As much as I love the convenience of whipping out my mobile device to relive a moment, it’s nothing like having the hard copy to memorialize that special time. There are services available to print digital photos, but nothing quite as fun as using the HP DeskJet 3700 printer.
The Boy and I spent part of the evening testing our new gadget, choosing photos from Instagram, Facebook, and our camera rolls. Using the HP Social Media Snapshot App and sticky backed photo sheets, The Boy and I went through half the sheets printing out pictures of Pokemon we captured. My niece came by and immediately used the PicCollage App to print things she plans to use to decorate her room in her new home.
The HP DeskJet is not just useful for printing funny pictures, it’s also useful for scanning documents. Since school is a few weeks away, paperwork for billing, permission to participate in sports, copies of whatever the school is asking for can be scanned with the printer and either downloaded to email. I can also set it up so that an important document is waiting on the printer when I get home at the end of the day. This will definitely come in handy since the school year has a schedule that is crazy busy.
In addition to school, I also plan to use the printer to help with crafts for The Mister’s Cub Pack. The boys can make gifts for their Akelas or follow this crafts I did in LA to decorate the scout room with the Cub Scout motto.
- Set up your printer by following the prompts found in the instructions included in your printer box. Visit 123.hp.com/setup in your browser to connect your printer to your wireless network and complete setup. This process will walk you through registering your printer and setting up your wireless connection.
- You will be presented with the opportunity to register for HP Instant Ink, the hassle-free, worry-free, cost saving ink replacement service. This printer comes with a 3 months free offer for HP Instant Ink. Additionally, HP Instant Ink is currently running another 3 months free promotion with codeSCHOOL3. By signing up now, you could potentially receive 6 months free! There is no annual fee, and you can change or cancel your plan online at any time. This service allows you to save 50% on ink and is based on printed pages, not the amount of ink used! Plus, you’ll never have to go buy ink or run out of ink again, since your printer orders and ships you ink, before you run out. Plans start at just $2.99/month and include ink, shipping and cartridge recycling. You will need to create an HP Connected account and enter credit card information in order to take advantage of this great offer!
HP PHOTO PAPER
If you’re like me, you will be printing up a storm. Purchase the HP Card & Invitation Kit for only $9.99, which comes with 25 sheets of 5×7HP Advanced Photo Paper and 25 5×7 envelopes! That comes out to less than $0.40 for a personalized party invitation, birthday or thank you card! HP Social Media Snapshot sticky-backed photo paper is also only $9.99 for 25 sheets.
MORE PRINT APPS
PicCollage isn’t the only app you can use to print out moments. Create and print your own Star Wars selfies, coloring pages, origami art, or you could even set up your own at home photo booth using some of these awesome apps. Check them all out here!
I can tell already that this printer will get quite the workout in my house!