Choosing a printer for your photographs is tricky.
Do you want to be able to print high-quality images for yourself? Of course you do.
Do you want to pay the price of a high-quality printer? Probably not.
So, it comes down to a balance between your needs, financial resources and your desire.
When I had a top-of-the-range printer it was a delight to hold a print that had been all my own work. However, for most of the time I was using it as a general office printer. It became clear that it was financially better to replace it with a lower cost model, and to send out my exhibition prints to a professional printer.
That is what I have been doing for the past 15 years.
So, for me the search was for a desk-top printer that would cope with a few small prints from time to time, and to handle all that the office work could ask of it.
To help you through some of the available printer choices I have tabled them below in groups based on price and on their capabilities. In general the higher the price the better the results when you print photographs.
Group 1 Lowest Price: In the USA follow these links: