LONG BEACH, Calif., Nov. 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- In 2015, consumers are expected to take nearly one trillion photos, a record breaking number1, and one that surely skyrockets during the cheerful holiday season. This year, instead of confining those memories to the sub-folders of your computer or smartphone, get creative and transform them into fun holiday crafts and projects. Epson's line of 13-inch desktop photo printers, including the SureColor® P400 and SureColor P600, are designed to easily print and preserve favorite moments in the form of scrapbook pages, gallery wraps, home decor, or even beautiful panoramic prints – from the comfort of the home and in plenty of time to showcase or gift to family and friends.
"The holidays are a time to bring together loved ones and celebrate the year's memories, a time to pass on traditions and tie a bow around the annual family scrapbook or photo album," said Eddie Murphy, marking specialist, Epson Professional Imaging. "SureColor desktop photo printers are ideal at-home DIY crafting solutions to create photographic, lab-quality prints perfect for personalized scrapbook pages or photo-based holiday gift items."
This holiday season, Epson is providing the inspiration for some Do-It-Yourself crafts with three holiday project ideas:
- Scrapbooking: Create custom 12" x 12" scrapbook pages, matting frames, and digital designs at home and take personalizing a family album to the next level. Use photo editing software to create the ideal design to match a page theme and print full bleed output. The perfect color scheme, seasonal icons or abstract look will not only enhance the photos but also bring back memories from the featured experience. Once printed, it's easy to apply photos, stickers, and embellishments to complete the final look. The SureColor P400 creates full bleed 12" x 12" pages ideal for the average sized scrapbook. Visit Off the Beaten Print on the Epson Community for more ideas on creating traditional scrapbook pages, or even leveraging canvas-based scrapbook pages for custom home decor.
- Home Decor: Spruce up those walls with a canvas print. Both the SureColor P400 and SureColor P600 support canvas printing, allowing for photos to become works of art. Print the best family photos, vacation pano shots, or any favorite image on Epson Exhibition Canvas Matte or Satin. Mount the printed canvas on a wooden frame, found at any local craft store, and it becomes a finished piece of art, ready to be showcased or given to a loved one for a truly memorable gift. Learn how in the latest blog installment on Off the Beaten Print.
- Panoramic Printing: Smartphones have taken the panoramic photo world by storm, producing fantastic images that only display as a thin narrow strip when viewed digitally on a screen, but can make for a breathtaking print. Drones are also being used to capture epic images and video from above, ideal for producing outstanding panoramic images. This holiday season make it a resolution to print the outstanding panorama photos living on your smartphone and in the Cloud. The SureColor P400 and P600 can output stunning panoramic prints over 10 feet long, perfect for an eye-catching home decor piece to hang in a hallway, living room or man cave.
About the Epson SureColor P400 & P600
Ideal printing solutions for creating gifts and home decor, the SureColor P400 and P600 leverage the Epson MicroPiezo® AMC™ print head and advanced media handling, including a front-in and front-out paper path, to print borderless photos with exceptional clarity and sharpness up to 13"x19" on a wide variety of glossy, matte and fine art papers. The SureColor P400 uses eight-color Epson UltraChrome® HG2 pigment inks including Red and Orange for deeper reds and true-to-life colors, while dedicated channels for both Matte and Photo Black inks provide deep, rich blacks on matte, fine art and photo papers. The SureColor P600 uses eight-color UltraChrome HD pigment inks with three levels of Black ink for richer blacks and unsurpassed gray balance.
In addition, both printers offer improved roll paper support for breathtaking panoramas over 10 feet long, and custom images can be created and printed directly onto canvas, art boards and CD/DVDs. The SureColor P400 and P600 also offer unparalleled connectivity options, making it easy to print from a home office or studio via USB, Wireless n2 or Ethernet.
The Epson SureColor P400 and P600 are available for purchase now through authorized resellers for $599 (MSRP) and $799 (MSRP) respectively. Through the month of November, $100 (P400) and $250 (P600) mail-in rebates will be available through select resellers.
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1 InfoTrends 2014 Worldwide Image Capture Forecast: http://mylio.com/one-trillion-photos-in-2015/
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