Summary: This printer is awesome as long as you tell it what paper to use or else it will not have a good outcome. Currently printing on matte card-stock for my personal portfolio, but will soon be using it for some photography. Once you figure out the settings you can print on everything.
Purchased on June 2009 and still prints outstanding prints
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.
Summary: I used to have a Epson R800 and R1800 pigment ink printers. THey clogged their heads all the time and were terrible to clear the clogs. It cost a huge amount for the inks and the cleaning cycles. This is MUCH better. I have had no print head clogs in the 2 years I have owned it.
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 :-(.
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.
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.