Summary: I bought this printer to replace one exactly like it that I have had for years. Some functions on my old printer did not work, and every time I turn it on, I receive a message that internal parts need service. When I checked Epson's customer service, they advised replacing the printer, and from experience, I know it is not usually worth the cost of repairing printers. I bought my first one used from a friend about 6 years ago, and I know she used it a lot.
Summary: The Epson PictureMate is a fantastic printer. I love it and will soon be buying my second one because I just wore mine out by printing thousands of pictures, and didn't keep my insturctional booklet that would tell me how to fix the "click" in the box. I had another printer that I had just bought sitting right next to the Epson Picturemate and I gave up on it because in had to run the print back and forth to add the color to the picture.
Summary: WOW!!!! I purchased this printer to replace my old Picturemate (the original) that died after 4 years of hard use. I really didn't expect to see a huge difference in quality, a Picturemate is a Picturemate right? WRONG! The print speed and quality are OUTSTANDING, even better than my old picturemate! I did shop around and after visiting a couple of well known electronic and office supply stores and hearing "Oh.
Summary: I probably wouldn't have thought to buy this printer since I already have a great Epson photo printer, but I got it free as part of a promotion when I bought my latest digital camera. If I had known then what I know now, I would pay for this printer. I've printed 30-40 pictures out of this printer so far, and I've been thrilled with every single one.
Summary: This is a great printer. I had some pictures developed at my local camera shop and paid 79 cents a print to get it printed right away. Then I went home and printed the same pictures off my Snap. I thought the quality was better on my little Snap. It only costs about 25 cents a print on the Snap, plus you can do it at home. Once in a while, you have to clean the heads, but the printer does it all. You just press a few buttons.