Epson Introduces New PictureMate Charm Photo Printer

It's been a while (over a year) since Epson updated its compact photo lineup. But on Tuesday Epson announced a new compact photo printer called the PictureMate Charm.

With the PictureMate Charm, Epson continues to use the lunchbox-like portable design that was successful with its PictureMate Dash and PictureMate Zoom printers. The PictureMate Charm is a bit smaller and a little lighter than the two older products. The PictureMate Charm also uses a smaller 2.5-inch LCD instead of the 3.6-inch LCDs in the PictureMate Dash and PictureMate Zoom.

The PictureMate Charm prints only 4 by 6 inch photos and has a maximum print resolution of 5760 by 1440 dots per inch. According to Epson, the PictureMate Charm can print a photo in 37 seconds and photos are dry as soon as they are out of the printer. The PictureMate Charm's consumables are sold as PictureMate Print Packs that include 150 sheets of either matte or glossy paper and ink for $38.

The PictureMate Charm has memory card slots and support for PictBridge so you can print without needing to connect to your Mac. The printer includes Auto Photo Correction, which adjusts the color and exposure of your photos, and there's also red eye correction. The PictureMate Charm also has different layouts, including proof sheets, wallet size, boarders, and more.

Priced at $150, the PictureMate Charm will be available on October 20. As of this writing, Epson had not updated its Web site with a PictureMate Charm product page.

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