Top 3 Photo Printers To Buy This Christmas Dec 01, 2013 10:00 by Matt Bird

Looking to treat a loved one to a new photo printer but don’t know which to buy? You’re in luck!

Below are the top 3 home photo printers this Christmas, after considering buy price, performance and reliability (we’ve not included high end models, we’re assuming you don’t want to spend £800+).

Enjoy the recommendations, and have a lovely Christmas and New Year!


Top Overall Christmas Printer:

Epson Expression Premium XP-750

epson-x750-smallThe XP-750 is a fantastic photo printer and definitely one to look at this Christmas. It uses Epson Elephant photo inks, a six cartridge range of inks that give outstanding prints.

It’s stunning performance comes from the 2 extra cartridges to your normal 4, a light cyan and light magenta, which significantly increase the possible colours your printer can produce.

What does this mean for you? It means you’ll see a far richer final photo print, with smooth colour gradients and tones in all of your pictures.

Photos will last a very long time, and the Epson can handle a range of different photo papers giving you huge flexibility in what you print.

Handily, the XP-750 also doubles as a reliable home/small office printer, with lots of functionality and solid document printing. This makes it a standout printer this Christmas and a top pick.


Running costs: Epson XP-750 ink cartridges



Close 2nd: HP Photosmart 7510 e-All-in-one

hp-7510-inkIf you’re after more of a “do-everything printer, that can do photos as well”, then the HP 7510 e-all-in-one is more to your liking.

It has your normal four cartridges plus an extra photo black that is used for your photo printing. This gives your photos a beautiful finish as good as any leading photo printer, with far deeper colours particularly noticeable on blacks and greys.

Again, you can use different photo papers in this machine for a range of photo finishes, and with a choice of high capacity XL cartridges it will work out cheaper to run than the Epson too.

All that, plus ADF copier, fax, ePrint capability and wireless. Bargain!


Running costs: HP 7510 e-all-in-one ink carridges



Top Portable Printer – Canon Selphy CP900

canon-selphy-cp900Looking for a printer you can move around, and just plug in and print from when needed? The CP900 is the best of a fantastic range of Canon Selphy machines that specialise in just that.

This printer is tiny, and easily carried around, and you can purchase an optional rechargeable battery if you want to use it out and about.

You have a choice of 3 print sizes: Postcard (148 x 100mm) , Square (50 x 50mm) or credit card (86 x 54mm), giving you flexibility in your prints.

The CP900 also comes with Wi-Fi connectivity for wireless printing anywhere you can find a connection, and amazingly manages to include a 2.7″ LCD display for previewing your photos on.

Simply put, you won’t find better this Christmas for prints on the go!


Running costs: Canon Selphy CP900 ink



We hope these pointers help you find your ideal machine, and if you do pick one up let us know how you get on with it!

If you have any questions or follow ups just let us know below, and have a lovely Christmas :)

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