Summary: The Pixma Pro 9500 Mk II without a doubt produces some absolutely stunning images. I couldn't be more pleased with the results. However, the 14ml ink tanks are in a constant state of nearing empty. It seems like there's always a warning of low ink on one or two cartridges. And when I change an empty cartridge, once it goes through its priming cycle for a new cartridge there's almost always another one that suddenly is getting close to being empty. It's a constant state.
My First Major Printer - Disappointed with the Ink Quantity/Cost
27 November 2010
Summary: I won't falter this printer for it's printing ability. My photos and design work turn out beautifully. However, it has nine ink cartridges and each one is about 2 x 3 inches with a depth about the width of my finger. Each one is quite small and quite expensive about $20 per cartridge. And then, when a cartridge is "empty" the printer won't print.
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. I thought the Canon would be better on the clogging, and I haven't had it long enough to judge that yet. So far I am somewhat disappointed with the printer.
Summary: I purchased this printer when if first came out. Very few reviews were available then. I have been very disappointed in print quality on glossy paper, even Canon's own Photo Paper Plus Glossy. I had some cheap paper from local office supply store laying around (Staples Photo Supreme Satin). The Pro9500 does print very well on this Satin paper which is kinda a smooth matte paper.