We prefer the slow but consistently high quality dye-sublimation method for photo printing over the PictureMate PM’s inkjet technology. The PictureMate PM can’t stray far from a power point, as Epson doesn’t currently offer a battery pack for it. Unfortunately, print quality issues mar what is otherwise a decent option. The PM’s portability is mainly hampered by one thing — it doesn’t come with a battery. I need power and lots of it.

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I need power and lots of it. The unit is also much ‘boxier’; it even has a lunchbox-style handle picturematf top. As the device is designed primarily as a standalone printer, the majority of settings and maintenance options can be accessed from the device itself, making it completely independent from any connection to a PC. Stay up to date with the latest news, reviews and features.

Despite similar printing speeds, the PM clearly excels in print quality compared to the ES2. Direct photo printing is a simple process. The case manages to pack in plenty of technology, the pinnacle of which is a 3.

Would you buy this? Sign in with LinkedIn Sign in with Facebook. The PictureMate PM offers “speed” and “quality” print modes, with negligible difference in print quality. Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected.

It usually occurred in colour gradients. When printing from a computer, the PM managed to print photos in Print quality is exemplary, and while the PM isn’t the most portable of printers it will definitely do a good job of quickly and smoothly printing family photos. I need power and lots of it. Would you buy this?


Epson PictureMate 270

We would have liked to see a cropping feature — particularly given the five-way navigational pad — but there is enough functionality for the average user.

At mm deep, the PM is significantly longer than the ES2’s Oddly, the Epson PictureMate PM doesn’t use the dye-sublimation printing method employed by most current photo printers.

Cons Bluetooth connectivity costs extra, expensive consumables, inkjet technology means printhead cleaning and alignment required. Navigating the PM’s menu is achieved through using six soft-touch buttons and a five-way navigation pad. This means the PictureMate PM prints quicker than dye-sub printers, though you’ll have to deal with the endless print quality issues associated with printhead cleaning and alignment, which wastes ink as well as photo paper.

Two USB ports on the back allow you to connect the printer to a computer or PictBridge-capable mobile phones and digital cameras; USB flash drives aren’t supported.

But if you are planning on sharing any footage of your latest outdoor adventure with friends and colleagues, you will need more than just hardware. Photos are quite good for the home, but the printer isn’t quite the “mini photo lab” Epson claims.

The PM won’t print at the same quality as the Stylus Photo Rbut its print quality is definitely good enough for users who need quick photos on the go.


Aesthetically, little is different from other Epson dedicated photo printers; it has the same bucket-and-handle design of the PictureMate PM that, when fully opened, picturematr up a surprisingly large amount of room. The PM focuses on simple 4x6in printing and does a better job than the ES2 in this regard. Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. Reds are accurate, but there is some evidence picturematee haloing around figures and slight vertical banding in gradients.

Instead, it uses the same inkjet technology found in standard-sized printers and multifunctions. This issue was persistent across several test photos and despite attempts to clean and realign the PictureMate PM’s print head.

Epson PictureMate PM270

Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more. Pros Fairly portable, large LCD screen, impressive quality printing.

Once photos are selected, they pictufemate easily printed using a choice of three photo formats — 4x6in, The PictureMate PM can’t stray far from a power point, as Epson doesn’t currently offer a battery pack for it.

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