Solid Photo Printer
I've often wanted a large format photo printer. The Pro-100 which promises good B&W with great color printing and wireless connectivity sealed the deal.
The output is first rate. The photographs pop from the paper. Setup required (for me) a USB connection before the printer and wireless router would see each other, but after that five minute diversion ... Nirvana.
Prints, given the cost of ink, aren't be cheap, but they're spectacular.
June 4, 2013
With some 10 years-plus experience using ink jet photo printers, I was reluctant to use a dye-based printer, and with printmaking experience using two competitor's products -a 24" wide format from one maker and a 13" version from another top name, I was accustomed to pigment inksets. However, both printers failed on me after a relatively short time, so I decided to make my new printer a Canon, and with the improvements in dye inks, I decided to go with the Canon Pixma Pro 100. Starting with a great price, my experience thus far has been good, including the set up and initial printings. I did have some hiccups to sort through with my wi-fi setup, and with printing from my photo-editing software. Part of my problems had to do with files from a new "full frame" camera, so I don't simply assign blame to the Canon printer. Thus far the prints I've made are beautiful, with vivid color, and I really like the sense of quality of manufacture of the printer itself. I have yet to try to make prints on cotton rag, but I suspect I'll be happy enough. With output using the finest print setting, I'm still quite satisfied with the speed of printing. As for the software issue, I can't name names but my workaround is based on allowing Canon's included software plug-in to do the job. I do have to use it with the older version of my software, while using the newer software to edit my RAW image files, but it's not a deal breaker. It would be nice if Canon could find a way to resolve software plug-in compatibility issues, but at least things work - and the prints are sooo nice. One other issue with Canon's included software is a bit of intrusiveness from the "image garden" program, but it's not as bad as experiences I've had with software from the other two manufacturers' products. All things considered, I feel like I made the right decision in buying the Canon Pixma Pro 100.
June 3, 2013
I am a photography student.It is a real pain to try to share the printers at school. The Pro 100 make my life alot easier. This is a really good printer and I hope I don't need another for a long time.
By the way I got it really cheep too.
June 2, 2013
The results are spectacular, especially using QImage. Upgrading from a 9000 MK II.
Setup was a snap. Contrary to a previous review, setting a fixed IP address took a minute or two.
The only negative I have is that it doesn't directly support all of the papers of the 9000. And I have a lot of that sitting around! I've been able to get around some of this with 3rd-party ICC profiles.
June 1, 2013
Wireless printing requires a working Ethernet network with wireless 802.11b/g or n capability. Wireless performance may vary based on terrain and distance between the printer and wireless network clients.
Print Studio Pro plug-in software is compatible with Adobe Photoshop CS4/CS5/CS5.1, Adobe Photoshop Elements 8/9/10, Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2.7/3 and Canon Digital Photo Professional 3.12 or later.
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/chromalife100plus for additional details.
Resolution may vary based on printer driver setting. Color ink droplets can be placed with a horizontal pitch of 1/4800 inch at minimum.
Printer firmware update may be necessary for AirPrint function. Certain exceptions may apply. A PC running Windows XP or later or a Mac running OS 10.5.8 or later and USB cable required to perform firmware ¿update. AirPrint functionality requires an iPad, iPhone 3GS or later, or iPod touch 3rd generation or later device running iOS 4.2 or later, and an AirPrint-enabled printer connected to the same network as your iOS device. A printer connected to the USB port of your Mac, PC, AirPort Base station, or Time Capsule is not supported.
Photo print speeds are based on the standard mode driver setting using photo test pattern(s) and select Canon Photo Paper. Print speed is measured as soon as first page begins to feed into printer and will vary depending on system configuration, interface, software, document complexity, print mode, types of paper used and page coverage. See www.usa.canon.com/printspeed for additional information.
To install using Windows® OS, .NET Framework 4 is required. Compatible still image formats are PDF (created using Canon PDF Creator only), JPEG (Exif), TIFF, and PNG. Compatible video formats are MOV (from select Canon digital cameras only) and MP4 (from select Canon digital camcorders only).
Print Your Days requires Microsoft Silverlight 5, an Internet connection and runs on Windows Internet Explorer 8, 9 and Google Chrome on a PC running Windows 7 or Windows Vista. Will also work in Firefox under Windows 7 (32-bit) and Windows Vista (32-bit).
"Full HD Movie Print" is available from "MOV" and "MP4" movie files created by select Canon EOS, PowerShot and VIXIA digital cameras and camcorders. Requires a PC, or Mac with Intel® processor and Canon ZoomBrowser EX 6.5 or later or Canon ImageBrowser 6.5 or later for "MOV" files, or Canon ImageBrowser EX 1.0 or later for "MOV" or "MP4" files.
Envelopes, High Resolution Paper and certain fine art papers are NOT supported for borderless printing.
Requires Canon Easy-PhotoPrint for iPhone app, available for free on the App Store, or Canon Easy-PhotoPrint for Android app available for free on Google Play. Compatible with iPhone 3G, 3GS, 4, 4S, iPod touch and Android devices running Android OS 1.6 or later.
System requirements vary by application. For Mac OS, an Internet connection is required during software installation. For Windows OS, .NET Framework 4 is required to install My Image Garden and Quick Menu.
CREATIVE PARK PREMIUM is a premium content service available exclusively to users only when all of the colors of genuine Canon inks are installed.