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
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.