Advantages of a Pro-Photo printer

When it comes to printing photos or artwork, you might wonder what the advantages are for investing in a Professional photo printer over any number of desktop inkjet machines. Do you need one of these high-end printers? How will it ultimately help the quality of your photos?

Whilst there are often similarities between the features available and functions they offer, professional photo printers can offer several distinct advantages – especially if you’re serious about printing high-quality photos regardless of if it’s for home-based house projects or professional display prints.


Almost certainly the key factor that should encourage you to invest in a Pro model. Professional devices such as the Canon Pro series or Epson SC-P range use multi-ink systems that consist of up to 12 coloured inks. Inkjets may offer a high-quality photo output in general but the ink sets of professional photo printers offer a much wider colour palette than the standard 4 colours used in a desktop inkjet, making for much more accurate colour reproduction that brings life and vibrancy to your images.

Epson SC-P400

Heavy Media Support

Another key element in the favour of Pro-machines is the range and type of media on which they can print. These printers aren’t limited to just standard weight photo papers and they support all finishes of media including Matt, Gloss, Lustre, Satin, Fine Art paper and in some cases even canvas. This versatility makes them not only suitable for photo-realistic output, but also allows the use of thicker card-stocks. This is ideal for craft applications such as creating custom stationery, wedding invitations and other artworks.

Banner Printing

These printers are also perfect for producing excellent quality panoramic images with cut sheet printing up to 17”” in length, in particular on Canon pro models (22” on pro-1000) and the ability to print on roll media with the Epson SC-P series.

Canon imagePROGRAF Pro-1000 Photographic Printer

Direct Disc Print

A feature found on several desktop inkjets, but also available on some Professional photo models (Canon Pro 100S, Pro 10S, Pro 1 and Epson SC-P400 and SC-P600). This is a great way for photographers to customise the discs that contain the digital originals sent out by their customers.

Mobile Support

This isn’t a feature exclusive to Professional level printers, but it’s an ever-increasing necessity for users. Supported on all Canon and Epson Wi-Fi enabled professional printers, you can now print using a host of mobile devices.

Use Airprint from your iPhone to instantly print photos to your printer or even send a photo via Google Cloud Print directly to the printer from wherever you happen to be at the time!

Whether you are an ambitious amateur looking to upgrade your printer, a professional looking to gain even more control over your print workflow or a home-based craft enthusiast – these professional photo printers are perfect for a range of needs.

View our full range of professional photo printers and photo media.

HP Print @ Your Service – Frequently Asked Questions

Here at Printerbase, we’re always looking to not only deliver the best possible customer experience, but we love to come up with new and exciting ways to deliver that experience and new products. So, in conjunction with HP, we have a great new service on offer for you – Print at Your Service.

What is Print @ Your Service?

Print at Your service is a brand-new way of managing costs of the printers in your office. Control these costs with a simple monthly payment plan – no surprises! Great savings, convenient services and a smart solution for your business, this new service will be the ideal partner for you.

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*We’re sure you have lots of questions so here’s just a few of the most frequently asked –

The Plan

How does HP Print @ Your Service work?
When you sign up for an HP Print at Your Service plan, you pay a monthly fee for a new HP printer, next business day onsite service and enough ink or toner to print a defined number of pages per month. The plans are based on the number of pages that you print, not on how many ink or toner cartridges you use. Your monthly fee pays for use of the printer, next business day onsite service and ink or toner including shipping.

What if I print more or less than my plan?

If you do not print all of your plan pages in a month, you can roll over unused pages for up to one year. If you print more pages than your monthly page amount and have no roll over pages to use, you will be billed in 100 page increments (at the same cost per page as your current plan).

What is counted as a “page?”
A printed page counts the same whether it’s black and white, a color document, or a photo.  Pages are counted per printed side; meaning a two-sided document would count as two printed pages.

What happens at the end of my Print @ Your Service plan?
Your Print @ Your Service Plan will automatically renew on the annual renewal date unless adjusted or cancelled by you.  Auto-renewal occurs for a maximum of 5 years unless cancelled by you. At the end of 5 years, you can keep the printer or start a new Print @ Your Service plan with a new printer.

Can I change my print plan?
Yes, every 12 months on your plan anniversary date, you can adjust your print plan based on your print history or expected print needs. Plan changes must be requested 90 days prior to the annual renewal date.  Adjustments to Your Service Plan will become effective at the date of your annual renewal and will not retroactively apply.

What happens to my printer if I cancel my print plan?
You will continue to pay monthly fees for the use of the printer for the length of your printer term.
Or, you may terminate the printer agreement early by returning the printer to HP Financial Services and paying an early termination fee. HP Financial Services must be notified prior to ninety days before expiration of the term of your agreement if you intend to return the printer.


How do I get my supplies?

HP will send you replacement cartridges before you run out of ink or toner. When your Print @ Your Service printer is connected to your office network and the HP Print @ Your Service Print Management Device is connected to the internet, your printer automatically orders ink or toner because it knows when you are low on ink or toner.
How long will it take to get my supplies?

Your printer will take shipping time and regular ink or toner usage into account when it orders your cartridges. Cartridges are sent using standard shipping and should be received within 48 hours of shipment. Customers that expect high print volumes during specific periods may call the HP Print @ Your Service Call Center to request additional cartridges.

Service and Support

What kind of service is included in my Print @ Your Service plan?

Your plan includes next business day onsite response.  Service features include: onsite hardware support by a trained HP print technician, maintenance kits, replacement parts and materials plus remote installation support as needed.

Plan Set Up and Billing

How long will it take to sign up for HP Print @ Your Service (credit approval process)?

In many cases credit approval happens within seconds. However, in some cases it can take up to 48 hours.

When will I need to pay the first bill? 

Your first Print @ Your Service payment is due on the first day of the month following the acceptance date of the subscription agreement.

Who do I contact if I have an issue with my bill or HP Print @ Your Service agreement?

Please contact HP Finance Services using the information provided in your HP Financial Services Welcome Letter.

See the full list of HP Print at Your Service printers.

*Source – HP

Success for Kyocera as four iF DESIGN awards are bestowed

Champions Once Again

No strangers to the occasional gong, Kyocera have reigned victorious once again, this time bagging a total of four ‘iF DESIGN’ awards.

Kyocera, who are one of the world’s leading manufacturers of document imaging solutions and document management systems, are delighted to announce that four of their A4 multifunctional products and printers have won the prestigious ‘iF DESIGN AWARD 2017’, beating a collective of other brands in the race to bag the top-spot.

The Winning Foursome

The ECOSYS M5526cdw, P5026cdw, M2604idw and P2040dw were the four winning machines that saw Kyocera strike gold once again. According to iF, these machines demonstrated excellence in low-noise operations and compact design. These commendable printing attributes therefore recognise these products as the ideal printing solution for those working in sectors such as retail and distribution. The minimal disruption and space-saving features mean that these devices can be set up and used within close proximity of users, without causing disruption or general inconvenience.

The Future Vision of Kyocera

Kyocera have become renowned for their ongoing commitment to the development of waste and cost-effective products, as well as simple operability and design. Previously, the exact same four machines also won the ‘Good Design Award 2016’, hosted by public interest incorporated foundation, the Japan Institute for Design Promotion (JDP).

Confident in their products, Kyocera are now more determined than ever to continue to engineer devices that can be relied upon both for high-quality results and performance, and overall design and usability, too.

At Printerbase, Kyocera is one of our best-loved brands, so it’s always wonderful to hear what great things they’re achieving. We can’t wait to find out what other incredible achievements Kyocera will go on to accomplish in the future.

Browse and Share!

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Discover a whole new way of printing with Xerox PAAS

Experts in the field, Xerox, are constantly reinventing products that help maximise potential within the printing world, and now, thanks to their latest venture, customers can look forward to really making the most of their money.

Xerox PAAS (Print as a Service) welcomes customers to a whole new world of printing. Similarly to a phone contact, this scheme makes printers payable on a monthly basis, and gives customers an allowance of consumables included in the monthly cost of the machine.

So, how much does it cost?

Rather paying in full for your Xerox machine, with the PaaS scheme, customers pay an upfront fee of just £150. This is then followed by a monthly subscription of £19.95.

And what’s included?

So, included in that monthly fee of £19.95, customers will be provided with 3 x large toners per year together with 1 x extra drum per year. This allowance should be enough for 2500 prints per month. Xerox are confident that this will be plenty for the majority of users, however, if you were to use up your allowances, you needn’t worry – all customers are entitled to extras at the concessionary rate of 20% off web price.

Why is it so good?

Xerox PaaS offers the ideal solution for those who want to cut costs whilst staying completely up to date with all the latest print technology. By saying ye to PaaS, you’ll pay much less both in the beginning, and in the long run, too. All of this, and you won’t have to compromise on quality and performance.

Purchase VS Subscription – which is better?

By opting for the subscription method of purchasing, customers could save a heck of a lot of money, and here’s the proof…

Purchase Option 2400 Prints/Month
15,000 Toners x 2 £353.04
Drum £34.72
Total Cost £387.76


PaYG Option 2400 Prints/Month
11,000 Toners x 3 £0
Drum £0
Total Cost Monthly Subscription
(£19.95 x 12)

This works out at a 40% saving when you subscribe to this brand new service!

To find out more about Xerox PaaS, click here now. Alternatively, if you liked this news post, feel free to share it on Facebook and/or Twitter now!

Come and Meet the Printerbase Team!

After the successful launch of our new website last year, we’re constantly evolving and expanding on our exciting new platform and we have a fantastic new section we’re excited for you to explore and you’ll get to meet the Printerbase team.

After a fun photoshoot a few weeks ago, we’ve got brand new ‘About Us’ pages that will allow you to see behind our awesome team.

Find out about the Printerbase history, explore our team and what makes each person tick and see just why we’re rated so highly on TrustPilot and Google.

So check out our new About, Meet the Team and Reviews pages now.

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