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BEST Photo Printer | Canon Pixma Pro9500 Mark II

Updated on November 12, 2014

The Canon Pixma Pro9500 - The Professionals Photo Printer

I have finally found what I think to be one of the very best professional photo printers around which offers fantastic quality print for a really competitive price - the Canon PIXMA Pro9500 Mark II professional printer.

There are so many wonderful features, which will be covered later on, but one of the best is that it can print up to A3 and 14" wide prints - this is superb from such a compact ergonomic design.

This is a must-have bit of hardware for professional photographers, or anyone seriously requiring the best gallery-quality, long-lasting prints on a wide range of media.

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canon pixma pro9500 printer
canon pixma pro9500 printer

Top Features of Canon Pixma Pro9500

1 Up to A3+ & 14" wide prints

2 10 Lucia pigment inks

3 Stunning glossy prints

4 Striking monochrome prints

5 Wide range of media support

6 Adobe Photoshop Elements 6.0

7 16bits per channel printing

8 Ambient Light Correction

#1 - Professional Printing Up To A3+ & 14" Wide Prints

A wide-format photo inkjet printer specifically designed for:

  • working photographers
  • graphics professionals
  • serious hobby users

The PIXMA Pro9500 Mark II allows you to produce saleable prints in sizes from 10x15cm up to A3+ and 14" wide media - perfect for exhibiting.

canon pixma pro9500 printer color gamut
canon pixma pro9500 printer color gamut

#2 - 10 Lucia Pigment Inks

With Canon's fade resistant Lucia pigment inks, you will be able to sell your prints with complete confidence.

The extra Red & Green cartridges expand the printer's colour gamut while the Photo & Matte black inks are both installed at the same time: no more swapping cartridges for different paper types.

The image on the right shows Colour Confidence's Print Profiler that was used to measure the color gamuts of the Mark II printer. The graph shows a range of colors that it is possible to output from this printer, against the colors that the human eye can see.

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glossy prints
glossy prints

#3 - Stunning Glossy Prints

On several types of media

The PIXMA Pro9500 Mark II allows you to print your images on gloss media with no 'Bronzing' or 'Gloss differential'. It is possible to deliver stunning, superior-quality prints in a range of sizes.

Prints can be made on a number of different media types, including canvas, fine art papers, and standard glossy or matte papers, with a maximum print size of 13" x 19".

It is possible to print onto media up to 1.2mm thick thanks to the flat paper path.

It's a breeze using any of Canon's heavyweight fine-art papers in the printer's self feeder, and with the appropriate settings, the unit handled 280 gsm (100 lb) art stock from other manufacturers without any difficulty at all.

monochrome prints
monochrome prints

#4 - Striking Monochrome Prints

Excellent color control

The neutral grey properties of Canon's Lucia inks means that neutral, smooth & high contrast mono prints are very easily achieved - even when there are different elements of both colour and monochrome within the image.

Image of River Shannon, Ireland by Rob Hemphill

printer media types
printer media types

#5 - Wide Range of Media Support

There is such freedom over the vast array of media types that can be used with the Canon Pixma Pro9500 printer.

You are able to choose from a range of Canon Gloss, Matte, and Fine Art media or alternatively, select from a number of supported third party medias from Hahnemuhle, Crane, Somerset, Moab, Innova, Arches, Canson & Pictorico and more.

Canon PIXMA Pro9500 Printer

Canon Pixma PRO9500MkII Inkjet Photo Printer (3298B002)
Canon Pixma PRO9500MkII Inkjet Photo Printer (3298B002)

Since getting this printer I am producing very high quality prints on a range of special papers, and even have friends wanting me to print their images to be mounted.

It will even print on canvas providing you have the correct rolls for the printer, so if you want the best printer at the best price you wont find better than this one!

 

#6 - Adobe Elements 6.0 and Easy-PhotoPrint Pro Plug-in

Both included

Screenshot of Canon Easy-PhotoPrint Pro

A big plus to help with efficient photo editing when you order this printer, is that Adobe Photoshop Elements 6.0 will be included in the kit.

Canon's Easy-PhotoPrint Pro Plug-In, for Photoshop* or Digital Photo Professional is also included. This allows you maximum flexibility with multiple image layouts and print setting adjustments, all from one screen.

* Compatible with:

Photoshop CS/CS2/CS3/CS4/CS5/CS6

Photoshop Elements 6.0

#7 - FINE print quality and 16 bits per channel

Canon's FINE Print head is made by a full-photolithography process, not bonded, which enables accurate placement and control of each individual drop of ink and a high resolution of 4800x2400 dpi. The result is highly detailed, grain-free prints. 16bits per channel printing creates smoother tonal gradations in colour and monochrome and enables you to make the most of your 16bit images.

ambient light correction
ambient light correction

#8 - Ambient Light Correction

The Ambient Light Correction is a new feature using Canon Kyuanos technology, which automatically corrects the print color tones for accurate color rendition in the lighting conditions under which it will be displayed.

The colours in the final print are then automatically adjusted to ensure that the displayed result looks just the way the photographer intended.

Feature only available with Windows Vista

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Canon Pixma Pro Printer Ink Pack

Canon PGI-9 Value Pack-1033B005
Canon PGI-9 Value Pack-1033B005

These inks manufactured by Canon offer the best image quality one can expect from this great printer, with no hassles.

If you care about color reproduction, I highly recommend these Canon OEM inks, you wont be disappointed.

 

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      johnsja 5 years ago

      I'm in need of a new photo printer. This was very helpful.

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      TLC33 5 years ago

      My dad has this printer in his business, he's always saying how good it is. This is an excellent, comprehensive review.