500 Pro9000 Mark II uses eight dye inks. When we reviewed the original Pro9000 we applauded its “canon 7d mark ii experience pdf color, fast printing and versatile media handling that challenges not just the i9900 but pigment-based 13×19 printers.

And now it’s three times faster, printing a bordered 13×19 color image in 1:23, according to Canon. Canon’s FINE print head technology and large 6,144-nozzle print head using ink droplets of two-picoliters are harnessed to an enhanced double encoder system for media control to make quality prints at that level of performance. We’ll look at the specs before discussing what a big printer can do for you. The big print head is the secret to the Pro9000 Mark II’s speed.

Canon Full-photolithography Inkjet Nozzle Engineering technology with two picoliter ink droplets achieve 4800×2400 dpi printing. The Pro9000 Mark II prints approximately three times faster than its predecessor. It prints a 13×19 image in the same time as the original Pro9000 prints an 11×14. Up to 150 sheets can be loaded in the rear tray. A front tray accommodates single sheets of fine art papers too thick for the rear tray. The back of the hefty unit has rollers so you can lift the front and roll the printer away from the wall for front feeding. Available under Windows Vista only, color output can be adjusted for viewing under a variety of lighting conditions.

Images are optimized as portrait, scenery, night scenery, snapshot with scenery or snapshot with night scenery. Canon claims backlit, underexposed faces are automatically brightened and color casts removed. These latter features seem particularly misplaced in a high-end printer. 500 printer can not only live without but should certainly mistrust.

The effect of these last features is almost to give the impression this is a low-end unit designed for people who have no idea what they’re doing. Nothing could be further from the truth. The more you know about printing, the more you’re going to like the Canon Pro9000 Mark II. Print Speed : 8×10 borderless color photo in about 47 seconds, 11×14 color photo on 13×19 paper in about 1 min.

2000 and Mac OS X v10. Front Tray holds a single sheet up to 1. Our Installation Gallery and our Software Setup Gallery show you how to unbox the printer, set it up and install the software. You can use the View menu to see the images as a slide show or walk through them in gallery mode. We were surprised, on opening the box, not to find an installation poster.

But Canon has provided an installation booklet instead. That has the advantage of focusing your attention on fewer steps at a time. You might be tempted to skip the book and just rip off the packing materials and the orange tape, install the print head and pop in the cartridges, but there were points along the way where the booklet came in handy. The printer manages to align the print head by printing two sheets of letter-size paper.