- 1-touch 4-by-6-inch lab-quality photo printing
- Remarkably low operating cost, about 29 cents per print
- 5,760 x 1440 dpi maximum resolution, 2.5-picoliter drops
- 6-color pigment inks; resists fading for up to 200 years in archival sleeves
- USB, memory card slots, optional Bluetooth; PC and Mac
With quick, one-touch printing, PictureMate is like having a personal photo lab in the comfort of your own home. At about a few cents per print, printing is as affordable as the lab, and about half the cost of other 4″ x 6″ dedicated photo printers. And, PictureMate photos will last longer than all the alternatives available today – about 2 to 4 times longer than photo lab prints. Trust your photos to PictureMate – designed to fit your schedule, fit your needs, fit your life.
The PictureMate from Epson is a photo printer designed to produce lab-quality prints from the comfort of your own home. With its simple one-touch printing, 5,760 x 1,440 maximum dpi resolution, and convenient PictureMate Print Packs, this printer is a remarkable combination of quality, ease of use, and affordability.
|Wide Compatibility |
|Slots for digital camera memory cards in several formats|
The PictureMate prints JPEG or TIFF photos from any USB digital camera and is compatible with both Mac and PC operating platforms. A wide variety of card types are also accepted, including CF Type I and II, SmartMedia, Sony Memory Stick/MemoryStick PRO, Duo (requires adapter), SD, MMC, and xD-Picture.
The printer initially comes with a starter photo cartridge and 20 sheets of paper. Thereafter, you’ll purchase PictureMate Print Packs, which contain 100 sheets of paper and a photo ink cartridge with an approximate 100-page yield.
|Prints That Last and Stay Beautiful |
|Original print (left), then a spill-and-wipe test on leading glossy and semi-gloss papers (two middle) and on PictureMate (right)|
The prints resist water, smudging, and most notably fading. Epson estimates an archival lifetime of up to 200 years if the photos are kept in a relatively dark place (such as a photo album) or up to 100 years in a frame (see Epson’s web site for details). True borderless printing (or bordered, if you prefer) combined with sturdy stock help to give your prints a professional look and feel. A cartridge level indicator lets you know how much ink you have left.
|Easy Operation |
|Simple menus and one-touch buttons make printing a snap!|
Other features include a multiple print function that lets you make up to 100 copies of a single picture. A Save Photo button lets you back up digital files directly to an external CD-R, Zip drive, or USB Thumb drive.
The small 10-by-6-inch footprint fits neatly onto your desk or countertop, and the convenient handle provides true portability. An optional Bluetooth adapter lets you print wirelessly from Bluetooth enabled devices. The PictureMate is backed by a one-year limited warranty.
What’s in the Box
PictureMate Personal Photo Lab, power cord, starter PictureMate photo cartridge, 20 sheets of PictureMate Photo Paper, CD-ROM, user manuals; Epson Software Film Factory 3.05 (PC and Macintosh compatible, P.I.M. and Exif Print-enabled); USB cable not included
Epson PictureMate Personal Photo Printer