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Canon PIXMA Pro9500 Printer

alaTest has collected and analyzed 501 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the reliability and print quality. The build quality and design also get good opinions, whereas views are divided on the performance. There are some critical views about the control panel and size.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Canon PIXMA Pro9500 Printer is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Canon Pixma Pro9500


Prints on thick papers up to 13 inches by 19 inches ; Very good print quality on matte-finish and art papers ; Good ink cartridge life ; Long-lasting prints

Color profiles that ship with the printer are sub-par ; Not the best printer for glossy prints ; Slow

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Canon Pro9500


Pro9500s are able to print deeply expressive prints utilizing a 10 ink system - cyan, magenta, yellow, green, red, photo cyan, photo magenta, photo black,matte black and gray inks. The printer features a wide color space that rivals positive film and...

Now the photographer or artist can print on a wide variety of paper types with sizes up to 13" x 19". This printer has a front feeder for thick art papers, in addition to the automatic sheet feederon the top. Canon has added two new fine art printing...

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Canon Pixma Pro9500 Mark II


I tested it on a system using Windows Vista. Setup is typical for a printer that connects by USB cable, except for the ten ink cartridges—for cyan, yellow, magenta, light cyan, light magenta, red, green, black, photo black, and gray pigment inks. The...

Impressively high quality photos, graphics, and text. Maximum 13- by 19-inch paper size. Fine art papers available

Relatively slow

The Canon Pixma Pro9500 Mark II, Canon's improved version of its top of the line desktop photo printer is nearly identical to the original, but with somewhat better speed.


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Canon Pixma Pro9500


Despite the similarity, there's a reason why the Canon Pixma Pro9500 is at the top of the Canon line of desktop photo printers, and the Pro9000 is one step down. The difference is the ink. It's enough to make the Pro9500 a notably better choice for a...

High-quality color photos and graphics. Maximum 13-by-19-inch paper size. Various fine-art papers available


Canon's top-of-the-line desktop photo printer does a great job with graphics and with most photos, but it's notably slow.

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Canon PIXMA Pro9500


If you're a serious amateur or professional photographer in the market for a printer for your photo lab, then you really should give the Pro9500 a test run. If you're not a serious amateur or professional, though, this is definitely more printer than...

10 "LUCIA" pigment ink system4800 x 2400 dpi output2 photo traysUSB 2.0, PictBridge portsExceptional quality output

Canon's latest printer for the professional or advanced amateur

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Canon PIXMA Pro9500 Mark II -- Faster 13x19 Pigment Printing


Canon designed the Pro9500 Mark II for what it calls "professional printing performance for large archival photos." Those aren't idle words.

Delivering fade-resistant prints in color or black and white, with an extended black and white tonal range from three black inks and a wide color gamut for pigments with 10 inks, the Pro9500 Mark II delivered the best pigment printing experience we've...

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Canon Pro9500 Mark II


A serious printer for serious photographers at a serious price

Accurate color reproduction; Excellent detail performance; Comes with a copy of Adobe Elements

Very, , very, VERY slow

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Canon Pixma Pro 9500 Mark II Photo Printer Review


A serious printer for serious photographers at a serious price

Accurate color reproduction; Excellent detail performance; Comes with a copy of Adobe Elements

Very, , very, VERY slow

The Canon Pro 9500 Mark II is a serious printer, in every sense of the word. The pigment inks it uses produce very deep blacks and could manage a greater range of colors than most. But it's also a seriously expensive printer, at $849, and most...

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Reviewed: Canon Pixma Pro 9500 Photo Printer


The Canon Pixma Pro 9500 Photo Printer is aimed at the high end home photo printer market. It is meant for professionals who do their own printing and who want lab quality work, the options of ten pigment inks, and the ability to use high end art paper...

The Canon Pixma Pro 9500 photo printer currently has a MRP of $900 USD. It was found online for $700 on February 18, 2009. The Canon USA site is offering it at $50 USD off through February 26, 2009. From user comments, Canon offers a rebate fairly...

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Canon Pixma Pro9500 Printer


After 30 years of making inkjet printers Canon has started shipping what may be its best printer ever (under the $1,000 mark), the Pixma PRO9500. In the early 90's the first printers used for digital artwork appeared - costing what a Mercedes S500...

A snap to setup and use, the Pro9500 is a fine art printer capable of truly outstanding prints

Product Specifications

Achieve remarkable, studio quality prints from your digital SLR camera with this professional 10-color A3+ photo printer. Benefit from complete in-house printing control. The range of 10 ink colors provides the flexibility to produce both high quality color images and neutral monochrome prints, without messy cartridge changes. The PIXMA Pro9500 utilizes pigment inks for each of the 10 colors to ensure exceptional image permanence for all your printed work. You can always depend on highly durable and fade-free prints for exhibitions, art sales, quality samples or other commercial purposes. Produce professional quality neutral monochrome prints with Photo Black, Matte Black & Gray inks. The two black inks deliver outstanding black density whilst the additional gray ink ensures subtle shading in the mid-tones. The end result is print perfection for all your monochrome work, with minimum metamerism. The PIXMA Pro9500 supports a wide range of special photo and fine art papers. Print on high quality paper with a unique surface finish using Canon's new FA-PR1 Fine Art Paper "Photo Rag" and FA-PM1 Fine Art Paper Premium Matte. This finest quality media ensures your work retains its investment value over time. The printer features a built-in flat paper path. This enables thick photo and fine art media to be fed straight into the printer without the risk of bending or curling. It also delivers exceptional accuracy when printing fine details. Adobe Photoshop CS/CS2 plug-in software, designed to work with Photoshop, provides professional color and tone control. Canon's new 'linear tone' print mode ensures easy and faithful color output when printing your carefully retouched photos. Get accurate color reproduction with just a few clicks. Single Ink technology ensures economical operation. The high capacity ink cartridges can be replaced individually to minimize ink wastage. The robust and reliable PIXMA Pro9500 is built to last. Enhance the capability and profitability of your studio business with this durable and professional printing tool.

Dimensions & Weight


Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes


Compatibility:Mac / PC
Model:Pro9500/Pro9500 Mark II
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Canon PIXMA


Microsoft Certification:Certified for Windows Vista
Vista Certification:Certified for Windows Vista


Type: None


Type: None


Connectivity Technology:Wired
Form Factor:Desktop
Interface:Direct print USB / USB/USB
Max H-Resolution B/W:4800dpi
Max H-Resolution Color:4800dpi
Max Media Size (Standard):Ledger B Size (11 in x 17 in) / Super B (13 in x 19 in)/Super B (13 in x 19 in)
Max Printing Speed (ppm):9ppm
Max Printing Speed Color:0.2min/page
Max Printing Speed Color (ppm):8ppm
Max V-Resolution B/W:2400dpi
Max V-Resolution Color:2400dpi
Media Type:Compact Disc / DVD discs / Envelopes / Fine art paper / Glossy photo paper / High resolution paper / Matte photo paper / Photo paper / Photo stickers / Plain paper / Semi-gloss photo paper
Output Type:Color
Total Media Capacity:150sheets
Type:Photo printer


Installed Size:42KB


Type: None

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

System Requirements

OS Required:Apple MacOS X 10.2.1 or later / Microsoft Windows 2000 / Microsoft Windows 98 / Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition / Microsoft Windows XP/Apple MacOS X 10.2.8 or later / Microsoft Windows 98/ME/2000/XP/Apple MacOS X 10.3.9 / Apple MacOS X 10.5.x / Microsoft Windows 2000 / XP / Microsoft Windows Vista