| Canon Pixma Pro9000 Test Results****Image quality: Excellent for color and b&w prints on Canon Photo Paper Plus Semi-Gloss. Color accuracy: Excellent (5.6 Avg. Delta E). Color gamut: Large, with some saturated yellows and dark purple-reds outside the Adobe RGB color space (transparent blue area in graph). Max. black density: Extremely High (5.7 L). Print speed: Color: Extremely fast. 13x19-inch borderless, 2 min 27 sec; 8.5x11 borderless, 1 min 16 sec. Black-and-white (using grayscale control): Extremely slow. 8x10 bordered print, 16 min 45 sec.Canon Pixma Pro9000 Gamut|
Unlike the i9900, there's an advanced grayscale control in the print driver that lets you produce very pleasing black-and-white prints, in a variety of tones, directly from color images. Unfortunately, b&w printing takes more than four times as long (over 16 minutes for an 8x10). The Pro9000 can print on thick matte papers, canvas, and fine-art cut sheets (up to 14x17 inches) using a second paper path. The printer has built-in wheels so it can roll forward for the required 15.7-inch clearance. Nice touch.