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Canon PRO-100 vs. Canon PRO-10

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Canon PRO-100 Canon PRO-10
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13" wide photo quality inkjet printer

DYE BASED INKS

Print 4" x 6" up to 13" x 26" banners

Borderless sizes limited to those set by the factory
Maximum paper length is 26.61”
11x14 not on that list

Estimated Retail Price $499

Ink Cost - About $16.99 per tank retail

Standard Ink Tanks - Holding about 13mL of ink each

13" wide photo quality inkjet printer

PIGMENT BASED INKS

Print 4" x 6" up to 13" x 26" banners

Borderless sizes limited to those set by the factory
Maximum paper length is 26.61”
11x14 not on that list

Estimated Retail Price $699

Ink Cost - About $16.99 per tank retail

Standard Ink Tanks - Holding about 13mL of ink each

   
Why You Would Buy PRO-100 Why You Would Buy PRO-10
  • Bold saturated colors
  • Fast print speeds
  • Compatibility with any coated inkjet paper
  • Black & White output
  • Reasonable fade resistance helped greatly by proper display
  • Long term fade resistance
  • Black & White output
  • Realistic color saturation
   
Inks PRO-100 Inks PRO-10

Eight Dye Based Inks

  • Black CLI-42
  • Cyan CLI-42
  • Magenta CLI-42
  • Yellow CLI-42
  • Photo Cyan CLI-42
  • Photo Magenta CLI-42
  • Gray CLI-42
  • Light Gray CLI-42

10 Pigment-Based Inks

  • PGI-72 Matte Black Ink Cartridge
  • PGI-72 Photo Black Ink Cartridge
  • PGI-72 Cyan Ink Cartridge
  • PGI-72 Magenta Ink Cartridge
  • PGI-72 Yellow Ink Cartridge
  • PGI-72 Photo Cyan Ink Cartridge
  • PGI-72 Photo Magenta Ink Cartridge
  • PGI-72 Gray Ink Cartridge
  • PGI-72 Red Ink Cartridge
   
PRO-100 Print Speeds PRO-10 Print Speeds
An 8" x 10" photo montage was printed and timed:  
8" x 10" image on 8.5x11 paper Time
   
Luster Paper Highest Quality (Level 1) 2:21
Luster Paper High Quality (Level 2) 1:36
Luster Paper Standard Quality (Level 3) 50 seconds
   
Matte Paper High Quality (Level 2) 2:19
Matte Paper Standard Quality (Level 3) 1:34

 

8" x 10" image on 8.5x11 paper Time
   
Luster Paper Highest Quality (Level 1) 7:10
Luster Paper High Quality (Level 2) 3:37
Luster Paper Standard Quality (Level 3) 2:29
   
Matte Paper High Quality (Level 2) 4:49
Matte Paper Standard Quality (Level 3) 3:38

 

PRO-100 Features PRO-10 Features

Black & White specific system = Yes

CD Printing = Yes

Borderless Printing = Yes

11x14 Borderless = No

Paper Feed Paths
Rear tray - for the majority of media you'll use
Manual feed - single sheet tray for heavy and specialty media

Black & White specific system = Yes

CD Printing = Yes

Borderless Printing = Yes

11x14 Borderless = No

Paper Feed Paths
Rear tray - for the majority of media you'll use
Manual feed - single sheet tray for heavy and specialty media

   
PRO-100 Impressions PRO-10 Impressions

 

After spending five days with this printer and printing about 100 images, we find the Canon PRO-100 an excellent replacement for the Pro9000 MkII. The printer's speed and color quality are on par if not slightly better than the older machine. The addition of a specialty media path for thick papers is evidence that Canon acknowledges the advanced printing requirements of their photo enthusiast customers.

Positives

  • Photo quality from the PRO-100 is amazing and is for all intents continuous tone. Dots become visible only on magnified inspection of a print.
  • Excellent color gamut made even better with printer profile use.
  • Good black & white capability with the addition of gray and light gray inks. Specific B&W software controls make the task of grayscale printing easier and more predictable.
  • Rapid print speed.
  • Robust paper handling from both the regular paper tray and the single sheet specialty path.
  • Compatible with virtually any quality inkjet paper.
  • Better fade resistance from ChromaLife 100+ inks.

 

After spending a few weeks with this printer, we find the Canon PRO-10 a welcome replacfor the Pro9500 MkII. The printer's color gamut and quality are good though not quite as vivid as they probably could be given Canon's enormous technology resources. The easy to use specialty media path for thick papers is evidence Canon acknowledges the needs of photo enthusiast customers.

Positives

  • Photo quality from the PRO-10 is on par with its competitors. At normal viewing, distance prints appear continuous tone.
  • Good color reproduction made better and more predictable with printer profile use.
  • Good black & white capability. Specific B&W software controls make the task of grayscale printing easier and more predictable.
  • Robust paper handling from both the regular paper tray and the single sheet specialty path.
  • Compatible with virtually all quality inkjet papers.
  • Long term fade resistance from Lucia™ pigment inks.

 

   
PRO-100 Cost of Printing PRO-10 Cost of Printing

 

Cost of printing for the Canon PRO-100

 

 

Cost of printing for the Canon PRO-10

 

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