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2018 Photo and Multifunction Printer Purchasing Guide | Budget: less than $1,300
Published on April 15, 2015 / Updated on December 08, 2018


Sometimes a specialist or at least a professional is expected to give a clear opinion on these choices. Well, it's difficult in the case of photo printers because the competition is so fierce. I will therefore also try to do my "job" by selecting from the respective ranges of the major brands the printers that seem most relevant to me for use either exclusively for photography or can also print a fine print....


1 - Selphy photo printers (4" x 6")

2 - A3 / A3 + photo printers

3 - A2 photo printers




1 - Selphy photo printers : Canon Selphy CP1300 | Less than $150

So I chose a Canon Selphy printer (4" x 6" photo prints) in this category whose printing quality is obviously a photo quality with a printing fineness of 300 dpi so perfectly invisible to the naked eye. And in addition, the colours hold quite well over time according to my own tests (eight years for the longest ones). - Plan a budget of $150.


Canon Selphy CP1300


No major defects despite its price so I make it a sure thing and my favorite - Read my full review...  




2 - A3+ photo printers | Less than $700

In this printing format, you have little choice but it doesn't matter because you have a real reference printer and very versatile. - Plan a budget of $650.


Epson SureColor P600


A reference especially if you print on matt paper and my favorite - Read my full review... Soon  




5 - A2 photo printers | Less than $1,300

With the two printers I have chosen you are sure to make a good choice. How will I choose between the two? If you print mainly on glossy papers (called Glossy, Semi-Gloss or barium) then I had a real crush on the Canon imagePrograp-1000 on the other hand if you print on matte papers more often then prefer the Epson SureColor P800 because its black inks really have a greater depth. By the way, you will gain in versatility. - Plan a budget of $1,300.


Canon PROGRAF -1000


My favorite if you print especially on glossy or baryta papers - Read my full review  


Epson SureColor P800


The versatile A2 printer par excellence and really the reference if you print mainly on matte papers - Read my full review  

Through these advice pages and my complete printer tests I will help you to choose your next photo printer or multifunction printer...
- My favorites photo printers

- Selphy 4x6"
- A2 photo printers

- My 3 photo printers reviews!
- How to choose your printer?
- How to calibrate your printer?


Calibrate your monitor with the
best colorimeter: i1 Display Pro !

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Calibrate your photo printer with the best quality/price ratio: i1 Studio !

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