When I was still in college, a computer and a printer is a must. I can’t get my school projects done without a reliable printer by my side. At that time, I was using an HP Deskjet Printer, a slim one that does its job, which is to print. When I graduated college and started working, I upgraded my old desktop computer to a laptop and never really cared on getting a new printer until now. I figured I don’t have any use for it yet since Gwen is still a toddler, if I have important documents needed to be printed, I use our office’s black&white printer.
So when HP Philippines and EON offered me a spanking new printer, of course, I welcomed it with open arms! They sent me this top-of-the-line HP Deskjet Ink Advantage 5525 e-All-in-One Printer…
Unboxing it yields the very classy black-colored printer, inks, installation CD, manual, free photo papers, power cable and a USB cable (which you may not need since the printer can be wifi-enabled).
When it comes to gadgets, it’s Jeff who is in charge coz I dislike reading manuals, hehe. But since I got too excited for this printer, I tried assembling it by myself. It only comes with two cables, I couldn’t go wrong with a USB and a power cable. After plugging it and turning it on, the LCD screen played a video on how to install the ink cartridges, I was like, “a printer with an LCD screen, wow!”.
With the help of that video, I was able to load them all four. Easy-peasy!
After the software installation, I immediately headed to HP Philippines Facebook page and looked for some activities I can print to test-drive the printer. At the Arts & Crafts section of HP Ink Advantage A+ tab, I picked the perfect one for Gwen, Fruit Flash Cards. If you have toddlers, this is great for your kids too!
A few seconds of downloading the PDF file, I printed it coz I got excited with the outcome, full-colored 3 pages!
I only used an ordinary bond paper for this yet the colors are still vibrant. I was worried that the colors might bleed but because I used an original HP Ink Advantage cartridges, I’m assured that it will produce high-quality prints every time. Right after cutting, I had the print-outs laminated first. Voila! I have my own customized Flash Cards for Gwen.
I was wrong when I thought that I don’t need a printer yet, moms like me who has a toddler can make use of a printer to create educational and fun activities for their kids. Everybody needs a printer!