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10 Best Photo Printers in 2020

Published 02:52am

This product review was written by Ainsley Hunter

Published 02:52am

This product review was written by Ainsley Hunter
ProductKey FeaturesPrice
Epson Expression Photo Xp-970Dimensions 58.1 x 45.9 x 23.8 cm, weight 10.4 Kg, form factor All-in-one, Wi-Fi, A3 photo printing, LCD Screen, scanner, standard printer, individual ink cartridges.£££
Epson Expression Photo Xp-8600Dimensions 48 x 41 x 20 cm, weight 6.71 Kg, standing display 10.9 cm, connectivity Wi-Fi, form factor All-in-one, scanner, standard printer, separate ink cartridges.££
Epson Expression Home Xp-1200Dimensions 45.8 x 37 x 19.8 cm, weight 4 Kg, LED indicators, connectivity Wi-Fi, form factor All-in-one, scanner, standard printer, glossy photos.£
HP Envy Photo 7830Dimensions 45.4 x 19.3 x 49.1 cm, weight 7.6 Kg, form factor All-in-on, RAM 256 MB, connectivity Bluetooth, and Wi-Fi, screen size 2.65 inches.££
Canon Selphy CP1300 Photo PrinterDimensions 18.1 x 13.6 x 6.3 cm, weight 0.86 Kg, max paper size A6, printer technology thermal sublimation, LCD screen, connectivity Wi-Fi.££
HP Sprocket Select PortableDimensions 13.03 x 8.84 x 1.75 cm, weight 180 grams, portable design, connectivity Wi-Fi, photo print size 2.3 x 3.4 inches.£
Polaroid Mobile PrinterDimensions 25.9 x 21.1 x 17 cm, weight 1.38 Kg, color white, print size 3 x 4 inches, instant printing, connectivity Wi-Fi.£
Epson Expression Photo XP-55Dimensions 390 x 338 x 141 mm, weight 5.04 Kg, Claria Photo HD ink, printing resolution 5760 x 1440 DPI, form factor All-in-one.£££
Instax Share SP-2Dimensions 40 x 89.5 x 131.8 cm, weight 0.25 Kg, comes with battery, printer output color, USB cable, mini film 10 shot pack.£
HP Envy 5030 All-In-One PrinterDimensions 36.7 x 44.5 x 12.8 cm, weight 5.41 Kg, color black, display size 2.2 inches, RAM size 256 MB, connectivity Wi-Fi.££

Best Photo Printer UK

Everything is digital these days, music, movies, and even our cherished photo memories. With the best photo printers in the UK, you’d be able to take those digital memories and frame them physically. There is always something amazing about a physical photo hung in your bedroom, even if the power goes out, it will always be there. Plus if the world ends today, you’d at least have a stack of nice photos to look at without electricity, which is always a nice and slightly morbid thought.

One might think that a good quality photo printer would be super expensive to purchase. You may even consider getting your digital photos “developed” by a professional in a camera store. That can work great if you just need a couple of photos and want them framed by the pros as well. However, if you really want to print photos at your own leisure, a good photo printer is going to be the best deal in the long run. They are affordable and easy to use so, with a tiny bit of investment, you can get so much out of them.

Some photo printers use special paper to print out photos which is understandable. Sure, you can print images on a paper but it would lack that “real” photograph quality that a glossy dedicated photo paper brings. All-in-one printers are a good choice if you aim to print documents as well as photos. Purchasing printing paper in a bundle usually nets a good deal as well so you won’t be spending a lot of money either. Overall, a nice photo printer is necessary for someone that values physical photos over the digital ones and wants to display their art, memories, and even fun moments around their place.

Epson Expression Photo Xp-970

If you are looking for a device that can take care of all your printing needs, then the Epson Expression Photo Xp-970 is one of the best choices out there. You can easily print good quality photos as well as scan existing ones. You’ll also be able to print out documents thanks to the dual tray system which has dedicated trays for photos and standard A4 paper. There is also a large LCD screen right on the front that you can use to preview which photo is being printed.

The Epson Expression Photo Xp-970 has some amazing connectivity options as well. You can use Wi-Fi to print photos and even use Wi-Fi Direct to immediately print from your devices. Printing with your smartphone and tablet has never been easier. To be honest, most of the photos we take are usually with our smartphones these days anyway, so having that feature will come in handy a lot. The 6-Colour Claria Photo HD inks produce some amazing looking glossy photos. You can connect it with the best touchscreen laptop or the best all in one desktop and choose your photos from there.

Key features:
  • Two separate trays for paper and photo paper
  • A 10.9 cm LCD screen
  • Individual ink cartridges
Epson Expression Photo Xp-8600

The Epson Expression Photo Xp-8600 is a well-priced photo printer that comes with a ton of features. If you want to reduce the clutter of electronic devices on your desk, the Epson Expression Photo Xp-8600 is one of the best way to do so. In one full swoop, you can get rid of your scanner, printer, and even photocopier as this photo printer can do all of that for you. It can print from CD/DVD and on them as well.

The 6 color Claria Photo HD inks are amazing at producing some crisp and sharp looking photos. They are as glossy as the ones we used to get developed in the old days. It has Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi direct so you can easily print from a multitude of devices. It also has two paper trays, one is for the photo paper while the other for standard A4 ones. Overall, the Epson Expression Photo Xp-8600 provides superb value for money and does a remarkable job of printing photos. You might be also interested in our review on the best all in one printer.

Key features:
  • All-in-one machine
  • Two trays for photo paper and A4
  • Produced glossy photos that are lovely to look at
Epson Expression Home Xp-1200

At this point, you might be wondering if this list only has Epson printers on it. The answer is no, but that’s only because we ran out of amazing Epsom printers to include. The Epson Expression Home Xp-1200 is a budget photo printer that produces some great-looking photos with the traditional glossy feel. It is also an All-in-one unit that brings a photo printer, a scanner, a standard A4 printer, and a copier into one package.

The Epson Expression Home Xp-1200 also features individual inks that are great when you want to save money in the long run. This means you only have to replace the cartridge that is empty not everything. This saves you time and money and is a bit better on the environment. It comes with Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi direct for even easier printing from your smart devices. Also, you can check out our other printers such as the best wireless printers, which are a great choice for the home.

Key features:
  • Simple and easy to use
  • The front panel has good indicators
  • Combines a printer and a scanner
HP Envy Photo 7830
The HP Envy Photo 7830 makes printing photos from your devices and even social media a lot easier. Saw something cool on Facebook posted by your grandma? You can print that photo and send it to her in a few simple steps. From your camera-roll to your saved photos on Google Photos, everything can be printed in a fraction of time thanks to the easy interface.

The HP Envy Photo 7830 also makes ordering ink a hassle-free experience. The ink is delivered to your doorstep so you never have to run out of ink. This is a great deal for those who print a lot as well. There is a 35-page document feeder on the unit as well making long projects easier.

Key features:
  • Good quality LCD screen
  • Print from a multitude of sources
  • Ink delivery system
Canon Selphy CP1300 Photo Printer
The Canon Selphy CP1300 Photo Printer has a fancy way of spelling selfie but it also has some fancy features when it comes to printing photos as well. It prints postcard-sized, credit card-sized, and small square sized photos. The fast wireless printing is done in no time at all, it is also compatible with a multitude of different devices. We tried Android and iOS ones, and they all worked flawlessly.

The Canon Selphy CP1300 Photo Printer also has a tilting screen on the top that allows you to select which photos you want to print. The tray has the capacity of carrying 18 sheets as well. Overall, if you need a quick and easy printer and don’t require large printouts, the Canon Selphy CP1300 Photo Printer is one of the best photo printers in the UK.

Key features:
  • Fast and reliable printing
  • Different sized photos can be produced
  • Quality of the photos is superb
HP Sprocket Select Portable
Sometimes you need to print on the go, maybe you like to gift photos spontaneously, or maybe you are a wedding photographer who just wants to hand out their contact details written behind a photo. For all those occasions, the HP Sprocket Select Portable is a perfect companion. It is one of the best wireless printers too.

 It prints 2.3 x 3.4-inch photos in an instant. You can easily print photos from your smartphone or even use a hashtag to print directly from social media. The HP Sprocket Select Portable also makes the whole process fun thanks to the augmented reality companion app.

Key features:
  • Prints photos on the go
  • Works really well with devices
  • Completely wireless printing
Polaroid Mobile Printer
Remember the old school Polaroid cameras that would print out a photo you take immediately? Well, this photo printer is made by that company and also helps you in making your smartphone an instant printer. Using the printer is easy and fast to use thanks to Wi-Fi connectivity.

 Get physical photos in an instant, the photos are also water-resistant, tear-resistant, and smudge-proof. Overall, the Polaroid Zip Mobile Printer is a great printer to keep on you while on your travels. The device is fully compatible with Android and iOS.

Key features:
  • Small and easy to carry around
  • Photos are water-resistant
  • The companion app is actually good
Epson Expression Photo XP-55
The Epson Expression Photo XP-55 prints high quality photos thanks to their Claria Photo HD inks. The photos are long-lasting and have exceptional clarity. The photo printer can easily be connected to Wi-Fi and you can print photos directly from your smartphone as well. There are two separate trays for A4 as well as a photo paper. You can print on CDs and DVDs, great if you are a wedding photographer that wants to customize them too. It is also fast when it comes to printing, takes around 10 seconds on one photo.
Key features:
  • Dual paper trays
  • Very versatile printing options
  • Super-fast when it comes to printing
Instax Share SP-2
Need a small and portable photo printer to print you instant photos? The Instax Share SP-2 is a great choice. It makes creating mini photos a lot easier thanks to its smartphone connection. It is especially great if you own a Fujifilm camera as it is compatible with those as well. It takes around 10 seconds to print one photo which is quite short. The 320 Dpi prints look great at that size as well. It runs on a rechargeable lithium-ion battery as well so you don’t need regular batteries to power it.
Key features:
  • Small and easy to carry
  • The small photos have good colors
  • Takes just a moment to print a photo
HP Envy 5030 All-In-One Printer
HP has been in the printer business for quite some time, and they have some amazing models. The HP Envy 5030 All-In-One Printer is no exception as it not only provides you with clean, crisp looking photos but can also help in printing documents as well. Scanning old photos and making new copies of them to send to your family has never been this easy. Overall, the HP Envy 5030 All-In-One Printer is a good choice if you want to remove clutter from your desk and use only one device instead of 3. The quality of the photos is also quite good. With the companion app installed on your smartphone, you can even do direct printing.
Key features:
  • Good quality smart app
  • Can print documents as well
  • Simple Wi-Fi-based setup

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