Printer Review: Canon PIXMA Pro9000|
Mike Pasini, The Imaging Resource
(Friday, December 8, 2006 - 21:05 EST)
It's big. It's beautiful. And the dye-based prints it makes are big and beautiful, whether you print them on glossy sheets or the new fine arts papers this PIXMA printer can handle in sizes up to 13x19.
It took two printers to replace Canon's beloved i9900, the 13x19-inch printer whose lifespan extended well into the PIXMA era. But Canon's two new PIXMA 13x19 printers carry the torch well.
The Pro9000, shipping since October, is an 8-color dye-based inkjet while the Pro9500, due in 2007, is a 10-color pigment-based inkjet (with a second black and green-yellow cartridge). Both enjoy the same 4800x2400-dpi FINE print head technology that made the i9900 such a fast printer, although the Pro9500 has a three picoliter droplet size rather than the two picoliter of the Pro9000. And, of course, different inks are used from the i9900 -- and each other.
Read our review to see just how the Pro9000 performed, printing black-and-white, color (compared to the HP B9180 pigment printer) and on different papers.