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Epson PictureMate Charm Photo Printer (C11CA56203) - Epson
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Five Star Reviews:
Best color printer I've ever had
November 4, 2016
The Canon MX922 is by far the best color printer I've ever had:
1. The quality of color prints is fabulous, especially on high-quality photo paper e.g. Kodak Metallic
2. The quality of black and white print is really good too
3. Unlike other printers, ink cartridges can be used until they actually run dry, and not only until the point that warning messages are displayed and the printer refuses to print
4. Scan quality is great too
Down sides? Sometimes it's slow to react but that's often when my computer is tired and needs a reboot. But I use it in my home and not for commercial purposes, so at the price it's really nothing to complain about.
... Wireless Office All-In-One printer very quickly and packaged very nicely. I previously had an "Ink devouring HP All-In-One .
April 5, 2016
I received my Canon PIXMA MX922 Wireless Office All-In-One printer very quickly and packaged very nicely. I previously had an "Ink devouring HP All-In-One printer which had many problems". However, this Canon PIXMA MX922 Wireless Office All-In-One provides all of the services at a affordable cost and has not run out of Ink in over two months, :-). I am just amazed at the quality of picture reproduction, even my family now has the Canon products. The Canon PIXMA MX922 Wireless Office All-In-One works seamlessly with your computer, and wirelessly provides all of the services you will need. All while saving you money for the cost of reproduction and giving BEST quality of any All-In-One printer on the market currently. I highly recommend to everyone who needs an excellent printer, that you purchase the Canon PIXMA MX922 Wireless Office All-In-One and you will be extremely happy you did and save money on each reproduction. I did not receive any benefits for my review of this amazing product, I just wanted everyone to know how great this printer is from Canon.
Great Printer for Everyday Use, Particularly for Photos
November 26, 2015
Like many people I had used HP printers for years. However, i was not happy with the print quality of my photos and I was particularly unhappy with how loud the printer was. When I saw this Canon on sale I decided it was time for a change. It was a great move on my part as this printer delivers all that it advertises and more. The print quality is superb and for an home inkjet printer it is reasonably quiet. It doesn't really disturb me while i'm in the same room and is barely noticeably from anywhere else (my last HP could be heard from 2 rooms away). I haven't done a paper count to see how much ink I'm actually using compared to the company's estimate but the difference from my HP, if there is one, hasn't been noticeable.
The quality of the print is excellent, especially the photos. I don't know how many people still print photos but my wife still loves to have prints to one day eventually put into albums someday in the future and the print quality of the photos from this Canon is superb. I have a hard time distinguishing which ones I printed and which ones were sent out to be printed.
All in all I couldn't be happier with this printer..
A+++++ AWESOME product. Love it!!!
June 7, 2015
This is the most incredible piece of electronic hardware I have ever purchased as far as printers, scanners, and fax machines goes. And I've had plenty of competing brands (Epsom, Brother, HP, etc.). None have ever come close to the absolute sleekness and perfection of the print quality, and it is quite simply the easiest to set up and use, even if it is your first time for an "all in one" piece. My four year old granddaughter could breeze through this with no problem!
I am so very glad I did over an hour and a half, or more, to research and compare all the others out there. At $99, there is simply no comparison. I did buy the "ink4work Set of 20 pack PGI-250XL backup set of cartridges due to the fabulous reviews I read from other Amazon buyers, and although I haven't used any yet, it is a good feeling for $20 to have all of these as backup in case I blast through one or more colors on a specific project. One problem: Canon did not send me the cartridges in the package when I opened it and started following the very simple "fast set up" directions. Bummer! Thank goodness I had already purchased and received the generic backups - I was good to go! I will be calling Canon to let them know that I went through the box and the shipping materials very carefully, thinking maybe I threw them out by accident. No such luck. Hopefully they will make good on sending me what should have come with the unit.
I would recommend this for the novice as well as us who depend on these products to run our businesses from home a vital tool. If I can think of it, I'll update in a couple of months to let you know how it works. Total FIVE STARS. Great price on Amazon.
This is an exceptional piece of technology. Canon has been my first choice for years.
April 28, 2013
That said, I don't try different brands so I can compare them, so I may be biased. My camera equipment is Canon (for many years) and so my last printer was a Canon IP6000, purchased in 2006, for printing 4x6 photos (and documents). It worked great until recently when it suddenly slowed way down, which is what prompted me to go shopping. Naturally I read the reviews for Canon printers (and some other brands) and it appeared that this one was the newest technology and already had favorable reviews, including from people with home businesses.
Now, let's switch gears. My printing needs have diminished over the years as I have become increasingly more digital in document storage, online financial transactions, etc. Basically, if I can do it digitally, then that is the route I take. This includes my photo collection which is stored on my iPad for showing off. :-) I also bought a CanoScan 8600F (flatbed scanner) in 2006, which is still in use.
So, imagine my very pleasant surprise when I discovered the awesome speed and stream-lined functionality of the multi-sheet scanning feature! If one sets up a directory (in the accompanying software utilities) ahead of time, then it's as simple as loading your documents, hitting either start button (black or color) and very quickly a pdf file shows up in the pre-set directory. Did I mention it has an ethernet port and is quickly (and painlessly) recognized on the network once the drivers are installed? I don't like Wi-Fi for home networking, I prefer ethernet (gigabit speed) when ever I can get it, so this port was a big plus for me. All of my computers see and work with the Fax driver, Printer driver and Scanning driver.
Now, let's mention some little things that make this machine great. I never turn it off as it has a low-power state (automatic after a few minutes of inactivity) where everything powers down with only one small, blue light glowing. If I send something to the printer it immediately comes to life, takes a few moments to warm up and (this is cool) the paper output tray *automatically* opens and the extension support flips out! It's the little things that make me smile. :-) Also, if I place one or more documents in the scanner slot (while in low power mode) then it instantly springs to life and takes a few moments to warm up.
Having stated that I print less and less these days, I must say I was impressed with the ink cartridges. They all have small, red LED lights that confirm they are plugged in correctly and in working order! Another smile. :-) Now I don't FAX much these days, but it's nice to know that it is hooked into the "clone" line through my PhonePower VOIP adapter (2 ports) and therefore is available upon demand. Oh, btw, the top lifts up like a flatbed scanner also, so I guess I will be donating the CanoScan 8600F soon.
Final analysis: This machine's capabilities pleasantly exceeded my expectations, even after reading the specs and reviews. It has proven to be fairly equal in functionality to the Xerox multi-function machine at work, but at a fraction of the cost. The only thing it can't do is print 11x17, but that isn't an issue at this time. I will try to get back in a year to report on it's longevity prospects.
UPDATE: I have knocked the rating down to 4 stars because there is no secondary sheet feeder. (My rating for this is actually 4.5 but that choice isn't available). Occasionally I have need to print on 8.5 x 14 (legal). With this unit one must remove the regular paper from the lower (main) paper tray, extend it out (at least they did build that into the unit) and load the 8.5 x 14 paper. I suppose I have been spoiled by top (secondary) sheet feeders on previous printers, so this is a small let-down. I guess I assumed the scanning feeder could be used as a secondary sheet feeder (for printing) but due to the design of the machine it cannot.
UPDATE, 11-24-13: I had occasion to send my sister a letter today (she hates email) so I typed one up and hit the print button. I have not printed anything for several months, and the print cartridges are now 7 months old. My letterhead includes a small photo of a sunset over a local river at the bottom. After hitting the print button the machine woke up, flipped out the print tray, spent a minute doing a self-diagnostics, then printed out my one page in about 7 seconds. Apart from a slight smudge at the top (probably due to inactivity for several months) the letter printed out flawlessly, including the photo. I reprinted the letter and there were no smudges or flaws. Since I have not needed "legal" size paper anymore, I am changing my rating to 5 stars since this machine is doing everything I need it to do.
UPDATE, 05-25-14: I lost my mother on Feb. 1 and inherited her estate. I was forced to move temporarily from WA to KY to liquidate the estate. My first priority was to set up my office so I could deal with the legal, financial and medical accounts and issues. I am also Trustee so there were many Will disbursements to deal with. I did not bring my MX922 from WA, instead I bought a new one once here. After 4 months of scanning, copying, and printing, I can now say I have given this machine a workout, including the printing function. It has performed most excellent. I also needed to buy more ink cartridges and discovered an alternate source (here on Amazon) for cartridges that are: (a) a fraction of the cost of Canon cartridges, (b) still have the same red LED's on them that communicate with the printer and (c) are relatively CLEAR, so one can see how much ink is left. I still cannot comment on photo printing as I am all digital these days when it comes to photography. But I can give this unit 5 stars for being a workhorse in all other areas! I can also say that if one schedules their need for printing envelopes in batches, this unit does that professionally as well.
UPDATE, 08-24-15: Earlier in the year I decided to start creating my own greeting cards (using CorelDraw) and printing out 5x7 photos for b-day gifts to relatives and friends (from PhotoShop). Both machines are still working great, and they produce exceptional photos. There are settings within the Canon print drivers that one can play with to improve the photo quality as well. I can also endorse the much cheaper ink cartridges that I buy from Blake Printing Supply on Amazon. I have gone through 2 sets (10 cartridges in a set) and they work great as well. For those wanting to find them, do a search on Amazon for "MX922 compatible ink cartridges" and look for Blake Printing Supply.
Perfect little printer to document kids - they grow up too fast!
September 22, 2016
I decided to take the plunge and get one of these so I can print photos of my son every few days instead of every few weeks, which was what I'd been doing at the local pharmacy. Before I remember to get more photos sent out to print, he's a whole new kid! I purchased one of the "package defective" units from Amazon Warehouse Deals, and I cannot be happier. Hooked the printer up to my Macbook Air via USB cable (from storage in my basement - not included with package), and I was up and running within minutes. Yes, the ink cart and photo sheets that come with the printer runs out VERY quickly, and they definitely don't let you use the ink until the last drop... but who wants to find out that you're running out of ink by wasting sheets of paper? I have noticed that the ink clogs up if you let the unit sit idle for a few weeks, which isn't a problem for me because I'm printing almost every other day. Also currently using the generic ink carts found on Amazon, and the Kirkland Signature photo paper from Costco (300 sheets per pack, $14), so far so good. I have noticed that photos, especially higher resolution ones, load very slowly via SD card in the reader - I wonder if that's rectified by using a higher speed SD card? Not really applicable to me since I plan on using this printer mostly via USB.
Paid for itself first day out!
April 21, 2016
I purchased this for a cotillion I was shooting at, and it was such a pleasure to use. It is not lightening fast but with the quality you get its amazing. It is fast just not as fast as some out there. Also it prints much faster when printing from a computer. I shot tethered to my MacBook Pro and had an assistant print from Lightroom with no issues.
Handy, versatile and quality 4 X 6 printer.
March 14, 2016
I've had this printer since July of 2010. Beautiful, sharp and well-saturated prints. I am a Mac user and this printer is 100% compatible with Macs, contrary to what other reviewers have said here. NOTE: Use only Epson ink. I tried others and it took 3 - 5 cleanings to clear clogged heads. No problems with Epson ink- besides, colors are more accurate and vivid with the genuine ink. I would recommend printing somethings on it at least once every 3 - 4 weeks. As with any printer, extended non-activity will allow ink in the printer head feed to dry and clog. The 150 sheets of photo paper that come with it is a bit of an overkill. I get about 75 prints from each ink cartridge. Almost 6 years old and prints as beautifully as the day I bought it.. And I'm a picky guy :)
Quality is great and I think better than the color laser printer ...
February 24, 2016
Don't be deceived by it's small size. I've used it for the past two years at my church's photo booth. I've churned out at least 200 pictures. Quality is great and I think better than the color laser printer I used originally. Speed was also negligible because of the manual feed I had to do with my color laser printer. So it's a nice little package for a dedicated photo printer. I don't like how you need to buy a kit that includes both the ink cartridge and the photo paper. The ink always runs out before you run out of paper.
AMAZING QUALITY in a small portable form factor!
August 19, 2015
Do not underestimate this machine, it's amazing. I thought the price tag was mainly for the convenience and portability but I was wrong. I bought two printers: The PictureMate Charm and a Canon MG5620. The Canon is an actual full size all-in-one photo printer. I hooked both up the computer, picked out a family photo, and printed a 4x6 on each. I assumed that the Canon would turn out better, or at least be the same... I was so surprised at the results.The PictureMate Charm was a LOT better than the Canon. The details are sharper, the contrast are better, and the overall lighting is more accurate. The Canon was still amazing and will still pass as being good enough for good quality. But with the picture next to the Charm the Canon lost it's shine. I put the pictures side by side in the light and asked my cousin and sister to compare the two, they both chose the PictureMate Charm photo (without knowing which is which).The one downside with the Charm is the inability to print anything larger than 4x6. If you only want 4x6, want good quality and portability then this is for you. I've tried different quality paper as well and it works with the Charm. It does not have to be their own paper.
Love it but ink runs out FAST!
November 30, 2012
I bought this to do some light scrapbooking and printing. I live in Los Angeles so convenience is EVERYTHING. After printing the first 15 pictures, my machine just told me that I am low on ink and should replace the cartridge. Seems like this is going to be a pricey little en devour but so worth it for my light usage. Quality is ridiculously amazing! The pictures look even better from the ones that come from the photo lab. Very impressive. However, you can't plug your iphone into it with the USB because it wont recognize the pictures. And you can't have the pictures on a flash drive because it will not recognize the pictures. So the only way I found it recognizes images to print is if it is on your SD card. You can just use your SD card to transfer pics from your phone then to you computer then to you SD card and then to the printer. It's not as annoying as it sounds I just wish I could pop my phone into it. Also, if the photo is too big for its printing ability, it will not adjust the size to fit the frame, it just grabs the middle. It will not let you move up or down or left or right to adjust where you want it to print to fit the frame. Again, I just got used to it. I hope this little thing works in the long run!update after a few years: It's been a couple years or more since I used this. It just stopped printing good photos. The images were green and just not okay by any means. HOWEVER, I got it back to working like new! Here are some suggestions:1. Replace the toner. ONLY use the brand name toner, don't get the after market cartridges. You'll have a TON of paper left over after each toner you go through, so just beware I think that's normal from what reviews I've read.2. Go through all the print settings and "clean" it up. I had to press "clean" about 20-25 times before I restored it. So don't give up!!3. Store this in a room temp area. It messes these machines up if they get too hot or cold. For instance don't leave this in the garageHope these tips help! I still love the convenience of having this little machine. Pretty awesome! Worth it!
Four Star Reviews:
Great but no external paper feeder!
April 9, 2017
I had the prior model of this, the 890 series, but after about two years it suddenly stopped printing and the Canon technician said it cannot be fixed. The printer was perfect – it did everything I needed. So I bought this next generation, this MX922. It seems to be identical except for one real bummer: they removed the external paper feeder, which I used all the time. Now you have to dig down and pull the drawer out to add paper or to see what's there. A pain, but doable. Would have given this five stars if they have that external paper feeder.
Great for printing school papers!
April 5, 2017
I've had the printer for a few months now, and it's great! Never had a double-sided printing printer before, but this is so convenient! I use it to print lab reports and powerpoint notes for school constantly. The deep paper tray has me running only to collect my homework, and not to refill the paper again. It connects to laptops by Wifi, and it's so simple to use!
The only thing is sometimes this printer switches trays on the automatic option, and it will say the printer is empty, when it's really just trying to print your full sized document onto photo paper (which I took out of the upper tray because of this). Also, the paper they give you for the bottom tray is essential to keep at the bottom of the paper pile, it helps the printer align, and it doesn't print correctly without it. To me, this printer is a fantastic buy, and even with the quirks, I'd but this one again.
Overall: A Solid Buy at a Fair Price
April 2, 2016
Overall, this is an outstanding product and does exactly what it's supposed to do. You can print directly onto CD's or paper. You can scan, fax, or copy. And you can do it all wirelessly. Trust me, printing from your phone at any time while connected to your home network is an incredible feeling. I have had issues doing this using other printers, but a streamlined process with this one.
I do, however, wish this printer was a little quicker. It really seems to take a while to get going once you've clicked the print button on your device.
Also, you will notice the cost-per-page is higher than average - although the ability to buy separate ink cartridges for each color is a nice benefit, and can help save some money.
So overall, I give this product 4 out of 5 stars! I am very satisfied with this product and will continue to buy from Canon and Amazon as well.
(Included images show album artwork & printed CD using the Canon PIXMA MX922)
A MUST READ REVIEW IF SERIOUSLY IN THE MARKET FOR A GREAT QUALITY ALL-IN-ONE HOME OFFICE PRODUCT
July 1, 2014
This is my first review on any product on Amazon, this review will be on the Canon PIXMA MX922 Wireless Color Photo Printer with Scanner, Copier and Fax. After reading almost 75 reviews this will be focusing on the reviews with 1-2 stars. First to the complaints on the wireless air-print from Ios or Android, if you setup the printer using WPS your phone will never pick up the printer or will appear offline. You have to select WLAN Setup from Menu on the printer then select other setup options on the LCD screen then select standard setup and find your router then select and type in your password then connect. Also you have to make sure your phone is on the same channel, so especially if you have a dual-band router and your phone is on the 5ghz channel and the printer is on the 2.4ghz channel you will also run into problems. So every thing has to be on same channel, phone on 2.4ghz then the printer has to be on 2.4ghz channel then you will have absolutely no problems printing from your phone. Then with the complaints about noise there is a Quit mode selection in the menu when turned on it reduced all printer noise by at least 75%. Now to the ink consumption this printer is one of the best in the simple fact that if one of your cartridges runs out it will continue to print. Also the printer by default will print even all Black and White documents in the color setting because it brings a better quality this can simply be changed in your printer settings in your control panel to Black and White so most regular text documents will use the XXL cartridge which lasts for ever. With this setting changed if the page has color it stills prints in color.Compared to other printers when one cartridge runs out the printer will not continue to print until the ink cartridge is changed. The Canon PIXMA MX922 is one of the best printers I've used regarding ink, as a plus you can buy a color and XXL Black cartridge set from Amazon for a total of $60. As far as the scanner and copier go's it is one of the best I've used on a printer under $200. Have not had a chance to use the Fax so I can't reply in this review on that subject. One of the few downfalls of this printer is the size it really is a rather large printer compared to other all in one printers in it's class so take that into consideration. Photos are absolutely beautiful when used with Cannon Pro Platinum photo paper at 4x6 100 sheets for $20 on Amazon. As far as setup and install program wise it's pretty much standard procedure. I've had the printer for about two weeks now and really I am so impressed for only $99. To those saying about break downs well with the SquareTrade 3-Year Electronics Protection Plan ($75-100) for only $14.20 how can you go wrong? There is another slight downside if you don't have a router or wireless access the printer doesn't come with the USB cable to direct connect, but one can be purchased on Amazon for $5.49 the Mediabridge USB 2.0 - A Male to B Male Cable (10 Feet) - High-Speed with Gold-Plated Connectors - Black. For those people giving this printer 1-2 stars it really is not their fault they are just ignorant to technology. Throwing off people into second guessing in purchasing this amazing piece of home all in one equipment. The auto 35 page duplex is also so time saving and conserves so much on paper consumption. I really hope this review finds people who are interested in purchasing this machine. The VERY few downsides like the USB and shear size is the only reason I didn't give this product a 5 star rating. I hope this review was helpful in letting you disregard the people giving this product 1-2 stars. Thanks for taking the time to read a real review!
Solid printer with great features but a large footprint
March 18, 2013
I always buy the all-in-ones that are able to automatically print duplex and that include a fax since I still need to fax upon occasion. In the past I've had HP, but haven't had great experiences with their printers lately (the last one I had starting failing one month after the 1 year warranty expired. HP said "tough luck" essentially, even though I read that my issues were VERY common with their products. They had no sense of ownership...). So I moved on to Canon.
This model, while shorter than my past printers, has a bigger footprint. My husbands exact remark when I unpacked it was "So I see you decided to go with the small model." Yes, he's a bit sarcastic :) .
What is great about it so far (I haven't played with all the features yet; I'll update as I do that):
1. Unpacking it is relatively easy. It's bulky and a bit heavy, but Canon put it in a bag. So you can lift up the handles and it pulls the printer right out of the box. This is the first time I've seen this. It was so much easier than my printers in the past where I had to smash my hands down in the box, try to get a grip, and then try to coax the printer out of the box.
2. It was very easy to install. The install takes about 14 minutes, but the install program warns you of this. And since all you have to do is wait it's very easy.
3. It has a user guide that comes with the printer. Now don't get too excited - it's not printed. BUT it is added to your system upon installation and the sw that is installed on your system also has links to it online. This is the first time I've actually found it easy to get a user guide since they stopped providing the printed copy in the box. I may actually like it better than the printed copy since it's just a click away. And I'm a person who uses the guide since I like to use advanced features
4. It is bluetooth capable. I find this is the easiest way to print pictures from my phone (even my 6 year old can do it) so this is a plus. Do I wish the bluetooth was built in? Yes. But since I had an extra adapter laying around this wasn't an issue. I plugged in the adapter and it instantly was ready. So easy.
5. It is wi-fi ready and the wi-fi works. This was the first thing to go on my last printer, so working wi-fi makes me happy. We'll see how long it lasts, but I haven't heard of major issues with the Canons so I'm not worried.
6. It is cloud ready. I set it up to connect to Google Cloud Print. And I put that app on my tablets. So now I can easily print from my samsung tablet. The setup was easy to do - I followed the steps in the user guide.
7. The tray that catches the paper can fold up to stay out of the way when you aren't printing. I like this because I've got pets and I hate the thought of fur getting into my printer. And, the best part (and my favorite gee-whiz feature hands down) is that it automatically opens when you send a print job. I l-o-v-e that. It's the little things in life, right? :)
What I'm not so crazy about: The menus and lack of touch screen. Maybe it's because I'm changing brands, but the menus are not as intuitive as I'd like. I find myself referencing the guide more than I'd like to so I can find what I need in the menus. And since it's not touch screen you've got to navigate using a keypad off to the side. I find that cumbersome. But I'm sure I'll get used to both these things as time goes on. Oh, and I wish someone would invent a black printer that didn't show every dust particle. Ooh, a stainless steel printer would be nice; it would then match my kitchen appliances and look quite snazzy in my office.
So far I've set up multiple computers, printed wirelessly, printed via cloud, printed via bluetooth, printed pictures and set up my fax preferences. I haven't scanned or faxed yet, but all the printing has been good quality. It's a bit quieter than my HPs which is nice. And the starter ink that was included seems to be going a long way.
When I get a chance I'll put it through the paces (I WILL try every feature in the guide. I'm just one of those people) and I'll update my review. In the meantime, I definitely recommend the printer for ease of setup and solid performance.
Handy printer with excellent photo quality
April 21, 2016
I love this little printer! I am a scrapbooker and love the ease of home printing. I think the quality is very close if not better than printing at Costco. Only negative thing so far is I was disappointed after I replaced the first ink cartridge there were some green lines on my photos. I cleaned the printer heads and after printing about 10 photos the line dissapered.
Good but also problems with this new printer
August 23, 2015
This printer does print very nice prints. I bought this printer to print pictures of cars as they enter our annual car show. We print them and give the print to our entrants (172 cars this year). This printer was bought to replace an older Epson to be used as a 'back up' for the new Epson printer. All was good for about 60 prints then wet green ink was showing on the back of the prints and the green lawn background was a lot lighter. I cleaned the print nozzel and patterns were still perfect. Thinking it was the ink cartridge I used another new one. It was ok for about 3 or 4 prints and then did the same thing with the new cartridge. My next step was to take the 1st cartridge and use it in the old printer to finish up the 1st photo card prints. All prints were perfect with no green ink. This process let the new printer cool down for about 1/2 hour. When I started up again the same thing happened after a few prints so finished up the printing with the old Epson printer.I don't know if this particular printer was bad or if it is just the printer itself. I hope not because it does make good prints pretty quickly and our entrants love having a photo of their car with them driving it. Also, our trophies for the winners of the various 'classes' are made for them to insert their picture on the trophy.I do have another long time issue with Epson; you can't buy just the print cartridge without the photo paper (500 sheets). One cartridge DOES NOT print 500 prints or even a number close to that. This is such a waste of $$ and you end up with a lot of photo paper.
Beautiful Pictures but...
June 14, 2014
This is the second Picturemate I've purchased and only did so because the memory card I used wasn't compatible with the older version. I have the Samsung Galaxy Smart Camera which uses a micro mini sd card. Reading all of the documentation before purchasing I felt confident that this printer would be compatible with a micro mini sd card using the adapter. Needless to say this was not the case. When I inserted the memory card it took about 15 minutes to load and when it did a message said no photos found. Calling tech support the rep finally said the printer could only be used with a 4G or less micro mini sd card. My card was 64g. I went to several stores to purchase a 4g sd card and all were sold out. At this point I was ready to box this printer up and send back but decided to try a 32g sd card. What did I have to lose?. Low and behold, it worked! I will keep this printer and use the 32g card when I want to print photos. Epson needs to give more information in the documentation and train tech rep to give accurate info.
January 16, 2014
The first photos I printed were very RED! After spending more than an hour trying to figure out what was wrong, I called tech support and had to wait about 20-30 minutes for someone to come on the line. When he did, I had a VERY hard time understanding him. Then after about 30 minutes of cleaning the nozzle heads 3 times, I attempted to print a photo only to be told that I was out of ink! This was a brand new printer!! I had to wait until the next day to go to Staples to buy an ink cartridge. After I put the new cartridge in, it printed beautiful photos. So in the end, I am very pleased with the purchase. However, I was not very happy spending several hours in the beginning and then having to purchase a new cartridge before I could print something out!
Works with Windows 8
January 15, 2014
I was a little nervous to order this product because all the reviews said it wouldn't work with Windows 8. HOWEVER, you can go to the Epson website and type PictureMate Charm 225 into the search box and from there you can find the page that has the driver download for Windows 8. It took less than 5 minutes to download and print my first picture from my computer! The picture quality is far superior to the quality of the HP all-in-one printer we have. I got this primarily to use for scrapbooking purposes, but I can see us using this to print all sorts of photos that would have otherwise remained on our hard drive. We also live 60 miles from the closest photo lab, so this will be a great convenience and cost savings for us. Glad I went ahead and ordered!!
Great printer but irritated that can't buy just the ink cartridges
December 3, 2011
Really like this printer. Replaced an older picture mate with this one and all the new bells and whistles are quite good. Easy to set up, looks great, and very good print quality. Also like the portability. The only thing that is quite irritating is that there is no way to buy Epson ink cartridges for it without buying the paper. I have tons of paper from my previous picturemate and have also purchased the 4x6" paper separately. I really just need some print cartridges and may have to try some aftermarket 'compatible' ones, although the reviews of those are mixed. Anyway, it is stupid to buy paper when I don't need it and I just can't understand why Epson won't sell the print cartridges. If it is still this way when I replace this printer, I probably will shop around for a different model.
Three Star Reviews:
OK printer but uses tons of ink even just for regular, non-photo printing, easy set up
July 4, 2017
Prints fairly slowly; uses a LOT of ink. It is does have a lot of functions but it's gone through an entire set of ink very quickly and I did not use a lot of color printed items and always chose black and white when possible or the ink-saving mode etc.
It is an OK printer. But if you print picture I bet this thing will just suck up the ink like a hog. I only print document and got this for my home for my home office but regretting it with the ink use. I will likely refill or get new ink when it is time, give it another go and see how it does but yeah it's an ink hog.
It also felt a little clumsy unboxin and inserting the paper because there are two drawers but the bottom one doesn't really have a great glide in then in order to set up you HAVE to put photo paper in the little tray above the main tray. Thankfully it came with this set though but was weird. Setting it up and connecting to WiFi etc was a breeze.
Aside from that, it does everything else promised and is a very compact all in one so I can see how tempting it is. I would check out other reviews for this printer or other printers before deciding.
Cannon vs Epson "no hands down here, no winner"
July 1, 2017
This is not really my favorite to use all in one printer at all. Its huge, its heavy and its slow to spool up and the software sucks. My last Canon lasted me years that's why I am back to purchase another. I just want to easely print stuff for the cheap. I don't do a lot photos (or fax) so I really can't comment on a huge difference in quality. I do think my old Epson Artisan had tad better photo print quality and faster spooling. I do a lot of CD printing and I liked Epson CD printing much MUCH better! This Cannon model you have to manually take out the CD print tray and engage the printer software to except the CD tray into the printer then line it up with the arrows on the the tray, poor engineering. The Epson was much easier, just place CD on the tray and print it, nothing to remove line up or replace. The Canon Cd printing software is lacking as well compared to Epson's simplicity. The Canon software included compared to Epson's, Epson wins hands down. The scan software is no where close to the advanced features of the Epson. I will just use my Epson Perfection V370 Color Photo, Image, Film, Negative & Document Scanner with scan-to-cloud & 4800 x 9600 dpi for scanning important pictures etc.But not only is the Epson models known for their ink clogging issues, the model I had (Epson Artisan 700 series) was a 6 cartridge unit. This is another reason why I chose the Canon again. Before I buy a printer I always check aftermarket print cartridges, they are cheap for this Canon model. I purchased 28pcs for only $23.So my conclusion is what good is a printer if it gets clogged up. Tried unclogging the Epson using several methods, without success. now its in the landfill after just a little over a year or two's use and a bunch of new now worthless cartridges. Nothings perfect in ether printer just hope this Canon gives me good service.
Although a bit heavy, it prints well and the ...
June 6, 2016
Although a bit heavy, it prints well and the wireless works cleanly. However, there is one major drawback - there are five print cartridges. There is a large black, three color, and a small black for photos. Although I print exclusively in black and white, the printer insists on using the color cartridges for some unknown reason. They run out quickly, being small, and are expensive to replace. This is an expensive downside - I am always replacing color cartridge that I do not need or use. Further, the printer refuses to print at all when any of the cartridges is empty, forcing you to go replace the cartridge you don't want and don't need. Very irritating and expensive.
Great printer, but short life
November 24, 2014
There are many things to love about this printer. Fast. Good print quality. Easy scanner access. The best wireless support I've ever seen in a printer. Support for Google Cloud Print. Templates, etc.
However, I have had this printer for 20 months (bought in March 2013), and now its alignment is faulty. Text is blurry, and all black is printed "double-struck", exactly as shown in this forum discussion: http://forums.usa.canon.com/t5/Printer-Multifunction-Support/MX922-PGBK-Twisted-Grid-see-pix/m-p/114119 . I worked with Canon technical support, and they say that the printer has to be serviced or replaced. Yeah, that's exactly what I need as I try to print my family Christmas letter.
What is it about inkjet printers such that they die about every two years?
Difficult FAX set up. Phone and answering machine HAVE to be hooked directly into printer.
November 26, 2013
This printer is quite large and takes up a lot of space compared to other printers I have owned. IT is very nice looking, sleek and clean but just is large. The printer is great for quality of printing and speed. It was relatively easy to set up and easy to get working accept for the FAX. The FAX set up is relatively easy to do but the manual that came with the printer was not very thorough. It took some time to discover where to find the FAX set up. After struggling through all the various FAX settings I was able to send a FAX but was not able to receive a FAX. I went to the online Canon support site I discovered this printer needs a very specific phone line arrangement in order for it to receive an incoming FAX signal. After much investigating I discovered I HAVE to attach my phone and answering machine DIRECTLY to our PIxma MX922. They can not stand alone in different rooms or hooked up to different but parallel phone jacks. This is the only printer/FAX that I have owned that REQUIRED my phone base and my answering machine to be hooked up directly into the printer/FAX and not stand alone. All my other printer/FAXES could be hooked up parallel with the phone on one jack and the printer in a different room on another jack. My problem is that my phone system is a base system with several remote phones throughout the house. I have my base and answering machine in our downstairs main floor living area where we spend the majority of our time. In my upstairs home office I have a remote phone that does not need a wall jack plus a phone line that the printer/FAX is hooked up. However, this printer REQUIRES that your main base phone/answering machine HAS to be hooked up directly to the printer. I have two choices........1) move my phone base and answering machine up to my small home office where it will not be convenient for checking phone messages since I do not spend the majority of my time in my home office area. or 2) move my printer down into my main living area so my phone base/answering machine can be hooked up directly to the printer. Neither choice is convenient. I guess I do have a 3rd choice. ......return this printer and get one that does not require phone/ answering machine to be hooked into it to receive a FAX. This part of the design is very poor in my opinion but I will keep the printer because I do love the quality and easy way it works, I just don't want this printer sitting in my living room in order to do the required hookup to my answering machine.
The picture quality isn't as great as my old picturemate
March 25, 2016
It's okay. The picture quality isn't as great as my old picturemate. And the technology on this one can't match the new computers...so I can't print from Window 10 to this printer.
Printed really great pictures for awhile then the quality severely dropped
January 11, 2016
Printed really great pictures for awhile then the quality severely dropped. Photos started to lines through them and I couldn't seem to get rid of it. Tried all the trouble shooting tricks, cleaning print heads etc, but couldn't fix it. Great printer in the beginning though.
Prints great pictures no bluetooth or wireless you can buy an ...
August 18, 2015
Prints great pictures no bluetooth or wireless you can buy an adapter to make it
I ordered a brand new model, this one looks used.
March 23, 2015
I ordered a brand new model, this one looks used. If I knew it would have been a used model I would have gotten a refurbished one. I paid full price for a referb.
Good pictures for the price but Epson has been discontinuing ...
September 17, 2014
Good pictures for the price but Epson has been discontinuing the add on accessories like the Bluetooth printing dongle and carrying case and the interface could be better designed for easier use.
picture mate charm
October 19, 2011
small package, seems to do pretty well so far. big test coming next month. bought it for one reason, Christmas pictures. big event. may be printing 200-400 pictures in just a few hours. if it works, i got my moneys worth, if not, i will be updating my review. first ink cartridge did not make it through all the prints that came with it. other reviews stated the same. hope it makes it through the 150 pack ink/paper cartridge that i purchased. well, the first paper/cartridge that came with it went fast. the next 2 of 150 sheets did not print all prints. one only printed about 129 the other about 135. ran out of ink on both. print pack comes with 150 sheets, but not enough ink to print them. all of these were at a Christmas function, pictures of kids with Santa! what did print, looked good! will use the printer more, just want more ink!
Two Star Reviews:
Decent print quality, but archaic design and poor wireless connectivity
September 3, 2017
Got this on sale but you'd be better off with another model. I would not buy this is I had it to do over.
1. Performs lots of functions; still has dial-up fax capabilities if you need that. Also has scanner bed and functions as standard printer.
2. Relatively low profile - not small, but not too tall and will fit in a space with less clearance than a lot of the HP's with tall paper feeders.
3. Quite good printing quality - both standard letter and photo, though can be very slow. Cannot see a significant difference between this and the MG7720, which uses six inks.
4. Two separate paper trays - the top one is much smaller than the bottom, but the top one can be dedicated for example for 4x6 or 5x7 photo paper. Larger bottom tray is intended for standard letter-sized or similar paper.
5. Has multiple connection options - can connect printer via Ethernet, USB, or Wireless; has traditional phone line connection for fax
6. Ink is easy to replace and the cartridges have red lights which blink when low, though you can't see them unless you access the ink bay.
1. No touch screen. Menu is accessed through a physical button pad to toggle and select functions. Probably not a big deal for some, but can really slow things down a bit for some functions.
2. Lower paper tray is small compared to some competitors and at the very bottom of the printer, so any obstacle, if you have a lip on your table, etc might make it difficult to slide open.
3. Doesn't respond or print nearly as fast as the MG7720, though speeds in the specs are similar. MUCH slower than the M7720 for photos. Makes a lot of noise and is idle much of the time during a print job, even with a very strong Orbi network nearby. This is the only one of my six printers that exhibits this behavior, and my HP printer in the same room is much faster.
4. Relatively large footprint and fairly heavy.
5. Maintaining wireless connectivity is an issue....if printer is not used for a day or so, it disconnects from the network and has to be power-cycled to resume connectivity. Extremely annoying, and something my HP printers do not do. Apparently it is a widespread issue and often discussed in tech forums. Canon seems to like to blame the router, but the issue is clearly with the printer and it's the client's responsibility to sustain a connection to the network. Cannot find anything in the settings to prevent this.
6. Sucks ink - but then, so do most inkjet printers. Canon ink replacement cartridges are quite expensive, one complete replacement set is almost as expensive as the printer itself was. This printer uses five separate inks.
Hope Springs Eternal...
April 19, 2017
Four tries over the course of the past six months, and it finally seems as if I have received a Canon MX922 printer that works properly. I say 'seems' because I haven't put this one through its paces yet. I've printed some Word documents and test picture prints on 8.5”-by-11” copy paper and everything's all right. That's more than I can say for MX922s numbers one, two, and three.
But there's an awful lot this printer is supposed to do, from operating wirelessly to scanning and copying and faxing, as well as providing a bunch of fancy-schmancy applications for preparing and executing the manufacture and storage of your photos. I had no luck using these functions with my three previous model MX922s. For one thing, the setup is so complex and time-consuming (two manuals [online and very inconvenient], 170 or so pages collectively, if memory serves) that I haven't availed myself of most of the MX922's features this go-round.
So my evaluation of the machine is a guarded 'ok', until I delve into some of the other tasks it claims to perform.
But the inconvenience of having to return three MX922s, let alone having to spend a good deal of time working in conjunction with Canon's service people by phone is, right there, enough to dissuade me from trying this model again should the present printer go on the fritz. The fact that I finally came into possession of a functioning unit – so far, within very narrow limits – has led me to add a second twinkler to my rating of this product. If it fails within the next year or so, you can be sure I'll remove a star.
By the way, the MX922 is the approximate size and weight of a battleship, which should render it somewhat cumbersome and space-consuming in many a home office.
Not a bit sorry to go back to Canon...update: Well, now I am a little sorry I have THIS Canon printer. 2nd update: shopping.
October 7, 2016
2nd update: The paper handling of this printer is the worst I have ever had, no matter the brand. It thinks there is no paper when there is an inch of paper, or a 1/2 inch, or cardstock, or photo paper. It will print the second sheet in the feeder after successfully printing the first sheet over and over in testing. It wastes checks, photo paper, cardstock, ink, and time. Don't waste your money. I have had this since 2016 and I'm finished. Shopping. And now Canon-shy. When it works as expected, it works great, thus the 2 stars I left.
Update: I reduced this printer by 2 stars after using it for several months for these reasons:
1. It will not print on cardstock. Not the heavy stuff, but the plain old, everyday card stock that every printer I have ever owned handled like a dream. At best, I can get 2 pages before the first jam. After that, it is constant jamming (which means nothing fed at all, because there is also no jam). I have to take every file from this job to my other job to print on cardstock.
2. I have to arm wrestle the paper drawer to get it to open about 60% of the time. Seriously, it is a BATTLE. The rest of the time, it is easy, but that is less than half the time.
3. I really miss the manual feed tray I have had on all past printers. Sometimes, I just want to print a small job on different paper (or cardstock), but it is not a feature of this printer and I REALLY miss it.
Other than that, I have no issues with it. It's simple to change the ink. It prints very nicely - in fact, I just printed up 100 wedding invitations and they are perfect.
Bought this (which was number 1 best seller) to replace ny much older Canon PIXMA which ...
July 25, 2016
Bought this (which was number 1 best seller) to replace ny much older Canon PIXMA which died suddenly. This works great, does everything it's supposed to do and supports airprint which the old one didn't . Only 4 stars because it takes a long time to power up and get ready, and printing is quite slow. Other than that, it's great.
Reduced to two stars. I don't need to print much but when I do, I want the printer to just work.
Landed up buying a plain black/white laser printer for most of my normal printing and keep this for color only.
The problems with this printer are ink and connection....
Ink - always an issue with black - mostly too light, even when tank is full, even with a new ink cartridge. Endless adjusting and wasted paper.
Cleaning or Deep cleaning takes time and burns ink.
Connection - it has Ethernet, USB and Wifi, but only one of them can be setup and used (either Ethernet or WIfi) for network mode. Wifi is slow and I feel like some data is missed, which makes the output useless. I land up using USB more than networked mode, which defeats the purpose because wifi mode is needed for tablets without usb
I'VE NEVER EXPERIENCED THE FURY OF HELL, until now.
March 2, 2015
I bought this printer because it was able to scan, copy, fax, print, etc. I usually have good experiences with Canon products, but I can't say that with this printer AT ALL.
1) This is my main issue - the printer does a LOT of thinking. From the moment you turn it on and ask it to print, it decides to make a bunch of noises for 10-15 minutes while it's "thinking" then it finally prints out your items. But when it finally does print, it does it fairly quickly... It's just that the process up to the actual printing takes so long that you have boiled over in anger and impatience and are doing everything thing you can not to toss the hell-forsaken thing across the room! And GOD FORBID you press the cancel button in the middle of printing because then the printer gets pissed at you for interrupting it's "mojo" and decides to do even more "thinking" for then next 15 minutes while a message on the screen says to "please wait momentarily" which is a load of crap because it NEVER RESOLVES. You end up turning the printer off and once again, withholding all anger from smashing the thing to pieces.
2) You can't scan and print. You can only scan and save (to USB, to email, to computer). I wish I could just scan it and it would print a copy right then and there. Now I have to save it to the USB, take it to be laptop then have it printed from there. It's ridiculous!
One day it just decided that it wouldn't accept commands from my computer anymore. Even when I plugged a cord DIRECTLY into the printer from my computer, it still refuses to acknowledge any commands to print. I felt the hulk boiling up inside of me. Man, it took everything I had to not take a sledge hammer to the printer.
Luckily it's still under warranty and I'm SENDING IT BACK. I had less problems with my little $20 HP printer. So be forewarned! If you want to save yourself money in anger management therapy and have no desire to feel anger like the hulk, I would stay clear of this printer.
You've been warned.
... used this model printer for many years and really like its quality
April 29, 2017
I have used this model printer for many years and really like its quality. My printer was getting to the point that couldn't produce perfect picture anymore. Apparently the was discontinued, so I search and bought this used one. But the prints coming out from it have "lines" on them even after cleaning the heads many times. I guess used one is used one. But I'd not put it one sale if I know it's not that good anymore.
Great for 4x6 prints, but don't let it sit for too long.
October 11, 2015
So far so good! It has nothing on my Canon Pro 100, but it differently does a great job for fast 4x6 prints.Changing my 5-star review. I found out the hard way that if it sits for a couple of months it needs to have the print heads cleaned... I am on my 12th cleaning cycle and the yellow and blue are still having issues. I ran about 300 photos through this for Christmas and if this is all I get for the price it is NOT worth it.
I used this printer for 7 months and now is broken!
January 28, 2014
That was a very good printer and I hope can stay longer that way. You should say that you can only print 1000 pictures on it and then buy a new one. I'm so disappointed.
Typical use yields 50 prints out of pack of 150
June 18, 2013
Elegant design and easy installation. Unfortunately ink is not sold separately, and a print package with 150 sheets will only yield 50 before the ink cartridge is completed.I have gone through three print packages and here is my typical experience:Plug in new cartridge. Need 4 cleanings to get satisfactory print quality. Print about 50 pictures out of a pack of 150. Go three weeks without printing. Then need 4 cleanings to get print heads working again. Get 10 more prints before the printer halts all printing.There are no print quality settings to try to stretch the cartridge, either.I understand Epson will refund you $0.35 per unused page that you return (provided you have the sales receipt, which is fortunately quite doable with an Amazon purchase).http://www.epson.com/cgi-bin/Store/PictureMate/pmguarantee.jspThis is helpful, although selling solo print cartridges would be more helpful, and selling cartridges that accommodate the necessary cleaning cycles (or designing the device so that repeated cleaning cycles are not needed) would be best.I'm disappointed with my overall experience with this printer and will probably sell it in the next month and go back to sending out for prints.
Great!... At first.
June 6, 2013
This printer was awesome when i first purchased it. But as time went on i realized it was not such a great deal.i read another review here that echoed my sentiments. The first print pack i purchased the ink lasted as long as the paper. After that,the ink runs out long before the paper.and of coarse Epsom won't sell the ink separately.no,no, that would be too consumer friendly.You almost have to run the printer daily to make sure the jets don't clog and heads don't get dirty.you end up using half of each cartridge just to clean the print heads. So, in closing : " let the buyer beware".
not cost effective
February 15, 2013
The printer works great, beautiful pictures, but very disappointed in the cost of printing the pictures, I can go to any picture kiosk and get my pictures for a tenth of the cost of printing them at home.
One Star Reviews:
Not printing all words in a line of text....
November 13, 2016
I purchased this printer to replace a Canon Pixma that was destroyed in the flooding in Louisiana earlier this year. I have never been so disappointed in a product. I decided to hook this up directly to my laptop using a usb cable, so no worry about dropping wi-fi connection etc. The usb cable is brand new also. Every time I printed something, words were missing. Test page printed out perfectly. Head alignment was fine. I tried printing different emails and documents. Same thing, words or sometimes strings of words were missing. Didn't matter if I printed in color or black & white. I don't have time to keep messing with this to get it to work. I'm returning the printer.
This is a great printer . . . until you get a paper jam; then it's a great paper weight!!!
October 22, 2016
I wish I could give this atrocity of a printer 0 stars. I've had my share of run-ins with printers over the last couple of decades or so, and plenty of paper jams along the way. Most resolved within minutes. One especially tricky jam took me 30 minutes, a pair of tweezers, and loads of patience, but I got it working again.
What I've never had is a printer that completely stops working because of a simple paper jam!
I've owned this printer for about 4 months when I had a paper jam last week. I turned off the printer, removed the stuck piece of paper, canceled the print job, and turned the printer back on . . . and got the Support Code of Death: 6000.
Since then I have literally spent hours, HOURS, of my life trying to fix this issue. I have read all the detailed instructions on the canon support website, followed them, with a flashlight I might add, all to no avail. I've combed numerous websites, repeatedly done a hard reset while also restarting my computer, and nothing, NOTHING has worked.
This seems to be, in part, because there's no easy way to access the feed rollers from above. Every other printer I've ever owned has allowed you to pop it open so that you have complete access to the feed rollers. This almost always allows easy removal of any stuck pieces of paper. This printer does not allow for that. You can access the feed rollers from the bottom by removal of the paper trays (just make sure you don't accidentally cause a spring to fall out cause getting it back in is a nightmare) which is of limited usefulness, or, you have to try to cram your hand into a small opening in the front of the printer. Utter stupidity in design.
This may be one of the reasons why this brand of printer has been plagued by just such problems for many years. It's a fact of life that everything has to break down eventually, I mean, entropy, it's not just a buzzword! But I think we can all agree that a printer should last for more than four months and that a simple, routine paper jam should not be enough to cause it's untimely death.
Also, for those of you who might be inclined to think I'm too simple to understand how to fix such a basic problem, my husband, who is a lead software engineer with almost 20 years of experience in industry (and I know, software is not the same as hardware, but it's a printer, and he's very familiar with those) ended up being "What the %#%*$#%&&!!!!" because he couldn't figure it out either. What I'm saying is this: if two reasonably intelligent mammals who know how to properly frame their internet queries and follow instructions can't, after many hours, get this thing working again, it's probably not worth the time, effort, or your hard earned money.
You get what you pay for!
April 3, 2016
Horrible Printer. I purchased one and while the biggest issues were connectivity and waiting time to print it worked fine. I moved and it didn't function at all when I arrived at my second home. So I bought another one. I had the same issues with the amount of time it takes between the time you hit print button and the time that it printed document. However the second printer function for only four days and then it stopped working altogether. The same conductivity issues I experience with the first especially the second one however it appeared to be fatal to the printer. So now I am moving towards Epson printers to see what will be in store for me. The reason for one star is because of the conductivity issues as well as the time it takes to run a document. Additionally it is because the printer itself so delicate that any type of jarring/handling (like the print tray automatically opening up), will cause it not to function well.
The most frustrating device I've ever had the displeasure of owning
November 24, 2015
It would be difficult for me to hate any equipment more than I hate this printer. I had been using an older Canon dedicated photo printer, which was GREAT. But when my XP finally gave out and I had to get a new computer, my old printer would not work with V8.1, so I got this one. It has so many options that it it is far from intuitive to use. Once you figure it out, it takes FOREVER to print anything! The quality of the print is probably fine, but it is just so exasperating to get to that point. (For example, to print a 4x6 color photo, it took 2-1/2 minutes of this printer grinding away just to prepare to print, and then it took 50 seconds for the 4x6 to actually print. It took 2:32 to print an 8.5x11 photo which did not even cover the whole page. Ridiculous!) I have a much better Epson scanner and am thinking of getting a dedicated Epson photo printer. Even if it costs hundreds of dollars more, it might be worth it to bypass the frustration of using this thing. I'm also still annoyed with Canon for not offering some kind of upgrade so I could keep using my old printer.
Dead after purchasing Funerary 19, 2014
April 28, 2014
Yes the printer displayed the dreaded "6000" error code after purchasing the printer to replace another Canon Printer MX870 that lasted about seven years and this one only lasted from February 19, 2014 to April 19, 2014 wow. I also see that others printer only lasted about the same time four months and broke for some strange reason. I contacted Canon and got "iYogi’s support services" and after installing software on my pc to allow the support person access to my pc to diagnose the printer error 6000 code, he was unable to repair or give any reason for the error and asked if I had purchased the Amazon service warranty and after checking my order from Amazon I did not. So now do I purchase another Canon or HP like the support person suggested and after reviewing the HP6600 here at Amazon it appears to be more problematic than the Canon. Which way do I go?
Not a happy camper.
February 19, 2017
Be ware when you purchase this product. Not every camera can be plugged in via the USB port. Camera must be compatible with pictbridge. My memory card from my camera will not work either. I try to use a scan disc hat my memory cards fits and it's not compatible either. Go it for Christmas and cannot even use it. Not a happy camper.
This photo printer must be old because I have some ...
January 19, 2017
This photo printer must be old because I have some HD micro sd cards and it would not accept them. I sent the printer back. Not worth it.
Be sure to read about wifi before purchasing!
August 31, 2016
It was not clear in the description that it would not work via wifi from an iPhone. Purchase the wifi adaptor and it still won't work. For the price it should be a simple connection. Bought the competitor printer and it was working wirelessly 5 minutes out of the box!
We aren't a big photobooth company so it's not like I worked these printers to death but they have ...
April 4, 2016
I've had two of these printers for only 1 year and they both crapped out. I used them for our photobooth. We aren't a big photobooth company so it's not like I worked these printers to death but they have given us nothing but problems. And now 1 year later I feel like I wasted $150 each on them.
Not for use with I-phones
January 29, 2014
Do not be misled by the box description which states that this product is compatible with "all mobile devices." It does not work with an iPhone. I called the customer "technical" support number and was connected with an agent in the Phillippines who had to look up this information before he confirmed what I already knew. You would think that they would know immediately whether their product was compatible with the most popular phone on the planet, however, I received zero help from this company and was put on indefinite hold. I called back and got the same response, which was no response, no explanation, no remedy and no apology. Do not buy Epsom products.
Will return this
February 16, 2013
Bought this the other day. Tried printing a few pictures and discovered that it won't take cards bigger than 4 Gig. Don't have anything that small anymore. All of mine are 16 gig or bigger. Also no way to brighten or darken an image other than a few crude presets. Don't want to plug it into the computer.Since I wrote the review have tried using a 16Gig and a 32Gig SDHD cards. They both worked fine. So some cards may be fine, others not. Epson tech support told me that nothing over 4 Gig would work. Guess that don't know what they're talking about.
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1 year limited warranty with instantexchange program plus 1 year toll-free tech support
Standard, one-year, limited warranty in the U.S. and Canada including Epson Exchange program. Extended warranties available beyond one year.
AirPrint: Print wirelessly and effortlessly from your compatible iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch- no drivers needed!
Fully-Integrated, 35-sheet Duplex Auto Document Feeder: Easily copy, scan and fax multiple documents without having to load them one page at a time
Built-In Auto Duplex Printing: Automatically print on both sides of the page without the hassle of turning it over manually
Compatible with Individual/Combo CLI-251 XL Ink Tanks (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black) & PGI-250 XL Or PGI-255 XXL Pigment Black Ink Tanks. Only Replace The Ink That Runs Out!
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