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
Oct 2015
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
Average Rating
 3.8 stars
 3.4 stars
 3.8 stars
 3.8 stars
 3.3 stars
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
40% Positive
60% Negative
Look and Feel
50% Positive
50% Negative
100% Positive
100% Positive
Price
100% Negative
50% Positive
50% Negative

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