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Canon PIXMA Pro9500 Mark II
7.3 out of 10

Canon PIXMA Pro9500 Mark II

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Overall 8
8.0

Disappointed (revisited)

Steven D., Newegg
21 March 2012
  • Summary: I am revising my rating based on the results using Canon papers. The fact that third party papers are producing inferior results is not the fault of this printer. It may be the case that the paper profiles from the third party manufacturers are inaccurate or there may be some issue with my...
  • Pros: Produces accurate prints when used with Canon papers (Pro Platinum and Photo Paper Semi Gloss).
  • Cons: As stated previously, using third party papers is problematic, even when using custom profies.
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Overall 2
2.0

Disappointed

Steven D., Newegg
16 March 2012
  • Summary: I cannot recommend this printer. I should have purchased a printer from a different manufacturer. The results are inferior to those from my Canon i9900 that I used for many years.
  • Pros: Prints made from pigmented inks will last longer than prints made from dye based inks
  • Cons: I have burned through a lot of ink and paper trying to get prints that approximate the image on my monitor. The prints come out significantly too dark. My monitor is calibrated. I used the profiles supplied by the paper manufacturer (Moab Colorado). I even purchased a custom profile for the print...
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Overall 8
8.0

Makes big beautiful prints, often

Martin B., Newegg
13 February 2012
  • Summary: This monster is BIG for a home office because it takes a big machine to make A3+ prints. All needed hardware and software came in one large heavy box, you can make a good test print within an hour after the box is delivered. It took me several hours, as I am old and slow.
  • Pros: The Pro 9500 MK2 makes printing fun and exciting again. Now that digital cameras are close to 35mm slide quality, and Photoshop and PhotoPaint are even better than the old fashioned darkrooms; the final hurdle is making archival prints and gallery prints. The Pixma Pro 9500 is one printer capable...
  • Cons: Getting intense color on matte or rag paper is difficult. I find paper loading to be a super pain in the neck Getting the paper to load from the front is tricky. Some prints do not turn out as expected. So there is some waste. I sometimes fail to print the precise same image as the one I had in t...
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Overall 8
8.0

Awesome quality prints - great quality printer

Vinh B., Newegg
4 July 2011
  • Summary: I bought this printer to replace an epson 13" printer because I got tired of having to deal with ink clogs. This printer does clog if not used at least once a month, but the cleaning cycle takes care of that. The only issue is that cleaning does waste a lot of ink.
  • Pros: Print quality on costco's house brand paper was great. Print quality on Canon's new Platinum paper was AWESOME. Clogs a lot less than my semi-pro epson printers.
  • Cons: Printer does clog if not used at least once a month. Cleaning cycle to unclog the print heads wastes a lot of ink. (Ink cartridges are around $15 or $16 a pop -- $120 if you buy a complete 10-cartridge set from one of the online photo supply dealers.)
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Overall 10
10

Great printer

Carlos M., Newegg
26 May 2011
  • Summary: Received $200 rebate in 4 months
  • Pros: Wonderful output
  • Cons: Consumes too much ink when replacing ink tanks.
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Overall 10
10

Great Quality printer

Anonymous, Newegg
25 March 2011
  • Summary: I filed for the rebate immediately and after about a month I got an acknowledgement of the rebate and at close to 3 months got the rebate. rebate was for $500 so can't complain
  • Pros: Image quality, zero banding, color depth/gradation, individual cartridges can be replaced
  • Cons: Grey ink goes pretty fast
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Overall 6
6.0

Good quality but ink goes FFAST

Anonymous, Newegg
15 August 2010
  • Pros: Good price with bundle when I got it
  • Cons: Most likely good price because the ink goes ridiculously fast on this printer. I have printed maybe 5 pictures, all on regular 8-10 paper, and already more than 4 of my cartridges need replacing or are dangerously low. I am no tech wiz, but being a photographer I have owned and used many printers...
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Overall 10
10

Excellent printer. Photos are just amazing.

Roy M., Amazon
21 July 2010
  • 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.
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Overall 10
10

Canon Doesn't Honor Rebates

Barry P., Newegg
26 February 2010
  • Pros: This printer replaced my old Canon i9900; the printer is everything I wanted in print quality, much refined from the old i9900.
  • Cons: I have followed Canon's directions and applied twice for the $100 rebate - all proof of purchase labels etc attached. After more than 4 months Canon still says I have not supplied the appropriate proof of purchase labels. I have a number of Canon cameras and printer but I will never buy another o...
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Overall 10
10

Best print quality I could afford

Vinh B., Newegg
23 January 2010
  • Summary: I owned an Epson R1800 for five years -- it would clog from time to time and finally just got so clogged up that I could not fix it. I decided to go with Canon as a replacement because I got fed up with Epson's clogging issues and because all the reviews of the Canon Pro9500 Mark II indicate it has...
  • Pros: - the Canon printhead seems to be user-replaceable; Reviews indicate less of a clogging issue on this printer than on the previous (epson printer) I owned. - Lower clogging issues translates to lower ink cost for me: i.e., I must have gone through thousands of dollars on head cleaning passes over...
  • Cons: - HUGE footprint. - Slight bronzing on glossy paper when it first comes out (bronzing dissappears almost completely after print has had a day to dry) - Doesn't have as many features as my old Epson (e.g., no cd printing, no roll paper)
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