Product Review: Epson PictureMate PM-520 Photo Printer

Product Review: Epson PictureMate PM-520 Photo Printer

Why to print a photo? This is the first question that pops into our minds when we think of printing a photo. We all have smartphones in our pockets which can click ultra-clear pictures and can also store millions of pictures that you can share with anybody around the world with just a single click. But the printed photos still have a charm and we can never get bored of keeping a collection of the best pictures of ourselves, family, friends, and relatives.

So to help you with that, Epson has brought a portable and easy-to-use photo printer. We got this Epson PictureMate PM-520 Photo Printer for review to check its performance and all the functions that it brings along. Check it now.

Design and Portability

Epson PM-520 is an extremely compact and portable printer with a weight of just 2.3 Kg. It comes with a handle with which you can easily carry it anywhere with you. Also, the printer comes equipped with an in-built rechargeable battery which gives good backup. So you can print the photos anywhere, and anytime.

As far as design is concerned, the printer has an input tray at the top and an output tray at the front that can be folded inwards when not in use. The printer also comes with a control panel which is given near input tray, you can flip the panel when the printer is not in use. The control panel has a 2.7-inch LCD screen and some buttons like power, menu, navigation and etc.

SD Card slot is also given on the front on side along with a USB port for wired connectivity. There are two LED lights given on the front left side that indicates the charging and on/off status of the printer. While the rear side of the printer has a charging port and an additional port for connecting the printer cable.


Epson PictureMate PM-520 Photo Printer has quite good connectivity options including wired and wireless. The printer can be connected to other devices via USB cable which allows you to take out the prints easily. On the other hand, this printer has a Wi-Fi feature and also supports Wi-Fi direct option for hassle free printing.

You can also install Epson iPrint application on your smartphone with which you can monitor the cartridge and battery status as well. This photo printer can only handle the papers with minimum size of 3.5 x 5 inches and a maximum size of 5 x 7 inches. It cannot handle A4 size papers.

Print Outputs

The PM-520 printer can print nice looking high quality pictures and exposes colours exactly same to the source. If you choose the picture with very high quality resolution, then you will have to wait a little bit (30-40 seconds) and the print output will be worth waiting.

The input tray can handle 50 sheets of A5 plain papers while 20 sheets of glossy papers can be inserted into the input tray. Ultimately, it is one of the best photo printer to print your favourite pictures on the go.


·       Print speed is around 36 secs

·       Print 5760dpi resolution pictures

·       Rechargeable battery

·       Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi, Epson Connect

·       Lightweight and portable


·       Low cartridge ink as it can print only 160 photos on single cartridge

DT Verdict

After using Epson PictureMate PM-520 Printer, we came to the conclusion that this printer is very useful while you are away from your place and urgently need to print a picture. So, this printer is a great option for personal and professional use. The printer enables you to photograph your special moments anywhere anytime. With a wireless connectivity facility, this lightweight device is hassle-free to carry and easy to handle. It is available at Amazon and Epson websites; you can purchase it from there. We give a thumbs up to this device.

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