Epson's just kicked out another in the PictureMate series, and if you're into home printing of family memories, you'll probably want to take heed. The PictureMate Show is a compact printer of super high quality (5,760 x 1,440) 4 x 6-inch photos in about 37 seconds. It also doubles as a photo frame, with the 7-inch, WVGA tilt display on the front of the unit. Anyone who's spent any considerable time with a printer at home trying to print photos knows that the main concerns are always speed and quality of the final product, so it's nice to see that Epson's got its priorities straight here. You can grab up the PictureMate Show now for $299 -- and the full press release is after the break.
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Print and Display Your Images With Epson PictureMate Show,
the Ultimate Two-in-One Digital Frame and Compact Photo Printer

LONG BEACH, Calif., Dec. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ --

Today Epson announced a breakthrough in the compact photo printer market with the introduction of PictureMate® Show, the ultimate two-in-one digital photo frame and 4" x 6" photo printer. Designed for the photo enthusiast, PictureMate Show is a versatile hybrid that offers consumers one convenient solution for displaying, sharing and printing better-than-lab-quality photos in the convenience of their homes all year round. Boasting a seven-inch, 16:9 tilt digital photo display with 800 x 480 dpi WVGA resolution, PictureMate Show makes an incredible display of your favorite photos. It also offers 12 unique and entertaining slideshow formats for digital images, as well as a remote control to conveniently view and display photos in your home or office. Combined with the best quality 4" x 6" photo printer, it offers the highest maximum print resolution in its class (5760 x 1440 dpi) to produce beautiful photos with incredible detail and true-to-life skin tones in as fast as 37 seconds(1).

"Perfect for everyone in the family, Epson's PictureMate Show combines the best in design and performance while offering a unique way to instantly print and share cherished memories," said Stacey Tieu, associate product manager, Consumer Ink Jets, Epson America Inc. "PictureMate Show is not only an exceptional gift to give this holiday season, but also a great product to have year round because nothing on the market compares in terms of quality, speed, reliability, and value.

This convenient, portable printer makes it easy to instantly print and share photos at parties, special events or family gatherings." Additional Features and Benefits of PictureMate Show:

• Offers a large 270 MB internal memory to automatically store hundreds of photos, run slideshows and reprint images any time
• Prints from all popular memory cards via built-in card slots(2), USB thumb drives, PictBridge® devices, and PDAs or digital cameras with optional Bluetooth® adapter(3)
• Delivers durable, smudge, scratch, and water resistant photos that resist fading up to 96 years under glass and over 200 years in dark album storage - up to four times longer than traditional, film processed photos(4
• Prints custom sizes from 0.3" x 0.3" to 4" x 6", great for passport photos, filling unusual frame sizes, photo key chains, photo bracelets and more • Offers versatility with various layouts and color effects, such as classic borders or borderless options, mini-wallet, wallet, and 4" x 6", as well as black and white, sepia, or color
• Get perfect prints every time with easy and convenient photo editing features, including Auto Photo Correction that automatically adjusts photos for optimum color and balance, cropping capabilities, red-eye removal, and more
• Delivers affordable prints on glossy and matte paper with Epson's PictureMate Print Packs, which include ink and either 150 sheets of 4" x 6" glossy paper or 100 sheets of 4" x 6" matte paper

Pricing and Availability PictureMate Show ($299.99*) is currently available through a variety of online retail stores and Epson's retail site. For more information, please see the PictureMate Show fact sheet or visit www.mypicturemate.com.

About Epson America Inc.

Epson America Inc. is the U.S. affiliate of Seiko Epson Corporation and a leading provider of digital imaging products that exceed the vision of its customers. The company's extensive range of printers, scanners and 3LCD projectors are renowned for their high quality, functionality, compactness, and energy efficiency. The Seiko Epson organization is proud of its ongoing contributions to the global environment and for the second year in a row is part of the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index, an indicator for leading companies in economic, environmental and social criteria. (1) Color photo without a PC in borderless layout measured from start of paper feed. Actual print time will vary based on system configuration, software, and page complexity. See www.epson.com/printspeed for details. (2) Prints from CompactFlash® (Type I/II), Secure Digital (SD(TM)), SDHC,(TM) MMC, xD-Picture Card(TM) (Type M/H), Microdrive® and Memory Stick®. (3) Bluetooth adapter sold separately; please visit www.MyPictureMate.com for ordering information. (4) Based on accelerated testing of prints displayed under glass in indoor display conditions. Actual print stability will vary according to media, printed image, display conditions, light intensity, temperature, humidity and atmospheric conditions. Epson does not guarantee the longevity of prints. For maximum print life, display all prints under glass or UV filter or properly store them. * Estimated street price

SOURCE Epson America Inc.

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