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Top 5 Best Wireless Photo Printers

Getting your photos from your camera to the computer can be tricky enough, with all the different cables, inputs, and software it often requires. Luckily, the newest generation of photo printers don’t even require a connection to a personal computer—you can in many cases print directly from a Wi-Fi enabled camera or device. Ready to take the plunge and invest in a machine that ensures your memories are preserved in tangible form for all posterity, but don’t want to mess with complicated set up and wiring? Here are the top five wireless photo printers on the market today.


HP Envy 4500

Pros:
• All-in-one scanner, copier and ink jet printer
• Fast printing (22–27 pages per minute)
Wireless, but has slot for printing directly from memory card
• Borderless printing

Cons:
• Doesn’t feel sturdy or durable
• Too heavy to be portable
• Goes through ink quickly

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Canon Selphy CP900 Compact

Pros:
• Creative effects / possible to edit in-printer
• Battery pack so can use even without electric outlet
• App to smartphone makes it easy to print directly from phone
• Extremely durable dye-sublimation prints
Very small and portable

Cons:
• Only prints 4×6” size
• Ink is expensive (about $30); can only print about 100 images per cartridge
• Incompatible with Windows OS 8

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Canon Pixma iP8720

Pros:
• Can print large-scale images
• Six dedicated ink tanks, including grey (studio-quality B&W prints)
• Very high 9600 x 2400 resolution
• Easy device- or camera-to-printer wireless connectivity

Cons:
• Expensive for home-only use
• Speed of printing is average
• Wireless input from computer (after using editing software, for example) is cumbersome

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Fujifilm Instax Share SP–1

Pros:
• Dedicated smartphone printer, no computer necessary
• Very small and portable, perfect for vacation
• Print quality is high, little pixilation
• Can choose from variety of templates

Cons:
• Pricey prints (with paper and ink ends up close to $3 / print)
• Doesn’t have any other function

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Epson Stylus Photo 1400

Pros:
• Six individual ink cartridges for true studio-style printing
• Can print stunning 5760 x 1440 resolution prints in less than one minute
• Can print large format photos
• Very durable prints
• One-year manufacturer warranty

Cons:
Very large, not portable at all
• Cartridges are very expensive
• Paper jams easily and printer head tends to clog

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