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canon pixma pro-10 - opinions

markst33 12 75 2 Ireland
30 Apr 2015 11:57AM
I am thinking of taking the plunge and buying an A3 printer which produces quality prints I would be able to mount, frame, hang on a wall and be proud of. I am looking at the canon pixma pro-10 as #1 it fits in my budget (even though it is still a major outlay on my part) I also like the way the reviews have said that it produces quality prints and especially Monochrome prints as that is where my main interest lies. And iI also want to start trying out different papers.

i was wondering what people who have this printer think of it and would they recommend it. i am aware that that inks used are pigment rather than dye inks although I am unsure as to what the advantage of one over the other is.

I would appreciate any feedback.

Mark S.
30 Apr 2015 12:08PM
Nick_w 13 4.3k 99 England
30 Apr 2015 12:12PM
I have the Pro 10 and yes I would recommend it.
sherlob Plus
15 3.2k 130 United Kingdom
30 Apr 2015 12:20PM
I've owned this printer for a little over 12 months. I hit an initial problem in that the printer developed a catastrophic fault with the print head drive - necessitating a replacement. That said, I suspect this is very much the exception rather than the rule, as the build quality is good.

The print quality is simply sublime. I find I don't tire of seeing images that I have printed - indeed, the prints seem to take on an additional dimension compared to when viewing on screen. The detail the printer resolves is excellent, and the quality is maintained on all the media I've used regardless of whether the source is mono or colour.

Ok. Criticisms. The print driver appears to insist that you use a 30mm border on fine art matt papers. I like a border, but I'd like to be able to reduce this. That said it has been suggested that this is my user error! Second, the printer doesn't have a roll feed. I didn't think this would be an issue for me, but actually the papers I like to use are cheaper if bought on a roll - also this would allow for more customisation in relation to print size. Finally, you'll need a lot of space for the printer - it's big and heavy.

Enjoy your research, but if you can afford it take the plunge. Printing has opened a whole new dimension to my photography that I can highly recommend.



PS. Top tip - you might want to do some reading on soft-proofing. It will save you a lot of pain trying to ensure the output of your printer looks similar to that on your screen
Daffy1 13 401 Ireland
30 Apr 2015 6:49PM
I have one, the print quality is excellent but it's a little heavy on the ink! Damian
30 Apr 2015 8:32PM
I would recommend it too, its quite heavy though
Kruger01 13 18 United Kingdom
2 May 2015 4:21PM
Well, as a regular DPI only club photographer, I got my prints done at an outside lab. Even though I've won a few comps with these prints I took the plunge and bought a Pro 10 2 wks ago. I use gloss, luster and matte papers and find that the print quality is way above my previous efforts.
Don't know where you will source it but as Wex had run out of their 399 offers I went to a dutch/German firm photospecialist.co.uk. Their conversion rates are a little high but it was still by far the cheapest and was delivered in 2 working days by UPS

Whether Epson or Canon, take the plunge, I'm finally converted to printing

Bill M
curlyfilm 16 139
2 May 2015 11:25PM
I bought one after my Canon IP5000 died after 12 years, which was an excellent printer. The Pro-10 is excellent, its a big old beast though, i had to buy a Colourmunki though to get the printer output to match my mac, i borrowed one from work and it worked perfectly. so bought one, it was worth it..

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