Pixma Pro 100 and Matte Paper
Old 06-10-2016   #1
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Pixma Pro 100 and Matte Paper

I have a Pixma Pro-100 that I just got setup. I was looking it up online and noticed that the first review this time said it wasn't good for matte papers. That sent me out across the vast internet looking for answers. Seems there isn't a consensus. I'm not sure if the dye inks being inferior on matte paper to pigment inks is old news, no news or the truth.

So my question is about getting good results on matte paper with my printer...

Will it do a good job? Tips and techniques appreciated.

Do certain papers perform better with it? Which ones?

Should I look for a pigment based printer to supplement it? Recommendations?

FWIW, I use Lightroom CC on a Mac and plan to stick with the OEM Canon print cartridges.
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Old 06-11-2016   #2
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I've done a lot of learning on ICC profiles thanks to my insomnia. Bump for more help!
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Old 08-25-2016   #3
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In my opinion dye inks are superior to pigment inks from a visual point of view on glossy paper. It doesn't mean they are inferior on matt paper.
Not sure about prints durability, fading etc.
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With enough 'doing' you may be able to get passable results on certain matte papers but no, it won't be as good as a pigment printer. That said, as an old professor always told me that once a print is behind glass, it doesn't matter whether the surface is gloss or matte. Maybe look into semi-gloss papers made from actual fiber materials?

If you want the best possible printers for the home studio though, you really need to be working with Epson stuff. I had a Canon printer a while back and I really didn't know what I was missing. My R3000 surprises me every time with just how good it is. Plus there is more in the way of user support for them. As always YMMV. Just my .02.
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