Canon Pixma Pro9000 printer owners?

Discussion in 'Canon' started by JoeT, Aug 21, 2007.

  1. JoeT

    JoeT Guest

    Looking for average cost per print and ink cartridge life info etc on this
    model photo printer. Please respond only if you own and have personal
    experience with this exact printer model. I can and have found many
    "reviews" etc online but I am looking for information of the type that can
    only come from someone who regularly deals with this printer in a hands on
    day to day basis.

    Thanks!

    joe
     
    JoeT, Aug 21, 2007
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  2. JoeT wrote
    I don't use compatibles and I get cartridges for about £9, which is the
    best buy-on-the-day at a local shop price I can get 'round here.

    Red and Green go the slowest
    then Black
    then Yellow (I do a lot of landscapes)
    then Cyan and Magenta
    then Photo Cyan and Photo Magenta

    I'll buy a mix of about 10 cartridges in a month but the quality
    of the end product is worth the price because the images retail well.
    I cost-in 50p ink costs per A3+ image, which is probably over the
    top but at least gives me a figure to work into the resale price.

    It is a very good colour photo printer and will benefit enormously
    when contiuous ink/media systems become available for it.

    If you do black and white then you might consider the 9500, which
    although slightly more expensive does true grey rather than
    colour pallette mix grey

    By all means PM for more info

    Chris
     
    Chris Gilbert, Aug 21, 2007
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  3. JoeT

    JoeT Guest

    Chris,

    Thank you very much for the response and I will be following up via email. I
    can translate the exchange on the nine pounds (I think I got that right) but
    not sure what 50p is.. lol (is that pence?) in order to do the exchange rate
    into US dollars.. lol

    Just for purposes of potential interest to the group, approximately how many
    prints per/mo are you averaging with the above numbers?



    joe
     
    JoeT, Aug 21, 2007
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  4. JoeT wrote
    At max quality I'll probably run off about 15-20 A3+ per month
    and a similar number of A4. There'll be numerous test prints and
    ad-hoc material behind that, of course, much of which I'll run of
    at a slightly degraded print quality.

    The Chromalife100 cartridges can be ..erm.. encouraged to produce
    more ink than they think they's got simply by shaking them down
    when the 'empty' light come on. I'll get another two A3+ prints
    out of a cartridge that thinks its empty by doing this.

    Chris
     
    Chris Gilbert, Aug 21, 2007
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  5. JoeT

    JoeT Guest

    Very good tip! Much appreciated!

    joe
     
    JoeT, Aug 21, 2007
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