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: It is a compact, transportable (it even has a nice handle), sturdy, heavy (the little thing must be like 2.5 Kg... ) photo lab. IF YOU USE THE EPSON PRINT PACK (that is: INK and most important: EPSON PRINT PAPER) you will get a photo output equal or better to that from a real commercial photolab service. USE ONLY EPSON PAPER: I tried to use KODAK papel, without luck. It came out still wet, it smudged in my fingers.
Summary: I have had my Picture Mate for over a year now, and love it as much as the other reviewers. The photos are brilliant - and really are water resistant. My only complaint is that the sheet feeder only holds around 20 sheets. I print from my computer, and queued up over a hundred photos to print, and then had to reload paper every 20 sheets, loading the printer every 40-60 minutes (the PictureMate Express purports to be faster by 35%).
Summary: This printer quality is awesome. It takes maybe 1 minute to print a full 4x6 picture. It looks better than CVS and you can take a picture and have it in a frame in 5 minutes. I was tired of builing up my flasncard with 100 pictures then dreading sorting through them and uploading them online to ofoto or bringing the card into the drugstore that I never did it. Now when I have a great picture or I want Grandma to have a picture of the kids it is very easy to do.