Just two decades ago, people took photos for the sake of making memories and putting them in an album. This required people to buy film, develop the film, and then have them printed on paper.
Nowadays, thanks to technology, people take more photos more quickly with their digital cameras. With this, more and more photo labs have closed due to the diminishing demand for such. People lost the need for film to be developed, and they figured that printing their own photos would be more efficient.
Unfortunately, people started printing poor quality photos because majority printed their photos using their computer printers, which were not made for printing photos on ordinary bond paper. Printer manufacturers produced photo printers, and a great deal of these printers produce good quality photo prints. Alas, these photo printers are bulky, and in the market where consumers demand everything to be smaller and smaller, these large and bulky photo printers are best left to the professionals who need large printers for work. People need to look for the right small photo printer that will suit the lifestyle that they live. In choosing the suitable small photo printer, one needs to look at the benefits that he will obtain.
Being small and compact, a small photo printer is portable. Carrying it from one place to another will be easy, since a small photo printer will weigh less than a net book, so it will not be that big of a hassle to lug around than a laptop. People who live a fast-paced lifestyle, have a penchant for traveling, or are always on the go will love this about small photo printers. Being compact, bringing a small photo printer to the beach or to any vacation will prove to be unproblematic, since storing it is as easy as slipping into a bag with your laptop.
Second, a small photo printer requires less ink for printing. Some manufacturers of a small photo printer sell ink along with photo paper, with ink allotted for the number of paper with it. No ink will be wasted so money is saved. And unlike normal printers like inkjets or laserjets, a small photo printer is specifically created to print photos only, nothing else. This also means that the quality of the photo will not be compromised. High quality prints will be created without the hassle of having them developed in photo labs and paying expensive fees. Some printers buy CMYK ink to really provide good quality prints. But to create good photo lab-quality prints, a small photo printer does not necessarily require individual CMYK ink. Good quality paper, a decent shot from a decent digital camera, and a good supply of ink are what one needs to have quality prints.
The only downside to owning a small photo printer is that they are usually lugged around so they can get damaged. This meager consequence might hinder one from buying, especially because damaging a small photo printer might affect the quality of the prints. But the benefits outweigh the cost. You will enjoy owning one of these home photo printers.
By Kaz from Pixabay