DPNow.comâ€™s Ian Burley writes, â€œThe Epson PictureMate 290 is a very capable 6×4 printer that produces very good quality prints quickly and cheaply. It’s specifically aimed at customers who either prefer not to use a PC for picture archiving or who may not have a PC at all and if you fall in to that category we can heartily recommend the PM 290.â€
However, the inclusion of the optical drive almost doubles the price, so if you don’t need this facility, we encourage you to consider the PM 260 model instead.â€
The PictureMate 290 is a $200 portable photo printer that can print a 4×6 photo in just 37 seconds. It also features a good-sized 3.6-inch color screen for previewing photos.