Borderless Printing4 CD/DVD Printing Grayscale Photo Printing Photo Printing 2-Way Paper Feeding Advanced Pattern Print Ambient Light Correction5 Auto Sheet Feeder Index Print PictBridge Fine Art Paper Support
Very Happy 9500 MarkII Upgrade
Upgraded from the 9500 Mark II even though I loved that printer, too. The Pro1 is even better. Great images and nice large cartridges (although pricey). But worth it so that I don't have to change them as often and the price/ml is less. Even with the first cartridges draining faster, they still lasted a while. And they go for quite a while even after getting a warning from My Printer that they are running low. Never had one go out in the middle of a printing, so they must have a sensor or something.
Images are outstanding and discovered my new favorite paper (Canson Platine). Paper handling is nicer than the 9500 for large sheets (no more front feeding).
No complaints. Footprint isn't an issue as I have space for the beast. Takes a while to get primed sometimes, but most times I'm not in a hurry...it is worth the wait!
May 10, 2013
As a former owner of a 9500 I researched other printers but went back with the Canon because if you send canon your own picture they will send you back a print to view while other companies will send you a print of their choice not yours.
If you are looking for a simple printer to print the occasional photo then save your money and buy a cheaper version but if you are looking for a printer that produces professional results the Pro 1 is a great printer. As with any photo printer you need to be familiar with using ICC profiles and driver settings to obtain the best results when printing. The included profiles are great and when compared to other prints are superior but if you have the capability to create your own profile then the Pro 1 just keeps getting better matching skin tones flawlessly. Once profiled the Pro 1 prints consistent colors across all of the print media that I have tried while the stock profiles seem to perform better with canon papers.
Pigment based ink printers are designed to be used frequently and I imagine that the Pro 1 is no different so again if you plan to use it occasionally a cheaper printer may be better suited and even the dye based inks will dry in the printer head if not used for a long period.
A lot of negative reviews about ink usage but I cannot see that the Pro one is using any more ink than other printer models of this caliber. If you are familiar with print driver settings and profiles then the ink usage is kept within reason but the wrong driver not matching the paper can cause some additional ink being used but like stated ink usage is no more than other printers in this class. I have noticed that my print cost has gone up .01 on a 4x6 and .03 on an 8x10 but the cost is minimal compared to the quality that you get.
When getting into printers of this quality they get large in size and this one is no exception with it being substantially larger than my old 9500 so make sure you read the specifications to verify you have adequate space for this printer.
I would highly recommend this printer and as of now I am pleased with the Pro 1, if you are an experienced user I would not hesitate to purchase one, if you are new to printing then start reading up on software, driver settings and ICC profiles and purchase the Pro1.
January 18, 2013
I've printed a few hundred 4"x'6" and think the quality is great. Re: Ink usage. The set up instructions say to expect that the first cartridges are going to go fast because it takes a lot of ink to prime the system. That's been true. Otherwise, I haven't noticed excessive ink usage and do appreciate that the cartridges hold a lot of ink and I'm not swapping them all the time. The print speed is not as fast as my old I9900 but that's not so important to me. It's big and heavy so you need some room to spread out in.
November 21, 2012
Poor Quality, High Ink Usage
The printer came new with scratches, small cracks in the case - this was not from shipping, but the way it was built and shipped like that. The printer uses a lot of ink. I already replaced most of the inks once, and the inks are getting low again. I print a few sheets a week. This printer will cost you more in ink and paper supplies per month than the most expensive iPhone plan. The printer wants to cycle its head after a dozen prints, which uses up a lot of ink. Think twice before buying - this printer is very heavy, too. I would not buy this printer again.
September 10, 2012
Ink droplets can be placed with a pitch of 1/4800 inch at minimum. Results may vary depending on printer driver settings.
EasyPhotoPrintPro software compatible with Adobe Photoshop CS/CS2/CS3/CS4/CS5 and Adobe Photoshop Elements 6.
Photo print speed is based on the default setting of Canon genuine paper PP-201 or SG-201 using ISO/JIS-SCID N2. Print speed may vary depending on system configuration, interface, software, document complexity, print mode, page coverage, type of paper used, etc.
Paper types NOT supported for borderless printing areas follows: Plain paper, Photo Stickers, Fine Art Paper "PhotoRag™" Fine Art Paper "Museum Etching," other Fine Art Paper.