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4 cool things you didn't know you could do with your printer


Published: 11/30/2015

by Amanda

4. Produce stunning photos. No longer do you need to hire a photographer to create stunning family photos. Printers can create borderless, lab-quality photos with ease. You can even do edits and touchups from the printers' touch screen.

Most of us know our printers for simply printing off documents, like schedules for the family or maybe a funny photo from the internet. But if that's all you're using this device for, you're missing out. Whether you're looking for fun activities to do with the kids, ways to save money on ink or greater connectivity between your devices, here are four great ways you can start using your printer to its full potential.

1. Connect to your smartphone or tablet. Who says you need to be sitting down at your desktop computer to print off your kids' hockey schedule? The answer is: you don't. If you're on the go, or just don't feel like getting up from the couch, you can print from your smartphone, tablet or laptop directly to your printer.

2. Save on ink. HP Instant Ink replenishment service orders and delivers ink directly to your door when your printer is running low so you never run out when you need it most. You can choose a monthly plan that suits your needs without breaking the bank, starting as low as $3.99 per month for up to 50 colour or black-and-white pages. Users of the service never have to run out to the store to buy more ink and save 50 per cent on the cost.

3. Make crafts. Instead of spending money at the movies on a Friday night, try creating learning projects with kids at home. Many smart printers such as the HP Envy 5540 All-in-One, have built-in printing apps that can offer hours of activity with colouring pages, craft ideas and puzzle games.

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