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The best printers for photos have predominant picture quality without being high maintenance.

Colour laser printers are recommended if you intend to print excessive prints of higher quality and must have a resolution of at least 4800 dpi. Having a wireless printer allows printing without the presence of clumsy cables and gives you the privilege of printing directly from your camera precluding the need for a PC.

The best photo printer consumes less expensive ink in a more economical manner, without compromising on the photo quality.

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Canon Pixma MG5520

Canon Pixma MG5520 BK All-In-One Printer


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Canon Pixma MG5520
Epson Expression XP-750
Canon PIXMA PRO-100
Canon PIXMA MG5450
Canon Pixma MX922
Canon Pixma MG5520 BK All-In-One Printer
Epson Expression XP-750 Multifunction Printer
Canon PIXMA PRO-100 All-In-One InkJet Printer
Canon PIXMA MG5450 Printer
Canon MX922 All-In-One Laser Printer
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Release Date
Aug 2013
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Sep 2012
Feb 2013
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Printer Type
All-In-One Printer, Digital Photo Printer
All-In-One Printer, Digital Photo Printer
All-In-One Printer, Digital Photo Printer
All-In-One Printer, Digital Photo Printer
All-In-One Printer, Digital Photo Printer
Output Type
Color Printer
Color Printer
Color Printer
Color Printer
Color Printer
Platform
PC, Mac
PC, Mac
PC, Mac
PC, Mac
PC, Mac

  • The Canon Pixma MG5520 Wireless Photo All-in-One Printer has a rather sparse feature set, but offers good photo and text quality at a reasonable price.


  • The Canon Pixma MG5220 provides a generous serving of speed, high image quality, and features for a reasonable price.


  • The Canon Pixma MG5220 is a good printer with an interesting mix of standard and unique features allowing the customer to do more at a low initial cost. For $149.99, the Pixma MG5220 offers quality text and photo prints quickly, low energy consumption, auto duplexing, a front side USB port, two-way paper feeding, good software (with Memory Card Import and Full HD Movie Print) and an easy to use control panel.


  • Still, it achieves what the Envy 120 doesn't: it retains the quality of a multi-ink system and the flexibility of multiple paper trays in a body that's neat and compact. It might not be as attractive, but it's a better choice for serious photographers.


  • If you want a good printer for photos, CDs and printing from mobile devices, this machine has a lot to offer. It's not as impressive on plain paper, but is still adequate and it comes out as a realistically priced device with a good feature set.


  • There's room for improvement in the XP-750's text output, so it's not the best choice if you're looking for a general-purpose printer for home or office use. However, its six-colour printing system does produce excellent photo output, making it a good option for photo-hobbyists or small businesses that regularly need to produce high-quality photo prints.


  • The Canon Pixma PRO-100 may be at the low end of near-dedicated photo printers geared to photo enthusiasts, but it still produces photos worthy of hanging in a gallery.


  • Overall, the Canon PIXMA Pro-100 is a versatile printer that is more than capable of meeting the needs of the casual amateur or the avid professional. The greatest strength of this printer is the print quality. When printing on the highest quality settings, the print quality is truly remarkable. The colors are brilliant, the pictures have good depth, and the images are crisp and clean. The print speed is not remarkable, but superior print quality more than makes up for the average print speed.


  • Although Canon's Pixma Pro-1 still offers the ultimate in A3+ (13 x 19 inches) print quality, we've been impressed at how close the Canon Pixma Pro-100 comes to matching the performance of its considerably pricier sibling.

    Despite being around 30% lighter than the Canon Pixma Pro-1, build quality is superb. And though the Canon Pixma Pro-100 is no featherweight, we'd sooner trade portability for robustness.


  • The Canon PIXMA MG5450 is a worthwhile all-in-one, with quality print and plenty of useful extras, though it's not without a problem. Inkjet housekeeping slows many print jobs while it prepares itself. This may not be a problem for you, but even piezo-electric devices, more prone to having to prime their ink systems regularly, are usually more efficient.


  • The PIXMA MG5450 supports various remote printing options. With PIXMA Cloud Link you can print direct from the Internet. You can select and print images stored on the Canon iMAGE GATEWAY and Google's Picasa. There is also support for Apple AirPrint.


  • High-quality prints, reasonable running costs and heaps of features - the Canon Pixma MG5450 is a stunner.


  • The Canon Pixma MX922 Wireless Office All-In-One Printer more than makes up for its slow speed for business applications with its output quality and MFP features.


  • For a moderate-volume small or home office the Pixma MX922 has good features and performance, but inks are a little pricier than average.


  • Canon continues to improve their office lineup, which is what you want to see from a manufacturer. While design and most of the specs are very similar to past generation Pixma Office AIOs, the Pixma MX922 does improve on both black and color print speeds (thank you Canon for getting rid of those pesky color processing pauses), the size of the paper cassette (an extra 100 pages) and ease of use (setting up Google Cloud Print was a breeze).

    Are the improvements so great that you need to trash the Pixma MX892 (or even the Pixma MX882)?