LONG BEACH, Calif., Nov. 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The holidays have surpassed traditional forms of entertainment and gift-exchange. Driven by the notion of "Do it Yourself" (DIY), the holidays are more creative than ever when it comes to entertaining family and friends and showing loved ones you care. Where previously a holiday movie party or a gift wrapped in standard paper bought at the local drugstore would appease family and friends, nowadays consumers pull out all the stops with custom holiday entertainment and personalized gifting practices. Epson is here to help this holiday season with affordable and intuitive tech solutions and fun DIY holiday projects sure to instill holiday cheer in even the most discerning "Grinch" this season.
"Some of the most memorable experiences and moments during the holiday season aren't about the gifts. Rather, the time spent and effort put into the activities is what is important," said Mike Isgrig, vice president, Consumer Sales and Marketing at Epson America, Inc. "Using a few simple tech items from Epson and a bit of creativity and imagination, you can elevate your holiday parties and festivities to a level beyond expectations."
Holiday DIY Inspiration
Whether you're at home or on-the-go this holiday season, there are a range of technology tools from Epson – the Epson® Home Cinema 1040 projector, Epson Expression® Premium XP-630 Small-in-One® printer and Epson PictureMate® PM-400 Personal Photo Lab – to easily create fun and simple projects to enhance the holidays.
- Winter Wonderland Projected: Transform this year's holiday party into a snowy and inviting winter wonderland. Simply combine an Epson Home Cinema 1040 projector, AtmosCheerFX winter digital decoration kit, and a blank canvas, wall or door. The holiday digital décor possibilities are endless, from backgrounds for holiday get-togethers to house décor beyond the typical holiday light display in your neighborhood. For more ideas on how to use holiday-themed digital decorations, check out the Lighthouse blog.
- Gift Giving with Photo Flair: Personalizing gifts and adding a personal touch is a snap using the new Epson Expression Premium XP-630 Small-in-One printer. Instead of using standard gift tags, opt for cardstock or photo paper to create personalized tags for family and friends. The Expression Premium XP-630 outputs vivid, borderless photos up to 8" x 10" for the DIYer at heart to create tags for a range of gift sizes – from printing photos in various shapes to scanning objects to using photo magnets as tags. For wrapping smaller gifts, the Epson DIY Wrapping Paper Generator offers a selection of holiday images, fonts, colors, and backgrounds to design and print custom gift wrap with personal style. For more photo inspiration, check out the Snapshot blog.
- Holiday Photo Booths a Plenty: Capturing and preserving holiday moments is easier and more affordable than ever. A few simple holiday props, a smart phone and the new PictureMate PM-400 Personal Photo Lab is all that is required to create an instant, at-home holiday photo booth. Using a smart phone and the Epson Connect™1 app, snap and print gorgeous, borderless 4" x 6" and 5" x 7" photos, in as fast as 36 seconds2, on-the-spot directly to the wireless PM-400. The holiday photo booth possibilities are endless, from snowflakes to ornaments to glitter to elf ears, Santa hats and more, you can quickly create a photo booth for your next holiday celebration.
The Home Cinema 1040 ($799.993) is available now through select e-tailers and retailers nationwide and the Epson online store. The Expression Premium XP-630 ($149.99 MSRP) and PictureMate PM-400 ($249.99 MSRP) are available now through select photo specialty, major e-tail and retail stores nationwide. For more information, please visit www.epson.com.
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1Most features require an Internet connection to the printer, as well as an Internet- and/or email-enabled device. For a list of Epson Connect enabled printers and compatible devices and apps, visit www.epson.com/connect.
2Color photo in Default Mode on Premium Photo Paper Glossy measured from start of paper feed. Actual print times will vary based on system configuration, software, and page complexity. For details, visit www.epson.com/printspeed
3 Estimated street price.
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