Some of you might recall the (now defunct) television show “Revolution,” whose premise was that a single event caused all electric power to go out; battery, wired, even combustible engines. (Yet, somehow, non-electric sources of energy like fire and the sun were immune…there were some issues, but I digress.) During a particular episode a character laments that, because all the photos of her lost children were on her phone and computer (now inoperable), she could no longer remember their faces.
It occurs to me that, since I have abandoned scrapbooking, I find myself in a similar situation. When the ninja-zombie apocalypse comes, I will have no means (other than my electronics) to access the thousands of photos of my family, and risk losing my precious memories to the ages.
After attending a MyPrintly event in New York City this past weekend I learned that, while I can’t stop the ninja-zombie apocalypse, I can prepare for it!
Two options, specifically, from HP will help us bring our photos from the digital to the tangible with extraordinary ease.
Problem 1: You’re ready to work on the scrapbook or print a photo and your printer is out of ink. It’s 2am and you’re not sure how well your bunny slippers will be received at the store…if they are even open.
Problem solved: If you have one of the eligible HP printers below, you can enroll in “Instant Ink.” With this subscription, just enroll in a plan based on the number of pages you usually print per month (doesn’t matter if it’s text, photos, high or low quality) & connect your printer to the internet. HP will send you special extra large Instant Ink cartridges. Then your printer will let HP know when it’s running low on ink so additional cartridges can be sent automatically before you find yourself in an awkward bunny slipper predicament. There’s no annual fee and you can cancel the subscription online at anytime.
For more information visit https://instantink.hpconnected.com/us/en/?jumpid=in_r11549_us_en_myprintly_ii2_hpinstantink_040115
Problem 2: Some of your favorite photos are on your mobile device. To get them printed, you’re going to need to email (or file share) them to your desktop/laptop, retrieve that file from there & open them before you can begin to print. In the process of juggling technology, the dog has eaten your child’s favorite shoe, resulting in the meltdown of the year…”what was I doing again?”
Problem solved: With HP Mobile Printing, you can print directly from your smartphone or tablet to one of the supported HP printers. Even if you can’t connect to a wireless network, many HP printers allow users to establish a connection with the printer directly. On the go? You can print from your mobile device to a number of HP Public Print locations, like the UPS store or Walmart. Take that distracting tantrum!
For more information visit http://www8.hp.com/us/en/ads/mobility/overview.html
Just for fun: With the HP (Social Media) Snapshots app, you can print (using a mobile device) your favorites from social media sites like Instagram, Facebook or Flickr as well as your camera roll. Before printing, you can choose a template and add text to give it a special touch! To go with the app, HP sells 4×5” sticky-backed photo sheets to use when printing your favorite social media snapshots.
For more information about this fun app, visit http://myprintly.com/hp-social-media-snapshots/
So, as you can see, HP makes taking your favorite memories from code to craft super easy! And, as a bonus, when the zombies and ninjas attack I won’t run the risk of forgetting the memory of my precious family’s faces…even that angry one.
Eligible HP printers:
HP ENVY 4500 Series
HP ENVY 5530 Series
HP ENVY 5640 Series
HP ENVY 5660 Series
HP ENVY 7640 Series
HP Officejet 4630 Series
HP Officejet 5740 Series
HP Officejet 6810 Series
HP Officejet 6820 Series
HP Officejet 8040 Series
HP Officejet Pro 6830 Series
HP Officejet Pro 8610 Series
HP Officejet Pro 8620 Series
HP Officejet Pro 8630 Series
I received the Social Media Snapshots photo sheets mentioned above for free. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for readers. Since attending the event, I’ve even purchased my own HP printer to use the services above. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”