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
I thought this would be a single purpose no worry printer for 4 by 6 pictures:
it does not connect easily to a mac
the bluetooth is proprietary
it is not compatible with AirPrint
it made this a pointless purchase for me, and it is not clearly defined upfront has not having those capabilities.
July 8, 2014
What a Charm
At first I was a little disappointed as I thought I had ordered a PM260 which I loved. After I saw this was a charm I started to send it back, but decided to give it a try. Love it as much or even more than the 260. I have 4 grandchildren and am always making pictures and printing them and this does a great job. I have even used it without the computer at birthday parties, etc. to make pictures and give to guests.
June 11, 2014
This little printer is mobile even w/o power (optional battery pack which I purchased), produces lab quality photo's and is pretty quick. Wish they made one to do 8x10 with the same quality. Very satisfied.
June 5, 2014
This printer worked for the first day, and that was about it. It stopped working completely after the first photo. When I enter my memory card (with over 500 photos on it) it reads "no photos found". The same thing happens when I connect it to my camera.
May 28, 2014
Picture Mate Charm
We love this printer! In fact we are buying a second one very soon. We use the Picture Mate Charm with the lithium batteries which holds out easily for 3-4 hours for all our events that we take our miniature horses too. We are Minis and Friends, a 501c3 non-profit in Central Texas (Austin area).. normally most support visits have 60-80 pictures printed with one of the P225 ink and papers. PLEASE do not take this off the market. It is very difficult to find now even at Best Buy - although Office Max and Staples has the paper and ink. THANKS Epson!
April 19, 2014
Just received my PictureMate Charm today and LOVE it. Very easy setup and makes wonderful color pictures. Can't use it with my computer as I have Windows 8 and it is not compatiable with that, but I do not really care. I love to be able to print high quality pictures in my home. I would reccomend this to everyone!
March 24, 2014
This is the third Epson PictureMate I have owned and have loved all of them. It is a handy way for me to print out the pictures I take on my yearly travels to Europe and those other travels to Australia from time to time. The pictures are always fantastic. The only thing I miss on the latest model I have is that you can no longer crop the pictures which I found to be a wonderful way of correcting some of the mistakes of getting too much in a picture. Would really like to see this feature again in future models.
March 13, 2014
Excellent On-site Printer
I ordered this specifically for a job which required that I take photos of couples attending a wine tasting event. I needed to have them printed and ready for them before the end of the evening... within a couple of hours.
When I researched the printer, I decided to give it a try, but unfortunately, there were none available to me locally to "test drive." So, I ordered one based on Epson's history of producing high-quality printers (I also have a Stylus Photo 1400) and hoped for the best.
When it arrived a couple of days in advance of my job, I tested it with an image I thought would approximate my upcoming job and was very pleased. I tested the various ways to use it (printing directly from the SDHC card, directly from the camera, from a laptop) to see which method I would prefer to employ. I decided upon using the laptop since it allowed for fairly quick minimal editing before printing. (It also has a slot for Compact Flash cards, but I didn't test it.)
It's not a perfect device, particularly if color correction and lightening/darkening is necessary. The viewing screen is a bit small and doesn't display (as best as I can tell... I have to admit to not reading the entire manual due to my time constraints at the time) the frame number to be printed.
As regards the quality of the prints, I was very happy, as was the client and her guests.
A warning: the ink pack that is provided only prints about twenty-five prints before running out. I strongly advise buying at least one re-fill cartridge immediately.
February 24, 2014