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Canon releases PIXMA Pro9500 Mark II printer

Mar 25, 2009 at 04:00 GMT

Canon has released the PIXMA Pro9500 Mark II 14 inch A3+ professional inkjet printer. With a resolution of 4800 x 2400 dpi, the printer uses a 10-colour pigment ink system, including both matte and photo blacks. This allows photographers to print on both gloss and matte media without changing ink tanks. It offers 16 bits per channel printing and dedicated monochrome printing. It also offers the Ambient Light Correction option that adjusts the final print according to type of lighting under which the print will be displayed. The Pro9500 Mark II is priced at $849 USD (£729).

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Press Release:

Create and sell gallery-quality images:
the PIXMA Pro9500 Mark II

Amstelveen, The Netherlands, 25 March 2009: Canon today announces a powerful new tool for professional photographers to create gallery-quality images for exhibition and sale. The PIXMA Pro9500 Mark II is a versatile, 10-colour pigment inkjet printer, capable of producing outstanding, long-lasting prints up to A3+ size or 14” wide.

Images as they were intended
For exceptional colour accuracy and gamut, the PIXMA Pro9500 Mark II uses a 10-colour pigment based single ink system as standard, including matte black and photo black, allowing photographers to print on gloss and matte media without the need for swapping ink tanks.

The right media - for any image
Finding the correct print media is crucial in turning an image into a saleable product. To maximise potential profit, the PIXMA Pro9500 Mark II prints to a comprehensive range of Canon and non-Canon medias. Stunning, high-quality prints can be printed onto Canon high gloss medias without bronzing or gloss differential; other supported Canon media includes Semi-gloss, Matte Photo Paper and Fine Art medias.

The PIXMA Pro9500 Mark II supports ICC profiles for many specialist medias. These include Baryta types, canvas, and numerous Fine Art medias from leading brands such as Canson, Hahnemühle, Innova, Moab, Somerset, Crane, PCM and Pictorico. For additional flexibility you can create custom ICC profiles, using Canon’s Colour Management Tool Pro 2 software with selected X-Rite colour spectrophotometers.

The addition of 16 bits per channel print capability – with 276 trillion possible colours – offers outstandingly smooth tonal gradations in both colour and monochrome prints. Dedicated monochrome inks minimise problems such as colour casting, and allow photographers to reproduce a smoother range of neutral and grayscale tones.

New for the PIXMA Pro9500 Mark II is an Ambient Light Correction feature using Canon Kyuanos technology*. Users can select the type of lighting under which a print will be displayed; the colours in the final print are then automatically adjusted to ensure that the displayed result looks just the way the photographer intended.

Prints that last
Print longevity is the key to selling or showing your images with confidence. The PIXMA Pro9500 Mark II uses Canon LUCIA pigment inks, which are specially designed to deliver long-lasting prints that retain their vibrancy for generations.

Designed for working photographers

Professional photographers can integrate the PIXMA Pro9500 Mark II directly into their workflow by using the included Canon Easy-PhotoPrint Pro plug-in, which allows printing directly from Adobe Photoshop and the supplied Adobe Photoshop Elements software**. Canon EOS users can use the plug-in to print RAW files directly from Canon Digital Photo Professional software.

The PIXMA Pro9500 Mark II is made to accommodate the rigours of a professional photographer’s workload. Its sturdy design – built around a rigid 1.6mm thick steel chassis – endures heavy usage to deliver reliable, consistent performance.

“The PIXMA Pro9500 Mark II is for photographers who are serious about exhibiting and selling their images,” said Mogens Jenson, Head of Canon Consumer Imaging Europe. “Even on high gloss medias, results remain consistently stunning.”

Key features: PIXMA Pro9500 Mark II

The PIXMA Pro9500 Mark II is bundled with the following software:

Compatibility
The PIXMA Pro9500 Mark II is compatible with Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2000 and Mac OS X 10.3.9 to 10.5.

* See Technologies Explained.
** Canon Easy-Photo Print Pro is compatible with Adobe Photoshop (CS, CS2, CS3, CS4), Canon Digital Photo Profession 2.1, and Adobe Photoshop Elements 6.0 (included)
*** Only available as download from the Canon Europe Website

Canon PIXMA Pro9500 Mark II specifications

Print Resolution

Up to 4800 x 2400 dpi

Print Engine InkJet 10-ink with minimum 3 pl droplet size & FINE print head
Photo Lab Quality Speed A3+: Approx. 240 seconds (Standard)*
Media Input • Sheet Feeder: Max. 150 sheets
• Front Feeder: 1 sheet
• DVD/CD Tray: 1 printable DVD or CD
Media Size

• Sheet Feeder: A3+, A3, B4, A4, B5, A5, Letter, Legal, 25 x 30cm (10 x 12 in), 20 x 25cm (8 x 10 in), 13 x 18cm, 10 x 15cm
• Front Feeder: 36 x 43cm (14 x 17 in) and as above

Media Weight

• Sheet Feeder: 64 to 105 g/m² and supported Canon special media up to 300 g/m²
• Front Feeder: Thickness up to 1.2mm

Two Sided Printing Available by manual operation only using plain paper in A3+, A3, A4, B5, A5 & Letter sizes (Windows only)
Borderless Printing Yes (A3+, A3, A4, 36 x 43cm, 25 x 30cm, 20 x 25cm, 13 x 18cm, & 10 x 15cm sizes)
Supported Operating System Windows Vista / Windows XP SP1, SP2 / Windows 2000 Professional SP4, Mac OS X v.10.3.9 - 10.5
Software Included Windows & MAC OS X: Easy-PhotoPrint Pro, Easy-PhotoPrint EX, CD-LabelPrint, Adobe Photoshop Elements 6
Interface Type - PC USB 2.0 Hi-Speed
Interface Type - Camera Direct Print Port: Camera direct photo printing from PictBridge compliant digital cameras & camcorders
Power Source AC 100-240V, 50/60Hz
Weight (no batt) Approx. 1420 g
Dimensions

660 x 355 x 193mm

*11 x 14" image printed with borders onto A3+ SG-201 media using standard settings

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