The Canon PIXMA PRO-100 Color Professional Inkjet Photo Printer may be considered the new junior model in the company’s successful professional photo inkjet printer line. However, Canon PIXMA Pro-100 can easily output gallery-quality prints. The sizes of the prints can reach up to 13 x 19 inches. If you are an amateur photographer, Canon PIXMA Pro-100 will be a perfect choice. In fact, this printer is also a good choice for someone who takes photography seriously.
Canon Pixma Pro-100 uses eight ink tanks. These tanks are used for the printer’s dye-based inks : gray, black, yellow, light gray, photo magenta, magenta, photo cyan and cyan. There’s also a higher-end model in this series (Pro-1), which uses twelve ink tanks. However, it is more expensive, bigger and heavier. It is worth mentioning that the ink used by Canon PIXMA PRO-100 Color Professional Inkjet Photo Printer costs a bit more than Pro-1.
Each tank in the Canon Pixma Pro-100 can hold 13 ml ink. It will cost around $1.30 per ml. Canon Pixma Pro-100 has two paper trays:
- Manual slot – For thicker media
- Rear tray – For a wide range of fine art and glossy photo papers.
Canon Pixma Pro-100 also allows you to print on DVDs, CDs and Blu-Ray discs.
Canon PIXMA PRO-100 Color Professional Inkjet Photo Printer possesses both technology and functionality to provide high-quality output for all your prints. With this printer, your outputs will look just like you captured them. As mentioned earlier, the printer uses 8 dye-based ink tanks. This system provides you with an amazing color gamut and makes sure your prints look perfect.
Just like rest of the printers in the Pro line, Canon Pixma Pro-100 also uses Optimum Image Generating System technology. It makes sure you get what you envision. This system analyzes every area of the print in detail and chooses the best ink mixture to give better results on your prints.
Canon PIXMA PRO-100 Color Professional Inkjet Photo Printer also comes with the Print Studio Pro plugin software. The software makes it easier for you to get amazing results from your favorite photo apps. Moreover, this printer offers various connectivity options like Ethernet, Wi-Fi and USB. With this printer, you will have a professional machine that you will be able to keep anywhere in the studio and still stay connected.
Other features :
- Built-in Wi Fi
- Versatile Paper Handling
- Hi-Speed USB
- Computer free printing
Pros of Canon Pixma Pro-100:
- This photo inkjet printer is moderately priced for a dedicated photo printer.
- It is faster than most other printers available in the market at this price range.
- It outputs gallery-worthy photos.
Cons of Canon Pixma Pro-100:
- Slight color issues, generally in graphics.
With Canon PIXMA PRO-100 Color Professional Inkjet Photo Printer the company has tried to combine the features provided by Pro-1 and Pro9000 Mark II. This printer provides much improved media handling, CD/DVD printing, 3-ink black & white printing option and a lot more. It is also faster and more affordable.
With Canon Pixma Pro-100, the company also gives a replacement dialog plugin to help you keep your eye on the ball. The printer looks attractive and gets the job done easily. Image quality is also excellent and dyes do exactly what they are supposed to. Performance of the printer is also reliable, and it does not require much maintenance, Overall, Canon PIXMA PRO-100 Color Professional Inkjet Photo Printer will be your perfect choice in this price range.
Overall, two-thirds of customers who purchased the PIXMA Pro-100 gave it a rating of five stars out of five stars.
Stephen L. reports in part, “The Pro 100 is a dye based printer. The prints from this, on Canon paper with proper paper profiles chosen, results in some vibrant and amazing results. In comparing this to the MP990, prints from the Pro 100, as expected, are better. Doing a blind comparison with family members, everyone prefers the Pro 100 results to the MP990. This isn’t unexpected, given this printer uses many more inks to provide the results.
“The Pro 100 isn’t amazingly better than the MP990, but the results are much, much closer to what’s on screen. The MP990 also has some minor issues with gradients that I’m not seeing from the Pro 100 results.”
And David T says, “Everything I print on this canon photo paper with the canon pixma 100 pro is just mind blowing. We sell prints at car shows and both us and the customer are always pleased with the results.”
George N was not pleased with the digital user manual stating, “I could not find instructions for the most basic function, i.e. to print a photo stored on my hard drive. After much fruitless searching, I finally figured out that if I opened the photo in Photoshop Elements first, then I could print it. The machine seems to be well built and appears to be professional quality, but the lack of a good user manual is a major disadvantage for a novice user.”
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