In this video we’re checking out the five best photo printers you can buy right now. I’ve made this list based on my personal opinion and hours of research and I’ve listed them based on image quality, ease of use, price and more. I’ve included options for every type of consumer. If you’re looking for an affordable budget option for casual printing jobs or a premium device for stunning professional grade prints, I’ll have the product for you.
The fifth product on our list is the HP DeskJet 2755 Wireless All-in-One. This is our best budget photo printer. The HP DeskJet 2755 Wireless is a great option if you’re looking for an affordable solid photo printer. Priced at 70 it’s quite versatile as an All-in-One that can print, scan, copy and even fax.
It offers better than expected color accuracy that should be suitable for most casual uses. It’s easy to set up and it comes with a flatbed scanner that can scan at reasonably high resolutions. It utilizes hp thermal inkjet technology with a maximum resolution up to 1200 by 1200 rendered DPI. Which gives you solid blacks and colors for decent color prints.
The photo quality won’t be on par with some of the more specialized photo printers on this list but for general photo prints it’s more than adequate. Maintenance is also a plus with cartridges being affordable and the printer itself supporting third-party cartridges. I also like that you get two months of free ink when you register with hp’s instant ink subscription service which sends cartridges right to your doorstep.
I would have liked to see a better page yield as it can only hold about 60 sheets on the input tray, but I think this is understandable given its compact size. Additionally, I thought that the compatibility with the hp smart app was a nice feature this lets you scan with your phone’s camera or print things directly from your mobile device and the app also supports dropbox and google drive.
It utilizes dual band wi-fi for a fast and reliable connection with your other smart devices and it also features both Bluetooth and USB connectivity. All things considered the hp deskjet 2755 wireless is a solid option if you want to save some money. While you sacrifice some image quality you get a dependable printer that can get the job done with all the features you need. This is great for casual uses or as a family printer.
The fourth product on our list is the Canon TS8320 Wireless Color Printer. This is our best all-in-one photo printer. If you’re looking for a high quality and versatile printer, I would recommend the Canon TS8320 Wireless Color Printer which will cost you 290.
You get a six-ink system to optimize photo quality, a responsive touch screen interface and good connectivity across devices. The TS8320 has a 4800 by 1200 dpi and uses six colors of ink which gives you a much broader color gamut than the traditional four-color system. This results in smoother halftones, more vibrant colors and better images with no noticeable banding or streaking which makes this perfect for photo printing. While the color accuracy isn’t the strongest it offers solid utility and performs well with documents by delivering clear and legible text.
You also get a solid all-in-one printer with scanning, printing, and copying capabilities. It comes with a bright 4.3-inch lcd touchscreen display that’s responsive and easy to navigate. Additionally, you get a multi-purpose tray for printing on custom media such as CDs and DVDs.
You’ll find that the printing speed of 15 monochromatic pages per minute and 10 colored ppm is solid for the price as well. While I would have liked to see an automatic document feeder it does come with automatic duplex printing.
I was really impressed by its connectivity options which include the standard interfaces such as wi-fi, Bluetooth and USB and some more specialized options including the canon print app to connect your smartphone and the picked bridge wireless to print directly from compatible canon cameras.
Additionally, you get micro-SD card support here with the app you can print scan or even edit pictures from cloud platforms like Instagram. The canon ts8320 is a versatile all-in-one printer that excels at printing photos. Thanks to its six ink system graphics appear with no banding or streaking and you get comprehensive connectivity across devices. This is a nice choice if you want good performance at a reasonable price.
The third product on our list is the Epson EcoTank ET-7750. This is our best EcoTank photo printer. The Epson EcoTank ET-7750 is an EcoTank photo printer that gives you excellent performance at a price of around 550.
This printer gives you high quality photo printing accurate color rendition and it offers you impressive long-term savings on the cartridges. The Et7750 gives you a print resolution of 4 800 by 1200 DPI in a versatile unit that can scan print and copy although it lacks faxing capabilities.
It can be controlled via the built-in display which isn’t touch screen but is still easy to navigate. It comes with five color printing so your images should look crisp with accurate color rendition. Even more it especially excels with printing detailed photos although sometimes the tonal range can be a bit weak.
I think what really sets this apart is the EcoTank system which replaces sealed cartridges with compartments that are refillable with ink from a bottle. While the initial price might be high it comes with bottles of ink in the box, so you get a lot of potential long-term savings here. The automatic shutoff valve will prevent you from overfilling it.
Additionally, it can also handle A3 tabloid sized paper and comes with two paper trays for either plain paper or photo paper and another tray for printable compact disks. I think you’ll find the accessibility of this printer quite helpful too as you can print via dedicated wi-fi apps like Epson connect Apple airprint and google cloud print. It features connections through wi-fi ethernet or USB. Unfortunately, there’s no NFC compatibility but it does feature an SD card slot for reliable connection.
The Epson EcoTank ET-7750 is an impressive offering that provides you with a lot of ink for noticeable long-term savings. You also get nice printing performance especially for photographs along with a solid range of connectivity options. This makes sense for photographers or people who print a lot of photos.
The second product on our list is the Canon PIXMA PRO-200. This is our best overall photo printer. If you’re looking for a photo printer that will fill most of your needs the Canon PIXMA PRO-200 is a great choice at six hundred dollars giving you superb 4800×2400 dpi printing resolution and full photolithography inkjet nozzle engineering printhead technology that produces brilliant and bright images.
It also comes with chroma life 100+ INKS for exceptional color reproduction and clarity although the cartridges tend to be a bit small. Picture quality is further aided by improved color gamut matching to more accurately represent photos. You’ll also notice the exceptional monochrome halftones which produce deep darks that are best seen in the black and white mode.
I also like that you can create panoramic prints of up to 990 centimeters in length. And that the paper transport mechanism features both auto skew correction and automatically retracting side paper guides to increase precision. Even more, it can print on a3 plus paper, and it includes borderless printing for matte and fine art media.
You also get canon professional print and layout software here which I think is an intuitive and useful photo editing and layout processing tool that should ensure your final prints look fantastic. Additionally, canon’s media configuration tool lets you manage various media types and gives you insights from international color consortium profiles which optimizes performance based on specific types of paper.
It also supports the canon print service, apple airprint and mopria. You can connect to your computer via the USB, wi-fi or ethernet port and it even comes with wireless pick bridge connectivity to easily connect your canon camera. For the display you get a built-in LCD control panel which provides easy operation.
The Canon PIXMA PRO-200 is an excellent choice for a photo printer with outstanding picture quality, exceptional color reproduction, stunning monochrome performance and a wealth of professional grade software. This is a perfect printer for series photographers or graphic artists.
The first product on our list is the Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-300. This is our best wide format photo printer. For anyone who needs to print wide format photos the Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-300 is the best option on the market and will cost you nine hundred dollars. With this you get excellent print quality on a variety of media formats front and rear feeds and useful companion software.
It gives you the Lucia Pro pigment nine ink system with a print resolution of 4 800 by 2400 dpi that delivers vibrant and brightly colored prints with precise colors along with clear text. The newly formulated matte black ink delivers deep and stunning blacks and improved reproduction range and better gradients.
It intuitively and quickly changes between inks to optimize grayscale images. Additionally, it comes with a chroma optimizer which coats printed images to reduce ink droplet differences to form a smoother surface.
I think another major benefit is its capability to print sheets up to 39 inches long which should help you with posters banners and panoramas. Even more, you get borderless printing up to 13 inches wide. While I would have liked to see improved printing speeds or paper roll support it performs exceptionally well overall.
You get a range of connectivity options including USB via picked bridge with compatible cameras and through wi-fi or an ethernet cable for networks or devices. Additionally, you get access to some mobile apps including easy photo print editor for on-the-fly touch-ups.
For more extensive editing you get access to the pro print and layout software which gives you precise color management among other enhancements. Like with the Pro 200 you get the media configuration tool along with similar app support.
The Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-300 is the best wide format printer on the market and I think it’s worth the money. You get outstanding images and gradients stunning in new matte black ink and plenty of useful software to make your images shine. This is great for series photographers or professionals that need to print wide format photos.