Printer Comparison: Epson P600 & Canon Pixma Pro-1

In this video, I compare, what I consider to be, two entry level, professional printers:

Epson Sure Color P600
Canon Pixma Pro-1

There are numerous points I didn’t mention in the video about the printers. Please visit my website for a writeup where I talk about those things and an image comparison between the two printers. You can find it at this link:

This video was made possible by B&H Photo Video. Please use the following link when visiting them — it lets them know that you appreciate them loaning me the equipment to do these videos:


Nab il says:

nice review ! nice guy !

Demenex Cali says:

An entry level pro printer??? So what would a truly pro printer be???

Paul Moliff says:

I really love your training videos. My only request would be to finish a project before you start 5 others.

Terry Gray says:

Great video , nice to see you in person . Thanks Anthony for taking the time to spread your knowledge.

Aleksandar Antonovic says:

That was a great review of the two printers! It definitively helped me make a decision on which to acquire. (Canon)
Thank you!

eddieq1905 says:

Hi, thanks for the video very helpful, I was wondering if you set up a printer profile via a colorimeter for the Epson and Canon, or was it default settings only?

Many thanks,
Eddie & Josh

Ar364 says:

Great video. As a graphic designer of 20 years, I always pay as much attention to software as hardware with these printers. The bottom line is current Canon printers have awful software for Macs. To the point you may end up ripping your hair out getting the printer to behave as it should with the computer. Personally I would not advise anyone buying an A3+ ink jet unless you are seriously going to print from every ink colour every week. If you don’t, the ink WILL dry out in the head and eventually destroy the head completely. Save your money and go to your local print shop. A good analogy is buying a dog. Don’t do it unless you are prepared to walk it every day.

Ann Doherty says:

Thanks for your review I found it most helpful

knut olson says:

Very good review Anthony 🙂

Elizabeth Violet says:

Thanks helpful/ good comparison

jibba02 says:

Epson is a huge PITA for clogged print heads!!!

CallmeKira says:

Great video <3 Thanks 😀

Chris Wood says:

Hi Anthony, Thanks for the review. I have just bought the Pixma Pro 1 and have found exactly what you found – some of the landscape shots came out a little darker than on my monitor. I wondered if it was because I haven’t calibrated my monitor yet (a job soon to be done), but this video suggests it is perhaps a feature of the Pixma Pro 1. But overall, I am absolutely delighted with the overall quality of prints I can produce from the Pro 1 – stunning. While I am here, I also have watched your videos on Adobe Lightroom 6, and they are superb – so much so that even though they are freely available on YouTube, I went and bought them for my Ipad!

Great job!

Brent Armanasco says:

Brent Armanasco – Australia
Merry Christmas Anthony and many thanks for your videos. Thjey are most helpful.

luminor007 says:

The canon capability to replace the print head quickly yourself (for around $300)at home is a huge advantage to anyone that would need to be able to carry on working by swapping it out quickly the same day.. sending the Epson away to have the print head repaired at a huge cost (around $1000 and a month wait) is just not even an option for most people running a business through their printing business.

oxbow1969 says:

Thanks. Regards from Belgium.

Glenn Turnbull says:

Thanks Tony, very informative. Merry Christmas from England.

Zendail says:

AWESOME, ive been looking for a review like this for a LONG time. Could you please do a video on monitors?

Dragoon81 says:

Great review. Thank you!

Mike Bull says:

Great videos Mr. Morganti. I’ve learned a lot about Lightroom from your easy to follow instructions. I do have a question…..
When I adjust my “black” slider in the Basic Panel, the back turns blue. How to I correct this?
Thank you

Wilderness And Me says:

CAn I print canvas using these two?? Thank you.

LittleBrisby says:

thanks! this video was really useful, i’m looking for a printer to print my drawings at home and didn’t know if the canon was worth it’s price.

N W says:

I do mind that you glance at your note….hahaha

John Summerfield says:

Once you realised that you have a glare problem, why not substitute a still image the two images?

crazyRyoga says:

Nice review, though the comparison should be made between the Epson P600 and the Canon Pro-10 (almost same price), not the Pro-1. Also, the Epson can use sheet paper, to make super wide prints, I don’t think the Canon can do that.

spanish. ink says:

I really regret to have buy the pro1. Good prints, but lots of troubles. Error like B500, B200 are normal. Almost every time you switch on. Service its too pensive in Norway. Weight like a cow. Actually it’s the must problematic printer I have use in 30 years.

John Summerfield says:

I haven’t used a photo printer, but I thought one had to calibrate its colour oneself, for each combination of ink and paper. Shouldn’t that overcome colour differences?

Rick leclair says:

hi Anthony. Looking for an entry level pro grade printer to do high quality photo prints for digital wall art. Considering the P600. Q: Epson make a high quality backlit film for inkjet printers. This product is primarily used for commercial signage and photo display I would like to use it on The P600. I have only seen it in 24″ or larger rolls but I am hoping if I pre cut it to fit the paper size accommodated by the P600, it can be used. Any comments or advice?

Also, the pro developer I am currently using bases his costs on sq inches of ink at x$ / sq inch + the same for paper used. Would you know an average “ink cost /sq in” on the P600 assuming just a random set of photos, landscapes and the likes, one-offs?

Any help appreciated

Brandon Daniels says:

Thanks! Great review! 🙂

meredithpottery says:

Someone voiced a complaint about the videos jumping around too much.
Stay your course. The teaching videos are singularly excellent. thank you so much.

OGWphoto says:

Wont a 4 picoliter print head use double the amount of ink as a 2 picoliter one? Given that the droplets cover the same area on paper, of course.

Joey Yothanan says:

Thank you for this video very helpful. I was thinking of p800 but I dont know ifits any better than p600?

meredithpottery says:

As always, thorough, clear and correct! Thank you for your generous sharing of your knowledge and hard earned expertise. I love your videos!
I have used both and agree with all your comments. One thing I would add is that my canon pixma 9500 does not like generic paper OR inks. One or the other or both foul the print heads.

Andrew Piatek says:

I don’t want to have anything to do with Canon. Had the i9900. Beautiful printer when it worked. Then it gave you blinking light code, and that’s it. No solution. Threw the shit out. Canon, you won’t see a $1 from my pocket.

kaambiz says:

Thanks for your time Tony. Merry Christmas

Art of Women Photography says:

To correct you. The canon ink tanks are 36ml and are full when you get the printer. It does use between a 1/3 to 1/2 of the ink tanks level with the first set of ink tanks as it uses the ink the fill the ink lines and to prime the printhead. This only happens with the fist set of ink tanks. When you replace ink tanks they will show full.

Mike Baldwin says:

Excellent Anthony, thanks very much. Hi from New Zealand.

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