Canon has a reputation for high quality imaging solutions, and their Canon Pixma PRO9500 Inkjet Photo Printer is designed to produce photograph level images. The printer uses 4800 x 2400 dpi FINE technology and can print on paper up to sizes of 13″ x 19″. Using an eight color dye system and a high-precision print head, the Pixma PRO9500 produces images with stunning clarity and minimal graininess.
In addition to the Canon Digital Photo Professional software that comes with the printer, Canon has now also included plug-ins that work with Adobe Photoshop CS/CS2 image editing suites. This allows you to create contact sheets along with printouts of multiple color settings. These software sets reduce reprints by showing you exactly the results you will get when you print. Further, the auto adjustment settings take much of the guess work out of contrast and saturation configuration.
The printer handles both glossy and heavy paper seamlessly, and you do not have to hover over the paper feeder to prevent jams as you do with many other printers. The images produced by the Pixma PRO9500 are nigh identical to the colors and sharpness seen on your computer screen, and they are indistinguishable from what you would receive at a digital photo processing location.
The only downside of using the printer is that since it does have an eight color dye system, cartridge refills can start adding up. However, quality is important to you, the Canon Pixma PRO9500 Inkjet Photo Printer offers one of the best systems on the market for creating photo quality images.