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What is the Kagoo Score? Our unique photo printers rating which considers: 760 UK prices • 3,000 expert & user reviews • 150 product comparisons • 120 industry awards • Score breakdown
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Canon iP8750

105 Reviews
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£179.00

9600 X 2400 DPI
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A3
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Aug 2018
This photo printer produces excellent prints, outstanding quality prints but doesn't have wifi capacity. It's the highest scoring high-quality photo printer on the market, with an industry award and a fair price.
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#2

87

Canon iP110

229 Reviews
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£157.27

9600 X 2400 DPI
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A4 / Letter
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Aug 2017
This photo printer produces excellent prints, it's compact and very easy to setup. It's a positively reviewed and fully featured 9600 x 2400 DPI photo printer, very good for printing directly from cameras.
£200 Voucher
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87

Canon iX6850

106 Reviews
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£131.18

9600 X 2400 DPI
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A3
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Sep 2016
This photo printer produces excellent prints, outstanding quality prints and it's very easy to setup. It's a fully featured and bargain price 9600 x 2400 DPI photo printer, with fantastic expert reviews.
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87

Canon iP7250

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£43.00

9600 X 2400 DPI
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A4 (Long)
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Sep 2012
The highest rated photo printer under £50, with a great spec. This photo printer produces excellent prints, very good quality prints and it's very easy to setup.
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85

Canon Pixma iP100

36 Reviews
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£23.92

9600 X 2400 DPI
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A4 / Letter
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Apr 2017
A low cost and multi award winning 9600 x 2400 DPI photo printer, with an Editor's Choice award from three expert review websites and an additional award from another expert site. This photo printer is very easy to carry around and well designed but expensive.
#6

83

Epson Expression Photo XP‑55

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£104.19

5760 X 1400 DPI
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A4 / Letter
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Sep 2006
An affordable and powerful 5760 x 1400 DPI photo printer.
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82

Epson Stylus Photo R2000

31 Reviews
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£20.63

5760 X 1440 DPI
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A3
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May 2011
The cheapest high-quality photo printer available, with an Editor's Choice award from three expert review websites. This photo printer produces excellent prints, it's well designed and made.
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82

Canon MG7750

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£22.45

9600 X 2400 DPI
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A6
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Oct 2016
An award winning and bargain price 9600 x 2400 DPI photo printer, with a good spec. It doesn't produce excellent prints and it's expensive.
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81

Canon Pixma Pro‑100S

32 Reviews
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£299.00

4800 X 2400 DPI
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A3
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Feb 2015
A fully featured and multi award winning 4800 x 2400 DPI photo printer, with an Editor's Choice award from two expert review websites and 3 further awards from other expert sites. Has excellent colours quality and it produces excellent prints.
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80

Canon iP8500

12 Reviews
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£75.00

4800 X 2400 DPI
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A4 / Letter
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Jan 2011
This photo printer produces excellent prints and it's quiet. It's a fully featured and award winning 4800 x 2400 DPI photo printer, with a reasonable price.
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78

Epson Stylus Photo R1800

20 Reviews
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£113.64

5760 X 1440 DPI
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A4 / Letter
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May 2018
An award winning and recently released 5760 x 1440 DPI photo printer, with a good spec and an affordable price.
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77

Epson Stylus Photo R2880

109 Reviews
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£799.99

5760 X 1440 DPI
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A4 / Letter
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Apr 2017
This photo printer produces excellent prints, it's very easy to setup but expensive. It's a multi award winning but 2 year old 5760 x 1440 DPI photo printer, with an Editor's Choice award from three expert review websites and 8 further awards from other expert sites.
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76

Canon Pro‑10

7 Reviews
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£538.98

4800 X 2400 DPI
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A3
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Apr 2011
A powerful and award winning 4800 x 2400 DPI photo printer.
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76

Epson R3000

116 Reviews
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£39.03

5760 X 1440 DPI
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A3
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Aug 2006
This photo printer produces excellent prints and it's very good-looking, and quiet. It's a multi award winning and fully featured 5760 x 1440 DPI photo printer, with an Editor's Choice award from three expert review websites and 7 further awards from other expert sites.
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#17

75

Epson SC‑P400

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£472.00

5760 X 1440 DPI
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A3
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Oct 2015
A good spec but 3 year old 5760 x 1440 DPI photo printer.
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75

Canon PRO‑1

43 Reviews
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£25.60

4800 X 2400 DPI
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A3
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Sep 2017
This photo printer is compact, ergonomic but difficult to handle. It's a fully featured and relatively new 4800 x 2400 DPI photo printer, with great user reviews.
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75

Canon Pro‑100

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£899.99

4800 X 2400 DPI
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A3
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Jul 2015
A fully featured but 3 year old 4800 x 2400 DPI photo printer.

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Canon Pro 9000 Mark II

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£1,059.99

4800 X 2400 DPI
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A4 / Letter
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May 2018
A good spec and newly released 4800 x 2400 DPI photo printer.

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Epson Stylus Photo P50

16 Reviews
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£399.96

5760 X 1440 DPI
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A4 / Letter
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May 2009
A good spec and award winning 5760 x 1440 DPI photo printer, with a Gold award from one expert review website. It produces excellent prints and it's compact.

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Canon Pixma IP4950

9 Reviews
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£459.99

9600 X 2400 DPI
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A4 / Letter
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Jul 2013
A fully featured and award winning 9600 x 2400 DPI photo printer, with an Editor's Choice award from one expert review website and 2 further awards from other expert sites. It's a fast printer.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

QWhat is colour depth mean on a photo printer?
AColour Depth is a measurement of how many colours the printer can produce - a higher colour depth means a greater visual fidelity between the print and the original photo.
QWhat is Pictbridge?
APictbridge - or Direct Printing - is a system to allow users to print photos directly from their camera or phone, without having to connect to a computer first. This can either be done using a cable or wifi.
QWhat is Z-INK?
AZ-INK - or 'Zero Ink' - is a photo printing method that doesn't require a normal print cartridge to work. Instead it uses special paper that reacts to heat, giving different colours at different temperatures. This 'inkless' printing makes ZINK printers perfect for instant cameras and portable printers.

High-Quality Photo Printer Buying Guide

Photo printers are a subsection of standard printers, specifically designed for printing photos taken from digital cameras. While most devices can still be used to print standard black & white documents, their real strength lies in their ability to print high-quality photos, posters and prints, with a colour depth and resolution far higher than most inkjet or laser printer. In this guide we will outline the main considerations when choosing a photo printer, allowing you to decide on the best model for your needs.

High-Quality Photo Printers

All the printers in the group have been designed to print at a far higher quality than the average. This means you can generate far better looking prints - the colours will look better and deeper, the ink coverage will be more even, and the overall quality will be far better and more professional. This is especially important for graphics-heavy prints or photos. It's important to note that higher print qualities will result in a slightly slower print speed, but nothing too troublesome.

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Cost

Photo printers are specialist peripherals, and the inks and components used are far higher quality than most other printers. Because of this, photo printers are generally far more expensive than a comparable inkjet or laser printer.

Therefore in order to get the best value for money from a photo printer, you should be using it frequently specifically to print photos. Otherwise, you may gain more value from buying a high-quality inkjet or colour laser jet printer (which can still print photos, just not at such a high resolution), and using the services of a copy shop or print kiosk if you want to print especially high-quality photos.

Resolution & Colour Depth

Photo printers are largely defined by the resolution and colour depth they are able to print at. Resolution is measured in dots per inch (dpi) and governs how detailed the resulting print is, especially when photos are blown up to larger sizes than they were originally taken at. If the printer has a low supported resolution, then the prints may look blurry or out of focus, whereas extremely high resolution photos (for instance, those with a DPI of 3,000 and above) will continue to look sharp and full of detail even when blown up to poster-sized prints.

Colour depth is a measure of the colours the printer can produce - a higher colour depth means a greater visual fidelity between the print and the original photo.

With both of these attributes, higher values lead to a better overall print output. However they also usually come with increased price, so you should balance the quality you design from your prints against your budget. Most of our photo printers have a detailed breakdown of these attributes, allowing you to choose more intelligently.

Paper Sizes

The other defining factor of a photo printer is the supported print size. Some photo printers are the size of standard inkjet or laser printers, and can print up to A4 size. Others are much smaller, and can only print dedicated photo sizes (e.g - 4 x 6, 5 x 7 or 10 x 4 inches). These ‘small format’ photo printers are generally cheaper and more portable, but are incapable of printing large photos.

On the other end of the scale, some photo printers are much larger, and come with the ability to print at A3 scale or even larger. These printers usually come equipped with a very high resolution & graphical fidelity… and a price tag to match. These models will most likely only be of interest to professional photographers or serious hobbyists.

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Connectivity

While most photo printers work via a USB connection with your computer, several more advanced models have increased connectivity options. These can include:

Direct printing capability: Printers with this option can connect directly to digital cameras, allowing you to print photos straight from camera to printer, bypassing the need for a computer. This is extremely useful with small-format portable photo printers, since it means you can take photos then immediately print them out without having to upload the photos first.
Integrated card reader: Rather than a direct connection, some models of photo printer allow you to insert an SD card and print directly from there. This can save a substantial amount of time downloading and transferring print data, since the printer will have immediate access to all the photos on the SD card
Network capabilities: Though not common, some newer models of printer have wireless or bluetooth connectivity. This allows you to print photos without the need for a physical connection, making printing easier and more efficient.

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