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Epson Picture MATE PM260

alaTest has collected and analyzed 379 reviews from magazines and websites. Comments about the print quality and design are overall positive. The performance and value for money also get good views, but opinions are divided on the reliability. Some have doubts about the paper handling.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Epson Picture MATE PM260 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 379 reviews)

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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.

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Epson PictureMate Dash PM260

 

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.

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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...

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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.

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This printer is Junk!

 

I bought this printer for light occasional use. I've printed 60 pictures and didn't even come close to using up the 200 printer pack I bought with it in a 20 month span and the paper feed has failed. I contacted Epson for some assistance with the...

Reasonably priced supplies and adequate picture quality for the ordinary user

Defective product that the manufacturer won't even CONSIDER standing behind

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"This printer is Junk!"

 

I bought this printer for light occasional use. I've printed 60 pictures and didn't even come close to using up the 200 printer pack I bought with it in a 20 month span and the paper feed has failed. I contacted Epson for some assistance with the...

Reasonably priced supplies and adequate picture quality for the ordinary user.

Defective product that the manufacturer won't even CONSIDER standing behind.

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"High quality prints, but expensive. Ink dries out fast!"

 

If you are looking for an easy to use photo printer with high quality prints, this is the best on the market! However, it's not great for the casual user. The ink dries out fast so unless you print regularly, you will not get your money's worth, since...

Superb vivid print quality, Very easy to use, Very portable & small footprint, Reads USB, memory cards or your computer

Printer ink dries out fast. If you set it aside for a few days & use it later, there will be streaking & lines.

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High quality prints, but expensive. Ink dries out fast!

 

If you are looking for an easy to use photo printer with high quality prints, this is the best on the market! However, it's not great for the casual user. The ink dries out fast so unless you print regularly, you will not get your money's worth, since...

Superb vivid print quality, Very easy to use, Very portable & small footprint, Reads USB, memory cards or your computer

Printer ink dries out fast. If you set it aside for a few days & use it later, there will be streaking & lines ; It's expensive! You can buy prints for less at drugstores or the internet. You must buy the pack, so can't save by using cheaper pape

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Epson PictureMate Dash PM260

 

If you are looking for an easy to use photo printer with high quality prints, this is the best on the market! However, it's not great for the casual user. The ink dries out fast so unless you print regularly, you will not get your money's worth, since...

Superb vivid print quality, Very easy to use, Very portable & small footprint, Reads USB, memory cards or your computer

Printer ink dries out fast. If you set it aside for a few days & use it later, there will be streaking & lines

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"expensive prints, poor print quality, poor tech service"

 

Save yourself some trouble and stay away from this company. We are so sick of them and their rude customer service. Print packs don't even last for half the time they are supposed to. We are only getting about 30 to 40 prints out of a "100" print pack....

Nothing. Save yourself the trouble and stay away from this company. Very poor customer service. We dread it every time we have to call them.

Don't get very many prints out of each print pack. Cost per print is over $1 each, not 30-40 cents.

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

Depth:6.5in
Height:8.7in
Weight:5.3lbs
Width:9.1in

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes

Header

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

Miscellaneous

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

Modem

Type: None

Networking

Type: None

Printer

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
Technology:Ink-jet
Total Media Capacity:20sheets
Type:Compact photo printer

Scanner

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
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