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Epson PictureMate 260

alaTest has collected and analyzed 320 reviews of Epson PictureMate 260. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Printers for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the size and design. The price and performance are also appreciated. Views are divided on the durability, and some have doubts about the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Epson PictureMate 260 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 308 user reviews of Epson PictureMate 260 from The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.7/5 for other Printers on Reviews about the size and design are overall positive. The price and performance also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the reliability. There are some mixed comments about the durability.

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85% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Epson PictureMate Dash PM260 Compact Photo Inkjet Printer (C11C694201)Epson PictureMate Dash PM260 Compact Photo Inkjet Printer (C11C694201)

Sep, 2017

Expert review by: Melissa Riofrio (

Epson PictureMate Dash PM 260


Epson's PictureMate Dash may look like a glorified lunch box, but it delivers where it counts. It's fast and very easy to use; it prints good-looking photos; and best of all, its consumables are well priced.

Fast; large, tiltable LCD ; Reasonable cost per print

Photos look universally pale

This bulky printer produces nice-looking photos quickly, easily, and at a good price.

Oct, 2007

Expert review by: Felisa Yang (

Epson PictureMate Dash PM260 review


The Epson PictureMate Dash is the lower-end offering from Epson's 2007 refresh of the PictureMate snapshot printer line. At $100, it's $50 cheaper than the 2006 low-end offering, and it's faster to boot. (The 2007 line has only two models; the 2006...

Tons of features; fast with 4x6 prints; USB port can be used to connect PictBridge devices, as well as flash drives, hard drives, and even USB CD/DVD burners for printing or transferring images; reasonable per-print costs; large LCD with lots of...

Disappointing print quality.

The Epson PictureMate Dash printer is impressive in every way except for print quality.

Sep, 2007

Expert review by: Melissa Riofrio (

Review: Epson PictureMate Dash PM 260 snapshot printer


Epson's PictureMate Dash PM 260 snapshot printer may look like a glorified lunch box, but it delivers where it counts.

The boxy unit's lid protects the LCD and control panel when it's closed; when it's open, it acts as the input tray. Push gently on the front panel to make it fall open as the output tray (and reveal the two media slots for most major formats). A...

Dec, 2009

Expert review by: Jesse Corbeil (

Epson PictureMate Dash PM 260


Portable picture printing has never been better... wait, yes it has. But the Epson is pretty fast.

Epson continues its efforts to bring PC-free photo printing to the masses with a tiny, stylish printer that you can leave on the desk or toss in the car for instant prints at the beach or anywhere on the road.

Expert review by: paul_smart (

Epson Picture Mate PM260


This is purely a photo printer and one that's maximum paper size is 15x10cm. However it is extremely easy to use it does one job, it does it well and it does it quickly.

While this can of course be connected to a PC it is not essential. It can just work anywhere there is a 13amp power plug. It is 21x16x14cm when closed. In use the first figure the width does not change. The last figure the height increases by 13cm when...

Apr, 2008

Consumer review by: Jasmine (



Customer service from PCNation wasn''t good. Took nearly two weeks just to process my order before it was even sent to me.

Excellent photo printer, no problems with it so far.

None so far.

Jun, 2008

Consumer review by: Anonymous (



Product is great. Shipping was slow, was initially to receive product on the 28th of May. Did not receive until 8th of June.

Prints fast and works great.

None so far.

Jun, 2008

Consumer review by: Camren (



Buying this product from PCNation was not a hle. Great site, great selection and extremely quick shipment.

Easy setup. Beautiful pictures. Fast picture development.

No cons at all.

Jan, 2008

Product Specifications

The perfect companion to any digital camera, PictureMate Dash Personal Photo Lab is the ideal choice in portable photo printers. In fact, a PictureMate model has been the number one selling small-format printer three years in a row - the personal photo lab that's easy to use at home or on the go. Use PictureMate Dash to quickly and easily create stacks of durable, pro quality photos in your living room or on the go, any time - day or night. Transforming your digital images into gorgeous photos is fast and easy. Just insert your memory card or connect your camera or USB flash drive and you're well on your way. Use the huge, 3.6-inch LCD photo viewer to select and print your images. You can even crop, remove red eye, add color effects and more - no PC required! Print brilliant, 4" x 6" photos in as fast as 37 seconds. Photos from PictureMate are smudge, scratch, water and fade resistant. No other small-format printer offers such remarkable durability. In fact, PictureMate photos last generations longer than traditional, lab-processed photos. Plus, with vibrant color and crisp detail, every photo is one that you'll be proud to share with family and friends. Each PictureMate Print Pack contains everything you need to print stacks of beautiful photos, including the photo cartridge and photo paper. And, packs are available with either glossy or matte paper - your choice! Whatever you choose, you're sure to get remarkable results. So, trust your memories to PictureMate.

Dimensions & Weight


Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes


Compatibility:Mac / PC
Model:PM 260
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Epson PictureMate Dash


Microsoft Certification:Certified for Windows Vista
Vista Certification:Certified for Windows Vista


Type: None


Type: None

Ports & interfaces

USB port: Yes
USB ports quantity:1


Connectivity Technology:Wired
Form Factor:Portable
Interface:Direct print USB / USB
Language Simulation:EPSON ESC/P
Max H-Resolution B/W:5760dpi
Max H-Resolution Color:5760dpi
Max Media Size (Standard):4 in x 6 in
Max Printing Speed Color:1.6prints/min
Max V-Resolution B/W:1440dpi
Max V-Resolution Color:1440dpi
Media Type:Glossy photo paper / Matte photo paper / Photo paper / Semi-gloss photo paper
Output Type:Color
Total Media Capacity:20sheets
Type:Compact photo printer


Type: None

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

System Requirements

OS Required:Apple MacOS X 10.2.8 or later / Microsoft Windows Vista (64-bit versions) / Microsoft Windows Vista / 2000 / XP / Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition