Latest Printers Reviews

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8.8 rating

An A2 desktop printer for photo enthusiasts and professional photographers who want to create long-lasting, exhibition-quality prints.Epson's Stylus Pro 3880 was announced early in September as a replacement for the three-year-old Stylus Pro 3800 large format desktop printer (reviewed in December 2006). Compact and competitively priced, it is designed for professional photographers and serious photo enthusiasts who want to produce gallery-quality A2 size prints but could also suit photo studi...

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8.5 rating

An update to Canon's popular PIXMA Pro9000 dye ink desktop A3+ printer for photographers who wish to produce durable, exhibition quality prints.Although originally scheduled for release in July, it was late October before we received the PIXMA Pro9000 Mark II printer to review. Interestingly, very little has changed in the three years since we reviewed the Pro9000. Even the RRPs have remained the same over the three-year period - which could be seen as remarkable.

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8.5 rating

A solidly-built A3+ printer that can produce exhibition-quality colour and monochrome prints on a wide variety of media.We've waited a while to review Canon's ten-colour PIXMA Pro9500 Mark II A3+ photo printer, which was announced in March for release in June but only became available at the end of August. Replacing the PIXMA Pro9500, which we reviewed in September 2007, like its predecessor the Mark II is targeted at high-end photo enthusiasts and professional photographers and is a good cho...

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8 rating

Canon PIXMA iP100

A portable general-purpose inkjet printer that can produce photo prints that match 'lab quality'.Designed for portability, Canon's PIXMA iP100 printer promises to produce 'photo lab quality prints', although its specifications are more attuned to office printing. It's a four-colour printer with separate cartridges for black pigment ink and dye-based colour inks (cyan, magenta and yellow plus a photo black to improve darker tones in photo prints). The ChromaLife 100 colour inks promise long-la...

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Canon Selphy ES3

A portable, easy-to-use snapshot printer with some creative functions children and scrapbookers will enjoy.Canon's Selphy ES3 is the latest in quite a long series of snapshot printers that use dye-sublimation technology to produce prints with the look and feel of traditional photo prints. Designed for portability, it is more curvaceous than the Sephy ES2 model it replaces and has a curved carrying handle on top. Unfortunately, it's mains-driven only; no battery pack is available.

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leadpic_PM-215

9 rating

A portable, easy-to-use snapshot printer that delivers long-lasting photo prints for an affordable price.If you're onto a good thing - as the old ad. used to say - why not stick to it? Epson has certainly followed this advice with its new PictureMate 215, which is a simplified version of the PictureMate 250 we reviewed in November 2006. The new model is a little squarer and 300 grams lighter - and its price is lower. Its power efficiency has also improved.

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leadpic_StylusphotoR2880

8 rating

A sophisticated and well-built inkjet printer that delivers excellent print quality for photo enthusiasts and professional photographers.Epson's Stylus Photo R2880, the long-awaited replacement for the popular R2400 model, boasts a new ink set and some technological advances that should please its target market. But, although it provides some welcome advances over its predecessor, the main flaw that frustrated owners of the R2400 has not been corrected. You still have to change black ink cart...

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7 rating

An easy-to-use printer/scanner/copier for snapshooters and home offices.Unlike the EasyShare 5300, which we reviewed in October last year, Kodak's latest 'All-in-One' (AiO) printer, the ESP-5, doesn't have messages proclaiming you can 'Save up to 50%' on ink costs plastered on its top panel. This is probably because the price of consumables has risen since last year. Nevertheless, the ESP-5 is clearly targeted at price-driven snapshooters who want a multi-function printer that is cheap, easy...

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