Recommended Printers

Entry Level - Epson Picture Mate PM-400




  • Get pro quality photos, fast! print vibrant, 4 x 6 inch photos in as fast as 37 seconds.
  • Portable printing grab the handle and take Picture Mate Charm to parties, events and etc...
  • Smudge, scratch, water and fade resistant prints mean durable photos that last longer than  traditional, film-processed photo
  • Print wirelessly from iPad.


While the Epson printer is the most portable photo printer, you'll find yourself changing photo paper and ink very frequently. I would stay away from using at big events with over 100 guests or if you're doing photo booths professionally or frequently.


Professional - DNP RX1HS

DNP RX1 Compact Professional Photo Booth and Portrait Dye Sublimation Printer, 300dpi Resolution, up to 6"x8" Prints 


  • Aimed at portable on-site Event Photography use, weighing only 30 pounds
  • Impressive high-volume output with 700, 4”x6” print capacity
  • Print sizes of 2”x6”*, 4”x6” and 6”x8” (prints 5x7"** on 6x8 media)
  • Warranty: 1 Year DNP RX1 Parts and Labor Warranty or 30,000 print


  • Your only limited to 4x6 or 6x8 media size
  • Prints speed is 15 seconds on a 4x6 and 21 seconds on a 6x8


Professional - Mitsubishi CPD70DW

Mitsubishi CP-D70DW Digital Photo Printer


  • Supports multiple print sizes: 2x6", 3.5 x 5", 4 x 6", 5 x 7", 6 x 6" and 6 x 8"
  • High speed, high capacity in MATTE or GLOSSY
  • Dust-free photos and efficient printer throughput
  • Built-in energy saving mode reduces power consumption to less than 1 watt
  • 300 dpi resolution
  • Jam-free, roll-type mechanism


  • The size of CPD70DW is quite larger then most printers in its class.
  • Installation takes a bit of time to figure out the drivers.


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  • 0

    Would you recommend the HiTi P510L printer? 330 prints per roll (4x6), as fast as 12 seconds (4x6) and does natively 4x6, 5x7, 6x8, matte or glossy.

  • 3

    Has anyone used the Canon Selphy CP910?

  • 1

    Canon Selphy is small, light, affordable, but slower than true event printers, only supports 4x6, and requires manually tearing off the perforated handling strip from every print. The cost per print is also higher, with limited yield from each pack. Excellent for personal scrapbooking, extremely slow and limited for photobooth work.

  • 0

    Hiti  L 520 is amazing w 4x 6 roll 500 x 2


  • 0

    The old kodak 6800 and 6850 printers works a charm on this great software to produce a tearfree and waterproof print in 19 sec. Heavy but gives 750 4x6 prints on a roll. Recommended size is 4x6; print quality gets little faint under that. If one could get the machine to cut 2x6 strips through a firmware update?

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