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
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
The printed photos are wonderful! I love being able to print at home instead of having to go to a store to print. Locating the cartridge/photo pack is another thing however......went to 4 stores today before we were able to get them.
February 17, 2014
Picture Mate 225 (Charm)
I have older model (now on my wife's computer - I wanted my own so order online at the Epson store... Great Product and gives great prints (Better than store developed....Thank you
January 27, 2014
It works great with my IMac. Its very convenient to have this right here at my house instead of going and waiting an hour to get my pictures done somewhere else...I would Definitely recommend this to others!!
January 26, 2014
Great little printer, but . . .
This little printer is great as long as you only need to print straight from your camera. We only have Apple computers and no driver offered from Epson will successfully load onto any of our products, so we cannot print from anything but the camera or a memory card. Other than that, it's a great printer and gets the job done through the camera. We use it for a photo booth at weddings and is fairly fast and prints great quality prints. Epson, just update your printer drivers and I would give this a 5+ star rating!!!
January 23, 2014
My husband gave me this printer for Christmas, and I LOVE IT!! The quality of the pictures are great! I love that I can print multiples on a 4x6, which is perfect for a lot of scrapbooking layouts. This is a Scrapbooker's DREAM printer for sure! I don't know if I'd use this all the time to print my photos, but I like it for traveling and when I need to print wallet size or smaller photos for those scrapbooking layouts that need small pictures, or if I'm trying to fit more photos on a layout. The printer is small/compact. Overall...GREAT!
January 20, 2014
I use this printer at parties. It delivers quick and concise. The quality and colors in the pictures are excellent. I would take this printer with me anywhere.
January 17, 2014
just what I needed
Perfect size printer,well designed. Shoots out great colorful images. I wish it came with a case and a reasonable priced battery, which would make it truly mobile. the price to produce pictures are very economical. It is easy to set up and to print. The 4x6 size even looks bigger then expected. The Picture Mate seems to be sturdy and very durable.
Thanks Epson for a mobile printer within a reasonable price for purchase and to use.
January 11, 2014