Do you ever just look at a photograph and smile because it reminds you of a special moment?
I know that I do and that’s why I like to print out my favourite photos and surround myself with them – I have some on my bedroom wall and on our bedside cabinets, some on the unit on the upstairs landing, some on the kitchen shelves and some on my sideboard in the living room.
I change the photos in the frames regularly as I take so many photos that I have new favourites on a weekly basis but with our living room makeover last weekend, I decided to buy some new shabby chic style frames and print some of my more recent favourites out to go in them.
I looked everywhere for some frames but I just couldn’t find what I wanted although that’s probably because I couldn’t put my finger on exactly what I wanted – I just knew that I’d know it when I saw them! I was even willing to pay a little bit more for them because they were going to be a focal point in my living room but even with a reasonable budget, there was nothing.
Anyway, after trailing around town looking in all the shops you’d look in for photo frames, I remembered seeing some frames in the pound shop a few months ago so I popped in there as a last resort. They had EXACTLY what I wanted and in three different sizes which was just what I needed and I ended up buying five frames and a pack of photo paper for the bargain price of £6.oo which was way under what I was expecting to pay!
I got them home and spent a good hour choosing the photos that I wanted to use and then set about printing them on my new Epson ET-2500 printer that we’ve been reviewing for the last few weeks. The photos are excellent quality and couldn’t have been better if I’d have paid to have them printed professionally and I’m over the moon with my bargain photo display!
The printer itself is quite unusual as it doesn’t use traditional ink cartridges. Instead, you’re supplied with four bottles of ink which you use to fill the corresponding ink compartments. Amazingly, these little bottles of ink will do up to 4000 pages of black and white printing and a huge 6500 pages of colour and the best part is that they’re not even expensive to replace – I’ve just had a look and they’re all around £7 each which I think is amazing value for money.
The Epson ET-25oo was reasonably easy to set up although it did take around 40 minutes from unpacking it to actually being able to print something which was around 39 minutes too long for me as I was itching to get my new photo display done. It wasn’t that it was particularly complicated but it just takes a little time to get it set up and ready to go the first time you want to use it.
The printer is so much more than a printer though – it scans and photocopies too and it connects to your home wifi network so you can print without any wires. There’s even an app so you can wirelessly print from your phone!
I’m really impressed with the quality of the Epson ET-2500 and it suits our families needs really well – we need a printer that’s wireless, simple enough for us all to use, able to print high quality photos and not to cost the earth when we need to replace the ink. This ticks all boxes for us and it’s even on offer on Amazon at the moment at £189.99 (affiliate link).
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