PictureMate PM-400by Epson

  • PictureMate PM-400
  • PictureMate PM-400
  • PictureMate PM-400
  • PictureMate PM-400
  • PictureMate PM-400
TECHWALLA
VERDICT
Recommended, but seriously flawed. There are probably better alternatives.
72%
TECHWALLA SCORE
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PROS

  • The Epson PM-400 prints from cameras, memory cards, USB keys and computers.
  • It produces photolab quality 4 x 6 and 5 x 7-inch photos.
  • The PM-400 supports Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi Direct for printing from Android or iOS devices through AirPrint, Google Cloud Print, or Epson's own print apps.

CONS

  • The cost of the printer and supplies is expensive.
  • Printing is fairly slow compared with the speed of the competition.
  • No battery is available; it requires AC power.
The Epson PictureMate PM 400 is a mini photo lab for your desktop. Printing only 4 x 6 and 5 x 7-inch photos, the output rivals drugstore and photo lab quality. The PM 400 can print from your computer via USB or Wi-Fi and also directly from an SD memory card, USB thumb drive, camera, or an iOS or Android device using AirPrint, Google Cloud Print or Epson’s own printing apps. A 2.7-inch non-touch color LCD screen lets you preview and fix up images, or you can navigate settings using the four-direction control pad. The only downside is the cost of supplies, running approximately $30 for a 100-sheet 4 x 6 print pack.
NamePictureMate PM-400SureColor P600Artisan 1430PictureMate Charm Compact Photo Printer PM 225
ManufacturerEpsonEpsonEpsonEpson
Techwalla Score
72%
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List Price$250$800$300$200
80%

Epson should have named it the PM-400 Party Printer, since it's so perfectly suited to sit on a table and make permanent everyone's smartpho…

Epson should have named it the PM-400 Party Printer, since it's so perfectly suited to sit on a table and make permanent everyone's smartphone or digital camera memories of the festivities.

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80%

The speed is impressive for a consumer-level dedicated photo printer and is consistent for almost all sources.

The speed is impressive for a consumer-level dedicated photo printer and is consistent for almost all sources.

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70%

... for a printer whose only job is to print small photos, the convenience of a home photo lab comes with a rather high price.

... for a printer whose only job is to print small photos, the convenience of a home photo lab comes with a rather high price.

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70%

As easy as the PM-400 is to use, it's equally one-dimensional. If you want something that can print double-sided images at a quick pace, fax…

As easy as the PM-400 is to use, it's equally one-dimensional. If you want something that can print double-sided images at a quick pace, fax, make photocopies and run off CDs for your next album release, you've come to the wrong place.

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60%

Despite the pricey ink, the Epson Expression Home XP-400 Small-in-One could be a useful home office or dorm-room printer for low-volume user…

Despite the pricey ink, the Epson Expression Home XP-400 Small-in-One could be a useful home office or dorm-room printer for low-volume users

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the "personal photo lab" offers a range of photo editing and custom printing options including Auto Photo Correction,

the "personal photo lab" offers a range of photo editing and custom printing options including Auto Photo Correction,

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Epson claims the tank has capacity for 100 4 x 6 inch photo prints, which we should expect to be smudge, scratch, water and fade resistant.

Epson claims the tank has capacity for 100 4 x 6 inch photo prints, which we should expect to be smudge, scratch, water and fade resistant.

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One of the big features of this compact photo printer is that it has a full suite of wireless connection capabilities with support for Wi-Fi…

One of the big features of this compact photo printer is that it has a full suite of wireless connection capabilities with support for Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi direct.

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