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Epson PM 225 Compact Photo Printer Review

The best option if you want the highest-quality 4" x 6" prints on the fly.

December 08, 2011
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Depth of Blacks

Like its performance in terms of color gamut, the Epson PM 225 has a crazily-good depth of blacks. After retesting the printer a few times, we came up with a DMax of 3.35, which hangs with the best of them. Despite its small size, theEpson PM 225 has one of the best scores here out of every printer we've reviewed so far. More on how we test depth of blacks.

Detail

For a compact printer, the Epson PM 225 does a fair job of handling detail, though there are some disappointing blemishes. Namely, issues with the gradients and sharp edges.

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It seems to handle color gradients fine, with only a bit of oversaturation in the darkest end of each ink.

Like other compacts, the Epson PM 225 doesn't seem to be able to make edges as crisp or clean as it should be, but it does manage to handle its print jobs fairly well when considering how other compacts typically handle it. Still, take a good look at how poorly the angle scan delineates the change between black and white, as it causes problems in other scans.

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Sections

  1. Introduction
  2. Product Tour
  3. Performance
  4. Print Speed
  5. Color Performance
  6. Detail Performance
  7. Usability
  8. Controls
  9. Connectivity
  10. Setup & Software
  11. Inks & Media
  12. HP Photosmart A646 Comparison
  13. HP A536 Comparison
  14. Polaroid Z340 Comparison
  15. Conclusion
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