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Best Photo Printer 2016
Picking the right printer can be a tricky choice. There are quite a few different types of printer technologies to select from, each suited for different users. The many specifications for speed and resolution can be confusing. As a general rule, laser printers are best at quickly printing text documents, while inkjet printers are a good at printing high quality photos.
When buying a photo printer the brands to look for are: HP, Canon, Epson, Xerox and Lexmark.
In best photo printer 2016 I will look both at a straight forward photo printer as well as some all-in-one photo printers, with all the bells and whistles. The printers reviewed here all print photos to a high enough quality that you cannot discern between their printouts and a traditionally developed photo.
HP Photosmart C410a
HP Photosmart Premium Fax e All-in-One allows for professional printing and scanning. This printer can use wire and wireless networking. The sleek design is multi functional allowing for printing and scanning photo’s, coupons, recipes and documents. With the Photosmart you can print wirelessly from your smart phone. The best thing about this printer is probably the lab-quality photo’s that it prints.
Photo editing is available with the included software. This comes with 5 individual ink cartridges allowing for extensive printing. You can also send emails, photos and documents. The customer support is very good, although it has taken some users time to get it set up and working nicely.
The specifics are; revolution up to 4800-dpi optical; maximum scan size 8.5" x 11" scanner. The printer prints 34 pages a minute, in black and white and 32 in color. The packaging makes a good impression, as does the additional pack of HP paper, however it does not come with a USB cord for device connection, so one will be needed separately.
The e-print does not handle mms messages which means that the wireless use does not extend to picture messages, it works preferably with e-mail however. What is quite handy is that it does instantly print spreadsheets documents and other file types, rather efficiently. You can check on the printing progres remotely by computer or smart phone.
Canon SELPHY CP800
The Canon SELPHY CP800 Black Compact Photo Printer (4350B001) with its nimble little design is certainly one of its kind with its compact photo printing, and reputable and impressive features. This light and compact printer, is a great addition to any office space. Print directly from digital camera, USB cards or Bluetooth.
The quality is outstanding, with waterproof printing, enabling prints to last up to 100 years, perfect for gifts, prints including borderless printing. For those who are into hobbies such as photography and scrapbooking, the printer comes highly recommended, as it is portable and light, prefect for travelling.
Using the screen you can perform basic editing on pictures like red eye and back-light correction.
The printer can print 6x10 photos but not 5x7. Still it's good value for money which is why the SELPHY is my pick as best budget photo printer of 2016.
Lexmark Platinum Pro905
Lexmark Platinum Pro905 All-in-One comes with fax and is an impressive machine for various different kinds of use.
The apps available make the printing and faxing a personalized service for every need. Print from multiple computers with the Wi-Fi and Ethernet service. This is not an industrial machine- printing a page per a second. The Lexmark's printer cartridges are cheaper than that of the competition.
Enjoy optimum time control with the paper supply thanks to the Platinum Pro905's 300-page input capacity and 50-page automatic document feeder. Handy features include functions such as importing and exporting business cards allowing for good organization. Name, address and contacts are scanned and imported or synchronized to your address book. One touch access means easy and efficient navigation. A 5-year warranty and eco-solutions is what makes it a must.
The printer is The Platinum Pro905 is Energy Star qualified which means that the machine is completely eco friendly. The utility bill is less and automatic double-sided printing is an automatic option. All in all this is an impressive machine for any office and out does most with its options apps and more.