The Canon Pixma Pro-10 review

Huge numbers of the photos taken nowadays are shot with cell phones, and a large portion of these cameras are between eight to sixteen megapixels, with a couple of striking special cases. That is fine in case you're going to post the pictures on the web or print them out at 4 × 6 or 8 × 10 inches, which a standard photograph inkjet printer will get the job done.

In any case, on the off chance that you shoot with a computerized SLR or other top of the line camera, be that as it may, particularly a "prosumer" demonstrate, it's an altogether extraordinary story. These cameras catch pictures with a high pixel tally and enough metadata to deliver proficient quality prints at huge sizes. To print these high-goals pictures with the most honed subtleties and exact hues, you'll need a printer equipped for doing equity to the picture document. One such model is the Canon Pixma Pro-10 ($400), a wide-group photograph printer explicitly focused at clients who need the absolute best yield. We're talking prints deserving of a workmanship exhibition.
Canon Pixma Pro 10 ink

Highlights and structure

Remember that the Pro-10 is a great expert photograph printer, not a universally useful inkjet (here's the means by which to pick the correct kind for you). Despite the fact that Canon supplies the printer with the shopper amicable My Image Garden, a broad programming suite with inventive applications for making cards and pennants, that is somewhat similar to utilizing a Lamborghini for shopping for food. This printer is for putting lovely photos and fine art onto paper for showing.

Standard Pixma Pro 10 front point

Standard Pixma Pro 10 ink

Standard Pixma Pro 10 control front point

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Other than its sheer size, there's nothing irregular about the Pro-10. It has not many controls, only a catch and a paper feed/continue catch beneath it. At the base right of the front board is a USB jack secured by a fitting to conceal it; this is for utilize just as a PictBridge port for associating computerized cameras.

Wide-group printers have shifting capacities. Contingent upon the proposed market or use, wide-group printers might almost certainly handle roll, as opposed to sheet, paper up to 44 inches wide. The Pixma Pro-10 is to some degree increasingly restricted, having a greatest paper size of 13 × 19 inches. While some wide-group photograph printers can deal with 13-inch move paper, the Pro-10 can just utilize cut sheet media.

In the event that you are happy to invest the exertion in tweaking your photographs' shading settings, and endure the cost, the Pro-10 won't disillusion you.

The front board of the printer overlap down and turns into the yield plate. It stretches out to suit substantial sizes of paper. On the highest point of the Pro-10, around the back, are the two paper bolsters. The one closest to the front can oblige 120 sheets of letter-estimate paper or 20 sheets of photograph paper. Behind it, there is a solitary sheet feed for use with claim to fame papers and heavier stock.

At the point when the majority of the feeds and the yield plate are withdrawn, the Pixma Pro-10 has a cutting edge, smooth dim appearance. No one will not see this around your work area or misstep it for something besides what it is, yet it's no blemish either.

Similarly as with numerous Canon printers and MFP's, the Pro-10 accompanies a plate that gives you a chance to print on CDs and DVDs. We as a rule don't get too amped up for this component, yet with the astounding yield that the Pro-10 is able to do, on the off chance that you set aside the effort to set up the organization utilizing the My Image Garden utility that incorporates CD printing, your printed CDs/DVDs can turn out seeming as though they were expertly printed.


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What's in the crate

Other than the gigantic printer, you'll discover a power line, a USB link, a setup blurb, two setup CDs (one for Windows, the other for Mac), a lot of ink tanks, and a printhead. Not all inkjet printers utilize a removable print head, yet it's normal on higher-end photograph printers. A unique plate for imprinting onto CDs/DVDs is incorporated into the crate. A definite client's guide can be found on the circle.

Group Pixma Pro 10 USB portCanon gives a few utilities to give you a chance to get the best use out of the Pro-10. For utilizing the Pro-10 for increasingly easygoing and imaginative errands, My Image Garden, which is incorporated with a significant number of Canon's purchaser printers and MFPs, gives you a chance to print photographs in an assortment of organizations; make arrangements, cards, logbooks and other paper makes; and even catch stills from recordings. In any case, given the extremely long per-page print times (see beneath), it bodes well to utilize a more affordable, however a lot quicker printer for these errands.

Execution and use

Setting up the Pro-10 wasn't troublesome, however it took additional time than setups typically require. Unpacking the unit was ungainly basically as a result of the size and weight of the printer (27.2 x 15.2 x 8.5 inches and 44 pounds). It wouldn't be an awful plan to request that somebody help you get it out of the case and set it on a table. You should set aside a lot of room for it.

Once unpacked, the printhead and inks should be introduced. This is the place you'll have to practice some mind as the print head could be harmed by unpleasant dealing with. The Pro-10 utilizes 10 huge limit cartridges of Canon's Lucia ink, which incorporates six shading and three monochrome inks: photograph dark, matte dark, and dim, red, photograph cyan and photograph fuchsia. The tenth cartridge is the Chroma Optimizer, which is an unmistakable coat that dimensions the printed ink surface for a smoother-looking print.

There's nothing to prevent you from printing a school report with the Pro-10, it'll simply take some time. It's about the photographs

The whole setup process, which included printhead arrangement and programming establishment, took somewhat more than 20 minutes. You can associate with the printer by means of USB, Ethernet, or Wi-Fi (802.11b/g/n). There's the previously mentioned USB contribution on the front for associating a PictBridge-good camera, yet there are no memory card openings, which would have been increasingly helpful. The Pro-10 supports Apple's AirPrint convention, which gives you a chance to print specifically from an iPhone or iPad.

We by and large test execution in two territories – print speed and picture quality. With the Pro-10 we didn't waste time with print speed – the main page of our four-page Microsoft Word test archive took over four minutes to print, so we simply halted. Ordinance is exceptionally forthright about this: The Pro-10 is a specific inkjet, and isn't proposed for regular printing. There's nothing to prevent you from printing a school report or letter on the off chance that you wish, and content or content with illustrations turn out looking staggering – notwithstanding when the driver is set in "Quick" mode (which isn't that quick) – however it's about the photographs, which will take 3.5 minutes for a 8 x 10 photograph with fringes, as per Canon's specs.

Group Pixma Pro 10 logoTo look at picture quality, we printed our three test reports on both Canon's Photo Paper Pro Luster – an example of which is provided in the case – and Canon's Photo Paper Plus Semi-Gloss, at the most noteworthy quality setting. The pictures on the two papers were indistinguishable – in a next to each other correlation it was difficult to perceive any distinction. What's more, the quality was great. It's not just about shading, either. With the three monochrome inks, the Pro-10 can make extremely decent highly contrasting prints.

It was just when we thought about the test prints against our reference prints that we saw any of the issues. In all cases, the Pro-10's prints were only a touch dim, and the red was only the scarcest piece dark colored. None of these distinctions would be detectable if the test pictures weren't being contrasted with reference prints.

To be reasonable, passing judgment on the genuine picture quality ability on a prosumer printer like this includes significantly more detail and exertion than our standard quality and precision tests. Getting the best outcomes requires some learning of shading the board and ICC profiles (gauges set forth by the International Color Consortium for shading yield). Hardly any obvious picture takers or visual craftsmen are going to utilize the standard ICC profiles for the particular paper type, and regardless of whether they do, the picture will be changed in Photoshop or a comparable application. It would have been simple enough for us to light up the picture utilizing one of the instruments Picasa 3 supplies for picture altering or the one found in Canon's My Image Garden. With the correct changes, this printer will produce extremely incredible looking yield.

Group Pixma Pro 10 front best angleCanon gives the page yield as 165 A4 (letter estimated) pages from a cartridge. Yet, the ISO (International Standards Organization) test convention for deciding page yield isn't generally legitimate for this kind of printer. Ink use will differ impressively relying upon the prints that you make and the size paper that you're imprinting on. Printing 13 × 19-inch pictures is going to result in a page yield significantly lower than the ISO evaluated yield. That is not the blame of the Pro-10 – it's simply the idea of the mammoth. Wide-position printers from Epson and HP likewise experience the ill effects of a similar marvel.


A wide-position printer by and large is an alternate creature from a standard photograph printer. You can get uncommon prints from the Pro-10, however it will cost you time tweaking the picture and conceivably doing numerous prints before you hit the correct spot.

It's likewise going to cost fundamentally more in provisions, both in ink and claim to fame papers. There's actually no reason for purchasing a printer like the Pro-10 on the off chance that you aren't utilizing it to get exhibition quality prints. Furthermore, that implies utilizing strength papers, either from Canon or another provider. Ordinance's site gives a rundown of sellers and their particular papers for which there is an ICC profile accessible.

However, none of these things are negatives when estimated in setting of getting a print deserving of being confined and held tight the divider. In the event that you are eager to invest the exertion of tweaking your photographs' shading settings, and endure the cost, the Pro-10 won't frustrate you.


Good yield quality when printing high-goals picture records

Vast limit ink cartridges

Three dark inks can produce amazing monochrome prints

Wi-Fi network


Huge and overwhelming

No memory card spaces

Can just deal with cut sheet paper, not rolls

Speed isn't its strength