Summary: I chose this printer to replace my old Pixma Pro9500, which after 6 years of faithful service, and hundreds of prints finally quit working. I will have to say that this printer does an even better job than the Pro9500. It prints much faster, and the color profiles are spot on. I had printed out a couple of test targets with my old printer, and although they were close to my profiled monitor, they did require a little tweaking.
Conclusion: If you started in photography with a dark room, like i did, a print size of 11x14 is standard. There is no support for this in the paper profile. This is not acceptable. I will get rid of this printer as soon as i can. I have been a fan of Canon for about 20 years but no longer. Yes you can make a custom size 11x14 but not borderless. That would be ok only the borders are not equal and the bottom is about twice the size of the rest.
Cons: Difficult to use, Difficult Setup, no support for 11x14 paper, canon does not sell 11x14 paper, front paper feed is a joke
Conclusion: Purchased the Pro9500 Mark II to enable me to print large pictures after vacation trips. I have owned it for about 2 years now. First impression, excellent. Pictures come out with amazing clarity. After printer was left unused for a couple months, the paper feed for large prints quit working. Called Canon and got it repaired. Now here it is about a year later and minimal usage in that time, same exact problem. It is broken again. Do not waste your money on this printer.
Summary: the printer is an amazing printer. prints on multiple surfaces as well as page sizes. Great quality prints especially photos. Printer is larger than a normal printer but who cares when it does what it can.
Summary: Ink is expensive and nobody seems to stock it. i buy it on line without a problem, i just have to wait for it to come in the mail.You must use canon paper or it jams. Quality of print good but it took some finessing to get good color match from monitor to printer. I bought my printer used about one year old. When i turned it on the lights were flashing. Probably from being bounced around in the mail.
I have obtained excellent results with this printer.
7 February 2013
Summary: This printer is high resolution presentation grade color or B&W printer. If you need an office grade printer, this is not the right printer for you. The ink consumption when printing pictures is between 6-fold and 10-fold when compared to document printing. Budget for large quantities of ink purchase. There are 2 grades of ink. Canon dye based inks (9 series) are the pixma line. They produce accurate colors. The ink drops are very small. The pictures are crisp.
Conclusion: I had been lookingfor a photo printer that gave me a quality picture plus a size larger than 8X10. I reviewed printers for a long time and finally decided on the Pixma pro 9500 MK ll. Quality is the key word, The images on photo paper have exceeded my expectations and I am very happy to have purchased this Canon product.
Pros: reliable, Easy Setup, High Quality Output, easy to use