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Epson PictureMate

Epson PictureMate
alaScore 87

590 reviews

Nov, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 590 reviews of Epson PictureMate. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Printers for all reviews. Reviews about the size and design are generally positive. The price and performance also get good feedback.

usability, performance, price, design, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Epson PictureMate is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 69 user reviews of Epson PictureMate from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Printers on Reviewers really like the design and size. The noise and price are also mentioned favorably. Many are negative about the performance.

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94% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Epson PictureMate Photo PrinterEpson PictureMate - Printer - colour - ink-jet - 102 x 152 mm up to 1.9 min/page (colour) - capacity: 20 sheets - USBEpson PictureMate - Compact photo printer - colour - ink-jet - 102 x 152 mm up to 1.9 min/page (colour) - capacity: 20 sheets - USB

Nov, 2015

Consumer review by: ( review summary for Epson PictureMate


alaTest has collected and analyzed 359 user reviews of Epson PictureMate from The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.7/5 for other Printers on People really like the size and design. The price and performance are also mentioned favorably, whereas views are divided on the reliability.

usability, performance, price, design, size

86% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Epson PictureMate Charm Photo Printer (C11CA56203)Epson PictureMate Show Photo Printer and Digital Photo Frame (C11CA54203)Epson PictureMate Charm Photo Printer (C11CA56203)

Nov, 2015

Expert review by: Dan Havlik (

Review: Epson PictureMate Charm


Along with your lunch, you might want to consider bringing Epson's lunch pail-style photo printer, the PictureMate Charm, the next time you decide to work...

Fully charged battery can print up to 100 photos. Estimated 200-year print life when photos are stored in an album. Relatively low 25-cent cost per print

Can’t print from USB flash drives. Needs pricey battery and bag to be truly “portable.” Can only print up to 4×6-inch size

Aug, 2010

Expert review by: Dan Littman (

Epson PictureMate


The PictureMate delivers great print quality and is fun to operate, but it prints onto only one size of paper and can't run on batteries.

Delivers great print quality

Prints on only one size of paper, Can't run on batteries

The PictureMate is a good fit if you want affordable, top-quality snapshots without fiddling with your camera.

Nov, 2005


Expert review by: Rebecca Day (

Epson PictureMate Deluxe Viewer Edition


A digital camera isn't a PC peripheral, so why should you have to connect to a computer to print photos? Thanks to Epson and other suppliers with portable printers, you don't. These standalone printers come with memory card and USB slots. Plug in the...

Works independently from the PC; good quality pictures; supports a battery

Steep price; does not support 5" x 7" printing; cheap construction

Those who want to print on demand without having to power up the PC, you can't go wrong with the PictureMate Deluxe.

Jul, 2005

Expert review by: (

Epson Picturemate


The Epson PictureMate is a compact and lightweight dedicated 4 x 6" photo printer that works with or without a personal computer. When connected to a computer it can be used with the supplied photo imaging software or any photo editing or graphics...

Epson's Film Factory 3.05 software is included and is compatible with PC/Windows and Macintosh computers. It supports Epson's Print Image Matching technology and is also Exif Print-enabled

Oct, 2004

Expert review by: James Galbraith (

Epson America Epson PictureMate


Low price per print ; Portable ; Compact

Limited to 4-by-6-inch paper ; No battery option

Sep, 2004

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Epson PictureMate


If you're looking for a way to print digital photos that's as easy as dropping off film at a 1-hour photo lab, the Epson PictureMate ($200 street) may have your name on it. The PictureMate is an ink jet–based dedicated photo printer that can compete...

Output is true photo quality, waterproof, smear-proof, and only 29 cents per print. Offers direct printing from cameras, memory cards, and CD, ZIP, and USB drives

Photo size limited to a maximum of 4 by 6 inches. No preview LCD

The Epson PictureMate is an ink jet–based dedicated photo printer limited to a maximum 4-by-6 photo size. But the photos look as good as anything you can get from film, and they cost only 29 cents each.

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Epson Picturemate


The Epson PictureMate allows you to print 10x15 cms borderless photos at up to 5760 x 1440dpi-optimized dpi in the comfort of your own home. The Epson PictureMate uses a 6-colour high gloss pigment ink printing system and print life is claimed to be

Having said all that, the Jobo Giga Vu Pro is still a very nice product that should be commended for its photographer-friendly features and especially for its RAW file support for over 70 cameras, which easily beats the Epson P-2000's rather limited RAW s

Expert review by: (

Best photo printer overall


Most reviewers say the PictureMate Charm offers the best combination of features, performance and print quality among snapshot printers. Professional reviewers give it top marks for photo quality, praising its clear, sharp lines and vibrant colors....

Excellent print quality, easy to set up and use, durable, long-lived photos, low cost per print

High up-front cost, heavy, cannot print from USB drive, battery and Bluetooth interface optional

Nov, 2010

Expert review by: Ali Heriyanto (

Epson PictureMate Show Digital Frame Review


The Epson PictureMate Show is not just a printer, but also a digital picture frame, as well as a portable slideshow system that you can take with you. When it comes to photo printers, I haven't been personally blown away or even convinced enough to...

Excellent print quality. 7″ LCD display is bright and colorful. Slideshow section provides fun transitions and visualizations. Very easy to use and the remote control couldn't be any simpler and portable. Setup was very painless and the device will...

Would have liked the display to be a touchscreen. Device does not let you multitask while printing.  Printer a bit pricey for a designated photo printer, but like they say you get what you pay for

So ultimately you're paying more for the convenience of being able to print quality photos on the spot at home. Fortunately, the Epson PictureMate Show is an excellent compact photo printer that does print beautiful photos and the fact that it can do...

Mar, 2010

Expert review by: Melissa Riofrio, Lynn La (

Review: Epson PictureMate Show photo printer


The PictureMate Show is a snapshot printer and more: Epson has integrated a digital frame into its design.

Insert a memory card or key drive, or upload photos to the printer's 270MB of internal memory, and the PictureMate Show can display them on its 7-inch, WVGA (480-by-800-pixel), 15:9-aspect-ratio color LCD. A dozen slideshow formats let you incorporate...

Mar, 2010

Product Specifications

PictureMate Deluxe Viewer Edition takes the personal photo lab one step further, making it even easier to view, edit and print glossy 4" x 6" photos at an everyday low price! Packed with many additional PC-free photo-printing features, PictureMate Deluxe Viewer Edition is all you need to get brilliant fade-proof photos. View photos in crystal-clear detail on the premium photo viewer. Then, print using superior 6-color archival pigment inks, for photos that will stay brilliant for years longer than any other digital printing option. In fact, they outlast traditional film-processed photos as much as 2 - 4 times longer. And, they last longer than prints from other dedicated 4" x 6" photo printers by as much as 25 times. All this, and they're even water and smudge-proof for worry-free handling. PictureMate Deluxe Viewer Edition provides an unbeatable value for superior lab quality photos. At about 29 cents per print, it's as affordable as many labs and about half the cost of prints from most other 4" x 6" photo printers.

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Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes


Compatibility:Mac / PC
Model:Deluxe Viewer Edition
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Epson PictureMate


Type: None


Type: None


Connectivity Technology:Wired
Form Factor:Portable
Language Simulation:EPSON ESC/P Raster / EPSON Remote
Max H-Resolution B/W:5760dpi
Max H-Resolution Color:5760dpi
Max Media Size (Standard):4 in x 6 in
Max Printing Speed Color:1.2min/page/1.9min/page
Max V-Resolution B/W:1440dpi
Max V-Resolution Color:1440dpi
Media Type:Glossy photo paper / Photo paper
Output Type:Color
Total Media Capacity:20sheets
Type:Compact photo printer


Installed Size:64KB


Type: None

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

System Requirements

OS Required:Apple MacOS 9.1 or later / Apple MacOS X 10.2 - 10.3 / Microsoft Windows 98SE/2000/ME/XP/Apple MacOS 9.1 or later / Apple MacOS X 10.2 or later / Microsoft Windows 98/ME/2000/XP/Apple MacOS X 10.2 or later / Microsoft Windows 98SE/2000/ME/XP