The Bottom Line
- Inexpensive printer that produces prints for 29 cents each
- High-quality, smudge-proof photos look like they came from a lab
- Portable and compact, you can go plug-free with optional battery
- Nice large color screen for viewing images before you print
- Lots of printing layout options for a 4x6" printer
- Largest prints are 4x6"
- Supports CompactFlash, Secure Digital (SD), MMC, Memory Stick, SmartMedia and Microdrive xD-Picture Card memory cards.
- Bluetooth available wwith optional Epson Bluetooth Photo Print adapter.
- Storage dimensions of 10x6x6.4" and weight of 5.5 pounds.
Guide Review - Epson PictureMate Deluxe Viewer Edition Photo Printer
Direct viewing and printingA real advantage is its large 2.4-inch photo viewing screen for previewing and basic photo editing. While some printers are technically able to print directly from camera or memory card like the Epson PictureMate Deluxe does, often times you are guessing whether a picture is print-worthy with no preview or a small, black-and-white screen. This printer also accepts images from CD or thumb drive.
Quality printsThe printer produces a smudge-free, lab-quality print in 75 seconds. The six-color ink system and 5760x1440 dpi results in rich images on the prints.
Lots of print options
While 4x6" photo printers are usually limiting, as you can't do any enlargements, the Epson PictureMat Deluxe has an impressive list of printing options, including proof sheets, wallets, mini wallets, 3x4" or a choice of 15 Disney borders great for kid pictures. You can also choose to print in sepia tones or black and white.