Canon Pixma Pro 100
zosxavius at gmail.com
Thu Nov 3 15:44:49 EDT 2016
I think it self cleans maybe once or twice a week. It doesn't seem to
use hardly any ink for self cleanings. I know for experience with the
9500 that if you initiate a purge it goes through a lot more ink than
a self clean. I've only had on turned on for a week now and I've
noticed one self clean after a print I made yesterday. Though it might
have done so when I was sleeping or not at home as well. I'll let you
know how this thing works out long term. From what I have read from
other users it doesn't seem to use hardly any ink during self
cleanings over a period of time. I would definitely recommend just
leaving it on and letting the printer maintain itself.
On Thu, Nov 3, 2016 at 3:33 PM, Bruce Walker <bruce.walker at gmail.com> wrote:
> Ah, thanks, Zos.
> So would you say that maintenance is low as long as you just leave it
> on? My fear with ink jet technology has always been that you need to
> futz with them more often than is worthwhile if you don't print
> constantly. I suspect I'd only print a small number every couple of
> On Thu, Nov 3, 2016 at 3:27 PM, Zos Xavius <zosxavius at gmail.com> wrote:
>> You can get 4 cart packs with an extra black cartridge for $65 USD.
>> On Thu, Nov 3, 2016 at 1:48 PM, Bruce Walker <bruce.walker at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Thanks for that write-up, Zos. Great info.
>>> Can the black ink sets be purchased separately?
>>> Pigment inks are generally considered archival. Are dye inks? (I
>>> guess that's Paul's question rephrased.)
>>> On Wed, Nov 2, 2016 at 8:23 PM, Zos Xavius <zosxavius at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> I ended up stealing one of these for $100. They retail for $400
>>>> currently. I also snagged 50 sheets of 13x19 canon satin paper in the
>>>> mix. I've done a few test prints now and I am very impressed. Unlike
>>>> the Epson and older Canon printers this one uses dye ink and man is it
>>>> vivid. If you want to print stuff that looks like slide film this is
>>>> the printer for you. I haven't tried any skin tones yet, so I'll maybe
>>>> follow up this post when I print a few portraits from it. The review
>>>> on imaging resource is looking pretty bad really. I think this printer
>>>> is a lot better than what they present. I don't really know what
>>>> settings they were using, but when you run your images through their
>>>> plugin it seems to do a very good job with color using the stock
>>>> profiles. The black and white I printed on canon paper seemed fairly
>>>> neutral when I looked at it in direct sunlight. I actually print
>>>> things for a living and have used large format canons for some time
>>>> and always highly recommend them. I would do the same for this
>>>> printer. Just know that ink costs are up on this model but a full set
>>>> is only $109 for 8 carts. Not bad really. Individuals are $16.99 I
>>>> think, up from the $13 the older ones were. You can probably get about
>>>> 30-40 13x19s before you start swapping ink carts and of course your
>>>> mileage may vary. Obviously B&W prints will kill the three black carts
>>>> pretty fast. One full size print didn't dent the first cartridge set,
>>>> but a black and white definitely moved the on screen indicators a bit.
>>>> I prints up to 13x19 which is pretty decent really. I love 11x17 so
>>>> this is perfect for a lot of things. Borderless 13x19 looks fantastic
>>>> though you do give up some image along the sides. You can buy 13x19
>>>> frames too. It also prints CDs which is interesting.
>>>> If you are considering a printer I would definitely look at this. It
>>>> has pretty much all the features and quality that the Pixma Pro 1 had
>>>> and that cost $1000 new. The heads are easily replaceable on this
>>>> printer as well. I think the epsons are still not user serviceable.
>>>> One advantage that the smaller epsons have is that they print rolls as
>>>> well. I think up to 20" wide right? so that gives the ability to print
>>>> a bit bigger. Still I'm very happy with this and this is a lot nicer
>>>> than the old 9500 mark 2 I used to use. Much better print quality with
>>>> much more accurate color. If you are someone that can sell a lot of
>>>> small prints this is a good printer to have around. I'm really hoping
>>>> that they move to adding RGB colors like their larger printers have
>>>> eventually. That would give them a huge color gamut. Still for 8
>>>> colors this thing does really, really well. Just know that its best to
>>>> leave them on all the time so that they self clean which doesn't use
>>>> much ink in the long run. Otherwise you have to use a lot more ink
>>>> trying to purge and test print.
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