There are two common types of photo printers namely inkjet photo printers and dye-sublimation photo printers. Dye-sublimation printers are also known as thermal-dye printers and dye-sub printers. An inkjet photo printer is ideal if you need to print both photos as well as coloured documents & reports. Dye-sub photo printers are perfect if you need a dedicated photo printer. Besides, check the picture sizes that it can make. Most of them can print 4″x6″ pictures, but if you are fascinated by wallet-sized prints, ensure the printer can have room for them.
Most inkjet photo printers shoot ink at pages via tiny nozzles, making it feasible for them to create good-quality photos at a decent pace and of course inexpensively. Most inkjet printers make use of CMYK colour scale (C – cyan, M – magenta, Y- yellow & K – black). They also make use of a technique called dithering to deceive your eye into witnessing more colors. An excellent example of dithering is colour pictures that you can see in newspapers. If you look a bit closer you can notice the effect of dithering.
Few higher-end inkjet photo printers print with additional colors like a light magenta, light cyan, green or red enabling them to produce pictures of higher quality. They have the ability to print at reasonable pace, so that you can make use of them for other projects as well.
Some popular brands include HP, Epson and Canon. Dye-sub photo printers for a short period of time heat a CMYK colour ribbon, transferring a colour photo paper to glossy photo paper. Magenta, Cyan and Yellow can be printed in a plethora of shades that go in combination to create nearly 17 million colours.
Even at a 300 x 300 dpi resolution, you can accomplish the clear and crisp colours correlated with inkjet printers having much higher resolution. Some popular brands of dye-sub printers include Canon, Olympus and Kodak dye-sub printers.
Selecting the Right Photo Printer
Last Updated on April 12, 2022