Not a good choice

Started Nov 2, 2012 | User reviews thread
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drchevalier New Member • Posts: 7
Not a good choice

FULL DISCLOSURE - I only bought this printer because I got it at an amazing price when replacing a stolen DSLR body at the same time as when Canon had a bundle deal happen. My cost was around $150 and thus the return on investment has not been as bad as if I bought it new, as I did with the original 9000 Mk II.

First up, this printer is dye based so you are limited to select papers if you want decent prints that will not be archival. It is not good for serious black and white printing. It produces very rich and vibrant colour prints so long as you ONLY use Canon paper and let the printer manage colour. Using ICC profiles for specific papers is a prescription for migraines.

The Canon defaults as noted above are fine. However if you like multiple paper types, experimentation or using ICC profiles, RUN do not walk past this printer unless you have colour blindness. When not used as described above it prints RED. Really really red. Worse even than the 9500 Mk II and the 9000 Mk I. Think horrible and then turn the dial towards worse.

Where it fits is as a quick contact printer. I use mine only for 4x6 prints on the stacks of Canon paper I got at a closeout sale. Calling this "professional" is misdirection at best.

Ink consumption is average, it rarely requires a deep cleaning but the ink cartridges are small and always seem to need replacing. As it is only dye, refilled cartridges do work ok.


Prints red
Only prints decently in default modes - ICC profiles never work
Ink cartridges small

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