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Epson PictureMate

alaTest has collected and analyzed 150 reviews of Epson PictureMate. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Comments about the noise and size are on the whole positive. The design and performance are also appreciated. There are some mixed opinions about the price. The paper handling and control panel get negative opinions.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Epson PictureMate is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Epson PictureMate

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 128 user reviews of Epson PictureMate from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. Comments about the size and noise are on the whole positive. The design and performance are also mentioned favorably, but some have doubts about the paper handling and control panel.

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price, reliability, control panel, paper handling

94% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Oct, 2020

Expert review by : . (techradar.com)

Epson PictureMate 290 review

 

It's certainly not a looker, but can this printer impress elsewhere?

Excellent quality prints ; Quick ; Well-designed

Steep price

It’s expensive, but the Epson is fast, practical and produces extremely bright and vibrant prints. The handle, speed, paper capacity and CD writer make it great for parties.

Jul, 2008

Expert review by : Techworld (techworld.com)

Epson PictureMate 290

 

The Epson PictureMate 290's improvements over its predecessor are subtle but significant. Faster, more affordable, and problem-free, the Epson PictureMate Zoom PM 290 is the best portable photo printer you can currently buy, if you don't mind its...

Oct, 2007

Expert review by : Good Gear Guide.au (goodgearguide.com.au)

Portable printing for the avid family photographer

 

Although it isn't the most stylish printer out there, the PM270 prints fairly fast and produces decent quality. It won't fit in your backpacking luggage, but for the average family photographer, the PM270 is portable enough to take away on holidays.

Fairly portable, large LCD screen, impressive quality printing

Slightly bulky, expensive, battery isn’t bundled

Apr, 2008

Expert review by : Ted Needleman (digitaltrends.com)

Epson PictureMate PM-400 review

 

The PictureMate PM-400 is the newest portable photo printer from Epson, and lets you make lab-quality photos at home. But the convenience of this specialty printer comes at a premium.

Makes 3.5 x 5, 4 x 6 and 5 x 7-inch prints ; Compact, lightweight ; Excellent photo quality ; Wireless connectivity

Can be costly to buy, maintain ; No portable battery option

Oct, 2015

Expert review by : M. David Stone (pcmag.com)

Epson PictureMate PM-400 Personal Photo Lab

 

The Epson PictureMate PM-400 Personal Photo Lab prints high-quality photos at up to 5 by 7 inches, but the cost of even 4-by-6 photos is higher than with Epson's 4-by-6 dedicated photo printers.

Fast. High-quality 4-by-6- and 5-by-7-inch photos. Wi-Fi Direct for connecting directly to phones and tablets. Also prints from cameras, memory cards, USB keys, and computers.

Expensive. Relatively big and heavy. Requires AC power.

Conclusion If you're only interested in printing at 4 by 6, and particularly if you also have a desktop inkjet you can use for larger sizes, the obvious choice is the Epson Charm, our Editors' Choice low-cost, small-format, dedicated photo printer....

Nov, 2015

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : M. David Stone (pcmag.com)

Epson PictureMate Zoom

 

The Epson PictureMate Zoom is faster, cheaper, and equipped with a much larger LCD than the model it replaces.

Built-in DVD/CD-RW drive for archiving photos and printing from optical discs. Low price per photo. Large LCD.

Relatively big and heavy.

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Dec, 2007

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : M. David Stone (pcmag.com)

Epson PictureMate Dash

 

Epson's PictureMate Dash redefines what a low-cost photo printer should offer.

Low cost. Low price per photo. Fast. High-quality 4-by-6-inch output. Large LCD, particularly for the price.

Relatively big and heavy.

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Nov, 2007

Expert review by : Felisa Yang (cnet.com)

Epson PictureMate Snap review

 

main content The PictureMate Snap is the middle offering of Epson's three personal photo labs. For $200--$50 more than the entry-level PictureMate Pal --you get everything the Pal offers, plus an adjustable preview LCD, faster prints, and the ability...

Fast print speeds; allows for greater control over image settings; optional battery pack available; able to crop images on printer; can save images to external storage devices; adjustable LCD.

Photo quality could be improved; frames are limited mostly to Disney-themed ones.

With its range of features, decent print quality, and fast print speeds, the Epson PictureMate Snap is a solid choice for snapshooters who want an at-home photo lab.

Nov, 2006

Expert review by : PCMag Staff (pcmag.com)

Epson PictureMate Snap

 

Preview of the Epson PictureMate Snap.

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Oct, 2006

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : M. David Stone (pcmag.com)

Epson PictureMate Flash

 

The Epson PictureMate Flash is a truly personal photo lab, complete with a built-in CD burner that makes archiving easy.

Top quality 4- by 6-inch output. Fast. Built-in combination CD-RW burner and DVD reader.

Relatively big and heavy.

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Oct, 2006