Photo Printers’ Functions
Photo printers produce hard copies of digital photographs, and both businesses and individuals use this type of printer. The photo printers for the individual market tend to be smaller and lower-priced, while the ones designed for commercial photographers are larger, faster and more sophisticated. Some photo printers include built-in readers that accept memory cards and display thumbnails of each picture. Other photo printers include camera docks that allow users to connect their cameras directly to the printer, without the need for a computer. Although many photo printers use ink cartridges similar in design to inkjet printer cartridges, at the time of publication, some manufacturers have produced inkless models of more compact size.