View Full Version : any comment on the Canon Pixma MG6120 Printer for B&W printing ?
i am currently looking at the asian version of the MG6120 printer.
this printer comes with a separate gray-tone cartridge, making B&W printing more "professional" as indicated on the brochure.
any one used this for B&W printing with comments to share ?
leica M2 fan
<bump> I'd be really interested in hearing also!
** bump **
The MG6120 does sound promising with its dedicated gray ink. But it limits you to 8x11 inch.
I have my eyes set on the Pixma 9500 Mark II which has been reviewed many times as an excellent B&W printer that can handle thicker fine-art papers.
It kinda depends on what kind of paper you like.
This one uses Canon dye inks, which are great for glossy papers, but only ok on matte. The 9500 (mkII) uses pigment, which basically cannot be printed properly on glossy, but looks awesome on matte (especially the FA premium matte for BW) and semi gloss papers (best for color).
It's really sweet with the Canon Platinum Pro papers, altough they're very expensive, and the print quality will be very much alike the 9000 (mk II) which also uses dye ink.
I used to work for Canon, so I have some knowledge about their printing, and I've tried all the high ends, and most of the budget Canon printers, with different papers also.
thanks ! i bought the asian version the mg6170 and i echo your comments about gloss vs matte.
Will all glossy paper do as well as the canon platinum pro papers ? Any other recommendations for paper ?
The PG (plus gloss) is very similar, but much more flimsy. And then there's the "everyday glossy" GP, which should be adequate for smaller prints, but I would use PG or PP for A4 or larger.
Save the semi gloss for the pigment ink printers instead.
Other than Canon papers i cannot comment on, we didn't have access to any third party products at the site, all part of the employee brainwash program ;)
vBulletin® v3.6.8, Copyright ©2000-2013, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.