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The Best Snapshot Printers

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At a Glance

The purchase price is right, but use it lightly: it's slow, and its ink and paper are pricey.

Price when rated: $99
Lowest price: $170.00 via Amazon.com Marketplace

Pros

  • Inexpensive
  • Easy to use

Cons

  • Slow, kludgy paper-tray design
  • Expensive, wasteful consumables
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At a Glance

This printer is cute and stylish, but it wastes ink and has an awkward paper-handling setup.

Price when rated: $180

Pros

  • Built-in carrying case with handle
  • Innovative design; good connectivity

Cons

  • Finicky paper cassettes
  • Yellowish cast on some photos
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At a Glance

The wide variety of paper sizes and editing options available on the A646 may make up for a few other shortcomings.

Lowest price:

Pros

  • Versatile paper handling; editing options
  • Color touchscreen LCD

Cons

  • No battery option
  • Orangey flesh tones
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Where to buy

At a Glance

Slower than its Epson cousins but also a little cheaper, the Charm is a good choice for a basic photo printer.

Price when rated: $150
Lowest price: $215.00 via PeachSuite Hotel...

Pros

  • Cheap ink and paper packs
  • Easy to use

Cons

  • Slow
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Where to buy

At a Glance

The integrated digital frame transforms this snapshot printer into a full-time home accessory.

Price when rated: $300
Lowest price: $199.00 via Epson

Pros

  • Integrated digital frame
  • Very nice photo quality

Cons

  • Accepts only 4-by-6-inch paper
  • Somewhat limited layout options
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