Printer manufacturers aren’t shy about calling their products “photo printers.” Many consumer All-In-Ones (inkjet printers/copiers/scanners) wear the label, even if they have no more than four colors for their usual ink cartridge—cyan, magenta, yellow, black, or CMYK—instead of the five or six that produce better quality prints. . Some vendors (look at you, HP) even apply the term “photo printer” to inkjet printers with a vintage two-cartridge system (black and tri-colour). And to be fair, some of their output isn’t bad, as long as you’re printing on special photo paper rather than plain or copier paper.
1. EPSON L121
As a designer, I get paid to impress people with images. I bought this printer for my job, expecting it to be similar to older Epsons, but the quality is so amazing that I decided to wallpaper my design studio with images (image attached). The ink isn’t cheap, but the quality of each print is so good that I can use it to sell my own art prints. 10/10
About this item
- Epson printing system is designed to be used exclusively with Epson Genuine Cartridges. Use of non-genuine ink could cause damage not covered under the printer’s ltd. wnty.
- Professional ultra HD photo quality get brilliant border less prints upto 13 inches X 19 inches
- Individual 6 color Claria photo HD ink includes red and gray inks for an ultra wide color gamut and enhanced black and white prints. Sound pressure level: Pressure: 49 dB(A)
- Professional projects: Made easy features a 50 sheet rear tray for specialty media, including cardstock (1); Accommodates a variety of paper finishes and border less sizes from 4 inches X 6 inches To 13 inches X 19 inches
- Ultra compact wide format A3+ printer 30 percent smaller than its predecessor (2); Easily fits on your desktop
- Convenient printing features supports auto 2 sided document printing, with a 200 sheet front tray
- Never run out of ink again printer features Dash Replenishment which, after activation, keeps track of your ink usage and orders more from when you are running low
2. Canon PIXMA G3020
The G3020 can connect to your wireless network so you can print wirelessly from your computer, laptop, tablet, phone, toaster, or whatever else you want to print from. I’ve read some complaints about mobile printing not working properly. What I’ve discovered is that if you’re printing from your phone, there are a couple of apps you have to download to make it work properly. One is the “Canon Print Service” app and the other is the “PRINT” app. It’s not all well explained when setting it up, but that’s not a big deal in my book. Another issue I’ve noticed is that people try to print when they’re behind a VPN. To keep things simple, just turn off the VPN when you want to print something. There is a way to set up secure printing, but do you really want to get into that right now? Do not trust me.
There are other features about this printer that you can read out of the box. It scans, faxes and copies. The only thing that kinda bothers you, is that when you’re scanning, you can’t scan to a USB flash drive or a USB drive. You can save to your computer, but that’s no big deal either. This is just a minor annoyance. The manual is more than 500 pages long which is kinda intimidating, but for the most part, no one reads it until they need to. The print quality is great too. You can read about the print quality if you like, but I’ll need more than that. I mostly use this for printing PDFs, manuals I want hard copies of, calendars, children’s homework and liars like that. So I love this printer. The main selling point for me is the money you save with ink. You get a huge amount of ink when you buy your printer and it lasts a long time. I will never buy another HP again. And if you think HP Instant Ink should “save” your money is a good thing, read on.
3. Epson L805
The L805 SINGLE FUNCTION/PRINT ONLY integrated Wi-Fi support and expanded colour gamut of 6 inks brings you ease of printing from your mobile devices over a wireless network so you can print low-cost, lab-quality photos at your convenience.
Epson’s proven original ink tank system delivers reliable printing with unrivalled economy.
Ultra-low-cost photos: Included inks can print up to 1,900 quality 10x15cm photos
Epson-quality, reliable result: Micro Piezo Technology and Epson genuine ink
Boost productivity: Print a 10x15cm in a little as 12 seconds
User Friendly: Hassle-free with simple set-up and maintenance
-Flexible: Wi-Fi connectivity and easy mobile printing
4. Epson PictureMate PM-520
With Epson PictureMate PM-520, you can now capture special moments on the go, connect wirelessly to the printer, print and share them instantly. Prints are borderless and up to 5 x 7” in size and with Epson Micro Piezo™ technology, they are both high-quality and long-lasting. The 2.7” LCD screen also makes picture selection and adjustment a breeze no matter where you go.
Print speed up to 36 secs
Rechargeble battery option
Print resolution up to 5760dpi
Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Direct, Epson Connect
Lightweight and portable
Print Method: On-demand inkjet (Piezoelectric)
Maximum Print Resolution: 5,760 x 1,440 dpi (with Variable-Sized Droplet Technology)
Control Panel: 2.7” Colour LCD
PHOTO INK CARTRIDGE – 160 Photo Prints *5 – C13T372090
Maintenance Box: C13T295100
Photo Default – 10 x 15 cm / 4 x 6 ” : Up to 36 sec per photo (Borderless)
Number of Paper Trays: 1
Standard Paper Input Capacity:
50 sheets, A5 Plain paper (75g/m2)
20 sheets, Premium Glossy Photo Paper
Maximum Paper Size: 136 x 420 mm
Paper Sizes: A5, A6, 9x13cm(3.5×5″), 10x15cm(4×6″), 13x18cm(5×7″), 16:9 wide size Envelopes: #10(4.125×9.5″), DL (110x220mm), C6 (114x162mm)
Standard: USB 2.0
Network: Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct
Card Slot / USB Host Function:
Type of Direct Printing: Card Slots
Supported Memory Cards:
SD, SDHC, SDXC, MiniSD (With Adapter), MiniSDHC (With Adapter), MicroSD (With Adapter), MicroSDHC (With
Adapter), MicroSDXC (With Adapter)
Mobile and Cloud Solutions:
Epson Connect Features: Epson iPrint, Epson Email Print, Epson Remote Print Driver
Other Mobile Solutions: Apple® AirPrint™, Google Cloud Print™, Mopria™ Print Service
Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8 / 8.1 / 10
Mac OS X 10.6.8 or later
5. CANON SELPHY SQUARE QX10
The SELPHY Square QX10 Mini Photo Printer has everything you need to get your creativity flowing anywhere. Turn photos into vibrant 2.7″ x 2.7″ prints with sticky backing for your next craft project, add fun templates, filters, and stickers with the free Canon SELPHY Photo Layout 2.0 app* and more! Add effects, filters, stickers and more with Canon’s SELPHY Photo Layout 2.0 app**. Simply launch the app on a compatible mobile device to connect to your SELPHY Square QX10 and choose from a range of customizable borders, stickers, and other creative layouts, all without any additional software!
6. PeriPage Bluetooth Portable A6
ABOUT THE PRODUCT:
Print images and pieces of text while traveling, at work or just at home.
Download the “PeriPage” free app for Android or iOS, connect your smartphone with the Pocket Printer via Bluetooth and instantly print your most cherished photos and moments!
Memo, Sticky note, Barcode, QR, OCR, Form, To-Do List, Banner, Webpage Printing.