Home users looking for a cheap way of producing high-quality photos using printer supplies may like to consider investing in a Stylus SX425W model from Epson.

The manufacturer explains that the device comes with individual DURABrite Ultra ink cartridges, which could save money as a person will only need to replace the one that has run out, rather than buying a whole new set.

They are also smudge, fade and water-resistant, as well as being quick-drying and so may be an added convenience for many home users.

Output quality for photo prints produced on the machine is excellent, according to reviewer Cliff Joseph, who tested the machine for PC Advisor.

He said the Stylus SX425W offers "bright and colourful images with subtle, realistic skin tones".

Mr Joseph also observed the Wi-Fi functionality is useful for people looking to share the printer among members of a home network.

This could be handy for individuals hoping to print directly from a mobile gadget, which may be a consideration for many consumers in the future, as recent research by Gartner suggested there will be 5.6 billion connected portable devices worldwide by the end of this year.