The Canon PIXMA Pro9000 Printer uses long-lasting, dye-based inks and produces brilliant, gallery quality prints up to 13 x 19 inches on a variety of specialty media and fine art papers. It uses Canon's high-performance, high-density 6,144 nozzle FINE print head to deposit precise and constant 2-picoliter ink droplets, delivering approximately 11-million droplets per square inch, to produce impressively detailed prints with remarkable quality and speed. The ChromaLife100 ink system combines the benefits of dye-based ink, Canon photo paper and FINE print head technology to produce long-lasting, beautiful prints. With an 8-color dye ink system, the Pro9000 produces a wide color space that rivals positive film and delivers vivid coloration and high glossiness. Indeed, the combination of the individually packaged inks (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Photo Cyan, Photo Magenta, Black, Red, and Green) and Canon Photo Paper Pro glossy stock creates beautiful finished images.
While the PIXMA Pro9000 printer borrows design elements from Canon's digital SLR line: curved edges reminiscent of the lines on Canon digital SLRs and 'pro-black' pebble finish, the Canon-to Canon synergy is not limited to style, color and curves. The EOS 30D Digital SLR connects directly with this printer via a PictBridge connection powering its advanced camera direct capabilities. This feature permits manual adjustment of color or black and white images from the camera's LCD screen all without the need of a computer connection or additional image management software. Professional users can now adjust contrast, color tone, saturation, color balance, and even add shooting information directly on to their prints. The Canon-to-Canon direct connection simplifies the professional photographers' workflow.
Furthermore, it is bundled with Canon Easy-PhotoPrint Pro software - a plug-in software program for Adobe applications Photoshop CS and Photoshop CS2, and Canon Digital Photo Pro (DPP) version 2.1, which permits one-click image transfer; offers simple settings for color management and allows users to configure printer settings once for images on multiple sheets. Among its myriad other features, the Easy-PhotoPrint Pro software facilitates the printing of RAW images (as a high quality TIFF or JPEG) without having to save from DPP software, and also creates pattern prints that demonstrates different color balance, brightness, and contrast than the original image and prints them on a sheet of paper for easy comparison.