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Epson PictureMate

Epson PictureMate
alaScore 84

602 reviews

Sep, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 602 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the size and print quality. The design and value for money also get good feedback. Comments about the reliability and performance are mixed. Some have doubts about the paper handling.

usability, value for money, design, print quality, size

paper handling

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Epson PictureMate is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 602 reviews)

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Consumer review by: review summary for Epson PictureMate


alaTest has collected and analysed 29 user reviews of Epson PictureMate from The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Printers on

value for money, usability, design


100% 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

Consumer review by: review summary for Epson PictureMate


alaTest has collected and analyzed 307 user reviews of Epson PictureMate from The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.5/5 for other Printers on

usability, value for money, performance, design, size


84% 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 Express PrinterEpson PictureMate Show Photo Printer and Digital Photo Frame (C11CA54203)

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Epson PictureMate PM245 Review


Portable 4x6 photo printers offer the convenience of instant photo printing – no need to go to a nearby photo studio and wait for half an hour or so for prints. Although regular inkjet printers and multifunction devices that cost much less can also...

The Epson PictureMate PM 245 costs 10,999 and the Epson Picture Pack, which includes a cartridge and 150 sheets costs 1,514. So the cost per print translates to 10. On the other hand, the Canon Selphy CP800, which is much smaller and weighs under a...


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Epson PictureMate PM310 Snapshot Printer


Although few people have an eye for good photography, it doesn't stop us all from clicking photographs, be it on the mobile, compact, or DLSR cameras. There is a photographer residing in each one of us, especially now that compact digital cameras...

Although they could have gone a step further and embedded a speaker into the photo frame, thus adding the ability to watch movies and play music, Epson seems to be the first to implement the concept of a photo frame built into a photo printer. The...

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Lunch Pail-Sized Portable Printer Makes Pictures Pop


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 off

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

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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.


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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.

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Epson PictureMate Deluxe Viewer Edition


Review: When we reviewed the original Epson PictureMate, we noted that the solidly built, 5.5-pound, portable inkjet lacked only two things to make it the perfect carry-anywhere 4x6-inch picture lab: a color LCD for previewing and selecting pictures...

Color LCD; battery option; economical prints; media card slots; compact design; easy operation

A bit slow

A color LCD and an optional battery pack make this Epson snapshot printer a formidable portable photo lab.

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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

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Epson America Epson PictureMate


Low price per print ; Portable ; Compact

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

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Epson PictureMate


Editor's note: We have changed the rating in this review to reflect recent changes in our rating scale. Click here to find out more.

Economical; excellent print quality; connects directly to cameras, media cards, and external storage devices; compact; easy to operate; Mac and Windows compatible.

No color LCD for previewing or cropping images; AC-only operation; slow.

This portable photo printer produces quality output, but we wish it ran on batteries. It could stand to be a lot faster, too.

Editor's Choice!

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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.

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.

Dimensions & Weight


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