Updated versions of Canon’s PIXMA Pro9000 and PIXMA Pro9500 printers will be released in Australia mid-year.


March 12, 2009: Updated versions of Canon’s PIXMA Pro9000 and PIXMA Pro9500 printers will be released in Australia mid-year.
Replacing the existing PIXMA Pro9000 model, the PIXMA Pro9000 Mark II printer uses Canon’s dye-based inks to produce brilliant, gallery-quality prints up to 13 x 19 inches on a variety of fine art papers and glossy media. The eight-colour PIXMA Pro9000 Mark II uses individual ink cartridges with the following colours: cyan, magenta, yellow, photo cyan, photo magenta, photo black, red, and green. It delivers prints with a high gloss and colours that resemble those of positive film for photographers.


The new PIXMA Pro9000 dye ink printer.
Canon’s FINE print head technology is coupled with Canon’s high-performance, high-density 6,144-nozzle print head, which is capable of producing nearly invisible ink droplets of just two picoliters. An enhanced double encoder system for media control makes the PIXMA Pro9000 Mark II three times faster than its predecessor, producing a bordered A3+ size print in approximately 83 seconds.
The ten-colour PIXMA Pro9500 Mark II photo printer uses Canon’s proprietary Lucia brand pigment-based inks for long-lasting, professional-quality prints. Inks come in individual cartridges in the following colours: photo black, matte black, grey, cyan, magenta, yellow, photo cyan, photo magenta, red and green. This ensures a wide colour gamut for superior colour prints, as well as three levels of black for true black-and-white photographs.


The 10-colour PIXMA Pro9500, which uses pigment inks.
Employing the Canon Full-photolithography Inkjet Nozzle Engineering (FINE) technology along with a sophisticated 7,680 nozzle print-head structure, the Mark II model provides significantly faster production times delivering one-and-a-half times faster print speeds on A3+ bordered prints than earlier models. The printer’s matte black, photo black and grey inks minimise metamerism and provide high-density blacks and truly neutral monochrome prints.
Both models will be supplied with Canon’s proprietary Easy-PhotoPrint Pro software plus Adobe Photoshop Elements. Easy-PhotoPrint Pro is a software plug-in designed for Adobe applications such as PhotoShop CS, CS2, CS3, or PhotoShop Elements 6 along with Canon Digital Photo Pro (DPP) software. It permits one-click image transfer, simple setting controls for colour management and allows users to configure printer settings once for images on multiple sheets. Easy-PhotoPrint Pro also facilitates the printing of RAW image files (as a high-quality TIFF or JPEG) without having to save directly from applications, like DPP.
A new Easy Photo Print Pro feature is Canon’s Ambient Light Correction technology, which helps reduce the perceived colour difference caused by different light conditions between printing and viewing or display environments. Compatible with Windows Vista, Ambient Light Correction allows users to optimise print colour for the lighting conditions under which the final print will be shown. Through the software, users can adjust colour to various levels of lighting conditions from daylight at 6500K to a warm white fluorescent lamp at 3000K for optimal viewing.
The PIXMA Pro9500 Mark II will be available through Canon dealers nationally from June, while the PIXMA Pro9000 Mark II will be available from July. Pricing has yet to be confirmed. For more information, phone Canon on 1800 021 167.