Updated on 3 December 2015 by

The best digital printers achieve photo-like prints by implementing either of the two printing technology like Inkjet and dye-sublimation and are some of the best photo printers of 2015.

Dye-sub, the less popular of the two uses a heating procedure to mix colours on a specially coated paper which gives a continuous tone. The protective layer added over the dyes prevents smudging and blotching after printing. Dye-subs utilize printing media that are brand specific and are used in consumer compact photo printers.

Inkjet technology currently dominates the digital printing sphere, and uses a printhead to spray distinct colours in miniscule droplets onto a specially coated paper, with such precision that though the colours aren't really mixed on the paper, they still produce sharp, accurate and vibrant images.

Available in a gamut of types these printers go from low end models capable of printing A4 (8.5 inch-wide) sheets, to the more professional models which can print A3 (11X17), super A3 (13X19) and A2 (17X22) sizes.

Furthermore, these higher end models offer other advantages like being equipped for printing on a variety of media like thicker and heavy art paper; and the best digital photo printers are also more economical in the long run (purchase price aside), since their cartridges are pretty large and don't need frequent replacements.


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Epson PictureMate PM-400 Personal Photo Lab
HP Envy 5540 All-in-One
Canon Pixma MG5720 Wireless Inkjet All-in-One
Epson SureColor P600
Canon Pixma MG6820 Wireless Inkjet All-in-One
Epson PictureMate PM-400 Personal Photo Lab
HP Envy 5540 All-in-One
Canon Pixma MG5720 Wireless Inkjet All-in-One
Epson SureColor P600
Canon Pixma MG6820 Wireless Inkjet All-in-One
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Release Date
Nov 2015
Oct 2015
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Mar 2015
Nov 2015
Printer Type
Ink Jet, Dedicated Photo
Ink Jet, All-In-One, Photo All-Purpose
Ink Jet, All-In-One, Photo All-Purpose
Ink Jet, Photo All-Purpose
Ink Jet, All-In-One, Photo All-Purpose
Output Type
1-pass color
1-pass color
1-pass color
1-pass color
1-pass color
Cost Per Page (Mono)
39.0 cents
5.8 cents
4.7 cents
4.7 cents
Cost Per Page (Color)
39.0 cents
15.2 cents
13.7 cents
13.7 cents
Ease of Use
50% Positive
50% Negative
44% Positive
56% Negative
100% Positive
75% Positive
25% Negative
50% Positive
50% Negative
Quality
66% Positive
34% Negative
100% Positive
100% Positive
100% Positive
85% Positive
15% Negative
Connectivity
66% Positive
34% Negative
60% Positive
40% Negative
66% Positive
34% Negative
100% Positive
50% Positive
50% Negative
Look and Feel
50% Positive
50% Negative
100% Positive
100% Positive
Price
100% Negative
50% Positive
50% Negative
Performance
50% Positive
50% Negative
40% Positive
60% Negative
100% Positive
25% Positive
75% Negative

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