Summary: First and foremost, be it known that I am a longtine, loyal supporter of Epson technology. I believe them to be at the forefront of Digital scanning and printing on both the consumer and professional level. I have utilized their products for over 20 years for one simple reason. Inspite of the higher prices for their inks and Papers I believe that are Superior to anything on the Market.
Summary: The ink in my Epson Picturemate constantly dried up. Epson would refund me for my unused sheets, but this got old real fast. Put in in a garage sale for $10 and now use Walgreens. Second and last Epson.
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.
Major Problems: Won't work with both of my computers
Hanoch McCarty "The Energizer!", Amazon
29 October 2007
Summary: It's a neat little printer. It did print out several packs of pictures before developing a problem with printing at all. No longer "recognized" by my laptop, and this after uninstalling, downloading their latest drivers, reinstalling (3x so far) and still no luck. Called their nice tech support who sent out a "new" (refurbished) machine and it, too, is not 'recognized' and cannot print from either my desktop or laptop.
Summary: I was so excited to get this printer for Christmas but then.....First of all, it won't print the entire picture - it always crops around the edges. Secondly, you can buy brand new ink but you only get about 10 good picture out of a cartridge and then it throws you error messages and tells you to buy a new cartridge. Thirdly, if you don't use it everyday, the ink nozzel has to be cleaned about 10 times before it will print your picture with true colors.
Summary: This picturemate has been a total disaster. After printing just a few pictures the color on the photo turns to pink and yellow. Put in a new cartridge and it will work for a few photos and then the color turns funny again. Not only does it not print many photos with a true color image, but it is slow and the cartridge runs out of ink after a couple dozen photos. DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY ON THIS PRODUCT!
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: I tried my Picturemate for the first time last night and it malfunctioned almost immediately. It claims that it has a paper jam, but it doesn't. I've tried pushing "OK" to clear it as suggested, but this does nothing. It still insists it's jammmed and refuses to operate. I've tried the suggested "troubleshooting" to no avail, so I'm now on hold for an estimated sixteen minutes with the Epson support center.
Summary: I purchased one (from a local store not Amazon.com), brought it home and printed a photograph that I had previously printed on a Kodak EasyShare printer (my mother-in-law's). The resulting photograp was horrible, it had a very green tint to it. I then adjusted the various enhancement controls within the printer, the green tint remained. I checked the troubleshooting section of the manual, checked/cleaned the print heads, and still the problem remained.