Summary: I used one off brand cartridge, the colors were not as accurate and the finish was uneven (some colos were dull and others were shiny). The off brand did not include paper. Stick with Epson on this one.
Summary: It may be small, but big on picture quality. I had seen this machine a couple of years back at a scrapbooking convention, and had already seen the quality of the pictures. I was impressed for it's size, I didn't expect much. I do already have a much larger EPSON printer that is over 24" long, that cost over $1000 when it came out, and can print 13x17 pictures with not only 10 cartridges of ink, but 5 of them being black.
Summary: The pictures you get are gorgeous. If you want to pay about a buck a pic, that is. The ink cartridge DOES NOT LAST! We get between 35 and 50 pictures, not 150. This is the second time it has happened, and we use the cartridge well before the "use by" date. See the reviews on the cartridge pack for verification. This was our first Epson, we usually only buy HP, and this will be our last.
Summary: i highly recommend this product...the print quality is proffessional grade it is fast in printing multiple prints the cd burner is a really nice fearture you can add clip art make wallet size prints and even edit the pictures.
Summary: This is my second Epson printer, and I just love it! Easy to use, no computer needed. Would recomend this product to anyone. Best of all, I now can save my pictures to a disk myself...no more heading to Walmart.
Prints great pictures when heads are not clogged up
David T. Robinson, Amazon
9 December 2006
Summary: Inkjet printers have never been a personal favorite of mine. Since the early days of inkjet printers, the quality of printouts they generate never impressed me. As photo printers came into the market, I never felt they were a worthy replacement for traditional photo prints. Having said that, the quality of prints from the PictureMate is very impressive. At a passing glance, you cannot distinguish these prints from professional photo lab prints.
Summary: This printer has been a piece of garbage since the day I bought it. I don't know why I kept trying, as the purchase was made about a year ago. It should have been thrown it in the trash long ago and I would have cut my losses (instead I did buy one more package of paper and ink. Mistake.
Summary: At first glance the PictureMate doesn’t look very impressive. It’s small – about the size of a slightly-compressed loaf of bread – and it’s not shaped like other photo printers. You may wonder if a printer that small can really produce good photographs. Some people are also turned away by the fact that it can’t make prints larger than 4x6. If you need bigger prints, the PictureMate isn’t a good choice for you.