Canon’s flagship Pixma PRO-1 – with its large pigmented ink cartridges and line feed system – was released in 2011. Now the pigment PRO-10 and dye PRO-100 join the line-up, replacing the PRO 9500 Mark II and PRO 9000 Mark II respectively.
In many respects, the PRO-10 is the smaller brother to the PRO-1. There are ten ink cartridges instead of 12 and the cartridges, as per the 9500 Mark II, reside on the print head so this model doesn’t use a line-feed arrangement. Nonetheless, the PRO-10 is still a sizeable unit, being slightly larger and a whole five kilograms heavier more than the model it’s replaced. At 20 kilos, this printer may well require two pairs of hands to lift and transport.
Finished in dark grey with a black cover, the well-rounded corners and generally smooth styling make it an attractive looking unit. Both paper feeds – comprising a paper stack feed and a ‘Manual’ feed for heavyweight papers – are located at the rear. The paper is centred by two guides in each feeder.
New on the PRO-10 are Wi-Fi and Ethernet connections, bringing this printer right up-to-date and, probably more importantly, into line with the comparable Epson model. The recommended retail price of $999, is down from $1399 which was where the PRO 9500 Mark II. The 14-millilitre cartridges – designated PGI-72 – are priced at $21.50 each. The six colours are yellow, magenta, cyan, red, photo cyan and photo magenta. The three monochrome inks are grey, photo black and matte black plus there’s a ‘Chroma Optimiser’ (or gloss optimiser) cartridge. Canon says this ink set gives an expanded colour gamut, especially in the warmer colours.
Thank-you for looking up our Canon Pixma PRO-10 Review. This equipment review is currently available only as a low-resolution pdf version of the original magazine pages originally printed in the March / April 2013 issue.
You can download it here: Canon Pixma PRO-10 Review.pdf