Reviews and Problems with Canon PIXMA Pro9000 Mark II
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Canon Pixma Pro9000 Mark II Review
23 June 2009
Conclusion: Reading back through my notes, I was struck again by just how many times we compared the $500 Pro9000 Mark II ? and, in many of these cases, compared it favorably ? to the much more expensive Pro9500 Mark II. As with the original versions of these models, Canon has simply refused to "dumb down" the Pro9000, meaning the dye-ink version of their wide-format printer gets the same pro-grade features as its more costly sibling.
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...
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.
Summary: An update to Canon's popular PIXMA Pro9000 dye ink desktop A3+ printer for photographers who wish to produce durable, exhibition quality prints.Although originally scheduled for release in July, it was late October before we received the PIXMA Pro9000 Mark II printer to review. Interestingly, very little has changed in the three years since we reviewed the Pro9000. Even the RRPs have remained the same over the three-year period - which could be seen as remarkable. . .
Pros: You want a solidly-built A3+ printer that can handle a wide variety of ‘fine art' media and produce exhibition-quality prints., You're looking for an A3+ printer that provides full support for ICC profiles., You'd like to be able to print labels on CDs and DVDs., You want to produce monochrome prints that are free of colour casts. Don't buy this printer if:, You want fast printing speeds., You require high-volume production performance., You'd like to be able to print...