Go large with your photo printing, right on your own desktop. We test the leading A3 and A3+ printers
We review and rate six top-end A3+ printers
egular A4 photo printers are compact and convenient but, if you want a picture to frame and hang on the wall, the maximum size of their output leaves a lot to be desired. By upgrading to an A3+ printer you can generate photo prints of up to 19x13 inches in size. A large print has much more wow factor, while you still have full control over the printing process and retain the relative immediacy of creating prints on your own desktop, without having to upload images and wait for photo prints to be delivered in the post.
Designs differ when it comes to large-format printers. Some use dye-based inks, which typically give the smoothest output on glossy paper. Pigment-based inks are more robust and a better choice for matte media. Another consideration is whether you only want to make colour prints or if you’re also keen on top quality black-and-white photo output.