Epson Picture Mate ??

Discussion in 'Digital Cameras' started by Philip, Sep 14, 2004.

  1. Philip

    Philip Guest

    I have just bought one of these printers & i am pleased with the results it
    gives. My only gripe is that it seems to take a while to start the print
    process once the photos on the card have been selected.
    I have not connected it to the computer as i don't see any need to really.
    I decided to buy this one as opposed to the kodak 6000 as a refill kit
    consists of 100 6x4 & ink whereas the kodak only gives you 40 sheets so it
    is more cost effective in my opinion.

    Anyone else out there got one of these printers?? and if so what do you
    think to the end result.

    Philip, Sep 14, 2004
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  2. I don't have one although I played with one in the stores. I thought it
    printed pretty quickly straight from my Memory Stick Card, and they looked

    The main selling point of this camera is that I've heard it works out to 29c
    a print, far cheaper than the 40-45c a print common with other home
    printers. That's a HUGE advantage in my book.
    Larry R Harrison Jr, Sep 14, 2004
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  3. Philip

    Ryadia_ Guest

    I sell these printers as well as use 2 of them to print customers stuff.
    The delay in starting to print is due to 2 things.
    1. The speed of the memory card and
    2. The size of the image on the card.

    The images it outputs are "print image" quality which does not sharpen the
    image before printing it. You might find that after correcting contrast and
    adding sharpness in a graphic editing program and then printing the pictures
    will achieve stunning results. Overall, I'd rate this printer as up there
    with the best from Epson.

    The downside is the remote powered thing. This printer can only run off
    mains voltage or the oddball voltage of it's transformer for which there is
    a car adaptor listed but not available in Australia... Neither are print
    heads for r300/r310 printers.

    I shudder to think of the warranty delay if one of these suckers stuff a
    printhead. My r310 which used to do the work of the second picturemate,
    stuffed it's heads - wouldn't accept new ink - and it's been 4 weeks waiting
    for parts! Epson in Australia might be a good printer but if Epson won't
    provide replacements for broken printers, they won be selling many for very

    Ryadia_, Sep 15, 2004
  4. Philip

    Philip Guest

    Thanks for the info. I have just used a standard 512mb Sandisk SD card at
    the moment with each image being roughly 2mb in size.

    I also have a 40x speed 256mb CF card & i might try using that instead to
    see if it processes them any quicker.

    Basically i transfer all th images i want printing to the card from the
    computer so i don't have to bother printing out an index sheet which is an
    ink waster in my opinion. I am going to transfer the images to the 40x CF
    card & see how things go from there.

    Phil. U.K.
    Philip, Sep 15, 2004
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