Epson PM 300 Printer Review
Taking the idea of a portable inkjet photo printer one step further, the Epson PictureMate Show PM 300 combines all the features of previous models with the ability to double as a digital photo frame. It has fast print speeds and excellent print quality, and Epson PM 300 toner is affordable enough to make it an economical choice.
The most striking feature of the Epson PM 300 inkjet is its gorgeous 7" screen. The screen handles previewing and editing, acting as the menu system for the machine, and as the digital frame when showing off photos. While this might seem a strange combination, it makes more sense than buying both products separately and puts the large screen to good use when not being used as a printer. There are many ways to get files into the machine, including a USB port that can connect hard drives, PictBridge cameras and other devices and memory card slots.
Epson PM 300 ink cartridges are very affordable, making it a low-cost solution. With a 100-sheet capacity, Epson PictureMate Show ink cartridges are usually bundled with 100 sheets of photo paper for a quick and easy replacement of both items at once. Buyers can also purchase third-party compatible Epson PictureMate Show ink, which will help lower costs even more.
Macworld reviewed the Epson PM 300 and gave it a 4 out of 5 rating. They liked its photo quality, the integrated digital frame and the low cost of printer ink. They found that its screen seemed large for previewing and editing but small as a digital frame and its ability to print only on 4x6 paper to be a little limiting.
Overall, the Epson PictureMate Show is an interesting concept. Combining its two elements will probably appeal to many buyers, while others may see it as an unnecessary gimmick. In any case, printer ink is very affordable, and print speed and quality are excellent.