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Thoughts on Canon PIXMA Pro-100 Wireless Color Professional Inkjet Printer?

Hello,

 

I am looking into getting a color printer for my photos.

 

Wondering if anyone could give me some ideas and suggestions on which printer to purchase? I was looking at 

Canon PIXMA Pro-100 Wireless Color Professional Inkjet Printer.

 

Thank you,

LV

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Re: Thoughts on Canon PIXMA Pro-100 Wireless Color Professional Inkjet Printer?

Excellent printer made even better when you can get it when Canon is running its frequent rebate programs. 

 

Google Canon Pixma Pro-100 rebate deals

John Hoffman
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1D X, Rebel T5i, Many lenses, Pixma PRO-100, MX472
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Re: Thoughts on Canon PIXMA Pro-100 Wireless Color Professional Inkjet Printer?

Is the Pro-100 or Pro-10 better?

 

Thanks,

LV

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Re: Thoughts on Canon PIXMA Pro-100 Wireless Color Professional Inkjet Printer?

The Pro-10 is a pigment ink printer; Pro-100 dye ink.

 

For color prints on glossy paper dye inks are generally prefered. Pigment inks are generally better for matte papers and monochrome prints. Pigment inks are solid particles suspended in a liquid, so they are prone to plugging if you don't print frequently.

 

Dye prints are a colored liquid, so they are less prone to plugging.

 

John Hoffman
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1D X, Rebel T5i, Many lenses, Pixma PRO-100, MX472
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Re: Thoughts on Canon PIXMA Pro-100 Wireless Color Professional Inkjet Printer?

Thank you! I don't assumed you can print metal printing with any of the mentioned printers?

LV

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Re: Thoughts on Canon PIXMA Pro-100 Wireless Color Professional Inkjet Printer?

Metal no. Metallic paper yes with the Pro-100; not sure about the Pro-10.

John Hoffman
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Re: Thoughts on Canon PIXMA Pro-100 Wireless Color Professional Inkjet Printer?

There are companies (e.g. Aluminyze is one) which uses special printers to print on sheets of aluminum (and it's a thick sheet ... it's not really flexible).  

 

This creates some confusion becuase there's a type of paper called "metallic" which isn't actually metal at all... it's paper that has a pearlescent shimmer quality (as if it's been coating with a fine metallic layer).  

 

Keep in mind there is no such thing as "white" ink.... anywhere in your photo where things should appear white or nearly white, the printer doesn't apply ink (or applies very little ink) and this means you're really seeing the paper.  Anywhere an image is dark means the printer applies a heavy amount of ink to cover the paper.

 

When you print on "metallic" (pearlescent) papers, you see these interesting specular highlights that normal paper doesn't have.

 

Lots of different vendors make a metallic paper and they're not all the same.  Most companies offer a sample pack (usually not very expensive) which has a couple of sheets of each of their papers so you can test them, get a feel for how that paper looks... and then select the papers you like for your prints.

 

I find there is no "best" paper... it's just a matter of what you want to convey.  For example if I want something to look exciting then maybe I go from strong jammy colors on glossy papers ... and maybe I even explore papers such as metallic finish papers.  But if I want something to convey a soft and gentle sense of beauty, maybe I used subdued colors (think pastel-like) and maybe I use a matte finish.  Basically these selections will change the mood or emotion of the print to go with the mood or emotion of your image.

 

Tim Campbell
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