Pros

  • Very fast; has built-in CD burner

Cons

  • Expensive; flesh tones a little pale

At A Glance

An integrated CD burner makes this printer pricey, but it simplifies mass-quantity photo backups.

Manufacturer’s Description

The perfect companion to any digital camera, PictureMate Zoom Personal Photo Lab is the ideal choice in portable photo printers. In fact, a PictureMate model has been the number one selling small-format printer three years in a row -the personal photo lab that's easy to use at home or on the go. Photos from PictureMate are smudge, scratch, water and fade resistant. No other small-format printer offers such remarkable durability. In fact, PictureMate photos last generations longer than traditional, lab-processed photos�. So, trust your memories to PictureMate.

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number C11C695201
Interfaces/Ports
USB Yes
PictBridge Yes
General Information
Manufacturer Epson Corporation
Manufacturer Part Number C11C695201
Brand Name Epson
Product Name PictureMate PM 290 Inkjet Photo Printer
Marketing Information

The perfect companion to any digital camera, PictureMate Zoom Personal Photo Lab is the ideal choice in portable photo printers. In fact, a PictureMate model has been the number one selling small-format printer three years in a row -the personal photo lab that's easy to use at home or on the go. Photos from PictureMate are smudge, scratch, water and fade resistant. No other small-format printer offers such remarkable durability. In fact, PictureMate photos last generations longer than traditional, lab-processed photos�. So, trust your memories to PictureMate.

Product Model PM 290
Product Type Inkjet Printer
Manufacturer Website Address http://www.epson.com
Product Line PictureMate
Memory
Memory Card Supported CompactFlash Type II, Secure Digital, Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC), MMC, Memory Stick, Microdrive, xD-Picture Card, xD-Picture Card Type H, xD-Picture Card Type M
Memory Card Slot Yes
Miscellaneous
Package Contents
  • PictureMate PM 290 Inkjet Photo Printer
  • Power supply
  • Printer Manual
  • Quick Start guide
  • Paper and ink cartridge for about 20 4" x 6" photos
  • CD-ROM containing printer drivers and ArcSoft PhotoImpression 5 (PC and Macintosh Compatible)
  • Physical Characteristics
    Weight (Approximate) 105.6 oz
    Form Factor Desktop
    Warranty
    Limited Warranty 1 Year
    Media Handling
    Media Size 2" x 2", 3" x 3", 4" x 6"
    Media Handling 20 Sheet
    Media Type Photo Paper, Borderless Media
    Borderless Printing Yes
    Technical Information
    Platform Supported PC, Mac
    Maximum Photo Print Speed 37 Second
    Maximum Print Resolution 5760 x 1440 dpi
    Print Color Color

    Performance

    PCWorld Test Center (Quality)
    Print quality: Text n/a
    Print quality: Color photo Good
    Print quality: Grayscale photo n/a
    Copy quality n/a
    Performance
    Color Output Quality n/a
    Grayscale Glossy Output Quality Very Good
    Tested Glossy Grayscale Photo Speed (ppm) 1.5
    Sports action shot (seconds) 39.89
    Line Art Output Quality n/a
    4 by 6 Grayscale Photo (secs) 39.83
    Landscape (secs) 39.9
    Overall Scan Quality n/a
    Skin Tones/Portrait (secs) 39.72
    Tested Glossy Photo Speed (ppm) 1.5

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