Photo printers – they’re a way to capture the much-treasured moments we experience with friends and family but forget too quickly. While most of us click photos and forgot to look at them on our phones, printing a photo gives the photo a new dimension of feeling. In fact, we think photo printers, be they portable printers, mini pocket-sized printers or instant photo printers – should always be available at home.
Are Home Photo Printers worth it?
If you love to put together a photo book or a collage of your favorite memories in print, then yes – you need a photo printer for your home. Because photo printers are highly affordable, this is a purchase you will not regret making. So, if you think your photos deserve to be more than just occupied memory space in your device, this is for you.
We’ve put together the best photo printers for your home, after testing out thousands of printers.
Kodak Dock Plus 4x6 Instant Photo Printer
Once you begin to understand how the Kodak Dock Plus 4x6 Instant Photo Printer works, it will be your favorite companion for your travels. The photo quality is pretty awesome, and the printer can generate both pictures that are borderless and have borders. All this, while the cost of printing a photo comes down to 40% of the original cost. Because all the photos come laminated, you can be sure that they will last for a long time.
Liene 4x6'' Photo Printer
Designed for the avid photo printer, the Liene 4x6'' Photo Printer can produce vibrant colors on your photo papers, bringing them to life. You can even connect with the device with the built-in hotspot connection to get real-time prints of those moments that have just passed. If you’re someone venturing into the world of photography and want to see how your clicks can decorate your room, you need to get one of these.
Canon PIXMA TS202 Inkjet Photo Printer
The hybrid ink system of the Canon PIXMA TS202 Inkjet Photo Printer offers fine detailing to your documents and photos, and so it quickly found its way in front of our eyes. Coming from Canon, a leader in printer technology, you can be sure about the quality of the product and the output. If your kid is running late for school but forgot to print out their homework, this is what will save your child from the D grade.
HP ENVY Photo 7858 All-in-One Inkjet Photo Printer
The HP ENVY Photo 7858 All-in-One Inkjet Photo Printer is the device for anything and everything printing – it uses the thermal inkjet technology from HP and can handle up to 1200 x 1200 dpi in all images. Using an HP device always feels easy – like the software was designed for humans to use. For those of you working from home and who need a device for printing, this is the go-to.
KODAK Step Wireless Mobile Photo Mini Printer
The KODAK Step Wireless Mobile Photo Mini Printer is the smallest portable photo printer you will find – but it can do whatever you ask of it and more. Print your precious moments right now by connecting your phone or tablet to the device using Bluetooth and stick them up on the wall with the paper's sticky ends. With its claims of being able to print in less than a minute, we think this packs quite the power.
HP Sprocket Studio 4x6” Instant Photo Printer
The HP Sprocket Studio 4x6” Instant Photo Printer is the coolest cutest looking printer we’ve seen available online. It delivers beautifully colored photos that really capture the moment. When you compare all the pros and cons of all your choices, you will inevitably end up choosing this product. In fact, the memories that this device will create are priceless, but allow you to cherish them again and again.
Canon SELPHY CP1300 Desktop or Portable Inkjet Laser Photo Printer
If you've ever had problems with printing photos, the Canon SELPHY CP1300 Desktop or Portable Inkjet Laser Photo Printer will wipe all your tears away. All you need to do is enter the printing cartridge, load the paper tray, boot up the SD card to load up your image and press print. With the Canon SELPHY CP1300 Desktop or Portable Inkjet Laser Photo Printer, you have good quality picture printing, with connectivity options to multiple devices at a faster rate than most printers.
Epson PictureMate PM-400 Wireless Compact Color Photo Printer
If you want to share those special moments with your loved ones to treasure, the Epson PictureMate PM-400 Wireless Compact Color Photo Printer is what will hold your hand and walk you through it. Designed for the travel life, it is portable and snugly fits into the suitcase. One thing we liked about this printer is that we can use any brand of printing paper without worrying about the print quality.
ZJX Bluetooth Photo Printer
Get instant photos that are waterproof, anti-fingerprint and do not lose color, with the ZJX Bluetooth Photo Printer. With printing simplified through its own app, it can print up to 20 photos at one go. You can also edit the photos through the app to give your photo a basic lift in color, hue, etc. If you're looking for a budget-friendly printer, this would be it.
Lifeprint 3x4.5 Portable Photo and Video Printer
The Lifeprint 3x4.5 Portable Photo and Video Printer is an extremely sleek-looking device, almost betraying its true function. It is just about the size of a wallet, making it easy to just toss into your bag with all your other essentials. And yes, we think this photo printer is essential - you will use it just as you would a makeup kit.
WDBBY Mini Portable Printer
With the printing of 320 dpi high-quality photos in under 10 seconds, the WDBBY Mini Portable Printer is an intelligent device that can allow you to print directly from your social media profiles on Meta and Instagram. It also comes with multiple templates so that you can decide whether the final output should be in split or collage designs. We're not ashamed to say that we love this product.
iDPRT 2X3'' Mini Photo Printer
The iDPRT 2X3'' Mini Photo Printer employs a no-ink printing technique, with the help of Zink paper. What this means is that this pocket-sized printer helps you say goodbye to all those ink cartridges that empty too quickly for your liking. The images are better defined, and the colors are much more life-like. For grandparents, gifting is the fastest way to get your grandchildren to spend more time with you.
HP OfficeJet Pro 6978 Wireless All-in-One Photo Printer
The HP OfficeJet Pro 6978 Wireless All-in-One Photo Printer is an office staple - no office can do without it. Incredibly convenient to use. We found this one to be the most affordable of the complete printing solutions available in the market. The design is also sleek, giving it the vibes of office décor. If there was a printer that deserved 5 stars, it would be this one.
Epson Expression Photo
The Epson Expression Photo is one of the most compact, large-photo printing devices we’ve reviewed, capable of printing photos up to 13” x 19”. With its 6 color inks, 2.4” color LCD and automatic two-sided printing, you get ultra-high-definition photos from this compact printer. It is also just a little larger than the student ruler – it can easily fit itself in your bag’s side pockets.
Brother Printer MFCJ825DW Wireless Color Photo Printer
The Brother Printer MFCJ825DW Wireless Color Photo Printer is an all-in-one multi-function printer that is ideally sized for the small or home office. Print directly from your social media profiles or photo-sharing apps. You can also print directly onto your blank DVDs, CDs or Blu-ray discs. With the help of its high yield LC Series Ink Cartridges, your daily printing costs.
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