Canon Pixma Pro-10 vs Pro-100

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Canon Pixma Pro-10 vs Pro-100

My Epson 3880 appears to have bit the dust and I am looking for a replacement. I am thinking of going back to a 13" printer since I cannot justify the cost of a larger one this time around. It has been a while since I paid much attention to what is out there but the Canons seem to be a popular choice at a decent price. I would be considering either the Pixma Pro-100 or the Pro-10  I see lots of posts here about the Pro-100 but very few for the Pro-10.

My thoughts on the matter, and a few questions, are as follows. Perhaps someone familiar with one or both can offer some advice:

  • Is there a reason, other than price, that the 100 seems to be more popular?
  • I understand that the Pro-100 uses eight dye inks while the Pro-10 uses 10 pigment inks but otherwise they appear to be the same. Is this true?
  • Since my Epson used pigment ink I am familiar with the output I get with those inks. Do the dye-based inks give comparable results using only 8 inks?
  • Do the two ink technologies require different papers? I have quite a bit of paper left from my Epson, so if it is incompatible with dye-based inks that would be a consideration.
  • Both models seem to have been around for a few years.  Are there any replacements on the horizon?
  • Any other reasons why I should consider one over the other?  I know that the 100 is cheaper but I would pay the extra for the 10 if I felt there was value in doing so.  Both are on sale right now (here in Canada anyway).

Thanks,

Richard

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