The PictureMate Flash has the same body as the PictureMate Snap, but it’s somewhat higher due to the bottom-mounted CD burner. The burner adds another 1.3 pounds, bringing the total carrying weight to 6.6 pounds. The Epson PictureMate Flash is the pinnacle of the company’s range of personal photo lab products. Despite this, the PictureMate Flash is virtually the same as the Epson PictureMate Snap, with the inclusion of a CD-R/RW burner. You can quickly backup the contents of a memory card using the burner. Insert a memory card into one of the device’s built-in slots, then hit the Save button. Insert a blank CD into the slot-loading burner when requested. You have the option of backing up the whole contents of a memory card or selecting which images to burn. When you insert a CD and hit OK, the burn will begin automatically, and the CD will eject when it is finished. You may also print photographs from a CD: insert a CD, pick the CD drive as the photo source, then proceed as you would with a memory card or other flash storage device. While the burn is taking place, the machine will ask if you want to print a CD index. If this option is chosen, the printer will print a sheet of thumbnails depicting the burnt photos on 4×6-inch photo paper. Each page has 56 thumbnails, plus room for a handwritten message. Even dotted lines are printed by the printer to aid in cutting to fit inside a jewel case. Aside from convenience, is the CD burner truly worth the additional price? The simple answer is no if you want to use the printer mostly at home and already have a CD burner. Saving the contents of a memory card to a computer before burning is an extra step, but it’s not a big deal. Even if you want to transport the photo lab, we can’t see paying more for the burner. Because memory card capacities have improved considerably, relatively few individuals would need to use a burner to empty a memory card.
Download Epson PictureMate Flash PM 280 Manual PDF (Installation Guide)
The following manuals contain all the instruction and tutorials on using your printer, from the beginning to the advanced.
*Match the Epson PictureMate Flash PM 280 manual based on the operating system you are using, because each installation on a different OS also has a different manual.
User Guide is usually used for learning the operations, maintenance, troubleshooting tips, and some useful tutorial on how to use the features of your Epson PictureMate Flash PM 280 printer. While Setup Guide is made for the installation of the printer before using it.