JimBob, How's the gloss differential printing with the 9180? The 9900 being dye based has none, do you see any evidence of it? I find that the 9900 prints quite quickly, does the 9180 print as fast? My third question concerns scuffing which I had problems with using my 2200, do the prints seem resistant to scuffing? Thanks, Jim Haefner
I think Chilehead summed the gloss differential up quite well. The gloss from the 9180 does tend to be a little subdued. On a coastal brown bear with salmon photo, overcast with water, somewhat dulled browns and greens, I notice little difference between the 9180 and the Canon I9900; with a Siberian tiger photo with strong orange and blacks, there is considerably more difference, with the 9180 being more subdued--a little more glossy than a satin.
Print speed? The Canon I9900 wins that one. I think Dark Penguin is correct that it is not as fast. However, I must add that you also have to consider whether you are timing from when you press "print", or when the printer actually begins to print. With the Photoshop plug-in, the HP 9180 is considerably faster on the setup getting ready to print. Once sent to the printer, the Canon I9900 is faster. Over the entire print process, the Canon has the edge, but not by too much. Note however, that I never timed my Canon and haven't actually timed the HP--I'm speaking anecdotally.
Regarding scuffing, I have not noticed any on the prints I have done so far.