Epson PM 200 Printer Review
The Epson PictureMate Pal PM 200 combines the convenience of printing your own photos with extreme portability. In fact, it can print photos from almost anywhere, as long as there is a plug available. Print speed is fairly fast, and Epson PM 200 ink is affordable. Printer ink and paper are also sold together.
The Epson PM 200 inkjet unit has a compact design that resembles a portable boom box and even includes a handle for extra portability. The unit measures 6 inches by 8.5 inches by 5.7 inches and weighs only 6 pounds, making it easy to take with you. The device is designed to be totally self-contained, without the need for a computer. For this reason, it should be appealing to buyers who just want to print photos quickly and easily. Perhaps its biggest downside is that it only prints the 4x6 format, but quality is excellent, and the process is very simple.
Epson PictureMate Pal ink cartridges have a capacity of 100 sheets. While this seems small, it is interesting to note that Epson packages 100 sheets of paper along with the Epson PM 200 ink cartridge, making it easy to replace both at the same time. Printer ink is reasonably-priced and an affordable solution.
In their review of the Epson PM 200, CNET praised its fast speeds, its memory card slots, its 2 inch color LCD screen and the inexpensive price of Epson PictureMate Pal ink. They disliked its lack of a battery and its limited editing capabilities.
Overall, the Epson PM 200 inkjet unit should make an easy and affordable printing solution for casual users. Its portability is impressive, while still delivering quality prints. Economical ink costs keep its cost of ownership low.