The cheap printers does his work very well, but the printed photos are very sensitive:
any droplet of water ruins them.
The "photo" paper to print photos is very expensive. The normal paper provides regular results.
I used normal 75g A4 paper for this try. My printer is a HP multifunction 1200 series.
Step 1: The recipe
You can protect them very fastly, easily and cheaply.
-An iron whith temperature control
-a stearin or paraffin candle
-a casserole or pot