Epson PM 225 Compact Photo Printer Review
The best option if you want the highest-quality 4" x 6" prints on the fly.
Costing almost twice as much as the Epson PM 225, the A536 lags in every category but usability. If you only care about making 4 x 6 prints, the Epson PM 225 wins hands-down, but the HP A536 allows you much more flexibility in portability, media, and print source.
Even with a custom profile, the HP A536 only sniffs the Epson PM 225's color accuracy performance, but still can't match it. You'll notice a theme in the raw performance comparisons here.
While neither printer impresses in terms of detail, the Epson PM 225 does a better job recreating fine lines and color gradients better than the A536 does, so again, the Epson PM 225 is the better pick from a performance standpoint.
With a dMax score of 2.11, the HP A536 is not even on the same plane of performance as the Epson PM 225, which has an astoundingly good depth of blacks measure.
Color Gamut Comparison
The Epson PM 225 has an absolutely huge color gamut as well, measuring in at 76.58% of the Adobe RGB color gamut. The HP A536 has a respectable color gamut, but looks bad in comparison to that of the Epson PM 225.
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