Epson PictureMate Show Review

by Sarah Meyer Reads (11,025)
Editor's Rating

Ratings Breakdown (1-10)

    • Service & Support
    • 6
    • Print Quality
    • 9
    • Design / Ease of Use
    • 8
    • Performance / Print Speed
    • 8
    • Features
    • 8
    • Operational Costs
    • 7
    • Total Score:
    • 7.67
    • Rating 1 to 10, top score 10


  • Pros

    • Excellent photo quality
    • 7-inch photo frame
    • Goodprint speeds
  • Cons

    • High initial cost
    • Limited print media (up to 4x6 prints)

Quick Take

The PictureMate Show could make a great gift for the young and old alike, who love to view, display and share photos.

Sincethe Epson PictureMate Showwasannounced during the holiday season, weve been interested in seeing the Epson PictureMate Show compact photo printer up close due to a large 7-inch widescreen that doubles as a digital photo frame.

The question is can a digital photo frame on a dedicated photo printer entice a market that leans toward multifunction devices? Read our full review and find out now!


The Epson PictureMate Show is one of two compact photo printers that Epson offers on their site (the other is the Epson PictureMate Charm) and both printers share a similar design: all white exterior and a compact, boxy build.

The PictureMate Shows approximate dimensions are 9 x 8 x 6 inches when in non-use; the dimensions expand when in print mode or when the frame is tilted. The maximum space the Show requires is about 9 x 13 x 8 inches.

Because the PictureMate Show is compact dedicated photo printer, there isnt an overload of features and devices. On the top of the printer, users will find the 20-sheet 4×6 paper slot and handle.

On the right side of the Show, users will find the built-in card reader and PictBridge/USB port. The PictureMate Show is compatible with the following media: CompactFlash (Type I and II), SD, SDHC, MMC, Memory Stick, Microdrive and xD-Picture Card (Type M/H).

The 7-inch adjustable photo frame catches the eye immediately on the front of the printer while the paper output and a small Epson logo at the bottom go unnoticed. The 16:9 WVGA display is controlled using a small remote included in the original packaging.

While the PictureMate Shows size and dye sub cartridge makes it super portable, the printer does need to be plugged into an electrical outlet to work. There is no battery option for the PictureMate Show. Youll find the power adapter and USB 2.0 port on the back of the Show. Epson does not provide a USB cable in the original packaging.

The 4-color dye cartridge is installed on the back of the PictureMate Show by opening a small panel on the bottom and pulling the release lever (labeled lock).

Want to see the PictureMate Shows display and slideshow? Or see it print? Check out our hands-on video now!



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