Canon PIXMA Pro 9000 Review

May 18, 2007 | Mark Goldstein | PhotographyBLOG | 12 Comments | |

Canon PIXMA Pro 9000The Canon PIXMA Pro 9000 is an A3+ professional quality dye-based inkjet printer, with the ChromaLife100 system for exceptional longevity and support for Canon’s glossy media range. The 8-colour dye ink system has a wide gamut and utilises a single ink tank system. Print resolution of the Canon Pro 9000 is 4800 x 2400 dpi at 3 picolitre drop size. New software for professional photographers includes Easy-PhotoPrint Pro, an Adobe Photoshop plug-in for a professional imaging workflow. The Canon PIXMA Pro 9000 replaces the popular i9900 and has an RRP of £499 / $499. Jon Canfield finds out if the Canon Pro 9000 is a worthy successor.

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#1 Daniel

I cannot express how helpful this review was. I've spent hours trying to figure out how to use the manual paper feeder for thick art paper. Your review was informative and detailed.

4:52 am - Saturday, May 3, 2008

#2 Jose Antonio

I have one And belive everything you say is right, the one thing I can´t do is to make it print whith the 8 inks, and I´am going crazy about it also when it was shown to me there where some advanced features like cleaning scratches and things like that Have not being able to use, could you direct me to some one who can help me?

1:21 am - Sunday, September 28, 2008

#3 anne elsworth

i had bought a used pro9000 and this review was so helpful to understand the printer.

2:59 pm - Saturday, October 25, 2008

#4 r4i software

alaTest has collected and analyzed 433 reviews of Canon Pixma Pro9000 Printer from international magazines and websites. Experts rate this product 85/100 and users 81/100. Comparing these reviews to 210835 other Printers reviews gives this product an overall alaScore™ 100/100 = Excellent.

10:30 am - Wednesday, December 2, 2009

#5 Larry

Don't buy it. After a couple of cleanings it causes the cartridges to leak dry. Messey and takes a lot of nozzle cleaning by then all the ink is used up. A real pain to use. There isn't much instructions for refilling. And the carts that do come with the printer are too small making for very few prints between refills. I was expecting more professionalisn from Canon. You should be able to clean just one at a time, not all of them. The carts also have a large wasted space which could have been used for ink. What were you thinking Canon jerks?

9:30 pm - Saturday, March 27, 2010


We have used the 9000 pro since canon introduced it and have found it to be one of the best printers around we print all are wedding photographs on it with fantastic results

5:08 pm - Thursday, April 1, 2010

#7 Larry

For Jose above - The scratch removal thingy is under a program like Photshop. When you want it to print, click on printer setup or properties. There is drop down menu to pick from. You'll have to try different ones until you find the one that works best for removing scratches, by over spraying. For a long time, the Pro 9000 drove me nuts with streaks and lines until I rotated the portrait to landscape. Another big headache with Canon Pro is the repeated constant head cleaning that must be done whenever a cartridge is replaced. I go thru a lot of paper and ink just to clear the damn replacement heads. There is no excuse for Canon to design the printer with such small cartridges. There's plenty of room under the hood. And why can't Canon publish exactly how to refill them. Other than that, when it works like they advertise, it does pretty good. Although when I take my photos to be printed at the local drug stores like Rite Aid - those photos still look much better, they just have a more even glossy look about them. With the Canon prints, I'm afraid to touch them for fear of smudging the photos after spending many hours trying to get it to work right. The spray patterns always seem to come out uneven. Shame on Canon Designers and shame on Canon for false advertising.

1:40 am - Friday, April 2, 2010

#8 ron

i just bought the new pro 9000 i believe that i loaded everything correctly. now i can't get it to print. i'm exhauste din trying to find the answer. i've looked though the manual and also on-line troubleshooting, but no answer yet. i believe it is a simple one. it was printing earlier today with some fantastic prints. . now it won't print anything with any program. It may have something to do with the feeding rollers, but i'm really not sure, if you have any ideas i could really use your help. ron

5:39 am - Wednesday, July 14, 2010

#9 Larry

You can see the fix for the Canon 9000 at my website Click on the Patent stuff, its on the last page. If you have problems with this printer - it simple. Just email me

10:55 pm - Thursday, July 15, 2010

#10 ron

not sure exactly what i did or what setting i hit, butthe back feeder seems to be gling okay, but for the life of me ican'get the fron feeder to wrk. i just bought larger paper on ebay and i want togive the larger prints a try. as i said though i don't know how to load paper in the front feeder. any help here???

2:03 am - Friday, July 16, 2010

#11 Philip Aucott

I have owned one of these printers for nearly a year now, I have to say that i cant fault the quality of the print. The running cost on the other hand is massive, and I cant seem to find a continuous supply system for the printer, only Epson ones. grrr.

Still a very good printer.

2:10 pm - Wednesday, February 1, 2012

#12 Larry

The Canon 9000 works well if you can replace the system with a continous flow type often sold on ebay. I show mine at my site where I offer fixes for setting it up. It works well that way. Canon'e method really sucks. You're lucky to get 2 8x10 photos using their tiny cartriages. See it at
With the constant flow I can buy ink anywhere by the pint really cheap like orange juice.

12:16 am - Thursday, February 2, 2012