Compact Photo Printers

, Compact Photo PrintersEpson Picturemate PM310
The Epson’s hefty Picturemate PM310 is one of the fastest photo-printers around—it took less than 40 seconds to dish out prints—and the quality is first-rate for a compact. The printer uses Epson’s propriety Claria Photographic inks which are smudge, water and fade-resistant, allowing your prints to last some 200 years—a solid choice for sharpshooters who want an at-home photo lab. $298 from Challenger, #06-00 Funan DigitaLife Mall, 109 North Bridge Rd., 6339-9008

HP Photosmart A626, Compact Photo Printers
HP’s Photosmart A626 is able to deliver 6x4in and 7x5in photos as well as 4x12in panoramas. It can also print directly via PictBridge and a variety of memory card formats, including CompactFlash, SD, xD and Memory Stick. You can wirelessly print from Bluetooth-enabled camera photos and other devices by just plugging in the HP Bluetooth Adapter into the printer. The flip-up 4.8-inch color touchscreen is a handy tool where you can edit your photos and add captions and descriptions using the onscreen keyboard. Despite the high price, its easy-to-use menus and Bluetooth connectivity make this a serious contender.
$399 from Best Denki, #05-01/05 Ngee Ann City Shopping Centre, 391 Orchard Rd., 6835-2855
, Compact Photo PrintersCanon Selphy CP800
The tiniest of the lot, Canon’s CP800 takes the pain out of printing photos with its plug-and-play design and straightforward interface, and the price tag makes it an excellent companion printer for quick prints at home. The tilt-up 2.5-inch LCD screen upfront provides all the features you need to print directly from the CompactFlash, MultiMediaCard, Memory Stick, SD Card, and XD-Picture Card slots.
$199 from Canon Link, #02-32/33 VivoCity, 1 HarbourFront Walk, 6376-9340/41