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The best photo printers you can buy

Can an A4 colour inkjet rival a dedicated photo printer for print quality? PC Advisor reviews the best single- and multifunction photo printers.

5. Canon PIXMA MG8150

Canon PIXMA MG8150
  • Reviewed on: 28 September 10
  • RRP: £228.58 inc VAT
  • Rating: Rated 8 out of 10

The Canon PIXMA MG8150 is full of features, and has a reasonably high price tag to match. It’s an impressive all-round multifunction device — whether you’re printing documents, photos or scanning it can produce good quality results.

4. HP Officejet Pro 8500A Plus

HP Officejet Pro 8500A Plus
  • Reviewed on: 22 November 10
  • RRP: £228.08 inc VAT
  • Rating: Rated 8 out of 10

The HP Officejet Pro 8500A Plus may cost a lot, but its features and performance justify the investment. You'll also save over time on the inks.

3. Canon Selphy CP800

Canon Selphy CP800
  • Reviewed on: 25 November 10
  • RRP: £82.51 inc VAT
  • Rating: Rated 8 out of 10

The Selphy CP800 is ideal for those looking for a dedicated photo printer that will produce prints up to 6x4in in size. At 19p per print and with the ability to make on-screen adjustments to your digital snaps, it’s great value.

2. Epson Stylus Photo PX720WD

Epson Stylus Photo PX720WD
  • Reviewed on: 15 December 10
  • RRP: RRP £200; available online for £175 inc VAT
  • Rating: Rated 8 out of 10

The Epson Stylus Photo PX720WD is old-fashioned in places. Overall, though, it's a very strong performer with some nice features underneath the lid. It's not cheap, but for a top quality multifunctional photo printer, this is a clear first stop.

1. HP Photosmart Plus e-All-in-One

HP Photosmart Plus e-All-in-One
  • Reviewed on: 23 December 10
  • RRP: £80 inc VAT
  • Rating: Rated 8 out of 10

The HP Photosmart Plus e-All-in-One's price tag is fantastic, given its touchscreen-guided interface and range of excellent features. It has low running costs, but you will have to be a little patient for your prints.

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