In addition to my post on upgrading my camera/lenses etc, it led to there being an offer on WEX for the Canon Pixma Pro 100 for £189 (half price) is bought with the 5d3.
I currently have a Canon S9000 which is getting somewhat aged, on it's second head and I have a draw full of ebay found new ink for it...but I cannot print on Canon paper as it produces multicoloured lines - according to the shop this is due to the head (at least on the old head, I haven't tried Canon paper on the new head) but it printed fine on Ilford Classic papers - which I have been hunting out on ebay since they've been discontinued.
My thought was to keep using the S9000 until I ran out of ink or it developed an unfixable fault (unfixable by me at least...), I also have an Epson Stylus Pro 7500 which needs new ink after getting it running and sorting out software control issues.
But, would the Pro100 be a worthwhile buy if I went with a 5D3 or would the Pro10 or Pro1 be a better printer, at a greater cost, so waiting for some sort of deal on those? I print for sale via craft fairs and exhibitions so the quality needs to be good but at an affordable cost in terms of ink.
Any thoughts on the various printers would be much appreciated...I am happy to wait, although sods law will wait until any offer is gone before my machine goes kaput....but it's at least 10yrs old so not doing too bad really...cleaning the 'reserve ink tank' is next job!