When comparing Epson SureColor P600 Inkjet Printer vs Canon PIXMA Pro-100, the Slant community recommends Canon PIXMA Pro-100 for most people. In the question“What are the best photo printers under $800?” Canon PIXMA Pro-100 is ranked 1st while Epson SureColor P600 Inkjet Printer is ranked 2nd. The most important reason people chose Canon PIXMA Pro-100 is:
According to the tests by [Toptenreviews](http://www.toptenreviews.com/computers/printers/best-photo-only-printers/canon-pixma-review/), the printer delivers crisp and error free prints for both the smaller 4 x 6 inch photo size and the 8.5 x 11 inch photo size. The colors are accurate and the print is sharp.
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Pro Prints look good for a long time
The Epson P600 ink does not fade or lose color, the prints will look great for a long time. Wilhelm Research Institute ran an accelerated print longetivity test on the prints and found that the inks last up to twice as long as previous Epson inks. The P600 ink(UltraChrome HD) is one of the best inks when it comes to longetivity of the colors.
P600 users do not report issues when using the printer. It's reliable and easy to maintain.
The only issue arises when the printer is not used for several weeks, when parts of the printhead can get clogged with ink. This is a well-known problem for inkjet printers and for the P600, it can be fixed via an automatic "head-cleaning cycle".
Pro Variety of connection possibilities
You can connect the P600 to your PC/laptop using USB, wired Ethernet or Wi-Fi. Wi-fi connection is useful when connecting to several computers. Keep in mind though, that wireless printing can be twice as slow.
Pro Allows printing on thicker sheets
The manual paper feed on the P600 can handle sheets up 1.3 millimeter thich sheets. Though for regular printing 1.3 mm is quite excessive, then the thickness is important for example when printing on metal sheets, which can be fun experimenting with.
Pro Foldable LCD display
The P600 has a foldable color LCD display. The display allows you to for example switch between photo and matte prints, check the remaining ink levels to avoid unpleasant surprises, and do maintenance without the assistance of a technician. This will save you a lot of headache.
Pro Relatively affordable ink
The 25.9-millilitre ink cartridges cost $32. Therefore, one millilitre of ink costs $1.28. Though some inkjet printers have lower ink costs, then the P600 beats the average. It is much cheaper than the ink of multi-function printers, which can exceed $2 for a millilitre.
Pro Amazing colors
The colors are accurate and perfect the images. The printer uses the standard CMY(cyan, magenta, yellow) inks, but also adds Light Cyan, Vivid Magenta, Vivid Light Magenta, Photo Black, Matte Black, Light Black and Light Light Black. Unlike cheaper printers, the P600, using a wide range of colors, can accurately portray details of landscapes, smooth shadows on faces etc.
Pro Very detailed photos
The printed images are very detailed. According to Wirecutter, the P600 has a nine-color inkset, which can print dots as small as two picoliters, or two trillionths of a liter.
Pro Great quality prints
According to the tests by Toptenreviews, the printer delivers crisp and error free prints for both the smaller 4 x 6 inch photo size and the 8.5 x 11 inch photo size. The colors are accurate and the print is sharp.
Pro Low ink costs
The ink costs $1.31 per millilitre, making it affordable in comparison to many other photo printers.
Pro Variety of connection options
You can connect the printer to your computer via USB, Ethernet cable or Wi-Fi. The printer also allows you to print from your camera, smartphone or tablet. Printing from external storage like a USB drive is not available.
Pro Affordable, good quality for the price
The printer costs only $379, while it prints better quality images than several much more expensive printers.
Con Slow printing speeds
Unlike for office printers, low printing speeds are not essential for photo printers in most cases. But it has to be mentioned that the printer can be very slow. According to Wirecutter, printing a 8-by-10 glossy print with 1440-dpi(dots per inch) resolution took them 3 minutes and 18 seconds via USB. Over Wi-Fi the print took almost 6 minutes.
Con Black ink goes to waste when switching between Black Matte and Photo Black
The Black Matte and Photo Black colors use the same ink line, and switching between the two causes the other ink to be flushed from the ink line.
Con Slow printing speeds
According to Toptenreviews the Canon Pro-100 prints 4 x 6 inch photos at an average rate of 97 seconds and full-page photos at 192 seconds. Compared to other photo printers, these speeds are one of the slowest.
Con No preview display
This printer does not have a preview display, which could make working with the printer much easier.
Con Limited sheet size
The Canon Pro-100 can handle sheets up to 26 inches in lenght and 0.6 mm thick. Some other models can handle a wider variety of media.
Con Colors can fade
The printer uses dye ink and the colors can fade over years, unlike the prints of good-quality inkjet printers. This is a problem when you plan to sell your photos etc.