Reviews and Problems with Canon PIXMA Pro9000 Mark II
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TheSC "TheSC", Amazon
28 August 2013
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: I'm a professional photog, and although most of my clients just want the digital files, some times I need prints. I suppose if you use Canon paper, it probably works out of the box, but I like a particular paper made by another company and I spent a fortune trying to get the prints looking right. Each time I thought I was close, I printed a different photo and it was way off. So here's the secret: Rent a calibrator from one of the places that rents camera lenses.
Conclusion: I bought this printer so that I could enter good quality print for competition at my camera club. Our competitions require 11"x14" prints and this printer does NOT print that size. I should have checked the specs more thoroughly because it did say 11x14 on 13x19 papers, what a waste. I have been using printers for more years than I can remember and in my wildest dreams could not have imagined that this printer would not print 11x14 pictures.
Summary: This printer does print fantastic photos, however, it takes forever to get itself ready to print on start-up. The biggest headache I had with this printer, and the reason why I replaced it, was that unless you are using this printer frequently, like daily, the ink cartriges dry out or clog up on you, and you are replacing one or two every time you start the printer up. It was way to expensive for me to replace all those cartridges.
Conclusion: Extremely difficult, if not impossible to find out if my printer has any software updates. Company site is useless. Size and price of ink is rediculus. Price per tank should be less or size of tank larger.
Summary: The printer itself seems fine. Support for roll paper would really put it over the top in making it a great photo printer for me. At $200 off, it is well worth the price. Unfortunately, it looks like they are playing shenanigans with the rebates. Despite having provided a complete and accurate rebate submission, I receive a rejection letter claiming I had not included the UPC. I wrote back and sent them a copy of the scan I made of the UPC before sending it in.
Summary: This printer, is fast and very quiet. It allows the size flexibility of being able to print up to 13x19, which is a great asset. However, and I am not sure if it is because I bought this printer used, but the paper feed is very annoying. It has a tendency of loading multiple sheets at once, printing crooked and paper jams are a constant occurrence. This can be avoided with this printer, if you feed the paper individually by hand.
Summary: I would echo all the comments on this site regarding the quality, noise, speed and size of this piece of equipment. What motivated me to write this review is to bring into question the claim that the printer is Mac compliant. All my photographs are in iPhoto and the software that comes with this printer (Easy-PhotoPrint EX) does not recognize the iPhoto library as being the main photo repository.