February 2, 2007, Newsletter Issue #24: Epson Offers Feature-Packed Portable Printer

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The PictureMate is Epson's latest entry in the portable photo printer market, and this little Epson photo printer has everything a portable needs including a very convenient handle.

The PictureMate uses Epson's six-ink system, so it provides better color than most much bigger four-ink desktop models. And though it's not a speed-printing champ, the Deluxe model can turn out a 4 x 6 print in about 75 seconds.

Epson claims the highest resolution in its class up to 5760 x 1440 dpi (dots per inch). And lab tests indicate the prints will resist fading up to 100 years when properly displayed behind lass twice that in an album.

The PictureMate produces true 4 x 6 borderless prints no perforated paper to mess with. And you can print directly from eight different types of memory card including SmartMedia. Adapters are available for mini-SD cards and Sony's MemoryStick Pro and Pro Duo.

The PictureMate is PictBridge compatible, and even prints from Bluetooth-enabled devices. The Deluxe model comes with a 2.4 LCD viewer and a half-dozen other added features.

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