Whatever the size, whether compact or robust, there's always that type of photo printer that can surely satisfy.

While there are people who choose to keep photos stored in memory sticks, PC or on cloud, there are those who still prefer to have them printed out.

Whether the need for printed photos is for a personal hobby or a big occasion, nothing can compare to that feeling of looking at a printed image anytime and anywhere you wish.

Here are the best photo printers available on the market today.

HP Photosmart C310A. When it comes to top-quality photographs and fine printing speed, the HP Photosmart C310A is the real deal. Apart from getting excellent color resolution, users can also have an impressive choice of paper sizes and the ability to stock this wireless inkjet printer with 125 sheets of paper. Other features include a dpi resolution of 9600 x 2400 for colored photos and 600 x 600 for black and white prints, a 4.3 inch LCD color touchscreen, a healthy selection of print media and sizes, double-sided printing, and the ability to print and share photos with several PCs.


Canon Pixma MG6220. The Canon Pixma MG6220 is a home-oriented inkjet photo printer that can be used both in one's home or office. The front panel features Photo Copy, Advanced Photo Copy and standard Copy commands. Users can also choose to print photos that come directly from the web and switch between Picasa Web and Canon Image Gateway Albums. Based on speed and output quality, it is ideal for printing photos more than business documents.

HP Envy 100. The HP Envy 100 is touted as a fashionable all-in-one printer that has a cutting-edge design. With its sleek body, elegant documentation and eye-catching control panel, it's the type of printer that every user would show off. This printer easily supports ePrinting, which means that the user can print to the machine wherever his location is by simply forwarding a document to the printer's personal email address. Moreover, it allows direct user interaction through the use of web applications. These are small programs that can be accessed from the printer even when it's not connected to a computer.

Epson Stylus Photo R2880. Built with the new UltraChrome K3 ink system, the Epson Stylus Photo R2880 is the best printer for semi-professional and professional types of photo printing jobs. It uses an impressive array of eight colors that offer a choice of black, two grey inks, and magenta. Other features include the capacity to print a maximum paper width of 13 inches, a control panel that nestles four buttons and three indicators, PictBridge socket, dual USB sockets and a special valve within the cartridge to prevent the ink from drying out.

Epson PictureMate Charm PM 225. Looking more like a small portable cooler, the Epson PictureMate Charm PM 225 is designed to focus not so much on speed but high quality. It's also user-friendly as it performs the job in a straightforward manner. Other features include a 2.5 inch color LCD screen, a paper tray that can hold 20 sheets of photo paper sized 4 x 6, and dpi resolution of 5760 x 1440. It assures that every photo printed is free from smudging and fading. Photos are protected from water damage and can last years.

Kodak ESP C310. The Kodak ESP C310 is one of the most affordable printers available on the market today. It even offers a low running cost: a monochrome page will cost only 3.7 cents while a color page will cost 11.3 cents. Two of its strongest features are printing high-quality photos and a fast photo printing speed. Apart from printing, the C310 can also scan, copy and connect by either WiFi or USB cable. Other features include the ability to print from PictBridge cameras and memory cards, a 1.5-inch LCD screen for easy previewing of photos before printing, and a hundred-sheet paper tray.

HP DesignJet T120 ePrinter. The HP DesignJet T120 ePrinter is a wide-format color printer capable of printing photos and diagrams of up to 24 inches wide (D size). It also supports printing from cut sheets or rolls. The printer, according to HP, is designed to cater mostly to freelance professionals and AEC (architecture, engineering, and construction) students. It measures 11.2 x 20.9 inches and weighs 56 lbs. The DesignJet T120 ePrinter is perfect for anyone who is keen on printing materials that have a wide format.

Canon Pixma iP100. The Canon Pixma iP100 is one of those mobile printers that have the portability feature of a laptop. It's a good choice for those who are always on the go and need a printer that can keep up with their activities. Resembling its predecessor, the Pixma iP90v, the iP100 is no doubt a better model, which boasts faster speed and enhanced paper handling. There's also the ability to deliver better page yields from the cartridges, which allows the ink to last longer. Other features include a PictBridge connector for easy direct printing from cameras, a straightforward setup ability, photo printing average speed of 1:45 for every 4 x 6 and 4:11 for every 8 x 10, impressive paper handling, and an array of options that include a Bluetooth adapter, car power adapter, rechargeable battery and recharger.

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