Quality home printer for non-professional use

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canon35l Regular Member • Posts: 115
Quality home printer for non-professional use

Hi printing pros,

I am "an advanced amateur" looking for a printer and I don't know where to start.

I would be happy if you could give some printer models I should consider.

I estimate I will print around 15 prints a week (sometimes more).

I print many from my iPhone but also many from my Canon 5DS after properly adjusted in Lightroom. The photos were meant to be shared with friends and also hanged around the house.

I am still going to use the service of a - real photoshop when I need to print large quality prints. It's more for spontaneous printing at home.


Printing size: at least 4" X 6" (10x15cm), 5"x7 (13x18cm) would be nice, 8" X 12 (20x30 cm) would be great but used rarely.

Photo quality: Better than a drug store printer, I don't like these trendy small portable printers with no details in the black. It should be thick and durable real photo and not feel like the output of an office ink printer using "photo paper".

Printer size and weight: Can be large and heavy like a microwave, doesn't have to mobile at all

Price: up to 400$ would be good. I can stretch it to 500 or 600 if it's worth it.

Price per photo: ± 0.5$ for a 4" X 6" is acceptable (larger prints cost that are proportional to this price/size are OK)

Many thanks!!


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