Purchased on June 2009 and still prints outstanding prints
W. Lucas "wvl", Amazon
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. Anyway to make a long story short, this printer prints amazing prints with the best color resolutions that I have ever seen and that includes professional shops as well.
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 am very impressed with the print quality of this printer. I've had a wide body HP that claims to be a photo printer but it does not compare in tone quality. I read several reviews dinging the printer for the cost of ink. I have a hard time linking the cost of ink to the review of the printer's abilities. I give it five stars based on print quality alone and not the overall value.
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.