Canon Pixma Pro-100: Affordable A3+ photo printer
Cutting down on the number of cartridges used by its Pro-1 series photo printer Canon has introduced a Canon Pixma Pro-100 A3+ photo printer. The Canon Pixma Pro-1 uses 12 cartridges whereas the Canon Prima Pro-100 uses 8 cartridges cutting on the cartridge cost considerably from $430 to $135. In the retail market the price for the eight cartridges pack could be even lesser.The onetime cost of the printer would be slightly high at around $500.
Although there are only 8 inks in the Canon Pixma Pro-100, it is capable of reproducing fine details on an A3+ paper because of its smaller droplet size which is 3pl. The Canon Pixma Pro-100 uses dye based a cartridge which provides a fine and higher glossy finish than the pigment inks printers. The picture resolution stands at 4800 x 2400 dpi. The printer has a very good finish with sturdy paper input and output trays.
What I like the most are its control buttons. They look very robust. The weight of the Canon Pixma Pro-100 will be on the little higher side at 19.7Kg and so is its size. It’s out of the box dimensions are 689 x 385 x 215mm (27.13 x 15.16 x 8.46 inches). One needs to think whether to keep it next to the monitor on table or let it reside on the ground.
One drawback that I saw is its small size cartridge size. Thinking that the A3+ photo paper would be hungry for inks, Canon should have given high capacity ink cartridges. The Canon Pixma Pro-100 is equipped with 13ml cartridges. One will have to keep on replacing cartridges regularly.
The Canon Pixma-100 has Wi-Fi connectivity, a USB 2.0 port and an Ethernet connection. One can also print from iOS and Android devices wirelessly using Canon’s mobile printing app.
Pro and Cons:
Finest A3+ photo printer
Less cartridges/ cost effective
Cartridge sizes are small
Heavy and bigger in size
The quality of photos printed looks awesome. All in all Canon Pixma Pro-100 is the high end quality printer for A3+ (13 x 19 inches) paper and one of the best in the Canon line of printers.