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.
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
You're kidding right?
I've been a designer for nearly 20 years and this is the worst, most difficult to use printer I have ever found. Give me back my old clunky printers with LABELED controls, so I don't have to go back to the manual over and over.
If I could throw it out the window without killing someone I gladly would!!
May 27, 2013
Worst Canon Printer Ever!
Canon 9000 Mark II is horrible. Print quality is the worst of any Canon printer I have owned. It prints with blotches and bands. I have cleaned the head and cleaned the head and cleaned the head. Still prints with blotches and bands. Would not recommend this printer. Other Canon printers that cost way less give better quality.
April 25, 2013
Totally satisfied with this printer. It seems to use a bit less ink than my last printer from another company. And the ink cartridges are some of the cheapest around. Stunning images.
March 8, 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.