We analyze three models of printers to print images from the computer, mobile or tablet
Our expert has chosen the Epson Expression printer as the best model of the analyzed. Its score is 9 out of 10. It stands out for its beautiful white finish, in addition to having a series of complete features and the best print quality of the images.
With the phone, a camera or even with the tablet. Today we make lots of photographs that, in most cases, are forgotten in the memory of mobile devices or a hard drive. To have them on paper you have two options: print them in a specialized store or do it in your own home. If you prefer the second option, this comparison is for you: we have tested four printer models with photographic capabilities that will help you set up your photo lab at home.
What Models Have We Chosen?
These teams have the necessary characteristics to guarantee a good quality of the prints. With inkjet technology, all of them have different wireless technologies that allow you to connect all kinds of devices without wires:
this makes it much easier to use them with your mobile phone, for example. As a compliment, they have functions such as a scanner or photocopier.
The four photo printers tested are in alphabetical order:
Brother DCP-J572DW (8.25), Canon Pixma MG3650S (8.25), Epson Expression Premium XP-6105 (9) and HP Envy Photo 7830 (8.75). Each one of them has been valued, taking into account the following criteria:
Design: space problems? It is preferable that the size is compact and that it has a touch screen to move more comfortably through the menu options.
A number of consumables: unlike laser equipment, where the toner life is longer, the ink cartridges of these printers end earlier and are usually not cheap. You have to take into account the number of rounds, because while some models need two – to include the color in one – others require four.
Price of the consumables: besides the price of the printer, it is necessary to value what each cartridge costs. Usually, there are standard capacity and high durability.
Connectivity: the trend is to incorporate Wi-Fi technology so that the user prints from an app installed on the mobile phone or tablet without relying on the computer. Also, it is common to have a slot to print directly from an SD memory card and in some cases from a USB device.
Quality of the images: in addition to paying attention to the resolution, it is also necessary that the colors are shown alive and natural.
Performance: if it works smoothly and without interruptions, that the tray where the paper is placed does not get stuck …
So We Have Tested Them
To visually compare the differences between the different models, I have printed the same photographs on all of them, both on photographic paper and folio and in various sizes. Also, with images from both the computer (connected by cable) and from an SD card and wirelessly from the mobile.
The winning model has been the multifunction device Epson Expression Premium XP-6105: with a beautiful white finish, it has a set of complete features and the best print quality of the images.