Why won’t my printer print photos?

With so many fantastic photo printers now available exclusively for home and small office use, many people are now opting to invest in their own machine and consumables as opposed to going into photo stores and counters to get their images processed.

Photo printing is becoming a lot less expensive, and as improvements and developments continue to be made, high quality photo printers are becoming increasingly inexpensive to buy and run. However, what some people don’t realise is that some machines aren’t designed to print photographs, and so the quality of output they are attaining is disappointing.

At Printerbase, our customers ask us a lot of questions about printing, and one of the most frequently asked questions is: ‘why won’t my printer print photos?’ Whilst there is no clear-cut answer to this question, there are several reasons as to why your printer won’t print photos, and we are going to share those reasons with you in this blog post.

Connectivity issues

One of the main reasons why a printer may not be printing the photos you have asked it to is because the machine is not connected up properly. This may sound simple, but a lot of the time, when we speak to customers and trouble-shoot such issues, the most common reason for the problem they are facing is to do with the machine and whether or not it is properly connected. In order to ensure that you don’t experience any difficulty or issues in this regard, always make sure that everything is wired up correctly as per the instruction manual that came with your machine. otherwise, you may find yourself making the classic error of clicking ‘print’ twenty times or more. Avoiding a lot of waste and a lot of frustration by triple-checking anything before you hit that button!

Your machine is not suitable for photo printing

I did touch on this earlier, but one of the most common issues when it comes to home photo printing is that the machine in which you are using has not been designed to print photos, and is therefore unsuitable for such print jobs. If you are interested in printing photos from the comfort of your own home, please ensure that the machine you are buying has been designed to perform such tasks. Many customers wonder why their standard home office laser printer won’t print their family holiday snaps, and the simple reason for this is that the machine hasn’t been designed to do so. At Printerbase, we have a selection of highly affordable, great quality photo printers perfect for your home. You can view these now by clicking here.

Program or software issues

And finally, your printer may not be printing all those beautiful photos because there’s an issue with the program or software that you’re using. If you are concerned about the program or software you are using, try clicking into any ‘help’ or ‘troubleshoot’ options available to you. Alternatively, give your software provider a call to query the issue with them.

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We hope that you found this blog post useful. If you are trying to print photos from your home and are still experiencing issues, please do not hesitate to give us a call on 0800 170 7234 – our friendly customer service advisors are always happy to help.

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Happy photo printing,

The Printerbase Team