Best photo printer brands Canon photo printers
Canon is a big-brand name in the printer and camera world. Canon produces a range of inkjet and dye-sublimation (see below) compact photo printers.
We’ve tested several popular compact photo printers from Canon including the Canon Selphy ES3 and the Canon Selphy CP790.
Canon compact photo printers range in price from about £50 to £150 for a top-of-the-range model.
To check prices for the model you want to buy, see our full compact photo printer reviews.
Canon photo printers
Most Canon compact photo printers are dye-sublimation models. Dye-sublimation printers can be a little noisier than inkjet models.
However, it’s easy to calculate the cost of each photo because they produce exactly the number of photos that is claimed on the cartridge pack. This makes it easier to predict when you need to buy new supplies.
Performance of Canon compact photo printers
Speed and quality
All of the compact photo printers we’ve tested from Canon have scored at least average marks for photo quality. Some models have scored higher than this.
Print speeds vary dramatically. The slowest compact photo printer from Canon took over two minutes to print a 6x4-inch image from computer.
All Canon compact photo printers come with an LCD screen. LCD screens are useful when you print directly from memory card as they allow you to preview and edit your images.
Canon also produce a number of standard and all-in-one printers, some of which are capable of producing very good quality photos.
If you opt for an all-in-one printer you get the added benefit of being able to print large and small photos as well as printing text and graphics and the ability to copy and scan documents.
Visit our printer reviews to find an A4 or A3 printers that can print photos from a computer, memory card, smartphone or camera.