Epson Announces Their New Color Inkjet Picturemate – PM520


Epson, a world leader in digital imaging and printing solutions has announced the launch of PictureMate PM520, an upgraded and improved version of the super successful photo printer, PictureMate PM245. The PictureMate PM520 offers borderless photo printing up to 5×7” & printing with border up to A5 size.


The product is perfect for small photo studios as well as tourist photographers looking for instant prints due to its portability, and fills in the requirement of printing 4×6, 5×7 & A5 prints. The product is wireless and supports WiFi and WiFi direct along with other Epson connect features. The printer consists of a 2.7” LCD screen and supports connectivity with an SD Card. The new printer comes with an optional battery and a warranty of 1 year or 13,000 prints (whichever comes first).

Epson entered the instant photo printing market a decade ago with PictureMate PM100 which was mainly targeted towards home/personal use. The product quickly became popular amongst small photo studios and tourist photographers. The acceptance was understandable given that printing of passport photos and colour photos were not done in-house by the photo studios but were instead done in labs and then sent back to the photo studios. With the introduction of the PictureMate printer from Epson, photo studios could print photos in-house which reduced the output time to deliver the final product to the customer. This difference lead to a vast increase in business for photo studios. Even when it came to instant photos at tourist locations, various products were tried & were not up to the mark when it came to quality of pictures produced. PictureMate brought in superb quality of prints with ease of maintenance & low cost of print. The market for instant photos at tourist spots flourished rapidly thereby creating a livelihood for a huge number of people.

Industries have evolved and become fast paced. Photo studios are interested in servicing their customers faster. Even at tourist locations, customers want instant printouts of their photos rather than coming back at a later time to receive the final photo print out. Considering the requirement of the market for instant photo printouts, the PM520 is a rugged, compact and portable printer that can be used by photo studios and photographers at tourist locations for instant photo printouts.

Commenting on the launch, Mr. Siva Kumar, General Manager, Inkjet Printers said “We are excited to announce the launch of our new PictureMate printer – PM 520. We have recognised the need for an upgrade from PM245 in the market, and through PM 520, we aim to fulfil the requirement for printing 4×6, 5×7 & A5 outputs in studios & tourist locations while keeping the product handy & compact”.

The PM520 costs Rs 19,999 while the refill cartridge costs Rs 1,429. The PictureMate printer from Epson is the most preferred product in the photography market. The brand, Epson is known for its high quality, efficient products that are used by millions of users around the world.

Key Specifications

Printing Technology
Maximum Print Resolution: 5,760 x 1,440 dpi (with Variable-Sized Droplet Technology)
Control Panel: 2.7″ Colour LCD
Print Speed
Photo Default: Approx. 36 sec per photo (Borderless)
Paper Handling
Number of Paper Trays: 1
Standard Paper Input Capacity: 50 sheets, A5 Plain paper (75 gsm)
20 sheets, Premium Glossy Photo Paper
Output Capacity: 20 sheets, A5 Plain Paper
20 sheets, Premium Glossy Photo Paper
Maximum Paper Size: 136 x 420 mm
Paper sizes: A5, A6, 9 x 13 cm (3.5 x 5 in), 10 x 15 cm (4 x 6 in), 13 x 18 cm (5 x 7 in), 16:9 wide size
Envelopes: #10, DL, C6
Standard: USB 2.0
Network: Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct
Card Slot / USB Host Function
Type of Direct Printing: Card Slots
Supported Memory Cards: SD
Mobile and Cloud Solutions
Epson Connect Features: Epson iPrint, Epson Email Print, Remote Print Driver
Other Mobile Solutions: Apple AirPrint, Google Cloud Print, Mopria Print Service
Supported OS and Applications
Supported OS: Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8 / 8.1 / 10
Mac OS X 10.6.8 or later
Dimensions and Weight
Dimensions (W x D x H): 265 x 196 x 137 mm
Weight: 2.3kg


Epson is a global technology leader dedicated to connecting people, things and information with its original efficient, compact and precision technologies. With a line-up that ranges from inkjet printers and digital printing systems to 3LCD projectors, smart glasses, sensing systems and industrial robots, the company is focused on driving innovations and exceeding customer expectations in inkjet, visual communications, wearables and robotics.

Led by the Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation, the Epson Group comprises more than 67,000 employees in 90 companies around the world, and is proud of its contributions to the communities in which it operates and its ongoing efforts to reduce environmental impacts.

Epson India Pvt. Ltd. was incorporated in the year 2000. Epson products address the needs of homes, businesses and commercial enterprises as also those of consumers with specialized needs in India. With a commitment to providing products and services that surpass people’s expectations, Epson India today has an enviable reputation for quality and value. Headquartered in Bangalore, the company markets and supports Epson Inkjet Printers, Inkjet All-in-Ones, Point of Sale Printers, 3LCD Projectors, Scanners, Large Format Printers, Robots and Dot-Matrix Printers. In all of these categories, Epson is either the No. 1 or No. 2 brand in India, and growing fast.

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