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From the beginning of Wirecutter’s existence, we’ve been testing printers, totaling nearly 500 hours of research and trying dozens of models.

The reliable, simple-to-operate HP OfficeJet Pro 9015e, an all-in-one color inkjet, is a good choice for most people who need to print regularly at home. It’s easy to set up and cheap to run, it works with all kinds of devices, and it produces beautiful prints, from tax forms to glossy photos.

The research

  • The best all-around home printer: Inkjet all-in-one
  • A home office powerhouse: Color laser printer
  • Affordable and reliable: Monochrome laser printer
  • Gallery-worthy prints at home: Photo printer

The best all-around home printer: Inkjet all-in-one

Our pick

HP OfficeJet Pro 9015e

This business-class machine checks all the boxes for a home office or small business: It’s faster, sharper, more durable, and more secure than our other picks.

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Who this is for: Families—particularly those with school-age kids—or anyone who needs a machine that can reliably do it all.

Why we like it: The OfficeJet Pro 9015e isn’t HP’s most powerful inkjet all-in-one, but it is the best one for most people. It is remarkably easy to set up and use, hitting a sweet spot of speed, print quality, and reliability that other printers can’t match. Its running costs are reasonable at 2.4¢ per page for black-and-white pages and 8.8¢ for color, with the option to join HP’s Instant Ink program for set-and-forget refills and cheaper color printing. And its sleek design helps it stand out from stodgy-looking competitors, which is almost enough to make us forgive its tiny touchscreen and flimsy output tray. Ultimately, though, our concerns are small. Printers still suck, but this one is a marked improvement over the dinosaurs of yore.

Photo: Ben Keough

The 9015e is plenty fast for just about anyone who would use it in a home or home-office setting. HP rates it at up to 22 pages per minute with black-and-white documents and 18 ppm with color. In our testing, it got pretty close: With a text-only Word document, we saw 19.6 ppm single-sided. Switching to PDF documents, we saw the typical drop-off in speed at 15 ppm in monochrome and 11.5 ppm in color. (These figures include the lag time between our hitting the print command on our computer and the first sheet being fed.) Printing two-sided documents slowed things to 12.8 ppm with Word files and 10 ppm with PDFs, which is still just fine. Scanning was similarly brisk at 9.5 ppm, single-sided, from the 35-sheet automatic document feeder. Duplex scanning dipped to 4.5 ppm, though, mostly because the ADF has to pull each sheet through twice to scan both sides.

Flaws but not dealbreakers: The OfficeJet Pro 9015e’s biggest shortcoming is probably its single 250-sheet paper tray. Although that’s a standard size for a home printer, it may be less than what some people want for home and home-business purposes. Since there’s only one tray, you need to manually swap out your plain letter paper whenever you need to print on something else—whether it’s legal, labels, glossy photo stock, or résumé paper.

We’re less than enamored with HP’s dinky slide-and-fold output tray, which extends out of the front of the printer. One of the best things about the OfficeJet Pro 8720, our previous pick, was that it had a self-contained output tray behind its huge touchscreen display; the upshot was that your documents were less likely to fall out and end up strewn about your office floor. Not so with the new model.

Speaking of displays, the 9015e has a much smaller one than those on the previous generation of HP printers. It still works fine, but the reduced real estate does make it harder to hit the smallest on-screen buttons, such as the gear icon that takes you to the settings menu. Be prepared for a few frustrating mis-taps.

Dimensions: 19.4 by 16 by 12.8 inches

Weight: 24 pounds

Pages per minute (stated, monochrome/color): 22/18

Cost per page (monochrome/color): 2. 4¢/8.8¢

A home office powerhouse: Color laser printer

Photo: Marki Williams Photo: Marki Williams

Our pick

HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M283fdw

This model produces crisp text and vibrant graphics, and has a low operating cost. But you can only use HP toner with it, so be prepared to pay full price come replacement time.

Buying Options

$449* from HP

*At the time of publishing, the price was $0.

Who this is for: Home- and small-business owners, or people who simply don’t want to deal with the clogs that can plague inkjets.

Why we like it: The HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M283fdw offers an easy setup process, great printing quality, and reasonable operating costs for your home office or small business needs. This laserjet was up and running in no time thanks to an intuitive touchscreen that walks users through the process in under 10 minutes. Plus, mobile Wi-Fi printing and optional HP Smart app make printing sans computer a breeze. In our tests it printed out clear, crisp text down to a font size of 3 points, so even the tiniest of subscripts in legal documents and footer text in charts remain legible. It also printed high-quality, vibrant graphics on both copy and glossy paper. Upgrading to the high-yield ink toners ensures printing costs remain low, at just 3.3¢ per black and 16.3¢ per color print—but a full set of replacement toner costs $440.

The intuitive touchscreen walks users through the setup process in less than 10 minutes.

The main paper tray can hold up to 250 sheets.

The bypass slot lets users print labels, envelopes, postcards, and glossy prints. Photos: Marki Williams

The intuitive touchscreen walks users through the setup process in less than 10 minutes.

Flaws but not dealbreakers: Like most laser printers, the M283fdw comes with a skimpy set of “starter” toner cartridges good for 800 black-and-white and 700 color pages. High-yield replacements (HP 206X) are rated for 3,150 monochrome and 2,450 color pages, but a full set costs around $440. Be prepared to shell out for replacement toner within the first year or so. And this model weighs more than twice as much as our budget laser pick (the Brother HL-L2350DW), takes up significant space on a desk, and it probably won’t fit on a bookshelf, due to its 19-inch depth.

Dimensions: 16.5 x 16.6 x 13.2 inches
Weight: 41.2 pounds
Pages per minute (stated, monochrome/color): 22/22
Cost per page (monochrome/color): 3.3¢/16.3¢

Affordable and reliable: Monochrome laser printer

Photo: Marki Williams

Budget pick

Brother HL-L2350DW

Don’t really need a printer, but want to have one around for occasional jobs? This Brother is simple to set up, reliable, and affordable to operate.

Who this is for: People who don’t need a printer on a daily basis, but still appreciate having one for the few times a year when they need to print.

Why we like it: The Brother HL-L2350DW is simple, fast, dependable, easy to set up, and affordable to operate. And because it’s a laser printer, it can sit for weeks or months between print jobs and start up again without trouble. But although it’s a budget model, it’s not short on features. For the $100-ish asking price, you get automatic duplex printing capability, a large 250-sheet paper tray, reliable Wi-Fi connectivity, and the option to use high-yield toner cartridges—which means you don’t have to buy them very often. This printer works with Windows, MacOS, Linux, ChromeOS, iOS, and Android. As for print quality, in our testing to choose the best laser printer, we found that this model is more than good enough for any text-based document, but it might need a few settings tweaks to produce a graphics-heavy document you’d want to hand out to other people. It’s also extremely compact, which means it can fit in tight spaces (like a bookcase shelf) where other printers can’t go.

Though it’s half the price of our color laser pick, the HL-L2350DW matches that model’s paper capacity with a roomy 250-sheet tray.

The HL-L2350DW can spit out up to 32 pages per minute, making quick work of large print jobs.

The HL-L2350DW’s single-line monochrome display isn’t the easiest to work with, but it is standard for an inexpensive monochrome laser printer, and it gets the job done. Photos: Marki Williams

Though it’s half the price of our color laser pick, the HL-L2350DW matches that model’s paper capacity with a roomy 250-sheet tray.

Flaws but not dealbreakers: It’s a little flimsy and the packaging isn’t great, so if you buy one, be sure to check for any plastic parts that might have gotten bumped out of place in transit. We don’t recommend printing via Brother’s iPrint&Scan software, because it results in excessive, detail-destroying contrast. And if you use a Chromebook, you should be aware that the printer’s default settings might prevent it from working with Google Cloud Print; to get it working, you need to disable IPv6 in the Networking section of the printer’s Web control panel. Lastly, just a reminder that this prints in only black-and-white ink—it can’t copy, scan, or fax either.

Dimensions: 14.0 by 7.2 by 14.2 inches
Weight: 15.9 pounds
Pages per minute (stated): 32
Cost per page: 2.7¢

Gallery-worthy prints at home: Photo printer

Also great

Epson SureColor P700

The P700 consistently delivers excellent-quality prints with long-lasting pigment inks. It also offers a color touchscreen and other appealing features. The premature need to replace the ink, however, is not so user-friendly.

Buying Options

$829* from Amazon

*At the time of publishing, the price was $770.

Who this is for: Serious photographers, or those who aspire to be.

Why we like it: The Epson SureColor P700 is capable of delivering gallery-quality prints up to 13 inches wide, and it can print panoramas up to 10 feet long. It can also print on a huge variety of media, including metal and CDs. Though its color photos caught our eye while we were testing for the best photo printer, we especially loved the black-and-white output; it’s as close as you can get to traditional darkroom prints at home. Those prints will last you a long time, too: The P600’s UltraChrome HD pigment ink is one of the longest-lasting consumer inks. The touchscreen interface is a cut above what you’d get from most rivals. Ink costs are reasonable, and you can get extra-large-capacity tanks, so you’ll need to fill up less often. In addition to Wi-Fi, this printer has USB and Ethernet connections for faster printing.

The Epson SureColor P700 is the only printer we tested with a tilting color touchscreen, which makes it simple to change paper type and sizing. It’s also fun to watch as your image progress displays on screen while the print is being made. Photo: Erin Lodi

Flaws but not dealbreakers: Although the physical installation of the printer is pretty straightforward, we found installing the drivers to be a challenge since there wasn’t a lot of instruction after “connect the printer to your computer.” The primary paper feeder had a hard time with glossy paper, and the only way we got it to work was by inserting one sheet at a time. Lastly, the starter ink cartridges included with the printer are not completely filled, but the machine doesn’t indicate this when you install them. You’ll know they’re almost done only when the printer starts to give the “low ink” warning.

Dimensions: 20. 3 by 14.5 by 17.3 inches
Weight: 35.3 pounds
Cost per mL of ink: $1.52

Meet your guides

Kaitlyn Wells

Kaitlyn Wells is a senior staff writer who advocates for greater work flexibility by showing you how to work smarter remotely without losing yourself. Previously, she covered pets and style for Wirecutter. She’s never met a pet she didn’t like, although she can’t say the same thing about productivity apps. Her first picture book, A Family Looks Like Love, follows a pup who learns that love, rather than how you look, is what makes a family.

Ben Keough

Ben Keough is the supervising editor for Wirecutter’s working from home, powering, cameras, and hobbies and games coverage. He previously spent more than a decade writing about cameras, printers, and other office equipment for Wirecutter, Reviewed, USA Today, and Digital Camera HQ. After four years testing printers, he definitively confirmed that they all suck, but some suck less than others.

Further reading

  • The Best All-in-One Printers

    by Ben Keough and Kaitlyn Wells

    The HP OfficeJet Pro 9015e is our favorite all-in-one thanks to its ease of use, great print quality, and low cost of operation.

  • The Best Laser Printer

    by Ben Keough and Kaitlyn Wells

    The fast, reliable, and easy-to-use HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M283fdw is our favorite laser printer.

  • The Best Cheap Printers

    by Phil Ryan

    If you’re looking for an inexpensive printer, we think the Brother HL-L2350DW or the Brother MFC-J4335DW is your best option.

  • The Best Photo Printer

    by Erin Roberts and Amadou Diallo

    Photo printers make sense only for experienced photographers, but if you’re that serious about photography, we think Epson’s SureColor P700 is your best bet.

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Best Epson Tank Printers of 2023

Let’s get this out of the way: At Consumer Reports, we’re finding it increasingly hard to recommend inkjet printers. While they’re generally cheap, they don’t print text very well, aren’t particularly reliable, and they use ink cartridges that can be very expensive. Which is why, in our survey research, owner satisfaction with them is quite low.

The good news is that if you do need an inkjet printer—say, you frequently print in color and often have jobs that include graphics—a tank-style printer can at least save you money. Instead of expensive ink cartridges, tank models have reservoirs that can be refilled easily and very inexpensively with a bottle of ink.

Unlike traditional inkjet printers, which can sometimes be found for as little as $100, tank printers generally cost a few hundred dollars. But if you take a step back and look at the overall cost of ownership, they make a lot of sense. With an inkjet printer, it’s not uncommon to have ink costs that exceed $100 a year. With a tank printer, on the other hand, you’re looking at $5 to $10.

The performance of tank printers has also improved. Early on, the models we tested fell short of cartridge-fed inkjets when it came to producing sharp text and images, but that’s no longer true.

Today’s tanks are much easier to refill than their predecessors, as well.

“Replacing the ink on the first few generations of tank models used to be a messy affair, because the filler nozzles were just simple openings,” says Rich Sulin, who leads CR’s printer testing program. “Better design that locks the bottle in place during refills has solved the problem.”

Our printer ratings currently include 24 tank models from three brands: Canon MegaTank, Epson EcoTank, and HP. Canon and Epson both earn favorable scores in Consumer Reports’ owner satisfaction ratings. (There isn’t enough data to give HP’s tank printers a grade.)

But we don’t recommend Canon MegaTank printers at this time, because they received only a Fair rating for predicted reliability. The results are based on surveys of 122,422 Consumer Reports members who purchased a new printer between 2014 and 2021. We use a statistical model to estimate problem rates by the end of the fourth year of ownership for machines not covered by an extended warranty or service contract.

In response to CR’s findings, Canon said in a statement that it’s committed to providing products that meet or exceed the expectations of its customers.

“We are continuously assessing our products and listening to our customers in order to manufacture digital imaging solutions that provide ease and convenience,” the company said. “We appreciate the support, feedback, and loyalty from our customers over the years.”

CR members can see the four Epson EcoTank printers below that performed well in our labs and click through the model names for a detailed breakdown of owner satisfaction and predicted reliability. Like a majority of the printers in CR’s ratings, available to CR members, they include WiFi networking for wireless printing.

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Choosing a printer for home use: overview and tips

To choose the best printer for home use, you should pay attention to three main parameters: color, print technology and form factor. According to the first feature, devices are divided into color and black-and-white (monochrome). In color equipment, separate or combined cartridges for several colors are used, in monochrome – only one cartridge with black ink. Accordingly, models of the first type are used to obtain a color image.

How to choose the best printer for home use

Inkjet and laser devices can be distinguished among all the working technologies. The main differences are the type of ink used and the imaging method. The consumption of ink (liquid ink or toner) and the durability of the resulting image depend on these factors. There are also matrix, sublimation and thermal printers, which are almost never used at home. The main reasons are the obsolescence of technology (relevant for matrix and letter), the high price of sublimation printing devices and the commercial scope of thermal printers. General recommendations for choosing a device depend on scenarios for subsequent work:

Purpose of use Selection
Best printer for home use (text printing) laser, black and white
Printer for large volumes of text with rare color illustrations laser, color
The best photo printer inkjet, color

By form factor, printers are separate and combined with a scanner. Devices used to scan, print, and copy documents are called multifunction printers (MFPs). Naturally, they are more expensive than conventional printers, but they allow you to save space and copy offline, without connecting to a computer. Separately, we can single out wide-format equipment and plotters, which are rarely used at home due to the narrow specialization of the tasks performed.

Laser printers

The main component of a laser printer is the image drum, which is an aluminum cylinder coated with a photosensitive material. During printing, a mirror copy of the image is applied line by line to the drum using static electricity. After that, powder paint particles having a negative charge stick to the electrified areas of the rotating cylinder. Next, the image is transferred to the sheet and fixed by heating to a temperature of about 200 degrees.

Powder toner is used as a paint, consisting of small particles of a special magnetic polymer.

Important to know! Compared to inkjet printers that use liquid ink, laser devices use less toner and work faster. Therefore, at home, the choice of such devices is relevant for large volumes of printing.

The quality of the printed image is also superior to that of inkjet laser equipment. Text and pictures are sharp, they do not fade over time and are not washed out from moisture.

Another advantage of laser machines is their ease of maintenance. Powder toner does not become unusable after being idle for a long time. Cartridges of such devices cannot leak and do not require regular operation. Most models support refilling the toner cartridge. To perform it, it is better to contact a specialist, since at home you can fill up the toner, but it will not always be possible to reset the page counter on the cartridge chip. As a result of such charging, the machine will not operate even if the toner tank is full.

The high price is the main disadvantage of such equipment. Black and white laser printers are often more expensive than color inkjet printers. However, the price of finished prints will be lower. When choosing a device, be guided not only by its cost, but also by the price of consumables. For extended use, a laser printer can be more cost effective than an inkjet printer. The disadvantage of color laser equipment is the poor quality of photo printing. Solid toner particles do not mix as well as liquid ink, resulting in poor color reproduction.

Top Laser Printer Manufacturers

Canon, Xerox and HP are considered the top manufacturers in the laser printer market. For use at home or in a small office, you can opt for an inexpensive but high-quality Canon i-SENSYS LBP6030, which prints up to 18 sheets per minute. There is also a version of the LBP6030 with a wireless module that supports WiFi connection. For large print volumes, it is better to choose, for example, the HP LaserJet P2035, which has a speed of up to 30 pages per minute. This model also has an enlarged paper feed tray that can hold 250 sheets.

Important advice! Some models of cartridges are not designed for refilling toner, as they do not have a hole through which powder can be poured. Therefore, before the final choice of the printer, it is advisable to consult on ease of use and subsequent maintenance.

Home inkjet printers

Inkjet printers apply liquid ink directly to paper, without the use of a drum or other intermediate components. The ink is water based. Pigments, solvents and other additives account for only 20% of their composition. During printing, the printer driver separates the image into separate dots. The print head then passes over the surface of the page and microscopic ink droplets are sprayed at the right places.

Color inkjet printers have a separate black ink tank and several color ink tanks. Typically, three colors are used in color imaging: cyan, magenta, and yellow. Mixing them in different proportions allows you to get other colors. On some models, the volume of the black cartridge exceeds the volume of color cartridges. This is due to the fact that black color is more often consumed for printing text documents, so it ends faster.

Long periods of inactivity can cause water to evaporate and solids to build up inside the tank. The result of this is the drying of the cartridge, which requires a long and time-consuming cleaning to eliminate. In some cases, a dry cartridge cannot be restored, so it needs to be replaced. When choosing a home printer, keep in mind that inkjet devices need to be turned on regularly to print at least a few pages. During operation, the contents of the cartridge are mixed, and the nozzles in its heads are cleaned.

Please note! When washing the print head and cartridges, do not use liquids containing ethyl alcohol. For these purposes, solutions based on distilled water are recommended.

Top inkjet printer manufacturers

The most popular inkjet printer manufacturers are Epson, Samsung, HP and Canon. Among specific models, you can choose the Canon PIXMA ip 7240, which has a high resolution and supports automatic two-sided printing. The device is also suitable for printing on CD/DVD, photo paper and plain paper of various weights. The model is equipped with a WiFi module and supports direct printing from cameras, flash drives or other devices connected via USB.

Printers with CISS

When inkjet printing runs out of ink quite quickly (on average, one cartridge is enough for 200-300 pages). Therefore, if you frequently use the printer, it makes sense to install a continuous ink supply system (CISS). It consists of vessels with ink of different colors and tubes that lead to the print head. You can install the system at home or at a service center. In the future, you will need to replenish the tanks with running out of ink and reset the counter of printed pages installed on the printing machine.

The use of such a system is most relevant for photographic printing, which consumes a large amount of ink. When choosing a photo printer for the home, pay attention to models with built-in CISS. A good choice would be Canon PIXMA G 1400, Epson L486 or other models with similar specifications. To prolong the life of the print head, use genuine ink when refilling the continuous feed system.

Important to know! Depending on the ink used and the type of printer, CISS can reduce the final cost of printing by 20-60 times. But if traces of self-installation of this system are found, the device manufacturer may refuse to fulfill warranty obligations.

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How to choose a printer for professional photo printing at home | Articles | Photo, video, optics, Computer equipment

Printing photographs is a process that requires more than skill in retouching captured frames. Much depends on the quality of the equipment and photo paper, as well as the correct printer settings. Today we will talk about professional photo printing at home. You will find out which photo printer is best suited for this, what criteria to consider when buying it, and which specific models you should pay attention to.

With a photo printer, you can print high-quality pictures at home even without a computer. Source: businessinsider.com

Is Home Photo Printing Justified?

First, let’s find out whether it is worth printing photos at home at all? Printed shots are now taking on a new life and are on the wave of popularity among interior designers and many others. There are a lot of fashion trends associated with photographs. You can stretch jute strings somewhere along the wall and hang small square Polaroid pictures on them. Or place beautiful frames with your favorite family frames under glass in the interior.

If you prefer to regularly update your interior photos, then often using the services of photo studios or online printing companies can be inconvenient and unprofitable. It would be more rational to buy a good printer for your home. In this case, you can not only save money, but also protect personal pictures from prying eyes. You can also print photos whenever you want. You only need to spend money on equipment once, and then savings will follow.

Home photo printer takes up very little desktop space. Source: epson.com

If you do not go into complex calculations, we can say with confidence that printing a photo at home is justified, provided that you create a large number of frames. Buying a printer for 10-15 pictures per month is definitely not advisable. This is convenient, but it will not work quickly to recoup the equipment.

Types of photo printers

All printers suitable for printing photos are divided into several categories. They differ in technological features, price, quality of the created images and their cost.

Inkjet

These are the most common photo printers. They are cheaper, but require constant replacement of consumables. Ink cartridges run out quickly, but you can find a solution in buying CISS – a continuous ink supply system. CISS consists of several jars with multi-colored ink, from which flexible tubes are connected to the print head of the printer. The user only needs to periodically add new paint. The durability of printed photos depends on the quality of the ink and paper used. Colors and saturation are better preserved on original consumables, and cheap paints quickly fade in the sun.

Canon PIXMA TS5040 is one of the inexpensive and compact photo printers. Source: canon.com

For home use, an inkjet printer is the best choice. It combines good quality and adequate printing cost. Exact figures depend on the photo paper and inks used.

Laser

These devices are more expensive than inkjet ones, but the cost of images created with their help is several times lower. Instead of liquid ink, these printers use a special powder. Such devices print about twice as fast as inkjet ones, and the quality of photographs is almost the same. The image on paper keeps well, but in the sun you can gradually burn out – over several months. The most common laser printers are brands such as Canon and Brother.

Sublimation

These printers are the most expensive of all, but the print quality is high. The pictures are saturated, the color reproduction is very accurate. Another advantage of photos printed on such printers is their durability. Pictures are not afraid of exposure to moisture or light. A special protective layer is applied to the surface of the photo, which preserves the original colors.

Canon Selphy CP1000 is a small home sublimation photo printer. Source: bestadept.com

Sublimation printers do not have ink or toner. The technology is based on a special paper with a foil layer, which contains a dye. It is fixed under the influence of heat. Accordingly, special paper is needed for the operation of the device. Each print is more expensive than an inkjet or laser printer, but you get the best quality.

MFP

MFP, or multifunction device, available in both inkjet and laser. Its main advantage is the ability to solve different problems:

  • scan;
  • making photocopies;
  • printout;
  • sending faxes.

These devices are also suitable for home professional photo printing, but they are more expensive than individual printers.

Criteria for choosing a printer for the home

There are a number of criteria to consider when purchasing a device for printing quality photos at home. The main parameters that pay attention to:

Print format. For the home, a device that works with A4 sheets is enough. Most of the photos are printed in the format 10×15, 13×18 or 21×30 cm. It is not practical to buy a large-sized model for printing on A3 sheets at home – few people use these at home for their intended purpose.

Approval. In print, it determines how noticeable color transitions are and how well the image is worked out. To create high-quality prints, a printer with a resolution of at least 4800×1200 pixels per inch is required. The higher it is, the better the photos.

Colours. Modern photo printers run on at least 6 cartridges, while advanced models may have 8 cartridges. The latter allow you to achieve studio quality. Some manufacturers even equip their devices with several shades of black – this is useful when printing b / w photos.

Paper. It is important to pay attention to the maximum paper weight. It will depend on whether you can print photos on self-adhesive, cardboard or canvas. For most inkjet printers, the standard paper weight is between 60 and 300 g/m².

Resource. If you plan to print a lot, pay attention to the supply of ink. To reduce the cost of a photo, it is better to immediately buy and install CISS. Many manufacturers of photo printers have begun to produce devices with factory ink supply systems in recent years.

Canon PIXMA G1411 is a home photo printer with built-in CISS. Source: canon-me.com

Which printer should I choose?

Specialty photo printers are sold in stores, but overpaying for them is not always justified. Most often, you can limit yourself to a universal and more affordable option. For example, you should look at models such as:

  • Canon PIXMA TS5040 is a budget photo printer that prints at 800 x 1200 dpi.
  • HP DeskJet Ink Advantage 5075 M2U86C is a compact MFP with inexpensive supplies and good performance (up to 17 A4 color pages per minute).