Updated on 29 November 2013 by

A graphic printer is any printer capable of printing graphics, these are the most common and popular printers today. Good examples of these printers are inkjet and laser printers.

Almost all the printers available now have the photo/graphics printing capability. It not unusual to find the inkjets and the MFP or all in one printers leading the market in this segment, but the latest lasers are also proving their worth here.

The thing to note when buying the graphics printers is the color print quality. Improvements in the color technology has made it possible to have near original quality prints. Color ink efficiencies with better affordable replacements have made it cheaper to print photos at home or office.

Typically used by the architects, graphic designers etc who require clear, crisp colors when printing on different medias, paper sizes and types, the best graphic printers are usually inkjets. Although they are expensive because of the multiple color inks used, but for the serious professional it is well worth the money spent. These wide/large format printers are slow to print but the large dpi resolutions of 1000+ results in excellent color/black prints.

For the occasional photo printing the best graphics printers are from Canon and Epson which are available within the $100 to $400 range while the above $1000 is for the professionals, designers or photographers.

Check out the latest graphics printers of this year to get the best quality color prints from those mentioned here.


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Epson WorkForce ET-4550 EcoTank All-in-One
HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M277dw
Brother MFC-J5720DW
Samsung Multifunction Xpress M2885FW
HP Envy 5540 All-in-One
Epson WorkForce ET-4550 EcoTank All-in-One
HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M277dw
Brother MFC-J5720DW
Samsung Multifunction Xpress M2885FW
HP Envy 5540 All-in-One
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Release Date
Aug 2015
Jun 2015
Apr 2015
Jul 2015
Oct 2015
Printer Type
Ink Jet, All-In-One, Standard All-Purpose
Laser, All-In-One
Ink Jet, All-In-One, Standard All-Purpose
Laser, All-In-One
Ink Jet, All-In-One, Photo All-Purpose
Output Type
1-pass color
1-pass color
1-pass color
Monochrome
1-pass color
Platform
Android, iOS, Linux, Mac OS, Windows
Linux, Mac OS, Windows
Mac OS, Windows
Linux, Mac OS, Windows
Maximum Resolution(BW) - Horizontal
1200.0 dpi
600.0 dpi
1200.0 dpi
600.0 dpi
Maximum Resolution(BW) - Vertical
4800.0 dpi
600.0 dpi
6000.0 dpi
4800.0 dpi
Average Rating
 3.7 stars
 3.7 stars
 4.0 stars
 3.8 stars
 3.4 stars
Ease of Use
33% Positive
67% Negative
50% Positive
50% Negative
87% Positive
13% Negative
55% Positive
45% Negative
44% Positive
56% Negative
Quality
100% Positive
75% Positive
25% Negative
28% Positive
72% Negative
75% Positive
25% Negative
100% Positive
Economy
100% Positive
20% Positive
80% Negative
80% Positive
20% Negative
50% Positive
50% Negative
75% Positive
25% Negative
Performance
16% Positive
84% Negative
75% Positive
25% Negative
33% Positive
67% Negative
66% Positive
34% Negative
40% Positive
60% Negative
Scanner
100% Positive
100% Positive