Epson PictureMate PM 260 Inkjet Photo Printer

Color - 37 Second Photo - 5760 x 1440 dpi - USB, PictBridge - PC, Mac - MPN: C11C694201
Product Details
Description
The perfect companion to any digital camera, PictureMate Dash Personal Photo Lab is the ideal choice in portable photo printers. In fact, a PictureMate model has been the number one selling small format printer three years in a row -the personal photo lab that's easy to use at home or on the go. Photos from PictureMate are smudge, scratch, water and fade resistant. No other small-format printer offers such remarkable durability. In fact, PictureMate photos last generations longer than traditional, lab-processed photos. Plus, with vibrant color and crisp detail, every photo is one that you'll be proud to share with family and friends.
Summary
Product Title Epson PictureMate PM 260 Inkjet Photo Printer
Manufacturer Epson
Power Score 4.2 | 9 Reviews
Expert Reviews
Epson PictureMate Dash PM260
3 Star Review  cnet.com - Oct 1, 2007

THE GOOD: Tons of features; fast with 4x6 prints; USB port can be used to connect PictBridge devices, as well as flash drives, hard drives, and even USB CD/DVD burners for printing or transferring images; reasonable per-print costs; large LCD with lots of viewing options; easy to use. THE BAD: Disappointing print quality. THE BOTTOM LINE: The Epson PictureMate Dash printer is impressive in every way except for print quality.

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Epson PictureMate Dash PM260
3.5 Star Review  TopTenREVIEWS.com - Jul 16, 2008

Epson PictureMate Dash PM260 receives an overall TopTenREVIEWS score of 2.64 out of 4.00. It is ranked the #94 inkjet printer of all time. The overall rating represents an intelligent balance of features, value as a function of price to features, and a summary of reviews from a variety of sources. The TopTen REVIEWS' formula gives a picture of important consumer features, market value, and a product's acceptance and track record as it relates to similar products.

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Best Photo Printer
4.5 Star Review  bestcovery.com - Jun 30, 2009

Bestcovery experts have rated the Epson PM 260 PictureMate Dash Photo Printer as a best pick for the Best Photo Printer. Bestcovery's experts recommend the best products and services for a particular need based on extensive research and evaluations. Click below to see Bestcovery's full review of this product.

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Epson PictureMate Dash PM 260 Series
4 Star Review  testseek.com - Nov 4, 2008

Testseek.com has collected 16 expert reviews for Epson PictureMate Dash PM 260 Series and the average expert rating is 83 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use Testseek.com to see all ratings, product awards and conclusions.

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User Reviews
Great Little Printer
4 Star Review     

Strengths: I like the small and lightweight size, portability, and the quality of the photos are outstanding.

Weakness: Haven't found any yet.

Many friends had this printer and I finally broke down and purchased one for myself. The cost per print is reasonable, and is great for scrapbooking projects when you want a copy of a photo but have no idea where is is physically, though you have it in your online library. A few clicks, and there you have it! Great printer and I'm very pleased I purchased one.

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Amazing Printer and Awesome Value
5 Star Review   By member jaev3 - Mar 30, 2008   

Strengths: Easy to use, compact, great picture quality, and VERY fast too. The built-in screen is nice and very big. Set up and printing in about 15 minutes. Print packs can print more than specified.

Weakness: Wished it could pring 5 x 7 (but that's just me - most people are happy with 4 x 6).

This is a super-compact, easy to use, photo-dedicated printer. For it's size, it seems like it'll be able to accept 5 x 7 paper, but it doesn't. Max (only) paper size is 4 x 6. Which is good enough for most people, I think. But I just wish it had an option for both 4 x 6 and 5 x 7 prints. Either way - great printer. Awesome for the price. This is my second Epson photo printer (the other being a PM240), and they both seem to have the same performance in terms of picture quality and speed. Great pictures comes out very fast. Print packs can print more than specified, bringing the cost per print down a bit (~20-30 cents per copy), which I think it very worth it. I would buy again in a heartbeat. Take my review with caution though - I have not had experience with any other photo-dedicated printers, Epsons. But the quality of it made me happy - so no need to look elsewhere for me.

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PictureMate Dash Photo Printer PM260
5 Star Review   By member millnbill - Feb 5, 2008   

Strengths: Easy to use, large LCD screen, excellent photo quality

Very pleased with printer. Found extremely easy to use and exceptional photo quality. Cropping and editing was easy and very fast printing. Menu walks you through all options. Can print more than one photo on 4X6 sheet. Good portability. Would definitely recommend.

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Great, simple printer
4 Star Review   By member dkiwon - Dec 29, 2007   

Strengths: Great photo quality, quick printing, so easy to use, lots of built-in features

Weakness: Price per print is somewhat high

I've had this printer now for a week or so and I bought it for my wife so that she could easily print pictures. We got it home and within 5 minutes we had printed a few photos. The photo quality is great - really hard to tell the difference between those printed at home and those that you would get from a photo lab. The photos came out lightening quick - 30 seconds or so. There are so many features built-in to edit photos - we just used basic cropping, but you can print b&w, sepia, do color correction, sharpening, brightening, etc. It's really amazing how simple to use yet powerful this printer is. It's also very compact and doesn't take up any space at all. Finally, the screen to view photos is relatively large and produces a clear display.

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A Pleasant Surprise
4 Star Review   By member cyndilouwhoo - Nov 28, 2007   

Strengths: Speed, Overall Good Print Quality

Weakness: Notice I didn't say "superb" Print Quality

I bought this printer as a camera companion for my two snap-happy young daughters and frankly I wasn't expecting a lot--but looks can be deceiving--and the Epson Dash delivers in surprising ways. Simple to learn to operate with intuitive controls and one of the most refreshingly clear and simple operations manuals out there, the Dash is a speedy little workhorse that does what it claims-print photos quickly and for the most part very well. Although there is a little more color "bleed" than I would like observed in the finished photos, I have to say the quality is better than some of the more expensive models I have used and I have no hesitancy recommending this for photos on the fly. It even has a handy carrying handle for those myspace marathon sleepovers tweens like to attend. Weighing only 5 pounds it travels easily and well. If you are looking for reliable above average quality in a photo printer, don't turn your nose up at the Epson. It's a pleasant surprise in a boxy little package.

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Product Details
Description
The perfect companion to any digital camera, PictureMate Dash Personal Photo Lab is the ideal choice in portable photo printers. In fact, a PictureMate model has been the number one selling small format printer three years in a row -the personal photo lab that's easy to use at home or on the go. Photos from PictureMate are smudge, scratch, water and fade resistant. No other small-format printer offers such remarkable durability. In fact, PictureMate photos last generations longer than traditional, lab-processed photos. Plus, with vibrant color and crisp detail, every photo is one that you'll be proud to share with family and friends.
Summary
Product Title Epson PictureMate PM 260 Inkjet Photo Printer
Manufacturer Epson
Power Score 4.2 | 9 Reviews
Additional Specifications
Parent Retsku: B000UMRWCC
Expert Reviews
Epson PictureMate Dash PM260
3 Star Review  cnet.com - Oct 1, 2007

THE GOOD: Tons of features; fast with 4x6 prints; USB port can be used to connect PictBridge devices, as well as flash drives, hard drives, and even USB CD/DVD burners for printing or transferring images; reasonable per-print costs; large LCD with lots of viewing options; easy to use. THE BAD: Disappointing print quality. THE BOTTOM LINE: The Epson PictureMate Dash printer is impressive in every way except for print quality.

Read the full review »

Epson PictureMate Dash PM260
3.5 Star Review  TopTenREVIEWS.com - Jul 16, 2008

Epson PictureMate Dash PM260 receives an overall TopTenREVIEWS score of 2.64 out of 4.00. It is ranked the #94 inkjet printer of all time. The overall rating represents an intelligent balance of features, value as a function of price to features, and a summary of reviews from a variety of sources. The TopTen REVIEWS' formula gives a picture of important consumer features, market value, and a product's acceptance and track record as it relates to similar products.

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Best Photo Printer
4.5 Star Review  bestcovery.com - Jun 30, 2009

Bestcovery experts have rated the Epson PM 260 PictureMate Dash Photo Printer as a best pick for the Best Photo Printer. Bestcovery's experts recommend the best products and services for a particular need based on extensive research and evaluations. Click below to see Bestcovery's full review of this product.

Read the full review »

Epson PictureMate Dash PM 260 Series
4 Star Review  testseek.com - Nov 4, 2008

Testseek.com has collected 16 expert reviews for Epson PictureMate Dash PM 260 Series and the average expert rating is 83 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use Testseek.com to see all ratings, product awards and conclusions.

Read the full review »

User Reviews
Great Little Printer
4 Star Review     

Strengths: I like the small and lightweight size, portability, and the quality of the photos are outstanding.

Weakness: Haven't found any yet.

Many friends had this printer and I finally broke down and purchased one for myself. The cost per print is reasonable, and is great for scrapbooking projects when you want a copy of a photo but have no idea where is is physically, though you have it in your online library. A few clicks, and there you have it! Great printer and I'm very pleased I purchased one.

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Amazing Printer and Awesome Value
5 Star Review   By member jaev3 - Mar 30, 2008   

Strengths: Easy to use, compact, great picture quality, and VERY fast too. The built-in screen is nice and very big. Set up and printing in about 15 minutes. Print packs can print more than specified.

Weakness: Wished it could pring 5 x 7 (but that's just me - most people are happy with 4 x 6).

This is a super-compact, easy to use, photo-dedicated printer. For it's size, it seems like it'll be able to accept 5 x 7 paper, but it doesn't. Max (only) paper size is 4 x 6. Which is good enough for most people, I think. But I just wish it had an option for both 4 x 6 and 5 x 7 prints. Either way - great printer. Awesome for the price. This is my second Epson photo printer (the other being a PM240), and they both seem to have the same performance in terms of picture quality and speed. Great pictures comes out very fast. Print packs can print more than specified, bringing the cost per print down a bit (~20-30 cents per copy), which I think it very worth it. I would buy again in a heartbeat. Take my review with caution though - I have not had experience with any other photo-dedicated printers, Epsons. But the quality of it made me happy - so no need to look elsewhere for me.

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PictureMate Dash Photo Printer PM260
5 Star Review   By member millnbill - Feb 5, 2008   

Strengths: Easy to use, large LCD screen, excellent photo quality

Very pleased with printer. Found extremely easy to use and exceptional photo quality. Cropping and editing was easy and very fast printing. Menu walks you through all options. Can print more than one photo on 4X6 sheet. Good portability. Would definitely recommend.

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Great, simple printer
4 Star Review   By member dkiwon - Dec 29, 2007   

Strengths: Great photo quality, quick printing, so easy to use, lots of built-in features

Weakness: Price per print is somewhat high

I've had this printer now for a week or so and I bought it for my wife so that she could easily print pictures. We got it home and within 5 minutes we had printed a few photos. The photo quality is great - really hard to tell the difference between those printed at home and those that you would get from a photo lab. The photos came out lightening quick - 30 seconds or so. There are so many features built-in to edit photos - we just used basic cropping, but you can print b&w, sepia, do color correction, sharpening, brightening, etc. It's really amazing how simple to use yet powerful this printer is. It's also very compact and doesn't take up any space at all. Finally, the screen to view photos is relatively large and produces a clear display.

80% of readers found this review helpful.

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A Pleasant Surprise
4 Star Review   By member cyndilouwhoo - Nov 28, 2007   

Strengths: Speed, Overall Good Print Quality

Weakness: Notice I didn't say "superb" Print Quality

I bought this printer as a camera companion for my two snap-happy young daughters and frankly I wasn't expecting a lot--but looks can be deceiving--and the Epson Dash delivers in surprising ways. Simple to learn to operate with intuitive controls and one of the most refreshingly clear and simple operations manuals out there, the Dash is a speedy little workhorse that does what it claims-print photos quickly and for the most part very well. Although there is a little more color "bleed" than I would like observed in the finished photos, I have to say the quality is better than some of the more expensive models I have used and I have no hesitancy recommending this for photos on the fly. It even has a handy carrying handle for those myspace marathon sleepovers tweens like to attend. Weighing only 5 pounds it travels easily and well. If you are looking for reliable above average quality in a photo printer, don't turn your nose up at the Epson. It's a pleasant surprise in a boxy little package.

100% of readers found this review helpful.

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