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Epson PictureMate 240

alaTest has collected and analyzed 218 reviews of Epson PictureMate 240. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 3.8/5 for other Printers for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the size and design. The price and performance are also mentioned favorably. Many are less positive about the noise and reliability.

usability, performance, price, design, size

reliability, noise

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 80/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: ( review summary for Epson PictureMate 240


alaTest has collected and analyzed 23 user reviews of Epson PictureMate 240 from The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Printers on People really like the price. The usability is also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some critical comments about the noise. There are mixed comments on the performance and size.

usability, price


78% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: EPSON PictureMate 240 Photo PrinterEPSON PictureMate 240 Photo PrinterEpson PictureMate 240 - Printer - colour - ink-jet - 100 x 150 mm - 5760 dpi x 1440 dpi up to 1.4 min/page (colour) - USB

Apr, 2015

Consumer review by: ( review summary for Epson PictureMate 240


alaTest has collected and analyzed 110 user reviews of Epson PictureMate 240 from The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.5/5 for other Printers on Comments about the size and design are generally positive. The performance and usability also get good views. There are some mixed reviews about the price, while some have doubts about the reliability.

usability, performance, design, size


90% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Epson PictureMate Snap 4x6 Photo Printer

Apr, 2015

Expert review by: Paul Jasper (

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...

Nov, 2006

Expert review by: Paul Jasper (

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

Nov, 2006

Expert review by: Felisa Yang (

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.

Sep, 2006

Expert review by: (

Epson PictureMate Snap


Not yet reviewed.

May, 2006

Expert review by: Mark Brezinski (

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...

Sep, 2007

Expert review by: Tom Warhol (

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...

Apr, 2007

Expert review by: staff (

Epson PictureMate 240 review


Great results despite its chunky looks

p>Fast Delivers good results Low running costs</p

p>Odd styling No software</p

Aug, 2007


Expert review by: (

Epson PictureMate 240 review


Epson's PictureMate 240 is the bulkiest portable printer in this group, but the advantage is that it's sturdily built.

The printer that thinks it's a coolbox. Low-cost compact that prints stunning photos.

Jun, 2008

Expert review by: stuffmagazine (

EpsonPictureMate 240


A portable photo printer that's quite a lot cleverer than it looks

Great picture quality, useful editing features, easy to print without a PC

Daft design, cheesy presets, doesn't support every type of card

Sep, 2007

Expert review by: (

Stuff magazine


This Epson makes photo printing portable – and is quite a lot cleverer than it looks

Great photo prints and some good on-printer editing tools - shame about the looks, though

Sep, 2007

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



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


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


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Connectivity Technology:Wired
Form Factor:Portable
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
Total Media Capacity:20sheets
Type:Compact photo printer


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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