FIVE THINGS TO LOOK OUT FOR …

It’s not all about the price. The print speeds, ink types and paper sizes could all be im­por­tant fac­tors in your choice

NPhoto - - Test Team -

01 Print speeds

At these print­ers’ top qual­ity set­tings, print speed varies be­tween five and 12 min­utes for an A3+ (19x13-inch) photo. It’s not long when you’re mak­ing prints to last a life­time, but slower speeds be­come no­tice­able if you have sev­eral to out­put in a batch.

02 Ink costs

At around £1 per millil­itre, there’s not much dif­fer­ence in the price of inks for most A3+ inkjet print­ers. How­ever, car­tridges with smaller ca­pac­i­ties can need chang­ing quite of­ten.

03 Max­i­mum size

All print­ers on test en­able A3+ out­put, apart from the Ep­son XP-950, which has an A3 max­i­mum size. The Ep­son R3000 is unique in the group in en­abling large-for­mat panoramic print­ing.

04 Mag­nif­i­cent mono

Print­ers that in­clude two or more black and grey inks typ­i­cally give more ac­cu­rate black-and-white photo ren­di­tion.

05 Bet­ter con­nected

All the print­ers, apart from the Canon Pro-1, have Wi-Fi. All fea­ture USB con­nec­tiv­ity. The Ep­son 1500W lacks an Eth­er­net port.

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