Anyone hoping to create their own lab-quality photographs could be interested in arrange of new models from Canon.

The printer and ink cartridge manufacturer's new PIXMA MX886 model is capable of producing images at up to 9,600 x 2,400 dpi, which Hardware Zone claims allows users to print to the same standards as are usually only achievable in photo labs.

Other new models in the PIXMA series – the MX426, MX416 and MX366 – are all capable of printing resolutions of up to 4,800 x 1,200 dpi, the news provider notes.

People who do love to print their own photos should remember to take care of the items once they have been created, as not storing photos properly may lead to a degradation of image quality.

Being constantly exposed to direct sunlight can lead to colours fading over a period of a few years, which may detract from the image as a whole.