A home photo printer is a gadget you would certainly crave to have. If you have not invested on one during the previous year, now is the time you should consider buying one. There are a lot of options out there that are good for home use.
Different printer manufacturers offer various early releases for this year. The world of home photo printers is filled with options as well. Take a look at those coming from Canon, Epson and HP.
Home photo printers from different manufacturers
Canon, Epson and HP are making new releases for the first quarter of this year. Here are your options from these companies when it comes to home photo printers:
1. Canon Selphy CP790. This is the latest addition to Canon printer's Selphy range. This is priced at $179.99. It comes in a fresh green color with the paper and printer ink cassette Storage Basket. You can preview the images you want to print by using the 3-inch LCD of this Canon printer. The Selphy includes built-in customizing options such as calendars and frames.
2. Canon Pixma iP2702. If you are looking for a compact home printer with a reasonable price, this model from Canon is the best option you can get. While waiting for its release in March 2010, get mesmerized by the features inside this product that costs only $49.99. The Canon printer prints borderless images and has a ChromaLife100+ technology that enables your pictures to last for 300 years.
3. Epson PictureMate Show. This compact Epson printer comes in a 7" WVGA tilted screen. You are also given 12 slide show options which come with calendar and clock options. This is priced at $299.99 but is worth it considering that you can print wirelessly using the Bluetooth adapter. It also comes with 270 megabytes of internal memory.
4. Epson PictureMate Dash. Another addition to PictureMate's family, this one is priced at $179.99. It comes with a 3.6-LCD inch display that allows you to crop pictures without using your PC. You can simply print pictures in this printer using a memory card or a USB flash drive.
5. Epson PictureMate Zoom. Priced at $229.99, this Epson printer has a CD compartment that allows you to print pictures saved on CD's. It also has a 3.6-inch LCD and allows you to print vibrant photos in 4-inch by 6-inch sizes.
6. HP Photosmart D7560. This all-in-one photo printer is priced at $149.99. It makes use of five individual Vivera inks thus allowing you to produce vibrant photo printouts. It has a 3.5-inch LCD that permits you to view pictures before actually printing them. If you want to print a picture without making use of a PC, you simply have to insert a compatible memory card on the slot provided for in this HP printer. You can print 31ppm using the colored ink and 33ppm using the black ink.
7. HP Photosmart A646. This compact photo printer from HP costs $149.99. You can print photos through this gadget even from your Bluetooth-enabled mobile phones. Photo slideshows are made available through the 3.45-inch LCD touch screen.
These are just teasers to the best home photo printers that may come for the year 2010. There are also other options to watch out for. These ones come from Lexmark, Brother and Dell.
By: John C Arkin
10 April 2010 Hardware