Canon PIXMA Pro9000

Last update: Review by CNET (added on 24 August’07)

Canon PIXMA Pro9000 is the successor of the Canon’s i9900, a A3+ professional-quality inkjet printer aimed at professional photographers. The Canon PIXMA Pro9000 is featuring A3+ 4800 x 2400 dpi resolution at 3 picolitre drop size3 or smaller for outstanding, professional quality photographic output, an 8-colour ink system and has a max colour print speed up to 15ppm, New software bundle including Easy-PhotoPrint Pro , an Adobe® Photoshop® CS/CS2 plug-in for a professional imaging workflow. The printer is now available at US$499.

Overall Rating: ★★★★☆ | Latest Price Info

Canon PIXMA Pro9000 Reviews

CNET reviews the Canon PIXMA Pro9000 and writes;
“The good: Excellent color and black-and-white prints; fast printing; accepts paper sizes up to 13×19 inches; can clean nozzles for subset of colors. The bad: Dye prints don’t last as long as those made with pigment inks; large footprint; no card reader. The bottom line: If you don’t mind the shorter display life of dye-based prints or the paper choices offered by Canon, the Pixma Pro9000 makes an excellent choice for a medium-format inkjet printer. ”
Rating: ★★★★☆

PCMag reviews the Canon PIXMA Pro9000 and writes;
“If you’re looking for a way to print top-quality photos, the Pixma Pro9000 is the clear winner in its price class. The worst I can say about it is that if you print a lot of photos in a single session, you may find that with eight ink cartridges, one cartridge or another seems to be continually on the verge of needing replacement. But that’s a small price to pay for this level of photo quality at this price. The Pro9000 offers more than enough to earn an Editors’ Choice.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

Photo-i reviews the Canon PIXMA Pro9000 and writes;
“Having said that, the Pro9000 is Canon’s best printer to date. For the hobbyist and semi-professional photographer this printer could be the perfect choice… There is no doubt that this printer is producing some excellent prints, and deserves all the praise it receives. Many photographers love the distinct Canon printer quality and the Pro9000 won’t disappoint in this respect.. The Pro9000 is perhaps not a quantum leap forward with printer technology, but it is well specified and represents excellent value for money.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

PhotographyBlog reviews the Canon PIXMA Pro9000 and writes;
“The Canon Pixma Pro 9000 is an excellent option for anyone looking at dye ink printers. With the vibrancy and saturation advantage dye has over pigment inks, and the improved archival life of prints, the Pro 9000 is a viable option for anyone needing a A3/B size printer. The one drawback is page length, with no ability to print longer than 19”. Although print quality is very good on supported fine art papers, this printer truly stands out when using gloss and satin photo media.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

ImagingResource reviews the Canon PIXMA Pro9000 and writes;
“Canon’s new PIXMA Pro9000 dye-based inkjet had a tough act to follow in the i9900. But it brings down the house with vibrant color, fast printing and versatile media handling that challenges not just the i9900 but pigment-based 13×19 printers. We miss the FireWire option of the i9900 but once again enjoyed a straightforward installation process. We also missed the compact footprint (in comparison) of the i9900, but that’s the trend in 13x19s (the HP B9180 is much larger).”
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Steve’sDigicams reviews the Canon PIXMA Pro9000 and writes;
“the Pro9000 is an excellent choice for the semi-pro or pro user that needs to print large color photos up to 13 x 19 inches on a wide variety of media including fine art papers. If you need to make archival quality monochrome prints then go for the Pro9500 instead. I have always been impressed by the quality and speed of Canon’s wide carriage printers having owned and used the i9100 and i9900, the Pro9000 takes their best features and adds the ability to print on even thicker media. I sound like a broken record when I keep saying that the output from these printers is “photo lab quality” but it’s true. ”
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Canon PIXMA Pro9000 User Manuals (PDF)

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- Download Canon PIXMA Pro9000 Easy Setup Instructions (PDF – 2.9 MB)
- Download Canon PIXMA Pro9000 Quick Start Guide (PDF – 10.0 MB)
- Download Canon PIXMA Pro9000 Onscreen Manual for Windows (EXE – 10.0 MB)
- Download Canon PIXMA Pro9000 Onscreen Manual for Mac (DMG – 10.0 Mb)

Canon PIXMA Pro9000 Press Release

Amstelveen, The Netherlands, 21 February, 2006: Canon announces the launch of the PIXMA Pro9500 and Pro9000 for professional photographers. A new series of A3+ professional-quality inkjet printers, PIXMA Pro offers users a choice: the Pro9500, using a 10-colour ink system featuring new formulation “LUCIA” pigment ink, meets the most exacting commercial photographic requirements and delivers high quality, durable colour and monochrome output; the Pro9000 employs 8-colour dye inks and is suitable for general printing, especially high quality gloss photographs. PIXMA Pro printers leverage core Canon technologies – including FINE (Full-photolithography Inkjet Nozzle Engineering) print heads – and benefit from the company’s experience in both consumer and professional print and capture markets. As a professional-quality range, new PIXMA Pro complements Canon’s EOS series of D-SLR (Digital Single Lens Reflex) cameras and broadens the PIXMA line up.

Availability from Autumn 2006

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