Canon PIXMA PRO-100 at a glance:
- Print your Vision up to 13″ x 19″: Print professional quality photos on various media up to 13″ x 19″.
- Professional Quality, Built-in: Canon Full-photolithography Inkjet Nozzle Engineering (FINE) features a patented print head that enables printing with microscopic droplets and high resolution up to 4800 x 2400 dpi.
- True Monochrome Prints: The 3 monochrome inks which are part of the 8-ink ChromaLife 100+ system3 consist of Black, Gray, and Light Gray. These inks deliver enhanced, deep black density to raise your level of professional print quality when creating the dramatic expression of grayscale photography.
- Optimum Analysis and Mixture of Color: The Optimum Image Generating (OIG) System utilizes two major technologies: The first is a sophisticated mixing balance of inks determined from numerous ink combinations and advanced analysis. The second is the balancing of color reproduction, tonal gradations, and uniform glossiness.
- Pro Printing: The powerful Print Studio Pro plug-in software provides professional photographers effective printing solutions and can directly hand-over image data. Print Studio Pro is compatible with Digital Photo Professional (ver 2.1 or later), Adobe Photoshop CS, Adobe Photoshop Elements, and Adobe Photoshop Lightroom.
- Versatile Paper Handling: Two-way paper feeding provides a rear tray for most supported media types and a dedicated manual feed in the back of the printer for easy loading of thicker papers.
- Built-in CD and DVD Printing: Conveniently print onto your printable CD, DVD or Blu-ray Discs and jackets.
- Built-in Wi-Fi: The built-in Wi-Fi gives you the freedom to place the printer where it’s convenient and allows multiple users to seamlessly print from several computers.
- Built-in Ethernet Connectivity: The built-in Ethernet port allows multiple users to seamlessly print from several networked computers in any environment.
- Computer-free Printing: A PictBridge connection lets you print photos directly from your compatible digital camera, DV camcorder, or camera phone.
- Hi-Speed USB: Plug the cable into your PC for a super-fast connection for your data transfers.
- AirPrint: Enables you to print photos, email, Web pages and documents from your Apple device directly to your printer – without installing a driver.
If you are comfortable with mail-in rebates then this is a excellent deal. Authorised Canon retailer Adorama has the Canon PIXMA PRO-100 Professional Inkjet Photo Printer for $59 after $250 mail-in rebate (instructions). Cart price will show $309 but the final price is $59 with free shipping (in USA). After MIR you’ll also get 50 sheets of photo paper for free along with the printer. It’s not the latest photo printer by Canon but still a very good, semi-professional performer, especially if you consider you pay it $59.