A fortnight ago, i was kindly invited to attend the Epson and Disney #PrintingDory Blogger Event at The Disney Store on Oxford Street. The event was held in a function room above the Disney store and its purpose was for us to get hands-on with the new range of Epson EcoTank printers and celebrate the upcoming release of Finding Dory at cinemas on 29th July 2016.
Upon arrival, we were greeted with drinks and a beautiful brunch of pains au chocolat, croissants and fruit, before sitting down to a short presentation by Neil, a representative from Epson. He explained to us that with two years’ worth of ink included in the box and no hidden costs, Epson’s new EcoTank series of printers break new ground with their ultra-low cost per page and ease of use. Designed for homes, home offices and small offices, these five new printers feature revolutionary refillable ink that does away with the need for ink cartridges and even though they focus on low-cost printing, all five models use Epson’s Micro Piezo technology for clear, sharp and precise printing. To my astonishment, each tank of ink holds the equivalent of 72 cartridges on average and reduces printing costs by 70%.
We were then given a demonstration by Alice from More Than Toast who showed us how to make an origami (or dorygami as Neil called it) whale. She was so down to earth and it was great fun to watch because she didn’t take herself too seriously and highlighted the fact that you don’t have to be Martha Stewart to create fun projects with your kids at home.
After Alice’s demonstration and a delicious spot of lunch, we sat down to partake in a range of fantastic #PrintingDory craft activities, all of which have been specifically created by Epson in partnership with Disney to showcase the capabilities of the EcoTank printers and also help parents keep the little ones entertained over the summer holidays. Research conducted by Epson found that most families over the summer holidays will spend a whopping £1500 on days out and activities, so they’re keen to show that there is just as much fun to be had at home if you use your imagination (& your printer!).
Epson have put together a superb range of easy and fun printable art and crafts activities, all of which can be made at home and with the new Epson EcoTank printers, you seriously don’t need to worry about your ink running out or the costs usually associated with printing. There are so many wonderful ideas to choose from including making your own aquarium, Finding Dory origami figures, photobooth props, collages, pop up cards and more.
It was a great event which really showed how to get creative over the summer holidays. For most parents, the holidays can cost a small fortune but simple arts and crafts can keep the kids occupied for hours and cost very little. This event has really got me excited and I can’t wait to get my EcoTank printer this week to start experimenting over the summer holidays. With this new EcoTank, printing and creativity can once again be fun and cost effective at home. No more negative responses from me!
It was a great event which really showcased the range of EcoTank printers and how we can use them to get creative over the summer holidays. For most parents, the holidays can cost a small fortune but simple arts and crafts can keep the kids occupied for hours and cost very little. Riley and Harry love to do arts and crafts so i know this is an activity that will greatly appeal to them and as we are very kindly being sent an EcoTank printer of our own, i can’t wait to start experimenting.
I’ll be writing another post soon to let you know you how we get on with the Epson EcoTank printer and the #PrintingDory crafts, so stay tuned!