Summary: I have been using my PictureMate Dash for several months now and have finally put it in the trash. Since the beginning the print quality has been mediocre with horizontal lines and continual color shifts. These are generally resolved through head cleaning and alignment, but both of those have never fully fixed the problems. They certainly don't prevent them from coming back.
crops about 6% of your photo without wanting it to
Amanda E. Allen "cameratotingperson", Amazon
3 January 2006
Summary: Beware if your buy this printer or a newer version. This printer will crop your photos about 6% without you even wanting it too, it just does it automatically. Even after adjusting it, it still crops. Usually cutting off the tops of heads, not so when you have them professionally printed.
Summary: This photo printer will crop your photographs regardless whether you cropped or not. The person that you photographed will have their head cut off! if their head is close to the edge. Make sure you have plenty of empty space between your subject and the edge of your photo before you send it to print. In other words, don't have your subject fill the whole photograph.
Summary: I would strongly urge anybody that is considering an Epson printer to be cautious. Although I certainly do not EXPECT your experience to be the same as mine, as an active consumer I wish to convey my frustrations with Epson care/service/support. About two years back I had an Epson Stylus Inkjet (forget which model now) that failed while still under warranty.
Summary: Epson claims photos printed from PictureMates are waterproof. This oft repeated claim is blatantly false. I'm disappointed that professional reviewers haven't exposed this farce. Newly printed photos seem to have some waterproofing but that quickly disappears. Test it yourself. Simply place a drop of water on a months old photo, wait a few seconds, gently mat the paper. The result is a ruined photo. How is that waterproof?