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What is the Kagoo Score? Our unique photo printers rating which considers: 850 UK prices • 3,200 expert & user reviews • 150 product comparisons • 110 industry awards • Score breakdown
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#1

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Canon iX6850

Wi-Fi Borderless Printing
Photo Stickers Ethernet LAN Support
Wi-Fi
Borderless Printing
Photo Stickers
Ethernet LAN Support
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£107.20

9600 X 2400 DPI
Info
A3
Info
Jan 2014
The best rated photo printer under £500, with outstanding expert reviews and a very reasonable price. Reviews indicate that it produces excellent prints, superb quality prints and it's very easy to setup.
£20 Voucher
#2

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Canon iP7250

313 Reviews
Wi-Fi Duplex Printing
Borderless Printing Photo Stickers
Direct Printing
Wi-Fi
Duplex Printing
Borderless Printing
Photo Stickers
Direct Printing
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£29.00

9600 X 2400 DPI
Info
A4 (Long)
Info
Sep 2012
The highest scoring high-quality photo printer on the market, with spec and an astonishingly fair price. Purchasers report that it produces excellent prints, very good quality prints and it's really easy to setup.
£20 Voucher
#3

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Canon CP1300

537 Reviews
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Wi-Fi PictBridge
Borderless Printing Photo Stickers
Built-in Display Direct Printing1 more
Card Reader Integrated
Wi-Fi
PictBridge
Borderless Printing
Photo Stickers
Built-in Display
Direct Printing
Card Reader Integrated
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£88.99

300 X 300 DPI
Info
10x15
Info
Aug 2017
Reviews indicate that this photo printer produces brilliant quality prints, excellent prints and it's very easy to use. It's the highest scoring direct printing photo printer on the market, with a good spec.
£200 Voucher
#4

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Epson XP‑8500

25 Reviews
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Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi
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£79.00

4800 X 1200 DPI
Info
A4 (Long)
Info
Sep 2016
A number of reviews mentioned that this photo printer produces excellent prints, it's quick to charge and very easy to setup. It's an award winning and very popular 4800 x 1200 DPI photo printer, with a very reasonable price and a good spec.
£20 Voucher
#5

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Canon iP110

229 Reviews
Wi-Fi PictBridge
Borderless Printing Photo Stickers
Direct Printing
Wi-Fi
PictBridge
Borderless Printing
Photo Stickers
Direct Printing
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£158.60

9600 X 2400 DPI
Info
A4 / Letter
Info
Oct 2014
An enormous maximum resolution and top of the range A4 / Letter max print size photo printer, good for printing directly from cameras. It supports PictBridge, borderless printing and Wi-Fi and has a noise level of 38.5dB. Reviews indicate that this photo printer produces excellent prints, it's compact and very easy to setup.
#6

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Epson R3000

52 Reviews
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Wi-Fi PictBridge
Ethernet LAN Support Direct Printing
Wi-Fi
PictBridge
Ethernet LAN Support
Direct Printing
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£36.00

5760 X 1440 DPI
Info
A5
Info
Oct 2013
Owners report that this photo printer produces excellent prints and it's very good-looking, and quiet. It's a high-quality and top-value 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. It supports Wi-Fi and PictBridge and has a noise level of 38dB.
#7

85

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Epson Stylus Photo R2000

31 Reviews
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Wi-Fi PictBridge
Borderless Printing Ethernet LAN Support
Wi-Fi
PictBridge
Borderless Printing
Ethernet LAN Support
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£20.63

5760 X 1440 DPI
Info
10x15
Info
May 2011
The cheapest high-quality photo printer around, with an Editor's Choice award from three expert review websites. It supports PictBridge, borderless printing and Wi-Fi and has a noise level of 39dB. Reviews indicate that it produces excellent prints, it's well designed and made.
£20 Voucher
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Canon iP8750

Wi-Fi Borderless Printing
Photo Stickers Direct Printing
Wi-Fi
Borderless Printing
Photo Stickers
Direct Printing
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£189.00

9600 X 2400 DPI
Info
A3
Info
Jan 2014
A best selling and fully loaded photo printer, with a good price and one of the biggest maximum resolutions on the market.
£20 Voucher
#9

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Fujifilm Instax Share SP‑2

Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi
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£77.00

314 X 314 DPI
Info
A8
Info
Dec 2018
A recently released and bargain price 314 x 314 DPI photo printer, with a good spec.
£20 Voucher
#10

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Kodak Mini 2

10 Reviews
Wi-Fi Bluetooth
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
Near Field Communication (NFC)
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£74.99

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Info
Jul 2018
A top-rated and recently released photo printer, with a very good price and a good spec. Customers report that has excellent colours quality, it produces excellent prints and it's compact.
#11

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Canon CP1200

376 Reviews
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Wi-Fi PictBridge
Borderless Printing Built-in Display
Direct Printing Card Reader Integrated
Wi-Fi
PictBridge
Borderless Printing
Built-in Display
Direct Printing
Card Reader Integrated
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£75.00

300 X 300 DPI
Info
A6
Info
Jan 2016
A bargain price and award winning 300 x 300 DPI photo printer, with an Editor's Choice award from two expert review websites and an additional award from another expert site. Several reviews mentioned that this photo printer produces excellent prints and it's very easy to use, and to setup.
#12

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Canon Pixma iP100

36 Reviews
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PictBridge Bluetooth
Photo Stickers
PictBridge
Bluetooth
Photo Stickers
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£92.40

9600 X 2400 DPI
Info
A4 / Letter
Info
Apr 2017
Customers report that this photo printer is very easy to carry around and well designed but expensive. It's a multi award winning and gigantic maximum resolution A4 / Letter max print size photo printer, with a very good spec and a cheap price. It supports bluetooth and PictBridge and has a noise level of 38.5dB.
#13

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Canon CP1000

15 Reviews
PictBridge Photo Stickers
Built-in Display Direct Printing
Card Reader Integrated
PictBridge
Photo Stickers
Built-in Display
Direct Printing
Card Reader Integrated
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£70.98

300 X 300 DPI
Info
A6
Info
Sep 2017
A top-value and top-rated 300 x 300 DPI photo printer, with a good spec. Purchasers report that it produces excellent prints.
£20 Voucher
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Canon Pixma Pro‑100S

Wi-Fi PictBridge
Borderless Printing Ethernet LAN Support
Direct Printing
Wi-Fi
PictBridge
Borderless Printing
Ethernet LAN Support
Direct Printing
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£328.76

4800 X 2400 DPI
Info
A3
Info
Feb 2015
A fully featured but 4 year old 4800 x 2400 DPI photo printer. It supports borderless printing, PictBridge and Wi-Fi and has a noise level of 38.5dB.
#15

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Canon SELPHY CP510

23 Reviews
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PictBridge Direct Printing
PictBridge
Direct Printing
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300 X 300 DPI
Info
10x15
Info
May 2018
Owners report that this photo printer produces excellent prints and it's neat. It's a newly released and very good value for money 300 x 300 DPI photo printer, with an Editor's Choice award from one expert review website.
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Canon 3204C004

Bluetooth Near Field Communication (NFC)
Bluetooth
Near Field Communication (NFC)
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£99.98

313 X 400 DPI
Info
A5
Info
Sep 2018
A recently released and bargain price 313 x 400 DPI photo printer, with a good spec.
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Canon Selphy DS810

16 Reviews
PictBridge Direct Printing
PictBridge
Direct Printing
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£22.51

4800 X 1200 DPI
Info
10x15
Info
Jul 2015
The cheapest direct printing photo printer around, with a good spec. Reviews indicate that this photo printer has a good display, it's compact and easy to use.
#18

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Canon 3204C006

Bluetooth Near Field Communication (NFC)
Bluetooth
Near Field Communication (NFC)
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£99.98

313 X 400 DPI
Info
A5
Info
Sep 2018
A newly released and bargain price 313 x 400 DPI photo printer, with a good spec.
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Epson Stylus Photo R300

73 Reviews
Built-in Display Direct Printing
Card Reader Integrated
Built-in Display
Direct Printing
Card Reader Integrated
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£48.93

5760 X 1440 DPI
Info
A4 / Letter
Info
Jan 2011
A bargain price and classic 5760 x 1440 DPI photo printer, with a good spec. Reviews indicate that this photo printer produces outstanding quality prints, excellent prints and it's very easy to use.
#20

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Canon PIXMA TS305

1 Review
Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi
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£28.00

4800 X 1200 DPI
Info
A6
Info
Sep 2016
A bargain price but slightly out of date 4800 x 1200 DPI photo printer, with very good user reviews and a good spec.

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What Are The Best Photo Printer Brands?

We looked at the reviews for every photo printer and used this to calculate the average overall rating of each brand. The top rated photo printer brand is Canon with an average rating of 84%. Compare all award winning photo printers.

Rank Brand Number of Photo Printers Price Range Average Rating
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Canon Photo Printers 50 £23 - £1,060
84%
2,137 reviews
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Epson Photo Printers 27 £21 - £472
84%
844 reviews

Trending Photo Printer Comparisons

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Canon
Pixma Pro-100S
£328.76
£143 cheaper
More popular
Better Kagoo
Score
VS
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Epson
SC-P400
£472.00
Newer by eight
months
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Canon
CP1300
£80.10
Better Kagoo
Score
One more award
Better brand
VS
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Fujifilm
Instax Share SP-2
£77.00
16 months newer
314 x 314 DPI
DPI
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Canon
CP1300
£80.10
Better Kagoo
Score
One more award
Better brand
VS
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Fujifilm
Instax Share SP-2
£77.00
17 months newer
314 x 314 DPI
DPI
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Canon
CP1200
£75.00
£4 cheaper
Two more awards
More customers
recommend it
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Epson
XP-8500
£79.00
Better Kagoo
Score
Better
Altomdata.dk
review score
64 times the
maximum
resolution
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Canon
iP8750
£189.00
£283 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
Better brand
VS
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Epson
SC-P400
£472.00
22 months newer
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Epson
R3000
£36.00
£504 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
Nine more
awards
VS
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Canon
Pro-10
£539.99
Better brand
Newer by 16
months
Bigger maximum
resolution
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Epson
R3000
£36.00
£39 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
Seven more
awards
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Canon
CP1200
£75.00
Two years newer
Better brand
User reviews
are hugely
better
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Polaroid
ZINK
£23.38
£57 cheaper
More popular
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Canon
CP1300
£80.10
Better Kagoo
Score
Newer by two
years
One more award
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Epson
R3000
£36.00
£504 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
Nine more
awards
VS
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Canon
Pro-10
£539.99
Better brand
Newer by 16
months
Bigger maximum
resolution
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Canon
Pro-100
£339.00
£133 cheaper
Five more
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Bigger maximum
resolution
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Epson
SC-P400
£472.00
Better Kagoo
Score
Three months
newer
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Canon
CP1300
£80.10
£56 cheaper
Better Kagoo
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One more award
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Fujifilm
instax SHARE SP-3
£135.99
5 times the
maximum
resolution
Four months
newer
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Fujifilm
Instax Share SP-1
£60.00
Better brand
Two more awards
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Polaroid
ZINK
£23.38
£37 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
Newer by one
year
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Epson
R3000
£36.00
£153 cheaper
10 more awards
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Canon
iP8750
£189.00
Better Kagoo
Score
Better brand
Bigger maximum
resolution
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Fujifilm
Instax Share SP-1
£60.00
£20 cheaper
One more awards
VS
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Canon
CP1300
£80.10
Better Kagoo
Score
Three years
newer
Better brand
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Epson
R3000
£36.00
£44 cheaper
Nine more
awards
92 times the
maximum
resolution
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Canon
CP1300
£80.10
Better Kagoo
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Four years
newer
Better brand
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Canon
CP1000
£70.98
£8 cheaper
Better brand
Newer by one
year
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Epson
XP-8500
£79.00
Better Kagoo
Score
One more award
64 times the
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Epson
Stylus Photo R2000
£20.63
£318 cheaper
Better Kagoo
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Expert reviews
are a bit
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Canon
Pro-100
£339.00
Four years
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Two more awards
Better
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Canon
CP1200
£75.00
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Instax Share SP-2
£77.00
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Canon
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£75.00
£51 cheaper
Better Kagoo
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Three more
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Instax
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£125.88
Bigger maximum
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Eight months
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Epson
R3000
£36.00
£44 cheaper
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CP1300
£80.10
Better Kagoo
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More popular

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.

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.

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Cost

First up, 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.

Photo Printer Retailers, Prices and Features

Photo Printer Prices

We currently list 46 photo printers ranging from £20 to £1,060. The average price of a new photo printer is £184 and 80% of photo printers are priced between £29 and £499. The cheapest photo printer that we found is the Epson Stylus Photo R2000 at only £21, and the most expensive is the Canon Pro 9000 Mark II at £1,060.

Photo Printer Brands - Price Range

The highest average photo printer price out of all brands is OKI photo printers with an average price of £499. OKI photo printers range in price from £499 to £499.

The second highest average photo printer price out of all brands is Canon photo printers with an average price of £215. Canon photo printers start at £23 and their most expensive photo printer costs £1,060.

Sony photo printers start at £155 and their most expensive photo printer costs £155. The average price of Sony photo printers is £155 which is the third highest average price of all photo printer brands.

Photo Printer Brands - Average Ratings

We have analysed 919 expert reviews and 2,227 user reviews for photo printers and used this data to calculate the average rating for each brand of photo printer.

Biggest Photo Printer Retailers

We found 36 current offers for photo printers from eBay making it the biggest photo printer retailer. That is much bigger than the second biggest retailer, Amazon UK for whom we found 22 current offers for photo printers. The third biggest retailer is PC World Business with 14 current photo printer offers.

When Are Most New Photo Printers Released?

Over the last 3 years we couldn't see any clear trend in the release month for new photo printers. May was the biggest month last year for new photo printers, with 10 new photo printers released that month. In 2017 most new photo printers were released in September, with eight new photo printers released that month. Six new photo printers were released in September 2016 making it the biggest month that year as well for new photo printer releases.

How Fast Do Photo Printer Prices Drop After Release?

On average photo printers drop in price by 4% in the first 6 months after release. On a typical new photo printer costing £184, by waiting 6 months before buying you could save on average £7.

Maximum Resolutions

'Maximum Resolution' indicates the largest image resolution (detail level) that the photo printer is capable of printing at.

We found 27 photo printers that are 300 x 300 DPI photo printers, which makes this the most common maximum resolution amongst new photo printers. 5760 x 1440 DPI is the second most common maximum resolution amongst new photo printers. We found 21 photo printers that are 5760 x 1440 DPI photo printers.

A larger print resolution means that the photo printer will be able to produce more detailed, sharper photos - leading to a far higher-quality end result.

Maximum Print Sizes

'Maximum Print Size' is the largest possible size paper that the printer is capable of printing onto. Larger sizes mean that the photo printer is more versatile, and can handle different print jobs.

We found 40 photo printers that are photo printers that have an A4 / Letter max print size, which makes A4 / Letter the most frequently found maximum print size amongst new photo printers. The second most popular maximum print size amongst new photo printers is 10x15. We found 21 photo printers that are photo printers that have a 10x15 max print size.

Which Are the Cheapest Retailers for Photo Printers?

The chart below helps you decide which retailer is normally cheapest for buying photo printers. For each retailer it shows the total number of photo printers where they currently have a market leading price. The chart below helps you decide which retailer is normally cheapest for buying photo printers. For each retailer we took all of their prices and looked at what proportion of those prices where the cheapest on the market. The cheapest retailer that we found was eBay. 21 of their photo printer prices were the cheapest that could be found anywhere.

Proportion of Photo Printers for Which Each Retailer is Cheapest?

Assessing how cheap each retailer is for photo printers by counting the number of cheapest prices for that retailer, makes the retailers that offer the greatest number of photo printer prices more likely to offer the greatest number of cheapest prices. The chart below considers the proportion of each retailer's photo printer prices that are the cheapest compared to other retailers. The cheapest retailer that we found using this approach was eBay. 58.3% of their photo printer prices were the cheapest that could be found anywhere.

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