Aperture To PictureMate Personal Photo Lab

by Scott Bourne


For me, it's all about the print. I have been saying that for 30 years. At the end of the day, when you make a print, you start a conversation. The print tells the story. And without a print, it's hard to share the story.

In addition to being one of the oldest methods of creating an archive of a photo negative, prints offer you a way to spread your photographic love to all you encounter. But some photographers have abandoned the print in favor of the web. It's too much trouble or hassle for some folks. Another argument is that prints are too expensive to hand out. Not really.

I just got through running a complete test of the Epson PictureMate PM240, using Aperture as the only software connecting to the printer.


Erik J. Barzeski
2007-02-20 10:38:03
$89? It appears to be about $150. Which, obviously, is still very, very inexpensive.
Scott Bourne
2007-02-20 10:54:26
I paid $89 at Best Buy. Perhaps it was on a special promotion that day.
2007-02-20 13:03:20
I compared all of these little printers and went with the Canon Selphy 720. It's a dye sub printer so the prints are hardy and when you buy a kit of refills you get 100 prints and the cartridge for it. So you GET 100 prints.
2007-02-20 15:32:07
There are three versions of this printer with corresponding price points. This post is about the basic one. More expensive versions add a bigger display and built in printing options, up to built in CD burner for your pictures.
2007-02-22 08:14:25
Scott - with the system managing the color sync, what settings do you have in the "printer settings" dialog box for color? Thanks.
Stephen C.
2007-03-24 18:56:21
just bought an Epson PM240. it's neat, and i found it to be easy to use.

circuit city has them for $119.00 til the end of the month