My little A4 printer finally had enough and refuses to switch on anymore.
I've been looking around for something a little better and have the opportunity to purchase a Pixma pro 9500 MK II for a good price. I know it's been pretty much replaced by the Pixma Pro-10, but is it still a worthwhile printer to buy?
Any feedback from anyone who's used or currently uses one would be appreciated.
#1. "RE: Canon Pixma Pro 9500 MK II" | In response to Reply # 0ctadin Nikonian since 28th Oct 2008Tue 15-Oct-13 12:15 PM
Hi, I replaced my Pixma Pro 9500 MK II for the Canon Pro 1 Printer. The 9500 served me well for about 4 years.
I replaced the 9500 because it would cost more to repair than to replace. Do you mind me asking how much they're asking for the 9500?
The Pro-10 offers wireless printing, is that a feature you'd like?
I'd contact Canon or an authorized Canon repair center to see if you can still get parts for the 9500.
#2. "RE: Canon Pixma Pro 9500 MK II" | In response to Reply # 1Rob_ZN Registered since 23rd Dec 2012Tue 15-Oct-13 12:44 PM
Thanks for the feedback.
I did contact Canon about it and parts and ink are not a problem as far as availability is concerned. The first year, in terms of repairs, will be covered by warranty, as I am buying it new. After that, I suspect repair costs could get high depending on failure. I'm hoping it won't fail for at least 3 years, though
The price works out to just a bit over half the price of a Pro-10. In fact the 9500 + 2 sets of replacement cartridges still work out less than the Pro-10 alone. It's not a special deal either - all at current retail price here. Not a bad deal, I think
Wireless printing is nice, but not a requirement for me at this point.
#3. "RE: Canon Pixma Pro 9500 MK II" | In response to Reply # 1mjhach Nikonian since 17th Dec 2010Fri 06-Dec-13 10:34 PM
Henrys Camera in Canada has a deal to trade in printer for a Canon Pro-1, or -10, or -100. I'm currently using an excellent Pro9000 (dye inks) and am wondering if the sale price of $600CAD plus larger cartridges is worth the switch over from dye to pigment inks.
I know Epson has ink consumption when switching inks from matte to glossy and back. I didn't see any literature re: the switching requirements and ink useage for the PRO-1 re: black inks. Are there clogging issues?
I currently pay $20 at Staples for my Pro9000 ink cartridges (emptying my wallet at a tremendous rate). Would I notice a significant reduction of this using the relatively lower price of larger cartridges? THe Pro-1 Cartridges are $40CAD at Henrys as Staples hasn't got these yet.
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