pro9000; A Speedy Color Inkjet Printer
1 June 2001
Excerpt: Priced at about $499, the Canon PIXMA Pro9000 is a 13x19" printer that produces beautiful color prints on a wide variety of media. And it's one of the fastest color printers I've worked with, especially for working with fine art papers via its front-feed system. It can also work with thinner papers via its top-feed system, but those who will spend that amount on a 13x19" model will probably do so to work with some of the luxurious papers offered by Canon, as well as...
Summary: The printer represents excellent value for money. Canon has a wide range of paper types, including double-sided paper and a new style of fine art rag paper that has a matte, textured surface and produces prints with a pastel appearance. We tried the art paper in the 9000Pro and were impressed with the results.
Pros: When the supplied software is installed a Photoshop Plug-in is setup that appears in the File/Automate menu as Easy-Photoprint Pro. Using this plug-in is the easiest way to set all the correct variables for printing. It is simply a matter of selecting paper type and size, then print with border or borderless, and press the Print button.
Cons: The ink cartridges are expensive. The best street price we could find is $24. With eight cartridges the cost of consumables is an important consideration in purchasing. Don’t be tempted by third party substitutes. To get the best out of this outstanding printer only Canon inks and papers should be used.
Summary: Highly recommended, if you have the space.
Pros: The picture quality from the Pr09000 is excellent. Black and white prints on Canon’s best glossy paper are superb with rich blacks, free of any hint of colour cast. Sharpness and resolution are exemplary. We prefer a good dye ink printer like this to a pigment ink unit because of the smoother surface, even though we are aware that professionals seem to be as devoted to their pigment printers as they are to their Mac computers. While pigment inks are supposed to be mor...
Cons: The demand for desktop real estate is going to be the deal breaker for many potential customers. We were thinking of replacing our venerable Pixma i9950 with the Pro9000 but we don’t know where we would put it. Of course you are not obliged to use the heavy art papers, in which case the printer only needs about 50cm of shelf depth.
Conclusion: The Pixma Pro9000 Mark II is a stunning A3+ printer that in the right hands can produce brilliant large photographic output, and it’ll be sorely missed when the fateful phone call comes asking for its return.
Pros: Terrific detail, Excellent colour space, Ease of use
Excerpt: Canon's Pixma Pro9000 Mark II is easier to set up and use than many semi-professional printers. For example, unlike some Epson models, you don't have to swap matt and gloss cartridges for different media. Adobe Photoshop Elements 6 is included, and you can download various tools from Canon's website, including pre-defined ICC colour profiles for third-party paper and a utility to generate your own custom profiles.