Epson PictureMate Deluxe Viewer Edition (PictureMate 500) review
1) Competitive and cost effective, water, smudge resistant fade free, durable and professional small-format photographs in minutes at a resolution of up to 5760 dpi. (saturation, skin tones, details all good).
2) The economical and convenient consumable packs contain cartridge and paper for approximately 100 glossy 10x15cm photo prints is sold in a combo pack.
3) The 6 printing pigments are contained within a single-piece cartridge.
4) PictBridge enhanced but does not require any specific technologies except for compatibility with one of the supported storage media formats.
5) Easy to use 3 step printing process with an intuitive interface and an improved navigation structure for the printer's menu system.
6) Selecting only photos on the storage media based on date of creation.
7) Printing and copying directly to/from CD-R/RW, ZIP disk or Flash media.
8) The ability to automatically print various photo sizes including passport sized photos (I haven't yet attempted to use this feature in anger, but I see no reason why the passport office should refuse the product - the image is up to you. :-)
9) The largest possible print size is limited to 6x4in, conversely there are none of the paper handling problems associated with multiple paper sizes.
Added: March 22nd 2006
Product reviewed: Epson PictureMate Deluxe Viewer Edition (PictureMate 500)
Reviewer: Michael Hart