Gone are the days of needing to plug your phone into your computer, transferring pictures, and then printing them from the computer. Many printers offer the ability to print directly from your Android device, and with the help of services like Google Cloud Printing, more manufacturers are jumping on board. We have found the best photo printers for you to pair with your Android phone, no matter what your budget is.
Sophistication at its finest
Canon 9596B002 PIXMA iP110 Color Inkjet Printer
This Canon printer not only prints in amazing quality, thanks to its 9600x2400 dpi, but it also allows you to print them straight from your phone with no hassle. Plus, this is ultra-lightweight so that you can take it with you if you need to leave your home but want to print some pictures.
Epson PictureMate PM-400 Wireless Photo Printer
Get a 4-by-6-inch photo print in just 36 seconds, printing wirelessly as well as from USB or memory card slots. The inkjet printer also uses Epson Connect to print wirelessly from most smartphones and tablets. Use the 2.7-inch LCD to preview and edit your photos before printing.
Compact and reliable
Canon SELPHY CP1300 Wireless Compact Photo Printer
Is there anything more awesome than simply opening the Canon PRINT App and having instant access to print your photos? The answer is no. The best part about this printer? Photos can last up to nearly 100 years and the ink instantly dries, so you don't have to worry about smudges.
Print from social media
Canon PIXMA TS6320 BK Photo Printer
Want to print pictures from the social media apps you have on your Android phone? While you can print documents with the TS6320, it best works as a photo printer — and for a good reason: it can turn your favorite HD photos and convert them into powerful, beautiful prints.
Epson Expression Photo HD XP-15000 Wireless Printer
Get extra-large borderless photos up to 13x19 inches in size with this wide-format photo printer that can print both wired and wirelessly using USB, Epson Connect, AirPrint, and other technologies. Using six-color drop-on-demand MicroPiezo inkjet technology, you only need to replace each color individually when it runs out.
Get it all done
HP ENVY 7855 Wireless All-in-One Printer
The HP ENVY 7855 Wireless Printer is a great all-in-one solution for all of your photo printing needs. The HP Smart app not only integrates with your smartphone but also works with cloud storage like Google Drive or Dropbox.
Get the best printer for the job
Despite the belief that we would be completely paperless by this time, printing is still an essential tool in the office and at home, especially as more and more people are working from home these days. And while you might want an all-in-one printer that can scan, make copies, and do more, sometimes, a photo printer is all you need.
While all of the printers above offer easy ways to print photos from your Android device, the Canon PIXMA iP110 stands out from the crowd as one of the best photo printers. This printer offers a Color DPI of 9600x2400 for phenomenal resolution and Canon's PRINT app makes printing from your phone painless.
But if you want really big prints, consider a model like the Epson Expression Photo HD XP-15000 wireless printer, which can print 13x19-inch borderless photos fron high-resolution images that are perfect for framing.
Christine Persaud is a freelance writer for Android Central who has been writing about tech since long before the smartphone was even a "thing." When she isn't writing, she's probably working on her latest fitness program, binging a new (or old) TV series, tinkering with tech gadgets, or spending time with her school-aged son. A self-professed TV nerd, lover of red wine, and passionate cook, she's immersed in tech in every facet of her life. Follow her at @christineTechCA.
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