Pros Super Fast, Prints off USB Flash Drives and all Memory Cards, Vibrant Color, Reasonably priced prints
Cons Expensive optional battery for full portability.
Summary I cannot believe CNET's reviewer criticized the print quality of this printer. After researching compact photo printers for the past few months, I decided to go with the Dash based on an in-store demo of picture quality.
I must say that this is the best new gadget I have purchased in a long time and is a great new companion to my new Nikon D40 camera.
The print quality I have been getting from this compact unit is better than most labs and stores...and is truluy amazing. The replacement ink and paper (150 Sheets and Enough ink to print on all) runs about $34 or approx $.23 per print. Epson also guarantees that the ink cartridge will last the entire run of total sheets included in the pack.
I highly recommend this printer to anyone looking to run off amazing prints at home without having to run back and forth to the store.
"Very Happy"on by pmbrady
Pros Speed, Picture Quality
Cons Limited picture size (4x6)
Summary Have read Cnet's reviews and don't quite
understand the outcome. I agree with other
users and am very happy with picture quality
and print speed. For my needs this is an
My pics (both color and b&w) are as good as
my commercial pics from my local store. Will
move up to bigger format but will alway have
the Dash for quick prints. I too plan on
getting the battery.... nice touch.
Pros Wonderful prints! Fast and alot of features!
Cons Cannot buy seperate ink cartridges!
Summary I bought the HP Photosmart A626 because the PC magazine reviews rated it high but needless to say I returned it because the print quality was terrible. The pictures were nowhere near true to color so I exchanged my printer for the Epson Picturemate Dash PM260 and I must say I love it! I compared the prints to the HP and the Epson's were brighter,more vibrant, sharper and truer to the original color than the HP. I highly recommend this printer!!
Pros Great pictures! Lots of layouts.
Cons Can't do 5x7
Summary I'm an epson girl by history but this printer really is awesome. Very "lunchbox" in appearance. Love the speed that it prints and that the pics come out so great. I had to buy an adapter bc I use memory stick pro duo. I also plan to but the battery so I can take this to my scrapbooking crops. It's a very reasonable price for the printer and refills. I'm glad I waited to get the dash instead of the snap bc the bigger the viewing screen the better.
Pros Reasonably priced supplies and adequate picture quality for the ordinary user.
Cons Defective product that the manufacturer won't even CONSIDER standing behind.
Summary I bought this printer for light occasional use. I've printed 60 pictures and didn't even come close to using up the 200 printer pack I bought with it in a 20 month span and the paper feed has failed. I contacted Epson for some assistance with the repairs and they refused to consider assistance for the product beyond the twelve month warranty. Unbelievable!