A photo printer is an inject printer, which prints high-quality and sharp, coloured pictures. Pixmania provides you with a wide range of Photo Printer models to suit your needs.
Stop watching all your pictures on computer screen
A photo printer has become essential these days due to the popularity of digital cameras. A photo printer can either print only high quality photos or photos with other documents. It is capable of printing photos with or without a PC. A photo printer is different from the general printer because it uses many colour cartridges as compared to the general printer. Photo printer’s price varies on the functions and the common feature in a photo printer is the ability to edit red eye, border options, and colour effects.
What Brand and what type of photo printer
There are mainly three kinds of photo printers available in the market. The first kind is the inkjet photo printer that takes the image print out by spraying pigmented ink or dye based ink through many nozzles on the printing paper. For high quality printers, brands like canon and HP have come with additional colours like light magenta and light cyan. The inkjet printer produces high quality and sharp pictures. The second type is the Dye Sublimation printer, also called as thermal dye and dye sub printer. In this kind of a printer, the photo is printed when the CMYK colour ribbon gets heated and the colour is transferred on the paper. Olympus, Canon and Rollei offers this kind of a photo printer. The third kind of is called the laser photo printer, which uses a different kind of a dye transfer process, offering traditional photo prints. These printers are generally used for portraits.
What to look out for while buying a printer?
If you a photo enthusiast and like to click pictures often and get them printed, you should consider a printer that is capable of connecting directly to your digital camera. Some printers also come with memory card slots, which allow you to transfer photos without connecting a cord to the camera. Before purchasing a photo printer, always go to a store that displays photos with the model for you to see the actual quality of the images. If you are a traveller and would like to take print outs on the go, then consider a compact printer that comes in a shape and size of a lunch box. These however can print photos only.