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The Christmas and holiday season is chock full of all sorts of pretty and festive greeting cards, invitations, wrapping paper, party invitations and more! Most of us think we have to go out and spend a ton of money to get great quality photo paper type products, but really all you need is the Epson Artisan 835 All-in-One Printer. The Epson 835 can help make your entire holiday season easier and more memorable, right at home.
Imagination Meets Innovation.
Unsurpassed in image quality and preferred over all competitors by consumers, the Artisan 835 has a smart 7.8″ touch panel and the world’s fastest 4″ x 6″ photo print speeds, making it easy to let your creativity soar. Built to keep up with your busy life, this powerful performer prints Ultra Hi-Definition 4″ x 6″ photos in as fast as 10 seconds without sacrificing quality. And, it’s also fast for everyday projects, with ISO print speeds of 9.5 ISO ppm (black) and 9 ISO ppm (color).
With image quality that is number one and preferred to competitive models, the world’s fastest 4”x6” photo print speeds, and a smart 7.8” touch panel, the Artisan 835 is a high-performance all-in-one that’s designed to help today’s families do it all. Print, scan and access memory card slots from any room in the house3 with convenient Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™ n wireless networking and built-in Ethernet networking. Quickly copy, fax and scan stacks of originals using the Automatic Document Feeder or print directly from an Apple® iPhone or other mobile devices5. The Artisan 835 also makes it easy to create brilliant photo books, greeting cards, or fun projects like customized CDs/DVDs and coloring book pages.
There are so many uses for this printer during the Christmas holidays – and beyond.
- Christmas cards
- Party invitations
- Thank you cards
- Wrapping paper
- Family newsletters
- Coloring pages
- Or even simply providing on-the-fly prints of candid photos off your memory card for family and friends to take home
Epson has a few holiday entertaining tips for you to make the most of your Artisan 835.
Holiday Entertaining Tip #1: Keep it organized
Create calendar sheets and checklists printed on personalized notepaper to keep track of everything needed for the party, including deadlines – from sending out the invitations, to ordering catering to creating favors. Make sure to allow plenty of wiggle room in the deadlines for last minute changes – you never know when something unexpected will come up you haven’t planned for!
Holiday Entertaining Tip #2: Make it Personal
Personalizing a party can go a long way and it doesn’t have to cost a fortune or take tons of time. Printing place cards for formal dinners or creating gift labels with photos or fun sayings is a snap using the Artisan 835. Or, consider wrapping favors with printed paper designed with photos of your guests.
Holiday Entertaining Tip #3: Have a Plan B and C
Create coloring books using photos with the Artisan 835 to offer a one-of-a-kind activity for all the kids at the party. Or, if the little ones are taken care of, and the adults are getting restless, host a wine tasting and keep the wine varieties under wraps with personalized wine bag covers. And lastly, don’t fret if an extra guest shows up, as the Artisan 835 enables you to quickly print another place card or gift tag without even turning the computer on.
I currently use the Epson Artisan 810 printer which is the precursor to the 835, so my opinions below are based upon my extended use with the 810 (they look and function very much the same).
The touch screen on this printer is amazing. It makes it so easy to do what you want to do – print, scan, copy – whatever! With the press of a button you can scan something, select which computer on the network it will go to, and it will save it to that computer, right from the printer. Also with the Epson Artisan 835 there is a tray for regular paper and a tray for photo paper so you don’t have to keep switching paper between uses – or end up printing something on photo paper that wasn’t intended for it and wasting it.
The Epson Artisan 835 accepts the following memory cards right into the printer – so you don’t need to upload your photos to your computer in order to print them: SD, MultiMedia Card, Memory Stick, xD-picture Card and Compact Flash. It makes it super easy to print photos quickly and easily whenever you need them.
The photo print quality on the Epson Artisan 835 is professional quality – bright, crisp and vibrant photos.
One of the coolest features of the Epson Artisan 835 All-in-One Printer is the ability to make coloring pages out of photos! How fun would it be to create coloring pages for the kids to color from your holiday photos? Watch the video below to see how it is done.
Epson has a bunch of creative ideas, projects and templates and ways for you to use the Artisan 835 to its fullest in their Creative Zone.
Finally, I wanted to tell you about a few of the other features that make this a stand-out printer:
- You can charge portable devices by USB.
- All the ink cartridges are individual, meaning you don’t waste ink if one color runs out and another doesn’t.
- 30 page document feeder plus a flatbed scanner.
- Built in wireless or wired networking.
- Print from your wireless phone.
You can purchase an Epson Artisan 835 All-in-One Printer from the Epson Store for $224.49 or Amazon.com for $199.99.
For more information, check out the Epson Multimedia page: Epson Artisan 835.