Sunday, August 21, 2016

Epson Turns Summer Memories Into Priceless Keepsakes.

Epson Expression Printers Turns Summer Memories into Priceless Keepsakes

Summer Vacation Photos Become Personalized Souvenirs with
Expression Small-in-One Printers and Creative Print App

LONG BEACH, Calif. – July 12, 2016 – Each year, Americans make over 650 million long-distance trips between Memorial Day and Labor Day1. Whether a trip to the mountains, an outdoor music festival or relaxing sea-side escape, summer vacations are captured by photos then shared with family and friends on social media. But too often they get lost in crowded newsfeeds. Instead of letting those incredible summer memories fade into the cloud, print them to create meaningful keepsakes that will be treasured for years to come. Epson® Expression® Home and Premium Small-in-One® printers make it easy to create do-it-yourself (DIY) photo souvenirs to commemorate those special summer memories. Plus, with the enhanced Epson Creative Print App, users can print directly from Facebook as well as create and print collages with favorite Instagram photos.

“Summer vacations are an enjoyable time for family and friends without the distraction of home,” said Monika Dees, senior product marketing manager, Consumer Ink Jets, Epson America, Inc. “These trips often turn into long lasting memories, and the photos we take to capture special moments need to last as well. Whether printing photos for a frame, scrapbook or gift, Expression Home and Premium printers, such as the XP-430 and XP-830, are ideal creativity tools to help create beautifully printed, tangible family memories for years to come.”

Looking for a unique way to showcase the best family photos? Spark creativity with these personalized photo décor ideas:

·        DIY Photo Coasters: Print vacation photos and create coasters that will last for years. With 4” x 4” ceramic tiles, 4” x 4” printed photos and easy-to-find craft supplies, it’s easy to turn travel photos into souvenirs for home décor or memorable family gifts.

·        Summer Memory Wreath: Whether displayed at home or created as a gift, a memory wreath is a great way to showcase your favorite vacation photos. Start with an 18” grapevine wreath, dark floral wire, Epson Premium Glossy photo paper and 24 2” x 3” picture frames. Print out your best photographs and place in frames after removing easels. Use wire to attach each frame to wreath.

About the Epson Creative Print App

Epson’s Creative Print app offers a seamless solution to create, preserve and share Instagram and Facebook pictures in the form of long-lasting, high-quality photos. The Creative Print app is currently available for free download from Google Play and on the App Store. For a list of compatible Epson printers, visit 

About the Epson Expression Home and Premium Small-in-Ones

The compact, easy-to-use Expression Home XP-430 ($99.00 MSRP) leverages instant-dry DURABrite four-color CMYK inks for smudge, fade and water resistant prints, and makes everyday printing a breeze. The Expression Premium series including the Expression Premium XP-630 ($149.00 MSRP) and XP-830 ($199.00 MSRP), leverages a Claria® Premium five-ink system to deliver superior quality, borderless prints up to 8”x10” and documents with sharp text.

Expression Small-in-Ones offer auto two-sided printing to save paper as well as easy-to-use creative tools for printing photos and projects. Designed as complete wireless solutions, the printers feature built-in Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™ n1 and Wi-Fi Direct™ for network-free printing, as well as a variety of solutions to print from iPhone, iPad, Android, smartphones and tablets2 at home or on the go. Plus, enjoy PC-free printing3 with built-in memory card slots. Epson Expression Premium printers also feature USB ports for added convenience.  Plus, print on specialty paper3, a variety of sizes of photo paper and CDs/DVDs with dedicated input trays. The XP-830 also includes an auto-extend and retract output tray so prints don’t end up on the floor when printing remotely.

About Epson

Epson is a global technology leader dedicated to connecting people, things and information with its original efficient, compact and precision technologies. With a lineup 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 America, Inc., based in Long Beach, Calif., is Epson’s regional headquarters for the U.S., Canada, and Latin America. 

My Thoughts:

Epson was kind enough to send me one of their fantastic printers, the Epson Expression Home XP-430 Small-in-One® Printer for this review. This quality product is easy to use, user friendly, fast, and affordable. I loved how easy it was to set up and use. The screen itself can be navigated using the back and fourth buttons. All I had to do was put in my WiFi password and it immediately was ready for use for anything that needed to printed via the internet. What I also loved was that the printer came with two cords. One for hooking the printer up to the wall and one to hook directly up to your laptop. You can also print photos directly from you Smartphone or tablet.  

Epson also included all the ink needed as well! I was very impressed with that since ink is usually what people worry about when it comes to printers. Epson has always made their ink affordable however! That's one thing I love about their products, along with the lasting power and fantastic performance. 

A few other great pluses in this product include a SD card reader right in the front of the printer. You can scan and make copies as well. The size of the printer overall is not too large, so it won't take up too much space. It is also pretty light weight! For those that love Facebook, there is an option to scan photos to there or to cloud. Quality features such as red eye removal and photo restoration are available as well. Very unique additions for a product so affordable! The only additional thing I do wish was included was a paper manual. Other than that, this was an incredible addition to my home! We're a family that loves photography. 

Overall, I was extremely impressed by the quality of performance and photos received! I would recommend this to anyone who is looking for a new printer! Thank you Epson for the ability to try this out!  

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