I started to hate my Canon 9500 Mark II printer this morning.
I want to print on fine art matte paper, and the printer simply doesn't do it. It wants me to do a big margin, throwing away a lot of paper.
So I complied, added margin, tried to print again.
Again, the printer declined to print.
Because I wasn't using a Canon paper - declined to print on Moab paper in the fine art setting.
And making it impossible to print my portfolio on scored Moab Lasal matte paper.
What's gotten into the minds of the Canon people that they want to tell me how to print? Not even their top model prints well on art papers. And you can't print borderless at all except for a couple of standard sizes.
This was my second Canon printer, and it will be my last.
I've been fighting with the idiotic programming of this thing for weeks now, and simply can't get it to do what I want: print highest quality on fine art matte paper with no margin - or at least a small margin, that I can gut away.
The huge margin this thing demands take too much of a bite out of the paper, and doesn't leave enough image.
This seems to be the Canon strategy to force photographers to buy their papers.
One up: also demands to print fine art matte through the front tray - which is very poorly designed, and which never worked on my printer ( I was on the phone with Canon support for over an hour and they couldn't get it working, either. It's so fickle, and loses contact all the time).
I can't print on my Moab Lasal fine art paper, because this silly printer tells me it's not an acceptable size.
(I called Canon and asked, if I bought their top model, could I then print fine art paper sizes I wanted, and could I then print borderless? Answer: no, even with their top model you can only print what Canon wants you to print, not what you want to print, trying to force you to buy their paper).
Until Canon gets the message and lets customers print on whatever paper of whatever size they want (and stops protecting their own papers from competition), one cannot buy a Canon printer.
Epson and Hewlett-Packard impose no such restrictions on its clients.