Epson PictureMate Charm PM 225 Compact Photo Printer, 4x6" Photos

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About Epson PM 225

The Epson PictureMate Charm PM 225 Compact Photo Printer delivers only 4 x 6" photos with true-to-life skin tones, amazing detail and sharpness at a maximum print resolution of 5760 x 1440dpi. It can print a photo in 37 seconds and photos are dry, scratch and water resistant as soon as they are out of the printer.

The PictureMate Charm uses PictureMate Print Packs that include sheets of either matte or glossy paper and ink. The Charm has a 2.5" LCD display and slots to accommodate most popular memory cards. It has a PictBridge interface so you can print directly from a compatible digital camera. The PictureMate Charm has a built-in carry handle and an optional battery pack is available to enable portability.

Plus, the Charm includes Auto Photo Correction, which adjusts the color and exposure of your photos and there's also red eye correction. The Charm also comes with different layouts and templates, including proof sheets, wallet size, borders and more to add fun and creativity. This versatile printer is a productive tool for beginners, adults, kids, event photographers and even medical and office professionals.

The Epson PM 225 is commonly used for Photos and more.The Epson PM 225 is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Frequent user among others.The Epson PM 225 is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Epson PM 225: Compact, Durable construction, Easy to set up, Easy to use, Fast print time and Reliable

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Compact (11),Easy to set up (11),Easy to use (11),Fast print time (10),Reliable (8),Durable construction (7),Low ink consumption (3)
Best Uses:
Photos (11)
Reviewer Profile:
Frequent user (9),Heavy duty user (3)

Epson PM 225 Features

  • Print your favorite photos, PC-free: Print photos directly from any digital camera
  • Get pro quality photos, fast!: Print vibrant 4" x 6" photos in as fast as 37 seconds
  • Portable printing: Grab the handle and take PictureMate Charm to parties, events, the office, even your vacation getaway!
  • Share prints for generations to come: Smudge, scratch, water and fade resistant prints mean durable photos that last longer than traditional, film-processed photos
  • Get your photos, your way: Print popular photo sizes, black-and-white or sepia
  • Easily edit photos: Remove red eye and more
  • Ready to share: Instant-dry photos make it easy to give pictures to family and friends right away
  • Print in the great outdoors: Operate PictureMate Charm for hours on a single battery charge (with optional rechargeable battery)
  • Print wirelessly: Optional Bluetooth adapter

Epson PM 225 Specifications

Printing Technology
Advanced MicroPiezo, optimized for photo printing
Nozzle Configuration
90 nozzles x 4
Ink Type
4-color dye
Maximum Resolution (dots per inch)
5760 x 1440 dpi
Print Speed
4" x 6" photo in as fast as 37 seconds
Maximum Printable Area
4" x 6" Top/bottom margin 0", Left/right margin 0"
Built-in Memory Card Slots
CompactFlash (Type I and II), Secure Digital (SD), SDHC, MMC, Memory Stick, Microdrive (Type M/H) and xD-Picture Card
Layouts and Templates
8 per page, Wallet size, Proofsheet
Interface and Connectivity
USB connection between printer and PC, USB connection for external CD-R/RW drives, zip drives, PictBridge and USB Direct Print-enabled digital cameras. USB 2.0 connection cable not included
Supported Digital Camera Technologies
Exif Print , reads Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) from digital camera memory cards
Operating Systems
Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP Professional x64, Windows XP, Windows 2000
Mac OS X 10.3.9, 10.4.x, 10.5.x, 10.6.x
Paper Capacity
Input paper tray - 20 sheets of PictureMate photo paper
Safety Approvals
Safety standards UL60950, CSA 22.2 No. 950
RFI FCC part 15 subpart B class B, CSA C108.8 class B
Rated voltage
120 VAC
Rated frequency
50 - 60 Hz
Rated current
0.4 Amp (Max 0.5 Amp)
Power consumption
Approx. 11.5W ISO 10561 (ENERGY STAR compliant), Approx. 3.0 W in Sleep Mode
Storage Dimensions
6.7" x 9.1" x 5.7"
Printing Dimensions
13.5" x 9.1" x 10.5"
7.9 lb
Epson 1 year limited warranty
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Epson PM 225 Reviews

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(based on 111 reviews)


of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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Most Liked Positive Review


Love this machine!!

I'm not too techie but found the start-up guide easy to use. I have made pictures from my memory cards and from my computer. So nice to see and share photos with my family quickly and easily- plus they're excellent quality. We've been having a lot of fun with our PictureMate Charm and are taking it to a graduation party this weekend and expect to print and share a lot of photos!


Most Liked Negative Review


Disappointing project:

The Charm did fine at first, but when it sits for a few months, it needs a whole new (and pricey) toner cartridge. Doesn't seem like a good product for people who like to print every few months.

Reviewed by 111 customers

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Didn't add up...


from Miami, Fl

Printer has excellent print quality l have to give it that. Fast and pretty reliable. My problem is with the ink cartridge. I purchased three Epson brand photo paper and ink packages which were supposed to give me 150 prints for an event I was shooting. Unfortunately these cartridges yielded about 60 photos each leaving me short on pictures and with plenty of paper left over. Cartridges didn't add up to what the packaging stated. Disappointed.....

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Great little photo maker!


from Pitsburgh, Pa

I love the simplicity of it and then it makes what we think are perfect photographs. I linked to my computer as well and what I love the best is that I can make four wallet sized photos from my older pictures as well as new ones from the camera card. One happy consumer here!

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)


Fabulous Photo Printer


from Phila, PA

Excellent printer!!! Love it! Easy to use and the ink cartridge does print 150 + photos. Well worth the money!!!!


Great choice


from Northern MN

I bought it strictly because Consumer Reports liked it, and I found it very easy to set up for memory cards and for computer photos. The instructions only mentioned earlier computers of the model I own, and my email to epson support asking if mine was compatible was answered in less than a day.


Love my PictureMate Charm!


from Las Vegas, NV

It's amazing! Love the quality, speed, ease of use. I find I enjoy it most hooked up to my Mac. I love working directly from it to the printer, so I can choose, print, work on more in Photoshop and print more. My workflow is non-stop now. As a scrapbooker, this is the ultimate tool to take to crops! It's perfect for parties too, as you can pop in flash cards and print on the spot! I'm very happy with it, you will always have the exact about of ink/paper as it is all pre-measured/packaged together. Very pleased, and highly recommend!

(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)


allow lots of time to print!


from Pagosa Springs, CO, USA

I am an event planner and I purchased this printer to use on site at an event where I took a photo of the guests with the host as they came in. My goal was to then print the photos, put them in a paper frame, then have the photos available for them to take home at the end of the night. The description says that it only takes 37 seconds to print per photo but what they don't tell you is there is significant lag time between each print. It took me four hours to print 192 photos, not the two hours I'd been anticipating. The printer is slick and I love it - even the professional photographer at the event was impressed. But if you're expecting your prints to only take 37 seconds from start to finish before the next one starts printing, be aware it will take you double the time you think. Otherwise, it's perfect and I would recommend it.


Grear pictures


from SC

This is my third Picture Mate, second PM225. I use them a lot, until I wear them out. They have always done an excellent job, printing over one hundred pictures at a time. Color is spot on. Speed is fast. Portability is an added bonus. Prints dry fast so I can get them into albums right away for presentation later that same day, no smudging or colors changing. The printer is popular, so the print packs are readily available. My only problem involves the number of pictures I print at one time. After the buffer fills up, my print jobs will slow down whether I use the Epson software or other software. But for normal use, everything should work fine. I strongly recommend this printer.




from TURKEY  -  Heavy Duty User

I have took 15 photos which come with printer with awesome quality, Thank you EPSON,


a disaster


from New York, NY

I thought this would be a single purpose no worry printer for 4 by 6 pictures: it does not connect easily to a mac the bluetooth is proprietary it is not compatible with AirPrint it made this a pointless purchase for me, and it is not clearly defined upfront has not having those capabilities.


What a Charm


from Tyler Texas

At first I was a little disappointed as I thought I had ordered a PM260 which I loved. After I saw this was a charm I started to send it back, but decided to give it a try. Love it as much or even more than the 260. I have 4 grandchildren and am always making pictures and printing them and this does a great job. I have even used it without the computer at birthday parties, etc. to make pictures and give to guests.


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Questions about this item:

Shopper  i'm looking for the paper and ink set for this but can't find it?
TYLER K  One hint is don't look for it in the recommended accessories column without researching what printer they work with. The paper and ink are there but so is the ink and paper for every other Epson printer. Tyler
Shopper  How well did it work? Were you happy with it?
KVA W  This is the best small format picture printer I've owned (home use). It's easy to use. Replacing the ink cartridge is a snap (I did not say cheap). Overall I am very happy with this printer and would buy it again. C
Robert M  How much is the ink and how many pics per cartridge?
LUCAS R  Can't remember price off top of my head but each ink cartridge comes with 100 sheets to print and then you replace after each 100 sheets with new cartridge
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