Epson PictureMate Charm Compact Photo Printer - PM 225
PictureMate is the BEST
This is my 3rd picturemate printer. I stasrted with the very basic one when it first came out. I then went to the picturemate Show and now Picturemate Charm. I use the printer until it says it's dead !I changed to the Charm because I use my computer to edit and don't need the big
It is by far the best printer I have ever owned. I wouldn't be without one! The pictures turn out beautiful. (I use Epson photo paper.)
October 4, 2012
Love this machine!!
I'm not too techie but found the start-up guide easy to use. I have made pictures from my memory cards and from my computer.
So nice to see and share photos with my family
quickly and easily- plus they're excellent quality.
We've been having a lot of fun with our PictureMate Charm and are taking it to a graduation party this weekend and expect to print and share a lot of photos!
July 20, 2011
PictureMate Charm 225
My garage sale PictureMate finally quit working. I purchased my new PictureMate Charm. I thought my previous printer printed good pictures but the new one is fantastic. It is so easy to use, not only for printing pictures, but for maintenance. I take it with me on trips and can give pictures to friends immediately.I have used many different brands of printers over the years as I print all my own pictures, and this is my favorite by far.
October 24, 2013
Great Little Machine
I bought this as a gift for my wife and she loves it. The photo quality is great and it's easy to use. One caution though, don't put the paper in upside down. It takes forever to get things clean so it prints correctly again. Also it would be nice if you could buy the ink locally.
September 30, 2013
Awesome portable photo printer.
This printer prints photos that look like they were printed at the photo lab. I plan on taking pics of my nephew and scrapbooking on the go. Perfect product for the portability.
September 7, 2013
ok for small scale
Printer prints nice pics. Slow, but I expected that. Issue that I had was trying to hook up to computer via USB. Software did not completely load. I am using a Mac, and when I try to add a printer then it won't completely load. The Epson disk won't completely load either. Epson site says to make sure that all updates are provided by manufacturer computer, which I ran through, but there are no updates available. I am stuck with having to use my SD card, which is fine, but you have to select pics one by one, which is a pain. I will likely use this printer for odds and ends type of picture printing, and find something better that works directly with iPhoto.
August 17, 2013
Epson PictureMate Charm
This is a great little printer. I am very happy with the quality photos it produces. It is very convenient for travel, and I take it with me on scrapbook retreats. I haven't been able to figure out how to print photos from my 4S phone on the PictureMate, but I think that's operator error, not the printer's fault.
August 12, 2013
Mostly a great product
This is my second Picture-Mate printer. The first lasted about 4 years and would no longer print good quality pictures. The convenience and quality of photos printed are both exceptional! Two complaints: I wish you could buy the ink cartridge separate from the paper as it is now provided in the photo packs - the ink often runs out before I have used all the paper and I have accumulated quite a back log of 4 x 6 paper - would love to buy a couple cartridges without paper to even it out. Also just recently had to clean my print heads after less than a year of ownership - maybe that is normal, but I don't remember it happening this soon before. Makes me worry about longevity of the printer. Other than that, I LOVE it!
August 5, 2013
wonderful except for durability
The PM225 is a wonderful printer.The color reproduction is most excellent. The prints are indeed smudge, water and fade resistant. The cost of a print is modest, especially considering the great quality.
My only problem is durability. This probably is because I do a lot of printing. I average about two dozen prints a day, mostly to share with friends. I have purchased several PM225s and none has survived the one-year warranty. Epson has been very good about providing replacements under warranty. But, I still have to purchase a new one every 18-20 months.
I am about to have to purchase a new printer because my current one -- a warranty replacement -- is beginning to wear out. Despite my concern about durability, I will buy another PM225 without hesitation because of the high quality and modest cost of prints.
August 3, 2013
This is a great little printer and so easy to use. The quality of the picture colors is awesome. It's nice to be able to not have to rely on a computer because the scan disc can be inserted into the printer itself.
August 1, 2013