Epson PM 225 Compact Photo Printer Review
The best option if you want the highest-quality 4" x 6" prints on the fly.
Much like other, more complicated printers, the Epson PM 225 can handle alternate print profiles, which can greatly increase the overall color accuracy. RIght out of the box, though, the Epson PM 225 doesn't do too badly in terms of color accuracy if you're not looking for professional-grade photos. More on how we test color accuracy.
Compared to its closest competition, the Epson PM 225 is very closely matched by the HP 646, and that's about it. Both perform very well reproducing accurate colors with their native color profiles, as well as with rebuilt ones.
NOTE: Because of the way computer monitors reproduce colors, the images above may not match the results used for evaluating color accuracy. The chart should be used to judge the relative color shift, not the exact printed colors.
One of the most eye-opening things about testing the newest compact printers is just how well they do with their color gamut. The Epson PM 225 is king here, rivaling the bigger, badder, R3000 in its gamut range, sitting at a crazy-wide 76.58%. This is almost unheard of, even for professional photo printers. To confirm that this was an accurate result, we re-tested this again twice, each time with the same result. This is a printer with a gargantuan color gamut. More on how we test color gamut.
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