Photography Printers

Recommended Printers for Photography

Printing has become rarer these days as online albums have replaced physical ones, but there is something special about holding a physical photograph in your hand after a day of shooting. Photo albums filled with Polaroids and your drug store 4 x 6s always seem to hold a place in people’s hearts as they reminisce about old times. Now, with technological improvements in the printing world and the digital revolution, setting up a print lab at home is quite simple. Here are a few of our favorite printers, available today, for photographers who want to create beautiful works of art for their walls, desks, and tables.

Epson SureColor P800/P600 Inkjet Printers

Offering a reformulated 9-color Ultrachrome HD pigment-based ink palette, Epson’s latest SureColor printers will deliver vivid prints with an exceptionally wide color gamut and deep blacks. The P800 and P600 allow users to print quite large, up to 17" and 13" wide, respectively, and they both have options for using roll papers for creating spectacular panoramic images. Also, these models feature tilting color touchscreens for intuitive control and checking printer status. Another benefit is the addition of Wi-Fi connectivity, along with the more common USB 2.0 and Ethernet options.

Epson has long stood among the top printer manufacturers and it is no surprise that these printers will be a favorite of many photographers, me included. Another bonus for these models is a driver with built-in profiles for Epson’s entire lineup of photographic papers and Advanced Black & White control.

Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-1000 Inkjet Printer

The imagePROGRAF PRO-1000 from Canon is the most recent option on this list, and it is quite impressive. Sporting the distinctive red line normally found on Canon’s pro-level L-series lenses, this printer is designed with photographers in mind and is the company’s first desktop printer for large 17" wide images. It has a large print head that uses FINE printing technology and the L-COA PRO image processing engine found in Canon’s large-format units that produce crisp images quickly. Also, it has an 11-color LUCIA PRO pigment-based ink set with a Chroma Optimizer to create color-accurate images with a wide gamut. Additionally, this printer is equipped with a vacuum feeder system that accurately and quickly feeds media through the unit.

Canon PIXMA PRO-1 Inkjet Printer

A strong option in the inkjet photo arena, Canon’s PIXMA PRO-1, along with its siblings the PRO-10 and PRO-100, are optimized for photographic printing and offer a wide selection so nearly any photographer will find one that fits their needs. Of course, the flagship PRO-1 sits at the top, mostly thanks to an advanced 12-color LUCIA pigment-based ink set, far more colors than any competitors. This includes five different monochrome inks for creating very fine gradations in tone, along with a selection of different colors, including Red and a clear Chroma Optimizer. Also, the printer does not require any swapping of black ink when moving from glossy to matte paper—a significant time saver.

The PRO-1 offers great paper handling, as well, with the ability to handle 13 x 19" and 14 x 17" sheets up to 350 gsm in weight. Speed is also paramount, as it can create an 8 x 10" photo in just 2 minutes 10 seconds. It has disc-printing capabilities and is very quiet.

DNP DS40 Professional Photo Printer

DNP’s dye sublimation printers, such as the DS40, are an alternative to the common inkjet, and offer speed, quality, and portability by using specialized paper rolls and ink ribbons. This makes them great for use in photo booths or when you want to deliver prints on location. This unit can handle anything from 2 x 6" to 6 x 8" and, in high-speed mode, it can produce a 4 x 6" photo in just 8 seconds. An extremely unique function is that, using the same photo paper, the DS40 can produce both glossy and matte prints.

Canon PIXMA PRO-100 Professional Photo Inkjet Printer - Bundle - with CLI-42 Color 8 Ink Value Pack, and SG-201 Photo Paper Plus Semi-Gloss 13x19" 50 Sheets
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  • e Canon PIXMA PRO-100 Wireless Professional Inkjet Photo Printer features a 4800 x 2400 dpi resolution and Canon s FINE technology with an ink drop as small as 3.0...
  • he PictBridge cable is not included Print SpeedsPrint an 8.0x10 image in approximately 51 seconds and an 11x14 image in approximately 1 minute 30 secondsCanon...
  • Pro PrintingThe powerful Print Studio Pro plug-in software provides professional photographers effective printing solutions and can directly hand-over image data...
X-Port Professional Expandable Portfolio (12"x16" Small) - For Art, Photography, Laptop Computer & Portable Printer, Tablet and Documents (Opens up to 6" of Depth for Insertion When Expanded)
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  • FIVE STAR RATED! The X-Port Expandable Portfolios Have A Track Record Of 15 Years In Diverse Fields Of Industry And Is The Highest Quality Expandable Portfolio...
  • Twice The Capacity Of Competing Portfolios! Expands To An Amazing Six Inches Of Depth And Fits Items That Don t Fit In Ordinary Portfolios, While Remaining Light...
  • Constructed From Tough 600 Denier Polyester, Which Is Tear-Proof, Water Resistant, And Cleans Up Easily. Loads Easily From The Top - No Zipper To Get In The Way!
  • Revolutionary Design Combines Rigid Sides and Expanding Gusset Resulting In Outstanding Protection That Stands Up On Its Own And Keeps Your Valuable Materials Protected...
  • 100% 30 Day Money Back Guarantee And Two Year Warranty - If You Don t Absolutely Love Your X-Port Expandable Portfolio We Will Refund The Cost Or Replace It!
Canon Canon PIXMA MP160 All-In-One Photo Printer (Gray)
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  • Sleek, stylish unit can help improve office efficiency and productivity
  • offers resolution as high as 4800 by 1200 color dots per inch and copy speeds up to 22 pages per minute in monochrome and 17 ppm in color
  • Print photos directly from a PictBridge compatible camera or DV camcorder; borderless 4 x 6 photos print in just 52 seconds
  • Comes with a one-year warranty
  • All-In-One photo printer lets you print, copy and scan photos and documents
Epson Epson Stylus NX230 Small-in-One Inkjet Printer, 5760 x 1440 Optimized dpi Resolution, 4.3 ISO ppm Black/2.2 ISO ppm Color Print Speed
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  • Easy Epson Wireless: connect to your wireless network in seconds
  • Epson Connect: get instant wireless printing of photos and attachments right from smartphones, iPads, tablets and popular mobile devices
  • Small-in-One: space-saving design; great performance
  • Quiet operation: focus on what s important
  • Truly touchable photos and documents: instant-dry ink for smudge, fade and water resistant prints
Polaroid 2x3 inch Premium ZINK Photo Paper TWIN PACK (20 Sheets) - Compatible With Polaroid Snap, Z2300, SocialMatic Instant Cameras & Zip Instant Printer
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  • Smudge-Proof, Water- & Tear-Resistant; Reproduces Millions of Vivid, Hi-Res Colors
  • Earth Friendly; No Cartridges & No Extra Packaging to Discard for Reduced Waste
  • Peel-Off & Sticky-Backed; Prints Dry to Touch & with Protective Polymer Overcoat
  • Long-Lasting Image; Fade-Resistant Even with Exposure to Light, Heat & Humidity
  • Latest Version; Reinvented M230 Premium Formulation Ensures Peak Performance
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