The new Pixma MG5250 printer from Canon is capable of using ink cartridges to produce good quality photo prints.

At least this is the view of Matt Hanson, who said in a review for TechRadar publication PC Plus that the model, which is geared at home users with a passion for photography, offers "excellent colour reproduction".

The product uses separate ink cartridges for each colour, he noted, which can help bring down running costs for the user, as it is possible to replace the them individually as they run out, rather than having to purchase a combined colour cartridge every time.

Mr Hanson also stated the MG5250 has numerous other features that are likely to be of interest to home users, such as the ability to print on both sides of a page – which can bring down paper costs – wireless connectivity and a disk labelling facility.

Canon has a number of models in its Pixma range, including the MP250 and MG8150.