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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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Ink/Toner

The included ink cartridge of the Epson PM 225 can only handle printing about 10 total prints, so you will be forced to purchase another cartridge in very short order to sate the hungry ink consumption of the PM 225. Though it's common practice to include a small quantity of ink for a compact printer, with the way it's priced the ink is bought at a sum that is higher cost-per-weight than gold. Something's not right here.

 

Ink Photo

Media

Because it is a compact printer, the Epson PM 225 cannot handle any other media than paper 4" wide. It's not unexpected, but a little disappointing if you bought a printer looking for bigger prints on-demand.

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Paper Storage

The load paper tray of the Epson PM 225 seems like it was more of an afterthought in the design process, though it does manage to hold a relatively standard number of sheets in the tray itself. You can expect the printer to handle 20 sheets of paper before it has jamming issues.

 

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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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