Disclosure: Product provided for review.
We all know that the first baby gets all the pictures up in the house and the second baby gets jilted. Forget the third baby, they are lucky you remember their birthday (I’m the third child, believe me, it’s true!) My husband constantly comments on the empty picture frames in the hallway I asked him to hang up last spring so I can fill them with pictures when I get to them. But, between having a toddler in the house, being on the PTA board, hustling to class mom events, working from home, leading a girl scout troop, and managing our household, you can imagine there’s very little time left for picture printing.
When I attended an Epson event a few months ago, I was immediately intrigued by the Epson PictureMate PM-400 Personal Photo Lab. It’s a mini-printer that only prints 3.5 x 5, 4 x 6 and 5 x 7 photos – a perfect size for crafting and framing. I loved it’s portability, measuring at just 9 inches long, perfect for on the go projects like Girl Scout crafts and PTA photo printing for events. While I was testing out the review unit that was sent to me, I decided to finally tackle my empty walls. Now, I have to tell you- I’m a huge photo snob. Please leave your high photo quality and clear printing to the pros. The Epson PictureMate is designed specifically for photos, so they’ve perfected every aspect of home photo printing in this mini unit. You won’t be printing drafts or documents from this printer, and that’s fine because I wouldn’t print my precious memories from my document printer. (Although I’ve come across some amazing document printers that really can do it all and provide high quality photo printing too!)
I turned on the printer, set up the wifi, and had photos from my phone ready to be printed. It took about 2 minutes to set everything up and there was no guesswork involved. This was by far the easiest printer connection ever! After I loaded my paper and snickered to myself that I’m finally getting these walls decorated and my husband’s head may explode trying to figure out when I had time to get this done. Within minutes I had 7 photos printed and ready to be loaded in their frames. SCORE! Every time I pass the hallway and see how crisp and clear these images came out, I feel extremely satisfied with how my photography skills have come along over the years and how a mini printer can provide mighty results. I’m excited to bring the Epson PictureMate along with us to school events for projects as well as Girl Scout crafts.
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