Reviews and Problems with Epson PictureMate Deluxe Viewer Edition
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Milicent C. Truran, Amazon
5 September 2007
Summary: The Deluxe is simple to use and prints quality photographs. Because of the pigment ink, the prints truly are water and smudge proof. I've had mine for over a year and just bought one for my mother before all the deluxe versions are gone. Not interested in the newer models as are not the same quality. My grandmother also just bought this printer as she really likes mine.
Summary: The discontinued Epson PictureMate Deluxe Viewer Edition Photo Printer is by far the finest consumer portable photo printer ever made (as of the this writing Thursday, July 12, 2007). Using a complex pigment 6-ink system these amazing prints are long-lasting, fade, water, and smudge proof! The 4x6 prints come out perfectly borderless and with amazing color after pushing a couple of buttons.
Summary: I love this printer! You can't tell the difference between them and 'photo center' pics! Only thing you have to remember is not to use other papers with this printer. The ink doesn't work well on other brands. Otherwise, very highly recommended.
Summary: I just purchased this little photo printer and have been very impressed with the quality of photo prints. One thing I did read in a couple of past reviews was how it was not able to read from 2gb SD cards. It absolutely will read 2gb SD cards as I use one in my Nikon D80 camera and it reads it with no problems. Maybe a little slow but it does read it just the same. In case it matters, I wanted to set the record straight.
Summary: I purchased this with hesitation. I never got good quality photos from my computer printer and did not enjoy digital photography because of it. It far exceeded my expectations. You would never know the photos are not from a developer. It is easy to use with many options. You can actually view and edit the photo before you print. You can add frames. Yet, it is portable enough to take with you on vacations. Love it.
Summary: I had just a couple of my vacation pictures printed at a local photo shop (while I shopped around for a photo printer for my home), and after I got this darling little printer -- it's easy to transport, easy to store, takes up little room on the computer desk, and is just plain cute -- I printed the whole batch of pictures (over 300). The pictures from this printer are EVERY BIT AS GOOD as the ones from the photo shop!
Summary: for the price, the picture mate can't be beat. the quality is as good as they say it is, and it's pretty darn portable, not much larger than a football. but a few things keep it from being a 5-star: epson makes you pay extra for the carrying case (some hp models are bundled with cases) and the battery (which is a must); the included "film factory" software is clunky, slow, and error-prone (hey epson, got an updated version?).
Summary: I don't know how the printer works because I could never print a picture. It wouldn't read my card, and when I called Epson (on my own dime as the number they give for tech support is not toll free) I was first told the printer was out of warranty (after having it in my possession for about 15 minutes) was then put on hold and was finally told it couldn't read 2 GB cards. This while I am looking at a sticker on the printer that says, "Any camera, any card.