Canon 9000 and 9000 II printing speeds

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david nix Regular Member • Posts: 301
Canon 9000 and 9000 II printing speeds

I just set up the mark II model. I'm using the same USB 2 cable with no other changes; loaded canon 9000 II drivers, but the printer is now prininting photos noticeably slower than the 9000. Any suggestions? Thanks.

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NovemberSun Regular Member • Posts: 393
Re: Canon 9000 and 9000 II printing speeds

I know that quality settings have alot to do with speed. The default/normal quality setting is much faster than the highest quality setting. Other than that I cannot imagine what would cause it to print slower when its supposed to be xx% faster than its predecessor. Perhaps a faulty printhead/printer? Are you running an overly long usb cable to the printer? at some point, not sure how long, but you would need a booster cable for the usb singnal to transfer. I think it might be around 30-40feet where the signal degrades. not sure if these means quality or speed or both.
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canon person Senior Member • Posts: 1,586
I had both printers and...

I never found the second generation printer to be any faster despite Canon's protestations to the contrary.

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Re: I had both printers and...

I see. I have only had the pleasure with the MK II. For 13x19 prints I thought it was relatively fast...though i have had nothing with which to compare it against.
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Re: I had both printers and...

I know the speed settings can be changed. UBS cable is 6 feet. The results are absolutley stunning so I will put up with the slow print speeds when printing photos.

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GMack Senior Member • Posts: 2,928
Re: Canon 9000 and 9000 II printing speeds

As to speeds, if you look at the top under Printers, you can do a Printer Compare on this site to get an idea as to where yours should be.

Under Printer, there is a "Photo Print Speed" listing.

As an example, I entered the A3+ printers: Epson R3000, Canon Pro 9500 Mark II, Canon Proo 9000 Mark II and the older Canon Pro 9000. Speeds were (for an 8x10" print) 1 min 36 sec., 4 min 5 sec., 47 seconds, and 50 seconds for the Pro 8000 respectively. The fastest was the 9000 Mark II at 47 seconds. Slowest was the Canon 9500 (and only 3 seconds faster than the larger format Epson 3880 too).

I know the 9000 II is fast as I once had a pile of slow-drying paper (forget the brand) stick together in a big mess. I had to use Qimage Ultimate and set the print buffer slower to 8 minutes between prints so they dried a bit and wouldn't stick to each other in the tray.

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