The shopping team 2:00 p.m., April 26, 2022

Printing your photos at home is easier than ever thanks to digital and the many printers that offer this functionality.

If you want to develop your best shots at home, here are the photo printer models that can help you.

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Whether you're using a smartphone, tablet, point-and-shoot camera or DSLR, it's never been easier to take dozens or even hundreds of photos in a single day.

You may be the type to immortalize every moment of your life or to shoot all the subjects and landscapes during your vacation.

But what happens to your photos afterwards?

Very often, they remain on your smartphone or on your hard drive.

By investing in a photo printer, you can make prints directly at home, to file them in albums or to frame them.

You don't need to go to a store or order prints over the internet.

This selection of photo printers from our

shopping guide

is here to help you find the best for your home.

Summary

  • Xiaomi Mi Portable Photo Printer, the most portable

  • Canon Pixma MG2555S multifunction printer, the complete option

  • Kodak Step portable photo printer

  • HP Envy Photo 6230 Multifunction Printer

  • Epson Expression Photo XP-8700 multifunction printer

Our selection of the best photo printers

Xiaomi Mi Portable Photo Printer, the most portable

The Xiaomi Mi Portable Photo Printer is a printer intended for people who want to print photos directly from their smartphone, when they are on the move, for example.

It is used on battery and with Bluetooth.

The printer works without ink thanks to its special printing paper.

The quality of the printing is correct to take advantage of quick shots which are printed on a sticker paper, practical to stick them where you want.

The Mi Home application is required to make prints: it is available on iOS and Android.

The printer comes with five sheets.

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Canon Pixma MG2555S multifunction printer, the complete option

The Canon Pixma MG2555S is a fairly classic multifunction printer, which allows you to print all kinds of documents, but also to scan them.

If you want to go through your computer to make prints of digital photos, it is an interesting choice insofar as it can be used for different purposes.

It connects to your PC via a USB connector and is immediately operational.

You can load it with photo paper to print your shots with satisfactory precision, thanks to its FINE print head developed by Canon.

A complete and versatile proposal.

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Kodak Step portable photo printer, the safe bet

To print photos, we can say that it is better to trust an expert in the field, and this is the case with the Kodak brand.

With the Kodak Step, this manufacturer offers a portable printer dedicated to photography.

It allows you to print photos from an iOS or Android smartphone, via Bluetooth connectivity.

50 Kodak Zink sheets are delivered with the printer: these are self-adhesive sheets that do not require ink for printing, as they incorporate special technology.

Thanks to the Kodak photo application for smartphones, you can edit your photos before printing them.

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HP Envy Photo 6230 Multifunction Printer, the wireless option

The HP Envy Photo 6230 is a multifunction printer with an evocative name.

It can be used at home to print and scan all your documents, but it has a small affinity with photos.

You can equip this inkjet printer with special paper to print your photos in the format of your choice.

In addition, the fact that it can work wirelessly thanks to Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi Direct allows you to print from a computer as well as from a smartphone or tablet.

A real plus if your photos are on a portable device.

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Epson Expression Photo XP-8700, the expert

The Epson Expression Photo XP-8700 is a multifunction printer that can be used for everything, even scanning, but which is of obvious interest if you want to print photos.

It is equipped with a color screen that allows you to view your photos before printing them, including when you send them to the printer via Wi-Fi. In this way, you are sure not to deceive.

This is an inkjet model, compatible with a wide range of photo papers.

You can even print on CDs or DVDs if you wish.

An asset for photo printing.

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Our tips for printing your photos well

To print your photos at home, it is important to invest in a good quality printer.

Today, inkjet models are perfectly suited to this use: you do not need to buy a laser printer to enjoy good quality photo printing.

On the other hand, always pay attention to the quality of the paper: make sure that it catches the ink well.

There are matte photo paper and glossy photo paper, it's up to you to choose according to your tastes.

Finally, if you want to print your photos with a minimum of constraints, you can invest in a portable photo printer.

This type of device is easy to use, but can be a little more expensive to use, in particular because of the need to buy a particular type of paper.

How to put paper in your printer to print photos?

When your multifunction printer comes with software, it is best to open it to check if there are any functions related to printing photos.

If you have chosen a reputable model for this, it must be the case.

In the menus, you will usually find tips and settings specific to photo printing.

How to insert the photo paper into the printer depends on the nature of the printer.

Generally, the photo paper is positioned in the same way as a normal A4 sheet.

When your photo paper does not have the same format, it is necessary to adjust the information in the printing software, which may be that of the brand of the printer, but also that of Windows or macOS.

When the choice is available to you, choose "Photo" or "High Quality" in the printing options, to enjoy the best possible print quality.

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