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.
Great picture quality but needs an image preview screen.
J. Maurer "lukesmom02", Amazon
3 March 2006
Summary: I am an amateur digital photo enthusiast and recieved this for Christmas. At first, I loved it! The picture quality was great, very close to lab quality digital prints. It seemed fairly easy to use and had fun little editing features like cropping, sepia effects and the ability to print wallets as well as 4 x 6.
Summary: Does what it says on the tin and print quality on the fixed 6x4(15x10) size is quite reasonable. As with most such printers that use combined colour ink cartridges, consumable costs can rack up if you do a lot of printing. But for printing a few snaps here and there, for people who don't want to wait for ordered prints, it's good.
Excerpt: I bought this product because I had endless digital photos on my computer that I kept meaning to get printed, but never got round to taking my memory card to the shop to do it. Being an old-fashioned kind of girl, I like to have hard copies of my pictures that I can put in a frame and admire. I have been very pleased with this product. It is very compact and easy to use. The trays that hold the paper going in and coming out can be extended or retracted as necessary.
Pros: Compact, easy to use, good value for money
Cons: Picture quality is not amazing, but fine for your average person
Summary: The good news. A great printer, quality is better than I have ever obtained from commercial developers. The bluetooth dongle they supply is very expensive so I tried mine and it works fine so I can now print pictures direct from my pda. The bad news, the ink cartridge supplied with the printer only printed about twenty pictures not the 100 odd advertised. A big disappointment. Next I went to my local Epson dealer to get a new ink cartidge.
Summary: this printer does NOT beat photo lab prints! maybe boots but def not a professional lab! quality is great for home users and if u want photo album prints! it is unproven still how long inkjet prints will keep their vivid colours unlike traditional prints which do last longer as go through a "fixing" process when being printed! but for home use it is excellant!
Summary: J'ai acheté l'Epson PictureMate il n'y a pas tres longtemps, J'ai aime la facilite d'utilisation, et la rapidité d'impression, ainsi que la qualité. Le rapport qualité prix est tres correcte. Par contre le prix de reviens des photos est relativement eleve par rapport aux prix du commerce. Donc je suis plutôt contente de l'imprimante. Elle est bien pour s'en servir occasionnellement, mais pas pour une utilisation trop fréquente.