What are photo printers?

A photo printer is designed to print on extremely white photo paper, which is coated to keep the ink from smearing. Some photo printers support all sizes of photo papers; while others are dedicated to only wallet-sized 3×5″ or 4×6″ prints.

One kind of photo printer is dedicated snapshot printers (small-format) that are designed to print nothing but smaller photo prints. You can’t use them for outputting documents, because they don’t accept letter-size paper stock. They print photos in the sizes of 2×3, 4×6 or 5×7 inches. The good point about these photo printers is that they are relatively small and portable, they are much less computer-centric and emphasise ease of use.

On the other hand, near-dedicated photo printers are aimed at serious amateur photographers. These printers offer a professional level of output quality. They can typically print at sizes up to 13×19 inches, and often require a reasonable level of sophistication to get the best results in photo printing.

The common point between these two categories is that they focus on printing photographs. The best photo printers will create high-quality prints of high-resolution images and pictures. While all printers can make over hard copies of your prints, photo printers are the ones that are designed to deliver prints which are close as possible to photo lab quality. 

There’s a variety of the best photo printers out there. Some photo printers, much like the best all-in-one printers and home printers, are quite multi-functional, allowing you to also print, copy, and scan documents. Others are made solely to meet all your photo printing needs, from wireless printers meant to be used with a smartphone to professional photo printers that make studio-quality prints. So let us help you choose the one that best meets your needs and budget.

Here is what you need to consider to make the right choice:

  1. Epson EcoTank ET-7750 photo printer
  2. Canon PIXMA iX6850 photo printer
  3. Epson Expression Photo HD XP-15000 photo printer
  4. Canon Pixma Pro-100 photo printer
  5. Epson Expression Photo XP-970 photo printer
  6. HP Envy 6055 photo printer
  7. Canon PIXMA TS9520 photo printer (TS9550 in the UK)
  8. Canon Pixma G4510 photo printer
  9. Epson EcoTank ET-2720 photo printer (ET-2715 in the UK)
  10. HP Envy Photo 7855 photo printer (7830 in the UK)

What are second-hand and refurbished photo printers?

Refurbished photo printers are the devices in which damaged parts are repaired, and then tested to make sure it’s working properly. They’re also being cleaned, in many cases, to replace worn exterior parts, such as the faceplate or buttons. That means when you buy a refurbished photo printer, it should both look and run like new.

Many refurbished products; here talking about refurbished photo printers, come with a warranty, though the length of the warranty depends on who did the refurbishing. If the original manufacturer fixes and resells a product, the warranty would be at least a full year. But products refurbished by a store may have shorter warranties of 30 to 90 days.

Also, some refurbished devices from the original manufacturer would come to stores with the same tech support as new products. Remember this feature is often available only for current models; if you buy a recently discontinued product, don’t count on getting manufacturer support unless the sale listing specifically mentions the benefit.

Why buy second-hand photo printers?

Buying refurbished items is much cheaper, you can snag incredible discounts and deals on refurbished electronics. Refurbished photo printers work like new. At Faircado, the refurbished sellers are selected carefully among reliable sellers, so you can be confident the devices are 100% functional and work like new. The only difference is the lower price you’ll pay.

Choosing to shop refurbished is a brilliant idea to buy new. You’ll create less waste while making a positive impact on the environment and your wallet. It’s a winning choice all around!

When buying a refurbished photo printer, you can still get a warranty in most cases, the seller will offer a warranty either their own or the manufacturers. So, at Faircado we made comparing warranty options from different sellers easy. Purchasing refurbished tech has never been so simple!

Where to buy second-hand photo printers?

Faircado is a reliable source for buying refurbished photo printers, which provides second-hand photo printers and refurbished photo printers, with a valid warranty. We have a large number of photo printers from large national retailers. All of the photo printers at Faircado are professionally refurbed and tested for the best quality before coming back to the market. So be sure all machines are thoroughly tested, worn parts repaired or replaced as needed, the firmware updated and the entire printer is thoroughly clean.

And finally, refurbished photo printers generally cost up to 50% less than a new one. Quite often, you can buy two refurbished photo printers for the price of a new one.

Faircado offers a wide range of refurbished photo printer brands, which are perfectly suitable for modern use in their best way including the latest developments and encoding standards in line with customers’ needs.

Dedicated or in one model: All in one printer will print photos, but the quality might not be as good as professional photo printers. Dedicated photo printers have added features that make printing better photos easier with high-quality and professional-looking photos. If you wish to print other documents from the same printer, many inkjet models can handle this.

Size and Portability: For printing photos outside the home or office, consider a portable option that’s not a pain to lug around and you can have it with you everywhere. But if you want to print only from home, size may be of less concern than price and the included features. Then it’s better to look at standard-sized inkjet models that offer excellent print quality with the versatility to produce larger prints

Quality is all in the ink: Photo printers are available with two different printing options: inkjet and dye sublimation. 

Inkjet photo printers produce larger and higher-quality photos. To get the best quality, search for a photo printer that has six or more colour cartridges as opposed to only four.

Dye sublimation or thermal dye models are more typical of compact photo printers to have 4×6 inch prints. Dye sublimation presents photos with a clear overcoat. So their photos are more resistant to smudging and moisture damage than inkjet prints.

Paper Options: The size of photos printed by the device may help you decide which photo printer option best suits you. Snapshot photo printers can typically handle 4×6 inch photos and smaller ones. If you’re wishing to have photos larger than that, you’ll most likely be after an inkjet model, which can print on sheets as large as 13×19 inches.

The important point to have in mind is that the paper you use may be just as important as the quality of your printer. Stick to the manufacturer-recommended paper type, to get the best results.

Printing Speed: Photos often take a longer time to print than standard text documents. To compare two common models of photo printers; laser printers often print faster than inkjets, but they’re not typically recommended for printing quality photos. On the other hand, inkjet printers can range widely in print time, with some taking more than a minute to print a single photo.

You can easily look to manufacturer specifications or online reviews to learn more about the speed you can expect.

Connection Options: Almost all photo printers will connect by a USB to computers. But don’t forget you may need to buy the USB cord separately since they’re often not included in the refurbished items.

Additional options include being able to insert memory cards and USB thumb drives directly into your photo printer. Many photo printers have the “PictBridge” connection option. It is considered the industry standard for printing directly from your camera. And some newer models now let you connect wirelessly over a network or using Bluetooth technology.