Reviews and Problems with Canon PIXMA Pro9500 Mark II
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Canon Pixma Pro 9500 Mark II
30 November 2010
Excerpt: The Canon Pixma Pro 9500 Mark II is a dedicated photo printer that offers professional-looking printing capabilities and is also fast too. It has ten dedicated ink cartridges to allow for economical printing and the best quality possible.
Pros: Professional quality-printing, 13 x 9-inch max. size, Decent text quality
Conclusion: A near-$1000 photo printer shouldn't give you much to complain about, and on this score, the Canon Pixma Pro9500 Mark II is a resounding success. Professional photographers will appreciate its flexible media handling and straightforward output control, and hobbyists should find more than enough capabilities in this device's monochrome printing capabilities, especially, to keep them happy for a long time. Sure, we wish the speed was a little better, but everything else ?
Summary: The Canon Pixma Pro9500 Mark II is an excellent printer that photographers capturing RAW images will prefer over the HP B9180 due to the quality of its 16-bit output. Illustrators and designers working in 8-bit may prefer the HP's Photosmart Pro B9180â€™s price tag â€“ which is Â£140 lower â€“ and built-in calibrator and network connectivity.
Summary: We are a little ambivalent about pigment printers. They produce long lasting prints and that is why professionals use them, but dye inks produce slightly sharper, brighter prints. Canon’s excellent Pixma Pro9000 is a dye printer that makes pictures that will last 100 years away from light, humidity and gases. And the 9000 uses eight inks. Tough choice.
Pros: The image quality is superb. Black and white prints on glossy paper are like the very best traditional silver prints. Print speed at highest quality is better than on the first Canon pigment printer. We produced some of our best prints ever on this unit.
Cons: The high cost of ink ($31 a cartridge) and the large number of ink tanks makes it expensive to run. Add in the cost of the best Canon papers and you need to make sure that every print is a winner.
Excerpt: is now an established machine so my review is from the point of view of a potential buyer, as a replacement for my existing
Pros: This printer produces high quality images on a wide range of different papers, It is quiet and refined in operation, Totally trouble free it has good build quality and exudes reliability, All the cartridges have dedicated print heads so there is no matt to gloss cartridge flushing when changing from matte to gloss papers
Cons: No Ethernet connection, Small cartridges means that they deplete quickly, particularly the Grey cartridge, Lack of front LCD panel (whilst not essential it surprised me how much I missed the information supplied by this on both the Epson R3000 and my HP B9180)
Canon's flagship photo printer creates beautiful colour and greyscale A3 photo prints
Good Gear Guide.au
14 April 2010
Summary: If you have the money to run it, Canon's PIXMA Pro 9500 Mark II A3 photo printer will blow you away with its image quality on both full colour and monochrome content. It produces prints we'd be happy to hang in a gallery.
Pros: Great print quality for both colour and monochrome content, good ink cartridge life, good paper handling and support
Cons: Painful ink replacement and paper consumable costs, slow print speeds, you'll need to choose paper carefully
Excerpt: Advances in inkjet printing may be becoming more incremental than monumental but there’s still a need to remain competitive hence Canon’s upgrade of its pro-level A3+ model. Report by Trevern Dawes. Canon’s pro-level PIXMA Pro9500 was introduced in 2007 and greatly helped the company compete more effectively with Epson’s A3+ format offerings.
Professional Photo Printing with the Canon PIXMA Pro9500 Mark II
11 September 2009
Conclusion: While the Canon PIXMA Pro9500 Mark II is as good as it gets for photo printing at home with its excellent quality, it can be a pricey proposition. The printer itself is S$1299 with each ink cartridge at S$24.90 and it runs 10 different inks. Like other inkjet printers, it won't work with even just one cartridge missing, so you'll have to keep all 10 freshly stocked. But in the end, you do get what you pay for with top quality prints.
Summary: A solidly-built A3+ printer that can produce exhibition-quality colour and monochrome prints on a wide variety of media.We've waited a while to review Canon's ten-colour PIXMA Pro9500 Mark II A3+ photo printer, which was announced in March for release in June but only became available at the end of August.
Pros: You're looking for 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 or require high-volume production performance., You'd like to be able t...