Cannon Pixma Pro 9000 printer

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  1. Hawaii Five-O

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    I saw this printer at the store, and was surprised at the quality of the prints. They looked great I thought. They looked as good as traditional photo printing I thought. The picture wasn't on the surface of the paper, it actually looked burned in and was really crisp! It wasn't too bad of a price either @ $399. Considering regular, decent all -in- one printers cost $100 or so.
     
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    I have this printer. A lot of what your seeing has to do with the paper being used in my expirience, such as matt , semi gloss photo rag , museum etching and such. So far I like the printer, I print 8x10's but really use it for 13x19 prints on quality paper which I either mat , back and bag for sale or frame and mat for sale.

    So far it has worked just fine for me. it uses 8 ink cartidges and you can view levels and replace as needed. On a conservative estimate I would say you get about 30 8x10's or about 10 13x19 prints for a 100 bucks worth of ink. I am still working on these figures as I print more materials.
    Some inks get used much faster than others so it's really hard to judge. I suspect the number of prints to ink is much higher.

    Things I have learned since buying the 9000. The 9000 uses dye based inks which for archival terms will fade faster than pigment based inks. I'm talking a ratio abnout 70 years vrs. 100 years. My next printer will have ink wells vrs. cartridges.

    The casual printer can be more cost effective by having a lab print your photos. having your own printer allows you more latitude of control. I would think it costs more to print your own photos but I like having hands on control of what I do and my retail of my prints make up for the costs of printing them myself.

    I hope this helps!
     
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    The printer is very nice. If you do your own printing you can get much better quality vs. a standard lab but it is expensive to buy ink and paper. You also may want to get color calibration for your monitor to take advantage of doing your own printing.
     

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