Canon printers : omission of PC, PM, LGY inks - impact on photo print quality

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Canon printers : omission of PC, PM, LGY inks - impact on photo print quality

So I'm looking at an IP8720 (again) and possibly the Pro 200 (to replace my Pro 100 which died a week ago basically).

The major difference I can see (aside from volume in the cartridges themselves) is that the IP7820 lacks 3 of the 8 inks the Pro 200 has: being PC, PM, and LGY.

If I'm printing on glossy or a luster-type paper, is this going to be a big issue.

In terms of cost of the printers, the Pro 200 is 2x as much as the IP8720, which is why I'm considering it (I don't print a ton, but enough where it easier to just print at home -- and the prints I'll be doing are for personal use, not professional or for sale -- just to hang around the house and office). Not really doing much B&W, which I think the Pro 200 has an advantage at.

Is this going to be an issue?

(I contemplated getting a refurbished Pro 100 from Canon for $299 but they are sold out currently.)

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