Joined Feb 2017
What size do you want/need?
Joined Feb 2017
Well If i'm being honest I'm thinking I might try doing something a bit more professional. I've only taken like 1400 pictures so far and I'm getting pretty familiar with my camera. I'm not the best but I think with the software I have and the quality I can take It'd be nice.
The PRO-1 is a professional printer with large inkwells. I guess it's all about the quantity you think you might print. All three of those Canon printers are really, really good. Since you probably know a bit about color correction I think you would figure them out easily given just a little bit of time. The PRO-100 and 10 are not fast though. Not sure about the PRO-1 because I've never seen one.
Some print cost analysis here...
I have the Canon Pro 100 and a Canon 9000. The thing I like about the Canon printers is that their printheads seem to clog less than their competition. I have never had a ink cartridge or print head clog even though it is often months between print jobs.
I've had a number of Epson, HP and Canon high quality ink jet printers over the past 20 years and each one was great for what it was designed to do .... until it wasn't! It seems that the life span on high quality ink jets is not in synch with how I print -- very sporadically I will go for long periods at a time when I don't make any prints and then I find myself making dozens at once. Now trying to follow the guidance of my newest Canon and trying to make a print at least once a week -- and that has even been a challenge
Joined Nov 2004
Wellington, New Zealand
I found the lifespan of consumer level inkjet printers to be 1-2 years. I gave up on them and I use a laser printer at home now, which obviously won't do photos well.
Professional wedding photographer, solution architect and general technical guy with multiple Amazon Web Services certifications.
Joined Aug 2008
I just ordered a Canon PIXMA PRO-100 from B&H. Currently has a $250 rebate (until 1/31) so effective cost is $149--but you also get free paper worth $49 so essentially it is $100 right now.
5D Mark II / 24-70 2.8 L / 70-200 4.0 IS L / 35 2.0 / 50 1.8 STM / 85 1.8 / 100 2.8 Macro / 15 2.8 Fisheye / S95
I would say that if you only want up to 12×8 or so then any of the Canon Pixma printers will do the job, especially if you stick to Canon OEM papers and ink for the quality boost they seem to get you. I have had my Pixma MG5150 for as long as I have had any printer and it's still OK, touch wood.
I have the Pro100 and it's been good. If you use Precision Colors refill ink it's quite cheap to refill and the ink is considered one of the best if not the best refill ink out there https://www.precisioncolors.com/
Pro 1000 print head is 2/3 the cost of new printer. ouch.
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