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: 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.
Summary: I purchased this printer in anticipation of professional prints and the ability to sell our work. I had read reviews that it was slow and it goes through a lot of ink. In comparison to a personal printer yes it is a lot slower but its because it is doing such fine tuned work. The prints come out fantastic, it supports a wide range of canon and third party papers.
Summary: The other reviews caused me a degree of anxiety, but I ordered this printer anyway. It came from TheImagingWorld on time and intact. I also ordered several different kinds of paper to try. I had no trouble loading the software in Windows 7, and within a few minutes printed my first 4x6 print on glossy paper. The program walks you through the selection of paper, which exactly matched the type of paper I had purchased. It also allows you to do a final crop.
Summary: I bought this printer 2-1/2 years ago, and it has performed flawlessly since the day I unboxed it. Of course, I bought it for a specific reason: to print fine art quality, pigment ink photographs. If you are a photographer looking for a printer that that can accept a variety of papers and deliver beautiful permanent prints (up to 13x19) every single time for a reasonable price, then I can highly recommend the Pro 9500 Mk II.
Summary: In our business, we create our own personalized pieces to distribute to our customers. So we have owned more than a few H-P's, a couple of smaller Canon Pixma printers and now this one. So far, I've printed photos for framing and not for distribution. The quality is stunning. They look every bit as good as the pictures that I would purchase from a quality photo lab. The color is accurate, the dots are small enough to resemble a silver print. Superb!