Canon PIXMA PRO-100S Driver – The Canon PIXMA Pro 100S is a dye-based inkjet printer, capable of printing up to A3+ size (483 x 329 mm) for framing and displaying.
Using 8 ChromaLife100+ color ink cartridges that include yellow, magenta, cyan, and black, as well as grey, light gray, photo magenta, and photo cyan, colors can last for hundreds of years when prints are stored in albums.
Three monochrome inks mean the printer can produce black and white prints free of unwanted color prints, as well as smoother color gradations in dark areas.
Something called the ‘Optimum Image Generating System’ analyzes the color of a photo and calculates the optimal ink combination and ink drop volume, to ensure uniform shine in every print, regardless of print mode or media type.
The PIXMA Pro 100S is a powerful printer capable of creating beautiful hard copies of your precious memories.
If you’re like me and don’t really care how it works, that’s all you need to know.
You load some paper into the printer, click a button on your computer, and a minute later you’re holding onto something truly amazing.
I used to think big printers like the PIXMA Pro were just for fancy landscape photographers selling their work for thousands of dollars.
At such an affordable price point, I believe that everyone who owns a camera and is serious about getting better at photography should have something like this.
If you’re a complete beginner in photography, you’ll find that making large prints from your first photos is both rewarding and fun.
If you’re a professional like me, creating prints for yourself, for friends and family, and of course even for your clients is easy – I can’t believe I’ve waited this long to invest in something like this.
I’ve also tried ordering from most of the best online printing services out there, and while I love the results, placing the order and paying each time is always a tedious process.
If you’ve never printed any of your photos in A3 size, I highly recommend it. Being able to hold on to your work, and truly appreciate it is a great thing.
If you have a camera and never print large format photos, you’re missing out on something truly extraordinary.
We recently had family visit our home here on the Gold Coast, so I snapped a few photos and decided to do some impromptu presses for moms.
I realized that in all my years of being a pro photographer, I never really experienced handing prints to clients.
Here I am, handing these beautiful A3 size prints to family and friends, and seeing how happy they are.
If you’ve only ever sent a file digitally, you’re in for a treat. Digital photos are everywhere, while and I dare say… almost worthless. That is, until you print it.
Canon PIXMA PRO-100S Setup
This is usually what I’m afraid of – getting the computer to recognize a) my WiFi network, and b) my computer.
The hardest part was getting the 19.5kg (43.2 lbs) Canon PIXMA Pro 100S into the room where my wireless router was – glad I did a deadlift at the gym…
Then all I had to do was hit the WPS button on the router (I never even knew I had one), and wait for the printer to pick up… everything happened in about 5 seconds.
After that, I returned the printer to my office, rubbed my sore back, turned on Lightroom, and tried to make my first print
To reiterate, the image above is my first printout from this printer, with ZERO calibration.
I’m using 2015 13″ MacBook Pro connected to a used 27″ Apple Thunderbolt Display, neither of which has been calibrated.
I was fully expecting the test prints to have weird colors and be completely underexposed but was amazed to see them… perfect.
I still can’t believe that printing a very detailed A3 print can be so easy.
If you’re reading this and shudder at the thought of printing without calibrating your monitor, I imagine that using something like the excellent Spyder5PRO could yield even better results.
But do you know what? Call me a rebel, but I’m not really about perfect color looks. I don’t enter print contests, and to my eyes, the prints already look perfect.
Of course, your mileage may vary depending on your setup, but what I mean is this – in the average situation, the Canon PIXMA Pro 100S requires little or no setup to go from nothing to a ready-made print.
Printing from Adobe Lightroom is surprisingly simple, and I think the story is similar no matter what image-editing app you use.
Paper size ‘A3+’ is not the default setting in Lightroom, so I just entered the dimensions listed on the paper packaging, and saved them as a custom preset.
You can also have fun using custom print templates in Lightroom, or place/resize photos manually on your paper – I’ve been using Lightroom for almost 10 years now and never even knew this functionality existed!
Transfer over Wifi will depend on the size of your print file and your home Wifi settings, but my 24MP Sony a7III file transferred in about 20 seconds.
As for the printer itself, from zero to completion it takes about a minute. I can’t imagine ever being in a rush to print, so this time it seemed perfectly acceptable to me.
Print quality is hard for me to pinpoint in blog posts because obviously, I’m just taking digital photos of prints made from other digital photos!
Take it from me, that the printout of the PIXMA Pro 100S is simply amazing. They look even better than on my screen, and really show what your camera is capable of.
Before printing my images with this printer, I felt like I had only seen 90% of my images!
The level of detail is incredible, and colors are faithfully reproduced as far as my eye can see – rich, deep, contrasting, and lots of dynamic range from shadows to highlights.
The only downside is that you’ll want to print all your old photos… just to see how amazing they look!
Canon PIXMA PRO-100S Operating costs
So, is printing with your own printer cheaper in the long run than ordering prints online?
Canon’s ChromaLife100+ dye ink is fade-resistant for approximately 30 years when framed prints are displayed under normal lighting or more than 100 years for prints stored in albums.
Individual CLI-42 series cartridges sit around the $17 mark, and a complete set to fill the printer is around $120.
Depending on whether you’re printing more B&Ws or color images, some cartridges will obviously run out faster than others, so it’s nice to know you can buy them one at a time, for a relatively low price.
This means that the cost of ink per print is roughly $2.50 – a rather common estimate, as it will depend on the type of image you are printing, and the fact that you will likely replace cartridges one at a time.
You should also take into account the cost of paper. I use a Canon Luster Photo Paper Pro, which costs about $50, or a dollar per sheet.
So, counting all this, ink + paper costs around $3~3.50 per print.
Can I print my photos cheaper online? Yes, maybe. Do I want? Definitely not anymore 🙂
Add the hassle of ordering prints, entering addresses, credit card details, etc. Then pay postage or actually pick up the damn thing… I’ll pay a premium and make my prints at home, thanks!
I appreciate the convenience of being able to print photos whenever I want, and being able to control the creative process from start to finish.
I also like the fact that I can make prints right after I take the photo.
This review is all about the Canon PIXMA Pro 100S, but here’s a little secret I probably didn’t want to tell you…
You can actually save over $150 by getting the previous 100 version here… and getting almost the same printer.
I’m actually not sure how long the PIXMA Pro 100 will be available, but if Amazon still has it here, I recommend grabbing it fast.
The 100S offers enhanced Wifi, Cloud, and Ethernet capabilities, but nothing else.
Personally, I don’t care to make prints directly from my iPhone, and I can’t imagine any self-respecting photographer caring about this functionality either! Especially for this caliber A3 printer.
Digital photos are everywhere. No one appreciates them anymore. Even with my wedding clients, I’m pretty sure they look at their photo on their computer once or twice, then forget about it, lost forever among the thousands of other photos on their hard drive.
PRINT YOUR PHOTOS! I can’t stress this enough, and it’s coming from someone who until a month ago, had never printed his own photos!!
There are a lot of photo printers out there, but this is the one I chose to buy myself.
(Full disclosure, Canon allowed me to borrow this one for review. I’ll ask them if I can keep it – if not, I’ll buy it!)
For my use, the Canon PIXMA Pro 100S is perfect. I can’t find any flaws in the printer itself or the prints it produces.
I would like cheaper ink and paper, but accept this as an operating expense to create something timeless and beautiful every time I press that Print button.
I also don’t fully understand why Canon decided to issue a newer model, which appears to have only a slight upgrade which I don’t think is relevant to most photographers looking to print at A3 size, especially professionals.
Anyway, while the 100 (non-S) version is still available at an attractive discount, I don’t care at all 🙂
If you are in doubt about getting your own printer, go for it. Seriously. You need to print your photos to really appreciate them, and this PIXMA printer is fun and easy to use, and most importantly, produces great results.
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