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: 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.
Summary: I owned a Canon 9000 years ago and loved it. It was my workhorse printer all through architecture school - it printed beautiful images at a respectable pace, never seemed to run out of ink, and never once let me down. Several years later, the printhead wore out and I had to either replace it or get a new printer.
Summary: After a year useing this printer I feel I was screwed. The Ink runs out even when your not useing a given color. This is due to a head cleaning every time you go to print. Even if its black print only. It is way cheaper to send your prints out to be enlarged.When this batch of Ink runs out i will trash this costly printer to run.
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.. I feel that I just through 700.00+ out the window.The inks are also ridiculously expensive. I bought an Epson.Love it!
Summary: Have had this for a couple of years now and am completely sick of it. Because of the ink, it costs me, on average, $50 each time I turn it on. The one positive - it makes great b&w prints The negatives: Color prints from calibrated sources are all over the map (I regularly print at photo shops with no problems) Can see the ink sitting on top of glossy papers Ink pig Print heads clog easily Wastes ink on ceaseless cleaning cycles Extortionate ink prices I am a...
Summary: I received this as a gift 3-4 years ago. It's probably printed 10 photos. Now it miss feeds every paper I put through it, and when I actually works (only printing on the back of paper) the colours are all wrong. I'll sell it to you for $250 plus shipping.
Summary: I purchased this printer in May 2010. In July 2011, after printing less than 100 pictures total, I received an error message that the printer needs to be repaired. No other explanation, nothing in the on-screen manual about the error message received. I emailed Canon through their website and received no reply. I emailed again a few days later, and received a reply the same day.
Summary: To begin with I will say that I have sometimes been able to produce very nice prints with this printer but for the most part it has been a very expensive and frustrating experience. Starting with ink tank issues, at 15 bucks a pop couldn't they have made the tanks a little larger ? With 10 tanks, each being used at a different rate, it feels like at every print attempt one of the tanks will run out.
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. The brochure states that the Pro9500 inks "give you archival-quality image permanence". It does not state this under the Pro9000 description so I chose the Pro9500 over the Pro9000.