The printer is quite heavy and to move it into its final location it's best to have two people. That said, I did it myself. The ink installation proceeded smoothly and the installation routine ran well, though it did take awhile to complete. I've only used the printer for a few prints, and it did do a marvelous job using standard paper profiles. One downside: I'm switching from an Epson printer and have an amply supply of Epson papers on hand. Evidently, ICC profiles are not available for the Canon printer for these Epson papers so I'll need to use standard profiles while I use up that paper. ICC profiles do seem to be available for many other papers, though.
Pros: Excellent job printing Large capacity ink cartridges Head can be swapped out when replacement needed
Cons: Heavy ICC profiles for Epson papers unavailable Ink cartridges are expensive
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This is a wonderful printer. Beautiful prints. Very quiet. Let's you know when out of ink and picks up with printing after new cartrage is installed. Draws the paper in completely accurately. The color on the prints is fantastic. I run a high volume print shop. I just bought my 2nd Pro-1000 as I am so impressed. I had a question about the operation and Canon tech was extremely helpful and patient in explaining to me. I did a lot of investigation prior to purchasing the first one. Seriously, this is the printer you need.
Pros: Beautiful color. quiet. So easy to use.
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While this is not strictly speaking a review of the printer's output it is highly positive review of Crutchfield and Canon support. A couple of weeks after receiving my printer I was notified by Crutchfield that there was a service advisory about the printer. On checking the the serial number I determined that mine was impacted. I called Canon and was told my printer would be replaced. While I still don't know how good the output is, I can say I'm very pleased by both Crutchfield's post-sales support and Canon's rapid ownership of the issue.
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I replaced an Epson 4900 (that had clogged, *yet again* $@#^@&$%!, but this time was unrecoverable) with this printer. I have not bought Cannon printers in a very long time as their Mac support was historically terrible. After using this printer for a couple of weeks now on the whole I am pleased with it. The print quality is absolutely excellent. In many ways it is equal to the 4900 and I don't feel like I have "lost" anything in terms of output quality by making the switch. I do a reasonable mix of B&W and color stuff and really like that there is no switch for the blacks. It was inconvenient to have to batch my B&W prints with the Epson so as to minimize ink loss. I did not do a lot of roll printing so not having roll capability is a "loss" but not a big one to me. The real thing I am hoping for is that this printer does not clog as badly as the 4900. If I did not print something every few days the 4900 would clog up. At best I lost a bunch of ink and finally I lost the printer. (A new print head is effectively the same cost as a new printer. So I got a new printer. ;-) ) Time will tell.
Pros: * Quality of output (Which is what really matters right) * No "recharging" to switch blacks for B&W work * Design: I like the look and the simplicity of access to the components
Cons: * Mac software is buggy. It works and does not cost ink by screwing up the output but the UI is glitchy and often needs to be launched 2-4 times before it lets me change the settings. Basically annoying but functional (12/15) * Ink cartridge installation "feels" a little flimsy. You have to push harder than I expected to get them to click. And, the click kinda sounds (and feels) like you broke something. Epson's feels better and since you do it *alot* due to clogs you get used to it.
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