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Canon PIXMA PRO-100 Color Professional Inkjet Photo Printer + 50-pack Canon Luster 13"x19" Photo Paper EXPIRED

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Promoted 04-09-2013 at 02:06 PM View Original Post
Update: B&H Photo dropped price by $35

B&H Photo Video has Canon PIXMA PRO-100 Color Professional Inkjet Photo Printer + 50-pack Canon Luster 13"x19" Photo Paper for $414 - $300 rebate = $114Shipping is free. Thanks Horace & scottegos2

Adorama also has Canon PIXMA PRO-100 Color Professional Inkjet Photo Printer + 50-pack Canon Luster 13"x19" Photo Paper for $415 - $300 rebate = $115. Shipping is free. Thanks the1b

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Edited April 22, 2013 at 02:35 PM by skedaddle
Update: Amazon Printer [amazon.com] and Luster Paper [amazon.com] (semi gloss is more expensive at amazon) has the same rebate now, so it's $130+tax (on the full amount) there, now. Make sure you buy the paper from Amazon, not a seller. The default is currently a seller. Here's the Amazon rebate: Amazon rebate [images-amazon.com]

Printer supports printing on up to 13"x19" paper (as well as CD/DVD media). It gets outstanding marks for picture quality and longevity in review http://www.imaging-resource.com/P...n-pro-100/

FYI, I've personally never had a problem with the Canon rebates. I imagnie some people have, but I've done probably 10 of them over the years with no hassles.

Very hot deal if you want a top of the line color printer. Buydig has the Canon PIXMA Pro-100 [buydig.com] for $399 with free shipping with a Buydig/Beach Camera Rebate [152.254]. If you add the Canon Photo Paper Plus Semi-gloss [buydig.com] for $69, the rebate becomes $300, so you get the printer+paper for $399.99+$69- $300 rebate - $169. Free standard shipping in the US. Tax for NJ residents, I imagine. Runs $365-400 elsewhere.

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I don't think buydig carries the paper needed for $300 rebate.
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I don't think buydig carries the paper needed for $300 rebate.
Doesn't look like BuyDig carries the Luster, but they do have the Semi Gloss.

Quote from kietkopelli View Post :
This may be rhetorical comment but I don't know why people buy this grade of printer and feed it non-OEM inks. I work for a company that makes inkjet printers, not HP, Lexmark, Epson or Canon, and I can tell you that the ink engineers are extremely smart people who dedicate their professional lives to making great inks. I've never had non-OEM ink perform anywhere are well as the original and some of them even clog the printheads if you let the printer sit for too long, i.e. a month or more.

For my home office inket printer, which prints monochrome 95% of the time, I use the cheapest non-OEM ink I can buy and if it breaks the printer I just buy another one for about $30. For my photo printer I use nothing but OEM inks.
Agreed. I have a Canon multifunction for general printing, and now the PRO-100 for photos.
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OP: How is this considered "Top of the line"? I think that's a little misleading considering Canon has many more printers that are higher tier than this one.

It may be "top of the line" for people used to purchasing $75 HP printers, but definitely not for photographers used to using $1,000+ printers.

And as someone mentioned earlier, what is the use of this printer if you are going to skimp on the ink. May as well just stick with the $75 HP printers.
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Doesn't look like BuyDig carries the Luster, but they do have the Semi Gloss.



Agreed. I have a Canon multifunction for general printing, and now the PRO-100 for photos.

found it


http://www.buydig.com/shop/produc...CN1686B064


Smilie
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For those of you who get charged tax by Amazon (CA), or just don't want to wait weeks for the 13x19" paper to get shipped, B&H (my go-to photo store) has the printer and Luster paper for $148 AR:

Printer [bhphotovideo.com]

Luster Paper [bhphotovideo.com]

$300 Rebate [bhphotovideo.com]

No tax, and free standard shipping to Cali. With the current discount on the Luster paper, comes within $18 of the (pre-tax) Amazon price. Better than the BuyDig price unless you have to pay tax in NY for B&H.
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Printer is down to $365 now on Amazon !!!!!!!!!!
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Printer is down to $365 now on Amazon !!!!!!!!!!
But paper is $65 from Amazon, making it $130 ar.
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Quote from kietkopelli View Post :
This may be rhetorical comment but I don't know why people buy this grade of printer and feed it non-OEM inks. I work for a company that makes inkjet printers, not HP, Lexmark, Epson or Canon, and I can tell you that the ink engineers are extremely smart people who dedicate their professional lives to making great inks. I've never had non-OEM ink perform anywhere are well as the original and some of them even clog the printheads if you let the printer sit for too long, i.e. a month or more.

For my home office inket printer, which prints monochrome 95% of the time, I use the cheapest non-OEM ink I can buy and if it breaks the printer I just buy another one for about $30. For my photo printer I use nothing but OEM inks.
Well it comes down to price, of course. A set of inks for this printer, which are tiny 13ml carts (most semi-pro printers use 20 to 35ml), run about $130. That's pretty much the price of this printer after rebate. And it comes with a full set.

I'd agree that most non-oem inks out there are pretty low quality. Particularly when it comes to non-oem ink cartridges. Most damage to a printer is actually caused by the cartridge or how the cartridge is handling the ink.
Good third party ink companies like Precision Colors, mentioned earlier, use Epson/Canon, etc. empties and fill them with their own ink. This is very important because most printer companies have patented technologies that can't be reproduced, like ink agitating/mixing within the cart.

There are bad inks as well, obviously. I would advise against ever buying third party ink that doesn't clearly state who made the ink.

Precision Colors is a highly respected company specializing in making high quality ink. They are rated for life expectancy and consistency just like any OEM ink.

Is Canon ink better? Probably, but not enough justify the price.

For this printer Canon charges about $45 an ounce. Precision Colors charges about $1 an ounce and gets cheaper as you buy more. Canon doesn't get cheaper

Canon: $45/OZ $5,760/Gallon
Precision Colors: $2.50/OZ $136/Gallon

It's just not cost effective to buy Canon ink

EDIT: It should be said that any ink without an expiration date should be discarded. High quality non-oem ink usually has a consistency non-clogging guarantee of about 2 years.
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nice look around
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#40
Not a bad deal as it stands from Amazon, as I am not charged tax and have $30 in credit. However, the paper is seriously over-priced for both variants. I've reported lower prices to them... hopefully they fall.
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Quote from KSilver2000 View Post :
OP: How is this considered "Top of the line"? I think that's a little misleading considering Canon has many more printers that are higher tier than this one.

It may be "top of the line" for people used to purchasing $75 HP printers, but definitely not for photographers used to using $1,000+ printers.

And as someone mentioned earlier, what is the use of this printer if you are going to skimp on the ink. May as well just stick with the $75 HP printers.
I don't think it's misleading at all. From the hands-on review (in the first post), the picture quality is arguably superior to the $1000 pro-1 and more or less the same as the pro-10 (depending on what you're looking for). It's *certainly* the top of the dye printer line and, considering the reviews, I'd say it's on par with whatever. If you want to pick nits, I suppose you could say "top of the line at this moment for some tasks depending on how you feel about dye printer," but that seems a bit awkward.

As for skimping on the ink, I think that's a ridiculous idea, as, apparently, do most of the people posting here, so I fail to see how that's relevant.
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Well it comes down to price, of course. A set of inks for this printer, which are tiny 13ml carts (most semi-pro printers use 20 to 35ml), run about $130. That's pretty much the price of this printer after rebate. And it comes with a full set.

I'd agree that most non-oem inks out there are pretty low quality. Particularly when it comes to non-oem ink cartridges. Most damage to a printer is actually caused by the cartridge or how the cartridge is handling the ink.
Good third party ink companies like Precision Colors, mentioned earlier, use Epson/Canon, etc. empties and fill them with their own ink. This is very important because most printer companies have patented technologies that can't be reproduced, like ink agitating/mixing within the cart.

There are bad inks as well, obviously. I would advise against ever buying third party ink that doesn't clearly state who made the ink.

Precision Colors is a highly respected company specializing in making high quality ink. They are rated for life expectancy and consistency just like any OEM ink.

Is Canon ink better? Probably, but not enough justify the price.

For this printer Canon charges about $45 an ounce. Precision Colors charges about $1 an ounce and gets cheaper as you buy more. Canon doesn't get cheaper

Canon: $45/OZ $5,760/Gallon
Precision Colors: $2.50/OZ $136/Gallon

It's just not cost effective to buy Canon ink

EDIT: It should be said that any ink without an expiration date should be discarded. High quality non-oem ink usually has a consistency non-clogging guarantee of about 2 years.
I have found paper makes a big difference also. What I use to do is when I first started up a high end printer that I was going to use refills on, I took a good image and printed it with Canon Ink and paper. Then when it was time to use refills, I used the same picture and experimented with a set of ink and different manufacturers of paper, comparing them to the original til I found a match that was almost identical. You will be surprised how different inks lay on different papers.
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I have found paper makes a big difference also. ...You will be surprised how different inks lay on different papers.
Yes! I am a huge fan of Red River Paper.
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Yes! I am a huge fan of Red River Paper.
Yeah, Red River makes some great papers
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I have found paper makes a big difference also. What I use to do is when I first started up a high end printer that I was going to use refills on, I took a good image and printed it with Canon Ink and paper. Then when it was time to use refills, I used the same picture and experimented with a set of ink and different manufacturers of paper, comparing them to the original til I found a match that was almost identical. You will be surprised how different inks lay on different papers.
Yeah, that's the same thing I do.
Here's a few of the images I use:

http://www.photo-i.co.uk/wp-conte...-print.jpg

http://www.kenleegallery.com/imag...00test.jpg

http://www.inkjetcarts.us/support...PHiRes.jpg

There's a bunch available of course

I would highly recommend taking advantage of this site as well and ordering a free sample print from canon:
Pro Pixma line: https://www.trymyphoto.com/public...ample.aspx

imagePROGRAF line: https://www.trymyphoto.com/public...ample.aspx
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