Updated: June 10, 2015 9:10 AM
By Rémi Jacquet

Printing photos at 10 x 15 cm or A4 size is all very well and good, but why not go for something a bit bigger? After all, A3 is nicer to look at, and it looks better on your wall...

An A3 printer is indispensable in some professions. It'll give you the choice of A3+, A+, A4, banners, and 10 x 15 cm (4" x 6") prints, which is much more than you'll get on standard models.

Our tests have shown that print quality varies considerably from one model to the next. But unless you have precise requirements and need pro-level accuracy (printing, photography), we honestly think the simple fact of having large-format prints is enough to impress. There are differences, however, with droplets showing up on some printers or dominant colour in others ...

Quality and speeds vary considerably

Print speeds vary quite a bit, so think about whether you'll want your A3 print ready in two minutes or seven! The good news is that the fastest models don't necessarily give the worst quality. The bad news is that they're often more costly—speed is pricey, and so is quality, so combine them and you'll be looking at the highest-end, most expensive products, typically designed for pro use.

See also: A4 multifunction printer reviews and A4 laser printer reviews.


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