Photo Printers for Digital SLR Photography




Best Photo Printers for Digital Photography

The range of photo printers available for today's photographer is vast & caters beginners to professionals. In the not so distant past, there were various competing printer technologies for photographers to choose from including inkjet, dye sublimation & color laser. Today it is generally recognized that inkjet printers produce the best quality photo prints & are far more versatile than other types of printers which cannot match inkjets on the range of art paper, resolution, speed, printer sizes, cost of prints & advanced menus for output control.

Inkjet technology has reached the stage where most photographers would be happy with both color and black and white prints from any of the major manufacturers including Epson, HP & Canon. 

Below is a list of the best photo printers for 2017. The list contains a broad range of best selling photo printers for beginners and the family as well as for more advanced users and professional photographers. It is important to remember that the cost of the printer is only a part of the annual cost of printing at home or work. Other costs such as ink and paper can rise rapidly in a heavy printing environment. For instance children printing out large full color photographs will rapidly deplete the ink cartridges which may only last for 20 or 30 full A4 color photographs. Fortunately many of the compatible ink cartridges available today are of good quality and most important of all, inexpensive compared to the printer manufacturers' own ink cartrigdes. 

Photo printing has advanced to a such a high level over the past ten years and even professional photographers are using high end printers such as those from Canon and Epson for exhibition quality color and fine art black and white prints.

The Best Photo Printers for 2017

Canon PIXMA PRO-1 Professional Inkjet Printer

* Professional quality prints from LUCIA 12 pigment ink system.
* Resolution of 4800 x 2400 dpi from FINE print head technology.
* Chroma optimizer expands color gamut, enhances black density and produces uniform glossiness.
* Professional B & W prints from five black and gray inks.
* Ethernet connection allowing many users to print on a network.
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Canon ImagePrograf Pro-1000 Professional Photo Printer

* Lucia Pro 11 color & Chroma Optimizer ink system.
* Tabular ink delivery system minimizes clogging.
* Air Feeding System & vacuum grip for accurate ink & paper placement.
* Deep blacks & wide color gamut from 11 color system. with
* Faithful high color reproduction & image clarity.
* Resolution upto 2400 x 1200 dpi. Max print size 17x22".
* Prints a borderless 17x22" sheet in just over 4 minutes.
* 3 inch LCD for settings & adjustments. 1gb standard memory.
* 4 monochrome inks for high quality black & white printing.
* Apple AirPrint, Wireless Pictbridge & Canon Pixma Cloud Link.
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Canon PIXMA iP2702 Inkjet Photo Printer

* Resolution upto 4800 x 1200 in color & 600 x 600 in B & W.
* Takes one black cartridge & one multi color cartridge.
* Fast printing at 55 seconds for a 4 x 6 inch borderless print.
* Auto Photo Fix II software for photo adjustments.
* FINE technology and ChromaLife 100+ system for beautiful long lasting prints at upto 300 years.
* Good quality budget photo printer for beginners & families.
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Epson PictureMate Show Photo Printer/Digital Photo Frame 

* 2 in 1 compact photo printer and high quality 7 inch widescreen photo frame with twelve slideshow options.
* Great fun for the whole family with slideshow options including spin, animated, calendar, book & others. Remote control.
* PC free printing direct from USB flash drive, digital camera or memory card.
* Fast printing at approx. 37 seconds for 4 x 6 inch print.
* Large 270mb internal memory for storing hundreds of photos for printing or display.
* Versatile compact printer for people requiring small prints with the added bonus of a picture frame viewer.
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Epson Stylus Photo R2000 Wireless Wide-Format Color Inkjet Printer

* Professional printer capable of printing up to 13 inches wide.
* Supports a variety of media including roll paper, photographic paper, fine art paper, 1.3mm board & jet printable CD / DVDs.
* Uses Epson Ultrachrome Hi-Gloss 2 pigment ink for high quality prints with vibrant color & amazing skin tones. 50% extra ink.
* Print superb black & white prints by auto selecting Black inks.
* Connect using USB2 or wireless 802.11n or 100 Mbit ethernet.
* Professional quality printing at a reasonable price.
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Epson Stylus Photo R2880 Wide-Format Color Inkjet Printer

* Wide format printer capable of prints up to 13 x 19 inches.
* Professional prints using Epson's Ultrachrome K3 inks.
* Amazing monochrome prints in black & white photo mode.
* Prints can last for 200 years or more.
* Professional 8 color ink set with advanced magenta pigments.
* Radiance technology for maximising total color gamut.
* Print panormas up to 13 x 44 inches. Direct CD/DVD printing.
* Stunning professional printer for both color and B & W prints.
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Epson Artisan 1430 Wifi Wide-Format Color Inkjet Printer 

* Capable of printing up to 13 x 19 inch high definition prints.
* Suitable for home and small studio with wireless networking.
* Comes with Adobe Photoshope Elements for digital imaging.
* Prints superb images and designs onto CDs and DVDs.
* Prints are smudge, water and fade resistant due to Claria inks.
* Prints last up to four times longer than professional lab prints.
* Ideal printer for professional photographers and home users.
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Canon Pixma PRO9500MkII Inkjet Photo Printer

* With FINE printhead technology, prints up to 4800 x 2400 dpi.
* Professional 13 x 19 inch prints. 10 color pigment ink system.
* Matches current light system with ambient light correction.
* Professional B & W quality prints from photo black, gray and matte black inks.
* Easy Photoprint Pro plug in software for professional features.
* Borderless prints. Auto photo fix. 2 way paper feeding.
* Superb printer for professional photo, home & design studios.
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Canon PIXMA PRO-1 Professional Inkjet Printer

* Professional quality prints from LUCIA 12 pigment ink system.
* Resolution of 4800 x 2400 dpi from FINE print head technology.
* Chroma optimizer expands color gamut, enhances black density and produces uniform glossiness.
* Professional B & W prints from five black and gray inks.
* Ethernet connection allowing many users to print on a network.
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