Conclusion: I have been using a Canon I9900 for almost 10 years and it finally started having problems and wouldn't print properly. So I was forced to make a change. Looked at all the pro printers out there. Called a different company's customer service (two different times) to ask some questions and both call conversations with them were terrible. The other company's customer service people didn't know their own products and didn't speak very good English.
Pros: ease of install, ease of operation, great customer service
Conclusion: I use this printer in the spring and fall set up in an enclosed trailer and take it to pointing dog field trials to print on site. My first 13" printer was noisy and didn't last long, also wasn't very expensive and it printed panoramic's to 13x44"; I really like that ability! This 9000 MKII is quiet and does great print's IMO. I say that knowing other's will find something to complain about!
Conclusion: Great printer and service. Canon is great with telephone service. They have stayed on the phone until my question was answered.I also just purchased the canon SL1. What a great camera. People who see the pictures think im a pro.
Pros: reliable, High Quality Output, fast print speed, easy to use
Summary: This printer will cover all your needs. It has an amazing quality picture output and won't let you down. There are only two issues I have with this printer. 1) The ink is very expensive and doesn't last long. The ink carts do not last long in this and they are quite pricey to replace. 2) No wireless. For a $450 printer I would accept wireless. For that price you don't even get a USB cable that is required, so make sure you pick one up as well.
Conclusion: Just like the some of the other reviewers, I say if you're not getting amazing prints from this printer, then you need to check your settings. It takes a little time matching your printer profiles to your paper, turning color management off (why this is buried in the second tab of a submenu I have no idea), and making sure your monitor is calibrated... but if you make sure these few things are done, this printer will print some wonderful prints.
Pros: Easy Setup, High Quality Output, fast print speed
Conclusion: Now that I have had this printer for awhile and used it allot, I felt a longer term review was in order. First off, if you own this printer and are getting anything less than wonderful results there has to be a reason. You owe it to yourself to double check your settings and your setup. If that doesn't help contact Canon for some help.
Pros: reliable, Easy Setup, durable, High Quality Output, built like a tank
Conclusion: I've been a designer for nearly 20 years and this is the worst, most difficult to use printer I have ever found. Give me back my old clunky printers with LABELED controls, so I don't have to go back to the manual over and over. If I could throw it out the window without killing someone I gladly would!!
Summary: Ink 8 Multi pack comes out the cheapest. I kept a chart over every print and ink cartridge that I used and came up with these numbers. Based on 5x7 prints I got 94 prints made before a changed the Yellow,116 before Magneta,130 Photo M,185 for Photo C,190 Black BK,212 for Cyan,545 before the Red and Green was changed. I calculated ink price from $0.35/per 5x7 print to $0.51 for the multi8 pack prices. If ink is bought separate then prices went up to $0.64.