Recommendations for a good photo printer

Nov 30, 2020
To take the next step in my photography I need a good photo printer. Not prepared yet to go high-end, so looking for something around $400 - $600. I would like an ECO-TANK model so I don't have to keep buying cartridges, but they don't seem that popular, not sure why? So I am am open to suggestions and product reviews.
Nov 28, 2020
Totally agree with your point. As a professional photographer you should consider having your own photo printer to print your amazing photos whenever you want.

As there are many printers available in the market, it is quite difficult to choose the best printer in the budget.

I have done some research to pick the best photo printer under your budget. I hope you will find my list useful.

Epson Expression Photo XP-970

Maximum Print Resolution5760 x 1440 optimized dpi
Print SpeedBlack: 8.5 ISO ppm†
Color: 8.0 ISO ppm†
Ink TypeClaria Photo HD Ink
DimensionsPrinting: 18.9" x 26.3" x 11.6" (W x D x H)
Storage: 18.9" x 14" x 5.8" (W x D x H)
Weight19.4 lb

Canon IP8720

Maximum Print ResolutionColor: Up to 9600 x 2400 dpi
Black: Up to 600 x 600 dpi 1
Print SpeedBlack: 14.5 ipm
Color: 10.4 ipm
Ink TypePGI-250XL and CLI-251XL ink cartridges
Dimensions23.3(W) x 13.1(D) x 6.3(H)
Weight18.6 lbs.

Canon Pixma G4510

Maximum Print ResolutionUp to 48001 x 1200 dpi
Print SpeedBorderless 10x15cm: Approx. 60 seconds4
Dimensionsapprox. 445 x 330 x 197 mm
Weightapprox. 7.3 kg

Epson Surecolor P400

Maximum Print Resolution5760 x 1440 dpi
Print Speed8" x 10" Photo: Approx. 1 min 8 sec2
11" x 14" Photo: Approx. 1 min 42 sec2
Ink TypeEpson UltraChrome HG2 Ink (14 mL)3
DimensionsPrinting: 24.5" x 31.4" x 16.5" (W x D x H)
Storage: 24.5" x 12.8" x 8.6" (W x D x H)
Weight27.1 lb

For more details you can directly visit their website.
Nov 30, 2020
Thank you Amarzaid for your input. I have actually been researching printers for months now. The Epson XP-970 did catch my eye, but it's not available anywhere. One site said it would be available about mid January. I am still curious about Eco-tank (or Mega-Tank) printers. Like to hear from anyone that has used one and what are the pros and cons. The Canon Pixma G4510 says "Photos lack definition and detail". That is not a great selling point for someone who wants to print photos.

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