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Epson PictureMate 240

Epson PictureMate 240
alaScore 82

210 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 210 reviews from magazines and websites. Comments about the size and design are overall positive. The value for money and performance are also appreciated.

usability, performance, value for money, design, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Epson PictureMate 240 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 210 reviews)

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Epson Picturemate Snap PM240 Printer

 

With a 2.5-inch color screen and excellent in-printer photo editing, the $200 (as of 11/3/2006) PictureMate Snap PM240 is one of three new models in a newly revamped portable snapshot printer line from Epson. It joins the more-basic PictureMate Pal...

Good value prints ; Extensive in-printer editing

Narrow banding on prints ; Inconsistent quality

The Snap comes with Arcsoft PhotoImpression 5 software, which lets you organize and edit your photos in addition to printing them from your PC. Epson's colorful documentation includes a Start Here poster and an illustrated Basics booklet that gets you...

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Epson PictureMate Snap PM240

 

Epson's new Snap is well designed and simple to use, but narrow banding mars otherwise decent prints.

Large, 3.5-inch color LCD, Reasonable cost per print, Affordable, Tough construction, Good value prints, Extensive in-printer editing

Slow printing, Variable print quality, Very slow printing, Banding hurts print quality, Narrow banding on prints, Inconsistent quality

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Epson PictureMate Snap

 

Review: 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 to crop...

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.

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Epson PictureMate Snap

 

Not yet reviewed.

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Epson PictureMate Snap - PM 240

 

The Epson PictureMate Snap PM240 is a compact, portable inkjet printer meant to be a mobile companion for those who want to print their photos on the go. The small, box-like printer features a carrying handle, a door on the top for protecting the...

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Epson PictureMate Snap - PM 240

 

Read about Epson\'s mid-range compact photo printer, the PictureMate Snap, a very portable inkjet printer that is both durable and produces excellent quality prints.

The Epson PictureMate Snap (aka the PM240) is a compact, durable ink jet printer that produces excellent quality prints at slightly cheaper cost per print (as reported by the manufacturer) than many of its competitors. It’s sturdy and unobtrusive, with...

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Exactly! It would be a good printer if it worked.

 

I have had two of these printers and did not get much use out of either one. By the time I returned the first one, the ink cartridge size changed. There is $50 wasted on ink. Bought ink a second time for second pinter and now that one is clogged....

Compact in size. Clear quality print

Ink jets always clog and render this printer useless

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Epson PictureMate Snap

 

I have had two of these printers and did not get much use out of either one. By the time I returned the first one, the ink cartridge size changed. There is $50 wasted on ink. Bought ink a second time for second pinter and now that one is clogged....

Compact in size. Clear quality print

Ink jets always clog and render this printer useless

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This would be a wonderful printer if it worked

 

I normally like Epson printers and at first I really liked the PictureMate. However, the ink jets malfunctioned after one month and Epson had to send me a replacement. I try to use the printer every month or more, and everytime there's a nozzle problem...

Fast, Good features, Good print quality

Ink jets clog frequently, ink is expensive and only sold bundled with paper

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Excellent little photo printer! I've had HP and Canon but this one is far superior.

 

Very impressed with this photo printer. I've had HP and Canon printers and thought they were very good, but this PM 240 is the best yet. The Epson photo paper (glossy) also impressed me. I can understand why other user opinions are so high.

Stellar image quality, easy to setup and use

Cost of ink

Product Specifications

PictureMate personal photo lab gives you the power to print pro quality photos at home or on the go. Print your photos, your way and get beautiful prints with rich color, sharp detail and true-to-life skin tones. Use the adjustable premium photo viewer to select and edit images from memory cards, digital cameras and mobile phones. PictureMate is the fast, convenient way to print all your favorite photos yourself. And, it has so many great features, it couldn't be easier to get stacks of photos you'll be proud to share. Best of all, prints from PictureMate will last generations, and longer than traditional, film-processed photos. Each print is smudge, scratch, water and fade resistant for convenient, worry free handling.

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:8.5in
Height:10.3in
Weight:5.3lbs/5.5lbs
Width:13.3in

Header

Compatibility:Mac / PC
Manufacturer:Epson
Model:240/PM 240
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Epson PictureMate/Epson PictureMate Snap

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:USB
Max H-Resolution B/W:5760dpi
Max H-Resolution Color:5760dpi
Max Media Size (Standard):3.95 in x 5.9 in/4 in x 6 in
Max Printing Speed Color:0.8min/page/1.4min/page
Max V-Resolution B/W:1440dpi/720dpi
Max V-Resolution Color:1440dpi/720dpi
Media Type: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 / Apple MacOS X 10.3.9 or later / Microsoft Windows 98SE/2000/ME/XP / Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition
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