Consider having your photos printed at a photo lab. They will take care of printer and paper selection. They will trim the photos if needed. Instead of purchasing and maintaining a printer and consumables, you can produce more images to send out for printing.
How can I print 8x8 photos?
- Load your image into an image editor, such as GIMP.
- Crop it to a square.
- Set the print size to 8"x8".
- Turn on your printer.
- Make sure it is connected to your computer.
- Make sure it has ink (or toner).
- Make sure it is loaded with paper.
- Make sure options such as "fit to page" are disabled.
- Print the square photo.
- Trim the output to the desired size.
What kind of printer and what kind of paper do I need?
Should I use an inkjet or laser printer?
You can use any color printer. Consider a high-resolution printer that uses pigment inks.
You can use any paper that is compatible with the printer. Consider high-quality, archival photo paper made for your printer.
I assume I also need a paper trimmer
but should I use A4 paper?
A4 is fine.
If I use A4 paper, do I need to make 2 cuts?
Two cuts if your printer prints edge-to-edge. Otherwise, four cuts.
Is there some paper which is exactly 8 inches wide, so that I only need to make 1 cut?
There is 8x10 paper. Prices appear to be quite high. Depending on your printer capabilities, you may still need to make two or four cuts.