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Jon Canfield Posted: May 01, 2005 0 comments

Canon's new flat-bed scanner, the CanoScan 9950F boasts an impressive feature set that will appeal to photographers who either shoot film or have a collection of film that is waiting to be converted to digital. In this review I'll take a look at how well the scanner performs and whether it earns a place in the digital darkroom.



The 9950F is the...

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David B. Brooks Posted: Mar 01, 2007 0 comments

About a year ago Canon announced new pigment ink professional wide format printers for the US market. Initially, the smallest of these Canon printers available in Japan, the 17" wide, was not slated for the US market. Not long after, Canon announced the PIXMA Pro9500 printer, a new 13" pigment ink printer. I responded immediately to this announcement, requesting a unit...

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David B. Brooks Posted: Mar 01, 2007 0 comments

Technical Specifications
Print Head: PF-01
Technology: FINE (Full-lithography Inkjet Nozzle Engineering)
Configuration: Six colors per print head; dual print heads (total 12 colors); Print Head (A) Y/PC/C/PGY/GY/MBK; Print Head (B) PM/M/BK/R/G/B
Replacement: End user...

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Jon Canfield Posted: Feb 01, 2008 0 comments

The introduction about a year ago of 12-color pigment printers by Canon was a major addition to the fine art and photo printing area. No longer did only Epson own this category. For the first round, Canon brought out the 17" iPF5000, 44" iPF8000, and 60" iPF9000 wide format printers. Using a new LUCIA pigment inkset, these printers offered long archival life...

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George Schaub Posted: Sep 01, 2010 2 comments

Canon’s latest entrants in the 24” segment are the iPF6350/iPF6300 imagePROGRAF printers, essentially the same except for the addition of an 80GB hard drive on the iPF6350 that can store information on jobs and images themselves.

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Peter K. Burian Posted: Jul 01, 2005 2 comments

The first Canon letter-size photo printer to employ the ChromaPLUS eight-color ink system, the iP8500 is also the top of the line model in the PIXMA series. Replacing the Color Bubble Jet Photo Printer line, the newer machines boast some extra features, as well as greater speed and quality, thanks to new technology described in our sidebar. The iP8500 should be of greatest...

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George Schaub Posted: Jun 01, 2007 0 comments

Priced at about $499, the Canon PIXMA Pro9000 is a 13x19" printer that produces beautiful color prints on a wide variety of media. And it's one of the fastest color printers I've worked with, especially for working with fine art papers via its front-feed system. It can also work with thinner papers via its top-feed system, but those who will spend that amount on...

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David B. Brooks Posted: Nov 01, 2007 0 comments

It has been well over a year since Canon announced the Canon PIXMA Pro9500. In fact, I was so impatient that I requested the opportunity to try out the professional Canon imagePROGRAF iPF5000 17" 12-color ink model (report published in the March 2007 issue of Shutterbug, and now online at www.shutterbug.com). So now the question is: does the consumer-oriented 13" Canon...

David B. Brooks Posted: Mar 01, 1999 0 comments

For all of you still not into computers, some of digital photography's many advantages are available without one. Although I had some doubts coming into what I am about to propose: to use a digital camera and then print directly from it without a computer in between; I can assure you that...

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David B. Brooks Posted: Jun 01, 2000 0 comments

Brand names like Kodak, Nikon, and Polaroid are automatically associated with photography, but Epson? Well if Epson's latest products are any indication of the company's direction their name will soon become synonymous with digital...

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David B. Brooks Posted: Feb 01, 2001 0 comments

Only recently have individual photographers been offered affordable scanner models that can scan 6x4.5 and 6x6cm 120 film images with quality sufficient to match that of the latest 13x19" ink jet printers. A new large format (12.2x17.2")...

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David B. Brooks Posted: Aug 01, 1999 0 comments

Epson seems to have an uncanny sense for putting together product specifications that make their offerings ideal choices for the digital darkroom. The Epson Expression 800 is a prime example. Its combination of reasonably high optical resolution...

Peter K. Burian Posted: Jul 01, 2005 0 comments

Epson has unveiled a new line of printers employing an eight-color pigment-based UltraChrome K3 inkset system. All of the new machines employ the same K3 inks, print heads, and driver software, but differ in size, cartridge size, and color calibration technology.

The suffix K3 refers to the fact that a full three--not merely two--black pigmented inks are...

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David B. Brooks Posted: Mar 01, 2000 0 comments

It's getting to be expected, even taken for granted, that digital imaging technology will get better and cheaper as each season rolls around. But the new Epson Perfection 1200U Photo scanner goes beyond normal expectations. In addition to twice the...

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David B. Brooks Posted: Sep 01, 2003 0 comments

I've been testing and reporting on flat-bed scanners for almost the entire history of their being available to individual computer users. Thus far I've been skeptical of the ability of affordable models to serve as 35mm film scanners comparable to dedicated 35mm scanners. The...

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