Canon Pixma Pro9500 Photo Printer Review
A serious printer for serious photographers at a serious price.
Design / Interface
Just a few controls highlight the otherwise austere look of the Pixma Pro9500's chassis. All three buttons occur in a vertical stack on the right front side—Power, Resume/Cancel, and Front Feed buttons. The Power and Resume buttons are large (7/8-inch diameter), concave, silver, chrome discs, with narrow blue-lit LED slits alongside them on the left to indicate control status. The Front Feed button is smaller and itself contains an LED light to indicate status. This button is used to feed specialty media through the front paper feed. Below the Front Feed button sits the PictBridge camera connection. Each of these controls has an appropriate icon in white to the right.
Since the Pro9500 does not have an LCD screen, it does not contain any menus.
Size / Footprint (3.09)
The Pixma Pro9500's size and heft is right in line with the other pro photo printers. It has to be a certain size to accommodate the A3+ (13-by-19-inch) paper. We measure a printer’s footprint with all the unit's trays open to better approximate the amount of desk or tabletop space the printer will actually be taking up.
With this in mind, the Pro9500 measures 26 inches wide by 34 inches deep by 13.75 inches tall, and it weighs 33.9 pounds. This was essentially the same size as Canon’s Pixma Pro9000 since they have the same chassis design, with a few extra pounds for the heavier metal used to face the paper trays and access door. The Pro95000 scored just a little better than the Epson R2400, since the R2400 is 4 inches taller and 2 pounds heavier.
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