Canon Pixma Pro9000
Manufacturer: Canon Part number: 9995A001
- Bottom Line:
- If you don't mind the shorter display life of dye-based prints or the paper choices offered by Canon, the Pixma Pro9000 makes an excellent choice for a medium-format inkjet printer.
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CNET editors' review
price range: $278.54
- Reviewed by: Phil Ryan
- Reviewed on: 08/22/2007
- Released on: 06/15/2006
The good: Excellent color and black-and-white prints; fast printing; accepts paper sizes up to 13x19 inches; can clean nozzles for subset of colors.
The bad: Dye prints don't last as long as those made with pigment inks; large footprint; no card reader.
The bottom line: If you don't mind the shorter display life of dye-based prints or the paper choices offered by Canon, the Pixma Pro9000 makes an excellent choice for a medium-format inkjet printer.
just got it last week-in one word-WOW!! - best prints I have ever seen from a photo printer.
by OUTDOORDALE on November 1, 2006
Pros: quick setup- easy to follow guide
Cons: heavy- other than that none
Summary: I have made prints from 4x6 to 11x17 and all came out looking like photo lab- I have been taking pictures for the last 50 years and this is like ...
Summary: I have made prints from 4x6 to 11x17 and all came out looking like photo lab- I have been taking pictures for the last 50 years and this is like a dream come true.
fantastic quality for the money.
I think the real test will be in the year to come. then I will let you know how I still feel about this printer.
9 out of 9 users found this user opinion helpful.
Awesome photo lab quality prints
by mjcomeau on February 7, 2007
Pros: Photo lab quality prints, lightning fast print speed, conservative use of ink
Cons: none yet, mabye
Summary: I just purchased this printer for my wife so she could print her portfolio. The prints are amazing as is the speed with which the printer prints. The bundled software ...
Summary: I just purchased this printer for my wife so she could print her portfolio. The prints are amazing as is the speed with which the printer prints. The bundled software is especially helpfull if you are using autocad or photoshop. The printer software comes with photoshop profiles which you can install. The best part is that even with an uncalibrated monitor, when using the photoshop profile, the color accuracy is amazing.
Each individual ink cartridge retails at box stores for around 15 but I have found them online for around 10. We have played around using canon, epson, and kodak paper, and the prints on the canon paper tend to look the best. I will be trying some Red River paper in the future.
My biggest praise for this printer is the excellent ink consumption. the portfolio we are printing is set in a completely black background, and I was worried I would have to keep replacing the black ink. So far we have made over 30 almost all black prints on high gloss paper and we have yet to get a low ink signal on the black. Another bonus is the optical ink sensors are extremely accurate.
Overall I was trying to decide between the epson 1400, 2400, and the canon. While the epsons use two black inks instead of one, there were a few features of the canon which made me choose it. First, anyone who has owned any epson printer knows that the print heads need constant cleaning which requires an ink purge which in tur uses a ton of ink, and also may require a trip to the service station. The canon has a replaceable ink head so if it ever becomes clogged or problematic you can purchase a new one instead of sending the whole printer to canon. also less print head cleaning = less purging = better ink consumption.
Second, the canon pro 9000, is a steal for the features it has. I purchased mine for 430 including shipping. The epson 1400 would be comparable in price but not in features. The Epson 2400 was much more expensive and I was not convinced that the prints were any better.
Overall I am extremely happy with this purchase. Instead of spendint 80 bucks a pice for kinkos to print portfolios, I can print them from the comfort of my own home. this is a great printer and I would highly recommend it.
7 out of 7 users found this user opinion helpful.
Good print quality, terrible reliability
by DougOriard on February 24, 2008
Pros: Great print quality, fade-resistent inks
Cons: Frequent printer lockups, wastes ink cleaning itself
Summary: I bought this printer to replace my Canon i9900 which was a good printer but the inks faded quickly. The pro9000 has much better fade-resistent inks (except the cartridges are ...
Summary: I bought this printer to replace my Canon i9900 which was a good printer but the inks faded quickly. The pro9000 has much better fade-resistent inks (except the cartridges are smaller but still cost even more). I think this printer uses more ink in cleaning the print head than it does in printing. The real problem though, is the frequent printer lockups. The printer locks up, not Windows. The same problem happens under Windows XP or Vista and rebooting the computer doesn't fix the problem. When the printer locks up the only way to fix it is to unplug the printer and then plug it back it. Sometime I even have to do that several times. And every time it starts up after a lockup it spends 2 minutes making grinding noises and cleaning the ink cartrides. By the time it's done, it has wasted 1/4 of the ink tanks. After a few lockups you're out $80 in ink. One way I have found to break out of this cycle is to write to the printer firmware by going into the advanced printer settings and turing on "paper width detection" and then turning it back off again. I recommend having it off for fewer problems. Having the printer driver write to the firmware seems to wake it up again for awhile. This problem has been getting gradually worse over the 1+ year I've had the printer. I called Canon about this problem before it was out of warranty and the technician had me do the "turn off paper width detection" thing. That seems to fix it for awhile, but now the problem is back again, and the printer is out of warranty. I called Canon back and complained that the problem existed while it warranty but they wouldn't replace it. It took 1/2 hour of arguing with them and multiple escalations to supervisors to get them to agree to send a replacement refurbished unit. The replacement will arrive next week. The replacement serial number is even older than my original so I don't know what to expect. They are giving me a 30 day warranty on the replacement.
I've have read the reviews on all the the 13x19" printers and users don't seem to be happy with any of them. This one is no exception. When it's working, it's great, but when it starts locking up, it's nothing but frustration.
6 out of 6 users found this user opinion helpful.
Not worth it.
by LatinXXX on April 1, 2008
Pros: Great Output
Cons: Paper Feeds is Horrible
Summary: Paper feed has been jamming since the first day, now it is complete not working. It is not my first Canon that I have purchased. I also have a i9900 ...
Summary: Paper feed has been jamming since the first day, now it is complete not working. It is not my first Canon that I have purchased. I also have a i9900 that has similar problems but is a little more manageable. It seems that this is a problem with Canon. The output is amazing on both these printers, although the Pro9000 is slightly better. i9900 still kicks but when it comes to speed. but what is all this worth when the feeder is doesn't work. DONT BUY THIS PRINTER..
3 out of 3 users found this user opinion helpful.
Fantastic when it works but NOT pro or reliable
by keen_amateur on September 7, 2008
Pros: Very good print quality, both colour and black and white; easy installation.
Cons: Shocking reliability, cannot take roll paper so panoramic options are limited, and very slow print speed.
Summary: I had less than forty prints out of this before it started flashing error lights. A $250 NZD repair later it went again and produced another three prints before failing ...
Summary: I had less than forty prints out of this before it started flashing error lights. A $250 NZD repair later it went again and produced another three prints before failing again. I set it aside for a couple of months and then finally got around to taking the covers off and trying to fix the faults myself. What I found inside was less than inspiring: the printer appears to have been designed by an accountant. The plastic covers and doors are flimsy, the mechanical internals look like they were scaled up from Canon's A4 printers without compensation for increased stresses, and the power supply, motors and circuitry appear to be only just able to meet the demands of the printer. It actually appears to be worse than cheap components or bad assembly: it's fundamentally bad design, in that it looks like they went from go to finished product far too fast, while trying to use pre-existing components wherever possible.
The last straw was the weekend where I tried to produce 20 prints. I got 5, with the printer needing mechanical adjustors re-set between prints, or the printer head jiggled, with failures and lockups happening between every print. My particular favorite is the fault where it sucks expensive paper halfway into the machine, locks it in a death grip, and then pulls wheelies on it.
Oh, and it snorts its way through ink, too. At the end I was changing a tank per print.
Even when the machine is working perfectly it takes around 30 minutes for an A3 print. If you're starting out as a pro and are selling prints, this time requirement is a serious problem.
The printer is now in a scrapheap. If you're contemplating buying one of these machines - do yourself a huge favour and find other options. After my experience, I wouldn't take one of these home if the shop gave it to me.
2 out of 2 users found this user opinion helpful.
by dezigner7 on January 6, 2008
Pros: Good print quality
Cons: Expensive to buy and operate
Summary: I have only used this printer for a week but here are my preliminary impressions. This is a high quality printer in regards to both print quality and build quality....
Summary: I have only used this printer for a week but here are my preliminary impressions. This is a high quality printer in regards to both print quality and build quality.
Build quality is high and there are a few nice details such as the damped front cover, feel of the buttons. A minus is the location of the USB connection, which is on the back end, low and deep inside a hole. I like the fact that you can close the loading tray so it does not collect dust
Also the design is very attractive to me clean and modern.
It is very quiet except when it grabs a paper.
I have printed on 8.5x11 and 11x17 both regular paper and canon printer paper.
Print quality is great. I tried different print qualities and all but low quality works for images. It is virtually impossible to see any ink dots with the naked eye even at low quality. There's a little bit of banding at low quality but not as offensive as the Epson 1400, which in my experience is a complete failure.
Color accuracy is amazing, and on dedicated ink-jet paper the colors are really spot on, strong and neutral. Grays are a tiny bit warm, but almost unnoticeable very good.
The printer comes with a Photoshop plug-in that works really well. It sort of calibrates the color process and gives you full control over all the settings, there's a lot to decide on depending on your particular needs and wants, I wish the manual that came with the software included all the functions.
This software makes the prints really accurate and you get exactly what you see on screen in terms of grays, saturation and hue. I find this very impressive since I have over 15 years of experience and frustration in printing color.
I am still on my first cartridges which are still "full" and I have not experienced any malfunctions or clogged nozzles.
I took 2 points off 10 because of price and printing costs.
2 out of 2 users found this user opinion helpful.
Great image quality and takes HP's $/pg to the cleaners
by FXi on August 26, 2007
Pros: Super color output, excellent detail
Cons: Just like the B9180 initial models have had issues. It needed an automatic color calibration sensor to rate a perfect 10.
Summary: Like all first releases this model has had it's share of first release blues, printers dying and such. Yet they all do, really, when you consider the misalignment and ...
Summary: Like all first releases this model has had it's share of first release blues, printers dying and such. Yet they all do, really, when you consider the misalignment and pizza wheel marks on HP's and the head issues and ink not fully used up issues of Epson's.
Frankly this and the new dye Epson are in a class to themselves. They have superb quality, print longevity that beats film, and Dmax and color snap that put the dye models costing far more to shame. HP has yet (it's been years mind you) to release any model in the mid range to address the use of separate cartridges. You either go to their high end B9180 or you are in the low end consumer 7xxx series. The 8750 is years old in technology and wastes ink and $$. Epson still has head clogging issues, but otherwise fantastic efficiency and quality.
So the two vendors Canon and Epson are squared off with HP trailing a usual distant 3rd.
1 out of 1 users found this user opinion helpful.
Don't expect a rebate from Canon.
by FireTaz2245 on October 19, 2011
Pros: Decent print and speed, but no worth the money
Cons: Offer a $200 rebate, but will do everything they can to deny it. I have had to send in additional items twice, and now they are denying it because all the cardboard was not behind the UPC sticker. Without the rebate this printer is way overpriced for qu
Summary: Stay way unless you can get a great deal on this printer. Much better printers out there that are less expensive. Don't expect to talk to any nice at ...
Summary: Stay way unless you can get a great deal on this printer. Much better printers out there that are less expensive. Don't expect to talk to any nice at Canon, they are rude and inflexible! They will not return calls, and just give you the run around if you can talk to someone. This is the last Canon product I will by.
Unreliable, expensive cost per print.
by roastbeef82 on August 7, 2011
Pros: I cannot fault the quality of the colour prints - but that comes at a price.
Cons: Uses too much ink just cleaning itself, and there is no way around this. Every time you switch it on it cleans all the colour cartridges which consumes loads of expensive ink ! Even if you leave it switched on it then starts cleaning before printing a bla
Summary: If you want a printer that you just switch on to print a picture maybe this would work for you, but you would need another printer to print normal everyday ...
Summary: If you want a printer that you just switch on to print a picture maybe this would work for you, but you would need another printer to print normal everyday documents.
by 22350 on May 28, 2011
Pros: none that I can think of
Cons: inconsistent , expensive to run, huge.
Summary: I received this printer as a replacement for the i9900.
The I9900 was great. Fast, with great quality photos.
This printer is the pits. It is slow, with inconsistent colors, ...
Summary: I received this printer as a replacement for the i9900.
The I9900 was great. Fast, with great quality photos.
This printer is the pits. It is slow, with inconsistent colors, and one other big thing!!!
It uses more ink than any printer I have ever had. Every other print job requires a $14 cartridge.
On top of that, the print settings are cryptic
God help you when the print heads start to clog. Your first print is one color and every print after that shifts a little.
I hate this printer and frankly feel duped, after loosing what I considered the best printer I have ever had, the I9900.
- Manufacturer: Canon
- Part number: 9995A001
- Description: With the PIXMA Pro9000, you'll discover just how good a photographer you really are. The 8-color ink system opens up your color palette, and advanced software fine-tunes your output. Ready to move up to 13" x 19", or print on fine art papers? This professional-grade printer will take you to the next level. The PIXMA Pro9000's ChromaLife100 system combines the benefits of dye-based ink, Canon photo paper and FINE print head technology to produce long-lasting, beautiful prints. With an 8-color dye ink system, the Pro9000 produces a wide color gamut to achieve vivid coloration and high glossiness.
- Packaged Quantity 1
- Printer Type Photo printer - Ink-jet - Ink-jet - Color - Color
- Inkjet Technology Canon FINE (Full-lithography inkjet Nozzle Engineering)
- Ink Palette (Colors) 8-ink - red, green, cyan, photo cyan, magenta, photo magenta, yellow, photo black
- Nozzle Configuration 8 x 768 nozzles
- Minimum Ink Droplet Size 2 pl
- Ink Cartridge Configuration 8 individual ink tanks
- Connectivity Technology Wired
- Interface USB USB
- Max Resolution ( B&W ) 4800 dpi x 2400 dpi 4800 x 2400 dpi
- Max Resolution ( Color ) 4800 dpi x 2400 dpi 4800 x 2400 dpi
- Direct Printing Specifications PictBridge
- Printer Features Borderless printing
- RAM Installed ( Max ) 42 KB
- Media Type Fine art paper ,
Plain paper ,
Photo paper ,
- Max Media Size (Custom) 13 in x 19 in
- Media Sizes Legal (8.5 in x 14 in),
Letter A Size (8.5 in x 11 in),
4 in x 6 in,
8 in x 10 in,
Super B (13 in x 19 in),
5 in x 7 in,
4 in x 8 in
- Envelope Sizes US No 10 (4.1 in x 9.5 in)
- Modem None
- Networking None
- Type None
- Copier Type None
Expansion / Connectivity
- Expansion Bays None
- Connections 1 x USB 2.0 - 4 pin USB Type B,
1 x Direct print port - 4 pin USB Type A
- Microsoft Certifications Certified for Windows Vista
- Power Device Power supply - Internal
- Voltage Required AC 120 V
- Frequency Required 60 Hz
- Type None
Software / System Requirements
- Software Included Canon Easy-PhotoPrint,
Canon Easy-PhotoPrint Pro,
Drivers & Utilities,
- OS Required Apple MacOS X 10.2.8 - 10.4,
Microsoft Windows 98/ME/2000/XP
- ENERGY STAR Yes
- Service & Support 1 year warranty
- Service & Support Details Limited warranty - 1 year
- Sound Emission (Operating) 37 dBA
Dimensions & Weight
- Width 26 in
- Depth 14 in
- Height 7.6 in
- Weight 30.9 lbs
- Canon Photo Paper Plus Semi-gloss SG-201 - semi-gloss photo paper - 20 sheet(s) (35130031)9.99 - 29.26
- Canon CLI 8G - ink tank (35236721)17.64
- Canon Photo Paper Plus Semi-gloss SG-201 - semi-gloss photo paper - 50 sheet(s) (35130035)29.95 - 47.14
- Canon Photo Paper Plus Semi-gloss SG-201 - semi-gloss photo paper - 50 sheet(s) (35130034)79.00 - 125.03
- Canon CLI 8 8 Color Multipack - ink tank (32330223)6.36 - 118.89