We may live in a digital age, but that doesn’t mean people don’t still enjoy the feel and appearance of physical photos. Whether you need to produce professional-quality art, photos for scrapbooking, or print out a wallet-sized image on the go, we’ve selected some of the best photo printers for home use.
The Canon Pixma Pro-100
A solid overall printer, the Canon Pixma Pro-100 uses dye ink instead of pigment ink for longer-lasting photos that resist fading. How long-lasting are the photos produced by the Pixma Pro-100? Canon claims they’ll last for over a century.
The Epson XP-980 Wireless Photo Printer
Like the Canon Pixma Pro-100, the Epson Xp-980 offers solid, all-around performance. The printer easily connects to smartphones, tablets, and computers through Wifi, and even prints directly from Facebook accounts. The printer uses six inks designed to keep photos from fading.
The FujiFilm Instax Share SP-1 Smartphone Printer
The first portable printer on this list, the SP-1 Smartphone Printer can print up to 100 photos on two lithium batteries. The printer is compatible with both iOS and Android smartphones and tablets, and prints out 2” x 3.5” portraits. The accompanying app allows you to customize images with templates and filters before printing.
Hewlett-Packard ENVY 7640 All-in-One Printer
Another of the best photo printers for home, the ENVY 7640 can print images from smartphones, tablets, computers, and flash drives, including Picture Keeper drives. If you sign up for HP’s Instant Ink replacement service, the printer will send an order for replacement ink cartridges automatically.
Selphy CP910 Compact Photo Printer
Speed is the Selphy CP910’s claim to a place on our list of the best photo printers for home use: the CP910 can print a photo-quality 4” by 6” image in under fifty seconds. You can print from SD cards and USB drives, or connect to computers, smartphones, and tablets through Wi-Fi. The printer screen allows you to crop and touch up photos before printing, and the CP910 can also print images as stickers.
The Polaroid ZIP Mobile Printer
This little pocket printer produces smudge-proof wallet-sized photos with peel-off sticky backs. The Polaroid Zip uses Bluetooth to connect to smartphones and tablets, so a lack of Wi-Fi won’t prevent you from printing your memories.
The Kodak Dock
Remember the magic of printing out an instant photo? Reclaim that feeling with the Kodak Dock’s one-touch printing. Just load your picture on your smartphone and place the phone in the dock for instant 4” by 6” photos. The printer’s companion app includes filters, stickers, and other customizable features, and the printer is also compatible with iPads, digital cameras, and USB drives.
The Hewlett-Packard Sprocket
The HP Sprocket is a portable, Bluetooth-compatible printer that creates wallet-sized photos from your smartphone or tablet. The Sprocket is also compatible with most social media sites.
The Canon imagePROGRAF Pro-1000
Some might argue the imagePROGRAF Pro-1000 doesn’t merit a place on a list of the best photo printers for home use, as this seventy-pound behemoth is designed with professional photography in mind. If you’re looking for glossy professional-level prints that scream to be framed, however, this high-end printer is for you. Capable of connecting with USB 2.0 outlets, the imagePROGRAF also offers ethernet and Wi-Fi capabilities. Its size allows it to print up to 17” x 20” photos with amazing colors and crispness.
Like these printers? Make sure you backup all of your prints with the Picture Keeper Connect!