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Top 5 Best Photo Printers

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When the Polaroid Land Camera hit the scene in 1972, they instantly (pun intended) revolutionized the way we thought about photography. No longer did film take hours to develop in a darkroom—the age of instant imaging gratification had dawned. Today, with digital cameras, far more images are produced instantly than on analog film. But there’s something to be said for having tangible photos in an album, and luckily you don’t need a darkroom to do it. Here are our top five best photo printers on the market today.


Canon Pixma iP100

Pros:
• Very small, able to take traveling on vacation (weighs about four pounds)
• Bluetooth-enabled
• Prints more than photos
• Prints are crisp and print quickly

Cons:
• Paper can jam easily
• No printing tray (prints come from printer onto floor)
• Doesn’t have separate tanks for individual ink colors

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HP Photosmart C310A

Pros:
• AirPrint enabled (no drivers needed to print from Apple products)
Wireless-enabled
• Prints 33 pages per minute (very fast)
• Can hold 125 sheets of paper

Cons:
• Heavy, not transportable (weighs nearly 17 pounds)
• Goes through ink quickly
• Can get glitchy after extensive use

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Kodak Easyshare 500

Pros:
• Can print from all types of memory cards
• Prints directly and wirelessly from device (don’t need computer)
• Four print size choices
• Can do basic editing from LCD printing screen (ie: red eye removal, cropping)

Cons:
• Dye-subliminal printer, not ink jet—colors aren’t true
• Doesn’t print photos over 3.5MB

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Canon Selphy CP910

Pros:
• Borderless printing
• Mobile / wireless printing directly from devices
• AirPrint enabled (no drivers needed to print from Apple products)
Compact and portable

Cons:
• Dye-subliminal printer, not ink jet—colors aren’t true
• Not compatible out of the box with Mac IOS 10.9
• Paper jams easily

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Epson PictureMate Charm PM 225

Pros:
• Relatively lightweight (weighs under eight pounds)
Very high imaging quality
• Wireless-enabled
• Can print black and white or sepia

Cons:
• Goes through ink quickly
• No in-printer editing options
• Maximum printing size is only 4×6”

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