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Color prints are great
Pros: Color prints are great
Cons: Size and printing speed
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Item #: 280PRO100
Creating professional-quality poster-size prints just got easier thanks to the Canon Pro-100 inkjet printer. With built-in Wi-Fi® and Ethernet connectivity, this large-format printer gives you the freedom to place it wherever it's convenient while allowing multiple users to seamlessly print from different networked computers anywhere in your home or studio. You can also connect via USB to most newer cameras and camcorders for simple, direct photo printing. Canon's AirPrint feature even lets you print photos, email, Web pages and documents wirelessly from your iPhone®, iPad®, or iPod touch®. Your prints will look fantastic, too. Advanced Canon technology analyzes your images and paper type, then mixes inks precisely to deliver remarkable, grain-free photos with vivid, true-to-life colors, up to 13" x 19".
The quiet-running Pro-100 uses eight individual ink tanks to reduce waste and save you money. Instead of replacing an entire multi-color cartridge containing unused ink, you can change just a single color at a time. A convenient low-ink sensor shows you when levels are running low. This allows sufficient time to finish what you're printing, then drop in a new tank to avoid unexpectedly running out of ink.
Color prints are great
RPH, Newtown, PA
Average Customer Review(s):
Color prints are great
Pros: Color prints are great
Cons: Size and printing speed
This IS the entry level printer in Canon's Pro Series line and it certainly shows. The prints are incredibly sharp and the colors are accurate. I think it's shows Canon's commitment to what this printer is, not a fax, not a scanner. This is a professional grade inkjet printer. I probably wouldn't have been able to afford this printer if it were not for the $200 rebate. I'm certainly glad I did. Color or B&W you won't go wrong. As others have mentioned, it is quite large and quite heavy. Again, worth the slight inconvenience. No problem with wireless setup. Mac users will probably need to download some features from the Canon website.
Pros: Incredibly sharp detailed photos. Separate ink cartridges for color and B&W. Prints a wide variety of sizes up to 13 x 19.
Cons: It is large and it is heavy but worth finding a place for. Not a pigment ink printer.
Love this new printer
Pros: Exceptional photos
Cons: Printer was a little larger than I thought
This printer produces beautiful prints from small to large. I suggest trying out different sizes and different types of paper to find what works best for you. It is very heavy, so don't move it by yourself. The inks are separate cartridges and can be purchased as each runs out.
Pros: Easy to use, variety of size prints, individual inks
Cons: Heavy, large
The Canon PIXMA Pro-100 is just Awesome. It's a step-up for home users (like me) who want really good photo prints that can be framed and hung in the house. I like the idea that it's a printer - not an all-in-one. It does printing very well and easily with a large selection of different sizes. Because I read reviews before purchasing, I knew the problems others had had setting the unit up. Consequently, my set up was a breeze that even included the WiFi connection. Maybe the best part is that it looks really good in my computer room. It has a pretty good WoW factor when my photo club members come over.
Pros: Handles a good variety of different size prints (and paper.) Prints excellent quality color photos.
Cons: A bit pricey (but worth it.) Replacement ink can be expensive. It's larger than 'regular' home printers and I had to dedicate a table just for it.
This is an awesome way to print your own photos on large paper ... prints like a professional
Pros: I just love it
Cons: It's big and bulky but for what it prints, I guess it has to be! It's a little hard to set up and get going. A little overwhelming for me.
Pros: great printer, beautiful prints, easy to use once it's set up. Cons: difficult to set up without tech support, especially the wi-fi; manual not much help.
ChromaLife 100+ Ink System: The Canon PIXMA Pro-100 Photo Printer features the Canon 8-color ChromaLife 100+ dye-based ink system for rich color reproduction. There are three monochrome inks to give you enhanced, deep black density when creating black & white photos. The ink tanks are 13ml in volume. The following inks are included with the printer:
Optimum Image Generating System: The Optimum Image Generating (OIG) System utilizes two major technologies implemented in the PIXMA Pro-100. The first is a sophisticated mixing balance of inks determined from numerous ink combinations and advanced analysis. During this analysis, the OIG System carefully calculates the best results for each print mode and paper type used while looking at various image factors including color reproduction, tonal gradations, black density, low graininess, glossiness, anti-bronzing and anti-metamerism. These critical ink balancing principles are derived from Canon's expertise in imaging technology, as well as the familiar colors of life that people see and remember on a daily basis. The second is the balancing of color reproduction, tonal gradations, and uniform glossiness.
Resolution: Canon's Full-photolithography Inkjet Nozzle Engineering (FINE) uses a high-performance print head with an amazing 6,144 nozzles, ejecting precise, consistent droplets as small as 3 picoliters. The result is 4800 x 2400 dpi max resolution for color and black & white prints producing richer images with improved brilliancy, rivaling that of positive film.
Built-in Wi-Fi and Ethernet Connectivity: The Pro-100 has built-in Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n) and an RJ-45 Ethernet port to allow you to place the printer where it's convenient, especially when there isn't room near your computer. Multiple users can print from several computers, either wirelessly or networked together.
USB Connectivity: The printer has two USB inputs: a Type B Hi-Speed USB port for connecting your computer to the printer, and a Type A USB "PictBridge" port for printing directly from a compatible digital camera, camcorder, or camera phone, without a computer.
Apple AirPrint: The printer is compatible with Apple AirPrint, which enables you to print photos, email, Web pages, and documents directly from your Apple device to the printer without installing a driver. Functionality requires an iPad, iPhone 3GS or later or iPod touch 3rd generation or later device running iOS 4.2 or later, and an AirPrint-enabled printer connected to the same network as the iOS device.
PictBridge: You can connect this printer directly to any PictBridge-compliant digital camera. The PictBridge standard allows you to connect a PictBridge-compliant digital camera directly to a PictBridge-compliant printer and make prints, regardless of brand.
Print Sizes: The Pro-100 can make various sizes of bordered or borderless photos. It can print 4" x 6", 5" x 7", 8" x 10", 8.5" x 11" (letter), 11" x 14" (legal), 11" x 17", and 13" x 19" sized photos. It can also print letter and legal sized documents.
Paper Type: The Pro-100 printer is compatible with many varieties of Canon photo and fine art paper. In addition, you can use papers from numerous non-Canon brands. Plain paper, including recycled paper, from 17 lb to 28 lb can be used as well. The Canon paper recommended for the Pro-100 include:
Dual Paper Path: The Pro-100 has two paper sources. The rear tray (or "auto sheet feeder") allows you to load up to 150 sheets of plain paper, up to 20 sheets of photo paper, up to 10 sheets of Letter/8" x 10" photo paper, or 1 sheet of A3+ photo paper. Single sheets or particularly thick paper up to 14" x 17" can be fed from the Manual Feeder.
Disc Label Printing: In addition to conventional printing, the Pro-100 has a tray that allows you to print directly onto the printable surface of a CD or DVD. You can use standard sized 12 cm or the smaller 8 cm discs (with supplied adapter). The discs used must be specifically compatible with inkjet printers. The printable area of the disc excludes the 1 mm area from the internal and external diameters of the label.
Print Speed: The printer can produce an 8" x 10" bordered color photo in approximately 51 seconds. An 11'' x 14" color and grayscale photo can be printed in approximately 1 minute and 30 seconds. The USB Hi-Speed interface enables fast data transfers from your computer, reducing total print time.
Grayscale: This printer allows you to print full-color digital photos in grayscale. The printer uses black and gray ink for grayscale printing together with the minimum amount of color ink required. This prevents color inconsistency in grayscale photos. In addition, you can print grayscale photos with a cool bluish tint or a warm reddish tint.
Ink Level: You can confirm the ink level using the printer status monitor, displayed every time you print from your computer. You can also confirm ink status using the ink lamps on the printer. LEDs above each ink tank will flash slowly or quickly to indicate whether the ink is low or out.
Operating System Compatibility: The Canon Pro-100 printer is compatible with the following operating systems:
Included Software: The included CD-ROM includes the following software:
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Fabulous printer. Best quality prints of all sizes are output. [ BRUCE Feb 18, 2016 ]
It comes with a "starter pack" but it has a great deal of ink in it. I bought extra just to be aquifer and haven't used it yet and I've had mine for 6months. As long as you're not using it for commercial purposes you should be fine. [ DENNIS M Jun 09, 2016 ]
I actually gave it to a friend for processing photos. He seems to like it but I do not know the answer to the question. Doesn't seem too important though-- [ WARREN A Apr 01, 2014 ]
We have not received any answers from other customers on your question. I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They should be able to help answer your question. [ Jeff Mar 24, 2014 ] Staff