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: 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.
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.
Summary: I was so tired of taking my pictures to CVS, Costco, etc. So I decided I wanted a home printer for pictures. I kept telling my husband about it, and I must have looked at a dozen compact HP printers but I kept coming back to this one. I do a lot of scrapbooking and this is an absolute must-have if you are into that. The quality of the pics is amazing! So sharp and true to life color!!
Archival Quality Prints / Cropping Solution / Paper Options?
26 July 2006
Summary: I did a ridiculous amount of research on photo printers before purchasing my Epson PictureMate Personal Photo Printer and contrary to what at least one other poster has stated, the archival quality of these prints (when the Epson ink/paper refills specifically made for this printer are used) are better than lab prints. (Wilhelm Imaging Research is a good place to begin if you want to research this issue.) My first complaint is something that is apparently fixable.
Summary: I only make 8x10 prints, so I would not even have looked at this printer, except I was looking for one for my sister--something simple, something that did not need to be hooked up to their computer. (The last thing we hooked up to her PC crashed their AOL. Her husband was not pleased!) I've also never owned an Epson, but this one could not be beat. As I write this, there is no other 4x6 printer that compares to this one in costs. You get prints for 29 cents each.
Summary: This is the killer of the last die hard film camera users! I purchased this printer for myself to go with a simple Sony 3.1 digital camera. My wife is the one in the family that takes all the snapshots of kids and family functions and vacations. She has resisted the digital photography revolution up until now due to the costs and hassle associated with digital photography.