Printer maintenance explained: Get the most out of your photo printer

Printer maintenance explained: Get the most out of your printer
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Printer maintenance might not be the most exciting aspect of photography, but if you want to keep producing high quality photo prints, it's a necessity. We've rounded up the top printer maintenance tips to help you extend your printer's lifespan.

If there was ever a time when being able to produce quality photo prints at home was of great benefit it is now. Many of us have basic photo printers available, which while incapable of the same level of detail as dedicated A3 photo printers like the Epson XP-970, can offer an affordable solution for general printing needs.

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Peter Fenech

As the Editor for  Digital Photographer magazine, Peter is a specialist in camera tutorials and creative projects to help you get the most out of your camera, lens, tripod, filters, gimbal, lighting and other imaging equipment.

After cutting his teeth working in retail for camera specialists like Jessops, he has spent 11 years as a photography journalist and freelance writer – and he is a Getty Images-registered photographer, to boot.

No matter what you want to shoot, Peter can help you sharpen your skills and elevate your ability, whether it’s taking portraits, capturing landscapes, shooting architecture, creating macro and still life, photographing action… he can help you learn and improve.