Epson PictureMate

last year and because that printer sells for the same price (~$200), looks very similar and offers many of the same features as the PictureMate it makes for a good comparison product. The PictureMate is a good choice for today's digital camera users that only need to make 4 x 6-inch size prints. If you want to make larger prints then look at the larger photo inkjet printers from Canon, HP or Epson -- the PictureMate is strictly a 4 x 6" size printer. It's small and very portable, it even has a carrying handle built right in to prove that it was designed to be portable. The only thing the PhotoMate lacks to make it a "perfect" standalone printer is a color preview LCD. The PictureMate's pigment inks offer the same print longevity as a dye sub type printer as well as smudge and water resistant qualities. It's easy to use and produces excellent, lab quality photo prints in about two minutes, with or without a computer.