|Canon Pixma Pro9000 Mark II|
Ilse Jurriën : March 27th 2009 - 00:30 CET
Canon Pixma Pro9000 Mark II printer : Canon announces a new way for serious photographers to create professional-quality prints up to A3+ or 14” wide: the Canon Pixma Pro9000 Mark II. Replacing the Pixma Pro9000, the Pixma Pro9000 Mark II refines the design of its predecessor to offer faster, higher-quality monochrome printing, a wider range of supported media, and a new Ambient Light Correction feature. Taking full advantage of Canon’s rich imaging heritage, the PIXMA Pro9000 Mark II creates vibrant and professional-quality prints. Default printing speeds in monochrome are now nearly three times faster than before, while accurate colour reproduction across a wide colour gamut is guaranteed by the 8-colour ChromaLife100 Single-Inks system. |
Canon Pixma Pro9000 Mark II printer
The addition of 16 bits per channel print capability, with 276 trillion different colours available, offers outstandingly smooth tonal gradations. Tiny 2pl ink droplets are placed with precision, using Canon’s FINE print head technology. And because the Canon Pixma Pro 9000 Mark II uses a system of single, individually replaceable inks, wastage is minimised.
Canon Pixma Pro 9000 Mark II print media options
The Canon Pixma Pro9000 Mark II provides photographers with an extensive choice of print media options. Canon’s own range of media includes Gloss, Semi-gloss and Matte Photo Papers, plus Fine Art media. Users can also load the Canon Pixma Pro 9000 Mark II with a variety of specialist, third-party media - such as Baryta types, canvas, and numerous other Fine Art media from leading manufacturers including Canson, Hahnemühle, Innova, PCM Takeo and Pictorico. A flat paper path ensures that media up to 1.2mm thick remain pristine and crease-free.
Canon Easy-PhotoPrint Pro software
Included with the PIXMA Pro9000 Mark II is Canon’s Easy-PhotoPrint Pro software - a plug-in for Adobe Photoshop, Canon Digital Photo Professional and the bundled Adobe Photoshop Elements 6. Easy-PhotoPrint Pro allows photographers to batch print different images from Photoshop or Digital Photo Professional, simplifying the procedure by giving access to all the required print settings on one screen. When used with Canon’s Digital Photo Professional software, the plug-in enables Canon EOS photographers to print directly from RAW files without having to convert images to any intermediate formats. Users of other D-SLR cameras can use Adobe Photoshop Elements to enable RAW file conversion and printing.
Canon printer offers a Ambient Light correction feature
New for the Canon Pixma Pro9000 Mark II is an Ambient Light Correction feature using Canon Kyuanos technology. Users can select the type of lighting under which a print will be displayed; the colours in the final print are then automatically adjusted to ensure that the displayed result looks just the way the photographer intended.
Canon Pixma Pro 9000 Mark II printer
“Serious photography enthusiasts want their images to look good, wherever they’re used” said Rainer Fuehres, Head of Canon Consumer Imaging, Europe. “The Canon Pixma Pro 9000 Mark II provides a complete one-box solution to that demand.”
Canon Pro9000 Mark II Price & Availability
The Canon Pixma Pro9000 Mark II is available from June 2009 priced at £499.00 / €559.00 RRP inc. VAT.
Canon Pixma Pro9000 Mark 2 - Key features
• A3+ & 14” wide professional inkjet printer
• Up to 4800 x 2400 dpi resolution with 2pl drop size and FINE print head technology
• 8-colour ChromaLife100 Single-Inks system
• Wide range of Canon and third-party media support
• Adobe Photoshop Elements 6 and Canon Easy-PhotoPrint Pro plug-in software included
• Ambient Light Correction feature
• 16-bits per channel photo printing
• PictBridge compatibility for standalone use
• DVD/CD printing