Professional Photo Printing with the Canon PIXMA Pro9500 Mark II

Design & Handling

Design & Handling

Being an A3 printer means that the Pro9500 Mark II takes up a lot of table space, plus you'll have to factor in some extra space at the back. That's where A3 paper is pushed back to when printing from the front tray. Fortunately the Pro9500 Mark II has a couple of small wheels built into the lower back so you can tilt the 15kg printer easily and wheel it around. Its matte finish and beautifully clean lines makes it an unobtrusive minimalistic slab which won't be out of place in any avant-garde artist's workspace (with the gold PIXMA logo adding a dash of sophistication).

The gold PIXMA logo adds an extra dash of class to an already classy-looking device.

Canon has kept the design minimal, these are the only buttons you get on the Pro9500 Mark II.

This is what the Pro9500 Mark II's front tray looks like when printing below A3 size prints.

To switch the Pro9500 Mark II to A3 printing mode, you'll have to jiggle the tray up and lock it in. Doesn't look all too different, does it?

The closed back of the Pro9500 Mark II when the A3 printing tray is not in use.

To print A3, you have to open up the back cover. This lets the paper slide all the way back and keeps it flat while printing.

A pair of holders spring out to help hold the A3-sized paper in place. You'll have to factor in the extra space at the back whenever you want to print A3.

Two wheels on the lower back of the Pro9500 Mark II help you shift the 15.2kg printer around easily if you need to make room at the back for A3 printing.