Epson Launches PictureMate PM245

Epson recently launched its newest mini photo printer – the Epson PictureMate PM245. It is a portable compact 4 x 6-inch format photo printer that allows users to enjoy cost savings and good print quality at the same time. 

In addition to 4 x 6-inch photos, the mobile photo printer also allows users to customise special prints like their ID or passport photos with a click of a button. It also delivers prints with excellent speed – it takes 37 seconds to produce a 4 x 6-inch photo. 

Mr. S M Ram Prasad, Deputy General Manager – Consumer Products, Epson India commented, “It is designed to suit home users or print-for-pay users who require portability and high performance at the same time.” 

The Epson PictureMate PM245’s print head employs Epson’s proprietary Micro Piezo inkjet printing technology which features Variable-Sized Droplet Technology (VSDT) that achieves a maximum print resolution of 5760 x 1440 dpi, and a 1.5 picolitre minimum ink droplet size for smooth image gradations.

PM245’s Custom-ID function allows users to easily customise various ID and passport or visa photo sizes without using a PC. It allows users to duplicate multiple copies of the same image onto a   4 x 6-inch photo paper and print according to the sizes required. 

The Epson picture pack (four colour ink set) costs Rs. 1,400 per pack, and prints up to 150 pages of 4 x 6-inch photograph; resulting in a cost of Rs. 8-9 for each 4R size photograph. Epson Claria Photographic inks are smudge, water and fade-resistant, allowing photographs to be preserved up to 200 years. 

Users can print directly from their memory card through the built-in slots or connect their digital camera directly using the printer’s PictBridge USB port, while viewing them from the 2.5-inch LCD screen on the PictureMate.

With its compact size, carrying handle and the optional rechargeable battery pack, the Epson PictureMate PM245 makes it possible for users to use the printer anywhere, and at anytime without needing to plug it to a power source.