Just set up my PIXMA PRO-100

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Just set up my PIXMA PRO-100
Sep 18, 2013

I just set up the PRO-100 and have been documenting the complete process with video so that others will be able to follow without any problems

I installed the printer using the latest drivers downloaded form the Canon site which is currently v1.1

Also installed the Print plugin for PS.

Once complete ink initialization was completed I performed a nozzle check and head aligment.

Then I did several prints through Photoshop on the Pro Luster paper included with the printer..

One print was done straight through the EPP_Pro plugin via File/Automate.

I only chose the paper type and quality. I let all other parameters fall at their default settings.

This the image I printed simpy letting the plugin print it at default settings:

Then I printed the same image letting Photshop Manage colors and using the correct matching paper profile. Rendering intent was set at perceptual.

Turning off color management is done exactly like on the Pro 9000/9500 MKII and most other Canon printers. Choose the same paper type and high quality

Both prints appeared identical.

Next I loaded this B&W image. It is an RGB image but converted to B&W using the B&W convertion tool in PS.

This file was printed twice through the EPP_Pro. The first one using only the default settings.

Then I printed the second after clicking on the B&W box.

Although the first prints appeared slightly warm at first, after it dried for a few minutes and viewed under the correct lighting, it appeared neutral but that does not tell the whole story.

The second print emerged and after drying for a while was placed side by side with the 1st.

Perfect match.

Tonalities are the creamiest I've have EVER seen. Even with my R3800 with OEM inks. These dye inks with the two gray black shades produces SUPERB B&W images on plain Canon Photo PRO luster.

The The deepest blacks on this image which read 0 on PS are as deep as I've ever seen. No bronzing whatsoever was detected.

The highlights on the hands were about 248 and are simply amazing. The rest of the print's tonalities were just as superb.

I do not know why some of you can not seem get the same results I have just gotten tonight. I have read many reports of brownish prints but that was not my experience at all.

So to possibly be of some help, I have recorded the whole process of installation and printing which I post on YOU TUBE tomorrow.

The last section of the video will cover using 3rd party profiles as well as MIKE's of precission colors own custom profiles for a bunch of papers, you can download from the PC site. They are specific to his PRO-100 inks but since they are such a close match they repotedly work perfectly well with the OEM inks as well.

When you view my results, remember that video could not possibly do justice to the beauty of the actual printed photographs and you'll simply have to take my word for it.

This Printer is a BEAST not only in weight but also in performance


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My main printers ( there are more though )
2200/R800/R1900/R2000/R2400/R2880/PRO3800/R340/R380/1400/Artisan 725/Canon Pro9000MKII/Canon PRO9500 MKII / PRO-100
My videos!
New way to refill EPSON OEM carts: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BU6fi9VCOo0
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mGBzHSQx5bU http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hh2wuzwezxM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VjgQIWLw10M http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fB8QspjBbhk

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