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.
Conclusion: The Pro 9000 is fearsomely expensive. While a professional photographer may be able to recover the outlay with the sale of high-quality prints, their 30-year display life is shorter than many would expect. Epson's 1400 is far better value, and Epson's R1800 is also a better buy.