Excerpt: Over at the input side of photography, engineers push ever onward to offer higher megapixel counts; while on the output side, printer boffins seem to be equally eager to increase the number of ink cartridges. Three ink cartridges used to be enough. Then we went to four. Soon we had six, then eight colours became common on consumer-level printers. Now Canon’s PIXMA Pro 9500 offers no fewer than 10 14ml pigment-ink cartridges.
Pros: Top build quality, Excellent monochrome printing, Quiet
Excerpt: This 10-ink system in this printer uses pigment-based inks, as opposed to the dye-based ones in the Pro 9000. Pigment-based inks are considered the industry standard for commercial output and are also used in Canon's large format printer. Unsurprisingly, three different black inks are used to deliver smooth tones and excellent black & white images.