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Product Reviews for Epson PictureMate Charm PM225 Inkjet Photo Printer
Excellent On-site Printer
from San Francisco, California on 2/24/2014
I ordered this specifically for a job which required that I take photos of couples attending a wine tasting event. I needed to have them printed and ready for them before the end of the evening... within a couple of hours. When I researched the printer, I decided to give it a try, but unfortunately, there were none available to me locally to "test drive." So, I ordered one based on Epson's history of producing high-quality printers (I also have a Stylus Photo 1400) and hoped for the best. When it arrived a couple of days in advance of my job, I tested it with an image I thought would approximate my upcoming job and was very pleased. I tested the various ways to use it (printing directly from the SDHC card, directly from the camera, from a laptop) to see which method I would prefer to employ. I decided upon using the laptop since it allowed for fairly quick minimal editing before printing. (It also has a slot for Compact Flash cards, but I didn't test it.) It's not a perfect device, particularly if color correction and lightening/darkening is necessary. The viewing screen is a bit small and doesn't display (as best as I can tell... I have to admit to not reading the entire manual due to my time constraints at the time) the frame number to be printed. As regards the quality of the prints, I was very happy, as was the client and her guests. A warning: the ink pack that is provided only prints about twenty-five prints before running out. I strongly advise buying at least one re-fill cartridge immediately.
The printed photos are ...
from Sarasota, FL on 2/17/2014
The printed photos are wonderful! I love being able to print at home instead of having to go to a store to print. Locating the cartridge/photo pack is another thing however......went to 4 stores today before we were able to get them.
from Inland Empire, Ca on 1/26/2014
It works great with my IMac. Its very convenient to have this right here at my house instead of going and waiting an hour to get my pictures done somewhere else...I would Definitely recommend this to others!!
Great little printer, but . . .
from Edwardsville, Illinois on 1/23/2014
This little printer is great as long as you only need to print straight from your camera. We only have Apple computers and no driver offered from Epson will successfully load onto any of our products, so we cannot print from anything but the camera or a memory card. Other than that, it's a great printer and gets the job done through the camera. We use it for a photo booth at weddings and is fairly fast and prints great quality prints. Epson, just update your printer drivers and I would give this a 5+ star rating!!!
from Chicago, IL on 1/20/2014
My husband gave me this printer for Christmas, and I LOVE IT!! The quality of the pictures are great! I love that I can print multiples on a 4x6, which is perfect for a lot of scrapbooking layouts. This is a Scrapbooker's DREAM printer for sure! I don't know if I'd use this all the time to print my photos, but I like it for traveling and when I need to print wallet size or smaller photos for those scrapbooking layouts that need small pictures, or if I'm trying to fit more photos on a layout. The printer is small/compact. Overall...GREAT!