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Epson PictureMate Zoom PM 290

Epson PictureMate Zoom PM 290
alaScore 82

52 reviews

Aug, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 52 reviews of Epson PictureMate Zoom PM 290. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Printers for all reviews. Comments about the durability and design are generally positive. The price and performance are also appreciated.

usability, performance, price, design, durability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Epson PictureMate Zoom PM 290 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Epson PictureMate Zoom PM 290

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 41 user reviews of Epson PictureMate Zoom PM 290 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.7/5 for other Printers on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the print quality and design. The price and performance are also appreciated.

usability, performance, price, design, print quality

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

This summary is based on the products: Epson PictureMate Zoom (PM290) Photo Lab Printer (Silver)Epson PictureMate Zoom (PM290) Photo Lab Printer (Silver)

Aug, 2016

Expert review by: Brian Chen (pcworld.com)

Epson PictureMate Zoom PM 290

 

User friendly ; Built-in CD burner ; Prints excellent photos with accurate colors and great shadow detail ; Speedy

No prints larger than 4 by 6 inches ; Boxy, industrial design

Oct, 2007

Expert review by: Brian Chen (macworld.com)

Review: Epson PictureMate Zoom PM 290 photo printer

 

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

User friendly ; Built-in CD burner ; Prints excellent photos with accurate colors and great shadow detail ; Speedy

No prints larger than 4 by 6 inches ; Boxy, industrial design

As in our previous batch of compact photo printer tests, the PictureMate Zoom beat its competitors in quality and speed. The PictureMate Zoom's photos appeared crisp and clear, with accurate colors and excellent shadow detail. As for speed, the...

Oct, 2007

Expert review by: Steve Baczewski (layersmagazine.com)

PictureMate Zoom – PM 290

 

Small-format photo lab

Quality prints

The Zoom prints on either matte or glossy paper from the same four-color ink cartridge. The prints have a 200-year print life when kept in a scrapbook. The average print took 37 seconds as claimed, and it performed without a hitch.—Steve Baczewski

Expert review by: Davey Winder (pocket-lint.com)

Epson Picturemate PM290 printer - Pocket-lint

 

Don't mistake an Epson Picturemate for a photo printing workhorse, that would be to miss the point. This is hardware for the casual digital photographer,

Size, ease of use, print quality, built-in archiving, running costs

Limited editing options

With running costs working out to around 20p per photo, it’s hard to ignore the PM290 if you are looking for a truly portable photo lab.

Feb, 2008

Expert review by: Brian Chen (macworld.co.uk)

Epson PictureMate Zoom PM 290

 

Epson's compact PictureMate offers an improvement in quality, but a limited print size. We take a closer look at this superb compact printer.

Speedy ; prints excellent photos with accurate colors and great shadow detail ; user friendly ; built-in CD burner

No prints larger than 4 x 6in, boxy, industrial design

The PictureMate Zoom PM 290's improvements over its predecessor are subtle but significant. Faster, more affordable, and problem-free, the Zoom is the best portable photo printer you can currently buy.

Mar, 2008

Consumer review by: hoodaya (ciao.com)

The Portable Photo Printer

 

The best quality too. The EPSON PictureMate Zoom PM 290 is one of the printers with the new technology. Besides, it can print a picture or photo with the high quality. It also equipped with a convenient carrying handle which can makes it easy be...

Excellent print quality, fast and easy to take anywhere you like.

I hope it had a model for printing in a large paper size.

Nov, 2008

Consumer review by: yunxhin (ciao.com)

Portable Printer with CD Burner

 

What I like about Epson PictureMate Zoom: * It has a CD burner integrated. * bright 3.6 inch LCD screen, you can tilts it nearly 90 degrees. * faster print engine with sharp and color-accurate result. * this printer design like lunchbox shaped makes it...

high quality print result ; built-in CD burner

only prints 4x6 inch

Nov, 2008

Product Specifications

The perfect companion to any digital camera, PictureMate Zoom Compact Photo Printer is the ideal choice in portable photo printers. With PictureMate Zoom, you can print vibrant, 4" x 6" photos and save them to a CD. Just insert your memory card1 or connect your digital camera or USB flash drive. In seconds, you'll be previewing photos on the huge, 3.6-inch LCD photo viewer. Then, use the PC-free photo editing features to crop, remove red eye, enhance colors and more. When you're ready, simply hit the Print button and get a 4" x 6" photo in as fast as 37 seconds1. Then, press the Save to CD button and let the built-in CD burner do the rest. Each PictureMate Print Pack contains everything you need to print stacks of beautiful photos, including the photo cartridge and photo paper.

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:6.5in
Height:9.8in
Weight:6.6lbs
Width:9.1in

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes

Header

Compatibility:Mac / PC
Manufacturer:Epson
Model:PM 290
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Epson PictureMate Zoom

Modem

Type: None

Printer

Connectivity Technology:Wired
Form Factor:Portable
Interface:Direct print USB / USB
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:Photo paper
Output Type:Color
Technology:Ink-jet
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 2000 / Microsoft Windows Vista / Microsoft Windows Vista (64-bit versions) / Microsoft Windows XP / Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition