Canon's Pixma iP4820 single-function photo printer produces presentation-quality photos and documents, but the competition offers scan and fax functionality, not to mention extras like Wi-Fi and printing from a USB flash drive, for the same price. We recommend the Epson WorkForce 520 or even the Canon Pixma MP495 instead.
Epson's Stylus Pro R1900 13-inch-wide photo printer is great for scrapbookers who want to print with pigment ink, or advanced photographers who want to print large, but can't justify the expense of a pro-level printer.
The Canon Pixma iP90v is the Vista-enabled version of the older Pixma iP90 and offers nearly the same print speeds and quality. It's a very useful printer if you travel a lot and need to print often, but consider the purchase carefully because it's quite expensive.
If you're looking for a good, all-around printer for the home, the HP Photosmart D7160 is a decent choice. But if your focus is on photographs, you can do better for just a little more cash.
The Epson Stylus Photo R380 offers a wealth of fun features and great print quality, making it a smart choice for amateur photo hobbyists.
Versatile stand-alone operation and good photo quality make the Canon Pixma iP6600D appealing for digital camera owners, but slow operation and mediocre text output mean it's a bad choice for SOHO or business use.
Autoduplexing, multiple input options, and acceptable photo and text quality make this printer a versatile choice for home and small-office users who aren't in a hurry.
A Pixma iP5200 with built-in networking.
A very solid medium-format printer with a couple of quirks.
A relatively fast, versatile printer with excellent text and graphics quality.
This is a decent printer for the photo enthusiast or scrapbooker who wants the amenities of a consumer printer in the size of a medium-format model.
It uses older technology, and its print quality won't blow you away, but the P-440's speed and nice design might win over some shutterbugs.
Canon Pixma iP4000R
HP Photosmart 8450
This excellent printer cedes its Editors' Choice crown to the Canon iP8500 but remains a great choice for photo enthusiasts despite some finicky printhead behavior.
The Epson Stylus R300M photo inkjet printer includes many features sure to please digital photo enthusiasts.
The Canon i475D is small-scale photo printer with some nice features for amateur digital photographers, but the i860 is a better deal.
The Photosmart 145 is a low-cost option for those in search of a portable, dedicated photo printer, but we recommend the Photosmart 245 if you can afford it.