The 5100 by no means went by means of the anticipated 5300 / 5400 / PRO-x000 / PRO-x100 sequence – I all the time appreciated it as a printer.
The PRO-1000 got here in utilizing the pinnacle know-how of the PRO-x000 collection and stunned many with it is lack of roll paper help
Canon within the iPF5100 had a 17″ printer that was (with its roll help and massive paper cassette) a match for the larger Epson 17″ SP4000 -> P5000 collection
My feeling is that the Epson P5000 (and no matter succeeds it – additionally ‘pending’) wants one thing from Canon to go up towards it.
Shifting the PRO-1000 successor ‘upmarket’ undoubtedly leaves an area for a 17″ competitor to the Epson P900
That is all at 17″
For smaller printers – I am curious to see simply how far Canon and Epson go along with the ink tank thought.
I’ve at the moment nonetheless bought fairly just a few printers right here from my critiques during the last 12 months, and have simply completed a have a look at Canon’s G550 (OK, solely A4 – a lot smaller than I usually take a look at). Nothing larger but from Canon. The 13″ tank primarily based Epson ET-8550 is a really fascinating growth with its hybrid ink system.
No, I do not anticipate to see increased finish ‘tank’ printers quickly…
BTW If it is of curiosity, critiques (and now movies as nicely) of virtually all of the printers talked about above are at:
Printer critiques and paper critiques for photographic printing. Articles about bettering print high quality, for color and black & white, color administration
The G550 one can be added this weekend.