Summary: I have had this printer for 2 years. Have sent it to be repaired 3 times. Can't even sell it. Had numerable problems with the carriage and the inks dry out very fast and the sweeps that runs across the paper scrape the ink off..
Summary: A little personal background: I am a middle-aged student at the local university taking advanced photography classes. To be able to use the lab involves an 80-mile round trip, two hours of travel and lab hours that do not fit into my personal schedule.
Summary: I bought the Canon PIXMA Pro9500 Mark II printer after using the Pro9000 at a Canon demonstration for printing photographs. I decided to buy the 9500 Mark II instead of the Pro9000 after reading the Canon brochure a Canon rep gave me.
Summary: I have used the Epson R1800 (and the smaller R800) for several years and when it wasn't clogged it printed beautiful prints. The heads finally just clogged up and I was forced to get another printer. I have used other Canon products for decades so biased toward their products.
Summary: I have owned this printer for four months. I came close to returning it the first week because I was spoiled by my Canon S9000 which is pretty much WYSIWYG. Here's my review: This printer is a bit of an orphan.
Summary: Our photo lab have 2 of those lovely printer and they deliver excellent results.
Pros: Once calibrated, produces "what you see is what you get" results to match soft proofing on your screen. Ink is extremely archival. Brilliant color. Can print both matte and glossy prints. Can print max 13" prints.
Cons: Ink cartridge is a bit on the small side, needs to be replaced often if you print on a daily basis. A bit on the slow side when printing larger full color/full page prints. For example, 11x17 full color full bleed prints takes at least 20 minutes to print. Glossy ink is not as glossy compared to ...
Summary: I have been impressed with this printer. Yes it does have its limitations and you do need to sort out what is important to you. The limitations are: - I have read that a gloss differential problem exists on gloss prints, this doesn't affect me as I'm not keen on gloss prints anyway.
Pros: Have had it for a day! Install was easy, I run Vista, I was up and printing in less then an hour and loving the first results. the pictures looked great on just regular glossy photopaper that I had laying around. Can't want to see it on the canon paper