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Canon i9900 Photo Printer Photo Printers
A high-end large format machine whose remarkable output can rival that of a professional processing lab.
Submitted by boo_jewel a Casual
Date Reviewed: August 16, 2005
At last I already bought a brand new Canon i9900 for $439.99, after dealing with many computer stores for a great buy I ended up with geeks.com… (Thanks guys for the assistance you gave)…. Canon i9900 on the other hand provided excellent results, high quality photos on any kind of paper. I have no negative comments on this product. I wanted to give this 5-star recommendation for a great printer.
Price Paid: $440.00
Purchased At: geeks.com
Submitted by CLJohnson a Expert
Date Reviewed: July 5, 2005
Strengths: - fast
- very quiet
- very high quality prints
- does all this at a pretty remarkable price
- 8 ink colors means replacing only those that are depleted.
Weaknesses: - ink disappears quickly if you do any amount of 13x19 prints, but I don't know that that is a weakness of this printer, but just the cost of printing such a large size.
Since I've made the move to digital, I decided that it was time to upgrade my printer to something that could handle larger format and provide excellent quality. As when I buy any piece of equipment, I research and research. I'm glad I chose the Canon i9900 because it lives up to all the positive attributes I read about it, and I've yet to experience any of the problems some have noted (e.g.: accepts limited types of papers).
The printer is fast and extremely quiet. It produces deep images that rival any I've had done at a lab.
One of the main reasons I bought this printer is its ability to print up to 13x19" - and it does so beautifully.
I've used Canon, Kodak, Epson and Staples papers in this printer without a trace of a problem.
I can't comment on print life since I've had the printer for about 5 months.
I expect that, although it seems like it might drink a lot of ink, since you only replace the depleted tank, it will probably end up being cost effect in the long run.
Price Paid: $489.00
Purchased At: BigBuy.com
Submitted by gahspidy a Casual
Date Reviewed: January 13, 2005
Strengths: Speed,, speed did i say Speed? Sharp, extremely vibrant color prints. Cost.
Weaknesses: Limited in paper choices and fade resistance makes it unsuitable for pros.
Setting up this printer was very easy as well as installing and using the software. Prints from this machine are beautiful.Sharp, vivid, and extremely fast, and quiet ( and there is a quiet mode as well which I never had to use). The thing that I did not like about this printer is that it cannot handle a wide variety of papers. You are pretty much limited to Canons papers, and they only offer differenrt variations of gloss and a matte paper which is about as thin as standard letter paper. And with the dye based inks, if you use third party papers you may only get a few years of fade resistance. For the casual photgrapher or someone looking to blow up family photos, this printer is great on Canons Photo paper pro ( 38 years fade resistance expectancy from Wilhelm imaging testing) but this is not for anyone with the intention of selling photos. I recently sold mine to buy the Epson 2200 as it handles heavy fine art papers and can achieve long lasting prints with their pigment inks.
Price Paid: $499.00
Purchased At: Amazon.com
Similar Products Used: epson 2200
Submitted by TimWilliamson a Intermediate
Date Reviewed: December 29, 2004
Strengths: Fast (blazing)
8 separate colors...replace only what needs replacing
Easy to use.
Weaknesses: Can't (to my knowledge) do borderless 11x14, 8x10, or custom sizes (even though these papers exist). Can only do pre-set sizes for borderless.
I had accidently covered the inside of my previous photo printer (a used Epson 1200 off ebay) with black ink, which gave me the excuse I had been looking for to upgrade my printer anyway. I only was interested in large format printers that could go at least to 13x19. After looking at reviews, etc, I settled on the i9900. All I can say: Absolutely incredible. Knock you on your butt incredible. Easy to set up and with the included printing software, easy to use. I'm not a professional, but the borderless 13x19 prints from my digital rebel are absolutely stunning. Fast and quiet (even when not in quiet mode.) Takes multiple sizes of papers for borderless printing. Black and white stunning as well, but haven't printed many b/w pics yet. Has totally rejuvenated my interest in photography. Immediate next purchase is a color calibration system to make sure I'm getting everything I can out of this thing.
Price Paid: $450.00
Purchased At: BH Photo (online)
Similar Products Used: Epson 1200
Submitted by marshallstephenson a Intermediate
Date Reviewed: November 14, 2004
Strengths: Clarity! Speed! Vibrant colors! It's hard to find a better printer for less than 3 times the cost of the i9900.
Weaknesses: Can't find a single fault in the i9900. Unbelievable printer at a stunning price.
The i9900 is by far the best money this boy ever spent for a printer. Straight out of the box, this easy to use, always ready printer gives me the cleanest, most vibrant images that I have ever produced. I have nice printers from other companies that deliver nice prints...in 15 minutes, after wasting a piece of paper because the heads were dirty, driver difficulties or because it had not been used recently. I can turn on my i9900 after two weeks of rest and after about 45 seconds, she's rockin out spectacular prints up to 13x19... borderless beauties! The addition of two new colors make this an eight color printer with extremely high resolution. Please don't misunderstand me to think I'm telling you this is just another fantastic printer. This is as good as it gets. My 2200 is in the closet.
Price Paid: $469.00
Purchased At: Comp USA
Similar Products Used: Epson 2200, Canon S9000, Canon S900, Epson 786EPX
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