Purchased on June 2009 and still prints outstanding prints
WVL "wvl", Amazon
3 June 2014
Summary: I bought this printer on the reviews that were 4 and 5 star rated. Many of the reviews below the 4 star ratings were from a different printer that should have not been posted on this printers review section. Anyway to make a long story short, this printer prints amazing prints with the best color resolutions that I have ever seen and that includes professional shops as well.
Summary: You do not want to purchase these series of printers unless your rich and/or have a high tolerance for failure. I've had nothing but problems with my Canon Pro 9500 Mark II since I purchased it. Had to replace the head after a year of purchase. First off, you have to be rich to maintain this series of printers. You can put a new cartridge in it, not print anything and when you go to print something half the cartridge is already gone.
Summary: As with my first Pixma Pro 9500, the Mark II produces fantastic results and it uses my stock pile of PGI-9 inks. (I understand the new replacement for the Pixma Pro 9500 II is the Pixma Pro 1, which uses a new ink cartridge :-(. Remember that this machine is best used for high grade specialty papers. I found that Museum Etching from Hahnemuhle is the same as the the Canon Museum Etching which is (appearently) no longer available.
Summary: I waited for a bit to write a review as I wanted take the printer for a little test drive first. I am a mixed media artist and make art with a lot of texture, so I needed a printer that printed detail to match my photos that I take of my work. It worked splendidly, and people actually touch my prints to see if they are in fact, 3D.
Summary: I tried to submit this review to Canon.com, but they rejected it, "your review did not meet our guidelines for posting on our site." Title: What a Ripoff! Short story: It should just work but it doesn't, what an expensive ripoff! Long story: I bought the 9500 Mk II 2 years ago in a bundle with a 5D. I installed the printer immediately, but It took me a few months to take some photos worthy enough to print in large format on Canon's expensive photo paper.
Reasonable quality print and B&W, but unreliable printer
Zacharias J. Beckman, Amazon
16 March 2013
Summary: I owned this printer for about three years. Overall, while I originally loved the printer because of its wide format and multiple shades of black, in the long run I found that the quality of the photo prints was not quite as good as other, less expensive printers. More important, the printer's most expensive part, the print head assembly, malfunctioned slightly over one year (so it was out of warranty).
Summary: Excellent printer that exceeds all my expectations. I love the ability to print large 13 x 19 photos of scenery that makes so much of an impact. The quality of the photos is superb and I would put up against any other printer available.