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Encyclopedia > Photo printer

A photo printer is a printer (usually an inkjet printer) that is specifically designed to print high quality digital photos on photo paper. These printers usually have a very high number of nozzles and are capable of printing droplets as small as 1 picoliter. Image File history File links Wikitext. ... A computer printer, or more commonly a printer, produces a hard copy (permanent human-readable text and/or graphics) of documents stored in electronic form, usually on physical print media such as paper transparencies. ... An Epson inkjet printer Inkjet printers are a type of computer printer that operates by propelling tiny droplets of liquid ink onto paper. ... Until the advent of digital photographic processes, the sole meaning of Photographic Paper was paper coated with light-sensitive chemicals. ... For other meanings of Pico see Pico (disambiguation) Pico (symbol p) is a prefix in the SI system of units denoting a factor of 10-12. ... The liter (spelled liter in American English and litre in Commonwealth English) is a unit of volume. ...

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History

Photo printers have exploded in popularity in recent years thanks to a drop in prices and the increased use of digital cameras. Prior to the rise in do-it-yourself home printing, photo printers were typically priced much higher than standard inkjet printers and were mostly used by professionals. Epson then began to market photo printers to all consumers with their Stylus Photo line. Soon after that, Canon began offering inexpensive photo printers and eventually all other major printer manufacturers followed. Digital cameras are a remarkable advance in technology. ... A four colour Epson Stylus C45 inkjet printer Epson is one of the worlds largest manufacturers of inkjet, dot-matrix and laser printers, scanners, desktop computers, business, multimedia and home theatre projectors, point of sale docket printers and cash registers, laptops, integrated circuits, LCD components and other associated electronic... Canon Inc. ...


Recently, the major printer manufacturers began releasing compact photo printers. These models only print 4 x 6 photos and do not require a computer. They are meant to be used as mini photo studios where the user hooks up their digital camera or memory card and prints directly from there. There are also larger format photo printers that are used to print 8'x11', 10'x14' even larger size photo paper. Mainly these larger format printers are manufactured by Canon, Epson or HP. A compact photo printer is a stand-alone inkjet printer designed to produce 4 x 6 inch prints from digital cameras. ... Canon Inc. ... A four colour Epson Stylus C45 inkjet printer Epson is one of the worlds largest manufacturers of inkjet, dot-matrix and laser printers, scanners, desktop computers, business, multimedia and home theatre projectors, point of sale docket printers and cash registers, laptops, integrated circuits, LCD components and other associated electronic... HP may refer to: Handley Page Aircraft Company Harry Potter, a series of fantasy novels by British writer J. K. Rowling Hello! Project (H!P), a Japanese pop recording project Hewlett-Packard, a computer and computer peripheral company High Point, North Carolina High potency, a term used in biology, pharmacology...


Differences Between Photo & Inkjet Printers

What typically sets photo printers apart from standard inkjet printers is their use of additional cartridges, either speciality photo inks or just variations on the standard color cartridges. In order to produce more vivid and realistic pictures, photo printers use colors like photo cyan, light magenta, yellow, and light black. The increased range of colors produces better results, while the increased use of black or gray colors enhances black and white prints.


Photo printers may also have digital media readers (memory cards) to conveniently print pictures without a computer. Some can also print directly from a camera that supports the ability (PictBridge). Most standard inkjet printers lack these features. Four major types of memory cards (from left to right: CompactFlash, Memory Stick, Secure Digital, and xD. A memory card or flash memory card is a solid-state electronic flash memory data storage device used with digital cameras, handheld and laptop computers, telephones, music players, video game consoles, and other... Memory cards are solid-state electronic flash memory data storage devices used with digital cameras, handheld and laptop computers, phones, music players, video game consoles and other electronics. ... This article is about the machine. ... PictBridge is an industry standard from the Camera & Imaging Products Association (CIPA) for direct printing. ...


Photo printers must be used in conjunction with photo paper in order to achieve the best results.


Confusion

Many inkjet printers currently sold to home users are marketed as "photo printers". This is because there are no official specifications designating what is and isn't a photo printer, so almost every printer on the market makes the claim that it can be used to print photos. Technically, every inkjet printer is capable of printing photos, which is why they are marketed as such. But, not all models can effectively and economically print photos the way that dedicated photo printers can. Because the demand for consumables (printer ink, photo paper etc.) increases as more people print their own photos at home, printer manufacturers have decided to stretch the definition of what a photo printer really is.


While selecting a photo printer or a photo printer cartridge, one of the key elements you need to consider is the Photo ink Durability. Epson, Canon and HP printers all have different type of photo printer ink that has durability range from a couple years to over 100 years. Of course color , price and printing speed all change with the choice of photo printers.


True Cost of Owning a Photo Printer

Buying a photo printer can be tricky. Since most of them are very affordable, most people tend to buy them without thinking too much. However, once you purchase a photo printer and start printing photos, it can be very costly to maintain the printer. That is why it is recommended that besides the purchase price and technical features, one should also look at the "true cost of photo printer ownership'. The math to calculate that is not that hard: “number of prints per month” times “cost of the printer cartridge” divided by “the yield of the printer cartridge”. Yield is the number of pages that can be printed with one particular printer cartridge.


See also

Bluetooth logo This article is about the electronic protocol named after Harald Bluetooth Gormson. ... Look up digital camera in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... An Epson inkjet printer Inkjet printers are a type of computer printer that operates by propelling tiny droplets of liquid ink onto paper. ... LCD redirects here. ... List of digital camera brands past and present, updated to 2005, but may miss some. ... Memory cards are solid-state electronic flash memory data storage devices used with digital cameras, handheld and laptop computers, phones, music players, video game consoles and other electronics. ... PictBridge is an industry standard from the Camera & Imaging Products Association (CIPA) for direct printing. ... Note: USB may also mean upper sideband in radio. ...

External links

  • Steve's Digicams Reviews
  • Photo Printing Tips

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