Epson has upgraded its PictureMate printer with the PictureMate 500. The
10x15cm photo printer offers a colour LCD screen, fast print speeds and an
optional battery for improved portability.

Improvements to the model include a new 2.4in LCD screen and reduced
printing costs - - each print will cost 29p to print and last up to 100
years.

Additionally the printer will offer 6-Colour Epson Hi-gloss inks for
borderless, high-quality, durable photographic output, up to 5760 dpi print
resolution and microscopic droplets of 2.5 pl.

The printer includes slots for SD memory card/MultiMedia Card, Memory Stick,
Compact Flash type I and II, SmartMedia, Secure Digital, MMC, xD and
Microdrive. It will also support PictBridge, USB Direct Print, DPOF and
Print Image Matching

For mobile users there will be an optional Bluetooth adapter for printing
from compatible camera phones or other compatible Bluetooth devices.

The Epson PictureMate 500 will cost £179 when it launches later in the
month.