New Epson PictureMate Charm brings professional grade photo printing to your home

Epson just announced the latest addition to their lineup of photo printers. The new PictureMate Charm is a compact photo printer with built in card readers and a 2.5″ LCD display.

Photos made on the PictureMate Charm are smudge, scratch, water and fade resistant and come out of the printer completely dry. According to Epson, the Charm can print pictures that will last over 200 years in dark storage.

Photos are printed in 5760×1440 dpi, which means they’ll be extremely sharp. The printer accepts photos stored on Compact Flash, SD, SDHC, MMC, xD and Memory Stick cards. An optional Bluetooth adapter allows for wireless printing. If you need printing on the road, you can even add a rechargeable battery pack and carrying case.

Of course, printing photos at home does come with a price, the printer itself costs $149.99, and the average price per print is 26 cents. Print packs for the PictureMate Charm include ink and 100 or 150 sheets of paper.

The PictureMate Charm will be available from the Epson online store on October 20th.