Generation Green is Canon's new environmental initiative. This program encompasses eligible Scanners, PIXMA Inkjet Printers and imageCLASS laser printers. Generation Green is designed to provide business partners, customers and consumers a way to learn about the environmentally-friendly approach that Canon is taking to design many of its current and future products and solutions; for example, possible cost savings through energy efficiency. The Pro9000 Mark II has the following Generation Green characteristics:
4 in 1, 2 in 1 Printing - This option allows users to place multiple pages on 1 page, saving up to 75% of your paper supply.
Individual Ink Tanks - The individual ink tanks may reduce the amount of wasted ink from cartridges as compared to a composite 4 color cartridge, by allowing users to replace individual color tanks rather than entire color cartridges.
ENERGY STAR - Qualified products are 25% more efficient than conventional models. By using less energy, these products reduce greenhouse gas emissions and saves energy as well as money.
RoHS Compliance - This is a directive from the European Union that restricts the use of hazardous materials found in electronic products. This product contains no cadmium, mercury, lead, hexavalent chromium, Polybrominated Biphenyls (PBB), or Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers (PBDE).
Hardware Recycling Program - Canon is committed to the world community and the belief that we are building a better world for future generations. We want to work with our customers to help ensure appropriate recycling of products to help improve the environment and our local communities.
Refurbishing Program - The Canon U.S.A., Inc. refurbishing facility manages all waste stream processes for Canon products, so Canon has full control over recovery and salvage for Canon products, not third-party vendors.
Great printer and service. Canon is great with telephone service. They have stayed on the phone until my question was answered.I also just purchased the canon SL1. What a great camera. People who see the pictures think im a pro.
September 29, 2013
I've had this printer for a year and its the best printer I have ever owned
September 27, 2013
Just like the some of the other reviewers, I say if you're not getting amazing prints from this printer, then you need to check your settings. It takes a little time matching your printer profiles to your paper, turning color management off (why this is buried in the second tab of a submenu I have no idea), and making sure your monitor is calibrated... but if you make sure these few things are done, this printer will print some wonderful prints. I have printed a bunch of medium/smaller prints on this printer, but recently printed my first 13x19 on Canon's Pro Platinum paper. I couldn't stop smiling for about 5 minutes after viewing the print. The colors match my calibrated screen perfectly, the sharpness/print quality is outstanding. I couldn't be happier with this printer and the images that it produces from my EOS 60D and 5D Mark III.
June 17, 2013
Earned it's keep
Now that I have had this printer for awhile and used it allot, I felt a longer term review was in order. First off, if you own this printer and are getting anything less than wonderful results there has to be a reason. You owe it to yourself to double check your settings and your setup. If that doesn't help contact Canon for some help. I have owned 4 different photo printers over the years and each and every one has it's little quirks that have to be worked out with trial and error. If your only interested in making "average " images this is probably not the printer for you. With a little adjustment you can get excellent results from this printer. As far as ink use goes I have to say this is the best photo printer I have used. And the cartridges are reasonably priced. Once again if your not willing to spend some money for ink to get excellent results, then you may be better off getting your pictures printed at a store. One thing I must say, is if you want a top shelf black and white printer look elsewhere. Other than that I have to give it 5 stars all around.
June 5, 2013
Ambient Light Correction feature is supported by Windows Vista and Windows 7
Based on accelerated testing by Canon in dark storage under controlled temperature, humidity and gas conditions, simulating storage in an album with plastic sleeves. Canon cannot guarantee the longevity of prints; results may vary depending on printed image, drying time, display/storage conditions, and environmental factors. See www.usa.canon.com/chromalife100 for additional details.
Resolution may vary based on printer driver setting. Maximum resolution of 4800 x 1200 dpi used at the bottom edge of the page. Color ink droplets can be placed with a horizontal pitch of 1/4800 inch at minimum.
Requires mobile phone equipped with PictBridge technology and a USB cable.
Supported paper types for borderless printing are as follows: Photo Paper Pro Platinum, Photo Paper Pro II, Photo Paper Plus Glossy II, Photo Paper Plus Semi-gloss, Photo Paper Glossy and Matte Photo Paper.
Print speed measured as soon as first page begins to feed into printer and will vary depending upon a number of factors. See www.usa.canon.com/printspeed for additional details.