Terrific Resolution—This level of quality is achieved by 4800 x 2400 maximum color dpi3 thanks to Canon Full-photolithography Inkjet Nozzle Engineering (FINE) with a patented printhead firing ink droplets as small as 2pl. This delivers professional quality and detail for all of your photos.
High-Performance Individual Ink System —This 8-color dye-based system features Photo Cyan, Photo Magenta and Red ink tanks for incredible colors bringing your images to life.
ChromaLife100 — For true printers of photos, this brilliant system combines FINE Technology with genuine Canon papers and inks which promotes outstanding color vividness and long-lasting prints for up to 100 years2 when stored in an archival quality photo album.
Just like the some of the other reviewers, I say if you're not getting amazing prints from this printer, then you need to check your settings. It takes a little time matching your printer profiles to your paper, turning color management off (why this is buried in the second tab of a submenu I have no idea), and making sure your monitor is calibrated... but if you make sure these few things are done, this printer will print some wonderful prints. I have printed a bunch of medium/smaller prints on this printer, but recently printed my first 13x19 on Canon's Pro Platinum paper. I couldn't stop smiling for about 5 minutes after viewing the print. The colors match my calibrated screen perfectly, the sharpness/print quality is outstanding. I couldn't be happier with this printer and the images that it produces from my EOS 60D and 5D Mark III.
June 17, 2013
Earned it's keep
Now that I have had this printer for awhile and used it allot, I felt a longer term review was in order. First off, if you own this printer and are getting anything less than wonderful results there has to be a reason. You owe it to yourself to double check your settings and your setup. If that doesn't help contact Canon for some help. I have owned 4 different photo printers over the years and each and every one has it's little quirks that have to be worked out with trial and error. If your only interested in making "average " images this is probably not the printer for you. With a little adjustment you can get excellent results from this printer. As far as ink use goes I have to say this is the best photo printer I have used. And the cartridges are reasonably priced. Once again if your not willing to spend some money for ink to get excellent results, then you may be better off getting your pictures printed at a store. One thing I must say, is if you want a top shelf black and white printer look elsewhere. Other than that I have to give it 5 stars all around.
June 5, 2013
You're kidding right?
I've been a designer for nearly 20 years and this is the worst, most difficult to use printer I have ever found. Give me back my old clunky printers with LABELED controls, so I don't have to go back to the manual over and over.
If I could throw it out the window without killing someone I gladly would!!
May 27, 2013
Worst Canon Printer Ever!
Canon 9000 Mark II is horrible. Print quality is the worst of any Canon printer I have owned. It prints with blotches and bands. I have cleaned the head and cleaned the head and cleaned the head. Still prints with blotches and bands. Would not recommend this printer. Other Canon printers that cost way less give better quality.
April 25, 2013
Ambient Light Correction feature is supported by Windows Vista and Windows 7
Based on accelerated testing by Canon in dark storage under controlled temperature, humidity and gas conditions, simulating storage in an album with plastic sleeves. Canon cannot guarantee the longevity of prints; results may vary depending on printed image, drying time, display/storage conditions, and environmental factors. See www.usa.canon.com/chromalife100 for additional details.
Resolution may vary based on printer driver setting. Maximum resolution of 4800 x 1200 dpi used at the bottom edge of the page. Color ink droplets can be placed with a horizontal pitch of 1/4800 inch at minimum.
Requires mobile phone equipped with PictBridge technology and a USB cable.
Supported paper types for borderless printing are as follows: Photo Paper Pro Platinum, Photo Paper Pro II, Photo Paper Plus Glossy II, Photo Paper Plus Semi-gloss, Photo Paper Glossy and Matte Photo Paper.
Print speed measured as soon as first page begins to feed into printer and will vary depending upon a number of factors. See www.usa.canon.com/printspeed for additional details.