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Epson PM300 PictureMate Show Digital Frame Compact Photo Inkjet Printer

You Pay: $275.34
Product Highlights
  • 5760 x 1440 dpi
  • Print 4.0 x 6.0" Photo in 37 Seconds
  • Print from Memory Card, USB Drive
  • PictBridge
  • Internal Memory 270 MB
  • 7.0" Widescreen LCD for Slideshows
  • Remote Control Included

The Epson PM300 PictureMate Show Digital Frame Compact Photo Inkjet Printer is a compact (only 9 x 12.4 x 7.9") digital picture frame and photo printer all rolled into one. It has a large 7" WVGA tilt screen display on which you can create slideshows, view and edit photos and control printing operations. It comes with 270MB of internal memory which lets you store hundreds of images. It also has 12 templates for creating a wide variety of different slideshows at any time. The PictureMate Show delivers excellent quality photos up to 4 x 6" in as fast as 37 seconds, and prints are smudge, fade and water resistant.

The PictureMate Show will operate without a computer. It is compatible with all digital cameras and accommodates most popular memory cards... just plug one into a card slot and you are ready to go. The Show also comes with a remote control so you can access all commands without getting out of your chair or off your couch. The PictureMate Show runs on AC power only.

Ultra-bright 7" widescreen photo frame doubles as an editing and preview monitor
Access all commands, print and edit photos or run a slide show with the included fully functional remote control
You can store photos to print or display at any time. The Show has 270MB of internal memory
Print and archive photos directly from your memory card, digital camera or USB flash drive...no PC required
The PictureMate Show delivers vibrant 4 x 6" photos in as fast as 37 seconds
You can print wirelessly using an optional PictureMate Bluetooth adapter
With PictureMate Photo Paper you can get durable prints that last 4 times longer than traditional film-processed photos. For maximum print life, display all prints under glass or UV filter or properly store them 1
You can print various sizes from 0.3 x 0.3" (7.6 x 7.6mm) to 4 x 6" (101.6 x 152.4mm), in black-and-white or sepia... great for filling unusual frame sizes, photo key chains, photo bracelets and more
Easily edit photos, crop, remove red eye and get perfect prints with built-in Auto Photo Correction
Choose from book, calendar, clock or museum options for the home office or animated slideshow options for the kids
Technology Advanced MicroPiezo, optimized for photo printing
Display 7" (measured diagonally) Color WVGA (widescreen) LCD
Print Speed 4 x 6" photo in as fast as 37 sec
Maximum Resolution 5760 x 1440 dpi
Configuration 4 x 90 nozzles
Ink Type 4-color dye
Ink Palette CMYK
Ink Cartridge Configuration 1 x ink cartridge
Minimum Ink Droplet Size 2 picoliters
Print Area Max: 4 x 6" (borderless)
Paper Capacity 20 sheets of PictureMate photo paper
Special Features Print layout options:
16 per page
4 per page
Wallet size
Mini-wallet
Proofsheet
Custom layouts
Compatible Memory Cards CompactFlash (CF) (Types I and II)
Secure Digitial (SD)
Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC)
MMC
Memory Stick
Microdrive
xD-Picture Card (Types M & H)
Operating Systems Windows7
Windows Vista
Windows XP Professional x64
Windows 2000
Mac OS X 10.3.9, 10.4.x, 10.5.x, 10.6.x
For the latest information on Windows 7, please visit: www.epson.com/support/windows 7
For the latest information on Snow Leopard, please visit: www.epson.com/support/snowleopard
Printer Language Exif Print reads Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) from digital camera memory cards
Software Included:
ArcSoft PhotoImpression (PC and Macintosh compatible and Exif Print-enabled)
Operating Temperature 50 - 95°F (10 - 35°C) 1
Please Note:

Caution: To avoid damaging your PictureMate, keep it out of the sun and don't leave it in locations where it can get too hot or cold.

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Operating Humidity -4 - 104°F (-20 - 40°C)
Power Requirements 120VAC 50/60Hz
Power Consumption Approx. 13.5W
Sleep mode: approx. 5W
ENERGY STAR qualified
Dimensions (WxDxH) Storage: 9 x 7.5 x 6.3" (228.6 x 190.5 x 160.0mm)
Printing: 9 x 12.4 x 7.9" (228.6 x 315.0 x 201.0mm)
Weight 5.7 lb (2.6 kg)
Epson PM300 PictureMate Show Digital Frame Compact Photo Inkjet Printer
  • Remote Control & Battery
  • Starter Photo Cartridge & Paper (approx. 20 4 x 6" photos)
  • Detachable Paper Tray
  • Power Cord
  • Quick Start Guide and CD
  • 1-Year Limited Epson Warranty for U.S. & Canada
  • Note:USB cord is NOT included

    REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    EpsonPM300 PictureMate Show Digital Frame Compact Photo Inkjet Printer
     
    4.3

    (based on 33 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (17)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (10)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    91%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (27)
    • Compact (24)
    • Easy to set up (17)
    • Fast print time (17)
    • Reliable (10)

    Cons

    • Slow print time (4)

    Best Uses

    • Photos (29)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Frequent user (25), Infrequent user (4), Heavy duty user (3)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (23), Business (10)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    A Mixed Bag

    The PM 300 PictureMate Show Compact Printer by Epson is a study in contrasts. On one hand it's a handsome, well-built little clockwork of a mechanism that prints beautiful photos which are absolutely indistinguishable...Read complete review

    The PM 300 PictureMate Show Compact Printer by Epson is a study in contrasts. On one hand it's a handsome, well-built little clockwork of a mechanism that prints beautiful photos which are absolutely indistinguishable from quality 35mm film prints faster than you can say 'Jack Robinson'. On the other hand it's burdened with a user interface that is annoyingly unrefined, utilizing what would appear to be a first draft of firmware intended to appeal to lowest common denominator wally-world consumer bubbleheads.

    That said, the interface functions well once you learn it. And, in fairness, I didn't buy this model to use as a digital frame, I bought it so that my old eyes could see the photos clearly on a giant screen. And my grand-daughter enjoys the penguin theme, penguins being her favorite animals, so I'll grin and bear the computer generated nonsense as the price for great photos at a moments notice.

    Kitschy interface aside, the Picturemate Show scores serious bonus round points for its inclusion of a port for CF Cards. The fate of CF Cards seems to be sealed at this point, with a 'Betamax' redoux waiting in the wings. Apparently the surest way to fail in the marketplace is to offer a technically superior product. A number of other photo printers failed to even be considered by me because they chose to delete CF Card functionality.

    The crop and image adjustment features free me from having to use a computer to accomplish these tasks and the sepia tone option produces an excellent example of this genre. If it had a more refined interface and skipped the kid stuff I'd gladly give it a '5 Star' rating, even with its relatively high price.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Love the Big Screen

    I am a proffesional Photographer and purchased this item for big gatherings. Such as parties and dances. I do alot of gatherings and people like having their pictures printed right there. So this...Read complete review

    I am a proffesional Photographer and purchased this item for big gatherings. Such as parties and dances. I do alot of gatherings and people like having their pictures printed right there. So this little machine is great for that. It prints fast (about 40sec for any pic quiality or color). And the quality is AMAZING. skin tones almost dead on! Love the large viewing sceen. Makes it easier for clients to pick their picture.
    Why I gave it a 3 is because it's confusing to use. It only can be commanded by remote. There are no buttons to do the commands on the machine. If you loose the remote or the battery dies on you than you can't do anything. so don't loose the remote. also for this price it should be touch screen. And for this price you have very basic extras. Like b/w or sepia. That's it. No keyboard to add writting to the pictures, no boarders for creativity. I think they should have added some more extras. It does take compact Flash and all other cards. The other printer I wanted was a third of the price, had touch screen and tons of extras...but did not accept compact flash. so I went for epson.
    It does crop. And you have the choice of 2,4,or 8 on a 4x6 card. that is fun for gatherings. It also does slide shows....but I have not explored that setting.
    The biggest thing that I really struggled with on getting this printer was that Epson is notorious for their printer heads drying. I don't use this printer everyday...or week. And with Epson you have to print atleast twice a week to avoid the head drying problem. So I decided that I will print something off of it twice a week, just so my investment is secure.
    I love the quality, the speed and the large screen. And that was my requirement for why I bought it. I would not use it for scrabooking because it lacks ALOT in the creativity. And If you have kids the remote will get lost.

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    5.0

    I would buy this product again and again

    By Kevin

    from bergen,NJ

    About Me Frequent User

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Set Up
    • Easy To Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Photos

      Comments about Epson PM300 PictureMate Show Digital Frame Compact Photo Inkjet Printer:

      great picture

      • Primary use:
      • Business

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      4.0

      Product Description is Reversed

      By Java Jim

      from Brooklyn NY

      About Me Frequent User

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact Design
      • Durable construction
      • Easy To Set Up
      • Easy To Use
      • Fast Print Time
      • Reliable

      Cons

      • Not Enough Ink Per Pack

      Best Uses

      • Photos

      Comments about Epson PM300 PictureMate Show Digital Frame Compact Photo Inkjet Printer:

      It is an outstanding photo printer, whether direct from an SD card or from a PC via USB. The digital picture frame is not the primary function. It fast, simple & prints are excellent quality. The ink runs out before all the paper is used & Epson does give credit for leftover paper- it would be easier if they sold the ink individually.

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      • Personal

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      5.0

      great product

      By Longjohn

      from Lexington,SC

      About Me Frequent User

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact Design
      • Easy To Set Up
      • Easy To Use
      • Fast Print Time
      • Reliable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Photos

        Comments about Epson PM300 PictureMate Show Digital Frame Compact Photo Inkjet Printer:

        Very easy to use, kind of idiot proof

        • Primary use:
        • Personal

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        5.0

        picture mate Pn300

        By farshot

        from oxnard ca

        About Me Frequent User

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact Design
        • Easy To Set Up
        • Easy To Use
        • Fast Print Time
        • Reliable

        Cons

        • All Tasks Done With Remot

        Best Uses

        • Photos

        Comments about Epson PM300 PictureMate Show Digital Frame Compact Photo Inkjet Printer:

        The first time out of.the box was 290 photo run. And it worked as.expected

        • Primary use:
        • Personal

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        5.0

        Just what I wanted!

        By Neno

        from Greensboro, NC

        About Me Frequent User

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact Design
        • Durable construction
        • Easy To Set Up
        • Easy To Use
        • Reliable

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Epson PM300 PictureMate Show Digital Frame Compact Photo Inkjet Printer:

            This .little printer is compact and a real workhorse. It's just what I wanted. Great quality and so easy to operate. I couldn't be happier.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal

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            5.0

            Easy to use!

            By Charles Diaz Studio

            from New York

            About Me Heavy Duty User

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Set Up
            • Easy To Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Photos

              Comments about Epson PM300 PictureMate Show Digital Frame Compact Photo Inkjet Printer:

              The Setting up is 123 and ready to print!

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              5.0

              Now I want one for the office also!!

              By Bobio

              from Phoenix AZ

              About Me Frequent User

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact Design
              • Easy To Use
              • Fast Print Time

              Cons

              • No Ink Carts Available

              Best Uses

              • Photos

              Comments about Epson PM300 PictureMate Show Digital Frame Compact Photo Inkjet Printer:

              I write a lot of notes to people and frequently have photos of them/us that I want to include. To be able to quickly select and print a 4X6 is an incredible convenience. The menu is intuitive and easy to use, and the quality of prints is nothing short of spectacular! I am using it more than I expected and am glad I ordered two paper/cartridge packs with it.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal

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              4.0

              Nice

              By Dave

              from Lansing, MI

              About Me Frequent User

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact Design
              • Easy To Set Up
              • Easy To Use
              • Low Ink Consumption
              • Reliable

              Cons

              • Slow Print Time

              Best Uses

              • Photos

              Comments about Epson PM300 PictureMate Show Digital Frame Compact Photo Inkjet Printer:

              The picture quality is excellent. The speed could be faster. I miss the Zoom and CD burner that was built into the old Zoom model we had, but otherwise this is a very solid unit.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal

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              5.0

              Couldn't be happier!

              By LP

              from Virginia

              About Me Frequent User

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Epson PM300 PictureMate Show Digital Frame Compact Photo Inkjet Printer:

                    Excellent professional-looking photos. And very easy to set up and use.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal

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                    5.0

                    Perfect Small Format Printer

                    By SPG Productions

                    from Ellicott City, MD

                    About Me Frequent User

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Compact Design
                    • Easy To Set Up
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Reliable

                    Cons

                    • Slow Print Time

                    Best Uses

                    • Photos

                    Comments about Epson PM300 PictureMate Show Digital Frame Compact Photo Inkjet Printer:

                    As a photographer, I have the opportunity of shooting candid and people with their dogs for charity events. When I explain the process of how they can get a copy of the print, thier eyes glaze over. This is so perfect. Connect to my laptop, load images into Lightroom, minor tweaks and print. People happily pay [$]/print as the profits goes towards charity.Was concerned about color acccuaracy as the print size would would use a bunch of prints to get even a minimal patch set for calibration. Find totally unnecessary. Comparing a print against my calibrated large format printer, the difference in color or any color cast in not worth mentioning. The glossy print pack the best deal. I agree with other reviewers that inabilty to purchase just the ink cartridge is a minor drawback and do wish the carrying case was still being made.I have owned printers by different manufactur's over the years but am now convinced that Epson does make the best as I now own 3 - single funtion, large format photo and now this one. All first rate products.

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                    • Personal

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                    3.0

                    mixed feeling

                    By Andy

                    from Seattle, WA

                    About Me Infrequent User

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Compact Design
                    • Easy To Set Up
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Fast Print Time
                    • Reliable

                    Cons

                    • Flimsy Construction

                    Best Uses

                    • Photos

                    Comments about Epson PM300 PictureMate Show Digital Frame Compact Photo Inkjet Printer:

                    I have mixed feelings about this little printer. The color that is produces are very accurate with deep satiation. You can see details in both the highlights and the shadows of you images. It prints fairly fast for an ink jet printer. A couple draw backs for me, and maybe this is common for portable printers, is that it can only print 4x6's. I was looking for a printer that can do 5x7's, but was not able to find any portable printer that could. So I settled for 4x6's. The screen is very large and vibrant, however I wish that it folded in to protect the screen during transport. Editing is very basic. I was hoping that I would be able to adjust the image as far as exposure, but it does not have this capability. The only editing that you can do is turing your image to BW or Sepia. Kind of a waste of such a large and bright screen. The other draw back is that you have to use the remote that it comes with to do anything on the screen. There are no controls on the unit itself and the screen is not touch screen, which is another setback in a day where we are use to everything being touch screen. Also, as a portable printer, I expected it to have a battery option for in the field printing. Don't get me wrong, it prints beautiful pictures and it does what it says it does. It just didn't live up to what I was hoping for and caused me to settle. For the price, I think it should have a few more bells and whistles and I think that there are cheaper options out there that will still give you the same quality like its little brother the Epson PictureMate 225.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Business

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                    5.0

                    Good Printer

                    By Bianco

                    from Rio de Janeiro, Brasil

                    About Me Frequent User

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                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Compact Design
                    • Easy To Set Up
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Fast Print Time
                    • Low Ink Consumption
                    • Reliable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Photos

                      Comments about Epson PM300 PictureMate Show Digital Frame Compact Photo Inkjet Printer:

                      I use this printer to print my own photos and photos I take in my own events and the ones from my friends.

                      The printing is great and I strongly recommend to any photographer.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal

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                      4.0

                      Ok event printer

                      By Duane K

                      from Stroudsburg, PA

                      About Me Frequent User

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                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Compact Design
                      • Easy To Set Up
                      • Easy To Use

                      Cons

                      • Need remote control
                      • Slow Print Time
                      • Too much ink used

                      Best Uses

                      • Photos

                      Comments about Epson PM300 PictureMate Show Digital Frame Compact Photo Inkjet Printer:

                      Used this printer at an event to print about 350 prints with attendees and my customers promotional talent. It worked well because the attendees got to go home with an autographed photo that they were in.

                      The print engine is a bit slow but acceptable. The thing that cost a star was that there is not enough dye in the package to print all 150 pieces of print paper, you can only get about 100 prints out of the dye cartridge. So it won't be long till you have about 1,000 sheets of paper lying about with no dye to print on them. This is because they don't sell the dye cartridge separately.

                      This printer does make an really nice print however.

                      One other thing in the description it says there is a remote control and battery in the box. This is correct but not the battery I expected. The battery for the remote control is in the box, not the battery to run the printer. This printer does not run on a battery so only plan on using it where you have power.

                      This printer requires that you have the remote control. At the cost of this printer they could have included a touch screen and no remote. This way you would never have to worry about losing the remote. They did put a place for you to store the remote but the last thing you are thinking about when leaving a location shoot is the remote so I'm sure at some point it will get lost.

                      It was easy to set up and get printing. No problems at all doing this and the first print was great.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Business

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                      4.0

                      Easy to use photo printer

                      By G-man

                      from CT

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Fast Print Time
                      • Low Ink Consumption

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Epson PM300 PictureMate Show Digital Frame Compact Photo Inkjet Printer:

                          I purchased this for my Mom who wanted something easy to use to print her digital photos. She likes how easy is is to use,the bigger screen and the ability to edit photos on the printer. She doesn't like how you have to buy the paper when you buy the ink cartridge and thinks it could use a few more photo editing options. Overall, she is very happy with the purchase.

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                          • Personal

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                          1.0

                          Poor Design

                          By Mike

                          from New Smyrna Beach, FL

                          About Me Heavy Duty User

                          Verified Buyer

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                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Epson PM300 PictureMate Show Digital Frame Compact Photo Inkjet Printer:

                                The only way to operate the printer is with a remote control. What happens if the remote control gets lost or broken??? The unit transforms from a picture printer to a paperweight. Why the printer even needs a remote control in the first place is a headscratcher... Are you going to sit on your couch and print pictures from across the room??? It would be a great product if the buttons to control the device were actually on the device.

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                                • Business

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                                5.0

                                Perfect Printer for 4x6 Prints

                                By Sinaial

                                from Chandler, AZ

                                About Me Frequent User

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Compact Design
                                • Easy To Set Up
                                • Easy To Use
                                • Fast Print Time
                                • Low Ink Consumption
                                • Reliable

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Photos

                                  Comments about Epson PM300 PictureMate Show Digital Frame Compact Photo Inkjet Printer:

                                  I used this little printer to hand out family portraits for a Cub Scout Blue & Gold banquet. Everyone loved the commemorative photo of the evening. The quality of the photo was outstanding and the ease of use made it a hassle free night.

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                                  • Business

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                                  3.0

                                  Umm it didnt work.

                                  By joe

                                  from Charlotte, nc

                                  About Me Frequent User

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Compact Design
                                  • Easy To Set Up
                                  • Easy To Use

                                  Cons

                                  • Slow Print Time

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Photos

                                  Comments about Epson PM300 PictureMate Show Digital Frame Compact Photo Inkjet Printer:

                                  I ordered the printer got it home and there was something wrong it. I sent it back and reordered it from epson and it seems to be working fine. I really like the style and looks of it i just hope it works from now on with out giving me any problems.

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                                  • Personal

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                                  5.0

                                  Exactly what I was looking for.

                                  By Tabbie the cat

                                  from Richardson, Texas

                                  About Me Infrequent User

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Compact Design
                                  • Durable construction
                                  • Easy To Set Up
                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Fast Print Time

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Photos

                                    Comments about Epson PM300 PictureMate Show Digital Frame Compact Photo Inkjet Printer:

                                    Easy to use and makes brilliant color pictures. Everything is basically automatic. Love it!

                                    • Primary use:
                                    • Personal

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                                    5.0

                                    Great product!

                                    By T Bone

                                    from Coto de Caza, CA

                                    About Me Frequent User

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Compact Design
                                    • Durable construction
                                    • Easy To Set Up
                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Fast Print Time

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Photos

                                      Comments about Epson PM300 PictureMate Show Digital Frame Compact Photo Inkjet Printer:

                                      No more trips to the photo art

                                      • Primary use:
                                      • Personal

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                                      4.0

                                      NICE! does a great job!

                                      By Barb M

                                      from Arizona

                                      About Me Frequent User

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Compact Design
                                      • Durable construction
                                      • Easy To Set Up
                                      • Easy To Use

                                      Cons

                                      • Large Footprint

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Photos

                                      Comments about Epson PM300 PictureMate Show Digital Frame Compact Photo Inkjet Printer:

                                      This printer does a nice job. It is very portable and easy to use. The on screen instructions are easy to understand.

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                                      • Personal

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