I am super excited because I finally gave in and treated myself to the purchase of the gold Instax SP-2. I have been eying it for quite a while, but was discouraged when the price jumped up $50 to $199. Since then, the price has come down to $169 on Amazon...so I thought, what the heck! I am so thrilled with it. I though I would demonstrate a comparison with the Epson PictureMate I usually use.
The picture on the left was printed using the Epson PictureMate PM225 and the photo on the right was printed using the Instax SP-2. As you can see, there definitely is a difference in the quality. The PictureMate photo printed with vibrant colors and there was also greater detail. The Instax photo is a bit lighter and somewhat washed out which is typical of Polaroid-type photos. Despite the difference, I am still quite impressed with its quality and it is perfect for its intended use - scrapbooking. I am really satisfied with my purchase and love that it also has the capability to print with Real Time information.