Remember photographs? Many people have fond memories that were captured on film, and many of those actual pictures still exist. However, when you fast-forward to the current age, photos are less and less common. Instead, family vacations are recorded on slideshows and computer desktops around the country, along with birthday parties, graduations, and other grand events. People love looking at pictures, and while printing pictures at home with the same printer used to make documents come to life can get expensive, having a dedicated photo only printer can really make a difference. That fridge can become covered with good times again, and kids can decorate their school lockers with images of friends and family. Here is a look at three of the best photo only printers available:
The Epson PictureMate Compact 4 x 6 Photo Printer with 7″ Digital Screen can be found at Wal-Mart or walmart.com for $334. This is a great unit that serves two purposes: displaying photos and printing photos. The seven inch high resolution LCD screen can serve a variety of slide show options for viewing pics, but the real treat here is being able to crop pictures and preview different effects. The Epson PictureMate is compatible with a camera or memory card for easy viewing and printing of pictures. The unit can print a 4 x 6 print in about 37 seconds, which is impressive.
Canon SELPHY 780 Compact Photo Printer
The Canon SELPHY 780 Compact Photo Printer is available for $99.99 from Best Buy and bestbuy.com. A brand like Canon that has been making printers for quite a few years should put buyers at ease, and the SELPHY 780 really does the job. It prints top of the line 4 x 6 photos directly from an inserted memory card. Selecting the right picture is easy with the 2.5″ LCD viewing screen. Plus, this unit features a 47 second printing time for 4 x 6 prints, so it can save a lot of time as well.
HP Photosmart A646 Compact Photo Printer
The HP Photosmart line has been around for a while and earned the trust of a lot of people. The Photosmart A646 Photo Printer offers an interesting take on the portable side of photo printers, coming with the ability to fold up into an easy to carry case. The A646 also is one of the only portable photo printers that allow for printing larger than a 4 x 6, with 5 x 7 being the top size this unit offers up. While not as fast as some of the other photo printers around, A646 makes up for it by being easy to use. The view screen allows for easy photo selection, and the device accepts a wide variety of memory cards. All told just a solid unit. The HP Photosmart A646 Compact Photo Printer is available at Target or target.com for $149.99.