I have used this printer for 2 years since my first review, May 21, 2013.
I absolutely love this printer! It has worked flawlessly for over two years. I have tried various types of sheets/rolls from Canon and Moab. The print quality is constantly amazing! I have printed landscapes and portraits in both color and b&w. (The color profiles from Canon and Moab for this printer is pretty much spot on for their photo papers.) (I calibrate my monitors using Colormunki form X-Rite)
No technical nor mechanical issues have been experienced.
There was a period of time where I did not use this printer for over 2 months. It started up without a hitch, 2 cleaning cycles later, it printed out the images perfectly.
The print quality, speed and the ability to print such a wide gamut of the color space....I am truly satisfied with this printer.
I hope this follow up review of my experience with this printer helps others who may be considering this printer.
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Review 2 for imagePROGRAF iPF6450
Used this product for: Less than 1 month
Expertise Level: Advanced Amateur
Canon Customer: 11 to 20 years
Product replacement: No
Date:May 21, 2013
Pros: Easy Setup, Good Media Handling, Small Footprint, High Quality Output, easy to use
Cons: Flimsy Construction
This is the first Large Format Printer that I have purchased. I was previously using the Canon Pixma Pro 9500 MK II. I was very satisfied with the results that I was getting from the MKII. However, I wanted the ability to print larger pictures (not be restricted to 13 x 19 inches) and have the ability to control the printing process. Out of the box, it was a very simple to assemble the printer stand and get the printer ready. The user manuals were very well written and not hard to follow. Getting the printer networked in was also very easy to do.
The picture quality is amazing. The first picture that I printed was a portrait shot of my 2 year old daughter. (Size of Print: 13x19, Canon Premium RC Photo Luster 24X100' roll) The skin tones were amazing and the colors were absolutely incredible. The fine details of my daughter's eye lashes to her hair was very impressive. I was also impressed with how fast the printer printed the picture. It actually seemed to print much faster than my MKII.
Overall, I am very satisfied with my purchase and look forward to many good uses out of this printer.
One drawback about the printer to me is that it feels little too "plastic". I wish Canon manufactured some of the parts out of metal, rather than plastic. For example, the Ink Compartment is easily scratched. I scratched that part just by taking it out of the packaging. (But that was my mistake)