A Full-Size Inkjet Printer Offers More
A full-fledged inkjet printer like the [[Artnid:320067|HP Officejet 7000 Wide Format|Review: HP Officejet 7000 Wide Format (E809a) inkjet printer]] (shown at left) is your best choice if you'd like to print other things besides photos. All of the inkjet models we've tested can print a good photo on photo paper; the quality of their plain-paper printing varies widely, of course.
Though a typical four-ink model (with cyan, magenta, yellow, and black inks) can print a good photo on photo paper, you'll get a better range of colors if you choose a model that uses photo inks such as light gray, light cyan, and light magenta. Some inkjets come with a dedicated input tray for loading photo paper. Most likely you'll also want integrated media slots or a PictBridge port to simplify the task of uploading photos for printing.