Canon PIXMA PRO-100 Professional Photo Printer
OK, not used this printer yet but I thought I'd just review it as I go through the setup ect.
Box is well suited for the job and offers good protection of the printer all round. Straight out of the box the printer looks great, very heavy and of solid construction.
After removing all the packaging and protective bits and bobs I'm now ready to install the printer. Referring to the getting started guide and reading it through once, it all seems straight forward. Following the instructions step by step I've managed to power up the printer, fit the print head and install the ink cartridges. Roughly taking me 15 minutes.
Time now to install the software and drivers from the disk, all have installed successfully.
At this point the program asks me to do a print head alignment, this seems straight forward but I realise I don't know where to load or how to select the paper size!
Pressed the back button and the execute button to perform the alignment is greyed out. Hmm, maybe me or not don't know. Cancelled this, skip registering and filling out the survey thing.
Found out where to load the paper and now carrying out alignment and nozzle checks ect. Having to run a clean to get full print across the colours. That done and all now seems to be in working order.
Having browsed through the information on included with the CD I can say it seems really comprehensive and from what I've seen of Canons software and printer interface I can't wait to get working with it!!
Ink cartridges look small for such a large printer but looking at the construction of them there does seem to be more ink in them compared to Epson cartridges, only time will tell! :)
As there is so much to look at in the way of software that comes with the printer and the fact I have to get used to it, setting profiles ect it would be unfair to try and rate the print quality at this point! So far I am very pleased with it, here's hoping it isn't an ink guzzler like all my other Epson printers!!
Ok, printed a few and im happy with the results except for the auto correction which is OTT on the red/orange side. Canon have information about ink yields on their website.
Ink yield, which, on face value looks to be 10 times more than my other printer.